The Hong Kong-Canada Business Association Vancouver Section partnered with the University of British Columbia on two endowment awards which provide long-term sustained funding to support future leaders today and for years to come, ensuring that all talented students have similar opportunities to pursue their goals and make a difference. The two annual scholarships assist:
- Full-time commerce graduate students to study as exchange students at the Chinese University of Hong Kong
- Graduate students who have an academic focus on Asia to undertake formal studies or project research in Hong Kong
Since establishment, awards have supported 42 students totaling $128,200.
"My research is focused on Cantonese-English bilingual speech. While this work is important and relevant to Vancouver, many of the experts in this field are based on Hong Kong. Your generosity enables me to pursue new, rich collaborations and make connections between UBC and several universities in Hong Kong. I plan to be a visiting student with one or more labs and pursue lines of research I would not otherwise be able to."
- Recipient of the HKCBA Scholarship in 2018