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  • Career Opportunities from Sauder School of Business in Shanghai

    Position: IMBA Program Coordinator in Shanghai, Robert H. Lee Graduate School, Sauder School of Business

    Location: UBC IMBA Program Office in Shanghai, PR China

    Desired Start Date: May 7th, 2018

    Closing Date: Apr 27th, 2018


    Sauder School of Business collectively sets the highest standard for ethical and effective business practice. We are committed to rigour, respect and responsibility in our school, in our community and in our daily lives.

    The RHL Graduate School manages all aspects of professional graduate business programs. We compete with leading business schools around the world by delivering an outstanding academic experience supported by a strong service culture and effective operational management.

    Job Summary

    Delivers academic services for IMBA students and faculty to ensure an outstanding student experience. The UBC IMBA is offered in Shanghai in co-operation with Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU).

    This position is required to liaise with various UBC and SJTU administrative offices for the successful scheduling and delivery of courses and advancement of graduate business students. This position is expected to work independently while resolving complex issues. The incumbent identifies needed improvements and works with the unit to implement change in order to perform work more efficiently and provide a more service-friendly atmosphere for graduate business students and instructors.

    Organizational Status

    Reports to IMBA Student Experience Manager. Works closely with SJTU appointed program Director and other designated SJTU officials to ensure program runs smoothly in China.

    Work Performed

    Academic Services:

    i�� Acting as the main liaison between IMBA students and the Sauder School of Business

    i�� Provides student academic services for the program by answering inquiries and assisting students with interpreting academic guidelines and program policies

    i�� Provides student advising and ensures academic guidelines and procedures are followed by students

    i�� Provides logistical support to faculty members who teach in the program

    i�� Coordinates faculty and staff visits to Shanghai

    i�� Organizes classes and classrooms for the IMBA program at SJTU

    i�� Orders textbooks and organizes teaching materials for courses

    i�� Helps to collect tuition payments from students and provides instructions to students for payment options and policies

    i�� Provides input into development of new program guidelines and implements any revised procedures

    i�� Coordinates student visits to Vancouver

    i�� Organizes special events and activities related to the IMBA Program, faculty, students and alumni

    i�� Coordinates exam invigilation

    Office Operations:

    i�� Assists with financial management of program by tracking financial transactions in Shanghai

    i�� Orders and maintains office supplies

    i�� Provides input into departmental policy, and develops and implements administrative procedures with the goal of improving customer service and efficiencies

    i�� Receives, processes and distributes mail, fax messages, and courier packages

    Other Duties:

    i�� Compiling student data and statistical reports and working with the Staff and Director at SJTU on an ad hoc basis on projects relating to the program

    i�� Assists with visits by UBC and Sauder faculty and staff

    i�� Performs other related duties in keeping with the qualifications and requirements of the job

    i�� May provide support for marketing, recruiting and admissions activities when needed and as possible


    Bachelor degree in Administration or related fields. Effective oral and written English skills. Training in secretarial practices and office procedures. 1-2 years relevant experience or the equivalent combination of education and experience. Computer experience required-Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and Internet Explorer preferred. Ability to operate office equipment. Skilled in working with numbers. Strong organizational skills, excellent follow through and ability to work with details. Must be able to take initiative, prioritize and work effectively under pressure and meet the deadlines and demands of a very busy office. Must be able to handle a wide variety of tasks and establish priorities; able to organize workload for timely and effective delivery of services, including careful attention to details. Must be able to exercise judgement under pressure and demonstrate initiative in handling matters of a complex and non-routine nature. Ability to exercise tact and discretion in dealing students, staff, and faculty. This position will require the some evening and weekend work.


    This position is part of the team which runs the UBC IMBA and is important to our success in achieving the student enrolments required for each class as well as student satisfaction for the program. The position is crucial to ensuring the smooth operation of the program in Shanghai. The position shares responsibility for the academic integrity of exam invigilation and to support the integrity of the admissions process. Any inappropriate action could jeopardize the reputation and quality of the program.


    May supervise assistants and temporary contract personnel in Shanghai.


    Office environment at SJTU in Shanghai, China.


    Applications for this position will be accepted until April 27, 2018. To apply, please send your cover letter and CV to Steffi Hu, IMBA Student Experience Manager, atA� Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

    Position: Alumni Engagement Officer, Asia Region

    Location: Shanghai, China

    Employment Group: Full-time Contractor; 12 month contract with opportunity to extend A�

    Desired Start Date: May 28, 2018

    Closing Date: April 30, 2018 A�


    Responsible for launching the UBC Sauder new Asia Initiative allowing the University of British Columbia to further strengthen its focus and presence in key cities in Asia: Shanghai, Beijing, Singapore and other regions to be determined. Under the direction of the Manager of UBC Sauder Alumni Engagement and in close coordination and alignment with alumni UBC and university wide alumni engagement strategies/initiatives, this position will develop and manage a strategy to increase alumni participation in established regions and to launch programming in new alumni markets in Asia. They will be responsible for building relationships with alumni, managing a network of volunteers, planning and executing on alumni events, and supporting fundraising initiatives in the region.

    The Alumni Engagement Officer, Asia Region will be responsible for executing six key strategic objectives:

    1. Expand the regional focus and increase the breadth and depth of UBC and Sauder alumni engagement

    2. Build connections across the alumni network, and identify and build relationships with key alumni and major gift prospects

    3. Determine the needs and wants of alumni in the region

    4. Increase the number of contactable alumni in the region

    5. Increase the presence of UBC and Sauder Alumni Engagement through cultivated events

    6. Managing co-op student(s) located in Asia


    i�� Build relationships with key alumni, volunteers and prospects in the region through face-to-face and phone meetings;

    i�� Build relationship with colleagues across UBC Sauder and UBC Central DAE with an increased focus on the International MBA office and the Asia Pacific Regional Office to support seamless, coordinated and collaborative approach to the alumni engagement program in Asia;

    i�� Engage in continuous communication with alumni UBC and UBC Sauder colleagues to ensure that UBC Sauder strategies and programming in Asia are in alignment with UBC Saudera��s Strategic Plan, Connecting Forward, and the UBC strategic plan;

    i�� Develop and execute a strategy to expand volunteer engagement and programming in the Shanghai region;

    i�� Work with UBC Sauder volunteers to enhance alumni programming in established markets such as Hong Kong and Singapore;

    i�� Identify new priority markets and develop a strategy to engage alumni in these regions;

    i�� Plan and execute on at least fourteen alumni programs in at least five regions ;

    i�� Ensure all programming aligns with one or more of alumni UBCa��s four strategic pillars; nourishing pride, empowering personal growth, supporting career development, and enabling contribution;

    i�� Develop and execute a communications strategy to engage alumni through WeChat and other online channels appropriate to local markets;

    i�� Connect with the local market by attending 20 to 30 events in the business community per year;

    i�� Support major giving initiatives across Asia;

    i�� Working with alumni UBC, manage alumni data tracking and analysis to support alumni metrics for Asia;

    i�� Perform other related duties as required.


    i�� Undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline; a degree in commerce, marketing or economics would be an asset;

    i�� Minimum of 5 years related experience or the equivalent combination of education and experience;

    i�� Thorough knowledge of the Canadian university environment and academic structure; direct experience with the University of British Columbia is preferred;

    i�� Previous experience successfully planning and executing events;

    i�� Previous experience managing volunteers;

    i�� Computer experience required: Microsoft Office;

    i�� Experience working with a centralized fundraising system or CRM is an asset;

    i�� Ability to plan, co-ordinate and supervise the work of others, execute a variety of complex projects, and meet imposed deadlines;

    i�� Excellent verbal and written communication skills in both English and Chinese, having the ability to communicate appropriately and effectively with alumni, co-workers, other campus departments, and external partners in either language as needed;

    i�� Cross-cultural competency with an ability to interact and work effectively with people from different cultures and backgrounds;

    i�� Ability to analyze data and report on success metrics;

    i�� Ability to craft engaging communications messaging for email, web and social media;

    i�� Ability to apply creativity and recommend strategies for international engagement initiatives in response to cultural and social trends;

    i�� Ability to work independently while exercising good judgement at all times;

    i�� Self-driven, critical thinker who is highly skilled at anticipating and resolving stakeholder relation issues with tact and diplomacy;

    i�� Detail-oriented with an ability to function and process information with high levels of accuracy;

    i�� Ability to remain highly motivated, resilient, innovative, and collaborative when faced with challenges;

    i�� Ability to work within a flexible schedule to accommodate the Universitya��s events and activities;

    i�� Ability to travel to key alumni regions to support alumni programming, relationship building and fundraising initiatives.

    Supervision Received

    Works independently with general direction from manager to achieve objectives. Difficult technical problems and matters non-conforming to UBC policy can be referred to manager.

    Supervision Given

    Will supervise Alumni Engagement co-op student(s) based in Asia. The scope and responsibilities as outlined above may be amended at any time during the contract period to include further assignments and events as fits in the allotted time and as mutually agreed upon by the contractor and Development and Alumni Engagement. A�

    Applications for this position will be accepted until April 30, 2018. To apply, please send your cover letter and CV to Jessica Chan, Alumni Engagement Manager, atA� Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

  • Woodburn’s Webinar Series – Doing business in China successfully

    Doing business in China now or planning to enter the China market in the future?A� Woodburn Accountants & Advisors offers a series ofA�COMPLIMENTARYA�interactive webinars that provide you with information and tools to enrich your China business skills and enhance your market entry efforts to achieve success on the Chinese market.

    Who is this series for?

    The series is aimed at international companies focused on inbound China investments. The companies are manufacturing in China, exporting from China, selling to China and offering a variety of services within China. They range from start-up organizations to multinational and publicly-listed companies.

    What to expect?

    i?? Obtain the latest updates on local laws/regulations

    i?? Be equipped with practical solutions and best practices to tackle the most challenging issues in doing business in China

    Speaker: Kristina Koehler-Coluccia, Head of Business Advisory, Woodburn Accountants & Advisors

    Since 2003 Kristina has been a leading expert in China inbound investment. With international expertise and cross-industry experience, Kristina is detail-oriented with a creative personality and a can-do attitude a�� important traits to have for China. She has supported start-ups, SMEa��s, multinationals and publicly-listed companies with their China market-entry and expansion; focusing on their legal, corporate, tax and administrative needs.

    Check the list of scheduled workshop webinars below for registration:A�

    Monday, 23rd April @ 9.30am GMT

    Your top 10 check list to set up a company in China

    Registration Link:� A�

    Companies looking to establish a new business subsidiary in China have two options on location a�� some choose to start their company in one of the countrya��s free trade zones to take advantage of the many tax, duty and repatriation benefits. Others meanwhile opt to set up a company in onshore China. Which is your best option? If you are looking to trade directly with the Chinese local market, undertake a broad range of business activities or take on government work then the mainland option may just be the right one for your business. While the process to set up a company in China is not as complicated as you might think, it is not without its complexities. In this article youa��ll find the definitive 10-point checklist to help you get your China business up and running.

    Tuesday, 24th April @ 9.30am GMT

    7 reasons a Limited Liability Company formation is the best onshore option in the Chinese mainland

    Registration Link:


    Launching new businesses is a popular activity in China. According toA�a reportA�by Chinaa��sA�Administration for Industry and CommerceA�(AIC) released on 14 January 2016, the number of companies in China is 77,469,000. Officially all companies in China must register with theA�AICA�- from small noodle restaurants to monolithic state-owned enterprises. The figures that really caught our attention were those about the rising number of companies in China, which is growing at a rate of 11.8% per year. On average during 2015 there has been an astonishing 12,000 new companies being registered each day in China. This equates to over 4 million new companies per year! The AIC defines small businesses as those with aA�registered capitalA�of less than RMB 20 million. Of the approximately 12,000 companies which are currently being registered daily this year, it was reported that 96.62% fit this criterion. A Limited Liability Company (LLC) structure in China looks the same as anywhere else: an independent legal entity owned by one or multiple shareholders. But there are plenty of good reasons why LLCs are so popular in this part of the world. The LLC structure allows companies and startups to trade directly with the local market in domestic China.

    Wednesday, 25th April @ 9.30am GMTA�

    5 reasons to switch your company to a China LLC from a Representative Office

    Registration Link:

    Easy setup, minimal tax requirements guaranteed, 100% ownership, limited commitment. Proven draws for the Representative Office. Why, then, do so many entrepreneurs each year swap the safety of a Representative Office for speculation in mainland China a�� either in the Free Trade Zone or onshore? Simply put, ita��s a logical progression of many a successful business. Right off the bat, setting up a liaison office is prudent. Foreign Invested Enterprises (FIEs) currently liaise from the three biggest China cities alone. Inbound entrepreneurs can hop on the fast-track to launch via pre-packed licenses, employee visas, and corporate bank accounts. The paradigm works well for those who want to test the climate. However, as veterans may attest, a time comes when expansion and growth call for a Limited Liability license and migration to the Free Trade Zones or onshore business.

    Thursday, 26th April @ 9.30am GMTA�

    10 reasons why some businesses are NOT successful in the Chinese market

    Registration Link:�

    There are millions of smart business ideas – millions of entrepreneurs setting up companies to deliver a brilliant product or service. China has more than its fair share of exciting startups, which means the culture here is ripe for business success. Yet we hear from many companies who have successfully set up their business but have become frustrated by their inability to grow. For one reason or another their progress has slowed, and they are looking for something to kick-start them towards expansion. In a surprising number of cases, it is the business owner / overseas office who is responsible for the stagnation of the company. The inspiration, single-mindedness, perseverance and attention to detail that breathed life into the business in the first place can become the millstone that drags it down. Ita��s important, then, for all companies to be aware of the traits within themselves that can lead to the arrested development of their enterprise.

    Friday, 27th April @ 9.30am GMT

    4 areas that are eating away at my profit margins in China

    Registration Link:�

    For Small Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs) the profit margins can be under pressure in China. If youa��re running a small or medium-sized company and seeing your profit margins erode all round, you are not alone. So where do we go from here? To start, this webinar will examine four areas that are contributing to the SME situation in China, and some solutions to help businesses develop better innovative reflexes, drive change and generate healthier profits.

  • CanCham Seeking Applications for Alumni Committee Board Members

    The goal of CanChama��s Alumni Committee is to provide alumni support for Canadian post-secondary institutions in China, organizing various events to help develop the community in China.

    Committee members help propose dates and times, determine event topics and content structure and prepare general content for the event announcement together with the Chamber Executive Team for around two Chamber alumni events per year.

    Meetings are on an ad hoc basis.

    To be eligible to join the Committee, you must:

    - Be a member in good standing of the Chamber

    - Have an interest in Canadian alumni or work in a position related to Canadian alumni

    - Be a graduate of a Canadian post-secondary institution

    - Commit for a minimum one (1) year to the Committee.

    Candidates with experience working for a Canadian post-secondary institution are preferred but not required. To apply, please send the following toA�

    - Your CV

    - A short message stating your motivations for joining and added value to the Committee

  • MOU signed between CanCham & JAC Hangzhou

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    The China Debt Capital Markets Summit 2018

    28 March 2018A� A�A� The Westin Beijing Financial Street, Bejing

    If you want to know further information about this summit, please email to

  • Shanghai, PRC: Little Liars – How Children’s Lies Lead to Better Artificial Intelligence

    Join fellow alumni and friends for a lecture on how facial processing and deception research have yielded an astonishing new technology.

    U of T alumni and friends are invited to a thought-provoking presentation by


    Professor Kang Lee

    Dr. Eric Jackman Institute of Child Study Ontario Institute for Studies in Education University of Toronto

    What if you had a way to instantly detect, with 85 per cent accuracy, whether or not a person was lying?

    For over 20 years, Prof. Kang Lee has devoted his career to understanding human facial processing and deception in children. His research and discoveries have led to the development of a new imaging technology (a�?Transdermal Optical Imaginga�?) that detects facial blood flow in a human face, and uses this information to model and detect a variety of physiological and psychological states.

    His previous work in lie detection in children has already led to legal reforms related to the treatment of child witnesses in the Canadian judicial system. Prof. Lee’s work has been featured in various news media outlets such as the CBC, New York Times, BBC and CNN, and his TED talk has garnered over 5.9 million views.

    In this talk, Prof. Lee will discuss how his research has led to this ground-breaking technology that offers potential applications in areas from health care and medical research to artificial intelligence.

    If you have any questions, please email

    Date: Monday, March 19, 2018A�A�

    Time: 7:00 PM a�� 9:30 PMA�(*Reception & Presentation Q & A to follow)A�A�

    Place: Andaz Xintiandi Shanghai Ballroom 1A�A�

    A�A�A�A�A�A�A�A�A�A�A�A� 88 Songshan Road Shanghai, ChinaA�

    Cost: Free

    Click HERE to reserve your spot now! A� A�

  • Career Opportunity: Saimen Project Manager

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  • CanCham Member Only Offer: Tickets for KE$HA Live in Shanghai


    CanCham is offering 2 free tickets to the first 6 members to email with the answers to the following questions:

    1) Full Name

    2) Phone Number

    3) Membership Number

    4) What is your KE$HA song?

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    Intern with the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai

    The Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai (CanCham Shanghai) is the organizational representation of the Canadian business community in eastern China. With a large mandate we host events, organize government receptions, put together trade delegations, and provide every-day corporate assistance to member organizations that are navigating their way through the Canada-China economic relationship a�� be that Canadian corporate expansion to China or Chinese outreach to Canada.

    The CanCham Internship program provides Canadian post-secondary students and recent graduates a unique opportunity to grow their professional skills in one of Asiaa��s fastest growing business hubs. With China being Canadaa��s second largest trading partner, the sino-canadian community in Shanghai is active and fast growing. Gain insight in the area of leadership, project management, communications, marketing, sales, customer service and event management.

    Internship Highlights

    • Develop your professional & interpersonal skills in a booming international business landscape;
    • Acquire key business insights & knowledge at various seminars & events;
    • Connect with high profile business leaders;
    • Work in premium facilities, located in the heart of metropolitan sophisticationand traditional Shanghai heritage;
    • Work in a small team & get the chance to be involved in activities from all Chamber departments.

    Membership Intern

    The Membership Intern reports directly to the Membership Managers and is responsible for:

    • Representing CanCham Shanghai at various Canadian and Chinese Government events and exhibitions, and other events
    • Implementing and maintaining successful membership services programs so as to ensure member retention and growth
    • Record-keeping activities and the coordination of timely receipts of accounts receivables
    • Ensure all membership-related documentation as well as databases are kept current
    • Assisting in the creation of Chamber events and publications
    • Ad-hoc projects
    • Two-way translation between English and Chinese
    • Occasional business development initiatives to develop/maintain member relations

    Other duties include but arena��t limited to:

    • Provide general support to CanCham Shanghai events


    • A university degree or currently enrolled in University, with a focus on international relations or business related fields
    • Fluent English and Chinese Mandarin speaker with strong written and oral skills, French language skills a plus
    • Computer literacy with working knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, database management
    • Strong project, organizational and time-management skills, willing to take initiative
    • Experience with international social media sites (preferred)
    • Excellent interpersonal skills & ability to work independently but also work closely with other team members
    • Excellent problem solving skills and capacity to adapt to various situations
    • Ability to handle multiple projects, organize work and set priorities
    • Ability to embrace tight deadlines, competing priorities, and budget restraints

    Please email if you wish to apply for this position.

    Marketing Intern

    The Canadian Chamber of Commerce in ShanghaiA�is looking for a qualified intern to join our marketing and communications department. Our department produces content geared towards the Canadian business and expat community in Shanghai, as well as Chinese community members who are interested in or do business with Canada, including event marketing, content rich articles, newsletters, and press releases.

    This intern should be prepared to work in a fast-paced team environment where they will be given the opportunity to do some supervised, hands on projects, and will finish the internship having gained broad experience in various aspects of marketing and communications.


    • Assist in the creation of signage, graphics, email campaigns, online event promotion, articles, etc. in Chinese and English
    • Assist with fulfillment of marketing commitments to Chambera��s Corporate and Government Members
    • Assist with logistics of marketing materials for events
    • Assist with execution of events
    • Perform analysis of marketing and sales data
    • Enter contact information into contact management systems
    • Provide support to social media efforts (Both Chinese and Western)
    • Assist in website management and track IT issues
    • Assist in improving SEO protocols for Chinese search engines


    The Canadian Chamber of Commerce is looking for an undergraduate student who is based in Shanghai during the internship period and is studying in or has spent significant time in Canada. This person should have excellent written and verbal skills in both Chinese and English. Further, this person should have a good understanding of popular Western and Chinese social media platforms in China. Experience with Wechat Official Accounts is a bonus. Ability to use Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, etc) is expected.


    Marketing, Sales, Advertising, Computer Science, Information Systems, Language

    Please email if you wish to apply for this position.



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    Buy your Tickets now! The 9th Annual Maple Leaf Ball – SoirA�e Jazz


    Ladies and Gentlemen, Guys and Gals, Hep Cats and Flappers,

    We invite you to jam, jive, and jitterbug

    Wea��ll get down in the swanky Grand Hyatt Hotela��s Crystal Ballroom.

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    Event Details


    September 24th, 2016

    6:30 pm – late


    Crystal Ballroom, Grand Hyatt Shanghai 88 Century Ave, Pudong, Shanghai a?S?��a?�?��a???��a??a?�c??a��e?� 88 a?� Shanghai,A�China


    Members: RMB1200

    Early Bird: RMB1100

    Non-Members RMB1500

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    Non-Members: RMB21,000

    Young Professional Members: RMB 900

    Early Bird: RMB800


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