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Congratulations to ACAM student Carolyn Nakagawa

February 12, 2015

Congratulations to ACAM student Carolyn Nakagawa, who was recently featured at the UBC Student Leadership Conference 2015 as one of the “Faces of Today.” She also received honourable mention in the Arts Undergraduate Research Award 2014 for her research paper entitled “Harry Aoki Legacy Series”. Congratulations Carolyn! Carolyn Nakagawa is a fifth-year student in English […]


Nostalgia in the Making of Urban Forms: Hong Kong & Shanghai

January 15, 2015

UBC Go Global Seminar - Summer 2015


Eligible Courses (2015S)

December 23, 2014

Nostalgia in the Making of Urban Form in Vancouver, Hong Kong, and Shanghai If you are interested in traveling, food, heritage, culture, history, urban planning, and/or geography, this GoGlobal Group Study program is for you!   Nostalgia in the Making of Urban Form is a 3 credit, 400-level History course (HIST) that will feature Vancouver, Hong Kong […]


World Sinophone Drama Competition for Young Playwrights

November 10, 2014

The World Sinophone Drama Competition for Young Playwrights project invites young playwrights (aged 18-35) to submit new scripts composed in either English or Chinese for the inaugural round of this international drama competition. The Competition seeks to encourage production of new dramatic works that reflect upon global Chinese culture from a variety of perspectives and […]


UBC Launches ACAM on September 23, 2014

October 28, 2014

The new Asian Canadian and Asian Migration Studies is not just a history program. With courses drawn across the humanities, fine arts, and social sciences, it empowers students to become storytellers and teachers. -- UBC Public Affairs


UBC welcomes first student of ACAM program

On September 23, 2014, Dr. Henry Sugiyama was officially admitted to the University of British Columbia as the first student in the Asian Canadian and Asian Migration (ACAM) studies program. Sugiyama received an official admission letter to UBC and the ACAM program, as well as a UBC tie and alumni pin during the official ceremony.  The […]


An acceptance letter 69 years late

September 18, 2014

September 18, 2014 – by Heather Amos Dr. Henry Sugiyama with wife Joanne (right) and daughter Constance. An 87-year-old Canadian doctor of Japanese ancestry is the first student in a new UBC program on Asian Canadian studies It’s always disappointing when you don’t get into your university of choice, but Henry Sugiyama’s rejection from the […]


literAsian 2014 – Oct 9-12, 2014

September 4, 2014

The Vancouver Asian Writers’ Workshop (ACWW) is pleased to announce the countdown to its much anticipated celebration of Pacific Rim Asian Canadian writing set for October 9th to 12th, 2014 in Vancouver, BC. As a non-profit organization with a mandate to promote awareness of Asian Canadian literature, history, and culture, ACWW provide a supportive and culturally sensitive […]


FIPR 469A – Asian Canadian Film Production

FIPR 469A (001) – “ASIAN CANADIAN FILM PRODUCTION” Term 2 (Spring 2015) – TUESDAYS, 4-7pm LOCATION: Theatre-Film Production Building Room 2 (6358 University Boulevard) and Buchanan B202 (Mac Lab) Limited Seats Available: click link for more information FIPR 469A: Asian Canadian Film Production offers an introduction to the techniques and practice of video production within the […]


UBC’s Asian Canadian Asian Migration Studies Minor Takes First Students in September 2014

May 27, 2014

New history program honours Japanese Canadian students of 1942 The first students to register for a new minor in Asian Canadian and Asian Migration Studies will begin classes in September 2014. The program was created as part of a tribute to Japanese Canadian students who were unable to complete their university studies when they were […]