Media

We have archived important events and related Himalaya Program media. At present, these are: 

 

Gender in Himalayan Buddhism: Glacial Shifts in Attitudes and Institutions 

On March 7, 2022, Ven. Prof. Karma Lekshe Tsomo gave the Inaugural UBC Himalaya Program Annual Lecture on Zoom. The talk featured Prof. Tsomo’s research and experiences on the ways that gender and gendered discrimination have been figured into Buddhism.


Making Markets and Valuing Natures in a ‘Himalayan’ Frontier

On February 16, 2022, UBC Himalaya Program Steering Committee member Dr. Elsie Lewison gave a presentation on her research in agricultural policies, representations, and narratives in Nepal’s Jumla district.


Gender Justice in Nepal: Political Power and Dignified Menstruation

On January 26, 2022, the UBC Himalaya Program and the Nepal Cultural Society of BC (NCSBC) invited Radha Paudel and Binda Pandeyto discuss interconnected movements for gender justice in Nepal. The discussion touched on both speakers’ decades of experience campaigning and organizing, at the grassroots and in national and international policy spaces, and their views on contemporary issues they consider particularly pressing.


2021 Welcome Back Virtual Reception

On September 22, 2021, the UBC Himalaya Program hosted a virtual reception to welcome the 2021 academic year and create new connections within our network. This video features a land acknowledgement by Dr. Mark Turin, an introduction to the UBC Himalaya Program and upcoming events by Dr. Sara Shneiderman, and a musical performance by Vancouver-based Tibetan music group, Lhaksam Metok.

 


Himalayan Research in the time of COVID-19: Views from Canada

On November 13, 2020, UBC Himalaya Program hosted a roundtable discussion featuring a panel of graduate students and emerging scholars across different disciplines and institutions in Canada. The roundtable event explored the ongoing experience of what it is like to conduct research about the Himalayan region during a time of sheltering-in-place.

 


Community-engaged summer Nepali Language course video: student experience

This video was created during a two-week intensive introductory Nepali language course offered by the UBC Himalaya Program in conjunction with the Department of Asian Studies in April-May 2019. This was a community-engaged course that blended classroom instruction with experiential learning off-campus at Nepali community sites in the Lower Mainland.

 


Community-engaged summer Tibetan Language course video: student experience

This video was created during a two-week intensive introductory Tibetan language course offered by UBC Himalaya Program in April-May 2018. This was a community-engaged course that blended classroom instruction with experiential learning off-campus at Tibetan community sites in the Lower Mainland. Registration for 2019 courses open soon.

 


Quality Education and the Role of Educational Technologies in Nepal with Rabi Karmacharya on January 17th, 2019

Open Learning Exchange Nepal co-director Rabi Karmacharya speaks about the challenges and lessons of using technology to improve education in Nepal.

 


White Sun director Deepak Rauniyar featured on Spice Radio, CiTR Radio, and The Ubyssey 

Deepak Rauniyar, the director of the Nepali film White Sun (Seto Surya) was interviewed by Spice Radio, CiTR Radio, and The Ubyssey during a visit to Vancouver to screen White Sun. 

 


Student Recording of Tibetan Folk Song “Samling Gompa” for 2018 Summer Language Course Broadcast by CiTR Radio 

Students in our summer 2018 Tibetan language course visited UBC’s CiTR radio station to record the Tibetan folk song “Samling Gompa”. Click the link to read more and to listen to their recording.

 


Recent Media about our Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund (TLEF) grant 

Steering Committee member Sara Shneiderman discussed the goals of the Himalaya Program with the Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund (TLEF) here.

We recently developed a poster for a TLEF showcase in May 2018. To view and download a copy of the Tibetan and Nepali language course TLEF poster, visit this link.


Catastrophe in Context: Household Recoveries from the 2015 Nepal Earthquakes with Jeremy Spoon on March 5th, 2018 

Live-Stream Archived here.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ip8N96eehyQ&feature=youtu.be


Voices of Contemporary Himalayan Literature: Manjushree Thapa and Tsering Wangmo Dhompa in Conversation on November 20th, 2017

Live-Stream Archived here.
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https://mediasitemob1.mediagroup.ubc.ca/Mediasite/Play/3d69feec481d47a3b9bb5a70d40953dc1d


Nepal’s Prolonged Transition: End in Sight? with Deepak Thapa on September 15th, 2018 

Live-Stream Archived here.
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https://youtu.be/dRNEaQLO3l8