On Thursday, May 6th, 2010, the Consul General of Japan, Hideki Ito hosted a farewell luncheon for the 2010-2011 group of students of the Canada Japan Co-op Program. Of the 26 students from across Canada, 17 were from British Columbia, representing the University of British Columbia, Simon Fraser University and the University of Victoria.
Consul General Ito welcomed the students to his residence and wished them well in their upcoming work term in Japan. Wayne Robson, Regional Director and Senior Trade Commissioner with Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada, Steven Archer, President of the Canada-Japan Society of British Columbia, together with Hiroshi Yamamoto, Society Vice-President and Arthur Hara, Chair of the Asia Pacific Trade Council, all spoke briefly, encouraging the students.
The names of the departing students, together with their schools, area of study and Japanese employer, are listed below:
|A Shelly||UBC||Science||Computer Science||NTT Yokosuka||Kanagawa|
|A Chen||SFU||Science||Computer Science||NTT Yokosuka||Kanagawa|
|A Ku Ong||Waterloo||Engineering||Mechatronics||Panasonic||Osaka|
|D Rea||Manitoba||Science||Computer Science||ATR||Kyoto|
|H Huang||SFU||Engineering||Electrical||JFE Steel||Okayama|
|J Cheng||UBC||Science||Engineering Physics||Hitachi||Ibaragi|
|K Wilburn||Calgary||Engineering||Computer||NTT Yokosuka||Kanagawa|
|K Poon||UBC||Engineering||Mechanical||JFE Steel||Hiroshima|
|S Lee||UBC||Science||Engineering Physics||NTT Atsugi||Kanagawa|
|S Clare||UBC||Science||Computer Science||Sanyo||Gifu|
|S Cheung||UBC||Science||Computer Science||NTT Yokosuka||Kanagawa|
|T Hui||UBC||Engineering||Mechanical||Osaka Gas||Osaka|
|T Li||UBC||Science||Physics||NTT Atsugi||Kanagawa|
|T Shi||UBC||Science||Engineeering Physics||Sanyo||Osaka|
|V Lee||Waterloo||Science||Computer Science||Hitachi||Kanagawa|
|V Q Luong||Alberta||Engineering||Computer||NTT Kyoto||Kyoto|
|S Hu||SFU||Science||Computer Science||NTT Yokosuka||Kanagawa|
Since 1991, the aim of The Canada-Japan Co-op Program has been to encourage long term opportunities for scientific and industrial exchange between Canada and Japan. In an effort to achieve this goal, the program has worked tirelessly to establish close, professional relationships with Japanese business, industry, and government ministries in order to create links with our Canadian counterparts.
Please visit www.thecoopjapanprogram.com for more information.