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Celebrate Asian Heritage Month with 7 Concordians

‘It’​s important for me to be able to express that identity in multiple ways’​
May 10, 2022
By Louise Morgan, GrDip 99


To mark Asian Heritage Month, seven Concordians share their wisdom and stories through our video montage.

Concordia takes pride in its diverse community and is actively working to create a more equitable and inclusive experience for all our students, faculty and staff through our Equity Office.

Meet the Concordians featured in our video


Ian Selvarajah, BComm 07, is a senior manager in technology consulting at EY and recently founded a charity to promote diversity in leadership roles. He is also a generous donor to his alma mater.

Alan Wong, GrDip 02, PhD 13, is an English teacher at Montreal’s Vanier College and an anti-racism activist.


Vivek Venkatesh, MA 03, PhD 08, is the UNESCO co-Chair in Prevention of Radicalization and Violent Extremism and professor of Inclusive Practices in Visual Arts in Concordia's Department of Art Education.

Jenny Lin, MFA 01, is a print media artist and part-time professor in Concordia’s Department of Studio Arts. She is the co-winner of the 2020 Prix Powerhouse and received a Distinguished Teaching Award in 2018.


Keum-Yeo Brochet is manager of marketing and recruitment for graduate programs at the John Molson School of Business and a self-described DEI (diversity, equity and inclusion) enthusiast.

Nancy Wada, MA 01, is a 14-year veteran of Concordia’s University Advancement team. She currently serves as executive assistant to the vice-president.


Riya Dutta, BEng 20, is a master’s student in the Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering and holds a leadership role at the Graduate Students’​ Association. She is a past president of Women and Engineering.


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