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We are currently on summer break and are finalizing our event schedule for 2018/19. Stay tuned for the complete event listing which will be posted by September 2018.


     

    Past Events

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      The Canada China Free Trade Agreement and Tibet with Mati Burnabei, Michael Buckley, Pitman Potter, Kunchok Yaklha

      18th May 2018 9:30am 
      Canada Tibet Committee and the UBC Himalaya Program invite you to a Workshop and Discussion Forum exploring human rights implications of the Canada-China Free Trade Agreement, in particular in relation to Tibet. Workshop participants will look at the Canada-China Free Trade Agreement through a human rights lens, with attention to Tibet as a case example....
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      Tibeto-Mongolian Buddhism: A Mongolian Perspective with Agata Bareja-Starzyńska

      26th Mar 2018 6:00pm 
      The talk will examine Tibeto-Mongolian relations with a special focus on the issue of Tibetan Buddhist dissemination among the Mongols. The distinctive features of Buddhist practices in historical and present-day Mongolia will be discussed as well as the religious-political ties which characterize the Tibetan hierocratic system of the Dalai Lamas and which served as a monarchical model in Khalkha Mongolia in 1911 for the 8thJetsundamba. Lastly, the question of labelling...
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      Catastrophe in Context: Household Recoveries from the 2015 Nepal Earthquakes with Jeremy Spoon

      5th Mar 2018 6:00pm 
      The 2015 Nepal earthquakes had catastrophic impacts on the lives and property of Himalayan peoples. Join the UBC Himalaya Program as Dr. Spoon discusses his study which focuses on four settlements in two of the hardest hit districts with differing access, aid, and populations. We randomly selected 400 households in these locations and conducted two...
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      Lecture and Tibet Film Screening with Losang Rabgey

      4th Feb 2018 3:30pm 
      The UBC Himalaya Program and the Tibetan Cultural Society of British Columbia (TCSBC) are excited to announce that we will be co-hosting a lecture by Dr. Losang Rabgey, Executive Director of Machik, an organization supporting communities on the Tibetan plateau, and a showing of the award-winning Tibetan documentary “Valley of the Heroes” by filmmaker Kashem...
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      Health Policy in Nepal with David Citrin, Carol-Ann Courneya, David Dunne, Cathy Ellis, Maya Magarati, and Rina Pradhan

      29th Jan 2018 6:00pm 
      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. RSVP for the...
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      Voices of Contemporary Himalayan Literature: Manjushree Thapa and Tsering Wangmo Dhompa in Conversation with

      20th Nov 2017 5:00pm 
      Find the archived video of this event here.  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, poetry, and non-fiction, considering what it means to represent Nepal and Tibet in the English-language literary scene. Please RSVP for this...
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      Searching for the Right Buddha: Procedures for Locating Incarnations (tulkus) in Tibetan Historical Literature with Ben Wood

      16th Oct 2017 5:00pm 
      UBC Himalaya Program is hosting a talk which will consider the topic of incarnate lamas (tulkus)—births of the same awakened consciousness in successive human bodies. It will focus particularly on the practices used to locate subsequent incarnations of deceased Tibetan lamas. These practices involve analyzing prophecies and divinations, as well as evaluating child tulku candidates in a...
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      Reconstruction and State Restructuring in Nepal after 2015: A Community Forum with Visiting Scholars: Jeevan Baniya, Subin Mulmi, Dinesh Paudel, and Deepak Thapa

      17th Sep 2017 2:00pm 
      Please note that this discussion will be held in Nepali, with Q&A to follow. Light refreshments will be served. Please RSVP for this event here. Parking details: https://lots.impark.com/imp?#details=1,110 Please see directions to the UBC Robson Square Campus here. About the speakers:   Jeevan Baniya is a Researcher at Social Science Baha, a not-for profit research organization in Nepal. He...
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      Nepal’s Prolonged Transition: End in Sight? with Deepak Thapa

      15th Sep 2017 5:30pm 
      Find the archived video of this event here.  Save the date for the first Himalaya Program event of the 2017-18 academic year! Join us for a lecture by Deepak Thapa, director of the Social Science Baha research institute in Kathmandu, and a well-known political analyst and commentator. Nepal has been undergoing a political transition since...
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      “Interconnected – Our Environment and Social (In)equality” with Dr. Wade Davis in Conversation with H.H. the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa

      22nd Jun 2017 3:00pm 
      The UBC Himalaya Program is hosting a dialogue between UBC faculty member Dr. Wade Davis (Department of Anthropology), and H.H. the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa. The title of this event is “Interconnected – Our Environment and Social (In)equality”. We are pleased to partner with the Karma Kagyu Association of Canada and Thrangu Monastery to welcome H.H....
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      Roundtable Discussion on Environmental Issues in Nepal with the Nepal Forest & Wildfire Management Project

      31st May 2017 4:30pm 
      Roundtable with visiting dignitaries from the IDRC-supported Nepal Forest & Wildfire Management Project. These representatives are from the Nepal Department of Forests, Kathmandu Forestry College and the Nepal Forest Fire Management Chapter.
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      Trade between Tibet and the Tang Empire  with Li Yongxian

      31st Mar 2017 5:00pm 
      Zhemian (Ochre face) was originally an “ethnic description” of the facial makeup practices of the Tibetans, or Tubo, in the Tang History and other Chinese-language historical sources. Across two centuries of Tang-Tibetan interaction, “zhemian” influenced culture in Chang’an and the Central Plains.
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      Film Screening – Kesang Tseten’s ‘Trembling Mountain’ with

      13th Mar 2017 5:00pm 
      Please join us for a screening of Kesang Tseten's Trembling Mountain. Following the devastating earthquake in Nepal in 2015, Tseten documents the survivors' efforts to rebuild their lives and the numerous physical and financial obstacles they face.
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      The Flow and Ebb of Canadian Development Efforts in Nepal with Ivan Somlai

      27th Feb 2017 5:00pm 
      Ivan Somlai is the Director of ETHNOBUREAUCRATICA and an Associate at the Centre for Asia-Pacific Initiatives at the University of Victoria. In his talk, Somlai will note some complexities, frustrations, and epiphanies arising from work with donor and host governments as he experienced them in development initiatives in Nepal since 1976.
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      At Home in the Green Mountains – Bhutanese Resettlement in Vermont with Pablo Bose

      6th Feb 2017 5:00pm 
      Pablo Bose, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor in the Department of Geography and the Director of the Global and Regional Studies Program at the University of Vermont. He is also the editor of Urban Geography (Urban Pulse Series).
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      Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Roundtable Discussion: Himalayan Research at UBC​ with Omer Aijazi, Kia Dullemond, Armaan Malhotra, Dhondup Tashi Rekjong, Bendi Tso / Yujie Ji

      23rd Jan 2017 5:00pm 
      This event is an interdisciplinary roundtable discussion featuring the research of several UBC graduate students. With participants from Humanities, Social Sciences, and Medicine, the roundtable will initiate conversations across disciplines and showcase exciting projects focusing on the Himalayan region from across the university. Stay tuned for further details! Discussion begins at 5pm.
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      Symposium and Film on Dalit Issues in Nepal with Mr. Moti Lal Nepali and Dr. Drona Prakash Rasali

      22nd Dec 2016 4:30pm 
      Mr. Moti Lal Nepali, a Dalit activist from Nepal, will give a talk about the socio-political status of Dalits in Nepal. A short film, Yash Kumar’s Bato Muniko Phool – the Prologue (Flowers Under the Path – the Prologue), will be screened, revealing the daily struggles of Dalits in Nepali villages today. Dr. Drona Rasali will explain Nepaldalitinfo Network’s role in fostering awareness of Dalit issues in Nepal. Talk starts 4:30.
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      Artist’s Talk on Contemporary Tibetan Art with Tenzing Rigdol

      1st Dec 2016 5:00pm 
      Tenzing Rigdol is a leading contemporary Tibetan artist and activist, born in Kathmandu, Nepal in 1982 to Tibetan refugee parents. Rigdol’s work has been exhibited in important galleries and museums in Europe and North America, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art. This event is sponsored by the Himalaya Program, the Contemporary Tibetan Studies Program, and the Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory.
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      The Science of Healing: Tibetan Medicine as Local Practice, National Heritage, and Global Brand with Sienna Craig, Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology, Dartmouth College

      7th Nov 2016 5:00pm 
      This talk engages these points of tension, discussing how Tibetan medicine remains at once a crucial form of local health care across Tibetan communities, a manifestation of national identity, and, increasingly, a globally available form of ‘traditional’ medicine in the 21st century. This event is sponsored by the Himalaya Program, the Contemporary Tibetan Studies Program, and the Department of Anthropology.
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      Nationalism, dogmatism, and what more: the crisis of vision in Nepali society with Diwakar Acharya, Spalding Professor of Eastern Religion and Ethics, Oxford University

      22nd Sep 2016 4:00pm 
      Diwakar Acharya's talk will tackle the questions of why the creative potential of Nepal’s resources, natural as well as human, is not unleashed, and why In spite of some positive outcome of political awareness, the leadership everybody wished for is still lacking. This event is sponsored by the Himalaya Program, the Centre for Indian and South Asian Research, and the Department of Asian Studies. Reception at 4, talk starts 4:30.
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      UBC Himalaya Program Launch Reception with the UBC Himalaya Program and the Curator for Asia at the Museum of Anthropology

      29th Apr 2016 5:00pm 
      Please join the UBC Himalaya Program and the Curator for Asia at the Museum of Anthropology for a reception to celebrate the launch of the Himalaya Program at UBC.
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      Changing Experience and Interpretation of Menstruation in Nepal: An Intergenerational Perspective with Dr. Mira Mishra

      28th Apr 2016 12:30pm 
      This presentation seeks to explore changes in the lives of women in Nepal, including women’s self image, gender role and the relations between women and men during the last 50 years. It focuses on menstruation, which is a key dimension of gender and womanhood. This paper then relates such transition to the changing socio-economic processes and argues that a new womanhood is in the making in Nepal. Light lunch served.
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      The Democratic Transition in Nepal with Dr. Chaitanya Mishra

      26th Apr 2016 3:00pm 
      What are the causes and correlates of democracy? The presentation will begin by reviewing key theories of democracy, corresponding to the three waves of democratization in world history. It will then describe specific and evolving political and economic features, which were associated with the republican and democratic turn in Nepal in 2006. Among others, it will review the significance of capitalism, changes in the mode of generation of livelihood, nature of the peasantry, de-ruralization, class structure, post-1990 political structure, the Maoist ‘people’s war’ as well as the role of India and other countries in the 2006 democratic turn. It will argue that the Nepal case has specific lessons for broader theories of democracy.
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      Five Years after the Ladakh Flood: At the Intersections of Coping, Adaptation and Re-Experienced Trauma with Dr. Nancy Chin

      30th Mar 2016 5:00pm 
      We're asking if coping strategies of 2010 eroded the foundation for adaptation today, using in-depth interviews as well as narratives from flood survivors, community leaders and students away from home who experienced disaster “secondhand” through extensive media coverage.
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      Memories of Trust Broken: Representation, Fragmentation, and the Cultural Politics of Environmental Activism in India with Dr. Georgina Drew

      18th Jan 2016 12:30pm 
      This discussion examines critical issues of distrust in social movements as a means to better understand struggles for social and environmental change. Co-sponsored by the Department of Anthropology and the Centre for India and South Asia Research.

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