A delegation of 18 staff and students from the Global and Hong Kong Studies Program of the Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK) visited UBC on June 18-19, 2019.
They attended two lectures by HKSI faculty associates, met UBC students of different academic and cultural backgrounds, visited the Museum of Anthropology, and went on a field trip to Richmond to experience the impact of Hong Kong immigrants on the urbanscape of Metro Vancouver.
Zhaocheng Liu, a Master’s student from EdUHK, found this trip memorable, “As a Chinese from Zhongshan, Guangdong, I never imagined that I could have such a strong connection with Vancouver and UBC. Through this trip I have learned more about Vancouver and UBC, and now I have a deeper understanding of another side of Hong Kong and overseas Chinese.”
Dr. Suyan Pan, Associate Professor at EdUHK’s Department of Social Sciences, considered this tour a great learning opportunity for students, “The lecture on Hong Kong Chinese Migrants in Canada by Dr. Miu Chung Yan gave us a comprehensive picture of why and how Hong Kong Chinese migrants made their journeys of hope, and what they have achieved in shaping the connection between Hong Kong and Vancouver. The lecture by Dr. Christopher Rea gave us a fresh understanding of why we do research, which would be helpful to students when they do their Honours Project.”
We thank all EdUHK students for their enthusiasm and active participation. We also thank EdUHK staff, in particular, Dr. Wai Yip Ho, Dr. Francis Mok, and Dr. Suyan Pan, for making this exchange happen. We look forward to more collaboration with EdUHK in the future.