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PROFESSIONAL WORK HISTORY

June 2023 - Present

DRAGON BOAT BC - CULTURAL PROGRAMS COORDINATOR

Engagement with local community partners to develop community-based events and programming to promote intercultural understanding between sports and culture. Working with Indigenous community leaders to bridge and connect the cultural history of Chinese-Indigenous relations through sports. Coordinating and curating cultural exhibitions and musical talents for a large-scale music festival

December 2019 - Present

UBC DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY AND DEPARTMENT OF ASIAN STUDIES - TEACHING ASSISTANT

2023-2024:

  • HIST 101: World History to Oceanic Contact (2023 Winter Term 1/2)

  • CDST 250A: Introduction to Canada (2023 Winter Term 1)

  • ASTU 201: Canada, Japan and the Pacific: Cultural Studies  (2023 Winter Term 2)

2022-2023:

  • ASIA 326: Critical Approaches to Manga and Anime (2022 Summer Term 1)

  • ASIA 300: Writing and Culture in East Asia (2022 Summer Term 2)

  • HIST 271: Japan and Global History, 1550 – 1900 (2022 Winter Term 1)

  • ASIA 254: Sex, Gender, and Sexuality in Japanese Literature and Film (2022 Winter Term 1)

  • HIST 105B: Topics in Global History – War on Terror (2022 Winter Term 2)

  • ASTU 202: Canada, Japan and the Pacific: Political, Economic and Geographical Perspectives (2022 Winter Term 2)


2021-2022: 

  • ASIA 254: Sex, Gender, and Sexuality in Japanese Literature and Film (2021 Winter Terms 1/2)


2020-2021:

  • CHIN 131:  Basic Chinese I: Part 1 (Non-Heritage) (2020 Winter Term 1) 

  • CHIN 133: Basic Chinese I: Part 2 (Non-Heritage) (2020 Winter Term 2)

  • CHIN 141:  Basic Chinese I: Part 1 (Heritage) (2020 Winter Term 1)

  • CHIN 143: Basic Chinese I: Part 2 (Heritage) (2020 Winter Term 2)

  • ASIA 254: Sex, Gender, and Sexuality in Japanese Literature and Film (2020 Winter Term 2)

December 2019 - August 2022

UBC DEPARTMENT OF ASIAN STUDIES - RESEARCH ASSISTANT

Project Title: Migration and Intimate Labour in the Transpacific 

Assisted the PI with her research on the transnational and multicultural space of intimate labour in British Columbia from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Performed archival research into Chinese language sources produced in Canada and available in digitized forms.

April 2021 - May 2022

UBC CHINESE LANGUAGE PROGRAM TA AND WORKLEARN COORDINATOR

Management of TAWL team and administrative support. Led Professional Development (PD) events and designed work training courses for all onboarding staff.

April 2021 - February 2022

UBC HONG KONG STUDIES INITIATIVE - RESEARCH ASSISTANT

“Documenting the Hong Kong Protests” expands on UBC Hong Kong Studies Initiative's (HKSI) mission to increase the scholarly resources available for the public and the academic community about the current situation in Hong Kong by preserving as much media and documentation as possible given the growing fear that much of this information may soon be lost due to censorship and media control. Documenting Hong Kong's transformation will ensure that something is preserved for educational usage and for activism.

PRESENTATIONS/LECTURES/WORKSHOPS

CONFERENCE PAPER: “MAKING QUEER ARCHIVES, WRITING HISTORY, DOING EPISTEMOLOGICAL JUSTICE.” ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION. JUNIOR SCHOLARS QUEER SYMPOSIUM. SINGAPORE. 2023.

CONFERENCE PAPER: “YOU MAKE ME FEEL GOOD, I LIKE IT”: NORTH AMERICAN QUEER ASIAN RAVE CULTURE, GAYSIAN IDENTITY, AND FINDING UTOPIA.” PAPER PRESENTATION. DANCECULT 23: AFTER THE PANDEMIC CONFERENCE. UNIVERSITY OF HUDDERSFIELD, UNITED KINGDOM. 2023.

CONFERENCE PAPER: “TOUCHING INTIMACY: FEELING MASCULINITIES AND INTIMATE LABOUR IN COLONIAL SINGAPORE.” PAPER PRESENTATION. HONG KONG UNIVERSITY HISTORY SYMPOSIUM. ZOOM. 2023.

CONFERENCE PAPER: “FROM CHINESE MEN TO CHINESE ‘BOYS’: UNEARTHING MASCULINITIES AND INTIMATE LABOUR IN COLONIAL SINGAPORE.” PAPER PRESENTATION. UNIVERSITY OF HAWAIʻI AT MĀNOA SCHOOL OF PACIFIC AND ASIAN STUDIES (SPAS) GRADUATE STUDENT CONFERENCE, INTERSECTING ASIAS: REFLECTIONS ON CONNECTIONS AND MOBILITY. HONOLULU, HAWAIʻI, USA. 2023.

CONFERENCE PAPER: “WHY STUDY HISTORY”: SENSORY AND EMOTIONAL HISTORY AS METHOD FOR HISTORICAL CARE, CHOICE, AND IMAGINATION. PAPER PRESENTATION. RITSUMEIKAN UNIVERSITY/UBC YEAR END GRADUATE CONFERENCE. ZOOM. 2023.

CONFERENCE PAPER: “TASTING DURIAN, HEARING NOISE, SENSING GHOSTS: APPLICATIONS IN TEACHING SENSORY AND EMOTIONAL HISTORY.” PAPER PRESENTATION. UBC ASIAN STUDIES GRADUATE CONFERENCE. VANCOUVER, BC, CANADA. 2023.

LECTURE: “STOLEN CHILDHOOD: MUI TSAI (妹仔) AND TRANSPACIFIC CHILD LABOUR TRAFFICKING” THE UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA, DEPARTMENT OF ASIAN STUDIES (COURSE: ASTU 201). VANCOUVER, BC, CANADA. 2023.

CONFERENCE PAPER: “SENSING SOUTHEAST ASIA: HISTORICAL AESTH/ETHICS OF SENSORY AND EMOTIONAL HISTORY.”
PAPER PRESENTATION. SHIFTING TIDES GRADUATE HISTORY CONFERENCE. PARKSVILLE, BC, CANADA. 2023.

LECTURE: "ASIAN MIGRATION INTO NORTH AMERICA” AND “"WHOSE CANADA? ANTI-ASIAN RACISM, INTERGENERATIONAL MIGRATION, AND 'ASIAN CANADA,'" THE UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADIAN STUDIES PROGRAM (COURSE: CDST 250A). VANCOUVER, BC, CANADA. 2022.

INTERVIEW: “ARTICLE 377A AND THE HISTORY OF COLONIAL DOMESTIC WORKERS IN SINGAPORE,” THE HISTORYOGI PODCAST. SINGAPORE. 2022.

SPEAKER: “UBC JUMPSTART GET CONNECTED – LGBTQIA+ WELCOME NIGHT,” THE UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA. VANCOUVER, BC, CANADA. 2022.

LECTURE: "MUSIC IN ASIA/ASIA IN MUSIC," VANCOUVER TECHNICAL SECONDARY SCHOOL, VANCOUVER, BC, CANADA. 2022.

PANELIST: “WHAT I WISH EDUCATORS KNEW BEFORE CLASS STARTED: RE-EXAMINING ACADEMIC EXPERIENCES THROUGH STUDENT-LED SEMINARS,” THE UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA. VANCOUVER, BC, CANADA. 2022.

PRESENTATION: “CULTURAL DIVERSITY AND INTERCULTURAL COMPETENCY AS A MODE OF ACTIVISM,” UNESCO INTERNATIONAL YOUTH FORUM ON CULTURAL DIVERSITY. ILLO ILLO CITY, PHILIPPINES. 2021.

WORKSHOP: “FINANCIAL LITERACY AND POST-SECONDARY APPLICATIONS,” FROG HOLLOW NEIGHBORHOOD HOUSE (CANADA) 2020.

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