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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 […]


Ruth Fusako Cezar (1923-2020)

June 1, 2020

The faculty, staff and students of the Asian Canadian and Asian Migration Studies Program are deeply saddened by the passing of Ruth Fusako Cezar (nee Nagata) on May 27, 2020. Ms. Cezar was one of the 76 Japanese Canadian students forcibly removed from UBC in 1942. During the war, Ms. Cezar and her family relocated […]


Announcing the Second Year of UBC-Burnaby Village Museum Partnership

June 27, 2019

We are excited to announce the second year of a joint partnership between the Burnaby Village Museum (BVM) and UBC – specifically, the Asian Canadian & Asian Migration Studies program (ACAM), the Centre for Community Engaged Learning (CCEL), Faculty of Land and Food Systems, Go Global, and St. John’s College (SJC). Last summer, ACAM, CCEL, […]


Wallenberg-Sugihara Civil Courage Society honours Mary Kitagawa

January 15, 2019

A Crusader for Human Rights Vancouver-based Wallenberg-Sugihara Civil Courage Society honours Mary Kitagawa On January 20, the Vancouver-based Wallenberg-Sugihara Civil Courage Society will present the 2019 Wallenberg-Sugihara Civil Courage Award to Mary Kitagawa, who raised awareness of the injustices suffered by Japanese-Canadian students during the Second World War. Among other things, her fight against discrimination […]


Alice Kudo (1924-2018)

October 22, 2018

The faculty, staff and students of the Asian Canadian and Asian Migration Studies Program are deeply saddened by the passing of  Alice Kudo on September 7, 2018. Ms. Kudo was one of the 76 Japanese Canadian students at UBC who were forcibly removed in 1942. Ms. Kudo and her family relocated to Southern Alberta during […]


Minoru Yatabe (1922-2018)

The faculty, staff and students of the Asian Canadian and Asian Migration Studies Program are deeply saddened by the passing of Minoru Yatabe on October 12, 2018. Mr. Yatabe was one of the 76 Japanese Canadian students at UBC who were forcibly removed in 1942. After Japanese Canadians were forcibly removed from the West Coast, […]


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 […]