Geri Nikaido Shiozaki (1922-2018)

The faculty, staff and students of the Asian Canadian and Asian Migration Studies Program are deeply saddened by the passing of Geri Nikaido Shiozaki on May 3, 2018. Ms. Shiozaki was one of the 76 Japanese Canadian students forcibly removed in 1942, along with her late brother Frank Nikaido. In 2012, she walked across the stage in person to receive her honorary degree from UBC along with her late husband Richard, the only woman to do so. She was also interviewed about her experiences by the Ubyssey. We are grateful for her generosity in sharing her stories so that the injustices of the past would never be forgotten.


Ms. Shiozaki’s biography can be found in the Degree of Justice Yearbook:


ACAM would like to extend our sincere condolences to Ms. Shiozaki’s family and friends. She is deeply missed.