Hon. Senator Victor Oh
Senator Victor Oh was born in Singapore. In 1978, he immigrated to Canada. In the following years, Senator Oh became a successful entrepreneur and an active community leader in the Greater Toronto Area. Much of his volunteer work focused on building bridges of understanding and collaboration across cultures as well as to helping newcomers from all over the world establish themselves and start their own businesses.
Since his appointment to the Senate of Canada in January 2013, Senator Oh has been committed to advancing the interests and rights of vulnerable groups, including seniors, youth and migrants, and to promoting economic growth and job creation for generations to come. He has also been involved in various initiatives that celebrate the rich ethnic, religious, and cultural diversity of Canada.
Today, Senator Oh is the Vice-Chair of the Canada-China Legislative Association and of the Canada-Japan Inter-Parliamentary Group in addition to a member of the Canada-Europe Parliamentary Association, the Canadian Section of ParlAmericas and the Canada-United States Inter-Parliamentary Group. He has also held executive positions in a number of parliamentary friendship groups including Canada-Bulgaria, Canada-Indonesia, Canada-Malaysia, Canada-Nordic-Baltic, Canada-Peru and Canada-Singapore.
In 2016, Senator Oh was the head of the Canadian parliamentary delegation at the 24th Annual Meeting of the Asia-Pacific Parliamentary Forum (APPF) held in Vancouver, British Columbia. On this same year, he joined the Parliamentary Network on the World Bank & International Monetary Fund, which provides a platform for parliamentarians from over 140 countries to advocate for increased accountability and transparency in International Financial Institutions and multilateral development financing.
Over the years, Senator Oh has been awarded with several distinctions. He received the Robert Boyne Memorial Award by the Peel Regional Police in 2007 and the prestigious Citation for Citizenship by the Government of Canada in 2008. In 2010, Senator Oh became the first Chinese-Canadian to receive a tribute dinner by the Community Living Foundation of Mississauga in 26 years.
Senator Oh currently resides in Mississauga with his wife, Rosa. He is the proud father of two sons, Daryll and Derek, and a loving grandfather to three grandchildren.
Dr. Weihong Song
Dr. Weihong Song was trained as a clinical psychiatrist and molecular neuroscientist. He received his medical degree from Chongqing Medical University in 1983. After completing psychiatry residency and research program with a Master of Medicine degree at West China University of Medical Sciences in 1986, he then worked as a clinical psychiatrist and a Lecturer of Psychiatry at West China University of Medical Sciences. Dr. Song received a MSc in psychobiology and behavioral genetics from Purdue University in 1993 and a PhD in medical neurobiology and molecular genetics from the Department of Psychiatry at Indiana University School of Medicine. He did his postdoctoral training in the Department of Neurology at Harvard Medical School and the Children’s Hospital (1996-99), and worked as an Instructor at Harvard Medical School (1999-2001).
Dr. Song is recognized internationally as one of the world’s leading researchers on Alzheimer’s Disease. He is the Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Alzheimer’s disease and a Full Professor with tenure at the UBC Department of Psychiatry. He holds the Directorship of Townsend Family Laboratories and serves as the Special Advisor to the President on China at UBC. His lab has made major contribution to the understanding on how BACE1 and γ-secretase regulate APP processing and their role in Alzheimer pathogenesis and drug development. His recent work also defined the molecular pathways contributing to AD pathogenesis in Down Syndrome. He has served on numerous international grant review panels and journal’s editorial boards. For his contribution in forging crucial Canada-China collaborations on research and education, he received the 2011 “Friendship Award”, China’s highest honor for foreign experts. Dr. Song was elected to Fellowship in the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (CAHS) in 2012, one of the highest honors for members of the Canadian health sciences community.
Dr. Stan Remple, Ph.D.
MAJOR RECOGNIZED EXPERTISE
Helping individuals, families, groups, communities, and organizations realize their potential through purposeful and effective collaborative activity;
Effective leadership of large, complex, and high-stakeholder impact public/private organizations through change;
Expertise as a practical and politically responsive strategic visionary who works effectively with different stakeholder groups and interest, usually towards intended effective partnerships;
Understand the significance and complexities of resource accountability and ability to help organizations focus on results-based performance measurements;
Recognized for integrity in the leadership of and consulting for change, while also being productive and accountable for stakeholder results;
Perceived as a lead among leaders, with special expertise in value-based leadership practice, consulting, and teaching; and
Effective ‘walking the talk’ as a leader with professional adults, including cross-cultural interests in Canada, the United States, Kenya, and China.
Ph.D. in Community Systems Planning and Development (accountability/stewardship and evaluation in public and business organizations) from Pennsylvania State University, 1984;
Advanced Diploma in Mental Health Programming/Administration (human resource development) from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, 1976;
M.P.H. (Masters in Public Health, with specialization in public health administration) from the University of North Carolina School of Public Health in 1976;
M.S.W. (individual/family counseling and social policy) from the School of Social Work at Carleton University in 1970; and
B.A. (psychology and philosophy) from Sir Wilfred Laurier University (formerly Waterloo Lutheran University) in 1965.
EMPLOYMENT EXPERIENCE AND MAJOR WORK ACHIEVEMENTS
Post-retirement (2015 – present) professional activity consists of a) Advisor to Canadian Committee 100 Society (Vancouver), b) Advisor to Leadership Development, International (Atlanta), and c) currently writing of a book on business leadership in China;
Director (April 2010 – 2015), Master of Arts in Business Leadership (Mandarin) Program, Trinity Western University;
Instructor, Professor and Director, Master of Arts in Leadership Program, Trinity Western University (July 1, 1998 – April 2010). Teaching of health care leadership; strategic leadership; and results-based leadership; implemented a graduate program in organization leadership in Kenya, Africa;
President, NRS Leadership Strategies since April 1993 and until 2010. Service focuses on training, consulting, and mentoring of leaders in North America, Africa, Russia, and China;
Deputy Minister of Alberta Family and Social Services (November, 1987 – March, 1993). In December, 1992, I was also appointed the Deputy Minister responsible for Alberta Native Affairs and, later, also as Deputy Minister responsible for Services to Seniors.
Assistant Deputy Minister, British Columbia Ministry of Health (Community Care Services) from (December, 1981 – November, 1987);
Director and Senior Analyst within British Columbia’s Treasury Board Staff (September, 1979 – November, 1981);
Director of Special Projects with Alberta Social Services (Rehabilitation Services Division) from (December, 1977 – August, 1979);
Mental health programming consultant in the U.S. (University of North Carolina) during 1975 and 1976.
Director of Rural Mental Health Services (Calgary Region) in Alberta Community Health and Social Services (April, 1972 – August, 1975);
Director of Social Work (Weyburn Psychiatric Center and Extended Care Hospital) with Saskatchewan Health (May, 1971 – April, 1972); and
Social Worker with the City of Calgary and Alberta Social Development (April, 1964 – August, 1968).
SOME VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES
Member of the Board of Governors of the Canadian Comprehensive Auditing Foundation from 1990 – 1994 and continuing lifetime organization member;
Active involvement in lay leadership in the church for many years, including the roles of deacon, elder, and board chairperson;
Past founding board member for the Calgary Association for Self-Help;
Member of the Board of Directors with the BC Institute Against Family Violence;
Member of the Advisory Board for the BC Fire and Safety Training Program (at the Justice Institute of BC);
Represented P2C through two professional leadership development trips to the former Soviet Union, to train members of the Federation of Trade Unions in leadership; andVice-President and President of the Qualicum Beach Newcomers Association from 2014 – 2016; and
Continuing member of the Rotary Club in Qualicum Beach, BC.
I was awarded the Governor General’s Commemorative Medal for the 125th anniversary of the Confederation of Canada in 1993; and
Trinity Western University recognized me for my contribution as servant leader in Canada in 1997..
Guangwei Ouyang is Vice President, International Education and Strategic Partnerships, and serves as a member of the College’s Senior Management Team. In this position, he oversees all activities of international engagement at Douglas College, including international student enrolment and studies, domestic student participation in exchanges and field schools, and international partnerships. He also helps develop applied academic programs for both domestic and international students. Guangwei joined the College in 1996 as a faculty member in the Department of Philosophy and later served as the Chair of the department.
Guangwei has also served Executive Director and Associate Vice President of International Education. Previously, Guangwei taught philosophy and law in Shanghai, Edmonton, Michigan and Vancouver. Guangwei was born in Shanghai and received his BA at Nanjing University and his MA at Fudan University in China. He then came to North America to continue his education and graduated with a second MA in Jurisprudence and a PhD in Philosophy from the University of Alberta. He has severed many different committees in North America Chinese Philosophers Association and international education at provincial and federal level. Over the last thirty years, he has published one book and over 30 articles in philosophy and higher education.
Dr. Youngsoon Kim
Dr. Youngsoon Kim was the Presidential Office Secretary in South Korea. He got his PHD in MIT. He has extensive international experience in many areas and good at many languages such as English, Chinese, Japanese. He is a famous economist in Korea, China.
1972 Kyunggi High School Seoul Korea
1974 Seoul National University (International Relations)- Bachelor. Seoul Korea
1977 Ministry of Foreign Affairs
1978 Office of President
1979 Ministry of Commerce and Industry
1980 National Taiwan University (Economics)
1983 MIT (Economics Ph.D)
1987 University of Alberta (Assistant Professor) Canada
1991 CEO Mutsumi Enterprises
1991 Vice President Toshinbutsryu (Toyota) Japan
1992 Vice Chairman E.I.E. group, Japan
1996 CEO Eastwood Companies.
Tung Chan is the immediate past Chairperson of the Board of Trustees of the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, and former CEO of SUCCESS. He is an Honorary Captain in the Royal Canadian Navy and was a Councillor and a Deputy Mayor of the City of Vancouver, manager of a Royal Bank branch, Vice President of the TD Bank Group, and District VP of TD Canada Trust where he had operational and strategic responsibilities for two overseas branches (Hong Kong and Taiwan) and 17 domestic branches. Tung Chan has received the Queen Elizabeth Golden Jubilee Medal and the Diamond Jubilee Medal. A volunteer, philanthropist and community leader, Tung has served on the boards of numerous civic, cultural, business, and educational organizations. He was invested into the Order of BC in 2014.
President and CEO,
D. Fast Consulting Ltd.
February 2015 – Present (3 years 3 months)
Specialises in investment opportunities, government relations and obtaining government regulatory approval. Works with key decision makers inside and outside government to assist clients in successfully reaching their business goals.
The Progressive Group
June 2013 – February 2015 (1 year 9 months)
Deputy Minister Community, Sport and Cultural Development Government
March 2011 – June 2013 (2 years 4 months)
Deputy Minister Science and Universities and R+I
Province of British Columbia
October 2010 – March 2011 (6 months)
Deputy Minister Economic Development, International Trade and Investment
Province of British Columbia
May 2006 – October 2010 (4 years 6 months)
Regional Director General
August 2000 – May 2006 (5 years 10 months)
ADM Province of BC
1995 – 2000 (5 years)
CEO BC Hazardous Waste Corporation
1991 – 1992 (1 year)
Director, Federal/Provincial Relations
Province of Saskatchewan
1988 – 1989 (1 year)
Education University of Saskatchewan
Dr.Vincent Cheng Yang
Senior Associate, International Centre for Criminal Law Reform and Criminal Justice Policy, Canada. Ph. D. in Criminology, Simon Fraser University, Canada. Former Vice Rector and Chair Professor of International Law, University of Saint Joseph, Macau. Overseas Chinese Representative by Special Invitation to the 11th Chinese People’s Political Consultation Conference.
Dr. Yang started his university teaching career in 1984. He was called to the Bar of China in 1985. In 1986, he went to Cambridge University as a long term visiting scholar. In 1991, he went to Canada to study in the doctoral program. He then joined a United Nations affiliated institute, International Centre for Criminal Law Reform and Criminal Justice Policy, where he was responsible for managing and executing CIDA funded Canada-China criminal justice reform and cooperation projects for fifteen years. Participants in project activities included top government departments of justice and law enforcement of both countries and leading university scholars and experts. From 2001 to 2018, Prof. Yang taught a variety of courses in all four universities in Macau, including law, international relations and public policies. He has been a visiting Chair Professor and Supervisor of Doctoral Students at College of Criminal Law Science of Beijing Normal University and was granted honorary professorships by special invitations from China University of Political Science and Law, Renmin University and several other universities.
Dr. Yang was an expert member of the Canadian delegation to the governmental bilateral human rights dialogues with China. For many years, he served as an international expert for the United Nations Office of the Higher Commissioner for Human Rights, the Canadian Bar Association, UNDP and several other organizations for their rule of law initiatives with China. He is a key expert witness appointed by the Department of Immigration of Canada in the high profile deportation cases of Lai Changxing, Gao Shan and some others fugitives from China. He was on the list of The Vancouver Sun 2006 list of “100 Influential Chinese”. He is a member of International Society for the Reform of Criminal Law, International Association of Anti-Corruption Authorities and several other international professional associations. His research areas are transnational crime, international cooperation in criminal justice, criminal law reform and human rights. He has published extensively on international cooperation to combat corruption and other topics. To date, he has co-edited and co-authored over 20 books.