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April Spotlight: Victor V. Ramraj (Professor, University of Victoria and Director, Centre for Asia-Pacific Initiatives)

13 Apr 2021 10:59 PM | Anonymous


Spotlight: Victor V. Ramraj

Victor is a law professor at the University of Victoria and the Director of the Centre for Asia-Pacific Initiatives. He is a member of FACL BC. 

1. What is something that not many people know about you?

My parents migrated to Canada from the Caribbean in the mid-1960s. I was born in Fredericton and grew up in Calgary. My personal connection to Asia is that I spent 16 years at the National University of Singapore from 1998-2014 before returning to Canada.

I also recently edited a book, Covid-19 in Asia: Law and Policy Contexts, consisting of 30 chapters by 61 contributors, published by Oxford University Press in December 2020. 

(The book can be found here: https://global.oup.com/academic/product/covid-19-in-asia-9780197553831?cc=us&lang=en&#)

2. How did you first get involved with FACL BC?

I attended the FACL BC gala dinner as a member of UVic's Faculty of Law.

3. What has been your favourite FACL event or initiative so far?

I've been especially impressed with FACL's advocacy work.

4. What advice would you give yourself if you were to go back in time?

Learn more Asian languages.

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