2017-2018

Angela Ho (BA, Geography)


Angela is a second-generation Chinese Canadian graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Geography (Environment & Sustainability) and a minor in Asian Canadian and Asian Migration Studies. Angela’s enthusiasm for digital media, community storytelling and place-based learning has led her to produce projects such as the Chinatown Sound Map, a web based platform that showcases […]


Christina Lee (BA, Geography)


Christina is a third-generation member of the Cantonese (開平/台山) diaspora, born and raised on the unceded, occupied, and ancestral territories of the Coast Salish peoples. A lifelong learner, Christina has found her academic home in Human Geography and Asian Canadian and Asian Migration Studies, combining her passions for community and urban spaces, specifically those that […]


Jane Shi (BA, English Honours)


Jane Shi is a Chinese settler who grew up on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), sel̓íl̓witulh (Tseil-Waututh), sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) peoples, along with the territories of the Tsawwassen and Stó:lō peoples. Hailing from the islands and mountains of 浙江 (Zhejiang), she was raised on yangmei, quail eggs, and salted water ducks. She is grateful that ACAM […]


Joanne Yuasa (BA, Religion, Literature, and Arts)


Joanne Yuasa is in her fourth year at UBC, majoring in Religion, Literature, and Arts, with a minor in Asian Canadian and Asian Migration. She is planning on furthering her education through a professional Masters program in Pastoral Studies in Toronto. She currently serves as an ordained priest of the Jodo Shin school of Buddhism, […]


Mary Chen (BFA, Creative Writing)


Mary Chen is a writer and artist of colour who lives and creates on unceded Coast Salish territories. Her writing has appeared in multiple Canadian literary magazines and in 2017 was anthologized in Currents: A Ricepaper Anthology. At UBC, she was heavily involved as the Editor-in-Chief of The Garden Statuary, the English department’s undergraduate literary journal, and also […]


Mimi Nguyen (BA, Sociology)


As a daughter of two former refugees, Mimi Nguyen bears witness to the disconnect within her Việt Kiều community. She later pursued an education in Sociology to strengthen her understandings of the social constraints found in diasporic communities. In the middle of her degree, Mimi was fortunate enough to find home in ACAM where she […]


Phebe Ferrer (BA, International Relations)


Phebe is a student of Filipino heritage, graduating with a major in International Relations and minor in ACAM. Her research interests include studying migration policy, identity formation within Filipino diasporic communities, Indigenous-immigrant relations in Canada, and Philippine foreign relations. In line with these interests, Phebe ran a student-directed seminar this semester on the Filipino diaspora […]


Virginia Tina Ly (BA, English)


Virginia Tina Ly is graduating with a BA in English Literature and a minor Asian Canadian and Asian Migration studies. As the queer daughter of first generation refugees, she is intensely passionate about illuminating personal and community histories through research and videography. In 2017, she co-curated the exhibit “Tasting History: The Travelling Tales of Tea” […]


Y Vy Truong (BA, English and History)


Y Vy Truong is graduating from the University of British Columbia (UBC) with a double major in English Literature and History, with a minor from the Asian Canadian Asian Migration (ACAM) program. Her research interests concern community archives as viable public research resources, contemporary art practices emerging from Asia and Asian diaspora communities in North […]