Webcast sponsored by the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre. Dr. Henry Yu specializes in the study of trans-Pacific migration and settlement. Yu is involved in the collective effort to reimagine the history of Vancouver and of British Columbia through the concept of “Pacific Canada,” a perspective that focuses on how migrants from Asia, Europe, and other parts of the Americas engaged with each other and with First Nations peoples historically. He is concurrently an associate professor in the Department of History at the University of British Columbia as well as a faculty member of the Asian American Studies Centre at the University of California, Los Angeles. Dr. Yu received his B.A. in the Honours History program from the University of British Columbia, and went on to earn his M.A. and Ph.D. from Princeton University where he pursued studies in History. Dr. Yu has held Visiting Professorships at Yale University and the University of Pennsylvania, and research fellowships at Wesleyan University, the University of California Humanities Research Institute, and research grants from the Social Science Humanities Research Council of Canada.
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