CLIC Office-Dec. 17, 2020
Hope, friendship and continued learning were among the themes explored in the December 2020 online forum that brought together Canadian and Chinese partners. The 2-day forum launched a collection of stories from CLIC alumni and considered strategies for future collaboration – both extending virtual opportunities and planning for the eventual resumption of in person programs.
Since its inception in 2016, CLIC has been a resounding success with over 850 Canadian students having studied in China. Thirty four of these students share the impact of this experience through the recently published book Treasured Memories: Stories of Canadian Students in China. This book is dedicated to the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations and people-to-people exchanges between Canada and People’s Republic of China.
Over 70 representatives of CLIC partners, participating universities, and alumni attended the virtual book launching ceremony on December 15. We were delighted that H. E. Dominic Barton, Ambassador of Canada to the People’s Republic of China, H. E. Peiwu Cong, Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to Canada, Professor Bill Flanagan, University of Alberta President, and Mr. Ian Stone, CLIC alumnus, were able to be part of the book launching ceremony.