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Message from UBC Asian Canadian and Asian Migration Studies Program

July 3, 2018

Dear ACAM Community, I am writing to announce that Joanna Yang will be leaving her role as Program Manager of ACAM on July 1 in order to take up a position as Finance and Academic Manager at St. John’s College, UBC. While she will be greatly missed, this is an exciting opportunity and we wish […]


Anthony B. Chan (1944-2018)

June 7, 2018

The faculty, staff and students of the Asian Canadian and Asian Migration Studies Program are deeply saddened by the passing of Dr. Anthony (Tony) B. Chan on June 3, 2018. Dr. Chan was a pioneering figure in Asian Canadian Studies, a widely-respected academic leader and filmmaker, and community activist. A third-generation Chinese Canadian born in […]


Announcing an Innovative Partnership between UBC and the Burnaby Village Museum

May 28, 2018

We are thrilled to have five ACAM 390 students working to implement undergraduate research findings at the Burnaby Village Museum & Carousel this summer, after they return from Hong Kong and Kaiping, China. “The Burnaby Village Museum (BVM) is pleased to announce a joint partnership with the UBC Asian Canadian & Asian Migration Studies program (ACAM), the […]


New Course! ACAM 250: The Idea of ‘Asian Canadian’ in Popular Culture

May 23, 2018

The Asian Canadian and Asian Migration Studies Program is pleased to offer ACAM 250: The Idea of ‘Asian Canadian’ in Popular Culture*, in September 2018. This course will be taught by Dr. JP Catungal. This course will examine popular culture as a site in and through which Asian Canadian identities and collectivities are produced. The […]


Geri Nikaido Shiozaki (1922-2018)

May 11, 2018

The faculty, staff and students of the Asian Canadian and Asian Migration Studies Program are deeply saddened by the passing of Geri Nikaido Shiozaki on May 3, 2018. Ms. Shiozaki was one of the 76 Japanese Canadian students forcibly removed in 1942, along with her late brother Frank Nikaido. In 2012, she walked across the stage […]


Mary Shinko Kato (1922-2018)

May 4, 2018

The faculty, staff and students of the Asian Canadian and Asian Migration Studies Program are deeply saddened by the passing of Mary Shinko Kato (née Nagata) on May 1, 2018. Ms. Kato was one of the 76 Japanese Canadian students forcibly removed in 1942. Along with her sister Ruth, Ms. Kato was  featured in the film “A […]


Yoichi Kato (1921-2018)

February 27, 2018

The faculty, staff and students of the Asian Canadian and Asian Migration Studies Program are deeply saddened by the recent passing of Yoichi Kato. Mr. Kato was one of the 76 Japanese Canadian students forcibly removed in 1942. We express our deepest condolences to the Kato family. While Mr. Kato did not attend the 2012 convocation at UBC for […]


New course! ACAM 320A: History and Legacies of Japanese Canadian Internment

November 2, 2017

The Asian Canadian and Asian Migration studies program is pleased to offer ACAM 320A: Histories and Legacies of Japanese Canadian Internment, in January 2018. This course will be co-taught by Mary Kitagawa and Professor John Price. From 1941 to 1949, Japanese Canadians faced uprooting, incarceration, and dispossession: a defining instance of racial injustice in Canadian […]


Jim Wong-Chu (1949-2017)

July 13, 2017

The faculty, staff, and students of the Asian Canadian and Asian Migration Studies Program are deeply saddened by the passing of activist, organizer, writer, and poet Jim Wong-Chu on July 11, 2017. Born in Hong Kong, Jim came to Canada in 1953 as a paper son. He studied photography and design at the Vancouver School […]


Bill Wong (1922-2017)

April 26, 2017

The faculty, staff, and students of the Asian Canadian and Asian Migration Studies Program are deeply saddened by the recent passing of Bill Wong on April 8, 2017. Bill was a beloved member of the local Chinese Canadian community. His father was a head tax payer who opened a tailor shop, Modernize Tailors, in Chinatown. Born in Vancouver, Bill obtained an engineering degree […]