St. John’s College is proud to partner with friends of Harry Aoki to honor the work and achievements of Harry and Ted Aoki. Harry Aoki was a second-generation Japanese Canadian professional musician, recipient of the Living Heritage Award from the Asia Pacific Foundation, and a well respected bassist and musical arranger performing jazz, classical and world music. Mr. Aoki passed away January 24, 2013 and will be missed.
Ted Aoki has been described as a “legendary figure in North American curriculum studies”. He has received numerous honours including the Canadian Education Association Whitworth Award, as well as honorary doctorates from four universities. Thanks to an initial generous donation from Harry Aoki, the Aoki Legacy Fund was established in 2008 to support the sponsorship or co-sponsorship of events that use music, dialogue, and other cultural productions for the purpose of celebrating and promoting intercultural understanding.
Aoki Events at St. John’s College:
Aoki Legacy Fund Dinner & Concert – May 6, 2011
MAY 5, 2009
“Let’s Talk Turkey”
Tales and Music from the East-West Cultural Crossroad
NOVEMBER 3, 2008
OCTOBER 25, 2007
“What is Cross-Cultural Music?”