Virtual Asian Studies Workshop Series: Careers and Engagement in Asia

Monday May 16, 2022 - Friday May 20, 2022
Online Event

Wondering where an Asian Studies degree can take you? The Department of Asian Studies is delighted to bring back another Asian Studies careers workshop this May! The Virtual Asian Studies Careers Workshop was launched in January 2022 and is designed to connect Asian Studies students with employers and opportunities. The aim of the workshop is to help students feel more confident in exploring their future career path. It is open to Asian Studies undergraduate/graduate students, fresh graduates and alumni. Students and alumni from other disciplines are also welcome to attend.

The “Careers and Engagement in Asia” workshop series will take place during the week of May 16th, which coincides with Asian Heritage Month. We will invite Consul Generals, regional trade representatives, and leaders in business and organizations on Canada-Asia relations to talk about the following opportunities in Asian countries/regions, including China, Hong Kong SAR, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, and Taiwan.

  • Educational and academic opportunities
  • Cultural exchange programs
  • Professional career opportunities



Should you have any questions, please contact the Department of Asian Studies at


(All in Pacific Time)

Monday, May 16, 2022

11:00AM – 12:00PM Canadian Foreign Services & Opportunities in the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada

Join to learn about the professional opportunities with the Canadian Foreign Services. Mr. Nankivell will share his personal experience coming from an extensive 33-year career with Canada’s Foreign Service. Explore the research grants program and youth council initiatives in the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada (Vancouver & Toronto).

Jeff Nankivell, President and CEO, Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

11:00AM – 12:00PM Prospects & Career opportunities in China

Learn about the employment and entrepreneurship prospects in China as well as opportunities provided by the Chinese economic development for overseas talents and youth.

Xiaoling Tong, Consul General of the People’s Republic of China in Vancouver


2:00PM – 3:00PM Development & Career opportunities in Hong Kong

Learn about the development in Hong Kong and discover professional opportunities in the city.

Emily Mo, Director, Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (Toronto)
Christopher Chen, Head, Invest Hong Kong presence for Canada

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

11:00AM – 12:00PM Careers opportunities in Taiwan

Discover the career opportunities for overseas talents and youth in Taiwan.

Li-hsin(Angel) Liu, Director General of Taipei Economic and Cultural Office, Vancouver

Thursday, May 19, 2022

11:00AM – 12:00PM Educational & Career opportunities in Malaysia

Explore Malaysia economic situation, cost of living in Malaysia, as well as the in-demand job opportunities and educational opportunities in the country.

Shamsul Nizam Shamsuddin, Consul General of Malaysia in Vancouver


2:00PM – 3:00PM Careers opportunities in Philippines

Discover the career opportunities for overseas talents and youth in Philippines.

Maria Andrelita S. Austria, Consul General of the Philippines to Vancouver

Friday, May 20, 2022

2:00PM – 3:00PM Cultural Exchange, Scholarship & Career opportunities in Japan

Join to learn about the Japanese Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme, the Undergraduate, Japanese Studies and Research Student Scholarships offered by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) of the Government of Japan, and Working Holiday Visas.

Kayo Imamura, Consul of Cultural Affairs, Consulate General of Japan in Vancouver
Steve Chevalier, Culture and Public Relations Coordinator/JET Programme Coordinator, Consulate General of Japan in Vancouver
Ciaran Dudley, Culture and Public Relations Coordinator, Consulate General of Japan in Vancouver