About Me

Imogene L. Lim, PhD   Chinese calligraphy: Lum Mo Jun

is an ethnoarchaeologist by training (BA Hons, Simon Fraser University; AM & PhD, Brown University) in VIU’s Department of Anthropology, and Global Studies Program. She served as Chair of the Anthropology Department from 2006-09 and 2012-15. Her research interests include: foraging societies, rock art, ethnicity, the Chinese diaspora in North America (archaeology & ethnohistory), and the anthropology of food.  She has worked with diverse communities in BC and abroad, and more specifically, for the past two decades those on Vancouver Island. From 2015-17, she was a co-researcher on a SSHRC project, Asian Canadians on Vancouver Island.  As of August 2017, Dr. Lim has a two-year appointment as a member of the Editorial Board of BC Studies.  Her community contributions include appointments to the board of the Laurier Institution, the Coal Creek Historic Park Advisory Committee (Cumberland, Vancouver Island) and BC Legacy Initiatives Advisory Council to “support and advise government on how to implement recommendations made in the Chinese Historical Wrongs Consultation Final Report” (see Apology for Historical Wrongs Legacy), as well as, being a founding member and Board Director of the Chinese Canadian Historical Society of BC.


I Lim 'cartoon' from E2GM

Courtesy of David HT Wong, from Escape to Gold Mountain (2012).

Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.
— Will Durant, historian (1885-1981)

Last updated 2017-12-06