Heaven. Age: 29.
May is Asian Heritage Month. Canadians are invited to learn more about and celebrate the many achievements and contributions of Canadians of Asian origin who, throughout history, have done so much to make Canada the culturally diverse, compassionate and prosperous nation it is today. Read about some notable Canadians of Asian origin who have made a significant impact in Canadian society.
Elisabeth. Age: 25.
Asian Heritage Month, Recruitment booth
In the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th, visible minorities encountered racial prejudice in North America. Among them, Asian immigrants on the West Coast were particularly isolated from mainstream society and were used as cheap labour. After the Second World War, however, the situation dramatically changed for Asian immigrants.
Finley. Age: 30.
South Asian Heritage Month
The month is also an opportunity to learn about the history of Asian Canadians, celebrate their contributions to Canada, and immerse in the rich cultural heritage brought by immigrants who journeyed to this nation over the last two centuries. Three York University experts are available for interviews covering a variety of topics from immigration and citizenship to literature and higher education. Her research explores the interactions of immigration, gender, work, family and social inequality in the context of globalization and transnational migration, using intersectional analysis.
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