Gillian Chan

Student Research Assistant
Groups: Alumni


Gillian was born and raised in Metro Vancouver and is a second and third generation Chinese Canadian, with family roots in Hong Kong, Toisan, and Sunwui. Vancouver’s Chinatown and Strathcona have always been important neighbourhoods for her family, and because of her interest in her family’s migration story and heritage, she enrolled in ACAM390 in the summer of 2019. Since taking ACAM390, she has worked on several heritage projects and initiatives on Chinese Canadian histories and stories with the Museum of Vancouver, Chinatown Storygathering team, and Richmond Museum. She was also one of the teaching assistants for HIST482: The History of Chinese Migration. In her spare time, Gillian enjoys writing, testing out different recipes, and playing with her corgi, Maple.