hua foundation x UBC ACAM: Translator Kids

Join hua foundation and ACAM virtually or in-person for a discussion panel + dialogue session highlighting the work of translator kids on January 12, 2023!

On top of the many challenges of growing up in diaspora, many youth within racialized communities bear the extra responsibility of acting as translators and interpreters for their families.

Translator Kids will be a hybrid panel + community dialogue session highlighting the amount of labour taken on by family, and often youth and young children within their multigenerational families, in the absence of language-appropriate services and interpretation.

We acknowledge and are thankful that this event will take place on the unceded, traditional territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) First Nation.  We would also like to thank UBC Community Engagement and the Quan Lee Excellence Fund for Asian Canadian and Asian Migration Studies for their support.

Event details:

Thursday, January 12, 2023 @ 5:30pm

UBC Arts Student Centre, 2nd floor event space (1860 East Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1)

This event will include a one-hour panel, moderated by Kaitlyn Fung, and a community dialogue & activities session. Snacks and refreshments will be provided.

The panel portion will be simultaneously streamed on Zoom.

This event is free and open to the public. but make sure to RSVP through our eventbrite page to reserve a seat! Please note that there are two ticketing options available: in-person and virtual. Due to capacity limitations, registration will be verified at the door, so please make sure to select the correct ticket! Virtual attendees will be provided a streaming link on the day of the event.


Building access

  • Venue main entrance accessible via East Mall (Walter Gage Road is closed due to constructions)
  • Closest Parkade: North Parkade at 6115 Student Union
  • The second floor event space can be accessed through the staircase to the left of the main entrance or the elevator situated in the first floor atrium

Kitchen / Washrooms

  • There is a kitchen to the left of the event space with a functioning sink for handwashing or getting tap water
  • There are gendered washroom the right of the event space

Scent / Noise / Wi-Fi

  • The space will only be shared by participants, but due to the public nature of event and the open concept design of the building, 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).

As announced in June 2022, UBC no longer requires students, faculty and staff to wear non-medical masks, but UBC continues to recommend that masks be worn in indoor public spaces. For this in-person event, ACAM also recommends the wearing of masks for the safety of vulnerable members of the community, as well as all guests.