Alumni A-Z


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 […]


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.


Tintin Yang (BA, International Relations)

My name is Tintin! I am a recent grad from UBC with a BA majoring in International Relations and a minor in ACAM. During my time at UBC I worked and volunteered for the AMS Sexual Assault Support Centre and volunteered at CiTR and Discorder. Some of my interests are: media, technology, critical theory, and […]


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 […]


Vanessa Chan (BA, English Language and Literatures)

Vanessa is an English Language and Literature major with a minor in ACAM who struggles to write about herself and is going to do her best. As a second generation Chinese-Canadian settler growing and creating on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ilwətaɁɬ (Tsleil-Waututh)people, she’s interested in multifaceted […]