Student Blog


Afterlives of the Korean War Symposium: Explorations of a Forgotten War

November 13, 2014

Third-year student Fatin Tawfig attended every part of the Centre for the Study of Korea’s recent symposium: read about her experience here.

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Born in Canada and feeling Chinese

August 29, 2014

I speak Dim Sum: chao shao bao.  My Chinese vocabulary is limited to two things: food and ping yin (the Latin of Chinese language).  But my physical appearance states otherwise: dark hair, brown Asian eyes and a modest 5’2” frame....

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2013–14 ICM Series Part 2: Fundraising

March 24, 2014

Hi, I’m Hormuz Dadabhoy, a fourth-year student studying Contemporary Asian Studies and Environmental Studies. You may have read my classmate Melissa Pallarca’s blog post on writing the proposal for CAS400Y’s ICM to the Chinese/ North Korean border and Seoul set...

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2013–14 ICM Series Part 1: Putting Together a Proposal

February 26, 2014

Hi there! My name is Melissa Pallarca, and I am a fourth year student at U of T, specializing in Political Science with a minor in Asia-Pacific Studies. I worked with my classmates Hormuz Dadabhoy and David Wang to put...

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Night Markets: The Cultural Melting Pot

August 29, 2013

Author and professor Shelly Rigger wrote “America is boring at night” in her book titled “Why Taiwan Matters: Small Island, Global Powerhouse.” Why? Well, for one thing, night markets never flourished in America. Those who have had the fortune of...

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Falling in Love with Mumbai

August 29, 2013

Mumbai is a city of paradoxes, of dreams – a city that envelops a visitor completely, entering into one’s bones and into one’s mind. As someone who visits Mumbai frequently, I can say with confidence that India’s business capital has...

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Alana Livesey

Building Safe and Inclusive Cities for Adolescent Girls

August 29, 2013

In December 2012, a young woman was gang raped and brutally assaulted on a public bus in Delhi, India. She later died of her injuries. Thousands of people, including men, have since taken to the streets to protest such violence...

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A Healthy Perspective

August 29, 2013

As part of the Social Innovation Research Group (SIRG) I had the exceptional opportunity to join Professor Joseph Wong on a field visit as part of his research. We met with government officials, frontline workers, and patients to uncover why...

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Inclusive and Green Growth in Asia: A Talk with Rajat M. Nag

August 26, 2013

On November 28, 2012, students and faculty gathered at the Asian Institute at the Munk School of Global Affairs to meet with Rajat M. Nag, the Managing Director General of the Asian Development Bank (ADB).  The ADB, which was founded...

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From the Office to the Frontlines

August 26, 2013

Researchers doing fieldwork on a short-term basis beware; it can be immensely challenging to gain an accurate picture of healthcare challenges in marginalized communities. My colleague and I were fortunate enough to accompany our professor, Dr. Joseph Wong to do...

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