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Updated: UBC Library Himalayan Studies research guide

Updated: UBC Library Himalayan Studies research guide

Image: “Langtang Lirung from Kjangjin Ri” by Mark Horrell is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0. The UBC Library Himalayan Studies research guide has been updated to include new UBC faculty publications on the Himalayas and information about the Nepali and Tibetan Open Educational Resources. To access the research guide and to read more, please click […]

‘A Timely Message from the Cave’: Q&A with Dr. Dagmar Schwerk

‘A Timely Message from the Cave’: Q&A with Dr. Dagmar Schwerk

UBC Himalaya Program Steering Committee member Dr. Dagmar Schwerk’s monograph entitled A Timely Message from the Cave was recently published. We sat down with her to learn more about her work and the research process behind it.

Nepali and Tibetan Summer 2020 Courses Announced

Save the date! This summer, Nepali and Tibetan Community-Engaged Language courses will run from May 11-May 22, 2020. These two-week, three-credit, introductory language courses blend classroom instruction with experiential learning among Nepali and Tibetan communities off-campus. For the first time, these courses will be fully integrated into the Asian Studies department with brand new course […]

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

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

Steering committee member 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 […]