Annual Events

Welcome Back Lunch

The annual Welcome Back Lunch is held on Imagine Day, and acts as an opportunity for returning students to engage with faculty, staff, and alumni, while also having some fun to kick off the new school year.

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Graduate Student Conference

Join us for an annual day of presentations by graduate students from the Asian Studies department, featuring special guest presenters unique to each year.

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Asian Studies Careers Night

What kind of careers exist in Asian Studies? Annually, we invite some of our most notable alumni back to UBC. Join us for delicious free dinners, great advice from amazing alumni, and awesome Asian Studies swag!

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Lunar New Year Celebration

Join us to participate in fun activities that will celebrate the cultures of China and Korea! This is a joyous opportunity Asian Studies students to demonstrate their language skills through songs, stories, talk shows and comical performances. 

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John Howes Lecture in Japanese Studies

John Howes was a founding member of UBC’s Department of Asian Studies. In 2012, a number of UBC faculty, staff, and students launched an endowment in his honour, supporting annual public lectures for topics in Japanese Studies with a focus on Humanities.

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Harjit Kaur Sidhu Memorial Program

The Harjit Kaur Sidhu Memorial Program celebrates the rich life of Punjabi language and culture and its importance in BC, in loving memory Harjit Kaur Sidhu (nee Gill), devoted wife, mother, and strong advocate for education, Punjabi culture and language, and women’s issues. 

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Yip So Man Wat Memorial Lectures

The Yip So Man Wat Memorial Lectures are made possible by the generous support of Messrs. Alex and Chi Shum Watt in honour of their mother, the late Mrs. Wat, and her passion for Chinese literature and culture.

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