Victoria So

Student Research Assistant
Groups:Students

Biography

Victoria is a 2nd generation settler on the unceded territories of xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) & səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) First Nations, majoring in History and minoring in Asian Area Studies at UBC. With familial roots in the Poon Yue (番禺) district in Guangdong, China, her cultural heritage has shown her the importance of culturally-relevant storytelling and accessible modes of learning. While her studies at UBC allowed her to consider the various ways that history can be represented in different spheres, her passion in history and storytelling is rooted in the lively discussions with her family and the impassioned stories told by her elders. As such, her personal and academic life is driven by an open-minded curiosity to listen to and learn from everyone as she believes that the stories, memories and experiences of everyday people are essential in the process of representation.