Staff

Monica Cheng

Monica Cheng, Outreach Coordinator

Monica oversees various outreach functions at the Chinese Canadian Museum including marketing communications in English and Chinese, outreach strategies, and supporting public programs. She has previously worked in the areas of marketing and outreach in the education sector, and has been a long-time volunteer in youth mentorship with a local non-profit organization. Monica has a BA from the University of British Columbia with double majors in History and Psychology, and is trained in Marketing Communications and Multimedia Journalism. In this role, she is excited to reach out to individuals and organizations to foster dialogue and collaboration on preserving and learning about Chinese Canadian history. Monica enjoys reading, especially historical fiction, human-interest stories, and maps.

Winnie Kwan

Winnie Kwan, Visitor Services and Community Engagement Coordinator

Winnie oversees a variety of community-facing functions at the Chinese Canadian Museum, including providing onsite service to visitors in English, Cantonese, and Mandarin, managing volunteers, and supporting the development of educational and public programming. She has previously worked in programming and community development at other non-profit organizations in Metro Vancouver, including most recently, the Dr. Sun Yat Sen Classical Chinese Garden. Winnie holds a BSc in Global Resource Systems from the University of British Columbia, with a Minor in Asian Canadian and Asian Migration Studies. In her role, Winnie is excited to be connecting with the community to explore fun and innovative ways of sharing and preserving the diverse experiences of the Chinese Canadian community, and supporting the public to appreciate and learn about Chinese Canadian history. In her free time, Winnie enjoys journaling, gardening, “nerding out” over plants, maps, and sociolinguistics, and doing translations for the Chinese entertainment scene.

Sarah Ling

Sarah Ling, Exhibition and Program Manager

Sarah oversees the development and implementation of the Chinese Canadian Museum’s programs and outreach initiatives including exhibition, public, educational, and volunteer programming. She holds a BA in English Literature with a minor in First Nations and Indigenous Studies, and a MA in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of British Columbia, with a community-centered research background in Chinese and Indigenous relations on Musqueam territory. Born and raised in Prince Rupert, northern BC, she is delighted to establish relationships in support of building the Chinese Canadian Museum with individuals and community partners across the province. She is an active volunteer in Vancouver Chinatown and serves as chair of the Chinese Canadian Historical Society of BC. She enjoys nature walks and opportunities to entertain her niece, nephews, and goddaughter.

Sophie Yamauchi

Sophie Yamauchi, Board Administrator

Sophie works closely with the museum’s dedicated board of directors to support the establishment of the Society and the future museum. Sophie holds a BA in Anthropology from the University of British Columbia, a Graduate Diploma in Arts Management from Queens University, and a MA in Arts Leadership from Queens University. She is a Director of the Canadian Museums Association and member of the Lower Mainland Museum Educators Conference Committee. Uniting her education and experience with her passion for local culture and heritage, Sophie is thrilled to help build Canada’s first museum dedicated to the history and accomplishments of the Chinese Canadian community. Outside of museums, Sophie spends her time climbing mountains, cooking elaborate meals, and dreaming of travelling the world.