Denise Fong

Denise Fong smiles while leaning against a red door frame wearing a black blazer. She wears glasses and has brown hair.

PhD Candidate, Interdisciplinary Studies

“What I see now is, public scholarship really helps drive activism in the community. My focus has become highlighting historical injustices, representing the underrepresented, and capacity-building—whether in supporting community organizations, individuals, or bringing students onto these projects, so that they also get an opportunity to create their own pathway. Public scholarship is a meaningful opportunity to co-create knowledge across many sectors: universities, the broader academic community, cultural institutions, community groups, industry.

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“Across the Pacific” Burnaby Village Museum Exhibit
“A Seat at the Table” Museum of Vancouver Exhibit
Rooted: Chinese Canadian Stories in Burnaby Book Project with the City of Burnaby