Featured Student Projects

UBC INSTRCC is dedicated to engaging and empowering students to conduct crucial and groundbreaking community-based research relevant to Chinese Canadian communities. Below, check out highlighted INSTRCC student projects over the years. 

HIST 482 Community Project Showcase – 2020

While INSTRCC Director Prof. Henry Yu’s summer field study typically travels to Hong Kong and Kaiping, this course was converted to an online course during the COVID-19 pandemic. Students researched virtual heritage experiences/resources/tours around the world to pitch virtual heritage experiences in Vancouver’s Chinatown and Strathcona neighbourhoods. The students presented their pitches with community members, alumni and faculty. The virtual Community Showcase is available on YouTube:

ACAM 390A Student Films – 2019

Following their field study in Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia, students in ACAM390A produced a number of short films exploring food, heritage and space activation. You can check out all of their films on the ACAM program’s website. The films include:

  • Space Activation in Vancouver’s Chinatown: Lessons from Hong Kong, Singapore, and Malaysia’s Alleyways 
  • Community Curating: Intangible Cultural History in Museums
  • Some Fin Else 
  • Experiencing Food: Investigating the Connections Between Food and Culture in Chinese Diaspora

Past Student Projects

Throughout the years, students have produced a number of exceptional projects about Chinese Canadian heritage and migration. Check out this curated playlist of past student films: