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Asian Heritage Month

May is Asian Heritage Month and is an opportunity to learn more about the many achievements and contributions of Canadians of Asian heritage who, throughout history, have made tremendous contributions to the country.

Read on to discover how Concordia's Asian community has made its mark at the university, in Montreal and beyond.

Celebrating the rich cultural contributions of Concordia's Asian communities

Learn about six Concordians working to promote and preserve their rich cultural heritage, and hear from a current and a past member of the university’s Filipino student group.



Celebrating the rich cultural contributions of FOCUS

Edgar Maldo, the Vice-President of Internal Affairs at the Filipino Organization of Concordia University Students (FOCUS) sits down with former member, Kiara Palanca, BA 20. They discuss their experiences as Filipino students organizing at Concordia.

Reimagining Chinatown

Two-time Concordia grad Donny Seto, BA 04, MA 08, lecturer at Concordia's Department of Geography, Planning and Environment, talks about his work around Montreal's Chinatown. In 2018, Seto joined a group of concerned citizens who wanted to protect and reinforce Montreal's Chinatown. They formed the Chinatown Working Group, the launching pad for the Jia Foundation.

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Standing Together against Racism and Identity-based Violence

The mandate of the STRIVE Task Force is to oversee and coordinate the work needed to address identity-based violence as it manifests across the university. 



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