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From Hongcouver to…? Two Dialogues at St. John’s College UBC

From Hongcouver to…?

Looking Three Decades Past and Three Decades Ahead

Over the last three decades since Expo86, Vancouver has transformed as a city. This dialogue looks back over the last thirty years at how trans-Pacific migration and financial connections have changed Vancouver. The goal of this conversation is to have a reasoned, thoughtful, and serious discussion about issues that have at times enflamed fear and emotion, and identify trends that will shape the next three decades. Events will take place at Fairmont Social Lounge, St. John’s College, UBC, 2111 Lower Mall. Parking available across the street in the West Parkade.

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1) How Have We Changed and Where Are We Going?

Friday, September 23, 1:30pm-4:30pm

(Discussion will be in English)

Discussants

Moderator: Dr, Henry Yu, Principal, St. John’s College, and Associate Professor, History, UBC

Frances Bula, Journalist and frequent contributor to the Globe and Mail

Winnie Cheung, President, Pacific Canada Heritage Centre and Museum of Migration Society

Dr. Lisi Feng, Research Associate, Institute of Asian Research, UBC

Dr. Chris Lee, Director, Asian Canadian and Asian Migration Studies Program, and Acting Principal, St. John’s College, UBC

Michael Lee, former Vice-Chair, SUCCESS, and former Chair, UBC Alumni Association

Joanne Lee-Young, Journalist, Vancouver Sun

Dr. Helen Leung, Associate Professor, Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies, SFU

Charlie Smith, Editor, Georgia Straight

Dr. Tom Hutton, Professor, School of Community and Regional Planning, UBC

 

2) Echoes of Hongcouver?

Saturday, September 24, 10:00am-1:00pm

(Discussion will be in Chinese)

Discussants

Moderator: Winnie Cheung, President, Pacific Canada Heritage Centre & Museum of Migration Society

Tung Chan, Chair, Board of Trustees, Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21

Dr. Lisi Feng, Research Associate, Institute of Asian Research, UBC

Dr. Leo Shin, Associate Professor, History, UBC

Ken Tung, President, Civic Education Society and former Chair, SUCCESS

Andy Yan, Acting Director, City Program, SFU, and Adjunct Professor, School of Community and Regional Planning, UBC

Eleanor Yuen, former Head, Asian Library, UBC

 

Held at St. John’s College, UBC, to mark the thirty-three year anniversary of the establishment of Sing Tao Daily in Vancouver. Contact henry.yu@ubc.ca for more information.

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