Event Date: March 22, 2021 - 08:00 am to 09:00 am
Presented by CIPS, the Asia Studies Network (ASN), Institute for Science, Society and Policy (ISSP), and the Research Chair in Taiwan Studies
We are facing the challenges in defining education in the future when higher education systems around the world are confronting the impact of COVID-19. In this situation, how does NCKU position itself and develop a stronger connection with the community?
Keynote speaker: Dr. Huey-Jen Jenny Su, President of National Cheng Kung University (NCKU)
Dr. Huey-Jen Jenny Su is currently a Distinguished Professor of Environmental Health at the National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) in Taiwan. Her research efforts have primarily focused on the topic of air pollution related health effects, with a particular emphasis on the rising global concerns with airborne microbial hazards. She was also an expert member of the committee that prepared the World Health Organization’s report concerning guidelines for biological agents in the indoor environment.
In 2015, Dr. Su became the first female President in the 85-year history of NCKU. She was honored by her alma mater with the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health’s 2017 Leadership Award in Public Health Practice, which recognizes a graduate who has been an outstanding example of effective leadership in the practice of public health. Moreover, Dr. Su was cited for her outstanding leadership among the top 100 award-winning researchers, academics, and innovators, and leaders in the 2018 edition of the Asian Scientist Magazine. She also received the 2017 Outstanding Research Award from the Ministry of Science and Technology in Taiwan. She was cited one of the 10 “Science Stars of East Asia” for her indoor air pollution by leading journal Nature.
Mr. Jacques Frémont is President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ottawa. In 2013, Quebec’s legislative assembly appointed him to chair the Quebec Human Rights and Youth Rights Commission. Prior to this appointment, he worked at the Open Society Foundations, in New York, as Director of the International Higher Education Support Program. Mr. Frémont was formerly at the University of Montreal, where he was Dean of the School of Law, as well as Provost and Vice-Rector (Academic Affairs) until 2010. He has also been a visiting professor at many Quebec, Canadian, European and Asian universities, and is the author of several books, articles and book chapters on constitutional law and public law. In 2012, he was named professor emeritus of the University of Montreal.
Throughout his career, Mr. Frémont has advised various international organizations on issues involving human rights, good governance and democracy, and has directed major international cooperation projects in the fields of human rights and judicial training. He has also been very active in higher education in Canada and abroad. Mr. Frémont is a graduate of Laval University, in Quebec City, and pursued graduate studies at York University in Toronto. He has been awarded prizes and honours, including being named to the Order of the French Academic Palms in 2009 and receiving an honorary doctorate from Paul Cézanne University in Aix-en-Provence in 2010.
Prof. André Laliberté is Professor in the School of Political Studies and holder of the Research Chair in Taiwan Studies at the University of Ottawa. His work examines the links between the political and the religious in Taiwan and the People’s Republic of China in the context of the analysis of their welfare regimes, democratic transitions, and the resilience of authoritarian regimes. Since 2019, he has joined a multidisciplinary and international research team based in France that is examining China’s impact on freedom of conscience. In 2019, he was a Humboldt Foundation visiting scholar at the University of Leipzig, where he worked with a team studying the process of differentiation between the political and the religious in a comparative perspective, wherein he focused on the liminality of philanthropy. Until 2018, as a co-investigator in a Toronto-based team, he was looking at the influence of traditional value systems and religions on gender relations and the political economy of the work of care in East Asia. He has also been an affiliate researcher with the Groupe Sociétés, Religions et Laïcités in Paris since the fall of 2013, and with the Center on Religion and Chinese Society qt Purdue University since 2011.