East&West Dialogue: Transitioning from University to Career

Sisi Ye and Michelle Shi, from Ottawa and Toronto, respectively, both graduated from McGill University, and have stayed in Montreal to develop their career paths.  The two young, promising career women will come to our East&West Dialogue and share how they have evolved, their work-life balance, as well as feelings and experiences they have had throughout the journey.

Continue reading “East&West Dialogue: Transitioning from University to Career”

5 Poets Breaking into Song (#7)

George Elliott Clarke & East and West Learning Connections Present

5 Poets Breaking into Song (#7)

Live : 20 St. Joseph St. Toronto (ON), at the Canadian Music Centre. Near Wellesley&Yonge subway station

Saturday, Nov 19, 2022, 7-9  P.M.

Maximum in-person attendees: 50. Masking is required in the building.

Door will open at 6:30 P.M.  First come, first seated.

You can also watch the performance live on Youtube. 

Continue reading “5 Poets Breaking into Song (#7)”

English Lecture on Ancient Chinese Culture| Ruan Ji: Extreme Eccentric or Champion of Justice?

The Wei-Jin period (220-420 AD) was one of the most chaotic in Chinese imperial history. This turbulent time nonetheless produced distinguished literati (mingshi) of formidable talent and charisma. In this talk, we focus on the figure of Ruan Ji ( 阮籍 , 210-263 AD) and try to understand the pressures that faced the literati of this period and the difficulties that underlay their sometimes eccentric responses.

Free online English event

Continue reading “English Lecture on Ancient Chinese Culture| Ruan Ji: Extreme Eccentric or Champion of Justice?”

East&West Dialogue with Faith Fang and Christina Wang: Across Arts and Sciences

On Oct 14, East and West Learning Connections will host a dialogue with Faith and Christina, two college students whose experiences cross arts and sciences as their interests blend or co-exist. What is their actual experience pursuing their passions in diverse fields? What could it mean for younger students who are now looking for their own direction? Join us to hear and share.

 English dialogue with simultaneous interpreting in Chinese on Zoom.

Open for free to the public.  Everyone is welcome!

Continue reading “East&West Dialogue with Faith Fang and Christina Wang: Across Arts and Sciences”

EAWLC Sunday Book Club: Read Together, Chapter by Chapter

This online book club meets ALMOST every Sunday evening to read together books chapter by chapter. Book club members, who come from diverse backgrounds and live in different countries, take turns to present the chapter(s) they volunteer to lead the reading of, and facilitate the breakout room discussion that follows. We welcome you to join us and bring your unique life experience and perspective to the discussion, like everybody else! Continue reading “EAWLC Sunday Book Club: Read Together, Chapter by Chapter”

East&West Dialogue with Tony and Jane Preston: A Western Couple Met and Lived in Asia

East&West Dialogue is our monthly program where guest speakers of different cultural backgrounds come as volunteers and share their life stories, knowledge, thoughts, and have conversations with our audience. We hope this individual-level communication will promote mutual understanding among people of different heritages, and the experiences of guest speakers can help the audience, mostly but not limited to first-generation immigrants, to live in their new country with a bit more ease and grace. For that, we truly thank our guest speakers for their time, expertise, and warm hearts for immigrants!

Continue reading “East&West Dialogue with Tony and Jane Preston: A Western Couple Met and Lived in Asia”