Helping Hong Kong students experience a different culture at U of T
In conversation with Evelyn Man, an OISE alum and governor of the U of T (Hong Kong) Foundation.
After graduating from the University of Toronto, Evelyn Man (PhD 1997 OISE) returned to her native Hong Kong. There, for more than a decade, she trained English teachers at the Chinese University of Hong Kong – a position she says she found “very satisfying.” In retirement, she has served as a governor of the U of T (Hong Kong) Foundation, which offers scholarships to academically qualified students in her home city to attend U of T.
As a volunteer for U of T and a retired faculty member of another university, you must feel a bit torn between the two institutions…
Not “torn” at all. And not just two! I appreciate the opportunity to be associated with so many distinguished universities. I did my undergraduate studies at the University of Hong Kong and my master’s at the University of London Institute of Education in the U.K., where I am also quite active in the alumni association.
You sound very busy.
Yes, but I enjoy it very much.