Post-Graduate Fellowship Winners Announced by the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada

Vancouver, BC - April 18, 2011 – The Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada has announced the selection of five new Post-Graduate Research Fellows (PGRFs) for the 2011-12 year. Each PGRF will develop a research project that will include policy implications for Canada. In addition, all PGRFs will contribute to the Foundation’s major new initiative, The National Conversation on Asia.

The Post-Graduate Research Fellowships are part of the Asia Pacific Foundation Research Grants Program, funded through the proceeds of an endowment established by the Government of Canada and designed to stimulate informed discussion on Canada’s relations with Asia.

The Post-Graduate Research Fellows for 2011-12 are:

Evelyn Chan, an MA graduate in Political Science from the University of British Columbia. Ms. Chan will research China’s and Vietnam’s policies on state-owned enterprises, foreign direct investment, and private entrepreneurship.

Charles-Louis Labrecque, a PhD Candidate in Political Science from Université Laval. Mr. Labrecque will examine the effects of China’s rise on East Asian regionalism, including the implications and prospects for Canada.

Nabila Pirani, a MA Candidate in Middle Eastern, South Asian and African Studies (with a South Asia focus) at Columbia University. Ms. Pirani will focus on the importance of negotiating Canada’s economic relations with India at both the national and sub-national levels.

Rahim Rezaie, a PhD Candidate in Biochemistry at the University of Toronto. Mr. Rezaie will draw from his scientific training and regional knowledge to explore biopharmaceutical innovation in China and India, and what the implications might be for Canada.

Michael Roberts, a PhD Candidate at the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario. Mr. Roberts, who has extensive knowledge of South Korea, will further develop his previous research on international returnees and the capturing of foreign knowledge by multi-national enterprises in emerging markets.

For more information on the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada Research Grants Program, please click here.

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About APF Canada

The Asia Pacific Foundation is an independent resource for Canadians on contemporary Asia and Canada-Asia relations. As a national not-for-profit organization established by an Act of the Federal Parliament in 1984, the Foundation brings together people and knowledge to provide the most current and comprehensive research, analysis and information on Asia and on Canada's transpacific relations. It promotes dialogue on economic, security, political and social issues, helping to inform public policy makers, the Canadian public and Canada’s Asia practitioners. The Foundation is funded principally through an endowment from the Government of Canada and by corporate and individual donors.


For additional information, please contact:

Trang Nguyen
Communications Manager
Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada
Tel: 604-630-1540

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