The Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada Welcomes New Program Manager Dr. Iris Jin

VANCOUVER, BC – September 29, 2015 – The Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada welcomes Dr. Iris Jin to the Foundation as APF Canada’s new Program Manager (Trade, Investment, Innovation and Canada-China Relations).

Dr. Jin joins the Foundation from the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences (SASS), where she received her PhD in Economics in 2006 and more recently held concurrent positions as Deputy Director, Office of International Cooperation, and Associate Research Professor, Institute of Economics.

Jin has studied in France (École des hautes études en sciences socials) and the U.S. (Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University), and was a visiting scholar at APF Canada in early 2014. The author of numerous academic publications and policy reports, Jin brings a wealth of experience to the Foundation, including a deep knowledge of Chinese economics, world history and global politics.

“We looked long and hard to find the right fit for this position, and I believe we have found that fit in Dr. Iris Jin,” said APF Canada President and CEO, Stewart Beck. “Iris comes to us from one of the top think tanks in China, and has the research acumen and project management skills to help us better engage with Eastern Asia and develop stronger ties across the region, particularly with China.” 

Added Vice-President, Research and Programs, Eva Busza: “We are very fortunate to have Iris join our team of program managers. She has a balanced background of social sciences research and international project management, along with vital knowledge and experience of contemporary China. She will be a valued asset to our organization.”

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About the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada:

The Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada (APF Canada) is a not-for-profit organization focused on Canada's relations with Asia. Our mission is to be Canada's catalyst for engagement with Asia and Asia’s bridge to Canada.

A leader in research and analysis on Canada-Asia relations for over 30 years, APF Canada partners with government, business leaders, academics, and opinion makers in Canada and across the Asia Pacific region to offer clear, specific, and actionable policy advice.

Established by an Act of Parliament in 1984, APF Canada's thematic priorities include: promoting trade, investment, and innovation; mobilizing energy assets; building skills and competencies; and, understanding Asia now.

Visit APF Canada at www.asiapacific.ca

For more information please contact:
Michael Roberts
Communications Manager
Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada
michael.roberts@asiapacific.ca
Office: 604-630-1527

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