TORONTO, Oct. 21, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — A Special Olympics speed skater from Richmond Hill, Ont., an academic with an average of 99.24% from Edmonton, Alta., a photography and film artist of Coquitlam, BC, and a social justice lawyer from Markham, ON. These are four of the nine student winners of the 25th annual Jean Lumb Awards. A special 25e The Anniversary Achievement Award will be presented to Dr. Theresa Tam for her tireless contribution to the security and well-being of Canada as Chief Public Health Officer.
The Jean Lumb Foundation is celebrating 25 years of awarding scholarships to recognize excellence in Chinese students from coast to coast. Since its creation in 1998, the Foundation has rewarded more than 140 young people, many of whom are today leaders in their chosen field. Past recipients of the Jean Lumb Award now work as lawyers, doctors, entrepreneurs, engineers, graphic designers, educators, accountants, and dentists locally, across Canada to Nunavut, and around the world in the United States, China, and Singapore. .
The 25th Annual Jean Lumb Awards will be held on SATURDAY, October 22, from 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. EDT, Toronto time, at Jean Lumb Public School, 20 Brunel Court, Toronto.
“Each year, the jury overcomes the challenge of selecting the winners from among so many outstanding entries from across Canada,” said Arlene Chan, eldest daughter of Jean Lumb and President of the Jean Lumb Foundation. “I am so impressed with these young people who are the best of the best in academia, the arts, community service, athletics, environmental advocacy, the dignity of life, the innovation and leadership.”
The Jean Lumb Awards are presented annually to recognize the extraordinary talents and skills of young people and to encourage their continued pursuit of excellence. The awards celebrate the hopes and dreams of the first generations of Chinese Canadians whose hard work and sacrifice paved the way for today’s generation. Jean Lumb was the first Chinese Canadian to receive the Order of Canada for her tireless community work as a spokesperson and advocate for Chinese communities in Toronto and across Canada.
For a list of winners and their backgrounds, please see the attached detailed press release in pdf format.
Media are invited to request interviews in advance via video conference or Oct. 22 at Jean Lumb Public School at 11:30 a.m.
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