APF Canada Announces 2016-17 Post-Graduate Research Fellowship Winners

Vancouver, BC – June 8, 2016 – The Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada (APF Canada) has announced the selection of four new Post-Graduate Research Fellows for 2016-17 as the result of a competitive process. Each fellow will develop an Asia-facing research project that will include a focus on policy implications for Canada, and contribute to other Foundation projects enhancing Canada’s engagement with Asia.

The Post-Graduate Research Fellowships are part of APF Canada’s granting program established in 2007 to build capacity through research about Canada’s relations with the Asia Pacific.

The Post-Graduate Research Fellows for 2016-17 are:

Joelle Charbonneau, who has a Master of Arts in Global Governance from the Balsillie School of International Affairs, University of Waterloo. She will undertake research on Canada-Asia trade and investment issues, especially with Southeast Asian countries.

Justin Kwan, who is completing his master’s degree in Asia Pacific Policy Studies at the University of British Columbia. He will be conducting research on building the Asia-related skills and competencies of Canada and Canadians.

Amar Nijhawan, who is completing her Master of Science at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Her work will focus on India-Canada trade relations and links to Indian diaspora communities in Canada.

Linda Qian, who is completing her Master of Science at the University of Oxford. She will explore new opportunities for Canada-China relations.

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


About the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada:

The Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada (APF Canada) is a not-for-profit organization focused on Canada's relations with Asia. Our mission is to be Canada's catalyst for engagement with Asia and Asia’s bridge to Canada.

A leader in research and analysis on Canada-Asia relations for over 30 years, APF Canada partners with government, business leaders, academics, and opinion makers in Canada and across the Asia Pacific region to offer clear, specific, and actionable policy advice.

Established by an Act of Parliament in 1984, APF Canada's thematic priorities include: promoting trade, investment, and innovation; mobilizing energy assets; building skills and competencies; and, understanding Asia now.

Visit APF Canada at www.asiapacific.ca

For more information please contact:

Michael Roberts
Communications Manager
Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada
Office: 604-630-1527