Global Careers Through Asia Conference

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Friday, January 26th, 2018

Friday, January 26, 20189:00AM - 4:00PMThe Vivian and David Campbell Conference Facility, 1 Devonshire Place (Devonshire Pl. & Hoskin Ave.)
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Are you interested in working in Asia? Wondering how to best prepare for a global career after your undergraduate degree? With the support of the Asian Institute at the Munk School of Global Affairs, the Contemporary Asian Studies Student Union (CASSU) is proud to present its annual Global Careers Through Asia conference.

We will be hosting an exciting list of speakers, including professionals and academics. Our speakers span numerous sectors and fields, including government, business, film, journalism, and more.


9:00AM-9:30AM Registration and Coffee
9:30AM-9:40AM Opening Remarks
9:40AM-12:00PM Industry Panel Speaker Sessions

1. Media: Journalism and Film
• Panelist #1: Betty Xie – Development Manager & International Programmer, Reel Asian Film Festival; Asian Institute Alumna
• Panelist #2: Aaron Wytze Wilson – Journalist; Masters of Global Affairs Candidate, University of Toronto
• Audience Q&A

2. Government and International Trade
• Panelist #1: Don Campbell – Former Deputy Minister and Ambassador to Japan and Korea
• Panelist #2: Julie Nguyen – Director, Canada-Vietnam Trade Council
• Panelist #3: Victor Hong Min Liu, Director, Taipei Economic & Cultural Office, Toronto
• Audience Q&A

11:00AM-11:10AM Health Break

3. Not-for-Profit and Public Awareness
• Panelist #1: Jordan Dupuis – Project Manager, Toronto Office Asia-Pacific Foundation of Canada
• Panelist #2: Marcia Iwasaki – Culture & Ed. Coordinator, Consulate General of Japan, Toronto
• Audience Q&A

12:00PM–1:30PM Networking Lunch

1:30PM-3:00PM Workshop on Academia and Applied Research
• Speaker #1: James Poborsa, PhD Candidate, Department of East Asian Studies, University of Toronto
• Speaker #2: Joseph McQuade, SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow Centre for South Asian Studies, Asian Institute, Munk School of Global Affairs
• Speaker #3: Scott McKnight, PhD candidate in Political Science (international relations and comparative politics)
• Speaker #4: Aaron Wytze Wilson – Journalist; Masters of Global Affairs Candidate, University of Toronto
• Speaker #5: Professor Yiching Wu, Director, Dr. David Chu Program in Contemporary Asian Studies; Associate Professor, Asian Institute and Department of East Asian Studies (TBC)

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