Our Team

Fred (周敏浩) is an assistant professor in counselling psychology in the department of Educational Psychology and Leadership Studies at the University of Victoria. He identifies as a 2nd generation Chinese Canadian with ancestral roots in the Canton province. He recently became a proud new father and is learning the art of diaper changing.

 

Jin-Sun (윤진선) was “made in Korea” but came to Turtle Island (aka Canada) as a child. She is grateful and indebted to Indigenous knowledge keepers and land defenders for sharing so generously a better way to live on this planet as human relatives. She is a Teaching Professor in the School of Child and Youth Care at the University of Victoria who incorporates activism with education.

 

A photo of Macayla smiling at the camera, wearing a white button up shirt, in front of some plants.Macayla Yan is a Cantonese settler residing on Lək̓ ʷəŋən (“le-kwung-en”) and W̱SÁNEĆ (“wh-say-nech”) Homelands, aka Victoria, BC. Their family comes from the tropical 中山 (Lau/劉/maternal family), 台山 (Yan/甄/paternal family), 澳門 (Lee/李/paternal family), and 香港 (Pang/彭/maternal family). Macayla is a queer, nonbinary (any pronouns), and chronically ill textile artist and graduate student studying counselling. They love mangos, ferns, the ocean, and collaborating on meaningful projects like this one!

 

A photo of Qwisun looking at the camera with the sun on her face and the blue sky in the background.

Qwisun (윤귀선) is a mixed-race Korean/English settler living on the unceded lands of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ílwətaʔɬ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. The daughter of a Korean immigrant (mother) and Canadian-born English settler (father), she is extremely grateful to be a part of this project and looks forward to continuing this work in the future.

 

Cathy is a professor in clinical psychology at the University of Victoria. She was raised in the United States by parents with Irish, Swedish, Norwegian, and French backgrounds and immigrated to Canada as an adult. She is also grateful to learn more every day how to bring a social justice and equity lens to her work.

 

 

Nancy is of mixed heritage Palestinian and Serbo Croation, first generation Canadian. Nancy is an assistant professor at the University of Victoria’s School of Nursing and studies intersectionality, and the mental health of population groups affected by displacement.