Brenda Tang immigrated to Toronto in the year 2009 from China. She graduated from Seneca College with a financial planning diploma, and is working at CIBC at present. Growing up in a family who runs a garment business, Brenda has shown a passion and taste for fashion since young age. Once a fashion consultant in Toronto, Brenda loves to help people select the best choice of clothing for different occasions, making recommendations on outfits, individual pieces, styles, colour palettes and fabrics. She writes articles and did interviews for a local Chinese radio station to promote knowledge of trends and fashion principles in the Chinese community. Continue reading “EAWLC Lecture on Fashion”
Jerome Chan is a public educator of 11 years in the York Region District School Board (YRDSB). His current roles include: science and chemistry teacher, coach, and teacher-supervisor of school club CAP whose mission is to increase awareness and raise funds for children of developing countries. . He believes that it is equally important for students to learn both inside and outside the classroom. In his spare time, Jerome is a volunteer tennis and volleyball coach for different groups. As a active member in the communities, he values personal relationships and building capacity within these communities.
Born in Sichuan, China, Mr. Qinghong Huang is a scientist, a scholar, and a poet. He did his Ph.D research in flooding simulation at Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Before that he worked for Sichuan University as a professor, and for Chinese Academy of Sciences as a scientist in hydrology and water resources. Qinghong now lives in Toronto with his family, and has become the editor of several poetry magazines.
Get the Answers to Your Questions about Life in Canada
Practical and Helpful and Usable
From a professional communication coach!
- The Western culture of asking questions – It’s expected.
- A good way of choosing words — The way you ask affects the answer you get.
- Can you be outspoken? Really say what you think? Yes, it’s about the words.
- Easy tips to manage anger in a difficult situation, finesse for almost any situation.
- Ways to conduct yourself and relax. You know more than you think.
- People and relationships – formal and casual and the link between them.
- How Canadians see themselves, Canadian values, and the culture.
- Question and answer period – All questions are worthwhile. Please come with any questions you have, but have never asked. Think about the things you’ve always wondered about and put it in a question. Why do…? How do I …?
Everybody is welcome to the East&West Dialogue! We organize this monthly special event to bring local people and immigrants together. Our guest speakers volunteer their time and expertise to help immigrants learn about Canadian society, people and customs in depth. This month, come to join Jeramy Burke and Harry Teng, two TV industry veterans. Listen to what they have to say about their daily routines at work, the challenges and fun stories, and their insight into multiculturalism as well as social expectations. Share your own experience, and ask questions!
We will have a short month in June as our TDSB permit to use the school facilities for 2018-19 school year will end on June 13. We will come back in mid September. So take the advantage, come to join us in this cultural corner of Scarborough to improve your publicv speech and social skills, learn cultural knowledge, and have dialogues with local people!
The East&West Dialogue is our monthly special event that brings local people and immigrants together. Our guest speakers, well-established and from all walks of life, come as volunteers and share their stories, expertise, and insight into cultural differences. Audience are encouraged to share their own stories and raise questions. We hope that through these dialogues immigrants will learn Canadian people, society, and customs in depth so they can integrate into the mainstream with more ease and grace.
Lecturer: Mr. Chime Chen, Chinese name Changming, pen name Gutu
Simultaneous English Interpreter: Mr. Yan Dai, pen name Shadow Snake
Time: Thursday May 9, 2019 6:00-8:30 P.M. The first half hour is meal and social time; lecture begins at 6:30 P.M. Continue reading “EAWLC Lecture on Tibetan Culture and Life”
The East and West Learning Club is a not-for-profit, grass-root group that provides interesting and meaningful learning opportunities to immigrant families with a focus on social skills and cultural knowledge. Our goal is for this club to be enjoyed by everyone in our community, so all club meetings are free of charge. Occasionally there may be an optional field trip or special class which may require a small fee. We meet every Thursday evening unless it’s a public holiday or school break. Continue reading “The East and West Learning Club May 2019 Schedule”
“We all wake up each day and go about our lives, interacting with others and striving to improve ourselves while supporting our families.” Wayne Henshall is a young man (at heart!) of 48 years, who has experienced life. Continue reading “The East&West Dialogue with Alfred Ng and Wayne Henshall”