INSTRCC 2022 Recap

In a blink, another year has flown by! In 2022, we at UBC INSTRCC saw our biggest cohort of student researchers yet, working on a record number of projects with a diverse range of community partners. Thank you for your continued support of our students’ work! 

Here’s a taste of some of the projects we worked on in 2022:  

Celebrating Asian Heritage Month with Richmond Museum – Student RAs partnered with the museum to create a series of short films that highlights aspects of Asian culture and experiences in celebration of Asian Heritage Month in May. 

“Food, Film, & Activism” event at the Museum of Vancouver – To celebrate the release of Cheuk Kwan’s book, “Have You Eaten Yet?,” and his docu-series that inspired the book, INSTRCC and partners hosted a film screening and panel in dialogue with the A Seat at the Table Exhibition

“Virtual Storytelling Workshops” with PCHC-MoM – Student RAs led a workshop series with members of the community to document their family histories using digital media. 

“Food, Farms, and Funerals” ACAM390A/ANTH362 Course –  INSTRCC RAs/TAs planned for the first-ever summer global seminar to Vancouver Island. The course was offered in partnership with Vancouver Island University.  

“Richmond Growing” with Urban Bounty Richmond – Student RAs gathered and shared stories from three community gardeners in Richmond to celebrate their important contributions to the community. 

Punjabi Market tour – INSTRCC RA and Punjabi Market Collective Director of Education, Gurleen Cheema, gave us a walking tour of Punjabi Market, pointing out long-lasting neighbourhood businesses and their stories, and ending with a delicious meal at Himalaya Restaurant. 

Other achievements from 2022: 

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