In november 2011, a delegationfrom TWU—including President Jonathan S. Raymond, Ph.D., Associate Provost and International Liaison Officer Philip Laird, Ph.D., and Vice Provost Kevin Sawatsky, JD—travelled to China as part of a trade mission to China and India.
图为TWU校长Jonathan S. Raymond博士、T&T集团主席Jack Lee、TWU副教务长兼国际联络官Phil Laird
2011年11月，TWU校长Jonathan S. Raymond博士（哲学）、助理教务长及国际联络官Philip Laird博士(哲学)和副教务长Kevin Sawatsky,博士(法学)作为访问中国和印度的贸易代表团的成员来到中国。
Trinity Western delegates join BC trade mission in China
Invited by British Columbia Premier Christy Clark, the TWU delegation joined a group of 300 business, industry, and higher education leaders on the two-week trip. “We appreciate Premier Clark’s forward-thinking initiative on behalf of all universities in BC,” says President Raymond.
In addition to representing the University at receptions and events, TWU’s delegation signed agreements with four highly respected institutions and hosted three luncheons for parents of Chinese students and alumni.
In Shanghai and Beijing, TWU signed two agreements—one with the Tianjin Education Association for International Education (TEAIE) and the other with Hebei University.
The new agreement with the TEAIE builds on an already-strong relationship. Over the past 10 years, TWU has hosted approximately 100 k-12 teachers from Tianjin City. These teachers attend TWU classes, tour local schools, and hear lectures on pedagogy and administration. The new agreement is expected to increase the number of visiting teachers from 12-15 per year to as many as 30.
The Hebei University agreement opens up cultural, faculty, and student exchange opportunities for both institutions.
TWU signed two additional agreements—with Harbin Institute of Technology and Tianjin University of Finance and Economics—both of which support opportunities for cultural exchange for students in Canada and China.
The agreements represent the efforts of the entire TWU campus to embrace global education and have already resulted in several events and exchanges. In October, TWU’s Mens Basketball team played exhibition games in Beijing, Tianjin, and Hebei.
“TWU is the most remarkable university in Canada, and it’s no accident that we consistently receive A+ grades for the quality of our education,” says Raymond. “As the only university on the China trade mission that receives no BC government funding, our consistent achievement is even more remarkable. What I observed on this trip is simple: quality matters, whether in Canada or in China.”
by Wendy Delamont Lees