Imogene Lim イモジーン・リム

A descendant of Cumberland and Vancouver’s Chinatowns, Dr. Imogene Lim is an anthropologist at Vancouver Island University.  For the past two decades her research interests have focused on Vancouver Island—primarily, ethnicity in Canada and Asian Canadian history, including food and culture.  She codeveloped the exhibit, 150 Years and Counting: Fighting for Justice on the Coast (2017) and co-curated, Dishing Up Memories: Eating Chinese in BC (2022).  She actively serves her community, which includes/has included, in part, the Coal Creek Historic Park Advisory Committee (Cumberland, Vancouver Island), BC Legacy Initiatives Advisory Council, Premier’s Chinese Canadian Community Advisory Committee, and Chinese Canadian Museum Society of BC. For her community service and activism, she has received a Ruth Master’s Hero Spoon, 2002, and the BC Medal of Good Citizenship, 2020.