Studying Canadian Universities: The Case of International Students from Asia

Friday, 19 January 2024 | 13:30 EST | Virtually via Zoom

How can we study important aspects of Canadian academia among a rapidly evolving landscape? Join us for a conversation on how to best examine the institutional priorities, praxis and consequences of decisions made by Canadian universities and of the groups involved. Speakers will share insights on their work on the Canadian post-secondary sector as it pertains to their support to international students from Asia.


  • Min-Jung Kwak (Saint Mary’s University)
  • Yifan Liu (University for Toronto)
  • Yazhi Luo (Univerity of Manitoba)
  • Roberta De Oliveira Soares (Université Montréal)
  • Guanglong Pang (Michigan State University)
  • Ajay Parasram (Dalhousie University)
  • Lori Wilkinson (University of Manitoba)

Moderator: Ann H. Kim (York University)

Discussant: Shirin Shahrokni (York University)

Register for this event at this link.

This event is presented by the York Centre for Asian Research, the Robarts Centre for Canadian Studies and the Centre for Feminist Research at York University.

The speakers in this event are members of the Racialization of Asian International Students (RAIS) project, which is funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. The project’s edited collection, International Students from Asia in Canadian Universities: Institutional Challenges at the Intersection of Internationalization, Racialization and Inclusion (Routledge 2023), is available open access at this link.