Henry Yu teaches history and is the Principal of St. John’s College at UBC. He received his BA from UBC and his MA and PhD in History from Princeton. Yu’s research and teaching involves collaboration with local communities, and he was the Co-Chair of the Anniversaries of Change Committee that oversaw a year of cultural events, art exhibits, and civic dialogues marking the 100th anniversary of the anti-Asian riots of 1907 in Vancouver. Between 2010-12, Yu was the Co-Chair of the City of Vancouver’s Dialogues between First Nations, Urban Aboriginal, and Immigrant Communities Project, and the Project Lead for the “Chinese Canadian Stories” public education project. In 2015, Yu was appointed as the Co-Chair for the Legacy Initiatives Advisory Council following the province’s apology in 2014 for BC’s historic anti-Chinese legislation. He has received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal and the BC Multicultural Award in recognition of his community-based research and leadership.

[BCBW 2018]