Asian Canadian Representation and Media: Public Q&A with Simu Liu

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The UBC Asian Canadian and Asian Migration Studies (ACAM) program is hosting a public event on Asian Canadian Representation and Media, featuring a public Q&A with Simu Liu, an actor best known for his role as Jung on CBC’s Kim’s Convenience. This event is built upon the program’s new course ACAM 250: The Idea of ‘Asian Canadian’ in Popular Culture, taught by Professor John Paul (JP) Catungal, and is a part of ACAM5, a year long series of events to mark the program’s fifth anniversary.

This event is generously supported by the Quan Lee Fund for Excellence in Asian Canadian and Asian Migration Studies.


Simu Liu is an actor, writer and producer best known for his role as Jung on the hit CBC comedy Kim’s Convenience. He is an ACTRA Award Winner as well as a Canadian Screen Award and Dora Award Nominee. His past credits include major roles on NBC’s Taken, OMNI’s Blood and Water and most recently the digital series YAPPIE created by Wong Fu Productions. Simu develops many of his own projects through his production company 4:12 Entertainment, named after the day he was laid off from his job as an accountant.

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– Seating is fixed tablets with cushioned seats.

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Scent, Noise, Wi-Fi
– The space will only be shared by participants, but due to public nature of event, we cannot guarantee controlled scent or noise levels. We invite guests to be mindful of one another by refraining from wearing scented/perfumed products.
– The space has WiFi and may not be suitable for those with EMS (electromagnetic sensitivity).