UBC Chinatown provides a strategic hub for partnerships between UBC and Chinatown community stakeholders. Learn about this new space as part of the community co-working hub called Chinatown House at 188 East Pender Street! Read More
Congratulations to the Asian Canadian and Asian Migration studies program (ACAM) on celebrating its 5th year anniversary. Check out their special programming this year. Read More
Initiative for Student Teaching in Chinese Canadian Studies
INSTRCC (Initiative for Student Teaching and Research in Chinese Canadian studies) was created to engage and empower students to conduct crucial and groundbreaking community-based research in Chinese Canadian history relevant to Chinese Canadian communities. In addition, INSTRCC seeks to give a voice to the stories and histories of Chinese Canadians, their families, and their communities so future generations of Canadians will be aware of the rich and complex stories that make up diverse and integral aspects of Canadian history and identity. To achieve these aims, students are encouraged to use the latest digital technologies to distribute and create informative and engaging films, oral histories, family stories, websites, and databases that anyone can easily access to learn about the importance of Chinese Canadians in Canada. As one of the community engagement initiatives within the Asian Canadian and Asian Canadian Studies (ACAM) program at UBC, INSTRCC allows students to work on community-engaged projects that provide experiential learning. By preparing and empowering students to work on issues that challenge Asian diasporic communities both locally and globally, initiatives within the ACAM program such as INSTRCC provide transformative learning experiences that help shape students understanding of themselves and the world in which they live.
September 19, 2018
On September 17, 2018, the Premier of BC, John Horgan, and the Mayor of Vancouver, Gregor Robertson, announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) committing the Province to work with Vancouver on obtaining UNESCO World Heritage status for Vancouver Chinatown. In conjunction, work towards the building of a museum in Chinatown that would tell the stories of Chinese Canadian history.
July 30, 2018
“Twenty UBC students travelled to China this summer to participate in a UBC Global Seminar exploring the heritage of Chinese migration. Now, the students are bringing their research home to share with local heritage organizations and communities.”