Director’s Message


China has growing significance to Albertans, Canadians and the planet. Whether it is trade, climate change, or security issues, China’s global profile continues to expand. The China Institute aims to increase understanding of China in the 21st century.

Our hope is that China Institute will also play an important role in events and programs relating to China at the University of Alberta – from providing advice on potential partnerships, financial support for travel or research projects, to initiating workshops and conferences on variety of issues.

The China Institute is also eager to work with China schools and China-focused think-tanks in Canada, China, as well as in third countries. We welcome collaboration with individual scholars and institutions on joint research, academic conferences, while also offering targeted research and training for China and selected international institutions.


Gordon Houlden
Director, China Institute