Winnie Cheung and Lee Mei-Fung

Winnie L. Cheung was born to refugee parents in cosmopolitan Hong Kong, where she was surrounded by people converging from China and all over the world. She is fascinated by the forces behind people’s migration, and is curious to know how individuals’ identities are shaped by the knowledge of their families’ history. Professionally, Winnie has worked as an educator in universities in Hong Kong and Vancouver, promoting international relations and intercultural understanding for over three decades. In the community, she has been tirelessly building bridges between first-generation immigrants and local-born Canadians of diverse backgrounds. Her contributions to international understanding, racial harmony and multiculturalism have been recognized by Rotary International, the University of British Columbia, the City of Vancouver and the Provincial Government of British Columbia.