Mongolia Doubleheader March 18 “Rinks of Hope” & Amb. Ed Jager

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.

About Julian Dierkes

Julian Dierkes is a sociologist by training (PhD Princeton Univ) and a Mongolist by choice and passion since around 2005. He teaches in the Master of Public Policy and Global Affairs at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. He toots and tweets @jdierkes
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2 Responses to Mongolia Doubleheader March 18 “Rinks of Hope” & Amb. Ed Jager

  1. Marissa Smith says:

    Zuun Kharaa — not too far from Boroo. Were/are the Leslies connected with Centerra?

  2. Nate Leslie says:

    Hi Marissa,

    I am late to reply to be sure, but found your comment as I searched for numerous stories about our trip to Mongolia. We were not connected with any companies, but certainly welcome the opportunity to connect, hoping to get more equipment, and coaching, to Mongolia again in the future. Thanks for your interest! Nate

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