Centre for Asia-Pacific Initiatives


Congratulations to INTD PhD Candidate Esther Suwannanon, the recipient of CAPI's 2024 Student Research Fellowship.

Dr. Han Le

New Visiting Researcher

Dr. Le's current research interests concern feminist political economy and digital inclusion, with a recent project exploring the impact of fertility disagreement on the behaviour of couples.

CAPI talks and events

CAPI talks and events

What do we do?

Established in 1988, the Centre for Asia-Pacific Initiatives (CAPI) is located at the University of Victoria in British Columbia, Canada. CAPI is a research centre focused on research, education and community engagement in the Asia-Pacific. We facilitate international conferences, events, and research projects for faculty and area experts as well as experiential learning opportunities for students. Since its inception in 1988, CAPI acts as a vital link between UVic and the Asia–Pacific region, providing opportunities and initiatives that bring scholars and others together.  Read more

Elly Thompson SDGSSDG wall in Kuala Lumpur. Photo credit: 2022 CAPI Intern Elly Thompson 

Recent major works


Supervising a Peace that Never Was: Recollections of Canadian Personnel in Indochina, 1954-1973 (2023). Edited by CAPI Associate Director Helen Lansdowne, CAPI Associate Nick Etheridge and CAPI Senior Research Fellow Phil Calvert

book cover - Smart Cities in Asia

Smart Cities in Asia: Regulations, Problems, and Development (2022). Edited by CAPI Post-Doc Scholar Thanh Phan and Senior Research Fellow Daniela Damian [open access]

Landscapes of Injustice book cover

Landscapes of Injustice: A New Perspective on the Internment and Dispossession of Japanese Canadians (2020), the culminating volume of the Landscapes of Injustice Project, edited by Project Director and CAPI Senior Fellow Jordan Stanger-Ross