Asian Canadian and Asian Migration Studies

ACAM_LogoThe Asian Canadian and Asian Migration Studies (ACAM) minor program grew out of discussions within the Faculty of Arts that began in 2007 proposing a “Pacific Canada” approach to research, student learning, and community engagement at the University of British Columbia (UBC).

The minor is a multidisciplinary program that provides students with the opportunity to explore the rich history, culture, and contemporary development of Asian communities in Canada, including but not limited to those of East Asian, South Asian, and Southeast Asian ancestry.  The program is created with the involvement of different Asian Canadian communities, gives students a chance to explore the rich history of Asians in Canada.

With its multimedia and technology facilities, community engagement and outreach mandate, and extensive library, archival, and digital collections, the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre is a supporter and program partner with ACAM.

 Asian Canadian Studies with Terry Watada and Jim Wong-Chu

Thursday November 27, 3.00PM-4.00PM at the Dodson Room (Rm 302), Irving K. Barber Learning Centre

 Community Workshops

Since 2008, the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre has collaborated with UBC Library, the History Department, researchers, interested individuals and community organizations across Canada on this program

 Public Presentations

2013 British Columbia Library Association BCLA 2013 Conference (Richmond, BC) – “Chinese Canadian Stories”: a University–Community Collaboration Project.” Canadian Library Association Conference 2013 (Winnipeg, Manitoba) – “Chinese Canadian Stories: A University-Community Initiative.”

 Richmond Delta Regional Heritage Fair

As part of its community engagement mandate, the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre has presented to public school teachers at the K-12 sector on the materials created by the Chinese Canadian Stories project and widely available for use and download via the Chinese Canadian Stories website. On May 3, 2013, the Community Engagement Librarian at […]