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September 28, 2017

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September 27, 2017

Honoring the Founder of The Laurier Institution, Milton K. Wong

To mark Canada’s 150th birthday, we are counting down to Canada Day with profiles of 150 noteworthy British Columbians.

There are twice as many people with the surname Wong — an estimated 60 million globally — as there are Canadians, but this son of a tailor from Chinatown was one of a kind. Admired by just about everybody, Milton K. Wong was a man with the shrewd acumen of a financial wizard, the kindness, compassion, and generosity of a true humanitarian, and he saw the big picture like a visionary philosopher.

And, recalls his niece, Joanna, in Wong Family Feast, a warm narrative that tells her family’s rich history with a combination of recipes, recollections, and reminiscences, he baked a stupendous apple pie. It was so popular that he could — and did — raffle them to raise money for charities.

February 27, 2017

Diversity and inclusion in leadership: What’s Really Happening In Metro Vancouver?

Keynote speaker: Anne Giardini, O.C., Q.C., Chancellor at SFU, who will address the question: Why is diversity Canada’s strength? Wednesday, March 29, 2017 | Trout Lake […]
December 21, 2016

Kory Wilson

Kory Wilson is Executive Director, Aboriginal Initiatives and Partnerships, British Columbia Institute of Technology. Kory comes to BCIT most recently from Vancouver Community College where she […]
December 21, 2016

Jennifer Reddy

Jennifer Reddy is the Community Connections & Youth Coordinator, Settlement Workers in Schools Program at the Vancouver School Board, and Chair, Board of Directors, Urban Ink […]
December 21, 2016

Tamara Pearl

Tamara Pearl is a Therapist, Expressive Arts Therapist, Facilitator of cross-cultural dialogue, and an Adjunct Instructor at Adler University. She has served as Vice President of […]
December 21, 2016

Yipeng Ben Lu

Yipeng Ben Lu is an award-winning television drama and commercial producer, writer and director with over a dozen national awards for his creative work serving brands […]
December 21, 2016

Fabian Dawson

Fabian Dawson is a multiple-award winning journalist, an internationally acclaimed author, filmmaker and media expert. His work over the last three decades spans the globe and […]
December 21, 2016

Clarence Cheng

Clarence Cheng is the former Chief Executive Officer of S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Foundation, a charitable foundation responsible for fundraising for S.U.C.C.E.S.S. and its affiliated organizations. S.U.C.C.E.S.S. is one […]