Centre for Asia-Pacific Initiatives

The Rise of Princelings in China

Career Advantages and Collective Elite Reproduction - Dec 10th

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January 10th

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CAPI is activating a community of young legal scholars

concerned with governance and justice strategies in South and Southeast Asia

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Internship info session January 23rd

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30 years of bridging the Pacific

The Centre for Asia-Pacific Initiatives is located at the University of Victoria in British Columbia, Canada. Our team conducts research on policy issues and builds relationships with universities and civil society organizations in the region. We hold international conferences and events and act as a resource facility for the university and the wider community on this important and diverse part of the world. Read more.


Featured video

A video montage of some of our student interns and partners across the Asia-Pacific and Africa in celebration of our 30th anniversary (thanks to Eli Meadow Ramraj for the editing).
2018 CAPI intern Emily Clare (4th year UVic Child & Youth Care) spent four months with Ukulapha Community Outreach Project in South Africa - this is her "capstone" project
Dennis Gupa is a PhD student with UVic's Applied Theatre Department. Here he reports on his work in his native Philippines, which has been partially supported through a CAPI Student Research Fellowship.
"An Evening of Japanese Animals, Angels, Gods and Puppets" from our recent "Nonhuman in Japanese Culture" conference at UVic featuring Larry Kominz + students from Portland State U and Colleen Lanki of TomoeArts Vancouver.

CAPI photo gallery