Alumni A-Z


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, […]


Kacey Ng (BA, Sociology, Honours)

Kacey Ng (伍啟詩) is a Hong Kong-Chinese-Canadian Settler on traditional, ancestral, and unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ilwətaɁɬ (Tseil-Waututh) peoples. She traces her ancestral home to being from 开平 (HoiPing) and 台山 (ToiSan), although much of her extended family resides in 香港 (Hong Kong). Much of her work is informed by […]


Kathy Thai (BA, English Languages and Literature)

Kathy Thai is graduating with a B.A. in English Literature and minor in Asian Canadian and Asian Migration Studies. Throughout her degree, Kathy was able to explore the ways in which languages, histories, and personal identities influence and propel creative efforts such as storytelling, film, and design. She is grateful to have been a part […]


Katie Fung (BA, Sociology)

Katie was born and raised in Hong Kong. Growing up, she was passionate about dancing and was trained to be a professional ballerina. The decision to migrate to Canada was made by her mother, who believed Katie and her brother would benefit from the education system here. Moving at age eleven and caught at the […]


Kimberley Wong (BA, Geography)

Kimberley Wong is a queer Cantonese diasporic woman whose work mirrors the intersections of her identity, as a fifth generation settler on unceded Coast Salish lands. She feels re-energized when walking through the avenues of Chinatown, in the footsteps of her ancestors and elders. Kimberley focused her studies on understanding the lives and migration patterns […]


Leilan Wong (BA, Gender, Race, Sexuality & Social Justice)

Leilan Wong is a mixed-race UBC student of Cantonese, Irish and English descent, living, working and learning on the ancestral and unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), sel̓íl̓witulh (Tseil-Waututh), sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) peoples. Leilan majored in Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice with a minor in Asian Canadian and Asian Migration. Through her studies at UBC, Leilan dedicates her studies to critiquing the systems of power and […]


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 […]


Michael Nguyen (BA, History)

Michael, graduating with a Major in History, has utilized ACAM as a way to encourage Asian Diasporic youth to understand, collect, and preserve their family history in order to forge relationships and identities between two or more home countries.


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 […]