Asian Heritage Month
Honouring Asian Heritage Month
Each May, Asian Heritage Month highlights and celebrates the contributions, achievements, and lived experiences of Asian Canadians. Officially recognized following the efforts of Senator Vivienne Poy, the month serves as a time to collectively recognize the resilience and resolve of all those Canadians who can trace their roots back to East Asia, Southern Asia, Western, Central and Southeast Asia. It’s a time to listen, engage, and learn.
What I Want You To Know…
Creative and innovative Asian Canadian scholars, students, professionals, and alumni have called the U of A home for much of our history. They’ve dared to discover and continue to lead us on a path to do the public good. As you take the time to listen, engage, and learn, here’s what a few of our community members would like you to know.
Jia Wang — What Jia Wang, interim director of the China Institute, wants you to know this Asian Heritage Month.
Asian Heritage at U of A's Botanical Garden
Visit the U of A’s Botanical Garden and you will see a beautiful manifestation and celebration of those ties in the Aga Khan Garden’s traditional Islamic Garden design, as well as the Kurimoto Japanese Garden, named after Dr. Yuichi Kurimoto, who in 1930 became the U of A’s first graduate of Japanese descent.
A Celebration of Asian Heritage at the University of Alberta
Wednesday, May 19
4:30 - 5:30 p.m. MST
The Association of Chinese Canadian Professors (ACCP) & Engage India: Association of Professors (EIAP) in collaboration with University of Alberta International, will jointly host an event to celebrate the many achievements of our campus community members of Asian heritage and to promote Equity, Diversity, and Inclusivity by expressing solidarity against anti-Asian racism. This event is open to interested students, faculty, staff, and the public.
Recognition, Resilience, and Resolve
You can also learn more about Asian-Canadian experiences by visiting the Government of Canada’s website. Their site includes timelines, histories, and resources to help combat anti-Asian hate.