HUAWEI Canada Announces Participants of Third Annual 'Seeds for the Future' Program

20 third year engineering students from nine universities across Canada selected to travel to China on work study program

OTTAWA, May 29, 2017 /CNW/ - HUAWEI, one of the world's largest manufacturers of ICT and telecommunications equipment, today announced the 20 University engineering students selected to participate in its 'Seeds for the Future' program. Students will be gathering in Ottawa for two days of preparation at HUAWEI Canada's Research Centre before departing for China on Thursday, June 1 for a two-week professional and cultural trip.

Now in its third year, 'Seeds for the Future' provides students an opportunity to experience firsthand the incredible advancement taking place in China's technology industry. Designed for Canadian engineering students, the program aims to build links between Canada and China, promote a greater understanding of career opportunities in the telecommunications sector, and to encourage participation in the international ICT community.

"We are proud to offer this opportunity to another talented group of engineering students from across the country," said HUAWEI Canada President, Sean Yang. "This award-winning program has grown in popularity and we're happy to see that nearly half the students participating this year are women. This hands-on experience provides students with a once in a lifetime work and cultural exchange, with an opportunity to see China and its industry-leading innovation." 

"Our partners at HUAWEI have been fantastic. We look forward to continuing to develop these bright young minds and set them on these promising future career paths," said Jose Pereira, Director, Engineering Career Centre, University of Toronto.

Students selected for 'Seeds for the Future' will be given first-hand learning opportunities through interactions with HUAWEI staff and visits to HUAWEI laboratories where they will witness live demonstrations of advanced communications technologies. The program also includes an opportunity to experience Chinese culture, and will include a visit to some well-known landmarks, including the Great Wall of China and the Forbidden City.

Feedback from students who have been through the program has been extremely positive. "This program was a life changing experience in every way," said Karl Tanguay-Verreault a student at Carleton University who participated in the program last year. "Not only did it open my eyes to the beauty of Chinese culture but it also gave me hands-on experience with the technologies that will power the future of ICT."

Selected from an impressive list of student applicants, the full list of participants are as follows:

Name

University

Hometown

Ann Gunaratnam

Carleton University

Ottawa, Ontario

Allison Sherwin

Carleton University

Stittsville, Ontario

Kyle Bjornson

Carleton University

Stittsville, Ontario

Sandryne David

École Polytechnique de Montréal

Sainte-Julie, Quebec

Rodolphe Brossard

École Polytechnique de Montréal

Montreal, Quebec

Olivier Carpentier

École Polytechnique de Montréal

Montreal, Quebec

Rana Fouad Khalil

University of Ottawa

Ottawa, Ontario

Mohammed Amin Shanti

University of Ottawa

Ottawa, Ontario

Zhi Jiang Ye

University of Toronto

Toronto, Ontario

Alireza Nickooie

University of Toronto

Thornhill, Ontario

Dawn Chandler

Simon Fraser University

Burnaby, British Columbia

Gabriel Soares

Simon Fraser University

Vancouver, British Columbia

Sumreen  Rattan

Simon Fraser University

Surrey, British Columbia

Serena Chao

University of British Columbia

Vancouver, British Columbia

Colin Armstrong

University of Waterloo

Aurora, Ontario

Anna-Maria Nalepa

University of Waterloo

Mississauga, Ontario

Anshuman Gehlan

University of Waterloo

Brampton, Ontario

Cameron David Mulligan

University of Western Ontario

Oakville, Ontario

Riel Castro-Zunti

University of Saskatchewan

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Elizabeth Adams

University of Saskatchewan

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

 

HUAWEI is committed to partnering with Canadian universities in areas of advanced communications research.  In 2017 Huawei will invest $10 million directly into research projects with universities across Canada. HUAWEI's Canada Research Centre in Ottawa has played a central role in establishing HUAWEI as one of the global leaders in transformative 5G technology and innovative research supported by Canadian universities. The HUAWEI Canada Seeds for the Future Program was awarded by the Canada-China Business Council in December 2016 in the 'Investing in Canada' Category at the 5th Canada-China Business Excellence Awards.

About HUAWEI and HUAWEI Canada

HUAWEI is a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider. HUAWEI's 177,000 employees worldwide are committed to developing innovative products that support operator, enterprise and consumer customers around the world.  Founded in 1987, HUAWEI is a private company fully owned by its employees, and has been named by Interbrand as one of the world's top 100 brands – the first Chinese company to receive this recognition.

HUAWEI Canada has been in operation since 2008, and now employs over 700 people in Canada.  HUAWEI's innovative wireless products and services support many of Canada's leading telecommunications companies, and the HUAWEI Canada Research Centre is a national leader in advanced communications research, including 5G.  HUAWEI is proud to be a key part of Canada's ICT Ecosystem, and is recognized as one of the Top 30 investors in research & development.

SOURCE Huawei

For further information: For media inquiries, please contact: Scott Bradley, Vice-President, Corporate Affairs, HUAWEI Canada, M: 613.558.5333


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