Emma Quan

Student Research Assistant
Groups: Students


A recent transfer student from Douglas College, Emma (she/her) is in her 3rd year and very excited to be starting at UBC in the History Honours program with a minor in Gender, Race, Sexuality, and Social Justice. She is passionate about social justice in Canadian public history—particularly the histories of underrepresented peoples and community stories—and her research interests include Chinese Canadian culture and migration, women and gender studies, and activism in museums and archives. Her goal is for people to feel like “history doesn’t have to feel so far away” by making resources more inclusive, accessible, and relevant. She hopes to connect people with their histories because she believes that knowing more about the spaces around us can better contextualize the present and build a greater sense of personal and community identity, solidarity, and compassion.