APF Canada Announces 2013/2014 Post-Graduate Fellowship Winners

Vancouver, BC - May 28, 2013 - The Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada has announced the selection of four new Post-Graduate Research Fellows (PGRFs) for 2013-14. Each PGRF will develop a research project that will include policy implications for Canada. In addition, all PGRFs will contribute to other Foundation projects.

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 2013-14 are:

•Nathan Allen, PhD in Political Science from the University of British Columbia. Dr. Allen’s dissertation work focused on legislative candidates’ behavior in Indonesia, specifically how it was shaped by patronage and corruption.

• Shelly Hsieh, Master’s degree in International Affairs and Sustainable Development from Institut d’études politiques de Paris, and Master’s of Law in International Relations from Peking University. Ms. Hsieh’s research looks at the solar industry in China and Taiwan, the corporate social responsibility of China’s national oil companies, and the role of environmental organizations in shaping the climate change debate in China.

• Kara Shin, M.A. in Asia Pacific Policy Studies from the University of British Columbia. Ms. Shin’s research interests include migration policy, specifically in Korea. Ms. Shin will focus on Korea’s resident registration system and implications for Koreans residing in Canada.

• Andy Tran, M.Sc. in Health Policy, Planning and Financing from the London School of Economics (LSE). Mr. Tran’s research has focused on corruption in Southeast Asia’s health systems. During his fellowship, he will look at examples of social innovation around finding low-cost, high-impact solutions for health care in the Asia Pacific region.

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
Email: trang.nguyen@asiapacific.ca

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