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!

New Exhibition on Photographer Yucho Chow

April 5, 2019

A new exhibition on Vancouver's first Chinese photographer entitled "Chinatown Through a Wide Lens: The Hidden Photographs of Yucho Chow" opens on Saturday, May 4, 2019 at the Chinese Cultural Centre Museum.

Film release of “Gold Mountain: The True Story of the BC Gold Rush”

March 27, 2019

A new short film that tells the story of early Chinese migrants who came to work in the BC Gold Rush has just been released online by Telus Storyhive.

UBC History Department Faculty Spotlight – Dr. Henry Yu

February 13, 2019

The Department of History just released a spotlight featuring the research of Professor Henry Yu. Read the full article here:

Province of BC and City of Vancouver Announce Commitment to Chinatown UNESCO Application

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.