Liu Institute for Global Issues

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Liu Institute for Global Issues
Type Public
Location Vancouver, Kelowna & Great Northern Way Campus, British Columbia, Canada
Campus Urban
Affiliations APRU
Universitas 21
IAU, CIS, CWUAA, CUSID, AUFSC, Corpus Christi College (Vancouver)
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The Liu Institute for Global Issues is an organization devoted to research at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Founded by Professor Ivan Head in 1998, the institute officially opened its doors in 2000. The Liu Institute is named after Dr. Jieh Low Liou, a distinguished international businessman, political figure and philanthropist, whose generous contributions through the Liu Foundation played an instrumental role in the research hub’s creation. Its current focus embraces issues related to Development, Environment, Conflict (and Post-Conflict) and Emerging Forms of Politics.[1]

The Liu Institute conducts research and seminars in an award-winning space on the UBC campus in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Designed by Architectura in collaboration with renowned architect Arthur Erickson, the Liu building sits at the edge of a lush second-growth forest that provides cooling shade and beautiful views. The structure’s design incorporates a number of sustainable features aimed at maximizing use of recycled and salvaged materials, minimizing energy and water consumption, and reducing waste.[2]


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