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Laurentian University receives $250,000 from TPEI Foundation for scholarships supporting student exchanges

This unique partnership will enable Canadian students to study in China, and Chinese students to study in Canada

August 15, 2019 - Students at Laurentian University are all smiles as TPEI Accounting and Education Foundation has donated $250,000 in support of their education. This donation will fund scholarships for accounting students in China to study at Laurentian University as visiting students for 4 months. Similarly, the donation will also financially support Canadian students who choose to study the Globalized Accounting Professional Program at the Zhejiang University of Finance & Economics (ZUFE). 

This marks the first time the TPEI foundation has made a donation towards a Canadian university. Its co-founders, Mr. Leung Kam Chi (Oliver) and Ms. Ko Fung Man (Barbara), had represented the Canadian Professional Accounting education program in China, and worked with Canadian universities for more than 20 years (TPEI Accounting and Education Foundation is the representative of CPA Canada in China). Oliver and Barbara view this donation as a way to give back. “We are fortunate to be in a position to fund these unique experiences for students at both Laurentian and ZUFE. We know that this will allow students to better understand accounting in a global sense and broaden their perspectives. This is a very special day for us.” 

For Laurentian University, this donation falls squarely in line with goals set out in the 2018-2023 Strategic Plan. “Student success is our success. With these funds, we’re creating unique learning opportunities and experiences for students to study internationally.  More than ever, our business students must think globally and this donation creates even more opportunities for them to do just that.” said Dr. Robert Haché, President and Vice-Chancellor of Laurentian University. 

As a result of this investment, four Chinese students are already expected to arrive in Sudbury this September, with ten more arriving in January. The TPEI Foundation is a strong supporter of young scholars who are prepared to broaden their scope globally, and to obtain quality education in accounting and finance.


About TPEI Accounting and Education Foundation 

TPEI Accounting and Education Foundation (TPEI Foundation) was established under the Canadian Federal statute in 2015.

Their mission: To prepare instructors to teach education materials with highly recognized global standards and shape young learners to become future leaders with high ethical standards.

Their vision: To serve as the bridge and support for providing quality education to train fully competent professionals in China and Canada.