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Global Asia: BC Perspectives - An evening of Talk, Dance and Food

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What is Global Asia? Hear these BC perspectives: monk·author·environmentalist·analyst·dancer·professor·artist·businesswoman·chef

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Global Asia: BC Perspectives - An evening of Talk, Dance and Food

Presented by the Simon Fraser University Global Asia Program

What is Global Asia? As globalization enters the Asian Century how does the circulation of people, ideas, money, and products impact us in Vancouver and beyond? How do our connections to Asia inform our world and our work? In a series of short lectures local speakers with extraordinary perspectives will share their thoughts on these questions, the meaning of "Global Asia" and how Asia informs their world and their work.

Join us at this exciting evening event as we celebrate the launch of Simon Fraser University's Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences new Global Asia Program. Catered reception to follow.

Thursday, November 7, 6:30PM

SFU Vancouver - Segal Graduate School of Business, Room SB 1200

500 Granville Street (@ W. Pender St.)

This event is free and open to the public. We hope to see you there!

Featuring:

Joanna Chiu - Host and MC

https://www.thestar.com/authors.chiu_joanna.html

bio: Joanna Chiu is the bureau chief of Star Vancouver, the West Coast bureau of the Toronto Star. She and her team have published numerous exclusive stories related to China-China relations. Her personal passion is to amplify women’s voices and strengthen the network and community of women working in fields related to China.

Henry Yu

https://acam.arts.ubc.ca/person/henry-yu/

bio: Henry Yu is Associate Professor of Asian Canadian and Asian Migration Studies at the University of British Columbia, where he also served as the Principal of St. John’s College. He received his BA in Honours History from UBC and an MA and PhD in History from Princeton University. After teaching at UCLA for a decade, Yu returned to UBC to help build programs focused on trans-Pacific Canada.

Ajahn Sona

https://birken.ca/about/

bio: Ajahn Sona is a first-wave Western Theravada ordained monk and the Abbot of Birken Forest Buddhist Monastery (‘Birken’). With over thirty years in the robes, he is now referred to as ‘Luang Por’ (‘Venerable Father’) by his closest disciples. He is also an environmentalist, deeply interested in the ecological movements of this environmentally critical time.

Laiwan

https://www.laiwanette.net/about

bio: Laiwan is an interdisciplinary artist, writer and educator with a wide-ranging practice based in poetics and philosophy. She has served on numerous arts juries, exhibits regularly, curates projects in Canada, the US, and Zimbabwe, is published in anthologies and journals, and is a cultural activist.

Goh ballet dancers

https://www.gohballet.com/the-academy/#aboutus

bio: Goh Ballet Academy is a school of classical ballet in Vancouver, British Columbia. Founded in 1978, the Goh Ballet Academy is an internationally renowned institute, recognized for its high-calibre ballet training and performances, providing students with advanced knowledge to prepare them for a serious career in the field of dance.

Jeffrey Reeves

https://www.asiapacific.ca/about-us/senior-staff/jeffrey-reeves

bio: Jeffrey Reeves is Vice-President of Research for the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada. Prior to joining APF Canada, he was the Director of Asian Studies at the United States Army War College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. Dr. Reeves has lived and worked in Asia for over 15 years, and has published extensively on economics, politics, and security in Asia.

Mo Dhaliwal

https://skyrocket.is/team/mo-dhaliwal

bio: Mo Dhaliwal is the director of strategy at Skyrocket, a Vancouver-based digital branding agency. He has worked with brands like BMW, Air Canada, Coast Capital Savings and FortisBC, and in 2011, co-founded Skyrocket with a mission to transform the relationship companies have with their audiences through creative brand strategy.

Harbs Bains

bio: Harbs Bains is the Senior Manager of Trade and Invest of British Columbia's India office. He works with stakeholders to promote the capabilities and capacity of BC clean technologies to international markets.

JJ Lee

https://jj-lee.com

bio: JJ Lee is the author of The Measure of a Man: The Story of a Father, a Son, and a Suit, which was shortlisted for Non-Fiction Awards including Governor-General's Literary Award, Charles Taylor Prize, and Hilary Weston Writers' Trust Prize. He is also a fashion columnist and art critic for various media outlets in Vancouver.

Meeru Dhalwala

https://vijs.ca/#restaurants

bio: Meeru Dhalwala is an Indian-born Canadian chef, cookbook author, and co-owner of the Indian restaurants Vij's and Rangoli in Vancouver, British Columbia. Dhalwala believes in supporting local business and agriculture, and is committed to improving her business environmental footprint.

About SFU's Global Asia Program:

From the spiritual to the material, Asia is a continent of superlatives. The largest continent by population and surface area, it has the highest and lowest point on earth, the oldest written histories, the tallest Buddha statue, and is the birthplace of the world religions.

Global Asia students investigate topics across national borders and across academic disciplines as they prepare for careers in government, public policy, management, education, international trade and marketing, journalism, or tourism. They follow Chinese capital to Africa, Japanese aesthetics to Europe, and Korean pop culture to Canada. They study every aspect of Asian society in a global context: colonialism and post-colonialism, nationalism and transnationalism, war and peace, migration and indigeneity, civilization and pop culture, development and resistance, health and environment, sex and discourse, gender and ethnicity, media and literature.

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