Research Projects

HKSI Faculty Associate Dr. Miu Chung Yan (Social Work) and collaborators are conducting a qualitative study to understand how emigrants from Hong Kong who have moved to Canada, the United Kingdom or Taiwan have settled and integrated themselves into the local communities.

HKSI faculty associate Dr. Miu Chung Yan (Social Work) is conducting a Survey Study on Hong Kong Residents Recently Arrived in Canada.

The 79-day Umbrella Movement of 2014 was a watershed moment in the history of Hong Kong. Not only has the protest movement transformed the political and social dynamics of this former British colony, it has also deeply affected overseas Hong Kong and Chinese communities. Our goal for this project is to create a publicly accessible oral history archive, both as a means to learn about the impacts of the Umbrella Movement in general but also as a way to better understand the Hong Kong community in Vancouver in particular.

Hong Kong in Photographs: Mapping Daily Life in the 1950s and 1960s is a digital humanities project that plotted a series of old photographs taken around Hong Kong onto a map of present-day Hong Kong.