Jean Michel Montsion
Jean Michel Montsion is Associate Professor of Multidisciplinary Studies at York University. He is also affiliated with the graduate program in Geography at York and the York Centre for Asian Research. Montsion received the President's Teaching Award at his university in 2015, and is also actively engaged in ongoing discussions and initiatives about e-learning and new pedagogical tools to enhance university teaching and learning.
Montsion specializes in ethnic relations and community politics in Singapore and Vancouver. His recent work has documented the realities of non-state actors in their connections to Asia, including indigenous nations, universities and international students. Montsion’s research has been published in various academic outlets, including Asian Ethnicity, Ethnic and Racial Studies, Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, Geoforum, Singapore Journal of Tropical Geography and The Hague Journal of Diplomacy. Before his academic career, Montsion has notably worked for the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada, the Pearson Peacekeeping Centre, and the Treasury Board of Canada.