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50 YEARS, 50 VOICES
50 YEARS, 50 VOICES
Winston came to the University from China in 1977, graduating with a Bachelor of Management Arts and later he received his Chartered Accountant designation. He is an ardent supporter of the University and committed to its advancement locally and on the international stage.
Winston discusses the success of the University and his goal to promote contribution to the University to support a quality education system in Canada.
The full audio interview will be made available online in late 2017. For more information please contact the University of Lethbridge Archives. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
I think the University of Lethbridge today has gained a lot of grounds, locally, nationally and internationally. It has increased in a lot of depth in as far as program is concerned. I mean, it evolved from a small liberal art undergraduate university to a comprehensive research university. And given that, you know, we are not one of those, we are not in a big centre. We don’t have that many resources and I think the University’s strategy is, you know, it has been very successful. It identified a couple of major vertical areas, where by the faculties have very in-depth expertise and are top notch, even the leaders in the world. So it projects very positively on the stature of the University, in terms of the research area ... in research and teaching areas. And as far as the overall reputation of U of L is concerned ... I mean, after all, we are talking about our 50th year, next year. Over this 50 years, it proves to the public that the graduate from U of L contributes significantly to the community. And career-wise has been outstanding.
This is a fact, you know, when we look at, you know the Honouree Alumni Society, where by the Provost of U of T, U of L are alum ... a lot of many, many successful people in many walks of life.
I believe, that we are benefitting from the education of the University. And the University of Lethbridge is our alma mater and I think it is time for us to contribute to our alma mater and at the same time, be an advocate of the quality education system of Canada. And I feel very proud in able to represent the U of L in doing so.
(Interviewed by Lisa McTavish)