Asian Studies


Welcome to the Asian Studies Program

Through a multidisciplinary approach, Asian Studies seeks an understanding of the societies, cultures, beliefs, politics, economies, and histories of the world’s most populous region. We study languages, documents, religious and philosophical texts, literature, film, the environment, and people’s accounts to gain knowledge and insights on the human experience in Asia and the Asian diaspora. The program at the U of L boasts internationally-respected specialists in religious studies, women and gender studies, languages and linguistics, sociology, management, economics, health sciences, anthropology, geography, and history. Asian Studies exemplifies the principles of Liberal Education. The U of L, Lethbridge, and Southern Alberta are home to a growing diversity of Asian cultures and communities. Join us for opportunities to study about, engage with, and even travel in Asia!  

Program Highlights

Hillary Rodrigues

PUBlic Professor Series: Dr. Hillary Rodrigues

Join religious studies professor, Dr. Hillary Rodrigues, as he explores COMBATTING DELUSION: Gleanings from the Hindu Great Goddess and Eastern Sages.

Thursday, February 27, 2020
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Sandman Signature Lethbridge Lodge

The talk promises a visually engaging and thought-provoking journey through Eastern mythology and religious philosophies, and how we quest for meaning in our lives. Freedom from delusion is not guaranteed.

Michael Chan prize

Michael Chan Prize in Asian Studies

Value: $1,000

Number: One

Eligibility-candidate pool:

Continuing or graduating full-time undergraduate or graduate students in any degree program with an interest in Asia-focused or Asia-related scholarship, research and projects.

Criteria-ranking the pool:

Outstanding achievement in a course project or paper on an Asian topic. Preference to projects that enhance Canada-Asia understanding and humanitarian cooperation.


Career Bridge | Co-operative Education & Applied Studies

Career Bridge


Put Your Knowledge to Work 

Whether you’re looking for a more in-depth learning experience by assisting with research projects on campus or by testing your knowledge in a real-life work setting, we can help! The programs available in the Career Bridge office will provide you with a solid foundation for further studies and an excellent framework for a challenging and rewarding career — whatever direction you decide to go. Explore career options, participate in research and develop skills that complement your degree.

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