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Interdisciplinarity across the Globe

Interdisciplinarity across the Globe

WHAT: UBC researchers have interests and partnerships with people around the world. Meanwhile, more people than ever are migrating and interacting across the globe. What are the ramifications, positive or negative, of a world in motion? What can we learn when our research crosses borders?

Spark your thinking: Consider cultural communication, global migration, subjective well-being, migration growth in Asia, international relations, research partners abroad, dispute resolution, economics and trade, globalization, human rights, artistic collaborations, local-global relations

WHEN: Wednesday, February 4, 2015, 4-6pm

WHERE: Marine Drive Commonsblock, 2205 Lower Mall

Want to participate?

ATTEND: Any graduate student can attend a FIREtalk! You do not need to submit a presentation to attend a FIREtalk and participate in the discussions. Register in advance, or simply show up!


  • Crossing 3 seas: a tale of collaboration - Kilim Park (IGSP)
  • FireTalk & Your Career - Mehdi Piltan (Industrial Engineering Group)
  • Greetings from Pabwoc, 'post-war' Northern Uganda - Lara Rosenoff Gauvin (Anthropology)
  • Investigating people-forest relations in Kenya - Gloria Kendi Borona (Forestry)
  • Politics without Borders? - David Moscrop (Political Science)
  • Religion & health in China: two studies - Stephen Pan (Public Health)
  • Transnationalism & Views Same-Sex Marriage - Skyler Wang (Sociology)

Contact us

If you have any comments or questions, please contact us at


Gloria Kendi Borona

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Skyler Wang

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David Moscrop

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Stephen Pan

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Pan, S., & Spittal, P. (2013). Health effects of perceived racial and religious bullying among urban adolescents in China: A cross-sectional national study Global Public Health, 8(6), 685-697. doi:10.1080/17441692.2013.799218

Pan, S., Zheng, Z., Li, D.L., Xu, Y.N., Leng, X.B., Carpiano, R.M., Schechter, M.T., Spittal, P.M., and Ruan, Y.H. HIV, ethnicity, and religion among men who have sex with men (MSM) in Beijing, China: a qualitative study. Poster session for presentation at the American Public Health Association 142nd Annual Meeting and Exposition; 2014 November 15-19; New Orleans, LA.

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Mehdi Piltan

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Lara Rosenoff Gauvin

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Krog, A., Mpolweni-Zantsi, N. L., & Ratele, K. (2009). There was this goat: Investigating the truth commission testimony of Notrose Nobomvu Konile. Scottsville, South Africa: University of KwaZulu-Natal Press. Koerner Library: DT1974.2 .K76 2009

Kilim Park

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