Alumni A-Z


Nicole So (BA, English)

Nicole So is expected to graduate in May of 2015 from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature and a minor in Asian Canadian and Asian Migration studies. Curious to understand Hong Kong (where she was born) and Vancouver (where she was raised) in a comparative and academic context, […]


Phebe Ferrer (BA, International Relations)

Phebe is a student of Filipino heritage, graduating with a major in International Relations and minor in ACAM. Her research interests include studying migration policy, identity formation within Filipino diasporic communities, Indigenous-immigrant relations in Canada, and Philippine foreign relations. In line with these interests, Phebe ran a student-directed seminar this semester on the Filipino diaspora […]


Russell Chiong (BS, Environmental Science)

Russell Chiong is a fourth-generation Chinese-Canadian graduating with a Bachelor of Science, majoring in Environmental Science specializing in Conservation and Ecology, and minoring in Asian Canadian and Asian Migration studies. Born and raised in the beautiful Pacific Northwest on the unceded, occupied, and ancestral territories of the Coast Salish People, Russell has a distinct appreciation […]


Sarah Tan (BA, Asian Language and Culture)

Coming from Southeast Asian-Chinese heritage, Sarah gravitates towards the spicy flavours and rich density of Asian culture. Her interests led to a lengthy pursuit of an undergraduate degree in UBC’s Asian Studies Department. She majored in Asian Language and Culture specializing in China with a minor in Asian Canadian and Asian Migration Studies. During her […]


Shaina Somers (BA, Canadian Studies)

After many years as a UBC undergraduate, Shaina will be graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Canadian Studies and a double minor in Sociology and Asian Canadian and Asian Migration Studies. Her studies and interests have taken her around Canada, Europe, Asia and East Africa to work, travel, study and live. As a woman of […]


Sloane Geddes (BA, Asian Area Studies)

Sloane is graduating with a major in Asian Area Studies and a minor in Asian Canadian & Asian Migration Studies. She will be staying at UBC to do her Master’s degree in Asian Studies.


Tyler Mark (BA, Geography)

Tyler Tadao Taiming Mark is graduating with a B.A. in Geography and a minor in Asian Canadian and Asian Migration studies. Born and raised in Vancouver, Tyler continues to learn what it means to be a Chinese-Japanese-Canadian diaspora on these unceded Coast Salish territories but is thankful to the ACAM community for providing an interdisciplinary space for critical […]


Virginia Tina Ly (BA, English)

Virginia Tina Ly is graduating with a BA in English Literature and a minor Asian Canadian and Asian Migration studies. As the queer daughter of first generation refugees, she is intensely passionate about illuminating personal and community histories through research and videography. In 2017, she co-curated the exhibit “Tasting History: The Travelling Tales of Tea” […]


Winnie Kwan (BS, Global Resource Systems)

Winnie is a second-generation Chinese Canadian tracing ancestry back to 開平 and 九佛 graduating from the Land and Food Systems faculty with a Bachelors of Science in Global Resource Systems, and a Minor in Arts in Asian Canadian and Asian Migration studies. Through her major and minor, Winnie’s studies have explored the intersections between sustainable […]


Y Vy Truong (BA, English and History)

Y Vy Truong is graduating from the University of British Columbia (UBC) with a double major in English Literature and History, with a minor from the Asian Canadian Asian Migration (ACAM) program. Her research interests concern community archives as viable public research resources, contemporary art practices emerging from Asia and Asian diaspora communities in North […]