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Welcoming Dagmar Schwerk to UBC

Welcoming Dagmar Schwerk to UBC

The Himalaya Program is delighted to welcome Dagmar Schwerk to UBC as the Khyentse Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow in Tibetan Buddhist Studies. She will be teaching in the Department of Asian Studies. While at UBC, she will turn her doctoral thesis into a monograph (title: A Timely Message from the Cave: The Mahāmudrā Doctrine and Intellectual Agenda of […]

Announcing Sarbjit Kaur Randhawa as the UBC Asian Library full-time South Asian and Himalayan Studies Librarian

Announcing Sarbjit Kaur Randhawa as the UBC Asian Library full-time South Asian and Himalayan Studies Librarian

The UBC Asian Library recently announced that Sarbjit Kaur Randhawa has transitioned into a full-time position as the South Asian and Himalayan Studies librarian. She has worked part-time as the Indic Librarian in the Asian Library since 2006. Sarbjit graduated from UBC’s School of Library, Archival and Information Studies (now iSchool) with a Certificate in […]

Pictured, left to right: Vicki Sear, Graduate Student Coordinator, Joshua Medicoff, Program Assistant, and Binod Shrestha, Nepali Language Instructor.

Himalaya Program at the BC Buddhist Festival

  The UBC Himalaya Program recently attended the BC Buddhist Festival and had an inspiring time discussing Himalaya-related topics with members of BC’s Buddhist communities, along with festival-goers curious about the region and its diverse heritage.  At the festival, which was held Sunday, June 10th, members of the Himalaya Program Steering Committee and instructors of […]

Students in Himalaya Program's intensive Tibetan language and community engaged learning course (ASTU 204F) at Tsengdok Monastery, Vancouver, BC.

Khyentse Foundation Gift Announcement

Read about this on the Department of Asian Studies website.  The Himalaya Program is pleased to announce a new gift to UBC of $524,850 from the Khyentse Foundation with support from the Siddhartha’s Intent Society of Canada. In collaboration with the Department of Asian Studies, the Himalaya Program will work to expand its teaching of […]

Health Policy in Nepal

Health Policy in Nepal

Join the UBC Himalaya Program for a roundtable discussion about health policy and practice in Nepal. Medical and public health professionals from UBC, University of Victoria, and the University of Washington explore the challenges and opportunities of working in Nepal, across fields including emergency care, family practice, health education, midwifery, and mental health.

Voices of Contemporary Himalayan Literature: Archived Talk Now Available Online

Voices of Contemporary Himalayan Literature: Archived Talk Now Available Online

Voices of Contemporary Himalayan Literature is now available to be viewed online.

Voices of Contemporary Himalayan Literature: Manjushree Thapa and Tsering Wangmo Dhompa in Conversation

Voices of Contemporary Himalayan Literature: Manjushree Thapa and Tsering Wangmo Dhompa in Conversation

Join us for a conversation with two acclaimed Himalayan authors: Manjushree Thapa and Tsering Wangmo Dhompa. They will be discussing their recently published novels, short stories, and non-fiction, considering what it means to represent Nepal and Tibet in the English-language literary scene in North America. Check out the full event listing here.

Nepal’s Prolonged Transition: End in Sight? Archived Talk Now Available Online

Nepal’s Prolonged Transition: End in Sight? Archived Talk Now Available Online

Deepak Thapa’s talk: Nepal’s Prolonged Transition is now available to be viewed online. You can view it here. Alternatively, you can copy and paste the following link into your browser: http://bit.ly/ThapaUBC

Congratulations to the Recipients of the 2017 IAR Graduate Research Fellowship

Congratulations to the Recipients of the 2017 IAR Graduate Research Fellowship

The recipients of the 2017 IAR Graduate Research Fellowship have been announced! Congratulations to all students who have been awarded this fellowship. In particular, the Himalaya Program would like to highlight Yujie Ji (Anthropology, PhD), Graham McDowell (IRES, PhD), Dhondup Tashi Rekjong (Asian Studies, PhD) and Ciren Zhuoga (Social Work, PhD) for their focus on studies pertaining […]

Photo of H.H. the Karmapa with the Himalaya Program Steering Committee, Wade Davis, and UBC President Santa Ono

“Interconnected – Our Environment and Social (In)Equality” – A Discussion Between the Karmapa and Wade Davis

Speakers: H.H. the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa and Wade Davis, Professor of Anthropology and the BC Leadership Chair in Cultures and Ecosystems at Risk at UBC The Himalaya Program had the honour to host H.H. the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa in conversation with Dr. Wade Davis at the Chan Centre on UBC’s West Point Grey campus to […]