Alumni A-Z

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 […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

Divine Reyes (BA, Gender, Race, Sexuality, and Social Justice)

Divine Reyes is a second-generation Filipinx-Canadian. She was born and raised on the unceded and ancestral territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Watuth nations. Divine is graduating with a major in Gender, Race, Sexuality & Social Justice and an ACAM minor. She further pursued her passion for social justice through her undergraduate degree. It opened […]

Dominique Bautista (BA, English Literature and Sociology)

Born and raised in the 604, Dominique proudly calls Vancouver home: a city that continuously challenges her to consider where she’s “really from”. A cultural hybrid, she has always been interested in identity politics complicated particularly by migration, largely based on her and her family’s experiences. Growing up, Dominique has always been involved with her community, her […]

Elizabeth Cheong (B.Comm.)

Liz is proud to be a part of the ACAM family and to add the Asian Canadian and Asian Migration Studies minor to her Bachelor of Commerce degree. She loves to learn in a “thinking globally” perspective and ACAM has helped her achieve this in the past four years. After participating in the Go Global […]

Elliott Cheung (BA, Asian Language and Culture, Honours)

Elliott Y.N. Cheung (張依諾), a 1.5-generation Hong Kong Canadian, is graduating this year with a B.A. Hons. in Asian Language and Culture (Japan) with a minor in ACAM. He credits his father with his interest in Sinophone cultures, his love of philology, and his passion for Asian Canadian advocacy and structural reform. His long-term research […]