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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. Beyond the Clouds- Canada through the Eyes of Yukman Lai

    Posted Jan 25th 2007, 12:00am by Katie Lau

    ... traditional ink painting techniques. Lai has travelled all over Canada to capture the splendour of the vistas, vegetation and wildlife against the backdrop of changing seasons and different times ... everywhere.' Lai's blend of eastern and western influences is enchanting. His delicate portrayal of wild orchids was selected by Canada Post for a series of stamps in 1999. The 58-year-old artist, ...

  4. Q&A: Secrets of success

    Posted Aug 09th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in Canada in the early 1980s, things were not easy. At first, nobody spoke to me and the management more or less ignored me, but everything changed when I saw my advantage over the other analysts. I had previously dealt with the bank's global business, while the other analysts only had local experience in Canada. When a serious credit crisis hit Mexico and Brazil, I did a research ...

  5. 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, ...

  6. I believe in second chances

    Posted Aug 14th 2004, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... for not getting my entrance ticket, and gave me a second chance. My father was a seaman and not wealthy, but he decided to give me all his savings to study abroad. I went to Canada. My choice was very ... enough money to phone home. My father told me to take a ship to Canada because we could not afford a plane ticket. I spent 21 days on the ocean. I was 18, and still remember that when I said ...

  7. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, June 2, 2013

    Posted Jun 02nd 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... overseas, what is the point of banking with HSBC? Of concern at this juncture is that my 17-year-old daughter will shortly go to spend more than a month in the United States and Canada. She ...

  8. Talkback

    Posted Jun 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Q Should the Delia School of Canada explain the reasons for the dismissals? Both of my children studied at the Delia School of Canada's Taikoo Shing campus. They completed their studies in 1999 and 2001. They excelled at school and did their bachelor's studies at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and the University of Hong Kong. They are still in touch ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - PROFILE

    Return to academia a break from politics for HKU's Gabriel Leung

    Posted Dec 10th 2012, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... after his return to the university."   Gabriel Matthew Leung Age 39 Education Received a medical degree from the University of Western Ontario, Canada. Took a master's degree ...

  10. Landscape architecture is blooming

    Posted Jan 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Canada and Argentina. The students had to design a set of permanent landscape spaces of around 8,000 square metres at the centre of the 2011 Xi'an International Horticultural Exposition. ...




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