This upcoming discussion is bound to be of interest to many UBC students:
In response to a strong expression of interest from students, a forum has been organized to provide a space for dialogue about issues raised by the recent publication of the Maclean’s article “Too Asian?”
The forum will be held on Thursday, November 25, 2010 from 12:30 to 2:00 p.m. in Buchanan A201.
- Dr. Kerry Jang, Professor, UBC Psychiatry and Vancouver City Councillor
- Dr. Henry Yu, Associate Professor, Dept. of History, UBC and Principal pro tem, St. John’s College, UBC)
- Dr. Candis Callison, Assistant Professor, UBC School of Journalism
- Elysa Hogg, Undergraduate Student, Faculty of Arts
- William Tao, Undergraduate Student, Faculty of Arts
The forum will open with comments from Brian Sullivan, UBC Vice-President Students, and Ekaterina Dovjenko, Vice-President Administration, AMS Student Society of UBC Vancouver.
The panelists will be asked to consider:
- The impact of stereotyping and profiling in society and in the post-secondary setting in Canada.
- Why certain groups are too often targeted by the media and portrayed through stereotypes.
- Journalistic integrity and issues of media ethics and responsibility in depicting diversity issues.
- Should we continue to generate an open dialogue about race? And how can we do so respectfully and responsibly?