Steering Committee

There are many faculty members, staff and students at UBC who are from or work in the Himalayan region. At present, our Steering Committee includes:

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Katherine Hacker

Assistant Professor, Department of Art History, Visual Art & Theory
Himalaya Program Curricula Development Coordinator

Email: katherine.hacker@ubc.ca

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Tsering Shakya

Associate Professor, Institute of Asian Research
Canada Research Chair in Religion and Contemporary Society in Asia
Himalaya Program Speaker Series & Language Program Coordinator
Himalaya Program Tibetan Community Liaison

Email: tshakya@mail.ubc.ca

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Sara Shneiderman

Assistant Professor of Anthropology and the Institute of Asian Research
Himalaya Program Research & Outreach Coordinator

Email: sara.shneiderman@ubc.ca

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Ratna Shrestha

Lecturer, Vancouver School of Economics
Himalaya Program Nepali Community Liaison

Email: Ratna.Shrestha@ubc.ca

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Mark Turin

Associate Professor, Linguistic Anthropology
Chair, First Nations and Endangered Languages Program
Acting Co-Director, Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies
Himalaya Program Advisor

Email: mark.turin@ubc.ca

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Mapem R. Lanigan

Himalaya Program Assistant

Email: himalaya.arts@ubc.ca