Saturday
Jul012017

H.E. Ambassador McCallum's Canada 150 Greetings

 

Thursday
Jun152017

Welcoming Ambassador McCallum With Alumni Engagement 

June 15, 2017 (Beijing) - A special welcome reception was organized and hosted by The Canadian Alumni Network (CAN) for His Excellency, The Honourable Ambassador John McCallum, this evening at the Four Seasons Beijing, with a fantastic response by 150 Canadian alumni in and around the capital of China.

Mr. Richard N. Liu, Founder of the CAN, remarked that the attendance by so many alumni this evening "is a true testament to the importance of People to People exchange. Our Canadian Alumni Network continues to grow, connecting alumni of Canadian post-secondary institutions and making a richer and well-connected community of over 16000 alumni in China."

Mr. Andy Truong, CAN's Co-Founder added, "With over 120,000 and  increasing Chinese students studying in Canada, the Canadian Alumni Network will continue to work hard to reach out to these future alumni." Together with Mr. Adam Dunnett, UVic's Alumni Chapter Representative and long time friend and advocate of the CAN, they presented Ambassador McCallum with a plaque to formally welcome His Excellency to the CAN as our Honourary Chair, to build stronger ties in education between our two nations. In his speech, Ambassador McCallum said, "Having been here for almost three months, China wants to move forward with Canada. Both countries want to move forward and make real progress together and it takes two to tango."

Following the formal speeches, our dedicated volunteer Alumni Chapter Representatives each came up to congratulate the Ambassador and took a commemorative group photo. With the 150th year of Canada's founding, our alumni guests each received a commemorative Canada 150 pin and had the opportunity to take photos with specialized Canada150 frames provided by the Canadian Embassy in Beijing, while connecting with one another. The importance of alumni engagement was exhibited as the Ambassador and his wife, Nancy, were both immersed in conversation with our alumni throughout the evening. As such, the lucky draws provided by our wonderful Canadian partner hotel will now be drawn on July 1, 2017.

The CAN organizers would like to thank the Canadian Embassy in Beijing and Canadian Consulate Generals around China, our 26 Canadian Post-secondary Institutions across Canada and Asia, and to the Four Seasons Beijing, for their continued support and in making this evening a tremendous success. The CAN sincerely appreciates all our alumni and friends that attended tonight and would like to take this opportunity to wish all our alumni in China a very Happy Canada Day 150!

Canadian Alumni Network (CAN)
www.canadiansinchina.com

As a non-profit, volunteer-based group of 26 alumni chapter representatives, the Canadian Alumni Network (CAN) connects a rapidly growing network with engagement experiences at the national, provincial, and institutional levels. Since 2003, the CAN continues to foster public awareness that Canadian post-secondary institutions have an influential alumni network in China while extending mutual support to alumni chapters in China, and to develop synergy and opportunities for currently 2,200 alumni in Beijing and over 16,000 alumni in China. Please join the network today through the main social media platforms, Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter, and WeChat, thank you.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Canadian-Alumni-Network/14575084058

https://www.linkedin.com/groups/1855949
https://twitter.com/CanadianAlumni

*Alumni that attended were graduates of the following institutions (alphabetical order):

Concordia University
Dalhousie University
Humber College
LaSalle College
Laurentian University
McGill University
McMaster University
Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador
Queen's University
Royal Roads University
Ryerson University
Saint Mary's University
Simon Fraser University
Univeristy of Toronto
Universite de Montreal
Université du Québec à Montréal
University of Alberta
University of British Columbia
University of Calgary
University of Lethbridge
University of Manitoba
University of New Brunswick
University of Ottawa
University of Saskatchewan
University of Victoria
University of Waterloo
University of Winnipeg
Unversity of Guelph
Wilfred Laurier University
York University

Photo credit: Alumni Chapter Rep Group photo by Mr. Hugo Chen, Laurentian University

Photo credit: Contributed by various alumni social media posts.

 

Saturday
May202017

CAN's Welcome Reception for H.E. Ambassador McCallum to Beijing

On the occasion to welcome His Excellency Mr. John McCallum, our new Canadian Ambassador to China, the Canadian Alumni Network (CAN) warmly invites our fellow alumni from around China to attend this exclusive summer networking event during the Canada 150 year of celebrations at The Four Seasons Hotel Beijing!

We're very excited that our Honourary Chair and Canadian Ambassador, Mr. John McCallum, will be making his first keynote address to our alumni community.

Bring your name cards to win some great prizes while meeting fellow Canadian Alumni and your representatives from 26 universities across Canada in Beijing!

**Due to limited space, drop-ins will not be permitted.
**The hotel and organizers reserve the right to refuse entry.

Please join our CAN LinkedIn group for further details and the RSVP form, thank you:
https://www.linkedin.com/groups/1855949

Please note that this event is for alumni of Canadian post-secondary institutions. Canadian passport holders interested in attending will be put on a holding list if a space opens up.

Tuesday
Apr252017

Connect with Canadians in China

Canadians in China is the leading resource for Canadians, providing the portal into China, including Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan. For over 18 years, the Canadians In China network has provided helpful information, news and career opportunities for Canadians.

The network is growing internationally receiving interested subscribers from around the world. Please join the network today for updated information through our main social media sites, Facebook, Linkedin, and Twitter:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/74218442590/

https://www.linkedin.com/groups/2509158

https://twitter.com/CanadiansnChina

Sunday
Oct092016

Special Farewell Message from Ambassador Guy Saint-Jacques