This breakout panel will take place on Friday, 2PM in Great Hall South.
Stephanie Fung recently graduated from UBC with a Master of Arts in English. She wrote her thesis on the aesthetics of reticence and intimacy in Asian diasporic texts. She is currently the Community Engagement Coordinator for the UBC Asian Canadian and Asian Migration Studies Program, where she collaborates with students, staff, and faculty on organizing dialogues examining the intersections of race, gender, and sexual violence. http://acamdialogues.arts.ubc.ca/
Aida Mwanzia is a Kenyan international student at UBC, and is completing her final year in the Honours Sociology program. Her research is based on post-colonial Kenya, with a focus on migration and citizenship. These interests extend beyond academia, and you can often find her building community at the Simon K.Y. Lee Global Lounge and Resource Centre on campus where she helps to promote student-led workshops and events focused on global issues. She regularly hosts discussions as a Teaching Assistant twice a week on topics including race, sexuality, gender, globalization, culture, and deconstructing norms. Aida looks forward to engaging you in a conversation about how best to integrate international students voices into Violence Prevention and Response initiatives at Post-Secondary Institutions.
Samantha Truong a born and raised Vancouverite whose motherland is in Vietnam and Southern China. She is currently working at the Sexual Assault Support Centre as a Research Assistant with the Healthier Masculinities program. Prior to working at the SASC, she has worked at the English Language Institute with international students as a Cultural Assistant and is currently majoring in Social Work at UBC.
This panel will be moderated by Jennifer Walsh Marr.
Jennifer Walsh Marr – I am an Academic English instructor at UBC’s Vantage college, focusing on language use in Political Science. My research background is in multilingual students’ sense of identity/identification with their educational context. I have been an English language instructor working with immigrants, refugees and international students in the Vancouver area for 20 years.