Adjusting to university life in Canada

Kumi Hui Ka-yan says: 'Studying at a university in Canada has been my dream. After completing Form Five, I decided to advance my studies in Vancouver.'

Friday, 14 May, 2010, 12:00am

Cirque du Soleil opens HK workshop

Canada's Cirque du Soleil opened its first production workshop in Hong Kong to supply costumes and props to its various shows around the world. The new regional office will help produce costumes, accessories and hats for Cirque du Soleil's shows.

13 May 2010 - 12:00am

Canadian centenary

Today, the National Film Board of Canada celebrates its 101st anniversary - an occasion marked by the availability of Guy Maddin's Night Mayor, made last year to commemorate the institution's first century, on the board's website ( in its 14-minute entirety.

2 May 2010 - 12:00am

Canada's 'new boy' has tournament to treasure

His name is De Goede and he certainly came good in his first appearance in a sevens tournament. Thyssen de Goede will never forget his experience playing before a capacity crowd at Hong Kong Stadium.

29 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

Make an effort to understand the real Africa

The missing continent in our education . . . Oh, Africa, the country where all the poor children are. I donate money every now and then, but do I know anything about the people?

25 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

New name for slice of Sars history

Sars has gone, and so has the ward where the killer virus first became embedded in Hong Kong before spreading to the rest of the city in 2003.

8 Feb 2010 - 12:00am

Doctor on call to help needy

Ko Wing-man is a man on a mission. The orthopaedic surgeon has devoted his time and professional expertise to helping the needy and, when possible, to travelling to danger areas where his professional skills are put to good use.

23 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

Perfect recipe for success

Success doesn't come by chance to entrepreneurs. Seizing the opportunity and taking risks are the ingredients needed to cook up a winning business, especially in Hong Kong's competitive restaurant scene.

16 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

Travellers' checks

In memoriam

8 Nov 2009 - 12:00am


Thursday, November 5: French Chamber of Commerce event: 'Meet with Christian Cointat - Senator representing French citizens living abroad'.

Canada-Hong Kong Engineering Business Conference. Mira Hotel.

3 Nov 2009 - 12:00am


Today: Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce luncheon: 'Japan's economic outlook under new leadership'.

Canadian Chamber of Commerce seminar: 'Rare earths, rare opportunities - The China-Canada stand-off'. Kinwick Centre, Central.

19 Oct 2009 - 12:00am

Long-distance call

'I immigrated to Canada when I was 13; that was 17 years ago,' says Hong Kong-born Tony Tsang Hing-tung, an information technology professional living in Quebec. 'At first, it was quite difficult; when I arrived I didn't know any French at all. It took me about five years to learn the language.'

4 Oct 2009 - 12:00am

Follow your dreams

Name: Prudence Mak Ngar-tuen

Occupation: Creator of Chocolate Rain

Star sign: Cancer

On my playlist: alternative music

Hobbies: visiting museums and exhibitions, sightseeing

24 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

Skilful quartet return home with medals

Four young people from the city won awards at an international skills competition that pitted them against 50 countries and territories and more than 800 competitors.

They each won a medallion of excellence at WorldSkills 2009 in Calgary, Canada, last week.

10 Sep 2009 - 12:00am


Feeling at home away from home

I was part of a 10-day school exchange programme in Canada which left me with a warm feeling.

Everybody I met was sweet and welcoming, and I never encountered any discrimination - it was almost as if the word did not exist in the dictionary.

25 Jun 2009 - 12:00am