Project Archive

  • This documentary, released for distribution in November 2000, delves into the history of the Chinese workers without whom Canada’s national railway could never have been realized. This film includes interviews with Chinese-Canadians whose parents and grandparents built the railroad-and indeed the nation-give life to this poignant documentary that retells and rethinks a vital chapter in Canada’s history.

  • A number of texts were provided to the David Lam Centre for preservation in digitized form. These materials represent a body of work at the intersection of local medical practices and southern Chinese traditions of “spirit-writing” (Cantonese fu-gei 扶乩).

  • The David Lam Centre for International Communication participates, on behalf of Simon Fraser University, in a consortium of twenty-eight universities located in Asia, Europe, Canada, America, and Australia. The consortium was established and is led by the David C. Lam Institute for East-West Studies (LEWI) at Hong Kong Baptist University.

  • The Vancouver City Immigration Partnership (VIP) is a civic initiative funded by Citizenship and Immigration Canada which brings together diverse community sectors and organizations with the purpose of supporting and integrating newcomers into local communities. The David Lam Centre has joined this initiative for the purpose of contributing academic resources and expertise to one of its four strategy groups titled, “Intercultural and Civic Engagement”.

  • In 2015 and 2016, the David Lam Centre co-hosted community consultations on historical Asian Canadian exhibitions for the Royal British Columbia Museum.

  • In 2014 Simon Fraser University hosted the first ever “Workshop on Chinese Mobilities and Canada” co-organized by the David See-Chai Lam Centre for International Communication, the Asia-Canada Program (Simon Fraser University) and the Department of Sociology (University of Calgary). The conference participants examined Chinese mobilities and transnationalism and discussed the applicability of the transnationalism and new mobility paradigms to the Chinese experience in Canada and elsewhere.

  • In May 2009 an international conference on the world’s Chinatowns was held at Simon Fraser University in cooperation with LEWI at Hong Kong Baptist University. This event provided a forum for the interdisciplinary examination of the historical development, global significance, key characteristics, evolution and future of the world’s “Chinatowns”.

  • The David Lam Centre in cooperation with the Asian Studies Library at the University of British Columbia has developed a database of Historical Chinese Language Materials in BC. The database created by the project comprises over 11,000 records of Chinese-language items such as manuscripts, newspapers, correspondence, genealogical and family records, business transaction records, association records, certificates, receipts, textbooks, and photographs.

  • From 1990 to 2001, the David Lam Centre at Simon Fraser University and the senior administration of Minzu University collaborated to address and work together to improve the situation among minority nationality communities, especially through CCULP and SULCP institutional linkages in four specific regions: Ningxia, Yunnan, Inner Mongolia, Guangxi, and Hainan.