Event: Media opportunity with Japanese Canadian UBC students of 1942 and Honorary Degree Ceremony
Date/Time: 11 – 11:45 a.m., Wednesday, May 30
Location: St. John’s College, Fairmont Social Lounge
2111 Lower Mall
For a map, visit: www.maps.ubc.ca/?822-1
Parking available at the West Parkade
Honorary Degree Ceremony
Date/Time: 4 – 6 p.m., Wednesday, May 30
Location: The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts
6265 Crescent Rd.
For a map, visit: www.maps.ubc.ca/?130
Parking available at the Rose Garden Parkade
Webcast: The ceremony will be webcast live and begins 15 minutes prior to the ceremony. To access the webcast, please visit: http://www.graduation.ubc.ca/ubc-vancouver/live-webcast
A media feed will be provided in the Chan Centre but media must provide their own wireless transmitters and adapters.
High-resolution video clips of interviews with UBC President Stephen Toope, former student Mits Sumiya, and community member Mary Kitagawa are available for download and use by media. To download the videos, right-click the links below and “save link as…”
Interview with UBC President Stephen Toope: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/4035790/jcst-videos/INTERVIEW_SELECTS_UBC_PRESIDENT.mp4
Interview with former student Mits Sumiya: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/4035790/jcst-videos/INTERVIEW_SELECTS_MITS_SUMIYA.mp4
Interview with community member Mary Kitagawa: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/4035790/jcst-videos/INTERVIEW_SELECTS_UBC_MARY_KITAGAWA.mp4
A special ceremony will be held during UBC’s spring congregation to recognize and honour the Japanese Canadian students whose university experience was disrupted in 1942 when they were uprooted and exiled from the B.C. coast – a violation of their citizenship rights.
In advance of the ceremony, some of the former students will be available for interviews during a media opportunity. Mary Kitagawa, a community member who led the campaign to recognize the students, and UBC spokespeople will also be available for interviews at that time.
Following the media opportunity, Vancouver City Councillor and UBC professor Kerry Jang will read a proclamation on behalf of the City of Vancouver.
Later that afternoon, media are invited to attend the honorary degree ceremony for Japanese Canadian students of 1942.
For more information, visit: http://japanese-canadian-student-tribute.ubc.ca