Jeunes Citoyens / Young Citizens

Judy Vancouver, British Columbia

Fair address: Vancouver Heritage Fair

Project: Chinese Immigration to Canada

Chinese immigrants have helped shape Canada, yet they have endured endless struggles in order to become truly Canadian. In my video, I will be talking about the history of these Chinese immigrants and why learning about their history is important for our society.

What was the most interesting thing you learned about your topic?

One interesting thing I learned during my research is the struggle regarding language for the majority of Mandarin speaking immigrants who had come to Canada recently. This language struggle has blocked these immigrants from participating in the society. Therefore I think that we should really push the fact that you have to learn English for that is one of the most important parts of participating in a society.

What important lessons have you learned that you want to share with other Canadians?

The stories of these Chinese immigrants have taught us to cherish the fact that we get to live in a free country where, even though, there is still racism everyday, but that nowadays, no one is restricted from participating in the society. Another lesson would be teaching us to always stand strong and pull through no matter how much prejudice or discrimination you face.

How would you compare your life today to the lives of those studied in your project?

First off, my life is so much better than those of the Chinese immigrants that I studied for I have the right to become a Canadian citizen and to also be regarded as one. At that time, being a Chinese-Canadian was a disability, but be proud that I am Chinese-Canadian.

  • Karissa Hazelwood ( Young Citizen )

    Good job. Your video looked very profesional and you did a good job explaining your topic. Good luck!
    01/07/2015 10:02:44 PM

  • Abrielle - Young Citizen 2015

    Good luck Judy!
    01/07/2015 9:33:13 PM

  • Dawson Becker 2015 Young Citizen

    Great job on your video! It was interesting learning about the history of Chinese immigrants in Canada. I also have Chinese blood in me.
    27/06/2015 10:01:09 PM

  • Fran

    Well done, Judy!
    21/06/2015 9:14:12 PM

  • Tienlan Sun (Young Citizen 2015)

    Great job Judy! I think you had a good backdrop the whole time and talked at a good pace. You did a good job of pronunciation and annunciation. I also like how you were very straight forward and way you presented information. It was very hard for me to find background music but, you did good.
    19/06/2015 3:30:44 AM

  • Tisha 2015 YoungCitizen

    Great job!
    18/06/2015 7:58:46 PM

  • Sunny

    very nice girl
    16/06/2015 5:24:57 PM

  • Jane

    Very Impressive! Good summary of Chinese Immigrants history in Canada! Good Job!
    14/06/2015 10:00:46 PM

  • Ms. Froese

    I love the venue you chose to present your research. Good pic. Especially good for our school community to understand the role of Chinese Canadians in Canadian history. Thanks.
    14/06/2015 10:07:17 AM

  • Yvonne Meyer

    Top quality and well researched video. Subject matter was both interesting and well presented. I like the choice of pictures as well as the background of the UBC Asian Center. I agree with her concluding point regarding more integration of all cultural groups.
    13/06/2015 5:08:35 PM

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Project partially funded by the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage.
  • Canadian Heritage / Patrimoine Canadien
  • Government of Canada
  • HBC: Hudson's Bay Company
  • ecentricarts inc.