George Leslie Mackay (1844–1901) began Canada's engagement with Asia when he founded the Canada Presbyterian mission in north Formosa in March 1872. Mackay’s missionary career and contributions to Taiwan have long been celebrated. After 150 years, organizers of this symposium want to widen the focus to explore the history of Canadian engagement with Asia that Mackay started.
This event is organized by the Canadian Mackay Committee with support from the Centre for Asian-Canadian Theology and Ministry at Knox College, the University of Toronto, and the York Centre for Asian Research at York University.
Our Senior Program Manager, Engaging Asia, Scott Harrison, and Junior Research Scholar, Quinton Huang will be speaking at the roundtable on Alberta and British Columbia in the Canada-Japan Relationship on Friday, June 24, 2022.