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Religion and Politics in Bhutan: An Interview with Steering Committee member Dr. Dagmar Schwerk

Religion and Politics in Bhutan: An Interview with Steering Committee member Dr. Dagmar Schwerk

Steering committee member Dr. Dagmar Schwerk recently published a working paper and interviewed with the Canadian Journal of Buddhist Studies to speak about her current and upcoming research and projects.

New video: 2019 Nepali course

New video: 2019 Nepali course

Annual summer intensive community-engaged language courses occurred April-May, 2019. Students were introduced to Nepali language through a blend of classroom teaching and experiential learning in collaboration with local Nepali community groups. In this video, see how the students experienced the 2019 summer intensive Nepali Language courses! For more information, see the language course page HERE.

2019 Summer Language Courses in Review

2019 Summer Language Courses in Review

It’s hard to believe that the 2019 summer intensive community-engaged language courses ended almost two months ago! The summer 2019 courses ran from April 29 to May 10, and offered students a wonderful opportunity to learn and practice Nepali or Tibetan while engaging with the culture in a local context. The new 2019 Student Experience […]

The Himalaya Program presents at the TLEF Poster Conference

The Himalaya Program presents at the TLEF Poster Conference

Dr. Sara Shneiderman, the Himalaya Program Research & Outreach Coordinator, and Taylor Sacré, the Himalaya Program Assistant represented the program at this year’s TLEF (Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund) Poster Conference on May 2nd, 2019. The TLEF supports “innovative and effective teaching enhancements” and has funded the development of our intensive community-engaged Tibetan and Nepali […]

Members from the UBC Himalaya Program with Khenpo Choying Dorjee

Members from the UBC Himalaya Program with Khenpo Choying Dorjee

The UBC Himalaya Program co-hosted a dinner at SAGE Bistro for Khenpo Choying Dorjee after his talk on February 26th, 2019.

Pictured (left to right): Sara Shneiderman, Patrick Dowd, Khenpo Choying Dorjee, Tsering Shakya, Dagmar Schwerk, Sonam Chusang, James Binks

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

A generous gift from the Khyentse Foundation and the Siddhartha’s Intent Society of Canada will allow UBC to expand its teaching of Tibetan Buddhist Studies and Tibetan Language. Learn more here.

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 […]