As you know, the month of May is Asian Heritage Month. It comes to us amidst significant adversities: the unprecedented rise of anti-Asian racism, the scepter of the unrelenting pandemic, the humanitarian crisis in India and so on. And yet even in the face of such daunting realities, we see communities coming together, raising their voices and offering support to one another, within and across borders.
It is with this spirit of coming together that I am writing to invite you to the first-ever Asian Heritage Month at UBC Okanagan. Beginning on May 6, we will hold several virtual events during the four weeks of May. The initiative is inspired by our students.