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Your vision of a healthier, more sustainable world is possible. In the face of humanity’s most critical and complex issues, UBC Arts students, researchers and alumni are asking the hard questions. They’re diving deep and sharing evidence-based ideas and equitable solutions for a better future.

What happens here can change everything. Your support is the catalyst. Join UBC Asian Studies in advancing healthy lives, a healthy planet and healthy societies.

Featured initiatives

The Hong Kong Studies Initiative Program Fund

The Hong Kong Studies Initiative (HKSI) is devoted to the teaching and research of Hong Kong both as an extraordinary Chinese city and as an international and transnational hub. Our aim is to spread knowledge about the past and present of Hong Kong by fostering academic research and connecting the world of academia with the community.

The HKSI Program Fund was established to support the following programming priorities:

  • Course development and teaching initiatives
  • Academic lectures, conferences and workshops
  • Community outreach and events

Initiative in Persian Language and Iranian Studies

Building on existing strengths in South Asian Studies at UBC, the Department of Asian Studies plans to build a Persian language program that will serve as the anchor for additional growth in teaching and research in Persian and Iranian Studies. With your support, we can create the following:

  • A Persian Language Program that includes courses in Persian culture and Iranian cinema
  • A Chair in Persian Language and Literary Culture to focus on the historical depth and geographical breadth of the Persianate world

Cantonese Language Program

UBC’s Department of Asian Studies is thrilled to offer the only university-level, for-credit, comprehensive Cantonese language program in Canada. The Cantonese language program has a range of courses available for all levels including courses to engage Mandarin-Speakers, heritage learners and those who want to learn basic Cantonese.

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More ways to make an impact

There are many ways you can create an impact and catalyze a future of possibility. Your involvement and support make a real difference to the experience of our students, helping build the foundations from which they can change the world.

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