UCRSEA Graduate Fellowship Recipients at York University

Piti Srivongchai of Khon Kaen University and Ly Quoc Dang of Chiang Mai University are the 2017 UCRSEA Graduate Fellowship recipients. They will spend 12 weeks (September-November) at York University’s Centre for Asian Research under the supervision of Prof. Douglas Young, UCRSEA Co-Investigator.

Piti will work on his research on “Low Carbon City Model for Khon Kaen Municipality”, which aims to investigate factors that influence individual carbon emission behavior and propose the guidelines to reduce the carbon emissions for Khon Kaen. Dang, on the other hand, plans to analyze data he has collected for his research on “Gender Dimensions of Flooding Vulnerability and Governance in Can Tho, Vietnam” and to write a paper or two. While in Toronto, they will also meet with other project staff based at the University of Toronto, attend the Canadian Council of Southeast Asian Studies (CCSEAS) Conference on 26-27 October, and participate in other UCRSEA activities such as the Virtual Seminars.

The fellowship is designed with a self-directed approach and a focus on individual research and study related to urban climate change and resilience in Southeast Asia.