Centre for Asia-Pacific Initiatives

China's Mass Internment of the Uyghurs with Nury Turkel

Two talks: Jan 29th + 30th

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Amartya Sen and Law

A new volume co-edited by CAPI's Victor V. Ramraj and Supriya Routh

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Gender Dynamics, Feminist Activism & Social Transformation in China

A new CAPI-led China Policy Series volume from Routledge

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Over 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


Shannon Bowie


It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved Shannon on December 19th, 2019. Shannon shone a beacon of light on all who worked at or visited our Centre. As CAPI’s office administrator for a number of years, Shannon personified sociability, always offering a smile, a warm embrace and a follow up to the last conversation you had with her. A true testament to the love, warmth and humour that Shannon brought to life were her many, many friends that she had on campus and beyond. Our lives will be less complete without her.

Shannon's obituary

Featured video

Over the 2019-2020 winter break, CAPI had the unique opportunity to lead a contingent of forty UVic students on a cultural/scholarly visit to China sponsored by the Department of Education, Guangdong Province, in collaboration with the BC Ministry of Advanced Education. This video follows half of the UVic students, who were hosted by the South China University of Technology (SCUT). The other 20 students participated in a program with Jinan University, Guangzhou. Thanks to SCUT for the video and to our gracious hosts in China for providing the students with such a rich learning experience during their whirlwind tour.
A video montage of some of our student interns and partners across the Asia-Pacific and Africa in celebration of our 30th anniversary (2018).
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.