Humber Libraries and Archives presents A Tribute to Wayson Choy.

In honour of Pride Month 2023 at Humber, Humber Libraries and Humber Archives are presenting displays at the North and Lakeshore Campus titled A Tribute to Wayson Choy. Wayson Choy was a pioneering figure in Humber’s history (being one of the first faculty hired in 1967), Canadian Literature (writing several award-winning novels and memories), and LGBT+ history in Canada (being one of the first out major Canadian gay writers of colour).

At Humber we are honoured to have had such a close connection to an important Canadian gay writer, and we are honoured to take the opportunity this month to celebrate his life and legacy with displays in both the North and Lakeshore Libraries. These displays will include photographs, news articles, and other archival documents (including QR Codes linking to speeches and presentations made by Choy) from Humber’s Archives.

The display will also include books written by Choy, and selections from the 104 books Choy donated to the Humber Libraries, which form part of Humber Libraries’ Chinese-Canadian History & Literature Collection, shortly before his death in 2019. The displays will be up at both campuses through June and viewable during regular Library hours. We hope all will get a chance to explore the life of a truly pioneering writer and teacher from Humber’s history. For questions about these displays please reach out to the Humber Archives at

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