Alumni A-Z

Aleesha Hsu (BAS, Civil Engineering)

Aleesha 亦芝 Hsu (she/elle) is a second-generation Tamil, Cantonese, and Baba Nyonya Canadian born and mostly raised on unceded Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh land. Aleesha is a recent Civil Engineering graduate with a minor in Asian Canadian and Asian Migration Studies. She is currently enjoying some down time with her bike and her dog before starting a job in California […]

Alger Ji-Liang (BA, Visual Arts)

Alger Ji-Liang 梁家傑 (he/him) is a UBC visual arts and ACAM graduate, and an emerging interdisciplinary artist based in Vancouver, BC on the unceded territories of the Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh, and Musqueam peoples. Alger situates the body as the centre of research and uses a lens-based practice to speak on identity, grief, memory, and space. He […]

Allen Fan (BA, Sociology)

Allen is a sociology major who was born in Taipei and immigrated to Vancouver at the age of 2. Growing up in Vancouver, he has had the opportunity to witness and experience the wonders of migration in the place he calls home. With the knowledge and abilities he has received and developed through his time […]

Amanda Wan (BA, English Language and Literatures, Honours)

amanda (they/them) is a queer han chinese settler based in the unceded, occupied territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-waututh nations. They create poetry and artwork about sad ghosts and queer love. Their BA Honours in English and minor in Asian Canadian and Asian Migration Studies (ACAM) culminated in a thesis project titled “Mourning through […]

Angela He (BA, International Relations)

Angela is a 5th year International Relations major and ACAM minor. She was first introduced to the ACAM program when she took Dr. Henry Yu’s History 492 class in her 3rd year, and since then, her academic career followed a new path. She then joined Dr. Yu for his Go Global course in Hong Kong, Singapore, and […]

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 […]

Arrthy Thayaparan (BSc, Combined Major of Science)

Arrthy recently graduated from UBC with a Combined Major of Science degree and a minor in ACAM. Growing up as a Tamil Canadian woman on the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-waututh nations, Arrthy has found an immense passion for analyzing society through a postcolonial lens and in assisting marginalized communities share their […]

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 […]