April 27, 2020
The IAR Newsletter will be on hiatus until the fall semester. 
We hope for everyone's good health and safety during this period. 
 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.
► SPPGA Visiting Professor Wenran Jiang was interviewed in The Globe and Mail,
  "Former Liberal Justice Minister Urges Sanctions Against Chinese Officials Who Covered up Early Covid-19 Outbreak" April 14, 2020.
  SPPGA Faculty Associate Yves Tiberghien appeared in Business in Vancouver"Trump's Decision to Pull WHO Funding a Call for Canadians to Get Involved: Observers" April 15, 2020.
  SPPGA Faculty Associate Yves Tiberghien was featured in Business in Vancouver"Wuhan Reopening Provides Vancouver With a View of What Post-Covid Life May Look Like" April 17, 2020.
  SPPGA Professor Paul Evans and Faculty Associate Yves Tiberghien were featured in the National Post, Ottawa Citizen, Windsor Star, Star Phoenix, Calgary Herald, Edmonton Journal, Vancouver Sun, The Province, and MSN, "Chinese Officials Angry with Jason Kenney for Supporting Pro-democracy Friend Arrested in Hong Kong". April  22, 2020.
►  SPPGA Associate Professor Sara Shneiderman and Professor Philippe Le Billon address Nepal's cascading upheavals in The Conversation , "Learning from Disasters: Nepal Copes with Coronavirus Pandemic 5 Years after Earthquake". April  23, 2020.

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