Message from the UBC Asian Canadian and Asian Migration Studies Program

Dear ACAM students, faculty, friends, and supporters,

It is with regret that I am writing to announce that Denise Fong will be leaving her role as Program Manager of ACAM at the end of this month to concentrate on her doctoral studies. Denise has played a key role in all aspects of ACAM since the inception of the program in 2014. Among her many contributions, Denise worked with many of our community partners to create opportunities for students and she has served as a mentor for ACAM students on various projects. Like many of my colleagues, I have benefited enormously from her wisdom, experience, and dedication over the past three years and she will be greatly missed.

To express our gratitude to Denise and wish her well on her next steps, we will be hosting a reception in her honour on Tuesday March 7, at 3:30 at St John’s College. All members of the ACAM community are warmly invited to attend; to help us in planning this event, please RSVP below no later than March 1.

I would also like to announce that starting March 1, Joanna Yang will be the new Program Manager of ACAM. Joanna brings tremendous administrative and community-engagement experience to her new role having worked at UBC’s Equity and Inclusion Office as well as the Faculty of Arts Dean’s Office. She has worked with ACAM on numerous occasions and I am pleased that she will be joining our team in an official capacity.

Please join me in welcoming Joanna and I hope to see many of you on March 7.


Chris Lee
Director, Asian Canadian and Asian Migration Studies Program, UBC