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National Day for Truth and Reconciliation – Wellness Support

September 28, 2021

Mental Health and Crisis Hotlines KUU-US Crisis Line Society 24-hr toll-free crisis line. Serves Indigenous adults and youth in BC. Adults/Elders (250-723-4050) Child/Youth (250-723-2040) Toll free (1-800-588-8717) Métis Line (1-833-MétisBC) Hope for Wellness 24-hr toll free crisis line and online chat. Serves Indigenous people across Canada. Languages (phone): English, French, Cree, Ojibway, Inuktitut Indian Residential […]


Dr. Madeline H. Chung (1925-2021)

September 3, 2021

The faculty, staff, and students of the Asian Canadian and Asian Migration Studies Program are deeply saddened by the passing of Dr. Madeline H. Chung on August 22, 2021. Dr. Chung was the first female Obstetrician and Gynaecologist in BC, and the first of Chinese descent. After arriving in Vancouver in the mid-1950s, a time […]


ACAM 320D: An Interview with Dr. Danielle Wong

July 13, 2021

To promote our upcoming course ACAM 320D – Race and New Technology, we interviewed Dr. Danielle Wong who will be teaching it this upcoming fall! Learn more about Danielle and her thoughts behind the course here.   How did you arrive at your current teaching and research interests?  My entrance into research and writing was […]


Tomi-Taro Nishio (1921-2021)

April 27, 2021

The faculty, staff and students of the Asian Canadian and Asian Migration Studies Program are deeply saddened by the passing of Tomi-Taro (Tom) Nishio on March 23, 2021. Mr. Nishio was one of the 76 Japanese Canadian students forcibly removed from UBC in 1942. Mr. Nishio excelled in sports: he played rugby for UBC and […]


A Growing Collection of Resources on COVID-19 and Anti-Asian Racism

Over the past year, we’ve seen an exponential increase in violence directed against Asian communities in BC and across North America throughout the pandemic. As we grieve, stand, and work alongside family, friends, and colleagues in the Asian Canadian community, we strive to facilitate genuine and engaging conversations, respond to community issues and concerns, and […]


ACAM Tote Bag Design Contest – Call for Submissions!

January 25, 2021

  The ACAM team is excited to announce our community design contest for our new tote bags! We know the extended ACAM community is full of amazing artists, writers, and activists, and we’d love to feature your artwork on the new tote bags.  We welcome submissions from everyone, whether you’re a current or previous ACAM […]


Undergraduate Teaching Assistant – ACAM320B

November 20, 2020

The Asian Canadian and Asian Migration Studies program is looking for an Undergraduate Teaching Assistant from the Faculty of Arts to assist the following course: ACAM 320B 001 – Health Among Asian Canadian Communities (web-oriented lecture; Mon/Wed 12:30PM-2PM) To apply for this position, please submit your application materials to acam.program@ubc.ca Qualifications: Must be a current undergraduate […]


ACAM Sessional Teaching for 2020W

September 21, 2020

Asian Canadian and Asian Migration Studies Program – Sessional Teaching for 2020W Term 2 (January to April 2021) Posted: September 21, 2020 The Asian Canadian and Asian Migration Studies Program (ACAM) is now accepting applications for a sessional position in 2020W Term 2 (4 instructional months; January to April 2021). The successful candidate will teach […]


Congratulations to Mary Kitagawa!

June 30, 2020

The Asian Canadian and Asian Migration Studies Program (ACAM) and the Asian Canadian Community Engagement Initiative (ACCE) are delighted to congratulate Keiko Mary Kitagawa on the occasion of being awarded an Honorary Degree from UBC. As an advocate for human rights and racial justice, Mary is widely admired for her tireless efforts to preserve histories […]


A Message from Our Director

June 10, 2020

Dear ACAM Community, This latest edition of The Current goes online during a time of uncertainty, anger, and distress for many Asian Canadian communities. For those of us on the ACAM staff team, the COVID-19 epidemic and the wave of anti-Asian racism it has unleashed has been difficult to witness, experience, and hold. Amidst daily reports of […]