Serendipity in Library and Information Sciences: An Overview

Screenshot of search bar with the word "serendipity" filled in to a fake database search.

One page double-sided handout summarizing the concept of serendipity created for LIBR 506 with Dr. Cameron Pierson in the MLIS core.

Being an "Expert": Content Standard Guidance for Undergraduate Students

A teal triangle overlapped by a yellow circle with a light blue rectangle with rounded corners "cutting through" with the name "Vanessa Chan" in all caps.

Reflection on consulting experience with students from INFO 301 (Digital Cultural Collections with Dr. Hannah Turner) in LIBR 509 with Dr. Julia Bullard in the MLIS core.

Creating a Faceted Classification System

Screenshot of a table listing isolates for the following Facets from top to bottom: Workability, Type, Usage, Aligned Personal Value

Faceted classification system organizing my productivity tools and methods created for LIBR 509 with Dr. Julia Bullard in the MLIS core.

Creating Art with a Stranger

Painting of two people sitting at a table having coffee and chatting outside a library. One individual grasps a coffee cup with both hands, while the other leans back in a chair with a backpack at their feet. The library building has a “Welcome” sign on its doors and a bulletin board that reads “Newcomer Classes.” Just off to the side is a free Community Garden Veggies stand where a person is handing a basketful of veggies to an older woman with a cane. There is lush greenery in the background of this scene. The painting has an off-white border around it with the artist’s handle “@creation_wing” written on the bottom right corner. Alt-text written by United Aunties

Art created in Spring/Summer of 2021 as part of the Enveloped project by United Aunties.

Teaching Reading Lesson Plan

Lesson plan made for TESOL 104 of the ISS Language and Career College of BC's TESOL Diploma Program, presented May 20, 2021.

Pronunciation Lesson Plan

Left: Screenshot of ultrasound of someone saying "ada"; Right: IPA symbol, example words, chart for mouth position, tongue position, lips

Lesson plan and slides made for TESOL 102 of the ISS Language and Career College of BC's TESOL Diploma Program, presented May 11, 2021. Re-presented May 18, 2021.

Teaching Conditionals Lesson Plan

Bear with flower tucked behind her left ear. Caption at the top that says "This is Berna."

Lesson plan and slides made for TESOL 101 of the ISS Language and Career College of BC's TESOL Diploma Program, presented Apr. 29, 2021.

Listening and Speaking Activity Lesson Plan

Lesson plan and slides made for TESOL 103 of the ISS Language and Career College of BC's TESOL Diploma Program, presented Apr. 8, 2021.

Producing the Record - Self-Directed Studies

Student filmmakers surround subject Monica Ma in front of a red door at YMCA

Autoethnography written for a self-directed studies analyzing my experience in ACAM 350. Supervised by Dr. Renisa Mawani in Spring 2020.

Closing Thoughts

Reflecting on what was learned, how it was learned, and on previous reflections. (July 7 Reflection for ACAM 390A)

Community Curating: Intangible Cultural History in Museums

Sen Canute introducing out video in front of the ACAM 390A Showcase audience

Final video project created with Sen Canute, Gillian Chan, Marcela Gomez, and Alston Li for ACAM390A: Asian Migrations in a Global Context.

Assumptions and Beyond

Joint interview with Maria-Ruxandra Lefter on Jan. 23, 2019, inspired by SoulPancake's Tell My Story series. Filmed and edited for Dr. Henry Yu's HIST 485.

Hao's the Taste

An interview with the owner of Hao's Lamb Restaurant filmed on Mar. 10, 2019. The video was put together for Dr. Henry Yu's HIST 485 in Spring 2019.

Our Lives Belong to Strangers - Video Narration

Screenshot of the YouTube thumbnail for Our Lives Belong to Strangers overlay with an image of Vanessa with a Blue Yeti microphone.

A video based on the character of Fong Mei in SKY Lee's Disappearing Moon Cafe created for Dr. Christopher Lee's ENGL 480.

In Their Shoes (Historic Tabletop Game)

In Their Shoes is a tabletop roleplaying game set during the 1907 Anti-Asian Race Riots in Vancouver. It was created as a final project in HIST 485 (Asian Migrant Communities in Vancouver) with Dr. Henry Yu in Spring of 2019.