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VP awarded prestigious scholarship by Government of China

August 30, 2012
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Victoria – Royal Roads University vice-president of Global Advancement, Marketing and Business Development Cyndi McLeod has been awarded a prestigious scholarship to the Beijing Language and Culture University.

The scholarship for the university’s Chinese Language Program within the College of Advanced Chinese Training is awarded on a very limited basis to leading international faculty and staff by the Chinese government. McLeod was selected because she is an accomplished advocate for international education and has established a strong record in forging international educational partnerships.

“The award Cyndi has received is a first for RRU and reflects a very unique and prestigious honour that is highly regarded by the Chinese government and strongly supported by our local Chinese consulate general,” said Dr. Allan Cahoon, president and vice-chancellor of Royal Roads University.

Beijing Language and Culture University has an international reputation for offering outstanding Chinese as a second language programs. As a scholar student, McLeod will focus on learning more about Chinese language and culture for two months this fall. 

“I thank the Chinese government for this incredible opportunity to enhance my Mandarin language skills and to continue my quest to understand more about the ever-changing dynamics of the Chinese economy and culture.”

McLeod’s career spans 26 years of achievement in B.C. post-secondary education. She has worked in China for 15 and has collaborated with Chinese institutions to establish joint ventures and training programs. She joined Royal Roads in 2009 and was instrumental in developing a partnership with Study Group, an internationally renowned education marketing and recruitment company. Last year, McLeod’s successful marketing of B.C.’s education system was recognized with the British Columbia Council for International Education Innovation in International Marketing Award.

Royal Roads University was established by the Province of British Columbia in 1995 specifically to deliver quality applied and professional programs. The university blends online and on-campus learning with current, real-world relevance for doctorate, graduate and undergraduate degrees, certificates, diplomas, executive, custom and continuing education.

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