EMINENT: Simu Liu Learning Centre


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Hey! Honestly, you probably have no idea who I am. In a few years, all of that might change. My name is Simu Liu, try to remember that.

I grew up in Mississauga, Ontario and started out as an accountant. Boring, right? That’s what I thought at least. After getting let go as a (not so great) accountant, I was broke, confused, and lost, but something as small as a Craigslist Ad changed my life forever.

That Craigslist Ad introduced me to acting, and it’s been all uphill from there.

For 8 years now I’ve been an actor, writer, stuntman, and even a producer, yet you’ll be surprised how much I’ve done with this platform.

I’ve been a huge advocate for diversity and representation in Hollywood, starring in many Asian Led films including a lead role in Marvel’s first Asian American superhero, and being an outspoken online advocate. Since the beginning of my career, I’ve been calling for Hollywood to become a truly diverse and have minority representation, and I’m seen as a leader through this.


(Read these tweets, it’ll help you get to know me)

I’ve tried breaking stereotypes surrounding the Asian community. From racist jokes, to hate speech, I’ve seen it all, and I do my best to educate those around me and change the world for the better.


I’m an advocate for UNICEF. Just this year I partnered with UNICEF and plan to collaborate and be apart of their many humanitarian efforts.

I’m an outspoken voice during the Pandemic. This pandemic has pushed all of us out of our comfort zones, but I’ve been working to help people stay on the bright side. I’ve also been outspoken about how this pandemic has caused discrimination against all Asians, and how we can fix it.

And I’m just a normal guy enjoying his life and doing what he enjoys.

I grew up discriminated against, bullied, and unsure of who I really was, but now I do everything in my power to make sure nobody else feels that way. In my opinion, you should always be “Unapologetically Yourself”, and never let anyone bring you down. I’ve done so much, and I won’t ever stop.

My name’s Simu Liu, don’t forget it.



And here’s some other links if you want to learn more about me:

  1. Jessica Wong. “Unapologetically Asian: Simu Lui, Marvel’s latest superhero, on his fight for representation” CBC News, July 24, 2019. https://www.cbc.ca/news/entertainment/simu-liu-invu-1.5221904
  2. CBC News Interview: https://youtu.be/la85Ak855a8
  3. Simu Liu. “A Chinese-Canadian to his parents: ‘Privately, I yearned for your love'” MACLEAN’s, December 4, 2017. https://www.macleans.ca/opinion/a-chinese-canadian-to-his-parents-privately-i-yearned-for-your-love/
  4. Bay Street Bull Staff. “Sime Lui on Representation, Progress, and becoming Marvel’s First Asian Superhero, Shang-Chi” Bay Street Bull, unknown date. https://www.baystbull.com/simu-liu-on-becoming-marvels-first-asian-superhero/

TALONS Digital Literacy Assignment Reflection #4: The Indian Act Socials Presentation

Socials Presentation: The Indian Act

Presentation: https://sd43bcca-my.sharepoint.com/:p:/g/personal/125-cng1_sd43_bc_ca/EV9u6BYWX8NDm45JX2IZyDoBJdOGJ3r-BPqV4lWhIZlrYw?e=5yIvAL

For this project, I was put in a group with some classmates, and we had to research and present an issue surrounding the First Nation’s Peoples of Canada. Our group chose to research the Indian Act and how it has affected Canada. We collaborated in and out of school and split the project up. Then we put it all together and created a class presentation (Powerpoint) that ended on a discussion. We discussed our opinions, and how there are different views on the Indian Act and how it is both a bad and a good thing depending on your perspective.

1. I identify and discuss bias in research sources.

While researching such a controversial topic we knew that there would be different biases. To combat this we researched from both perspectives. We found that not everything was black and white with the Indian Act. In our presentation, we discussed the good and the bad and then we started a class discussion about what everyone else thought. That’s how I identified and discussed bias in my research sources.

2. I go beyond google and use databases to find scholarly research sources.

When researching for this presentation, we didn’t want extremely biased sources, so we used the school’s databases. Certain websites the school had were perfect and in our bibliography, you can see how we used them. We knew that the school’s sources would be less biased than most of the internet so we tried to use as much of the school’s sources as possible. Altogether I used much more than just google when researching for this presentation.

3. I ethically use content that is not created by me by using Creative-Commons licensed audio, video, or images, and by properly citing these resources in my work.

All we did was source content that wasn’t our own, and use creative commons. In our actual PowerPoint, everything is cited to the website we got it from. We put links to all the websites and also created a bibliography. We didn’t want to unethically use content so we also used creative commons for some images. That’s how I cited all the work in the presentation that wasn’t mine, or I used creative commons.

TALONS Digital Literacy Assignment Reflection #1: Eminent Project

Eminent Person Project: Douglas Jung

Eminent Speech: https://sd43bcca-my.sharepoint.com/:w:/g/personal/125-cng1_sd43_bc_ca/EQp2UdEQBqZJrIv5PHdmBW8BtVHGTb59-iHz8tUIb4k2-g?e=f7zlc5

Eminent Research: http://mygleneagle.sd43.bc.ca/colbyn2019/2019/12/04/annotated-bibliography-eminent-2019/

Eminent Blog Post: http://mygleneagle.sd43.bc.ca/colbyn2019/2019/10/28/when-asians-werent-canadians/

The basics of my Eminent person project was to find an “Eminent” person and complete a project about that person. An “Eminent” person is someone who has made a significant and positive impact on society, and my “Eminent” person was Douglas Jung. Douglas Jung was the first Chinese Member of Parliament in Canadian history, who was also a veteran, and also a lawyer. He fought for Asian-Canadian rights and helped lead Canada towards the diverse nation it is today. I had to research why Douglas Jung was “Eminent” and find out as much information about him as I could. I put together weeks of research and created a blog post about Douglas Jung. After that, I wrote and presented a speech in class, and also participated in “The Night of The Notables” where I had a presentation station about Douglas Jung. Those were the basics of my “Eminent” person project on Douglas Jung.

1) I tailor my work to appeal to my intended audience and use language and visual design elements appropriate for them.

I did this by condensing all my research into understandable, and interesting formats. I spent weeks collecting all my research, and I had to find ways to shorten that research down and present it in appealing ways. For my speech, I took the most important and interesting things that Douglas Jung did, like his time in World war Two and his work for Canada and created a story with my speech. Then with my learning center, I used the poster board and the locker bay to set up a visually appealing area for me to talk about Douglas Jung. (See pictures) 

2) I design my work with consideration given to aesthetics, and design, such as consistent colour schemes, symmetry, or organization of visual elements, and overall layout.

The best example of this is my learning center. I used a poster board as my centrepiece and designed everything around it. I used the lockers to hang up photos, and people could walk into my station and be surrounded by different things. They could look around while I talked and ask questions when they saw something interesting. All the pictures were spaced evenly, and my actual poster board was set up in three sections. World war two on the left, Parliament in the middle, and his work as a lawyer on the right. Each section had lots of photos and a quote with small amounts of information.  

3) I critically assess research sources for Currency, Reliability, Authority, and Purpose.

Throughout my research, I used both databases and googled websites. I CRAP tested the google websites to make sure they came from reliable websites, whether that was the Candian Encyclopedia or news articles, I checked through each resource to make sure it was reliable. If you look at my bibliography you can see that I cited my research sources and that they are CRAP tested. Some of the resources I found weren’t good enough so I didn’t include them in my research. 

4) My work demonstrates a positive, productive, and empathetic worldview.

This entire project was all about showcasing a person made a positive impact on the world. In my research around Douglas Jung, I learned how he helped change Canada from racism and discrimination, into the diverse nation it is today. He helped in war, he helped refugees, he helped immigrants, and he helped all Canadians as a member of Parliament. I then took all the information I learned and helped teach the people around me how one person was able to do so much good. Douglas Jung promoted a positive, productive, and empathetic worldview, and I was able to show that throughout my project. 

Annotated Bibliography Eminent 2019

Works Cited: Douglas Jung

1. Butts, Edward. “Douglas Jung” The Canadian Encyclopedia, January 18, 2019. https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/douglas-jung

This encyclopedia entry is a summary of Douglas Jung’s life. It talks about his childhood, war service, legal career, political career, accomplishments, and his awards. It goes into depth for each of his big accomplishments and has pictures and videos to follow along with. The article was very detailed and included lots of small facts too. It was my first entry level research into Douglas Jung as a whole.

2. Lowe, Wesley. “Douglas Jung” Veterans Affairs Canada, July 30, 2019. https://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance/those-who-served/chinese-canadian-veterans/profile/jungd

This website is the Veteran’s Affairs website for all of Canada. It has an interviewer asking Douglas Jung questions about his time as a soldier and his experiences. The interview was both recorded verbally and transcribed to better understand it. The answers to questions were Douglas’s personal accounts and thoughts on what happened, allowing for a more personal take on the research.

3. Unknown Author. “Douglas Jung” The University of British Columbia, unknown date. https://historyproject.allard.ubc.ca/law-history-project/profile/douglas-jung

4. Lowe, Wesley. “John ko Bong” Veterans Affairs Canada, July 30, 2019. https://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance/those-who-served/chinese-canadian-veterans/profile/bongj

This webpage was from the Veteran’s Affairs website for all of Canada. The webpage is a short interview of John Ko Jong. It asks about his military service and what happened in operation oblivion. I used it as a second perspective looking at Douglas and viewing Operation Oblivion from another’s eyes. I also used it to create a character while writing my speech.

5. Hawthorn, Tom. “Jung, Douglas Class of ‘41” Victoria High School, February 2, 2002. http://vichigh.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/Jung-Douglas-41.pdf

This was a document from Victoria High School, Douglas’s high school growing up. It goes into depth on how Douglas was treated growing up and how he became the person who we know today. It also mentions his careers and what happened after all his accomplishments and service. I ended up using much of the information and double-checking information from other pages. It really ended up being a new perspective with lots of new information on Douglas and his life.

6. Chong, W. “Biography of Captain Douglas Jung SOA” Burma Star Association, unknown date. https://www.burmastar.org.uk/stories/captain-douglas-jung/

7. Griffin, Kevin. “Canada 150: Douglas Jung Fought for Canada before Chinese-Canadians were recognized as citizens” Vancouver Sun, May 25, 2017. https://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/canada-150/canada-150-douglas-jung-fought-for-canada-before-chinese-canadians-were-recognized-as-citizens

This is a Vancouver Sun article from Canada’s 150-year celebration. The article was part of a series that brought notable Canadians into the spotlight. It mainly talks about Jun’s achievements in the military, law, and politics, along with some family history. This article was the first one I read about Douglas Jung and got me really hooked on him as my eminent person.

8. Oblivion Productions. “Meet the Operatives” Operation Oblivion, 2019. http://www.operationoblivion.com/meet-the-operatives

9. MTCSALTC. “Douglas Jung” Road to Justice, 2011. http://www.roadtojustice.ca/first-lawyers/douglas-jung

10. Unknown Author. “1997 Recipient: Douglas Jung – Vancouver” The Order of British Columbia, unknown date. https://orderofbc.gov.bc.ca/members/obc-1997/1997-douglas-jung/

11. Price, John. “Douglas Jung” Victoria’s Chinatown, unknown date. http://chinatown.library.uvic.ca/index.html%3Fq=douglas_jung.html

12. Smith, Charlie. “Vancouver Council Accepts recommendation to Apologize for Past Prejudice Against Chinese-Canadians” The Georgia Straight, November 2, 2017. https://www.straight.com/news/989846/vancouver-council-accepts-recommendation-apologize-past-prejudice-against-chinese

When Asian’s weren’t Canadians…

“We were prepared to lay ourselves down for nothing.” – Douglas Jung, Canadian Armed Forces, Spy, Member of Parliament, Delegate to the United Nations

Douglas Jung started as a nobody, not even a real Canadian citizen, and worked his way up to the influential, history changing person he’s known as today. Douglas Jung stood for something that every person should stand for, human rights and freedom. During a time of oppression against Asian-Canadians, Douglas Jung rose up and stood for his beliefs, as a soldier, lawyer, and then politician. Douglas Jung hanged laws and removed stigma around Asian-Canadians, standing up for his beliefs and what was right to make Canada a better place. I look up to Douglas Jung, he stood for things that allowed me to stand here today. Mixed marriages wouldn’t have been a possibility if Asians didn’t have citizenship, so me, being a mixed-race Asian, wouldn’t be here without him. I look up to his deeds, his ideas, and his courage, all things I hope I can learn from him to make me a better person too. I share many of his characteristics as a leader, courage, faith, teamwork, and resourcefulness when faced with challenges. I hope I can learn from what he did to keep building off them. Today, I’m a Canadian, half Caucasian, half Asian, with much more than Douglas Jung had at my age, but a similar integrity and will to good. I’m proud to be an Asian-Canadian like Douglas, I hope I can share his story and continue to live my own doing as much as I can to do the right thing just like Douglas Jung.

In his life, Douglas Jung experienced so much from war to politics, outcast to citizen. He showed many of the characteristics I hope to work on and learn during my time in TALONS. He was a leader, unafraid to stand up for his beliefs, leading his comrades and friends into a war that wasn’t his own, and becoming someone people can look up to. He was also courageous, persevered, and selfless, always doing the right thing. His character, and his leadership abilities exemplify much of what I aspire to learn and work on in TALONS. He’s a role model I can look up to, and someone I can learn so much from and about.

When people hear the name Douglas Jung, they might not know much about the person or have even heard about him, but I think sometimes it’s the unknown people that can make the biggest difference in the world. I wanted to share Douglas Jung’s story because of all the good he did, the ding in the universe that not many people have heard about. Before World War 2 Canada was a harsher place. People were more racist, discrimination was common, and being an Asian in Canada was hard, you weren’t even a citizen. Douglas Jung worked to change this and became a soldier to gain respect, working to solve the problem of World War 2 when it wasn’t even his war. He then worked his hardest to become a lawyer and fought against the Canadian government to remove laws discriminating against Asians. Finally, he became a Member of Canadian parliament becoming a key Asian-Canadian figure and inspiring others to do the right thing. Canada wouldn’t be the same as it is today without all the change that Douglas Jung enacted. He might not be remembered by everyone, as most people haven’t heard of him, but people will continue to benefit from the good he did, and they’ll remember his deeds that made Canada into the free place it is today.

Douglas Jung is an eminent person, doing more in his lifetime then some people could do in multiple ones. His influence on minority Canadians, his humble beginnings and facing adversity, and dedication to advocating for equal rights are all things that make Douglas Jung eminent. Canada could’ve been a very different place without him, but he changed Canada for the better. He just wanted to make Canada better than what he started with. He feared people having the same terrible experiences of discrimination and wanted to change that. He was smart and calculated doing it and left behind a legacy for all Canadians to look up to. He used his weakness of being an Asian and turned it into the strength that made him the person he became.

Just like all eminent people, Douglas had to change the world in a big way. For him it was “breaking the mold” of what being Asian was. He changed peoples views of Asians by abolishing discriminatory laws, joining the army for Canadian good, and becoming a Member of Canadian Parliament as a visible minority. He set the stage for generations to come. Giving them a chance to be the people they wanted, not held back because of how they looked. He was persecuted for it but fought through. If that’s not “breaking the mold” in a big way, then I don’t know what is.

Role Models: Both these role models helped steer Douglas Jung to all his accomplishments coming before him and helping him become an eminent person.

  • Andy Joe: First ever Chinese-Canadian lawyer in BC, even before the Chinese exclusion act was repealed making his job even harder and paving the way for Douglas Jung.
  • Kew Dock Yip: First ever Chinese-Canadian lawyer in Canada, helped Douglas think of and achieve being a lawyer in the first place.

My goal is to learn more about how Douglas Jung changed Canada to make it a better place. I want to learn about him and what he did because of it’s affect on me, and maybe if I learn how he made Canada better maybe I can make something better too, even if it’s just something small. Douglas Jung overcame so much discrimination but continued to persevere and learning about how he did it will help me in my future. I’ll better understand how I can overcome my problems that are small in comparison to others and continue to stretch my knowledge. I hope to accomplish my goal through my research and presentation of Douglas Jung.

Without Douglas Jung I might not be here, maybe I was meant to learn about who I am and the history behind my heritage. I haven’t had all the same experiences as Douglas, I haven’t faced the same discrimination, I haven’t gone through war, but I do want to understand why Douglas Jung became the person he is today. I can’t wait to start…

  1. Edward Butts. “Douglas Jung” The Canadian Encyclopedia, January 18, 2019. https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/douglas-jung
  1. Wesley Lowe. “Douglas Jung” Veterans Affairs Canada, July 30, 2019. https://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance/those-who-served/chinese-canadian-veterans/profile/jungd
  1. Unknown Author. “Douglas Jung” The University of British Columbia, unknown date. https://historyproject.allard.ubc.ca/law-history-project/profile/douglas-jung