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  1. Volunteer work on rise, but city lags UK, Canada

    Posted May 06th 2010, 12:00am by Adrian Wan

    ... such as Britain and Canada in the volunteer sector. The number- equivalent to economic output of HK$5.5 billion or 41,500 full-time jobs- has been mainly fuelled by several large-scale events ... than double the 2001 figure of 39 million. The report put the city's volunteer rate at 19 per cent, trailing developed countries such as Britain at 59 per cent, and Canada at 46 per cent. ...

  2. HKU launches two-way law degree with Canada

    Posted May 10th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kong and Canada. The universities last week signed an agreement to admit up to five students from the other institution a year to a joint legal education programme. The programme will require ... universities. The degrees will enable them to practise in Hong Kong and Canada. To pursue a career in Hong Kong, the graduates also need to complete a one-year course for a postgraduate certificate ...

  3. Bright sparks to study in US, Canada

    Posted May 30th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... By Jessie Hui Nine students at Hong Kong Polytechnic University's School of Professional Education and Executive Development (SPEED) have been awarded full scholarships to take summer courses in the United States and Canada. The International Summer School Scholarships are open to SPEED's full-time and part-time undergraduates taking top-up degree programmes. Top-up ...


    Posted Jul 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheaper education costs than in the US and close links with Hong Kong make the country a favourite choice for many McGill University (21) Location Montreal, Quebec Areas of excellence Science, medicine, engineering McGill is an English-speaking university in the heart of Montreal, the largest city in French-speaking Canada. A cultural crossroads, it brings English- ...

  5. Renowned university attracts HK students

    Posted Jul 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... a substantial proportion of the 150,000 from overseas who go to Canada to attend educational institutions. On top of the advantage of having a wealth of highly respected universities and colleges, ... in Canada as it is a multicultural country, so students automatically feel at home in communities and campuses which are intrinsically diverse. 'Education links play a key role in fostering ...

  6. Mainland training may offer a leg-up

    Posted Aug 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Lee Chack-fan There was a quote among my co-workers during my days as an office worker in Canada: life begins after 4.30. At 4.30pm sharp on every working day, people would quit work, go home and do whatever they enjoyed doing for leisure: gardening, golfing, chatting with friends over beer and so on. I was told that things are not too different between Canada, Europe, ...

  7. Tech triangle launches business on fast track

    Posted Aug 13th 2005, 12:00am by Markus Gaertner

    ... An area of Canada has emerged as an incubator of creativity for industry, writes Markus Gaertner in Toronto Michele Mosca is drawing hieroglyphs on his chalkboard like a madman. While his ... and skilled labourers are pouring into Canada's dynamic tech triangle straddling Waterloo, Kitchener and Cambridge, 70km west of Toronto. The area, with almost 500,000 people, has become ...

  8. Campus with global renown

    Posted May 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Set on nearly 400 acres of land along the Thames River in London, Ontario- a town of about 450,000 people- the University of Western Ontario is one of Canada's oldest, largest ... and social life as the university features the best of both small town and cosmopolitan living. Western is among Canada's leading research-intensive universities and is committed to providing ...

  9. Governments aim to boost identities

    Posted Jun 10th 2006, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... Liz Heron Asian governments were playing a major role in the spread of English, which now had as many speakers on the continent as in America, Canada and Britain put together, Professor Amy Tsui Bik-may told the conference. But they were appropriating the language to serve their own efforts to boost national identity, according to the chair professor of the University of Hong ...

  10. Scholarships strengthen UBC's links with alumni in the region

    Posted Mar 04th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of Canada's largest teaching and research institutions, and consistently ranked among the world's 40 best universities. It is also celebrating the 50th anniversary of its department of Asian ...




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