David H.T. Wong was born and raised in Vancouver. He is an accomplished Architect and a respected Asian Canadian activist whose family first came to North America from China 130 years ago. He is a founding Director for Ricepaper Magazine, the Chinese Canadian Historical Society, Asian Canadian Writers Workshop, and ExplorAsian: Vancouver Asian Heritage Month Society.
Trained as a Botanist/ Biologist, he continues his love for nature with his on-going efforts to save frogs. David was named by the Vancouver Sun newspaper as one of British Columbia’s “100 most influential Chinese-Canadians”. In 2012, he received the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medal in recognition of his championing of causes for environmental preservation, cultural harmony and community building. His first book, Escape to Gold Mountain is a graphic novel that documents the history of the Chinese in North America.
For more information on David Wong’s architectural work,
please visit: www.davidwong.ca
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