Athena Chen (BA, English)

Athena is graduating with a major in English Literature and a minor in ACAM. She wants to thank the ACAM program for opening her eyes in seeing the value of local marginalized histories and providing a sense of belonging and pride in her cultural identity. Every ACAM class has taught her to keep questioning, discovering, […]

Audrey Chan (BA, Asian Area Studies)

Audrey is a second generation Chinese American born and raised on unceded Kumeyaay land (San Diego, California). She is graduating with a BA in Asian Area Studies and a minor in Asian Canadian and Asian Migration studies. Audrey aims to further utilize the knowledge obtained from ACAM in order to strengthen her own understanding of […]

Azumi Hirayama (BA, Sociology)

Azumi Hirayama is an international student from Tokyo, Japan, graduating with a Sociology major and an ACAM minor. During her undergraduate degree, she became fascinated by how people form communities and establish support networks, especially through her experience volunteering for a Family Program at the YWCA Crabtree Corner in Vancouver Downtown Eastside. In her ACAM […]

Daniel Chen (BA, Asian Studies)

Daniel Chen 陈丹宁 (he/him) is an aspiring documentary journalist and completed his BA degree in Asian Studies and Asian Canadian and Asian migration studies at the University of British Columbia. He has moved between Los Angeles and Beijing and currently calls Vancouver home. ACAM has played a large role in his involvement in Vancouver Chinatown […]

Kailey Tam (BA, English Language and Literatures, Honours)

Kailey Tam is a Han Chinese settler born and raised on the unceded and ancestral territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh nations. They are graduating with a BA in Honours English Literature and Language with a minor in Asian Canadian and Asian Migration Studies. During their time at UBC, they’ve worked as a Communications […]

Min Kim (BS, Global Resource Systems)

Min was drawn to the ACAM program because they were seeking community. They finally took their first ACAM course in their fourth year and facilitated a student directed seminar on mental wellbeing of the Asian-Canadian diaspora in their fifth year. The people that they’ve met through ACAM are the brightest, most passionate, creative visionaries. They […]

Winnie Ha (BA, History)

Winnie Ha is a history major and ACAM minor from Elk Grove, California, and transferred to UBC from Cosumnes River College in Sacramento in 2020. While she was at UBC, she played clarinet for the Thunderbird Marching Band, wrote for the sports section of the Ubyssey, was a part of Dance Horizons, and was involved […]