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On September 18th local, the Inaugural Ceremony of SMU Canada Alumni Association is held in Terminal City Club, the center of Vancouver, Canada. More than 60 alumni got together to celebrate this moment. Prof. Yu Shicheng, President of SMU and Officers of related departments attended the ceremony.
The Inaugural Ceremony was hosted by Mr. Sun Yidong, who enrolled SMU in 1984. Mr. Wang Yougui, who attended SMU in 1979, was held up as Honorary President of the Alumni Association. Zheng Xiaofeng, Miao Fang and Chen Danxi were voted for Vice-Presidents of the Alumni Association. Mr. Sun Yidong was held up as secretary-general and Yang Jiansong was held up as deputy secretary-general of the Alumni Association.
Prof. Yu Shicheng, President of SMU, gave a speech on behalf of SMU. He firstly extended his best congratulations on the establishment of the Alumni Association. Then he introduced the development of SMU. He said that SMU had moved to a new location to improve the level of running school and teaching quality. All the staff and students of SMU would dedicated to the goal of constructing SMU as a High-level University in 2020. He finally expressed that he is proud of the achievements the alumni had made and he hoped that they could be able to come back to visit the new campus of SMU.
Mr. Wang Yougui, the Honorary President of the Alumni Association, expressed his gratitude for the training of SMU on behalf of all the alumni. He claimed that it was a great opportunity to have the President of SMU visited Vancouver. He said with genuine delight about the great change and development of SMU. He hoped that the Alumni Association would be served as a stage for communication between alumni and SMU.Three hours later, the alumni reluctantly part with each other. The Inaugural Ceremony of SMU Alumni Association was held successfully with fruitful results.