► UBC Candidate Accepted as Yenching Scholar
Congratulations to Johnsen Romero. A recent graduate from Political Science and involved with the IAR's Emerging Issues in Canada-China Relations project, he has been accepted into the 2020 cohort of Yenching Scholars at Peking University commencing in September.
The Yenching Academy was established in 2014 with the goal of pushing academic study of China beyond the boundaries of traditionally defined Humanities and Social Sciences disciplines through a specially designed, English-taught Master's program.
Scholars for this highly competitive program hail from 39 countries and regions; 93 international students will come together with 26 Chinese students. Through coursework, independent research, and field studies, they will examine China's past, present and future, with particular emphasis on China's development and role in the world.