Community Outreach

The Asian Studies Centre strives to be involved in the educational and cultural activities of the Asian Communities in Winnipeg and Manitoba. Presently we are working directly with the Chinese and Japanese communities. In particular, we are serving as consultants and resource providers for the three major Winnipeg Chinese schools. We also have frequent involvement with the activities of the Manitoba Japanese Canadian Cultural Community Centre. On the South Asian side, we have traditionally enjoyed very strong connections with the Shastri Foundation of Canada, an organization that organizes and funds scholarly and cultural exchange between India and Canada. Close contact is maintained with the embassies and consulates of Asian governments and the Asian Studies Centre provides assistance to students who wish to explore study opportunities in Asia. Please contact the Director, Dr. William Lee at


Dr. William Lee, being awarded the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Rosette (a national decoration presented by the Government of Japan in the name of the Emperor to individuals that have made significant contributions with respect to the promotion of and exchange of friendship between nations) on January 23, 2020.