Celebrate Learning with Asian Library: Spotlight on Collections and Innovations

Event Date & Time

  • May 12, 2022
    4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Event Description

This event is part of the 2022 Celebrate Learning Week.

Asian Library supports all scholars, students and community members conducting research on, or learning about Asia and Asian heritage. Join us and hear how our users are engaged with our collections and services for their research and studies. This event coincides with Asian Heritage Month and showcases the resources available at Asian Library, which can be enjoyed by all members of the UBC community.

To register, please visit https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/event/3670858


  • Tomoko Kitayama Yen, Tomoko Kitayama Yen is a first-generation settler and occupier on the unceded lands of the Kwikwetlem First Nation whose traditional territory lies within the shared territories of the Tsleil-Waututh, Katzie, Musqueam, Qayqayt, and Sto:lo First Nations. She is the Japanese Studies Librarian at UBC Asian Library, situated on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the Musqueam people.


  • Tanzoom Ahmed, Tanzoom Ahmed is a PhD student in Asian Studies at UBC. Her research interests cover gender-religious minorities, ethnonationalism, and xenophobia. She studies cultural mediums and archives; such as print-literary sources, theatre and films to recognize and understand exclusionary discourses against gender and religious minorities in South Asia. Tanzoom is originally from Assam—the northeastern “tea” state of India. She has completed her MA from the University of Chicago, where she focused on Muslim women literature. She also received an MPP focused on International Governance and Politics from George Mason University.
  • Stanley Chia, In November 2021, Stanley Chia graduated from the UBC MA in history program. While at UBC, he worked as a history graduate teaching assistant, a graduate research assistant for INSTRCC, the Institute of Asian Research, and the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada, and volunteered with St. John’s College. His research interests include public and oral history, Southeast Asian history, Chinese diaspora, and Asian Canadian history. He currently works as a program assistant and museum interpreter at the Museum of Vancouver.
  • Venice Dam, Venice Dam is a 4th year Asian Studies student graduating from a major in Asian Language and Culture (Korea) and a minor in Asian Language and Culture (Japan). She enjoys learning new languages and would be interested in studying Sinographs in Korea and Japan in the future. After graduation this May, Venice has plans to work in childcare sector.
  • Hanyang Jiang, Hanyang Jiang is a PhD candidate in Theatre Studies at UBC, under the guidance of Prof. Siyuan Liu. His research interests include the Stanislavsky System of acting; the history and theory of Russian Theatre; stage acting and spoken drama actor training in Modern China; plus the interrelationship between theatre, emotion, body, and mind.
  • Lavanya Verma, Lavanya Verma is pursuing her MA in the Department of Asian studies starting from September 2021 under the supervision of Prof. Joshua Mostow and Prof. Christina Laffin. Her research interest lies in the study of memoirs and women diaries of premodern Japan.