UBC’s Himalaya Program draws upon faculty expertise, student engagement, and community partnerships to create an interdisciplinary hub for sharing knowledge about the Himalayan region, including Bhutan, China, India, Nepal, Pakistan, and the Tibetan cultural zones that traverse all of these countries.
Beginning in Fall 2015, initial projects have included developing a language partner program to create opportunities for learning Nepali and Tibetan; developing a speaker and event series; and creating an interdisciplinary network across UBC and the broader Vancouver community. Please visit the Himalaya program website for more information on upcoming events and course scheduled for this academic year - http://himalaya.arts.ubc.ca/
There are many faculty members, staff and students at UBC who are from the Himalayan region and/or work in the Himalayas. At present, our Steering Committee includes:
Himalaya Program Curricula Development Coordinator
Assistant Professor, Department of Art History, Visual Art & Theory
Postdoctoral Fellow, School of Public Policy and Global Affairs
Himalaya Program Buddhist Communities Liaison
Khyentse Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow in Tibetan Buddhist Studies
Himalaya Program Speaker Series & Language Program Coordinator;
Himalaya Program Tibetan Community Liaison
Associate Professor, Institute of Asian Research
Canada Research Chair in Religion and Contemporary Society in Asia
Himalaya Program Research & Outreach Coordinator
Assistant Professor of Anthropology and the Institute of Asian Research
Himalaya Program Nepali Community Liaison
Lecturer, Vancouver School of Economics
Himalaya Program Advisor
Associate Professor, Linguistic Anthropology
Chair, First Nations and Endangered Languages Program
Himalaya Program Assistant
The Himalaya Program has offered short, intensive one-credit courses both the Nepali and Tibetan languages. We hope to continue to offer these courses in late sprint each year. For more information about our courses and programs, please subscribe to our mailing list.
Want to learn more about the activities and opportunities to get involved with the Himalaya Program? Subscribe to the Himalaya Program mailing list to receive information on academic events, courses, and language programs .
The Himalaya Program office is located in the C.K. Choi Building on Lower Mall on UBC’s Vancouver Campus. Please contact the Himalaya Program Assistant at email@example.com for information about accessing the Himalaya Library collections, or for other information on getting involved with Program activities.