【多伦多3月6日】CPAC基金会年度奖学金颁奖典礼3月5日在多伦多北约克市民中心会议厅隆重举行,十名品学兼优又具领导力的优秀学子获得了嘉奖,奖学金总值为18000加币。除常规的颁奖环节外,本次CPAC教育基金会特意邀请了两位主题演讲嘉宾、一位是育有两名超级学霸的“虎妈”Helen Cao女士,为参会者分享育儿与教育心得、另一位是企业高管Marilyn Flanagan女士,为大家分享企业对现代人才的要求以及教育在塑造我们价值观念中的重要性。同时,基金会也安排了十位获奖学子分享成功经验,从学习习惯、学习方法、家庭教育、社会活动等各方面与参会的学子和家长分享心得体会。颁奖典礼结束后还安排了招待会,给参会者提供更多与获奖学子面对面交流的机会。

“有别于其他的奖学金评选只基于考核申请者的学习成绩,CPAC基金会奖学金的评选还更看重申请者对人类、社会和环境的关怀以及领导力的体现,”CPAC基金会会长林瑞铭先生(Richard Lim)在颁奖典礼上介绍说,“同时,我们也向成绩良好并克服逆境的学生提供助学金帮助,协助他们完成学业。在过去的十六年间,CPAC基金会已经颁发了216个价值26万多加元的奖学金和助学金。CPAC基金会也衷心感谢各位捐赠者和赞助商的慷慨支持。”

今年,获得2016 CPAC-TD Insurance Meloche Monnex大学奖学金的优秀学子是女王大学(Queen’s University)环境科学和全球发展专业三年级学生,Sari Ohsada。Sari不仅学习成绩优异,在上一学年的平均分达到了96.7,也是参与志愿者活动的佼佼者。Sari热衷于学习全球环境问题,深入了解不同的文化,并倡导真正的变革。她参与扶轮青年交流项目(Rotary Youth Exchange Program),在法国做了一年的交换生,并获得总督青铜学术奖章;她在女王大学创立气候变化研究实验室,获加拿大大学生自然科学和工程研究委员会研究奖。此外,Sari还在偏远山区工作了三个夏天,前往过13个国家,并为扶轮国际做了5年多的志愿者。今年五月,Sari将在加拿大环境与气候变化局开始为期12个月的实习,她希望继续保持对自然环境和人道主义的热情,并为之奋斗。

CPAC基金会新设立的特别奖学金是奖励致力于一个有益于社区、人类或环境的独特项目的杰出的高中生或大学生。今年获得此奖项的是在Leaside High School就读扩展法语课程的高中生Cindy, Yiqiao Chen。Cindy是一名特别积极上进、追求公益公正的阳光女孩。2016年1月,她创立了Vision Exchange,一个非营利的导师项目,让中国的盲人与说英语国家的视力正常的志愿者一帮一结对子,在帮助盲人学英语的同时,发掘他们的潜力,倡导机会平等和包容性教育。Vison Exchange目前已在三个国家的30个城市拥有150多名会员。Cindy也一直积极参与其他的社区活动,她是她所在社区圆桌会议的最年轻的成员。她申请到政府United Way赞助金,在社区开办了第一个免费音乐理论讲习班和青年科学营。Cindy还于2015年创办了学校的商业俱乐部,培训了超过40名成员参加到各项比赛中。Cindy卓越的法语技能也使她成为了一名优秀的英语 – 法语翻译,她也是著名的《学生科学与技术》杂志唯一的高中编辑。除此之外,她在上一学年的平均成绩达到了95分。

获得CPAC高中奖学金者的六名学子都是成绩优异,同时积极参与社区活动并体现出领导才能的高中生。获得10年级组别奖学金的三位同学是:就读于The Woodlands School的Sunny,Song Ling Wang。Sunny在加拿大发展最快的青年领袖商业组织FUSE Society担任执行总裁,已筹集了超过18,000元资金,接触到来自全国各地的6000多名学生,鼓励他们能够更积极地参与社区活动并成为未来的商业领袖。作为国家执行委员会中最年轻的成员,Sunny一直致力于创新发展,并在2016年SHAD-John Dobson创业杯上获最高奖。另一位是Don Mills Collegiate Institute的Elaine Ke-Xin Liu。Elaine一直热衷服务社区并努力追求卓越,自2013年以来,Elaine一直是圣约翰救护车的积极志愿者和青年领袖,并被选为16个青年成员之一,参加了2016年香港国际学员营急救比赛。还有一位是Hammarskjold High School的Emily Cross。在过去的9年里,Emily赢得了30多个地区,国家和国际科学奖项,包括2015年在英国国际科学与工程博览会上获得The American Geoscience Institute First Special Award,以及2016年西格玛学会高中地球科学奖,加拿大科学展的金奖等。Emily还创建了“Be the Difference, Make a Difference”,为柬埔寨的孤儿院筹款。

获得11年级CPAC – Queen Financial Group 奖学金的是Mary Ward Catholic Secondary School的Aiken Chau。Aiken参加了青年领导力项目,并与其他的年轻领导人一起合作,帮助无家可归的青年人及增进社区的无障碍计划。Aiken曾获得爱丁堡公爵银奖,并于2014年获得安大略青年志愿者服务奖。

获得12年级奖学金的是Victoria Park Collegiate Institute的Kevin Zhang与Bayview Secondary School的Mokai Xu。Kevin 在上学年IB 课程获97分高分,并积极参与志愿者活动,义工时间累计超过1000小时,他参加Overcome the Gap、一个帮助消除教育障碍的公益组织并组织了多场领导力培训会议,帮助培养更多的未来领袖。Monica则是2016年度安省满分状元之一,现在滑铁卢大学和Wilfrid Laurier大学攻读计算机科学与工商管理双学位,她曾任万锦市长青年理事会共同主席,并担任加拿大工贸团访华的代表之一。

今年获得CPAC – Tianbao与CPAC – Investors Group助学金的两位同学,一位是就读于Seneca学院、平均分近满分、全职学习并要照顾两个孩子、并努力帮助他人、倡导解决抑郁症和家庭暴力的单亲妈妈Echo Wu,她已经是连续第二年获得CPAC助学金的支助;还有一位是就读于多伦多大学的陆诗婷(Selena),她不仅成绩优秀获多伦多大学卓越奖,还坚信社区服务同样重要,她担任Women in Science and Engineering的外联大使,激励更多的女性探索在科学、技术、工程和数学方面的就业机会。

2016年度CPAC基金会高中、大学奖学金、助学金获奖名单如下:

Awards高中奖学金 Name School
CPAC Award (Grade 10) SongLing Wang The Woodlands School
CPAC Award (Grade 10) Elaine Ke-Xin Liu Don Mills Collegiate Institute
CPAC Award (Grade 10) Emily Cross Hammarskjold High School
CPAC – Queen Financial Group Award (Grade 11) Aiken Chau(周轩林) Mary Ward Catholic Secondary School
CPAC Award (Grade 12) Kevin Zhang Victoria Park Collegiate Institute
CPAC Award (Grade 12) Mokai Xu(徐谟恺) Bayview Secondary School
Scholarship大学奖学金 Name School
CPAC – TD Insurance Meloche Monnex Scholarship Sari Ohsada Queen’s University
Special Scholarship 特别奖学金 Name School
CPAC Special Scholarship Yiqiao Chen Leaside High School
Education Scholarships 助学金 Name School
CPAC – Tianbao Education Scholarship Echo Wu Seneca College
CPAC – Investors Group Education Scholarship Shi Ting Lu(陆诗婷) University of Toronto

如需了解更多获奖学子的介绍,请浏览CPAC基金会网站www.cpacfoundation.ca

CPAC基金会是成立于1999年的慈善机构,主要为CPAC服务移民社区筹款,用于帮助具有海外教育背景的移民专业人士尽快获取职业证书、找到工作以及尽快融入新国度;同时,CPAC基金会主办教育主题相关活动为新移民家庭提供加拿大教育资讯,也为成绩优异又富有社会责任感的学生提供奖学金、助学金。

自2000年以来,CPAC基金会共计向二百多名具有加拿大国籍或永久居民身份的优秀学生颁发了近25万加元的奖学金和助学金,并捐建了两所中国贫困山区小学。

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[CPAC Award 2017-01] 2016 年度CPAC 基金会奖学金获奖学子合影

左起:Shi Ting Lu(陆诗婷)、Elaine Ke-Xin Liu、Yiqiao Chen、Aiken Chau(周轩林)、Echo Wu、Mokai Xu(徐谟恺)、Kevin Zhang、Emily Cross、SongLing Wang

[CPAC Award 2017-02] 获奖学子与CPAC基金会理事、赞助商代表合影

第一排左起:Shi Ting Lu(陆诗婷)、Elaine Ke-Xin Liu、Yiqiao Chen、Aiken Chau(周轩林)、Mokai Xu(徐谟恺)、Kevin Zhang、Emily Cross、SongLing Wang

第二排左起:赞助商代表、Queen Financial Group主席Charles Jiang、主题演讲嘉宾、CPAC基金会理事曹颖(Helen Cao)、主题演讲嘉宾Marilyn Flanagan、CPAC基金会理事赵慧泉(Hugh Zhao)、CPAC基金会理事张怡专(Adrian Cheung)、助学金获奖者Echo Wu、CPAC基金会会长林瑞铭(Richard Lim)、CPAC会长肖楚强(Eric Xiao)、赞助商代表 Jorge Cardelus, Relationship Manager, Affinity Market Group, TD Insurance Meloche Monnex、赞助商代表、天宝旅游市场总监Stephen Yu、CPAC执行总监时安迪(Andi Shi)

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Jorge Cardelus, Relationship Manager, Affinity Market Group, TD Insurance Meloche Monnex(右)为Sari Ohsada(左)颁发CPAC – TD Insurance Meloche Monnex Scholarship

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近百名学生和家长前来参加CPAC基金会奖学金颁奖典礼

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CPAC基金会会长林瑞铭 (Richard Lim) (中)为两位主题演讲嘉宾:Helen Cao(左)与Marilyn Flanagan(右)颁发纪念品以表感谢

March 6, 2017, Toronto, ON – Ten outstanding students were recognized for their academic achievements and community contributions at CPAC Foundation’s Annual Scholarship Award Ceremony on March 5 at the North York Civic Centre.

There were six awards, one sponsored by Queen Financial Group, given to high school students with a combination of strong grades and dedicated volunteerism. Each award is worth $1000. The recipients include Sunny Song Ling Wang from The Woodlands School, who is a Junior Executive on The Prefects; Elaine Ke-Xin Liu at Don Mills Collegiate Institute, who works as a youth leader with St. John Ambulance; Emily Cross from Hammarskjold High School, the Regional Director of Sustainable Youth Canada’s Thunder Bay chapter; Aiken Chau from Mary Ward Catholic Secondary School, Co-President of his school’s DECA Chapter; Kevin Zhang from Victoria Park Collegiate Institute, who worked with the Alzheimer Society of Toronto; and Monica Mokai Xu from Bayview Secondary School, one of 2016 Ontario Top Scholars and Director of Women in Computer Science Waterloo.

The CPAC-TD Insurance Meloche Monnex Scholarship, worth $3000, was given to an accomplished post-secondary student with demonstrated leadership. Sari Ohsada, an Environmental Science and Global Development Studies student at Queen’s University, was given this honour for her work in social justice and climate change education.

The CPAC Special Scholarship, worth $3000, was given to a student that played an active and leading role in a meaningful project to the community. The recipient, Cindy Yiqiao Chen of Leaside High School, was awarded for her work in running Vision Exchange, a program matching blind Chinese individuals with English-speaking mentors.

The recipient of the CPAC-Tianbao Education Scholarship was past award winner, Echo Wu, studying Accounting at Seneca College. Receiving the CPAC-Investors Group Education Scholarship was Selena Shi Ting Lu, studying Engineering at the University of Toronto. Both scholarships are given to students in strong academic standing with financial need, and are worth $3000 each.

The total value of scholarships and awards given out this year is $18,000. Below is the full list of recipients:

Awards高中奖学金 Name School
CPAC Award (Grade 10) SongLing Wang The Woodlands School
CPAC Award (Grade 10) Elaine Ke-Xin Liu Don Mills Collegiate Institute
CPAC Award (Grade 10) Emily Cross Hammarskjold High School
CPAC – Queen Financial Group Award (Grade 11) Aiken Chau(周轩林) Mary Ward Catholic Secondary School
CPAC Award (Grade 12) Kevin Zhang Victoria Park Collegiate Institute
CPAC Award (Grade 12) Mokai Xu(徐谟恺) Bayview Secondary School
Scholarship大学奖学金 Name School
CPAC – TD Insurance Meloche Monnex Scholarship Sari Ohsada Queen’s University
Special Scholarship 特别奖学金 Name School
CPAC Special Scholarship Yiqiao Chen Leaside High School
Education Scholarships 助学金 Name School
CPAC – Tianbao Education Scholarship Echo Wu Seneca College
CPAC – Investors Group Education Scholarship Shi Ting Lu(陆诗婷) University of Toronto

“This year, we received applications from about one hundred brilliant students from across the country. The Selection Committee had a difficult task, but ultimately decided to award these ten individuals based on their combined academic excellence and community involvement,” remarked Richard Lim, President of CPAC Foundation. “CPAC Foundation has given out 216 monetary awards worth $264,000 in the past sixteen years.  We would like to thank all of our sponsors and donors for their generous and continued support that has allowed us to fulfill our commitment in this regard.”

In addition to the award recipients sharing their stories, the event also featured two keynote speeches. Ms. Helen Cao shared her experiences as a parent of two accomplished children: one of whom chose to pursue a PHD at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) over offers from other schools including Stanford, Harvard and Cambridge; and the other a six- year record holding World Cube Competition Women Champion studying at the Dalhousie University Schulich School of Law. Audiences learned about her role in fostering her children’s success with personal accounts of the relationship she shared with them.

Another keynote speech entitled “Educate, Appreciate, Dominate” was presented by Ms. Marilyn Flanagan where she discussed the importance of education in shaping our values, the role that scholarships play in supporting that education, and, the resultant opportunities. Ms. Flanagan’s career is comprised of many executive roles including former President of Textualis, Senior Vice President of Business Operations at IFDS, Senior Vice President of National Sales and Service for TD Meloche Monnex, and guest lecturer at McGill University Faculty of Management. Audience benefited a lot from her vast management experience and advanced leadership skills.

For more information about the recipients and the ceremony, please visit: www.cpacfoundation.ca .

About CPAC Foundation

The CPAC Foundation is founded in 1999 and is a registered charity that raises funds in support of CPAC’s work within the immigrant community. The CPAC Foundation also has its own education related initiatives.

The Foundation continues to support CPAC in carrying out its mission of helping internationally trained professionals and tradespeople to obtain licenses, find jobs, advance their careers, develop leadership skills, and integrate into Canadian society.

For its own initiatives, the Foundation organizes activities that provide educational information to parents and students. It also provides scholarships and bursaries to secondary and post-secondary students who have demonstrated social responsibility and a determination to pursue academic excellence.

Since 2000, the CPAC Foundation has given out more than 200 scholarships and bursaries with a total value of $246,000. It has also built two schools in poverty and disaster stricken areas in China.

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[CPAC Award 2017-01] Group photo of the winners of 2016 CPAC Foundation Awards and Scholarships

From the left: Shi Ting Lu, Elaine Ke-Xin Liu, Yiqiao Chen, Aiken Chau, Echo Wu, Mokai Xu, Kevin Zhang, Emily Cross, SongLing Wang

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