I have volunteered with The Stories of Us project as a…
Tell us a bit about yourself. (Feel free to speak to your personal and professional background and experiences, as well as your hobbies and interests)
I used to be a university professor in China for 15 years. I came to Canada in 2018 and then became a certified community interpreter. I have a PhD in Economics and has been to Germany and Australia as a visiting scholar in my previous career. I have a strong passion towards serving as a cultural broker. In my spare time, I love to travel around the world with my family and meet people from different cultures.
Why did you want to get involved with The Stories of Us project?
I would like to contribute my part to share the stories of new immigrants.
How would you describe your experience as a volunteer with The Stories of Us to a friend?
It has been a very rewarding experience. I sincerely think it is a wonderful experience because I always get timely feedback from the staff involved in the project. I really enjoyed it.
How do you imagine Canada in 50 years from now? (This is a question that guides our work, and we would love to know and try to incorporate your vision into our work as well.)
I believe Canada will become an even more multicultural society in the coming years.