Asian Heritage Month

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Celebrating Asian Heritage Month - A Message from the President

May is Asian Heritage Month in Canada, an opportunity to learn and understand the historical and present challenges faced by Canadians of Asian heritage and to celebrate their many contributions and achievements to Canadian society. 

This year marks the 21st anniversary of the Government of Canada’s official declaration of May as Asian Heritage Month. 

At Nipissing University, we aspire to create and sustain an inclusive campus which values the richness that diversity brings to our campus, our classrooms, and our communities. In this our second year celebrating Asian Heritage Month, I encourage you to spend time learning about the many contributions, achievements, and lived experiences of Asian Canadians, including the social injustices experienced by members of our campus and broader communities. Education, understanding, discussion, and the willingness to invoke and sustain meaningful changes will help to create an inclusive community. 

For further information on Asian Heritage Month or other issues and initiatives related to equity and inclusion, please contact Traci Malkowski, Human Resources and Equity Advisor at

Kevin B. Wamsley, PhD
President & Vice-Chancellor 

Celebrate Canada's Asian Heritage - Asian Heritage Month

Canadians of Asian heritage have helped build our great country. These contributions are important to our past and present, and will help shape Canada's future.

Asian Heritage Month Resources



  • Act2endracism – Provides resources and tools for the general public, community organizations, and survivors of racism. Created by a coalition of Asian Canadians and organizations.
  • Asian Heritage Month -
  • #Elimin8Hate: #Elmin8Hate strives for racial equity and inclusive society for all Asian Canadians
  • The RepresentASIAN Project: The RepresentASIAN Project™ is a Canadian platform dedicated to celebrating, advocating and elevating Asian representation and voices in media and beyond.

CBC Recommendations

Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion (CCDI) – Asian Heritage Month Resources

Webinars, Training Sessions and Events

Films and Videos

Novels, Poetry and Non-Fiction

  • Chop Suey Nation: The Legion Café and Other Stories from Canada’s Chinese Restaurants by Ann Hui
  • Dim Sum Stories by Larry Wong
  • Familiar Face by Michael DeForge
  • Funny Boy by Shyam Selvadurai
  • Human Acts by Han Kang
  • Hotel by Karen Tei Yamashita
  • Obasan, by Joy Kogawa
  • Love Work by Janie Mirikitani
  • Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning by Cathy Park Hong
  • Paper Shadows by Wayson Choy
  • Rolling the R’s by R. Zamora Linmark
  • Seventeen Syllables by Hisaye Yamamoto
  • Stories of Your Life and Others by Ted Chiang
  • Tales from Firozsha Baag by Rohinton Mistry
  • The Gangster We Are All Looking For by Lê Thi Diem Thúy
  • The Gutter Spread Guide to Prayer by Eric Tran
  • The Library of Legends by Janie Chang
  • The Magic Fish by Trung Le Nguyen 
  • The Subtweet by Vivek Shraya
  • We Have Always Been Here by Samra Habib
  • Wild Swans by Jung Chang