On December 8th, the Institute for Peace and Diplomacy (IPD) organized a discussion titled, “The Impact of Strained Ties with China on Canadian Universities”. This discussion is part of IPD’s China Strategy Project.
The China challenge for Canadian universities in the context of intensifying geopolitical tensions is significant and increasing. For forty years Canadian universities have been a key connector, originally via small number of government supported exchange and development programs and growing in the last fifteen years into huge interactions including Chinese students studying at our institutions (and a rather smaller flow of Canadian students studying and on exchange programs in China), research collaborations, and functioning partnership arrangements for training programs, and joint degrees. This discussion aims to examine the impact of strained ties with China on Canadian universities and research institutions.
- Martha Crago: Vice-Principal, Research and Innovation at McGill University
- Paul Davidson: President of Universities Canada
- Rizhi Wang: Professor at University of British Columbia (UBC), Applied Science; Canada Research Chair
- Paul Evans: Professor and HSBC Chair in Asian Research, University of British Columbia (UBC)