The Contemporary Asian Studies Student Union is the undergraduate course union for the Dr. David Chu Program in Contemporary Asian Studies at the University of Toronto. CASSU was founded in 2010 and strives to strengthen students’ understanding towards contemporary Asia from a global perspective in a non-classroom setting. Through organizing social, cultural, academic and professional events related to Asia, the group sets to enhance students’ interests for the region.
CASSU represents all undergraduate students affiliated or registered with the Contemporary Asian Studies program. By organizing academic and social events, CASSU’s mandate is to create interest among undergraduate students and those within the Contemporary Asian Studies major and minor programs towards the region of contemporary Asia. CASSU will generate intellectual conversations as well as offer information about the Contemporary Asian Studies program, awards available within Asian Institute, study abroad in Asia, and Asia related career opportunities to its student audience.