Carmen Huang

Research Associate

Carmen Huang (黄嘉雯) is a second generation Chinese Canadian born to immigrant parents living on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəəm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and səílwətaʔɬ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. Recognizing her privilege of being born and raised on these beautiful lands, she gives back by being an active member in the community; she has over 15 years of experience in various helping roles volunteering and working in neighbourhood houses, community centers, schools, and non-profit organizations.

Carmen is a Registered Clinical Counsellor and a BC certified teacher. Her personal and professional experiences inspired her to address issues of identity, power, and privilege. She believes that there is a need to attend to individual (mind, body, and spirit) and relational experiences to foster collective healing. Carmen is committed to creating safe spaces for individuals and communities to share, be heard, and grow together. She enjoys collaborating to develop resources to address gaps in the community and is currently involved in the following research projects as a research associate:

  • (Re)cultivating our family stories – Development of an intergenerational storytelling counselling intervention for Chinese Canadians
  • Stories that Shape Us – Narrative study on Chinese Canadian intergenerational trauma and resilience
  • Growth and Solidarity – Development of an anti-Asian racism counselling support group

Connect with Carmen at carmenhuang@uvic.ca.