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UBC Reports | Vol. 46 | No. 20 | December 14, 2000

Gift to support Asian-Pacific research

A $1.7-million endowment to the Institute of Asian Research (IAR) in the Faculty of Graduate Studies will encourage high quality research, provide seed money for new programs, promote interdisciplinarity and support innovative collaborations with government, business, faculty and students from around the world.

The endowment will also provide support for the Master of Arts in Asia Pacific Policy Studies program within the IAR and maximize opportunities for students in this newly established program, the first and only master's program of its kind in Canada.

The endowment was established by the Cheung-Kok Choi family of Vancouver.

Scholars from around the world gather at IAR to conduct leading research focussing on China, Korea, Japan, Southeast Asia and India and South Asia.

Choi, who passed away in September, also established numerous fellowships and prizes at UBC and provided funding for the construction of the C.K. Choi Building.


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