Welcome to the Canadian Journal of Buddhist Studies News Blog. It is a complementary digital channel to the Journal’s website where we strive to create and maintain an informative and friendly environment to encourage conversations and discussions among graduate students in Buddhist Studies.
While Canadian context is our main focus, CJBS News Blog is an inclusive platform which welcome all graduate students’ research interests and experiences.
The blog is run by a group of volunteer editors of diverse academic backgrounds rooted in Buddhist Studies and related disciplines.
Our Editor-in-Chief is Professor Paul Crowe. His teaching at Simon Fraser University is divided between the Department of Humanities and the Asia Canada Program. Humanities courses he teaches are principally related to the intellectual and cultural history of China. Specifically, he teaches courses on Daoist, Buddhist and literati cultures and their interactions. His Asia Canada teaching focuses on the intersection of identity, culture and migration often in relation to the history and evolution of multiculturalism philosophy and public policy in Canada. His research includes work on tenth to thirteenth century golden elixir texts found in the Zhengtong Daoist Canon. Currently he is also researching a small network of spirit-medium altars in Hong Kong and Vancouver.
We are proud to have a group of diverse graduate students as regular editors and contributors from McMaster University, University of British Columbia, University of Toronto and McGill University. Our regular contributors include Crystal Beaudoin, Larissa Fardelos, Annie Heckman, and Alice Zhao.
We are also fortunate to receive sporadic contributions from other graduate students throughout the year.
This space is deliberately created with graduate students in mind and would not realize its full potential without their contribution. If you’re interested in writing for us, please consult our Submissions Policy page.
Please feel free to share any information you may have on research projects, new publications, grants, or conferences. Submissions for the blog including photographs can be sent to our blog editors at cjbs(at)sfu(dot)ca.
For general inquiry, please send us a message via the contact form.