ACAM390A: Virtual Community Showcase

June 28, 2021

This last year has been a whirlwind of virtual meetings, travel restrictions and stay-at-home orders. So naturally, Professor Henry Yu’s (virtual) travel class united students across majors, faculties and national borders to learn about the Food and the Heritage of Chinese Migrations in ACAM390A – online.

ACAM 390A: Community Tours and Cultural Storytelling in the Virtual Space

June 16, 2021

Students from the ACAM 390A class crowdsourced a number of virtual tours and other forms of online cultural storytelling to start thinking about what works in the virtual space in preparation for their projects. Here’s a list of our favourites from the activity for you to explore!

ACAM 390A Guest Lecture: Carmel Tanaka (Cross Cultural Walking Tours)

May 28, 2021

On May 18th, 2021, the ACAM 390A class welcomed Carmel Tanaka, program coordinator of Cross Cultural Walking Tours (CCWT), to discuss her work. CCWT is a walking tour in collaboration with a number of cultural heritage organisations connected to Vancouver’s Strathcona neighbourhood. Currently, the tour traverses Jewish Strathcona, Hogan’s Alley, Chinatown, DTES and Powell Street, […]

Gold Mountains Book Club

May 3, 2021

Last month, we wrapped up our first online book club: Gold Mountains: Stories from Chinese Diasporas Past, Present and Future. Chinese diasporic literature encompasses a wide diversity of various waves of migration, experiences, hopes and dreams. Over the months of March and April, we not only shared our team’s favourite pieces of literature, but we […]

How do you celebrate Lunar New Year? #OurLNY 2021 Virtual Celebration

February 25, 2021

Happy year of the Ox!  Gung Hei Fat Choy!  Gong Xi Fa Cai!  This year’s Lunar New Year—like most events—was different. Many of us were unable to celebrate in person with friends and family, and public celebrations were canceled or moved online. But like the strong Ox, we persevered and we adapted. To spread the […]

A Seat at the Table | Museum of Vancouver – Digital Media Projects Showcase

November 14, 2020

A Seat at the Table will be opening at the Museum of Vancouver (MOV) on Thursday, November 19th. We are excited to share a sneak peek of the new multimedia exhibits that are unique to the MOV location. These installations were created in partnership with the University of British Columbia, the MOV, Hammer & Tong, […]

SSHRC PDG Story Highlight: Celebrating a Milestone in Activating a Multi-Sited Museum through Backyard Gardening

November 12, 2019

Last month, INSTRCC hosted a garden harvest celebration event at the Museum of Vancouver (MOV) to celebrate a milestone for the SSHRC Partnership Development Grant (PDG) funded project, “Activating a Multi-sited Museum: an Innovative Organizational Model for Heritage and Community Knowledge-Making.” Learn more about this special gathering!

“Journeys of Hope” Book Receives City of Vancouver Heritage Award

July 5, 2019

"Journeys of Hope: Challenging Discrimination and Building on Vancouver Chinatown's Legacies" was one of 21 winners that were recognized by the City of Vancouver at their bi-annual ceremony to recognize and celebrate achievements in heritage conservation. 

Announcing the 2nd year of UBC-Burnaby Village Museum Partnership

June 27, 2019

The Burnaby Village Museum is pleased to announce the second year of a joint partnership with the UBC Asian Canadian & Asian Migration Studies program, the UBC Centre for Community Engaged Learning, the UBC Faculty of Land and Food Systems, UBC Go Global, and St. John’s College, UBC.

Our newest publication in the Gold Mountain Series

May 2, 2019

Ten years in the making, "A Woman in Between: Searching for Dr. Victoria Chung" finally brings together the complex and intriguing story of Dr. Victoria Chung, the first Asian Canadian, man or woman, to earn a medical degree in Canada. Join us for the book launch on May 25!