The Asian Institute at the Munk School of Global Affairs Presents: The Richard Charles Lee Insights through Asia Challenge: Big Ideas, Big Prizes, Big Student Opportunities

Student Competition Invites Transformative Ideas

November 29, 2016

The Richard Charles Lee Insights through Asia Challenge asks students to develop research projects aimed at making a difference in Asia.

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Asia Sitings/Citing Asias: November 4, 2016. Black and white image of the silhouettes of 3 people overlooking the Hong Kong skyline at night.

Examining the Origins and Futures of Asian Studies

October 24, 2016

What is Asian Studies today, and where is it going? Join us for an open dialogue among AI faculty members.

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Professor Rachel Silvey. Photo by Nicolett Jakab

Asian Institute Welcomes Rachel Silvey as Interim Richard Charles Lee Director

September 30, 2016

Professor Silvey brings an impressive research background in gender, migration, and Southeast Asia to her leadership role at the AI.

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Lynette Ong


September 30, 2016

Canadians are largely uninformed about China, but youth engagement could help improve our cultural literacy.

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students pitch their Big Ideas for the Asian Institute's Richard Charles Lee Big Ideas Competition

U of T Students Tackle Real World Problems in Asia

April 12, 2016

At the Final Pitch on April 11, five student teams received funding for their projects in the Richard Charles Lee Big Ideas Competition.

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motorcyclists in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.


April 6, 2016

Read the Faculty of Arts and Science’s feature on our CAS students’ ICM to Vietnam.

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Members of Synergy (left) and CASSU (right) hold their award plaques at the UTSU Unity Ball.

CAS Student Groups Recognized with UTSU Awards

March 24, 2016

The Contemporary Asian Studies Student Union (CASSU) and Synergy: The Journal of Contemporary Asian Studies were both honoured with awards at the University of Toronto Student Union’s annual Unity Ball.

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Susan Cui, photo by Su Ping Chong

Susan Cui Presents at Under-graduate Research Forum

March 23, 2016

On Thursday, March 3, 2016, Susan Cui, a 4th year student in the Contemporary Asian Studies program, presented her research findings from a recent trip to Vietnam at the Faculty of Arts and Science’s Undergraduate Research Forum. The trip was an International Course...

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Students arrive in Da Nang, Vietnam. Here, they are standing at the entrance of “Hoi An Covered Bridge”. Photo: Timothy Tse.

Asian Institute and Munk Students Make the Most of Reading Week

March 4, 2016

Nearly 40 students from the Asian Institute and Munk School used the week off from classes to travel around the world and delve further into their studies.

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Moving Forward

Moving Forward: Issues in Canada-China Relations

January 29, 2016

The Asian Institute has partnered with CORN to publish policy recommendations by fifteen academics from eight Canadian universities on how to move forward Canada’s relations with China. The book will be launched at a public seminar on February 4, 2016.

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