About this resource list
In celebration of Asian Canadian Heritage Month, this guide has been guest-curated by Camosun Library Technician, Lisa Takata.
Lisa earned her Bachelor's degree, with a major in Asian Studies, at the University of British Columbia. Throughout her career she has worked in heritage and knowledge organizations including the Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre, the Coquitlam and Burnaby Public Libraries, the public school system in Japan, and – since 2014 – the Camosun College Library.
Lisa is an outspoken advocate for equality and diversity. Her perspectives and experiences as a Japanese Canadian and as a descendant of Japanese Canadians who experienced forcible internment by the Canadian government, inform and enrich her professional ethos and ability to effect change.
Lisa's list features works that celebrate the ideas, successes, creativity, and stories of Asian Canadians. These resources – and more – are available at the Camosun library.
Websites of interest