Jenny Lu

Assistant Academic and Operations Manager, St. John’s College
Community Engagement Manager, Centre for Asian Canadian Research and Engagement (ACRE)
Groups: Staff


Jenny oversees the INSTRCC student research team, along with Joanna YangDenise Fong and Professor Henry Yu. Jenny started her journey in this work and community as a UBC student herself, earning a B.Sc in Global Resource Systems studying sustainable food systems, which led her to exploring her own heritage and identity as a food-loving Chinese Canadian. Jenny enjoys collaborating with student teams, campus and community partners to share, listen to, and celebrate stories of how food connects us all – culturally, environmentally, and relationally. She is inspired by the students and community members she gets to work with at INSTRCC who are bringing seeds of ideas to life that honour the past and inspire hope for the future, in new and creative ways.