Asian Heritage Month at UBC

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Asian Heritage Month is an opportunity for all Canadians to learn more about the many achievements and contributions of Canadians of Asian descent.

Watch as Santa J. Ono, UBC President and Vice-Chancellor, and Henry Yu, Principal, St. John’s College and Associate Professor in the Department of History discuss what Asian Heritage Month means to them.


Featured Events

May 4, 2022 | 4:00 p.m.

Re-Imagining Asian Canadian Futures

What does it mean to be Asian Canadian? How can we shape our future by using the connections between our past and present? Join the UBC Faculty of Arts on Wednesday, May 4, for “Re-Imagining Asian Canadian Futures,” the first of many ongoing conversations with communities on the Centre for Asian Canadian Research and Engagement.

May 12, 2022 | 4:00 p.m.

Celebrate Learning with Asian Library: Spotlight on Collections and Innovation

Asian Library supports scholars, students and community members conducting research on, or learning about Asia and Asian heritage. Join us and hear how our users are engaged with our collections and services for their research and studies. This event coincides with Asian Heritage Month and showcases the resources available at Asian Library.

May 19, 2022 | 5:00 p.m.

Webinar: The Hong Kong and Taiwanese Diaspora in the Literary Imagination

The world of Hong Kong and Taiwanese literature is obviously not limited to literary works written in Chinese by writers living in Hong Kong or Taiwan. Not only is there a significant body of writings in English by authors (such as Xu Xi, Timothy Mo, Dorothy Tse, Tammy Ho, Nicholas Wong, Chih-Ying Lay, to name a few) based in Hong Kong or Taiwan, the coming of age of a new generation of Hong Kong-born and Taiwan-born Canadian writers, whose literary works often draw on their transnational experiences, has also added much richness to the literature of Hong Kong and Taiwan—not to mention that of Canada. Join us for a conversation with authors Sam Cheuk and Julia Lin, along with moderator Allan Cho, on their works and journeys.

May 2022

explorASIAN Festival 2022

60+ Asian Heritage Month in-person and virtual events and exhibitions presented by explorASIAN Festival’s community partners



Are you in a UBC department or student group planning an Asian Heritage Month event?
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