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December 8, 2016
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Laurier business students travel to China to host leadership workshops

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Jun 30/10| For Immediate Release

WATERLOO – Ten senior business students from Wilfrid Laurier University will travel to post-secondary schools in China beginning July 2 to lead workshops in business and entrepreneurship.

The students will conduct workshops at two campuses of the Concord College of Sino-Canada (CCSC) located in Beijing and Shenzhen, China. This privately owned school was the first of its kind in China to offer a Canadian curriculum. Graduating students earn diplomas from both Chinese and Canadian school boards. More than 600 CCSC graduates attend Canadian universities each year.

The Laurier participants are members of The Link, a student-run organization in Laurier’s School of Business and Economics. This is the third consecutive year that Link members will travel to China to develop this mutually beneficial partnership between Wilfrid Laurier University and Concord College of Sino-Canada.

Since 2009, The Link has doubled the number of workshops held in China and has also doubled the number of Laurier business students able to participate. The Laurier participants this year include Jessica Tam, Dana Duncan, Amira Dhalla, Cristina Costa, Andrei Balazs, Jennifer Solda, Lucy Zhang, Judy Lin, Christopher Ryan and Shalini Nagrani.

 “I believe this to be a very unique initiative for our students and for the Chinese students who normally do not have exposure to this kind of training during their time in high school,” said Laurier International director Peter Donahue, who is helping arrange the trip.

The Laurier contingent will be split into two groups, each spending four days in alternating cities while holding workshops for students in grades 9 to 12. The workshops involve business strategy, human resource management, marketing, operations, and management accounting.

“This is an exclusive opportunity for our students to share business knowledge and promote leadership while showcasing all that Laurier has to offer,” said Jessica Tam, vice-president international of The Link. “We are eager to continue growing this initiative as it offers rewarding experiences for all parties involved.”

For more information on The Link and their initiatives, please contact Cristina Costa, vice-president, external affairs, at


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