Alumni celebrate their alma mater in Hong Kong
The city is home to the largest U of M alumni population outside of North America
Last night, the U of M hosted a reception in Hong Kong to reconnect with members of that city’s vibrant alumni community. President David Barnard joined 50 alumni to reconnect, reminisce and hear news about the exciting growth and transformations happening at the university.
President Barnard spoke of how the U of M was among the first universities in Canada to graduate students from China, and how it continues to welcome thousands more each year. There are over 90 students on the university’s campuses who are from Hong Kong, which is home to the largest University of Manitoba alumni population outside of North America.
“Our graduates living in Hong Kong strongly honour their ties to the university and are among its greatest ambassadors,” said President Barnard. “They stay deeply connected to their alma mater and to each other. These graduates enriched the campus and elevated the university as students, and continue to do so as alumni.”
Representing the Hong Kong Alumni Association was Eugene Liu [BComm/86] who spoke of the university’s ongoing commitment to its Hong Kong alumni by regularly visiting and re-connecting. The Hong Kong Alumni Association received the 2016 Distinguished Alumni Award for Service to the University of Manitoba.
Alumni events are held in North America and around the world throughout the year. For more information, and to stay connected with your U of M alumni community, visit our alumni website.