The Li Ka Shing Liberal Arts Initiative

COVID-19 Updates

In light of the current COVID-19 circumstances, the Li Ka Shing Initiative team is currently operating remotely. Our advising services are available by shantou.arts [at] or by call (phone call arranged via email). Both Li Ka Shing Intensive Chinese Language Program and Advanced Research Program have been cancelled for summer 2020. 

For the most up-to-date McGill University Information and FAQs on COVID-19, please visit Coronavirus update website. For the Faculty of Arts' latest updates on COVID-19, please visit this site.

Enriching opportunities for students and scholars of McGill and Shantou Universities

Through a special partnership between McGill’s Faculty of Arts and the College of Liberal Arts of Shantou University, exchange opportunities are available for students and scholars from both institutions to share expertise, form research collaborations, and explore the distinct cultural, political and intellectual traditions of Canada and China. All programs are generously funded by the Li Ka Shing (Canada) Foundation.

(Caption: Shantou colleagues, McGill colleagues and McGill student participants of Intensive Chinese Program and Advanced Research Program in summer 2019)

Get in touch

About us

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Professor Philip Buckley

Professor of Philosophy

Academic Liason, LKS Initiative

Email: philip.buckley [at]

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Professor Bill Wang

Senior Faculty Lecturer, East Asian Studies Department

Program Coordinator for the Intensive Chinese Language and Advanced Research Programs at Shantou University

Email: [at]

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Ms. Léa Gruyelle

Administrative Assistant, LKS Initiatives, Faculty of Arts

Email: lea.gruyelle [at] or shantou.arts [at]

Mailing address

Li Ka Shing Initiative
McGill University
Leacock Building Room 313

855 Sherbrooke St West
Montreal, QC H3A 2T7



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