A Look at the Women of Montreal’s Chinese Community

As part of the exhibition Swallowing Mountains by Karen Tam

June 2, 2023 at 6 p.m.

A Look at the Women of Montreal’s Chinese Community: Historical Reflections and Future Hopes

Free activity | No reservation required.

For Asian Heritage Month in Canada and the exhibition Swallowing Mountains by artist Karen Tam, the Museum invites you to this panel discussion that pays tribute to the women who helped develop Montreal’s Chinatown in the 19th and 20th centuries.

YiFang Eva Hu, President of the Asian Night Market, and Michelle J. Hui, Head, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Commitee and Consultant at Roland Berger, will share their reflections on this little-known aspect of the Chinese community’s history, as well as their vision and hope for the current and future role of Chinese women in Montreal.

Hosted by Winston Chan, Chiropractor and Montreal entrepreneur.


  • Free activity presented on Friday, June 2, 2023, at 6 p.m.
  • Registration on site on the evening of the event: go to the Museum Box Office.
  • We strongly recommend that you arrive fifteen minutes before the start of the event.
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Location: J. Armand Bombardier Theatre at the McCord Stewart Museum

About the guests

Winston Chan

Born in Montreal to Chinese immigrant parents, Winston Chan is a chiropractor and entrepreneur involved in the socio-economic and cultural spheres both in Quebec and internationally. He graduated in 2004 with a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières. He served on the organizing committee of the forum on Inclusive Revitalization: Present and Future of Chinatown, the organizing committee of the Asian Night Market and the organizing committee of the Lunar New Year Festival. Through his involvement, he hopes to contribute to social cohesion and intercultural rapprochement of Asian communities with the host majority.

YiFang Eva Hu

YiFang Eva Hu is a businesswoman based in Montreal. She cares about the future of Chinatown more than anything. In 2017, she set up the Asian Night Market, which has become, after six editions, a must-attend culinary event in Montreal. In 2023, in collaboration with the Partenariat du Quartier des Spectacles and with support from the Ville-Marie borough, the Night Market launched the first edition of the Lunar New Year Festival.

In 2021, she helped create the forum on Inclusive Revitalization: Present and Future of Chinatown by the Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal. She was also involved in the Chinatown Protection Working Committee and the Chinatown Economic Development Committee.

As an entrepreneur, she is active in several sectors. She launched the Fantuan app in Montreal (an online ordering app) and the restaurant chain Le Coq Frit. In 2022, she launched the multidisciplinary consulting firm Hu & Partners, which serves companies at multiple levels.

Michelle J.Hui

Michelle holds a master’s degree in public policy and was born and raised in Quebec. She is a pioneer and advocate for the Asian community. Her mission is to support the career development of young people in professional sectors, having served on the board of directors of the Young Chinese Professional Association.

Michelle’s passion for public service led her to become the youngest and first Chinese-Canadian city councillor in her hometown of Brossard. Michelle works tirelessly to promote economic growth and inclusion in her hometown.

Her dedication to diversity and inclusion is reflected in her role as a strategy consultant with global company Roland Berger, where she leads the Canadian Council on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. Michelle is continuing her journey towards a more equitable and inclusive society.

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