【多伦多11月28日】由加拿大中国专业人士协会(CPAC)与CPAC基金会(CPAC Foundation) 主办的CPAC 2016年度慈善晚宴27日晚在Sheraton Parkway Toronto North隆重举行,五百名嘉宾盛装出席活动为CPAC基金会筹款,用于服务移民社区项目;两位加拿大首席科学家(Canada Research Chair):纳米及清洁能源专家孙学良教授(Andy Sun)与生态及气象专家彭长辉教授(Changhui Peng)喜获2016年度CPAC“专业成就奖”;乐于分享及提携新人的注册会计师章小帆(Annie Zhang)获首届CPAC“青年成就奖”。

加拿大三级政府及中国驻多伦多总领馆各特发贺信高度赞扬中国专业人士协会多年来积极为海外专业人士、新移民及其子女服务所做出的重要贡献。加拿大联邦移民、难民和公民部长麦家廉(John McCallum)、联邦参议员胡子修(Victor Oh)、安大略省国际贸易厅厅长陈国治(Michael Chan)、中华人民共和国驻多伦多代总领事徐伟、领事杨葆华、国会议员庄文浩(Michael Chong)、以及活动主题赞助商TD Insurance Meloche Monnex的代表Rachael Wong和Jorge Cardelus等嘉宾出席了当晚的盛会。

CPAC基金会筹款帮助专业人士和优秀学子

CPAC年度慈善晚宴主要是为CPAC基金会筹款,筹措资金用于以下三个方面:帮助具有海外教育背景的新移民们尽快获取职业证书、找到工作以及尽快融入新国度;为新移民家庭提供加拿大教育相关信息并为成绩优异又富有社会责任感以及经济上需要帮助的学生提供奖学金、助学金;提供移民专业人士领导和管理能力的培训。

CPAC会长肖楚强先生(Eric Xiao)在欢迎辞中说到,“感谢各级政府、赞助机构和社区人士的慷慨支持,CPAC与CPAC基金会才能为移民社区提供满足移民专业人士需求的项目和服务。在过去的24年里,数以万计的来自不同族裔的移民专业人士参与了CPAC提供的培训项目、活动及相关服务。CPAC基金会也已累计为两百多名学生颁发了价值近25万加元的奖学金和助学金。”

“能为海外教育的移民专业人士和青年专业人士服务,帮助他们实现梦想,我们感到非常地自豪,CPAC及CPAC基金会将一如既往的开展更多的项目与活动为社区服务,”CPAC基金会会长林瑞铭(Richard Lim)先生说。

纳米专家孙学良教授与气象专家彭长辉教授获2016 CPAC “专业成就奖”

每年CPAC年度慈善晚宴的亮点之一就是颁发年度“专业成就奖”,此奖项于2009年设立,旨在表彰和庆祝那些来自世界各地的新移民在加拿大取得的专业成就,并为社区树立榜样。今年获奖的是两位加拿大首席科学家(Canada Research Chair)孙学良教授(Andy Sun)与彭长辉教授(Changhui Peng)。

孙学良教授现任加拿大西安大略大学教授,主要从事纳米材料及清洁能源方面的研究。他是加拿大燃料电池及纳米催化材料合成方面的知名学者,承担大量国家级项目,同时与巴拉德动力系统公司(Ballard Power Systems),通用汽车公司(General Motors),Lithium Phostech和加拿大国防系统等大学、公司和政府组织均有合作。近5年承担加拿大国家级课题18项、安大略省级课题3项,项目总经费超过600万加拿大元。孙教授是Frontier of Energy Storage的副主编,至今已发表论文260多篇,被引用11000余次,编著2本专著和15本书的章节,拥有10项美国专利。获得的荣誉奖项包括Early Research Award(2006),加拿大首席科学家研究奖Canada Research Chair(2007),University Faculty Scholar Award(2010)和Western Engineering Prize for Achievement in Research(2013)等。

彭长辉教授是法国马赛第三大学生态学博士,魁北克大学终身教授,清华大学全球变化研究院科学指导委员会成员,加拿大多伦多大学林学院兼职教授,麦吉尔大学全球环境和气候变化中心客座研究员,2002年获国家杰出青年基金,2003年入选加拿大首席科学家,2010年入选中国特聘专家(中组部“千人计划”)。彭教授他主要从事生态与气候变化方面的研究,在全球变化、陆地生态系统碳循环和生态模型研究等取得国际公认的研究成果,开发了有自主知识产权的三元生态系统混合模型(TRIPLEX),该模型写入北美最有影响的《森林生态学》教材。在Science(3)、Nature(1)、Nature Climate Change(2)、PNAS(3)、Ecology Letters(1)和Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment(3)等国际顶级学术期刊发表论文200余篇。到目前为止,彭博士已经培训了超过22名博士和24名博士后,创作和合作了2本书,250本同行评审的期刊论文和25多个同行评议的书章和研究报告。

帮助及培养青年专业人士,首推“青年成就奖:乐于分享和培养新人的注册会计师章小帆(Annie Zhang)获奖

CPAC一直致力于帮助和培养青年专业人士,2012年成立CPAC青年团(Enlight),为青年专业人士搭建沟通交流的平台。今年,CPAC又首推以“专业成就奖”为蓝本的“青年成就奖”,用以鼓励和表彰在专业领域或社区服务等方面取得优异成绩或做出杰出贡献的、年龄在29周岁以下的青少年。

此次获得首届CPAC“青年成就奖”的青年专业人士是26岁、学霸型、懂设计、爱美食、乐于分享和培养新人的注册会计师章小帆(Annie Zhang)。Annie目前任普华永道会计师事务所资本市场和会计咨询服务部经理。她不仅业务专业、服务精湛,在工作的四年时间里连获晋升,还显现出优秀的领导才能,用心培训新人,从普华永道多伦多100多位合伙人和经理中脱颖而出,获“The Person I Learned the Most From”奖。在工作之外,Annie还在她的母校、多伦多大学士嘉堡校区的会计协会任导师,辅导有志于从事会计专业的学弟学妹们,分享她在大企业工作的经验,帮他们修改简历、提升面试技能,为踏入职场做准备。作为一名美食爱好者,她还经营着一个美食博客和YouTube频道,目前已拥有超过1,600个订阅者,部分视频获得了174,000次观看次数。

慈善晚宴节目精彩、静拍物品丰富

CPAC慈善晚宴的500多位各界来宾在分享了CPAC“专业成就奖”与“青年成就奖”获奖者的喜悦、荣耀及听取了成功经历的同时,享用了美味、丰盛的晚宴并观看了由魔术大师Coby带来的异常精彩的近景魔术及读心术表演。丰富的无声拍卖展品也颇受来宾们青睐,不仅为来宾带来了众多物美价廉的节日礼品选择,也为CPAC基金会筹得了部分善款。

CPAC特别感谢TD Insurance Meloche Monnex担任晚宴的主题赞助、加拿大皇家银行(RBC Royal Bank of Canada)担任钻石赞助、安省注册会计师协会(CPA Ontario)与亨瑞集团(Henry Group)担任铂金赞助,同时也衷心感谢每一位出现晚宴的公司和个人的慷慨支持以及志愿者们的辛勤付出!

关于CPAC

加拿大中国专业人士协会(CPAC)成立于1992年,是在加拿大联邦政府注册的非牟利组织,目前已吸引 30,000 多名海外专业人士加入成为会员。成立24 年来,协会秉承维护移民专业人士利益的宗旨, 全方位提供专业培训、就业及发展服务,被公认为是组织规范、制度健全、最具代表性和覆盖面的大型团体之一,备受加拿大社会各界瞩目。

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活动照片说明:

【2016 CPAC Gala 01】CPAC理事、CPAC基金会理事与嘉宾在晚宴上合影

前排左起:CPAC基金会荣誉顾问郭剑民(David Kuo)、CPAC基金会会长林瑞铭(Richard Lim)、中华人民共和国驻多伦多代总领事徐伟、国会议员庄文浩(Michael Chong)、联邦参议员胡子修(Victor Oh)、2016CPAC“专业成就奖”获奖者彭长辉、2016CPAC“专业成就奖”获奖者孙学良(Andy Sun)、2016CPAC“青年成就奖”获奖者章小帆(Annie Zhang)、安大略省国际贸易厅厅长陈国治(Michael Chan)、CPAC会长肖楚强(Eric Xiao)、国会议员陈家诺夫人叶嘉丽(Jean Yip)、安省议员黄素梅助理苏畅(Fiona Su)、CPAC理事金龙焕

后排左起:

CPAC理事于首三、国会议员谭耕夫人黄幸来、CPAC理事赵慧泉、CPAC理事罗佳、CPAC理事王辰、CPAC副会长暨晚宴共同主席曹颖、CPAC理事宋培思、CPAC理事沈浩、CPAC常务副会长王体、CPAC基金会理事暨晚宴共同主席Vu Kiet Tran、CPAC执行总监时安迪

【2016 CPAC Gala 02】CPAC理事们与加拿大联邦移民、难民和公民部长麦家廉(John McCallum)(左四)合影

【2016 CPAC Gala 03】CPAC会长肖楚强(Eric Xiao)致晚宴欢迎辞

【2016 CPAC Gala 04】安大略省国际贸易厅厅长陈国治(右)带来安省省长Kathleen Wynne的贺信

【2016 CPAC Gala 05】联邦参议员胡子修(Victor Oh)(右)给CPAC会长肖楚强(Eric Xiao)(中)颁发祝贺函,左为国会议员庄文浩(Michael Chong)

【2016 CPAC Gala 06】2016CPAC“专业成就奖”获奖者彭长辉(左二)、2016CPAC“专业成就奖”获奖者孙学良(中)、2016CPAC“青年成就奖”获奖者章小帆(右二)与CPAC会长肖楚强(Eric Xiao)(右一)、CPAC基金会会长林瑞铭(Richard Lim)(左一)合影

【2016 CPAC Gala 07】中华人民共和国驻多伦多代总领事徐伟(左三)为首届CPAC“青年成就奖”获奖者章小帆(右三)颁发奖杯

【2016 CPAC Gala 08】CPAC年度慈善晚宴也是绝佳的社交平台

【2016 CPAC Gala 09】CPAC会长肖楚强(Eric Xiao)(右一)与CPAC基金会会长林瑞铭(Richard Lim)(左一)为晚宴主题赞助商TD Insurance Meloche Monnex的代表Rachael Wong(左二)和Jorge Cardelus(右二)颁发感谢牌匾

【2016 CPAC Gala 10】CPAC会长肖楚强(Eric Xiao)(右一)与CPAC基金会会长林瑞铭(Richard Lim)(左一)为晚宴钻石赞助商RBC的代表Shan Tang(右二)、白金赞助商CPA Ontario的代表Vicki Liederman(中)与白金赞助商Henry Group的代表Joe Ru(左二)颁发感谢牌匾

【2016 CPAC Gala 11】魔术大师Coby带来异常精彩的近景魔术及读心术表演

【2016 CPAC Gala 12】来宾参加无声拍卖为CPAC基金会筹款

(Photo credit to Andy Wong, Jay Sun, Terrence Pang, James Lin and Ti Wang)

更多2016年度CPAC慈善晚宴精彩照片

November 28, TORONTO –CPAC and CPAC Foundation co-hosted CPAC Gala 2016 last night at the Sheraton Parkway Toronto North Hotel to raise funds to support their services and celebrate the accomplishments of outstanding immigrant professionals and youth. About 500 guests including community leaders, prolific businesses, political leaders, and CPAC supporters attended the event.

The funds raised through the event will be used to improve the programs and services provided by CPAC and CPAC Foundation. “We have provided services to tens of thousands of internationally trained professionals over the past two decades and we look forward to continuing the good work with a network of support,” said CPAC’s president Eric Xiao.

One of the highlights of the evening was the presentation of the CPAC Professional Achievement Awards to outstanding immigrant individuals who have overcome various barriers and made extraordinary strides in their professional careers. The two recipients of the 2016 CPAC Professional Achievement Awards are Dr. Andy Sun, Research Chair for the development of nanomaterials for clean energy at Western University and Dr. Changhui Peng, Research Chair in the UQAM Institute of Environment Science.

New for 2016 was the presentation of CPAC Young Achiever’s Award established this year as a complement to the Professional Achievement Awards to celebrate outstanding success by an immigrant under the age of 29. The recipient for this inaugural award is 26-year-old Annie Zhang, a manager in the Capital Markets and Accounting Advisory Services Group of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.

“We are very proud to support immigrant professionals, as well as youth who have made their marks here in Canada, ” remarked Mr. Richard Lim, President of CPAC Foundation.

The CPAC Annual Gala 2016 is presented by TD Insurance Meloche Monnex, with RBC as Diamond Sponsor, and CPA Ontario and Henry Group as Platinum Sponsors.

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About the Award Recipients:

  • Professor Changhui Peng is the inventor of well-known TRIPLEX ecosystem model and the founder of Montreal Confucius School.  He serves as the Asian Ecology Section Chair of Ecology Society of American, the board director of Chinese Ecologist Association Oversea (SINO-ECO),  Board Director of Montreal Confucius School and he is the recipient of numerous awards including the Outstanding Young Scientist Award ( China, 2002), Regent Rushmore Faculty CAREER Award , National Science Foundation,  Canada Research Chair Award. He authored and co-authored 2 books, over 300 peer-reviewed papers (including in the top journals of Science, Nature, PNAS) with citations of 12,072.
  • Dr. Xueliang (Andy) Sun is a full professor and Canada Research Chair (Tier I) for the development of nanomaterials for clean energy at the University of Western Ontario. He was elected as a Fellow (Member) of the Canadian Academy of Engineering in 2016. His research focus is on advanced nanostructured materials for energy conversion and storage including fuel cells and Li batteries. He is actively collaborating with industries and government labs such as Ballard Power Systems, General Motors, Lithium Phostech Inc., and Canadian National Defense. Dr. Sun received various awards such as Early Researcher Award, Canada Research Chair and University Faculty Scholar Award and Western Engineering Prize for Achievement in Research. He is the author and co-author of over 260 refereed-journals with citations of over 10,000 times.
  • Annie Zhang is currently a Manager in the Capital Markets and Accounting Advisory Services Group at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. She works closely with clients guiding them through complex technical accounting standards and assists them towards effective adoption of new accounting standards. Previously, she was a Manager in the Assurance Group at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. Within this group she specialized in Asset Management clients. She managed large audit teams totaling over thirty people throughout all stages of the engagement including resource management, planning audit procedures, review and presentation of deliverables within tight deadlines. Her leadership was recognized by her team nominating her for “The Person I Learned the Most From” award. Out of over 100 partners and managers in the Toronto downtown office, she won. Outside of work she is a mentor at the University of Toronto, Scarborough Campus as part of the Association of Accountancy. 

 

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From the left: Richard Lim, President of CPAC Foundation; Changhui Peng, Recipient of 2016 CPAC Professionals Award; Xueliang (Andy) Sun, Recipient of 2016 CPAC Professionals Award; Annie Zhang, Recipient of 2016 CPAC Young Achiever’s Award; Eric Xiao, CPAC President.

Photo Gallery of 2016 CPAC Gala

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