UBC’s Himalaya Program draws upon faculty expertise, student engagement, and community partnerships to create an transdisciplinary hub for sharing knowledge about the Himalayan region, including Bhutan, China, India, Nepal, Pakistan, and the Tibetan cultural zones that traverse all of these countries.
The UBC Himalaya Program was founded in 2015 and has developed an annual summer intensive community-engaged language learning program for Nepali and Tibetan. Throughout the academic year, the program also hosts a speaker and event series. The Himalaya Program network extends across UBC and beyond, bringing together individuals and organizations across the Lower Mainland.
The Himalaya Program is jointly supported by the UBC Faculty of Arts, the Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund (TLEF), the Centre for Community Engaged Learning, the School of Public Policy and Global Affairs / Institute of Asian Research, and the Department of Asian Studies.