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 […]

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 (she & they) is a queer han chinese settler based in the unceded, occupied territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, Sto:lo, and Tsleil-waututh nations. They create poetry and artwork about sad ghosts and queer love. Her BA Honours English and minor in Asian Canadian and Asian Migration Studies (ACAM) culminated in a thesis project titled […]

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 […]

Carolyn Nakagawa (BA, English, Honours)

Carolyn Nakagawa is graduating with a degree in Honours English literature and a minor in Asian Canadian Asian Migration Studies. In addition to her work with the Aoki Legacy Fund researching the life and legacy of musician and community figure Harry Aoki, Carolyn co-coordinated a student directed seminar on the writings of poet and visual […]

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 […]

Christy Fong (BA, English, Honours)

Christy is graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature Honours, supplemented by a minor in Asian Canadian & Asian Migration Studies. Her thesis research focuses on the 1968-1979 Barbecue Meats Protests of Vancouver’s Chinatown, specifically on the intersection of racialised legislation, community activism, and oral histories. Through ACAM, Christy was given the opportunity to […]

Daniel Decolongon (BA, Sociology)

Daniel is a second-generation Filipino Canadian who was born and raised on the unceded and ancestral territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh nations. He is graduating with a BA in Sociology and a minor in Asian Canadian & Asian Migration Studies. He tries – with varying degrees of success – to apply lessons from post-colonial studies and […]