Graduate Diploma in Asian Studies | Information Session @ Room 834, Eighth Floor, Kaneff Tower
Sep 21 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Graduate Diploma in Asian Studies | Information Session @ Room 834, Eighth Floor, Kaneff Tower | Toronto | Ontario | Canada

Please join us to learn more about the Diploma programme and how it can enhance your graduate studies.

The GDAS is an interdisciplinary programme that provides the necessary foundation to conduct research in Asia and Asian Diaspora. The Programme is designed around a broadly defined conception of Asian studies to include research on thematic issues related to both geographic Asia and the Asian Diaspora. The recognized diploma offers students promising career opportunities related to Asia in fields including education, development, business and the arts.

For more information: or visit the GDAS page

The York Centre for Asian Research’s (YCAR) annual Welcome Back event will follow the information session at 2:30pm in the Common Area , Eighth Floor, Kaneff Tower.

We hope you can join us.

Welcome Back | 2016 Meet and Greet @ Common Area, Eighth Floor, Kaneff Tower
Sep 21 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Welcome Back | 2016 Meet and Greet @ Common Area, Eighth Floor, Kaneff Tower | Toronto | Ontario | Canada

YCAR warmly invites all York students and faculty interested in Asia/Asian diaspora to meet with members of our research community and learn more about what is happening at YCAR in the year ahead.

For more information:


Book Launch | How Canadian Universities Contributed to China’s Transformation: An Untold Story @ OISE/U of T Library
Sep 23 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

In Canadian Universities in China’s Transformation, leading scholars from Canadian and Chinese universities elaborate on the historical experience of collaboration in areas as different as environmental sciences, marine science, engineering, management, law, agriculture, medicine, education, minority cultures and women’s studies. Contributors use theoretical frames to facilitate a striking dialogue between Canadian and Chinese perspectives as common questions are addressed. They provide key insights into factors that ensured the long-term success of some partnerships, as well as barriers that hindered others, and vivid lessons for current collaboration.

Presenting the story of universities working together shortly after the devastating Cultural Revolution, Canadian Universities in China’s Transformation is a unique account of partnerships in knowledge production and application and their resulting impacts.

Panel Presentation:
Ruth Hayhoe, Professor, Higher and Adult Education, OISE, University of Toronto
Jing Chen, Professor and Canada Research Chair, Department of Geography and Planning, University of Toronto
Pingchun Hsiung, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Toronto
Qiang Zha, Associate Professor, Faculty of Education,York University
Guy Lefebre, Vice-Rector, International Relations and à la Francophone, Université de Montréal

Chair and Discussant:
M. Bernie Frolic, Professor Emeritus, Political Science, York University

This event is presented by the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) and the Asian Institute at the University of Toronto, and the York Centre for Asian Research

Gender Issues in India Symposium
Oct 5 – Oct 6 all-day

Call for Papers:

The two-day symposium on 5-6 October 2016 will showcase Canadian research on gender issues in India and bring together researchers across disciplines with diverse methodologies, to learn about ongoing research (and gaps) on gender issues in India, to network, collaborate and publish. This will also be a forum to interact with community based organizations (CBOs), NGOs, donors, policy makers and media. We use a broad understanding of gender to mean women, men, the relation between and/or among groups of women and men, sexualities, and how these interact with various societal processes. Potential topics may include, but are not limited to:

  • Gender and the text
  • Gender and health
  • Gender and social justice
  • Gender and media/popular culture
  • Gender and generations (childhood, youth, old age)
  • Gender and innovation
  • Gender and climate change
  • Gender inequality
  • Women and work
  • Gender-based violence
  • Masculinities, Femininities and Queer subjects
  • Gender and identity
  • Gender and space
  • Gender and governance

Day one will be a community engagement event with a keynote speaker and panel discussion at York University. Day two will involve academic exchanges facilitated in a series of presentations and roundtable discussions at the University of Guelph.

Scholars in Canadian universities whose research is devoted to any aspect of gender in India are invited to submit a 250 word abstract, along with a current two page CV byWednesday, 15 June 2016 to: Authors of accepted abstracts will be contacted in early July.

Graduate students are particularly encouraged to apply. We are trying to secure funding for the event in order to offer a small travel subsidy to participants, especially graduate students.

Organizing Committee: Sharada Srinivasan (University of Guelph), Kabita Chakraborty (York University), Josie Wittmer (University of Guelph) and Harshita Yalamarty (York University)

This symposium is organized by the Canada Research Chair in Gender, Justice and Development at the University of Guelph, and the York Centre for Asian Research at York University.

PDF version of this CFP is available here.