Burnaby to host Paul and Eileen Lin Commemorative Lecture Series

January 10, 2024

Burnaby Village Museum and the Chinese Canadian Historical Society of BC will celebrate and honour the stories of local Chinese Canadian community members by hosting the 2024 Paul and Eileen Lin Commemorative Lecture at the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts on January 25. 

Hosted in partnership with the Chinese Canadian Historical Society, this free lecture features a panel discussion of community members whose stories are vividly told in the newly-released coffee table book Rooted: Chinese Canadian Stories in Burnaby.

A limited number of in-person tickets are still available and residents also have the option of tuning into the livestream via Zoom. For either option, RSVP is required at bvm@Burnaby.ca or 604-297-4542. All tickets are free of charge.

This is the first time the Lin Commemorative Lecture Series has been hosted in Burnaby. The series is held annually by the Chinese Canadian Society of BC and named for Paul and Eileen Lin, who dedicated their lives to promoting friendship between the peoples of China and Canada, and to Chinese Canadian history. In 1965, Paul became the founding director of the Centre for East Asian Studies at McGill University and was named a member of the Order of Canada in 1998 in recognition of his lifelong commitment to fostering better relations between China and Canada.

Hosting the Lin Commemorative Lecture, as well as the publication of Rooted, are actions which support the City of Burnaby’s commitment to recognizing the diverse roots and unique history of its community, while acknowledging the impact discriminatory legislation and municipal policies had on Chinese Canadians in Burnaby.

Learn More: Paul and Eileen Lin Commemorative Lecture


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