In the Media


[Media] Launch of the Hong Kong Studies Initiative covered by Asia Times

May 28, 2017

“By exposing our students to . . . Hong Kong, we help them to become more globally aware citizens. As a public institution, this is what UBC can do for Canada,” said HKSI convenor Leo K. Shin, an associate professor of history and Asian studies at UBC."


[Media] Dr. Leo Shin spoke to the South China Morning Post on the launch of the Hong Kong Studies Initiative

May 19, 2017

"In Vancouver’s ‘Cantosphere,’ a sense of responsibility and an identity under siege—Artists and academics in Vancouver are carving out a space to examine both the fate of Hong Kong and the diaspora identity"


[Community] Dr. Miu Chung Yan of the School of Social Work urges all to vote in the upcoming election

May 3, 2017

In a video public service announcement (in Cantonese), Dr. Miu Chung Yan, a HKSI Associate, urges all to vote in the upcoming provincial election.


[Media] News coverage of “Hong Kong: 20 Years After” and associated events

April 28, 2017

Links to media coverage of the symposium on "Hong Kong: 20 Years After" and associated events.


[Associates] Geographer Dr. David Ley retires after 45 years at UBC

April 21, 2017

"For more than 40 years, geographer David Ley has studied the Vancouver housing market, giving him a priceless academic perspective on the city’s struggle with now-epic unaffordability."


[Resources] Allan Cho of the UBC Library interviewed on the importance of the SCMP historical archive

April 11, 2017

UBC Library is the first institution in Canada to provide access to the South China Morning Post’s digital archives to its users. First published in 1903, the English-language newspaper is a premier publication known for its authoritative, influential and independent reporting on all of Asia.


[Media] Leo Shin interviewed on the early history of Hong Kong

March 17, 2017

Dr. Leo Shin was interviewed on OMNI News (Toronto) on the importance of studying the early history of Hong Kong. (In Cantonese)


[Media] Leo Shin interviewed on his new course on the history of Hong Kong

February 16, 2017

Dr. Leo Shin was recently interviewed on OMNI News about his new course on the history of Hong Kong and about his aspirations for the recently-established Hong Kong Studies Initiative at UBC.


[Media] Raymond Pai interviewed on teaching Cantonese at UBC

December 30, 2016

Raymond Pai was featured by the The Chinese University of Hong Kong, where he is an alumnus of Biology, for his dedication and achievements in teaching Cantonese.


[Media] Cantonese still thriving in Metro Vancouver despite wave of Mandarin-speaking immigrants [Vancouver Sun]

February 2, 2016

UBC’s King said the local Chinese-Canadian community has been supportive of the new language course, adding the role of Cantonese in the Lower Mainland is undeniable.