In the Media


[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.


[Media] Vancouver university begins Cantonese courses amid fears the language is being lost to Putonghua [SCMP]

September 17, 2015

With Putonghua increasingly dominant in Chinese language classes worldwide, news that the University of British Columbia will introduce Cantonese courses has caused a stir.


[Media] Canadian university adds Cantonese course amid fears over its decline in Hong Kong [Hong Kong Free Press]

August 19, 2015

At a time when many in Hong Kong are worrying about the decline of Cantonese in classrooms, the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Canada has announced plans to roll out a course in Cantonese for the first time this fall.


[Media] Long live Cantopop [The Economist]

August 14, 2015

When the University of British Columbia (UBC) resumes classes in September it will for the first time offer a course for credit in Cantonese.


[Media] Ross King interviewed on CBC Radio on the future of Cantonese studies at UBC

January 4, 2015

On January 3rd Dr. Ross King, Head of the Department of Asian Studies, was invited to CBC radio to discuss the Cantonese language and the University’s plans for the future program.