A descendant of Cumberland and Vancouver’s Chinatown, Dr. Imogene Lim is an anthropologist (BA Hons, Simon Fraser University; AM & PhD, Brown University) at Vancouver Island University, where she was Department Chair for six years. As a field language, she learned to speak Swahili. She has worked with diverse communities in BC and abroad, and more specifically, for the past two decades those on Vancouver Island. In 2017, she co-developed a travelling exhibit, 150 Years and Counting: Fighting for Justice on the Coast.
Dr. Lim’s community service includes membership on the Editorial Board of BC Studies, the BC Chinese Canadian Community Advisory Committee, the Working Group-Chinese Canadian Museum of BC, the BC Legacy Initiatives Advisory Council, the Coal Creek Historic Park Advisory Committee (Cumberland, BC), and at VIU, President’s Committee on Diversity, Equity & Human Rights and VIUFA’s Human Rights & International Solidarity Committee. She is a founding member and former Board Director of the Chinese Canadian Historical Society of BC. http://wordpress.viu.ca/limi/