Partnerships

Community engagement is at the core of UBC INSTRCC’s work and we are proud to partner with the following organizations.

Since 2018, UBC INSTRCC has partnered with Burnaby Village to create a framework that allows students to travel globally to conduct research and then transfer that knowledge back in a regional setting, thus creating local impact. Through summer internships, UBC INSTRCC and Burnaby Village Museum have created meaningful experiential education opportunities for students, while creating engaging community programs for the public.

INSTRCC Director Dr. Henry Yu and Research Director Denise Fong participated in the co-curation of A Seat at the Table, the first exhibition of the Chinese Canadian Museum. In partnership with the Chinese Canadian Museum Society of BC, INSTRCC is supporting the exhibition’s ongoing visitor experience and community-based storysharing.

UBC INSTRCC and the City of Vancouver’s Chinatown Transformation Team signed a joint Memorandum of Understanding in October 2018 for a research collaboration to support the UNESCO World Heritage Site application for Vancouver’s Chinatown.

In 2018 and 2019, UBC INSTRCC partnered with Museum of Vancouver to create experiential education opportunities for INSTRCC students who travel globally to conduct research and apply that knowledge in a community-based setting. This partnership resulted in engaging public programming, such as the Backyard Garden.

In 2020, INSTRCC Director Dr. Henry Yu and Research Director Denise Fong collaborated with Museum of Vancouver Director of Collections & Exhibitions Viviane Gosselin in the co-curation of the A Seat at the Table exhibition.

In 2020, UBC INSTRCC partnered with Richmond Museum to create experiential education opportunities for INSTRCC students to conduct research and apply that knowledge in a community-based setting. This partnership resulted in a video series to showcase the diversity of Chinese migration to Richmond. 

UBC INSTRCC signed a five-year MOU with the Richmond Museum effective September 2020. The partnership will build on the current collaboration and work producing digital content for the Richmond Museum's "Richmond 20/20" exhibition. Following the exhibition, this partnership will continue, by mutual agreement, to support the shared goals of developing educational programming and research that explores Asian Canadian and Chinese Canadian stories and experiences in Richmond.

As partners in Chinatown MUSE Society, UBC INSTRCC and Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden are working closely to collaborate on the storytelling of Vancouver Chinatown's heritage.