April 14, 2020

The Department of Asian Studies and the UBC Himalaya Program are now offering summer courses in Nepali (NEPL 390) and Tibetan (TIBT 390) language online from May 11 - 22.  Please note both upper 300-level courses have no prerequisites. We are committed to offering a community-engaged experience and immersive language learning in the relevant cultural context, and are working hard with language instructors and community partners to ensure the online experience will be just as high quality as in-person instruction.
  SPPGA Professor Paul Evans was featured in Maclean's"China Kidnapped Two Canadians. What Will It Take to Free Them?". M arch 20, 2020.
  CISAR Postdoctoral Fellow Elvin Ong was quoted in South China Morning Post"Coronavirus and Singapore Elections: The Best of times, or the Worst of Times?". M arch 21, 2020.
  SPPGA Visiting Professor Wenran Jiang appeared in The Globe and Mail"Experts Lend Credence to Concerns That China Played down Covid-19 Impacts" April 3, 2020.
  SPPGA Faculty Associate Yves Tiberghien was featured in the East Asia Forum"Struggling to Marshal Collective Action Against Covid-19" April 4, 2020.

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