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Dec 21

Academic, Student: Research Opportunity: Joint Undergraduate and Graduate Student Research with Re:Locations Journal

Research Opportunity: Joint Undergraduate and Graduate Student Research with Re:Locations Journal

If you are interested in filling one of the graduate student positions, please apply for our program using this form:

A research experience is available to both undergraduate and graduate students through a collaboration between Synergy: The Journal of Contemporary Asia Studies and Re:Locations: Journal of the Asia-Pacific World. Hosted by the Asian Institute at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, these undergraduate and graduate journals are offering students the opportunity to produce a research project for publication. Students will learn how to work collaboratively, gain a better understanding of research processes, and successfully complete the publication of their project to a high standard in a special edition of these academic journals. We are currently taking proposals for graduate co-authors and research mentors.

During the school year, each team develops a small research project that addresses Contemporary Asia or the Asia-Pacific World. We are looking to stimulate creative and analytical thinking and collaboration. The program is run from October 2018 to May 2019, with the opportunity to extend research into Fall 2019.
Listed below are the topics for research and publication (art, international relations, economics and translations). We encourage graduate students with a broad range of interests related to the contemporary Asia and Asia-Pacific to apply as graduate advisers.

If you are interested in filling one of the graduate student positions, please apply for our program using this form:

Any student enrolled at the University of Toronto is eligible to partake in this program. We are interested in working with a wide variety of students with a range of backgrounds and experiences, including members of equity seeking groups. For graduate students, this is a unique opportunity to provide research advice and mentorship, gain teaching experience, and produce a high-level project to be published.

Research Topics:
• Japan-Korea Relations through an International Relations lens
• China’s connectivity projects in Southeast Asia – a project that pays attention to “development” – the theme that runs through the whole BRI initiative and takes a transnational perspective.
• Examination of the impact of British colonialism and the legacy it left behind on women across the South Asian diaspora – emphasis on the use of photography and media in portraying women.
• Materialization of history and the politics of memories in the case of New Order period in Indonesia
• China’s new ‘Silk Road’ initiative (economic geopolitical relationship between China and Sri Lanka)
• The impact of China’s man-made islands on the country’s economy
• Article on the impact of photo journalism and documentary photography/the creation of a photo journal project.
• The translation of important scholarly work into English

Deadline: Ongoing


May 1

Student: Call for Blog Posts: Asian Institute Student and Alumni Blog

The Asian Institute is looking for student journalists who are interested in contributing short articles about Asia to our new blog. Current and former students of the University of Toronto are invited to submit short blog entries (about 250-500 words) that relate to contemporary South, East, or Southeast Asia, as well as Asian culture in Canada.

For example, you could write an article about any of the following topics:

  • A place you discovered on a trip to Asia and your thoughts about it.
  • A critique of an Asian film that was screening at a neighbourhood arts festival.
  • A popular Toronto Asian restaurant or a new food craze, like the Japanese izakayas or Korean pojang-machas that are popping up in the hip areas of the city.
  • An interesting concept or fact that you learnt about in a South Asian Studies or Contemporary Asian Studies course that blew your mind.
  • Your thoughts on an event or phenomenon taking place in Asia that you’ve been following but that hasn’t been getting much attention in international news.

But those are just ideas – we welcome any submissions that examine Asian topics in a thoughtful way. This is a great opportunity for students to engage with topics that interest them personally, and have their work published for others to enjoy.

Photos to accompany your article are highly encouraged. Please make sure to let us know if someone other than you took the photo, and include the photographer’s name in your submission, so that we can properly credit the artist.

If you’d like to a submit an article to be considered for publication on our student blog, please send an e-mail to with your name, program, year of study (or let us know if you are an alumnus), your entry, and any photos you’d like to include.

We look forward to reading your entries, and seeing Asia through your perspective.

Deadline: Ongoing


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