Thompson Rivers University

Potential collaboration with Chinese Maple Leaf schools

  Posted on: July 21, 2015

A delegation from Maple Leaf Education Systems (MLES) in Dalian China was in Kamloops on July 21, 2015 to discuss a potential collaboration as well as sign an amendment to their existing understanding around entrance scholarships to TRU.

The delegation met with representatives from TRU World; the Faculty of Human, Social, and Educational Development (FoHSED); and with the Faculty of Science.

MLES is China’s leading independent, international schools system and offers a high-quality international education for students from preschool to high school.

The Maple Leaf model provides a western academic orientation and preparation for admission to western universities, blended with Chinese educational traditions and culture.

The July 21 visit included Maple Leaf and TRU signing an amendment to their existing understanding around entrance scholarships to TRU.

The Maple Leaf Model provides a western academic orientation and preparation for admission to western universities, blended with Chinese educational traditions and culture.

In the photo
Front row, left to right:
• Baihua Chadwick, Associate Vice-President International and CEO TRU World Global Operations
• Dr. Alan Shaver, TRU President and Vice-Chancellor
• Dr. Sherman Jen, President and Chairman of Maple Leaf Education Systems
• Dr. James W. Beeke, Vice-President and Superintendent of Schools—BC Programs

Back row, left to right:
• ZiPing Feng, Associate Director, International Marketing and Communications
• Dr. Ted Howe, Assistant Professor, FoHSED
• Cindy Piwowar, Associate Dean, FoHSED
• Airini, Dean, FoHSED
• Adrian Conradi, Associate Director, International Student Services
• Staffen Liu-Calver, Accreditations Coordinator