APF Canada Appoints Michael Goldberg as Scholar-in-Residence

Vancouver, BC – March 20, 2012 - The Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada today announced the appointment of Dr. Michael Goldberg, Professor and Dean Emeritus of the Sauder School of Business at University of British Columbia, as Scholar-in-Residence at the Foundation.

“Michael Goldberg has a distinguished record as a scholar, business school dean, and leader on international education issues, with a strong focus on Asia,” said APF Canada President and CEO Yuen Pau Woo. “He is also a pioneer in research and thinking on the role of Vancouver as an Asia Pacific gateway city. We are delighted to have him join the Foundation as our first Scholar-In-Residence.”

Michael Goldberg’s academic career spans over four decades. From January 2005 to July 2007 he was Chief Academic Officer of Universitas 21 Global in Singapore before which he was Associate Vice President International at the University of British Columbia and the HR Fullerton Professor of Urban Land Policy in the Sauder School of Business. Dr. Goldberg was Dean of the Sauder School of Business (1991-1997) serving on the UBC Endowment Committee among his other roles. Asia has been a special focus of Dr. Goldberg’s research, professional life and work for more than three decades. His book The Chinese Connection: Getting Plugged in to Pacific Rim Real Estate, Trade and Capital Markets (1985) examined real estate investment behaviour of Southeast Asian ethnic Chinese. He has written widely about the globalization of real estate markets especially in Asia and North America. Dr. Goldberg has extensive board experience in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors. He has been the director of the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board since February 2008.

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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, 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
Email: trang.nguyen@asiapacific.ca

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