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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 […]

Roundtable with Delegates from the Nepal Forestry Service

Roundtable with Delegates from the Nepal Forestry Service

Speakers: Delegates from the Nepal Forestry Service During the forestry roundtable, visiting dignitaries from the Nepal Forestry Service provided insight into the ongoing environmental issue of human-created wildfires in Nepal. The wildfires contribute significant carbon emissions and convert Nepal’s forested areas to agricultural land. Related environmental issues that arise include species and habitat loss, landslides and […]

Trade Between Tibet and the Tang Empire

Trade Between Tibet and the Tang Empire

Speaker: Li Yongxian, Associate Professor, former Chair of Archaeology, Sichuan University, Visiting Professor, University of Washington Li Yongxian was invited to present his research on “Trade between Tibet and the Tang Empire” as part of the final event of the Himalaya Program’s Winter 2017 Event Series. The presentation was well attended by members of the […]

Film Screening: Kesang Tseten’s Trembling Mountain

Film Screening: Kesang Tseten’s Trembling Mountain

Speakers: Dr. Drona Rasali and Mr. Moti Lal Nepali The Himalaya Program hosted a special film screening of filmmaker Kesang Tseten’s new documentary on Nepal’s Langtang Valley following the devastating 2015 earthquakes. Packing out the Lasserree Auditorium, this screening of Trembling Mountain was the first in North America, and was well-attended by students, faculty and staff […]

The Flow and Ebb of Canadian Development Efforts in Nepal

The Flow and Ebb of Canadian Development Efforts in Nepal

Speaker: Ivan Somlai, Director of ETHNOBUREAUCRATICA and an Associate at the Centre for Asia-Pacific Initiatives at the University of Victoria Ivan Somlai discussed his extensive research on Canadian development efforts in Nepal on February 27th, 2017 as part of the Himalayan Program’s Winter 2017 Event Series. Somlai has spent a considerable amount of time in the […]

At Home in the Green Mountains – Bhutanese Resettlement in Vermont

At Home in the Green Mountains – Bhutanese Resettlement in Vermont

Speakers: Pablo Bose, Associate Professor in the Department of Geography and the Director of the Global and Regional Studies Program at the University of Vermont On February 6th, 2017, the Himalaya Program was joined by Pablo Bose of the University of Vermont for a talk about his research on Bhutanese refugee resettlement in Vermont and […]

Graduate Student Roundtable Discussion: Himalayan Research at UBC

Graduate Student Roundtable Discussion: Himalayan Research at UBC

Speakers: Omer Aijazi, Kia Dullemond, Armaan Malhotra, Monica McKeown, Dhondup Tashi Rekjong, Bendi Tso/Yujie Ji The student research roundtable discussion was the Himalaya Program’s first event of 2017. UBC students from various disciplines, including Medicine, Anthropology, Educational Studies, and Asian Studies, were invited to share their research with members of the UBC and Himalaya Program […]

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Symposium and Film on Dalit Issues in Nepal

Speakers: Dr. Drona Rasali and Mr. Moti Lal Nepali In the caste-based social structure of Nepal, at least one-seventh of the population, so-called “Dalits”, have experienced discrimination, marginalization, and oppression for centuries. At this event, Dr. Drona Rasali, an active member of the Nepal Cultural Society of BC, gave an overview lecture about the history and […]