Don’t Bother with the Textbooks: Chinese Canadian Stories and Educational Resources Using New Technologies

Lundi, le 10 decembre 2012

Monday, December 10, 2012

12h 00 – 13h 30 / 12:00- 1:30 PM  477 Lamoureux (LMX)*

 Presentation in English

YuDr. Henry Yu, University of British Columbia

The Chinese Canadian Stories project <> works directly with K-12 teachers to rethink Canadian national history as well as to co-produce learning resources.  We disrupt hierarchies of “scholar/teacher” and “university/high school” in favour of a collaboration involving community-based historians, community elders, students, and teachers while also taking advantage of the resources of universities as research institutions. Game design and digital video editing software allowed the production of engaging resources that embody pedagogical goals set by teachers with classroom experience.

 Prof. Henry Yu is Chair of Asian Canadian History at UBC and Principal of St. John’s College.  He also the Director of the Initiative for Student Teaching and Research in Chinese Canadian Studies ( at UBC, and the Project Lead for the $1.175 million “Chinese Canadian Stories” project ( involving UBC, SFU, and a wide spectrum of academic and community collaborators. He is also the Co-Chair of the City of Vancouver’s project, “Dialogues between First Nations, Urban Aboriginal, and Immigrant Communities” (