Vancouver, BC – April 22, 2015 – The Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada (APF Canada) has announced the selection of four new Post-Graduate Research Fellows for 2015-16. 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 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 2015-16 are:
- Serena Ko, who has a Master of Laws from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. She will research international treaty practice between Canada and Asian countries.
- Ian McDonald, who is completing his MA in Asia Pacific Policy Studies at UBC. He will be conducting research on Canada-Asia trade and investment issues, especially with ASEAN countries.
- Rufina Park, who is completing her Ed.M. in International Education Policy at Harvard University. Rufina will explore the intersections of education, welfare, and innovation.
- Justin Veuthey, who is finishing his PhD dissertation in Geography at the University of Montreal. His work will focus on risk management of natural hazards in Southeast Asia.
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
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Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada