Asian Institute Welcomes Professor Rachel Silvey as Interim Richard Charles Lee Director

September 30, 2016

Professor Rachel Silvey has been appointed Interim Richard Charles Lee Director of the Asian Institute from October 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017.

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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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global careers through Asia

Watch the Video: Global Careers through Asia Conference

January 15, 2016

This conference aims to get U of T students thinking about how to plan for a global career in the twenty-first century, in a world that is no longer rooted in the west.

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Ritu Birla

AI Welcomes Ritu Birla as Richard Charles Lee Director

January 15, 2016

Professor Birla has been appointed first holder of the Richard Charles Lee Directorship of the Asian Institute, beginning January 1, 2016.

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