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As Asia’s second largest financial market and a major source of Canadian foreign direct investment, Hong Kong is a region of major importance to Canada and the world at large. People from Hong Kong feel right at home in Canada — in fact, 200,000+ Hong Kong immigrants currently residing in Canada, with 300,000+ people of Chinese origin in Toronto specifically, and 42,000+ enrolled in Canadian academic institutions. York is working to further develop and maintain its ties with Hong Kong through environmental initiatives, research projects and academic exchange programs. York welcomes students from Hong Kong to its diverse, multicultural community.
- York undergraduate and graduate students from Hong Kong in 2015-2016: 115; Mainland China in 2015-2016: 3,648
- York alumni worldwide from Hong Kong: 1,904
- York has 440+ student clubs and organizations; The Hong Kong Students Association hosts events and activities designed to strengthen cultural, social and business bonds between students from Hong Kong
(Research in Hong Kong)
- In collaboration with Hong Kong University faculty members, business professor Russell W. Belk has completed the project, “Materialistic value and status brand consumption among generation cohorts in China” funded by the Hong Kong Social Science Research Council.
- Business professor Peter Darke has held visiting professorships at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.
- Administrative studies professor Liona Lai has participated in the 2005 Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Summer Symposium on Accounting Research.
- Design professor Wendy Wong has published extensively on Hong Kong visual culture and history, which has been funded by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council.
(Connections at York)
- The Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies Dean Dr. Martin Singer was in Hong Kong in 2012 to further strengthen the global experience at York via ongoing efforts in the Faculty to expand international academic partnerships.
- The Kellogg-Schulich Executive MBA program offers global elective courses at the Hong Kong University of Science & Technology.
- History professor Bernard Luk served as Vice-President Academic of Hong Kong Institute of Education for four years.
- York offers international exchange opportunities to Chinese University of Hong Kong, The Hong Kong Institute of Education, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and the University of Hong Kong.