Advisory Board

The Advisory Board is a distinguished arm’s-length committee that supports and advises in all areas of the project. Its members are:

Rosemary Ommer

Advisory Board Chair
Rosemary E. Ommer is an Adjunct Professor in the Department of History at the University of Victoria, where she is also the university-wide SSHRC grantscrafter. She was the Director of ICOR at UVic, and P.I. of the Coasts Under Stress Project. She has formerly been the Director of the Calgary Institute for the Humanities…Read More >>

Chad Gaffield

Advisory Board
Chad Gaffield, one of Canada’s foremost historians, recently stepped down after eight years as President of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada on August 31, 2014 and he returned to the University of Ottawa where he is Professor of History and University Research Chair in Digital Scholarship. Dr. Gaffield’s teaching…Read More >>

Henry Yu

Advisory Board
Henry Yu is involved in the collaborative effort to reimagine the history of Vancouver and of British Columbia through the concept of “Pacific Canada,” a perspective that focuses on how migrants from Asia, Europe, and other parts of the Americas engaged with each other and with First Nations peoples historically.
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Gary Okihiro

Advisory Board
Gary Y. Okihiro’s research focuses on United States, southern Africa, and world history. Okihiro is the author of 11 books, most recently a trilogy on space/time, two volumes of which have been published:
• Pineapple Culture: A History of the Tropical and Temperate Zones (2009)
• Island World: A History of Hawai’i and the United States (2008)
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Eiichiro Azuma

Advisory Board
Eiichiro Azuma is Alan Charles Kors Term Associate Professor of History and Asian American Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. He is specialized in Asian American history with an emphasis on Japanese Americans and transpacific migration, as well as Japanese colonialism and U.S.-Japan relations…
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