WHAT IS THE ROLE OF THE SEXUAL IN DIASPORA? Featuring Dr. Robert Diaz, Assistant Professor of English Ontario College of Art and Design University (OCAD)
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WHAT IS THE ROLE OF THE SEXUAL IN DIASPORA? Featuring Dr. Robert Diaz, Assistant Professor of English Ontario College of Art and Design University (OCAD)

A lecture by Dr. Robert Diaz and paper presentations from emerging scholars and community members around the central question of ‘What is the role of the sexual in diaspora?’ with a particular focus on the Filipino diaspora in Canada and on the themes of migration, colonialism, empire building, race, gender and sexuality. Continue reading

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Photos and Lila Shahani’s Presentation from Yesterday’s Roundtable on Human Trafficking
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Photos and Lila Shahani’s Presentation from Yesterday’s Roundtable on Human Trafficking

Thanks to everyone for such a great turn out at yesterday’s open forum on Human Trafficking: Philippine, Canadian and Global Context. Our five speakers gave their presentations to a packed conference room at the Liu Institute for Global Issues and did a fantastic job of unpacking the topic, particularly in the Philippines, Washington state and here … Continue reading

November 30 Deadline for Institute of Asian Research Fellows Program
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November 30 Deadline for Institute of Asian Research Fellows Program

The UBC Institute of Asian Research has an open call for applications to the Student Fellows Program for undergraduate students and graduate students. If you’re interested in policy research in Asia, you can get $1000 – $3000 research money per year. There’s three streams to choose from. Stream 1: Global Governance and Asia – 4 … Continue reading

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Oct 13: Visualizing Filipino Transnational Migration in Vancouver

The UBC Philippine Studies Series and visual artist Patrick Cruz present “Visualizing Filipino Transnational Migration in Vancouver” A Talk and Art Workshop The UBC Philippine Studies Series (PSS) has put together a string of art exhibits collectively entitled MAHAL. The Filipino word “mahal” translates as “love”, but alternatively also means “costly” or “expensive.” The pun … Continue reading

Academic Papers

Entablado: the pedagogical value of setting Philippine oral traditions on stage

By Chaya Erika Go – 4th year anthropology undergraduate The word ‘entablado’ –which in Filipino means a stage, coming from the same Spanish word which means a raised wooden platform- rings in my memory ideas relating to a school recital or concert, where students dutifully perform a well-rehearsed programme for their eager parents in the … Continue reading