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Teaching Assistantship for GPP 591C

GPP 591C: Lind Initiative Seminar (3 credits) Date of Posting: January 10, 2019 Period of Employment: Term 2 (January 1 – April 30, 2019) Hours: 96 hours for the period of employment Instructor: Dr. Justin Alger and Dr. Taylor Owen Class: Tuesday 3:00 – 5:00pm Location: Liu Institute for Global Issues, Room 316 Current Salary: […]

KPP Program Assistant

The School of Public Policy and Global Affairs is seeking a Program Assistant to join their team as a part of the Canada-DPRK Knowledge Partnership Program (KPP). BUSINESS TITLE: KPP Program Assistant EMPLOYMENT GROUP: CUPE 2950 (Cler/Secr/Library) JOB FAMILY: Program Assistant 2 JOB CODE: 286611 VP/FACULTY: Faculty of Arts DEPARTMENT: School of Public Policy PAY […]

Teaching Assistantship – GPP 505

GPP 505: Domestic and Global Policy Process (3 credits) Date of Posting: December 14, 2018 Period of Employment: Term 2 (January 1 – April 30, 2019) Hours: 192 hours for the period of employment Instructor: Dr. George Hoberg Lectures: Wednesday 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Location: Liu Institute for Global Issues, Multipurpose Room Current Salary: […]

Teaching Assistantships – GPP 541

Teaching Assistantship for GPP 541 GPP 541: Policy Dimensions of Energy Systems (3 credits) Date of Posting: December 10, 2018 Period of Employment: Term 2 (January 1 – April 30, 2019) Hours: 100 hours for the period of employment Instructor: Dr. Stefan Storey Lectures: Wednesday 5:30 – 8:30 pm Location: Ponderosa Commons: Oak House, Room […]

Simons Award in Nuclear Disarmament and Global Security

Simons Award in Nuclear Disarmament and Global Security

Simons Award in Nuclear Disarmament and Global Security The Liu Institute for Global Issues in the UBC School of Public Policy and Global Affairs invites applications from UBC students intending to undertake research on topics related to nuclear disarmament and global security. Students selected will produce a research paper by May 1st, 2018. They will also […]

Learning

Learning

Our Programs & Series With our global focus and interdisciplinary approach, the Liu Institute for Global Issues is uniquely positioned to play an active role in a number of graduate and undergraduate programs on UBC’s Vancouver campus. The Liu Institute also plays host to various speakers series and events throughout the year.

Tribute to Dr. Liou Jieh Jow

On February 5, 2016, Dr. Liou Jieh Jow, LLD ’96 passed away at the age of 88. The Liu Institute for Global Issues at the University of British Columbia is honoured to pay tribute to Dr. Liou (fondly remembered as J. J. Liou), a distinguished international businessman, political figure and philanthropist, whose generous contributions through […]

History

The Institute for Asian Research (IAR) was founded in 1978 as a focal point for Asia-related activities on the University of British Columbia’s Vancouver campus. Following in the spirit of the Institute of Pacific Relations (IPR), which was founded in the United States in 1925 to discuss relations among Pacific Rim nations, the IAR even […]

Asia Policy Experts

Asia Policy Experts

IAR faculty includes internationally recognized Asia policy experts across a wide range of issues and geographies.

Swooping for Air

By Bronwen Ledger Article reprinted with the permission of Canadian Architect. The article appeared in the July 1996 issue of the magazine.   From the first planning meetings in 1993, the C.K. Choi Institute of Asian Research on the West Mall at UBC was designed to be a “benchmark in sustainable design.” As in any […]

Green Buildings: In Transit to a Sustainable World

By Raymond J. Cole Reprinted with permission from Canadian Architect, July 1996, Volume 41, No. 7, pp. 12-13. What would a sustainable would be like? Imagine a reduced and stabilized population, no more culture of consumerism, an economic framework that fully incorporates environmental impacts, significantly reduced use of resources, and the concept of waste eliminated. […]

Stone Garden Blooms with Virtue

Eleanor Laquian Institute of Asian Research pp. 22-23 Design for a New Millenium, ed. E. Laquian (1996). Institute of Asian Research, Vancouver. In this age of accommodation, very few things are carved in stone. Yet in the Asian plaza at the southeast corner of the C. K. Choi Building there are at least five. These […]

Script for an Asian Landscape

Richard E. Prince Department of Fine Arts, UBC p. 18. Design for a New Millenium, ed. E. Laquian (1996). Institute of Asian Research, Vancouver. Script for an Asian Landscape is a sculpture comprised of six separate but interrelated units which can be found outside the west entrance of the C.K. Choi Building as well as […]

A Constructive Idea

By Gudrun Will Reprinted with permission from the writer. Vancouver Courier, pp. 1,4-5. Vol. 87, No.48, 16 June 1996 A striking building stands behind a row of young gingko trees in the northwest corner of the University of B.C. campus. Five silver, arced roofs rise along its length, giving the impression of a ship’s sails […]

Seeing with New Eyes

Matsusaki Wright Architects pp 11-14, Design for a New Millennium, ed. E.Laquian (1995) . Institute of Asian Research, Vancouver. At the onset of the 21st century, the world faces global warming from greenhouse gas emissions, a thinning ozone layer, depletion of natural resources, an inadequate supply of fresh water and reduced capacity for food production. […]

A Place of Culture

A Place of Culture

IAR celebrates Asian cultures and seeks to build community among Greater Vancouver’s Asian diaspora through regular public events.

Five Regional Centres

Five Regional Centres

IAR is home to five regional centres for research on: China, Japan, Korea, Southeast Asia, and India and South Asia.

IAR’s Home

IAR’s Home

Designed by Matsuzaki Wright Architects, the C. K. Choi Building and adjoining plaza are replete with symbols of Asian culture.

IAR at UBC

IAR at UBC

The Institute is the focal point for Asia policy and current affairs at the University of British Columbia.

Become a Global Change Maker. Get the Policy Degree the World Demands.

Become a Global Change Maker. Get the Policy Degree the World Demands.

The Master of Public Policy and Global Affairs program in the School of Public Policy and Global Affairs is a 20-month, professional global public policy program offered at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada.

Get Hands-on with Real-World Policy Challenges

Get Hands-on with Real-World Policy Challenges

The professional MPPGA program integrates classroom learning and practical experience to equip you with a broad policy foundation of strong analytical and technical skills – plus knowledge in key policy areas to influence global change.

Customize Your Learning to Your Area of Interest

Customize Your Learning to Your Area of Interest

Tailor UBC’s MPPGA program to your career goals through our three course streams: development and social change; resources, energy, and sustainability; and global governance and security.

Meet Our Students

Meet Our Students

UBC’s professional Master of Public Policy and Global Affairs students are preparing to apply the skills and knowledge they are learning in the program to enact positive changes around the world. Read more about our 2017 cohort in their student profiles.

Envision Becoming a Global Policy Leader?

Envision Becoming a Global Policy Leader?

Learn how to tackle the major ideas shaping the world and support decision-making from local to global scales. Graduate ready to lead change.