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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

Liang (Austin) Zhao - MPA 2017

I truly believe that being involved in the MPA program, not only has my academic analytical and research capacity been enhanced, but also my horizon and insights have been broadened and deepened. It has also inspired me to rethink and take an in-depth look at the public administration practices from a newly perspective.

Ying (Summer) Qiu - MPA 2016

I have been very interested in local governance for quite a long time. And as Canada’s only public administration program with a local focus, this MPA program really provides me with a platform to put the classic theories into practice. I will always remember the professors’ splendid lectures and insightful feedback, as well as the kind help and heartwarming concerns from all the faculty members.

Jie (Monica) Bian - MPA 2016

I have learned many valuable things from the local government program. I now know that municipalities should take responsibility for public service delivery. Effective public engagement is also an important part of a successful governance and policymaking process.

Huiwen (Sophi) Chen - MPA 2015

I have learned so many valuable things from this program. The most important one is the concept of community.

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: