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YCAR’s mandate is to foster and support research at York related to East, Southeast and South Asia as well as Asian migrant communities in Canada and around the world. The Centre aims to provide:

  1. Intellectual Exchange: facilitating interaction between Asia and Asian Diaspora-focused scholars at York, and between York researchers and a global community of Asia scholars;
  2. Research Support: assisting in the development of research grants and administering such projects;
  3. Graduate Training: supporting graduate student training and research by creating an interdisciplinary intellectual hub, administering a graduate diploma program, and providing financial support for graduate research;
  4. Knowledge Mobilization: providing a clear public point of access to York’s collective research expertise on Asia and the Diaspora, and ensuring the wider dissemination of York research on Asia and the Diaspora to academic and non-academic audiences in Canada and around the world.