Distinguished Alumni Speaker Series: Dora Nipp

Dora Nipp

UBC Asian Studies graduate, 1980
Human rights lawyer and cultural historian
2040 Rolex Awards winner

From “Ni hao ma?” to “Hao ji le”: a 2010 Asian Studies Odyssey

A descendant of a CPR labourer and head-tax payers, Dora has always had a penchant for Chinese Canadian history. UBC’s Asian Studies program was her point of departure opening up a world of Chinese language, politics and history. Dora followed her heart and was inspired to undertake graduate studies on the history of the Chinese in Canada. The voices of the Chinese pioneers she interviewed then guided her work on human rights. On November 25, 2010, the historian, lawyer and film-maker will speak on how UBC’s Asian Studies program provided the impetus for an exciting and satisfying lifelong journey.


Event Schedule:
Date: Thursday, November 25
Time: 6:00 – 9:00 pm (6pm reception followed by talk starting at 7pm.)
Location: Dr. Sun Yat—Sen Classical Chinese Garden
578 Carrall Street, Vancouver, BC