How can we study the past in order to inform the present? Kiran Sunar, a PhD student in the Department of Asian Studies, discusses how her research on Punjabi literature responds to contemporary questions around islamophobia, homophobia, and gender-based violence. Receiving over a dozen awards and scholarships over the last four years, Sunar also shares how awards and scholarships continue to support her and her research.
On Wednesday, April 3, a mini exhibition was held for nearly 60 students taking the non-heritage-stream Chinese course CHIN 233. Through oral presentations and short videos, students promoted travel packages from their "fake" travel agencies.
On Saturday, March 16, more than 55 students, from 11 different universities and colleges, participated in this annual speech contest. This year, the contest challenged students to present speeches about the "fun and challenges in learning Chinese."
Invited by the Cantonese Language Program, Vivek Mahbubani, an award-winning Hong Kong comedian of Indian descent, has gifted UBC and the greater community with countless doses of laughter through a series of events.
This year’s event included an exciting poetry contest and splendid recitals of Chinese poems. Our top-notch contestants, carefully selected from our Chinese language courses, did not dissapoint with their beautiful performances.
As a Wall Scholar, Dr. Turin will see one book project through to completion and embark on a new one. Both of these research projects coincide with the United Nations Year of Indigenous Languages 2019, a welcome declaration that brings international visibility to the precarious state of the world’s linguistic diversity.