Events

Upcoming Events

The Foundation hosts events throughout the year to support research and dialogue. Guests speakers from a variety of industries and backgrounds join in brownbag events with staff and the public through roundtable events to share their expertise around a specific topic. External meetings and conferences take place across the country and range from small, invite-only meetings to large, public conferences.

  • January 22, 2020 Vancouver, BC

    The Free and Open Indo-Pacific: Charting a Common Approach

    When

    Wednesday January 22, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

    Thursday January 23, 2020 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. 

     

    Contact

     

    States across the globe are defining conceptions of, and strategies for engaging, the Free and Open Indo-Pacific (FOIP), an emerging geopolitical construct that extends from the Indian Ocean to the Pacific. Many of these states have different definitions of the geographic scope of the Indo-Pacific, not to mention different visions and interests for the region. Some, including Canada, have yet to define a stance.

    As the Indo-Pacific strategic environment continues to evolve in unpredictable ways, and despite these varying characterizations of FOIP, it is important for Canada and like-minded states across the region to develop multilateral standards and strategies in response to regional issues. To achieve greater regional co-ordination between such states, frank dialogue around specific opportunities for co-operation is essential.

    To this end, the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada, with the support of the Japanese Embassy in Ottawa and other public and private sector partners, will convene a conference in Vancouver on January 22/23 2020 to facilitate such a dialogue.

    The Free and Open Indo-Pacific: Charting a Common Approach conference will explore different states’ understanding of the FOIP concept as it applies to their domestic, foreign, and security policy-making processes. Speakers and participants will be invited from Canada and Japan, as well as from ASEAN member states, Australia, New Zealand, India, and the United States. Participants will provide an overview of their state’s respective understanding of the FOIP concept and outline state-directed activities undertaken in support of FOIP.

    In particular, participants will explore the three broad and interconnected themes of governance, economic interconnectivity, and security challenges, all with an eye on facilitating unity of action. Within these themes, there are a number of specific issue areas with strong opportunities for regional co-operation. These include, but are not limited to: international law, trade and investment, energy and food security, gender and indigenous relations, supply chain management, maritime security, and peace-support co-operation in the Indo-Pacific.

    The Free and Open Indo-Pacific: Charting a Common Approach conference will serve as a venue for informed scholarship and policy discussion – the first step in actualizing a common approach challenges for the Indo-Pacific.

    By Invitation Only

    Add to Calendar 01/22/2020 09:00 01/23/2020 12:00 America/Vancouver The Free and Open Indo-Pacific: Charting a Common Approach

    States across the globe are defining conceptions of, and strategies for engaging, the Free and Open Indo-Pacific (FOIP), an emerging geopolitical construct that extends from the Indian Ocean to the Pacific. Many of these states have different definitions of the geographic scope of the Indo-Pacific, not to mention different visions and interests for the region. Some, including Canada, have yet to define a stance.

    As the Indo-Pacific strategic environment continues to evolve in unpredictable ways, and despite these varying characterizations of FOIP, it is important for Canada and like-minded states across the region to develop multilateral standards and strategies in response to regional issues. To achieve greater regional co-ordination between such states, frank dialogue around specific opportunities for co-operation is essential.

    To this end, the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada, with the support of the Japanese Embassy in Ottawa and other public and private sector partners, will convene a conference in Vancouver on January 22/23 2020 to facilitate such a dialogue.

    The Free and Open Indo-Pacific: Charting a Common Approach conference will explore different states’ understanding of the FOIP concept as it applies to their domestic, foreign, and security policy-making processes. Speakers and participants will be invited from Canada and Japan, as well as from ASEAN member states, Australia, New Zealand, India, and the United States. Participants will provide an overview of their state’s respective understanding of the FOIP concept and outline state-directed activities undertaken in support of FOIP.

    In particular, participants will explore the three broad and interconnected themes of governance, economic interconnectivity, and security challenges, all with an eye on facilitating unity of action. Within these themes, there are a number of specific issue areas with strong opportunities for regional co-operation. These include, but are not limited to: international law, trade and investment, energy and food security, gender and indigenous relations, supply chain management, maritime security, and peace-support co-operation in the Indo-Pacific.

    The Free and Open Indo-Pacific: Charting a Common Approach conference will serve as a venue for informed scholarship and policy discussion – the first step in actualizing a common approach challenges for the Indo-Pacific.

    By Invitation Only

    When:

    Wednesday January 22, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

    Thursday January 23, 2020 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. 

     

    Contact:

     

    Vancouver, BC

     

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  • January 27, 2020 Vancouver, BC

    January 27: Film Screening: Family: An Asian Perspective

    Where

    Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada
    900-675 West Hastings Street
    Vancouver, BC V6B 1N2

    When

    January 27, 2020 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

    Contact

    The event will be free, but an RSVP is required. Click here to register.

    Join us on Monday, January 27th for a special film screening and discussion on family, identity, and Asian-Canadian heritage with touching works from local, rising film directors. Through the lens of three young filmmakers, this Floor 9 Salon Series presentation will explore the complexity of identity, the wrestling between two cultures and the resulting shared experience of filial reconciliation.

    You will be introduced to the work of each filmmaker through a short pre-screening presentation, and each film will be followed by a discussion and a Q&A session. 

    Refreshments will be served!

    Featured Short Films:

    Breakaway

    Directed by Jenny Lee-Gilmore: Set in 1970s Vancouver, Canada, Breakaway follows 11-year-old Sammy, an ice hockey-obsessed Chinese-Canadian girl. She has dreams of one day playing ice hockey but her responsibilities at home and bullying older brother get in the way.

    Kueh

    Directed by Ian Tan & Shiun Okada: Kueh tells the story of Jin, a Malaysian-Canadian high-schooler. A past family tragedy is brought up when Jin asks to borrow the family car, which creates a rift in his relationship with his father.

    Thicker Than Water

    Directed by Joshua Lam: Spurred into reconciling the rift between them through their father’s last written words, siblings Justin and Katie explore their inconsistent memories over a long lost photo journal.

    Add to Calendar 01/27/2020 17:30 01/27/2020 20:30 America/Vancouver January 27: Film Screening: Family: An Asian Perspective

    Join us on Monday, January 27th for a special film screening and discussion on family, identity, and Asian-Canadian heritage with touching works from local, rising film directors. Through the lens of three young filmmakers, this Floor 9 Salon Series presentation will explore the complexity of identity, the wrestling between two cultures and the resulting shared experience of filial reconciliation.

    You will be introduced to the work of each filmmaker through a short pre-screening presentation, and each film will be followed by a discussion and a Q&A session. 

    Refreshments will be served!

    Featured Short Films:

    Breakaway

    Directed by Jenny Lee-Gilmore: Set in 1970s Vancouver, Canada, Breakaway follows 11-year-old Sammy, an ice hockey-obsessed Chinese-Canadian girl. She has dreams of one day playing ice hockey but her responsibilities at home and bullying older brother get in the way.

    Kueh

    Directed by Ian Tan & Shiun Okada: Kueh tells the story of Jin, a Malaysian-Canadian high-schooler. A past family tragedy is brought up when Jin asks to borrow the family car, which creates a rift in his relationship with his father.

    Thicker Than Water

    Directed by Joshua Lam: Spurred into reconciling the rift between them through their father’s last written words, siblings Justin and Katie explore their inconsistent memories over a long lost photo journal.

    Where:

    Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada
    900-675 West Hastings Street
    Vancouver, BC V6B 1N2

    When:

    January 27, 2020 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

    Contact:

    The event will be free, but an RSVP is required. Click here to register.

    Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada
    900-675 West Hastings Street
    Vancouver, BC V6B 1N2

    The event will be free, but an RSVP is required. Click here to register.

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  • February 27, 2020 South Korea

    February 27-29: Canada’s First Women-Only Business Mission to South Korea

    When

    February 27 to 29, 2020

    Contact

    A.W. Lee
    E: a.w.lee@asiapacific.ca
    T: 416-597-8040 ext. 205

    The Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada (APF Canada) is pleased to announce that it will lead, with strong support from the private and public sectors, Canada's first women-only business mission to the Republic of Korea (South Korea) February 27-29, 2020. Following the success of the first women-only business mission to Japan in April 2019, APF Canada will continue helping women entrepreneurs in Canada to diversify and expand trade opportunities into other Asian markets.

    The three-day mission will be hosted in venues of partner organizations in Seoul and possibly one other location outside of Seoul. Events will include business-to-business matching and networking opportunities, industry site visits, and bilateral discussions of women's economic advancement strategies featuring high-level business and thought leaders from Canada and South Korea.

    For more information, and to apply to join the women-only business mission to South Korea, click here.

    Add to Calendar 02/27/2020 08:00 02/29/2020 20:00 America/Vancouver February 27-29: Canada’s First Women-Only Business Mission to South Korea

    The Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada (APF Canada) is pleased to announce that it will lead, with strong support from the private and public sectors, Canada's first women-only business mission to the Republic of Korea (South Korea) February 27-29, 2020. Following the success of the first women-only business mission to Japan in April 2019, APF Canada will continue helping women entrepreneurs in Canada to diversify and expand trade opportunities into other Asian markets.

    The three-day mission will be hosted in venues of partner organizations in Seoul and possibly one other location outside of Seoul. Events will include business-to-business matching and networking opportunities, industry site visits, and bilateral discussions of women's economic advancement strategies featuring high-level business and thought leaders from Canada and South Korea.

    For more information, and to apply to join the women-only business mission to South Korea, click here.

    When:

    February 27 to 29, 2020

    Contact:

    A.W. Lee
    E: a.w.lee@asiapacific.ca
    T: 416-597-8040 ext. 205

    South Korea

    A.W. Lee
    E: a.w.lee@asiapacific.ca
    T: 416-597-8040 ext. 205

    MM/DD/YYYY aApIixFQGzNBgsirTmGF20369

Recent Events

  • January 17, 2020 Vancouver, BC

    January 17: Canada and the US-China Breakdown: Roundtable Discussion with Brett Stephenson

    Where

    APF Canada Vancouver Boardroom
    900-675 West Hastings Street
    Vancouver BC
    V6B 1N2

    When

    Friday January 17, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

    Contact

    For more information, please email events@asiapacific.ca

    Mr. Stephenson will speak on the current downward trajectory of U.S.-China relations and how Canada – despite any resolution in the arbitrary arrest of the two Michaels and/or the Meng Wanzhou affair – is going to have to deal with increasing competition and rivalry between the two great powers.

    What led to breakdown in the relationship between the U.S. and China? What are the opportunities and challenges that Canada faces in its current engagement with both the U.S. and China?

    Express your interest by emailing events@asiapacific.ca

  • December 10, 2019 Vancouver, BC

    December 10th: CPTPP Tracker Launch Event

    Where

    APF Canada Vancouver 
    900-675 West Hastings Street
    Vancouver BC
    V6B 1N2

    When

    Tuesday December 10, 2019 at 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. 

    Contact

    For more information, please email events@asiapacific.ca

    The CPTPP TRACKER gauges Canada’s performance within the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership, the 11-member trade deal that came into force in December 2018.

    The inaugural edition of the annual CPTPP TRACKER presents an early assessment of the first year of the CPTPP, showing early gains and losses in trade expansion, opportunities created for Canadian businesses, and the patterns of growth in CPTPP economies over the past three years.

    It also explores the context in which the CPTPP entered into force, and the effects of the U.S.-China trade war on member economies and Canada’s own export performance.

    Our researchers look forward to sharing their results, and fielding your questions.

    By Invitation Only

  • November 28, 2019 Vancouver, BC

    November 28: Reporting the Voiceless: Mainstreaming Marginalized Issues in the Philippines Media

    Where

    APF Canada Vancouver Boardroom 
    900-675 West Hastings Street
    Vancouver BC
    V6B 1N2 

    When

    November 28, 2019 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. 

    Contact

    For more information, please email events@asiapacific.ca

    Patricia Evangelista, selected as this year’s Marshall McLuhan Fellow, will discuss her experiences covering under-reported issues in the Philippines, the implications for those on the margins, and the challenges and efforts of bringing to light difficult and unpopular stories.

    In her talk at APF Canada, Patricia will underscore the significant role the media play as a social conscience, and one that influences public policy and action. She will also discuss what journalists should do to responsibly communicate stories of those on the margins at a time when human rights and other fundamental freedoms in the Philippines are under the spotlight.

    The Marshall McLuhan Award is presented every year by the Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility and the Canadian Embassy in the Philippines to a Filipino/Filipina journalist who has done excellent work in the preceding year.

    About Patricia Evangelista:

    Patricia Evangelista is this year’s McLuhan Fellow and a multimedia journalist for the online news organization, Rappler, in the Philippines. She specializes in reporting disasters, conflicts, and development issues. She also has covered human rights-related stories, extra-judicial killings, and the long national campaign for the legislation of reproductive rights. 

    She has produced documentaries and long-form multimedia reportage that brought her international acclaim and recognition:  Her reporting of armed conflict as well as the aftermath of supertyphoon Haiyan were awarded the Agence France-Presse Kate Webb Prize for exceptional journalism in dangerous conditions. She is a recipient of two New York Festivals medals for her documentary work. Her recent work for Rappler received the Human Rights Press Award, three Society of Publishers in Asia awards for Excellence in Feature Writing, Investigative Reporting and Human Rights Reporting. 

    Patricia is a fellow of the South East Asian Press Alliance, the Dart Center Ochberg International Fellowship for Trauma, and the 2018 Logan Nonfiction Fellowship at the Carey Institute for Global Good. She is currently completing a non-fiction book on the Philippine drug war.

    Please RSVP to events@asiapacific.ca

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