2012/2013 Pan-Asia Career Panel 1

PASS members were invited to attend the Pan-Asia Student Society’s 1st Career Panel of the 2012/2013 academic year on November 8th, 2012. This event took place between 2 – 4 PM in room 208N of the Munk School of Global Affairs.

Speakers from a variety of disciplines discussed their careers, and gave advice on professional development and how one may achieve success. Students also had the opportunity to ask questions after each speaker had talked during the Q&A period after the panel.

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DISTINGUISHED SPEAKERS:

ANDREA CHUN grew up in Hong Kong and immigrated to Canada in 1981. She obtained her LLB from University of Toronto in 1987 and her BA Commerce and Economics from UofT in 1986. She has been practising law in Toronto since 1989. She also hosted her own radio and television shows on Fairchild Radio and Fairchild TV. In addition, she appeared on OMNI TV and Agenda at TVO, contributing to CBC Newsworld, CBC Radio, Metro Morning, CHIN Radio. Andrea has alsobeen teaching a Business Law course at UT Continuing Education in Cantonese since 2006.

CARMEN HO is the Manager of this year’s Global Ideas Institute on food insecurity and malnutrition in the Global South. She is a PhD student in the University of Toronto’s department of Political Science (International Development Studies) and her doctoral research focuses on food security and poverty in low and middle-income countries. She holds an HBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business and an MSc in International Public Policy from University College London (UCL). She has experience as an Economic Development Officer in the Philippines, working to scale up sustainable rice production on a CIDA-funded project, and as a Local Food Procurement Assistant with Parkdale’s West End Food Co-op, supporting community initiatives to improve access to food.

TENZING DEKYIKHANGSAR was born in Kathmandu, Nepal and completed his undergraduate studies at York University in Toronto, Canada. After which he worked as a research intern with a Canadian NGO in Nepal on the issues facing Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) following the 10 year conflict. He then completed his MA in 2011 in Political Science and Public/International Affairs from York University and had worked for NGOs and public sector.

Currently Tenzing is working on an initiative at the Mosaic Institute called the “Young Canadians’ Peace Dialogue on China and Tibet”. The project is working to build inter-community trust, mutual understanding, and cooperation between the Tibetan and Chinese communities in Canada.

TONNY LOUIE came to Canada at a very young age with his parents, from Hong Kong. He is a real estate agent with HomeLife First Realty Inc. and chair of Toronto Chinatown Business Improvement Area board. He also started the Toronto China Street Festival. More info to be added.