The David Lam Chair in Multicultural Education is one of the distinguished chairs and professorships within the Faculty of Education. The position was named in honour of David Lam, the 25th Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia and first Chinese Canadian to hold a vice-regal position in Canada.
First endowed in 1991, the David Lam Chair in Multicultural Education was established to support increased interest, programming, and research in multicultural and anti-racist education in order to assist schools in fostering multiculturalism. The position prioritizes the appointment of a dynamic scholar with extensive expertise related to multicultural and social justice studies in education and a commitment to anti-oppression, anti-racism, intersectionality, and decolonization.
Dr. Vanessa Andreotti followed Dr. Annette Henry as the David Lam Chair in Multicultural Education. A report about Dr. Andreotti’s activities as David Lam Chair can be found here.