On March 18, the Program on Inner Asia at UBC will host an afternoon of Mongolia events.
Conference Room (Room 120)
CK Choi Bldg for the Institute of Asian Research
1855 West Mall
16-17h Film Screening
“Rinks of Hope”
When two Canadian coaches volunteer to help kick-start youth hockey in Mongolia, they discover that even on the world’s most frigid outdoor rinks where obstacles to playing are many, the love of hockey reigns supreme.
Rinks of Hope: Project Mongolia chronicles the five day road trip of brothers Nate and Boe Leslie as they coach children and teach coaches in the big cities and small towns of northern Mongolia.
Nate Leslie and film-maker Karin Larsen will be present for the screening.
Open to the public by donation.
17-18:30h Public Presentation
Ed Jager, Canadian Ambassador to Mongolia
“Canada in Mongolia, Advancing and Promoting our Partnership”
Ambassador Jager worked as a lawyer and sales representative in the private sector before joining the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade as a trade policy officer in the Investment Trade Policy Division in 1999. His previous postings have included that of trade commissioner in Jakarta from 2000 to 2003, senior trade commissioner in Lima from 2005 to 2007 and political adviser in Kandahar from 2007 to 2008. His most recent posting, from 2008 to 2011, was as Canada’s senior trade commissioner in Brazil, based in Saõ Paulo. In Ottawa, Mr. Jager represented Canada’s interests at APEC from 2003 to 2005 and helped to negotiate Canada’s air transport agreements from 2011 to 2014.
Ambassador Jager and his wife Cathy have five children and seven grandchildren.
Amb. Jager’s presentation is free and open to the public.