Nicole So (BA, English)

Nicole So is expected to graduate in May of 2015 from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature and a minor in Asian Canadian and Asian Migration studies. Curious to understand Hong Kong (where she was born) and Vancouver (where she was raised) in a comparative and academic context, Nicole has participated in the Go Global Seminar with Prof. Henry Yu last summer, which ignited her interest in learning about the trans-Pacific migration/immigration and its impact on the communities. Some of the projects Nicole has produced for the ACAM program include “4 Reasons Why You Should Care About Chinatown”, an animated short video she has made with her group for HIST 483 and “Rich Asian Girls” for Prof. Yoshizawa’s FIPR 469A course. Outside of ACAM, Nicole is also heavily involved with the UBC Centre for Community-Engaged Learning. A project she has spearheaded as the Co-founder and Chair of the Trek Student Committee is “Project Young and Classy,” where a fashion boutique is set-up for graduating grade 7 students from the Strathcona catchment school areas can access. This summer, Nicole will be continuing “Project Young and Classy” as a recipient of the UBC Chapman & Innovations Grant and she will be working as an intern with Hua Foundation.