A Commemorative Symposium, 70th Anniversary of Japanese Canadian Uprooting: Reconciling a Difficult Past

Friday February 24, 2012


Senate Chambers, University of Victoria

On February 24, 1942, the Mackenzie King cabinet passed Order-in-Council 1486.  Two days later, the government ordered all people of Japanese heritage out of their homes and sent them into camps in the BC interior or further east.  This was followed by the seizure and selling of their properties, and an attempt to prohibit them from ever returning to British Columbia.  Japanese Canadians survived this adversity, re-established communities, and in 1988 won the first redress settlement with the Canadian government.

Join this commemorative event to discuss the difficult past and to honour elders from the Japanese Canadian community.

Sponsored by: Department of History • Social Justice Studies Program • Centre for Asia-Pacific Initiatives • UVic Asian Canadian Working Group • Office of the Vice-President Academic and Provost