EAWLC Zoom Learning for Curious People: The Fitness Remedy

Shaoxuan Zhou (Joe), a professional architect and urban designer, came to our club in July of this year, giving a wonderful lecture on the appreciation of architectural designs.  Other than an architect, ‘Coach Joe’ is also a known nickname among his friends: they often go to Joe for fitness advice, some finding it life-changing.  It all started from a casual enrollment in a community gym in Beijing in 2005.  At the time Joe had been bothered by stomach ulcer and insomnia for years.  He even stopped his indie architecture design practice, spending most of the time on all kinds of sports in a hope to get his health back on the track, but had progressed very little.  To his great surprise, Joe saw remarkable improvement in all of his symptoms within one month after he started the workout, and felt like overhauled after three months.  Ever since then, Joe’s  fascination with fitness training has driven him to educate himself on kinesiology, and become an personal trainer for himself, families and friends, in addition to a happy, healthy and successful architect again.  Exercises, if done in a right way, is bound to bring life-changing benefits to your health, according to Joe, as he has witnessed himself!

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EAWLC Zoom Learning for curious People: Let’s Talk about Money

Ivy Tan is a successful financial advisor.  Her excellent number sense came
to light when she worked at OTIS China as its CFO’s secretary, then an
English Literature major just graduated from university.  She decided to
sharpen that talent so she went to the United Kingdom, and obtained her
Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and a Master’s in Finance from Oxford
Brookes University.  She became a capital manager, in charge of a cash flow
of 36 billion volume in RMB (around 4.5 billion in USD) for a Chinese
company. In 2012, Ivy immigrated to Canada with her family, and started a
new career.  She founded Phoenix Finance, a Toronto-based life insurance and
investment agency.  She is a MDRT (Million Dollar Round Table) member, and
her company has been  one of the top  agents of Canada Life since 2017
nationwide.  Ivy loves reading in her spare time, and has  a passion for
doing research in the fields of finance and economics.

We are very delighted that Ivy is coming to our club to share her expertise
and experience with money, or, making money.  She will show how to train
ourselves to become a master of our own finance.  She wants to prove to us
that good personal financial status results from diligence and wisdom, in
stead of cleverness or a high IQ.  Ivy may also talk about how her introvert
pers onality has worked for her career, how she would define “being rich”,
what she has learned from some very successful investors, and other
interesting topics.  You are more than welcome to join us with your own
questions or comments, and have a lively dialogue with Ivy!

FreeZoommeeting, maximumcapacity100 participants.

Language: Mandarin


学东西俱乐部“趣味知识漫谈”系列讲座:我们来谈钱

Ivy Tan是一位赚钱专家。

她本是学习英美文学专业的文艺青年,第一次发现自己对数字很敏感,是大学毕业后,在OTIS中国总部当CFO秘书的时候。这促使她做出决定,去英国留学,并在Oxford Brookes University 获得会计学学士和金融学硕士学位。后来她成为资金经理,为一家中国企业管理多达360亿人民币的现金流。

2012年Ivy移民多伦多,现为Phoenix Finance 创始人,专业从事投资和保险代理业务,是“百万圆桌”会员,公司自2017年以来,每年都在Canada Life全加拿大最佳业务代理的排行榜上名列前茅。业余喜欢大量阅读,对金融市场和经济均有深入的研究。

我们非常高兴邀请到Ivy来学东西俱乐部做客,分享她在投资领域多年摸爬滚打的心得体会,告诉我们怎样成为自己财务的主人?赚钱又为什么不靠聪明靠勤奋、不靠智商靠智慧?

讲座将以对话形式进行。过程中,您还可能听到一些有趣的问题,比如内向的性格在她的职业道路上发挥了什么样的作用?在多伦多,怎样算有钱?一些在赚钱方面有很高成就的人,身上有哪些东西值得我们学习或借鉴?等等。

迎您前来参与对话,也欢迎提问、发表自己的见解。

时间: 2020年10月10号周六下午3:00到4:30。(加东时间)
使用語言:中文普通話
免费公益Zoom视频讲座,限额100人。会议厅将在讲座开始前15分钟开放。届时请点击如下链接进入等候区:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87134664583
Meeting ID: 871 3466 4583
如有问题需查询,请致电: ericliujt@gmail.com <mailto:ericliujt@gmail.com> .谢谢!

EAWLC Poetry Series: Decoding ‘Second Farewell to Cambridge’

Near the River Cam in Cambridge, King’s College set up a memorial garden for
Xu Zhimo, a pioneer of modern Chinese poetry who studied at King’s College in 1921-22.  At the entrance to the garden, stands a white granite stone carved with the beginning and last lines of Xu’s most famous poem ‘Second Farewell to Cambridge’.  Xu wrote the poem in 1928 after re-visiting the university.  Three years later he died in an airplane crash at the age of 35.  Xu was one of the prominent intellectuals who pushed forward the New Culture Movement in China around 1920’s.  He wrote and promoted free verse poems and essays in vernacular Chinese, and was the first to introduce poetry works of western romantics to China.  His marriages and love affairs with three renowned women controversially illustrates his life time goal of pursuing love, freedom and beauty.  Under all this glamour, Xu is a learned scholar deeply influenced by both eastern and western cultures.  Before he went to study at the University of Cambridge, he learned Laws at Peking University, graduated with a Bachelor’s degree from Clark University, Massachusetts, majoring in Political and Social Sciences with a minor in History, and did graduate studies in Economics and Politics at Columbia University.  In 1925, Xu travelled to Moscow to observe the newly
established Soviet Union.  He left with vivid accounts of his observations
and insightful reflections, many of his forecasts only to be Proven later by
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EAWLC Poetry Series: The Introduction and Appreciation of Shih-Ching, the Classic of Poetry

About the Lecturer

George Liang loves literature, history, and philosophy.  He reads and travels a lot, and enjoys writing traditional Chinese poems.  He has given series of lectures on the Shih-Ching in his spare time.  His profession is in the financial sector. A CPA and CGA since 2006, George has worked as an investment representative at RBC, a senior financial analyst  at CIBC, the CFO at Bombay/Bowring, and currently a financial advisor at Edward Jones.

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EAWLC Poetry Series: the Development and Appreciation of Modern Chinese Poetry

A poet, journalist, editor, and comparative religion scholar, Chime gave a
lecture on Tibetan culture at our club last year.  He was born in Ledu,
Qinghai, a Tibetan area in China.  His parents both came from the local
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EAWLC Zoom Dialogue on Technology Generalists — What, Why & How

This week we are going to have an interesting dialogue on Silicon Valley
tycoons,  and how to become or raise a technology generalist.  An engineer
and an educator , also Two thoughtful and caring fathers, will lead the
conversation. Everyone is welcome to join them, and discuss over questions
like below:

*       What is a technology generalist?  What characteristics do we usually
see in
such a person?
*       Are those characteristics innate?  Can they be cultivated?
*       What can we learn from Steve Jobs, Elon Musk, and Bill Gates?
*       Why could these tech generalists establish themselves in their
twenties , while most entrepreneurs launched their first startups in their
middle age[1]?
*       What could be missed in our family and school education to foster
technology generalists?
*       What can we do to make up the missing part, and help ourselves
and/or our kids become a generalist?

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EAWLC Zoom Learning for Curious People: Into the Animation World

Dawei Sun came to Canada in the year of 2000, with a computer science background.  He got involved in the field of animation design when working as a software engineer, and found himself fascinated with it.  He went to a 3year program at Seneca College, and obtained a diploma in Animation. Since then he has been working in the Animation/VFX and Game industry for over 12 years,playing different roles, such as rigging artist, character effect artist and technical director.  He is currently a senior technical director who helps build pipelines for animation and visual effects productions at Tangent Animation, a Canadian studio that created the Netflix movie “Next Gen”.  Other movies he did include “Nut Job: and “Nut Job 2” by Toonbox Entertainment, and “A Christmas Carol” by Walt Disney Pictures.  He is also a mentor for juniors who are new to the industry and the pipeline in various studios.  Dawei likes playing basketball in his spare time.  He and his wife live in Milton, with their two kids.  He enjoys accompanying them, and playing chess or Go with the 12-year-old girl and 8-year-old boy.
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EAWLC Zoom Learning for Curious People: Appreciation of Architectural Designs

Update: Zoom meeting video

Since 1992 after graduation from Harbin Institute of Technology with a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture, Shaoxuan Zhou (Joe) has played various roles in the industry: an owner of an indie architecture studio, a project manager at CallisonRTKL Shanghai, and an urban designer for a couple of architecture firms in China.  In between of those roles he spent five years travelling and living in New Zealand.   and England.  Currently Joe lives in Toronto with his wife and their  10-year-old boy, and works remotely for a firm in Shanghai as their urban design director.  He enjoys every minute at work, very happy that he can make a good living by doing something he has been passionate about for almost 30 years, i.e., to be a frontline designer, and incorporate art, history, economy, and technology to make living spaces beautiful, comfortable and sustainable, with distinct community identities.  In his spare time, Joe loves outdoor activities, going to gym, and gardening.

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EAWLC Zoom Learning Facilitated by Ramya Amuthan

This is a much anticipated club meeting delayed from January due to winter illness and then the pandemic.  We are so happy that Ramya will make time for us and share her interesting experience as well as facilitate a very engaging event on Zoom now.  Everybody is welcome to join us.  It’s gonna be a fun evening!

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