I’m Eleanor Ty and I’m a professor of English at Wilfrid Laurier University. I have the great privilege of teaching and doing research on Asian North Americans. I’m arguing for the inclusion of Asian Canadians in history in literature and in our curriculum. I’m very fortunate to work at Wilfrid Laurier University because it’s given me an environment that has been very open and I developed this field of Asian American and Asian Canadian studies so I am grateful for the support that the university has given me and the fact that they allowed me to do this kind of research. I’m thrilled to be chosen to be a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. The award gives a sense of validation to the work that I’ve done and I’m certainly looking forward to encouraging younger scholars to pursue this kind of work and validating the research that other scholars are doing.