Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada Announces Recipients of 2014-2015 Media and Post Graduate Research Fellowship Awards

VANCOUVER, BC – May 5, 2014 - The Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada (APF Canada) has announced the selection of four Post-Graduate Research Fellows (PGRFs) and three Media Fellows for 2014-15.

The Post-Graduate Research Fellowships are part of APF Canada’s 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.

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 Fellows for 2014-15 are:

  • Tiffany Chua, M.A. in Asia Pacific Policy Studies from the University of British Columbia. Ms. Chua’s research will focus on the evolution of international regimes governing intellectual property issues in Asia.
  • Scott Harrison, PhD in History from the University of Waterloo. Dr. Harrison’s work will look at East Asian states’ relations with Indigenous peoples in Canada, including the possibility of a broader Asian role in the Circumpolar North.
  • Kyaelim Kwon, MPhil in Environmental Policy from the University of Cambridge. Ms. Kwon will conduct research on Canada-Asia energy relations, specifically sub-regional differentiated energy policies.
  • Pauline Stern, Master’s of Science, Economic and Social History from Oxford University. Ms. Stern will examine Chinese outward FDI in Canada, with a view to providing insights into changes in the structure and composition of Chinese investments.

The Media Fellowship program, supported in part by Cathay Pacific Airways, offers up-and-coming and established Canadian journalists the opportunity to travel and spend time in Asia to research and prepare stories that are both relevant and of interest to Canadians.

The 2014-2015 Media Fellows are:

  • Carl Meyer, a reporter and associate editor with Embassy News, will produce a six-part series that will examine Canada’s multifaceted relationship with Vietnam.
  • Elaine O’Connor, a reporter with the Province newspaper in Vancouver, will examine the acceleration and impact of international education linkages between British Columbia and Asia with a focus on education links between BC and South Korea.
  • Chu Anh Pham, a reporter with TVA in Montreal, will explore the Chinese perspective of Canada-China ties related to energy and the environment.

For more information on APF Canada’s Research Grants Program, please click here.

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About APF Canada

The Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada 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 Parliament in 1984, the Foundation brings people and knowledge together to provide the most current and comprehensive research, analysis and information on Asia and on Canada’s transpacific relations. Visit APF Canada at

To arrange interviews or for more information, please contact:

Jillian Oliver 
Communications Manager
Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada
Office: 604-630-1536

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