Vancouver, BC - May 9, 2012 - The Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada has announced the selection of three new Post-Graduate Research Fellows (PGRFs) for 2012-13. Each PGRF will develop a research project that will include policy implications for Canada. In addition, all PGRFs will contribute to other Foundation projects, such as the National Conversation on Asia.
The Post-Graduate Research Fellowships are part of the Asia Pacific Foundation Research Grants Program, funded through the proceeds of an endowment established by the Government of Canada and designed to stimulate informed discussion on Canada’s relations with Asia.
The Post-Graduate Research Fellows for 2012-13 are:
• Charles Aruliah, an MA in International Studies from the University of Queensland in Australia. He will be researching Canada-Asia security issues, with a focus on the role of NGOs in promoting the Responsibility to Protect in the Asia Pacific region.
• Justin Elavathil, who is completing his M.A. in Asia Pacific Policy Studies from the University of British Columbia. Mr. Elavathil is interested in domestic and international issues in Japan’s recovery from the 2011 triple disaster.
• Eiston Lo, a M.Sc. in Management from the University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business. Mr. Lo will be doing research on the emigration of both recent arrivals and long-term residents from Canada to the Asia Pacific.
For more information on the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada Research Grants Program, please click here.
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About APF Canada
The Asia Pacific Foundation is an independent resource for Canadians on contemporary Asia and Canada-Asia relations. As a national not-for-profit organization established by an Act of the Federal Parliament in 1984, the Foundation brings together people and knowledge to provide the most current and comprehensive research, analysis and information on Asia and on Canada's transpacific relations. It promotes dialogue on economic, security, political and social issues, helping to inform public policy makers, the Canadian public and Canada’s Asia practitioners. The Foundation is funded principally through an endowment from the Government of Canada and by corporate and individual donors.
For additional information, please contact:
Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada