Feb 13, Toronto – The CPAC Foundation announced this year’s recipients of the CPAC Scholarships and Awards today. Seven outstanding high school students and one university undergraduate will be receiving a total of $14,000 worth of awards and scholarships, at an award ceremony to be held on March 3.

Also featured at the CPAC Scholarship and Award Ceremony will be a keynote speaker from Huawei, a world class tech company that rivals names like Apple and Google. In a speech entitled “Huawei … A World Class Tech Company and the Future of Work,” Huawei Canada’s Technical Director Leo Jin will be speaking about Huawei’s

corporate culture and HR planning relating to recruitment, training and leadership succession. He will also touch on Huawei’s strategic directions for the future and its implications for education and career planning.

A total of five awards, of which two are sponsored by Queen Financial Group and CPA Ontario, will be given to high school students with a combination of strong grades and dedicated volunteerism. The CPAC-TD Insurance Meloche Monnex Scholarship, worth $3000, will be presented to an accomplished post-secondary student with demonstrated leadership. The two CPAC Trailblazer Scholarships, worth $3000 each, will be awarded to two high school students this year who have played an active and leading role in meaningful projects to the community.

“The Selection Committee had a difficult task in choosing only eight individuals out of many worthy applications,” remarked Richard Lim, President of CPAC Foundation. “The recipients are picked based on their combined achievements in academic excellence and community involvement.”

The full list of recipients are as follows

Awards Name School
CPAC Award (Grade 10) Jacqueline Jin The Bishop Strachan School
CPAC Award (Grade 11) Shyanna Gangji Westmount Secondary School
CPAC – Queen Financial Group Award (Grade 11) Sarina Wong University of Toronto Schools
CPAC – CPA Ontario Award (Grade 11) Selina Chow Havergal College
CPAC Award (Grade 12) Victoria Chen Glenforest Secondary School

 

Scholarships Name School
CPAC – TD Insurance Meloche Monnex Scholarship Kevin Zhang McMaster University
CPAC Trailblazer Scholarship Aidan Brushett Anderson Collegiate Vocational Institute
CPAC Trailblazer Scholarship Lisa Wang Marc Garneau Collegiate Institute

The award ceremony celebrating the achievements of these young individuals will be held on Saturday, March 3, 2018 at the North York Civic Centre Council Chambers. The eight scholarship and award winners will each share their inspiring stories with the audience.

The event is open to the public. However, prior registration online is required.

Event Details

CPAC Scholarship Award Ceremony

Date: Saturday, March 3, 2018

Time: 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm (doors open at 1:30 pm)

Location: North York Civic Centre Council Chambers (5100 Yonge St, North York, ON M2N 5V7)

Conveniently located at the North York Civic Centre subway station

Ample weekend parking underground

Online registration: www.cpac-canada.ca/2017awards

 

About CPAC Foundation

The CPAC Foundation is a registered charity that raises funds for its education related initiatives as well as CPAC’s work in helping internationally educated professionals obtain employment and integrate into Canadian society. The Foundation organizes activities that provide educational information to parents and students and provides scholarships and bursaries to secondary and post-secondary students who have demonstrated social responsibility and a determination to pursue academic excellence. Up to date, it has given out more than 200 scholarships and bursaries with a total value of $278,000. It has also built two schools in poverty and disaster stricken areas in China.

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