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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 […]


ACAM Dialogues Zine Deadline Extended

March 20, 2017

ACAM Dialogues Zine submission deadline has been extended to April 1st.  ACAM Dialogues is collecting submissions for a student-driven zine. We hope to gather testimonies (what did you learn / what surprised you / what “stuck” with you) about this year’s ACAM Dialogues events and any visual art, creative writing, photos, etc. in relation to […]


Message from the UBC Asian Canadian and Asian Migration Studies Program

February 20, 2017

Dear ACAM students, faculty, friends, and supporters, It is with regret that I am writing to announce that Denise Fong will be leaving her role as Program Manager of ACAM at the end of this month to concentrate on her doctoral studies. Denise has played a key role in all aspects of ACAM since the […]


ACAM Journal Call for Editors / Coordinators!

January 24, 2017

Call for Editors / Coordinators! The ACAM Journal is currently seeking Editors and other Coordinators from the UBC ACAM program for our 2017/18 issue. Who are we? The ACAM Journal is a new student-run journal of academic and creative work. Submissions that connect to broader topics and issues around Asian and Asian(-)Canadian identity, experiences, and […]


Joe Wai (1940-2017)

January 21, 2017

  The Asian Canadian Community Engagement Initiative (ACCE) and the Asian Canadian and Asian Migration Studies Program (ACAM) at the University of British Columbia are deeply saddened by the passing of alumnus and former member of the Board of Governors Joe Wai on January 11, 2017. Joe was beloved and respected by the many whose […]