Leilan Wong (BA, Gender, Race, Sexuality & Social Justice)

Leilan Wong is a mixed-race UBC student of Cantonese, Irish and English descent, living, working and learning on the ancestral and unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), sel̓íl̓witulh (Tseil-Waututh), sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) peoples. Leilan majored in Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice with a minor in Asian Canadian and Asian Migration. Through her studies at UBC, Leilan dedicates her studies to critiquing the systems of power and oppression that shape the world we live in. Leilan’s studies focus on Canada’s investment in a white Canada through historical and contemporary state sanctioned dispossession of Indigenous Peoples, as well as Canada’s continued endorsement of anti-immigration and racially discriminatory practices. After graduating, Leilan plans to continue her studies as a Masters student in the department of English Language & Literatures at UBC with a focus on Cantonese Canadian ghosts and hauntings.