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Local Government Program - China Activities

Xiamen Class of 2010

UWO instructors with students at Xiamen University in China

Western University's Local Government Program has a growing relationship with Chinese Universities and Scholars.  In the past few years we have welcomed Chinese Students and Academics to Western with the goal of fostering stronger relationships and building academic excellence.  


Meet our Previous Chinese Student Scholars

Jiaqing He - 2011 MPA Graduate

Jiaqing He - 2011I really cherish this chance to be here, which is progress not only for enhanced analytical ability and cross-cultural interaction skills, but also about a broader vision and a deeper insight. Being involved in this MPA program gives me perceptible examples of how Canada practices advanced governance on a daily basis. It also provides me with an outside perspective and inspires me to rethink China’s development with a more objective view.

Xue Ju - 2012Xue Ju - 2012 MPA Graduate

The greatest part of the MPA is that students of this program have diversified backgrounds. Canada is an open and inclusive country, and London is a friendly and beautiful city. I believe everyone could have fun here.

Jingyuan Sun - 2012 Graduate

Jingyaun Sun - 2012The MPA program at Western is really a great one. It covers areas of both theories and practice. In the classes, as there are many part-time students from the government, we never lack good examples about what we are learning about.



Faculty Fellowships - The Ken Chu Faculty Fellowship in Public Administration

The Ken Chu Faculty Fellowship in Public Administration will be made available to a member of the Chinese School of Public Administration for each of three years beginning in 2012. Each fellowship, valued at $50,000, will assist with the costs of salary support, research, travel and accommodation and living expenses.

Current Fellowships

Our 2013-2014 Ken Chu Faculty Fellowship holder is Chunhui Fan (Leo). Learn more and Leo here.

Previous Fellowships

Guodomg Zheng (Ted), 2012-2013 Ken Chu Faculty Fellowship.  Learn more about Ted here.

China Activities Background

Chu Family Donation

In 2007, the Chu Family donated two million to Western through Mission Hills (China) Ltd. The gift has been allocated as follows: