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Welcome Home. A Tribute to Japanese Canadian UBC Students of 1942

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Video: A Tribute to UBC Japanese Canadian Students of 1942

A photograph of Mary Nagata from the 1942 AMS Totem. UBC Archives Photograph

An alumna, 70 years later

Mary Nagata is one of 76 Japanese Canadian UBC students from 1942 who will be honoured by UBC this May

Dr. Sus Tabata, the first Japanese Canadian student to return to UBC after the internment at the the Addressing Injustice symposium

Dr. Sus Tabata, the first Japanese Canadian student to return to UBC after the internment at the the Addressing Injustice symposium. Photo by Don Erhardt

David Farrar, Provost and Vice President, Academic at UBC, engaged in conversation with an audience member Vivian Rynestad at the Addressing Injustice symposium

David Farrar, Provost and Vice President, Academic at UBC, engaged in conversation with an audience member Vivian Rynestad at the Addressing Injustice symposium . Photo by Don Erhardt

University of Victoria history professor John Price speaks the Addressing Injustice symposium in March 2012

University of Victoria history professor John Price speaks the Addressing Injustice symposium in March 2012. Photo by Don Erhardt

Stan Fukawa, community historian, speaks at the Addressing Injustice symposium in March 2012

Stan Fukawa, community historian, speaks at the Addressing Injustice symposium in March 2012. Photo by Don Erhardt

Mas Fukawa, author of award winning book Nikkei Fleet, helped organize the Addressing Injustice symposium.

Mas Fukawa, author of award winning book Nikkei Fleet, helped organize the Addressing Injustice symposium. Photo by Don Erhardt

Grace Eiko Thompson (left) and Roy Miki, leaders of the Japanese Canadian Redress movement, at the Addressing Injustice symposium in March 2012.

Grace Eiko Thompson (left) and Roy Miki, leaders of the Japanese Canadian Redress movement, at the Addressing Injustice symposium in March 2012. Photo by Don Erhardt

UBC history professor Henry Yu helped organize and spoke at the Addressing Injustice symposium

UBC history professor Henry Yu helped organize and spoke at the Addressing Injustice symposium. Photo by Don Erhardt

Mary Kitagawa speaks at the Addressing Injustice symposium in March 2012

Mary Kitagawa speaks at the Addressing Injustice symposium in March 2012. Photo by Don Erhardt

Audience watches A Degree of Justice oral history film at the Addressing Injustice symposium in March 2012

Audience watches A Degree of Justice oral history film at the Addressing Injustice symposium in March 2012. Photo by Don Erhardt

Elaine Kusaka, mother of Elena Kusaka, the production coordinator for A Degree of Justice oral history film, at the Addressing Injustice symposium

Elaine Kusaka, mother of Elena Kusaka, the production coordinator for A Degree of Justice oral history film, at the Addressing Injustice symposium. Photo by by Don Erhardt

Dean Gage Averill announced the creation of a new Asian Canadian Studies program in the Faculty of Arts at the Addressing Injustice symposium in March 2012

Dean Gage Averill announced the creation of a new Asian Canadian Studies program in the Faculty of Arts at the Addressing Injustice symposium in March 2012. Photo by Don Erhardt

David Farrar, Provost and Vice President, Academic at UBC, speaks at the Addressing Injustice symposium in March 2012

David Farrar, Provost and Vice President, Academic at UBC, speaks at the Addressing Injustice symposium in March 2012 Photo by Don Erhardt

Musqueam elder Larry Grant provides opening remarks at the Addressing Injustice symposium in March 2012

Musqueam elder Larry Grant provides opening remarks at the Addressing Injustice symposium in March 2012. Photo by Don Erhardt

Alden Habacon, director of Intercultural Understanding Strategy Development at UBC and moderator of the Addressing Injustice symposium

Alden Habacon, director of Intercultural Understanding Strategy Development at UBC and moderator of the Addressing Injustice symposium. Photo by Don Erhardt

Tosh (left) and Mary (centre) Kitagawa with their granddaughter at the Addressing Injustice symposium in March 2012

Tosh (left) and Mary (centre) Kitagawa with their granddaughter at the Addressing Injustice symposium in March 2012. Photo by Don Erhardt

UBC rugby player Tom Nishio  (1939) Photo: UBC A.M.S./University Archives

UBC rugby player Tom Nishio (1939)

UBC rugby player Tom Nishio (1939)
Photo: UBC A.M.S./University Archives

Japanese Students’ Club  (1942) Photo: UBC A.M.S./University Archives, Totem  (1942)

Japanese Students’ Club (1942)

Japanese Students’ Club (1942)
Photo: UBC A.M.S./University Archives, Totem (1942)

Japanese Students’ Club executive  (1941) Photo: UBC A.M.S./University Archives, Totem  (1941)

Japanese Students’ Club executive (1941)

Japanese Students’ Club executive (1941)
Photo: UBC A.M.S./University Archives, Totem (1941)

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