Who: Henry Yu, associate professor, Dept. of History, UBC Principal, St. John’s College, UBC project lead, Chinese Canadian Stories, a UBC-SFU project.
What: Free public lecture, The New Pacific Canada and UBC
When: Tuesday November 27, 3:15 to 4:15 p.m.
Where: Room ART 206, Arts Building, 1147 Research Rd, UBC’s Okanagan campus, Kelowna
Henry Yu is involved in the collaborative effort to reimagine the history of Vancouver and of British Columbia through the concept of Pacific Canada, a perspective that focuses on how migrants from Asia, Europe, and other parts of the Americas engaged with each other and with First Nations peoples historically.
Yu’s Vancouver Sun op-ed piece Read Our Own Not-So-Quiet Revolution and essay Global Migrants and the New Pacific Canada, written for the 25th Anniversary of the Asia Pacific Foundation. Also visit Henry Yu’s blog Past Present at http://henryyu.blogspot.com
In collaboration with the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences Department of History and Sociology, Yu presents the public lecture The New Pacific and UBC. It is a fresh look at the role of UBC and British Columbia in the New Pacific Canada, a world of development in the 19th century that was cut short.
The lecture takes place in Arts Building Room ART 206, Tuesday November 27, from 3:15 to 4:15 p.m.
Yu is currently the principal of St. John’s Graduate College, UBC’s international graduate college, and served as its Associate Principal from 2005-2009.
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