2009/10 Board of Directors
| Edmond Wong, Ph.D. |
Dr. Edmond Wong completed his B.Sc. in biochemistry at McGill University and his Ph.D. in molecular genetics at U.B.C. He is a co-founder of one of Canada's most well established biomedical groups, which offers services to the Government of Canada, various provincial government departments, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and other institutions. Within this group of companies, he is president of the largest commercial DNA testing laboratory by volume in Canada and CEO of one of Canada's earliest fully accredited family stem cell storage facilities. Edmond has been involved with the ACCP for over a decade, and has a strong passion for promoting practicable equality amongst all Canadians. He initiated the glass-ceiling program within the ACCP and through ACCP, is spearheading the development of the world's first public-input anti-discrimination database. Edmond is an accomplished artist, a lifeguard, and enjoys recreational swimming.
| Winnie Sung, B.Sc. and LL.B. , is a lawyer with Hungerford Tomyn Lawrenson and Nichols. She has a general solicitors practice with an emphasis on general corporate / commercial, real estate, and employment law work. She is the Treasurer (2007-2008) of the Employment Law Section of the Canadian Bar Association British Columbia. Winnie has been a speaker at employment law and contract law seminars and has co-authored articles on employment law issues. She earned both her B.Sc. and LL.B. degrees at the University of British Columbia. Winnie was born in Hong Kong and is fluent in Cantonese and Mandarin. She enjoys travelling and experiencing the world's culinary delights. |
| Douglas J. Purdie, BCom, CA , is an Associate Partner in the Audit and Assurance Group (AAG) of PricewaterhouseCoopers ("PwC") where he practices as a member of the Private Company Services team. He provides a full range of audit, accounting and tax services while integrating practical business advice and acting as a sounding board to the management and owners of private companies, primarily in the real estate industry. Doug also has broad experience with, and specializes in, advising and consulting entrepreneurial and growing public and private enterprises doing business in Hong Kong and The People's Republic of China. He is a leader of PwC’s China Desk. He has traveled extensively in China and annually visits Hong Kong. He has been involved in private and public financings, acquisition due diligence reviews, and corporate restructurings. |
In addition to ACCP, Doug has extensive community involvement as a director of various charities and an industry association.
| Julie Suen, B.A., LL.B. , is a Lawyer practicing civil and commercial litigation at Webster Hudson & Coombe LLP. She obtained her Bachelor of Laws in 2007 from the University of Saskatchewan and her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology in 2004 from the University of British Columbia. She was called to the British Columbia bar in May of 2008. Julie was born in Hong Kong and speaks fluent Cantonese. |
| Selena Sit, LLB , was born and raised in Vancouver, B.C. She completed both her undergraduate degree in cell biology and genetics and her law degree at U.B.C. She is currently working as counsel at the federal Department of Justice, representing the Canada Revenue Agency. Selena practices exclusively in the area of tax litigation. |
|Jenny Li, MBT, CPA , is a senior manager in the International Tax Services of PricewaterhouseCoopers and a California licensed CPA. Jenny specializes in the U.S. and international tax planning and compliance for private and public companies. Jenny enjoys reading, painting, and arts in general. She has been active in volunteer activities. Jenny is fluent bilingual in English and Mandarin. |
| Brenda Lau, MD, FRCPC, FFPMANZCA MM (Pain Mgmt) |
Dr. Brenda Lau is a Consultant Anesthesiologist from Vancouver, Canada and a Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists Faculty of Pain Medicine. She completed her Master of Medicine with leading Pain Specialist Professor Michael Cousins at the University of Sydney in 2007 with a focus on the impact of health policies and health system reforms on Multidisciplinary Pain Centers.
Currently, she is the Director of the Division of Pain Management at Surrey Memorial Hospital and a consultant Interventional Pain Specialist with the St. Paul’s Hospital Pain Center. With the aims of improving pain services across BC, she helped to found the BC Provincial Pain Initiative Committee, the Fraser Health Authority Pain Services Interest Group and is an executive member of the BC Anesthesiologists’ Society. Nationally, she is actively involved with the Canadian Pain Society Taskforce in advocating for and developing the Royal College subspecialty of Pain Medicine. She enjoys mentoring students in her capacity as a Clinical Assistant Professor with the University of British Columbia and a Clinical Lecturer with the University of Sydney. Her professional interests include neuromodulation interventions, cancer pain management and operations research.
Work aside, Brenda is an avid diver, traveler off the beaten path, bicyclist, runner and ‘slow-food’ aficionado. She finds motorcycle road trips, yoga at sunrise and chai latte with friends some of life’s pure pleasures. Il sapore della dolce vita: ‘The taste of a good life’. Think and you will be.
| Dwight Dee, B.A., LLB is a partner in the securities and capital markets group of Miller Thomson LLP where he practices primarily in the areas of public and private financing and public company compliance. Assisting underwriters and issuers, Dwight provides advice in a wide variety of transactions, including initial public offerings, seed and mezzanine financings, private placements, corporate reorganizations, reverse take-overs and mergers and acquisitions. He is a regular speaker for Continuing Legal Education (BC) courses. Dwight is involved in several community organizations. Other than the Association of Chinese Canadian Professionals, Dwight is an active member of his church and is a member of the advisory board of JustWork Economic Enterprise, a not for profit organization assisting those with barriers to employment. |
| Eric Huang, B.Comm, MBA, CIM , was born and raised in Taiwan, Eric is a Mortgage Development Manager at Royal Bank of Canada. He earned his undergraduate degree at McGill University in Montreal and his Master degree at University of British Columbia. With extensive self-development, Eric earned his Canadian Investment Manager designation from Canadian Security Institute. Specialized in financial planning and mortgage development, Eric has been in the financial field for over 8 years. Fluent in Mandarin and English, Eric enjoys all kinds of sports, travelling and casual reading. |
| Henry Leung, B.A., LL.B. , is a construction and condominium lawyer in Vancouver, BC. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Chinese as well as his Bachelor of Laws at the University of British Columbia. Henry has been a regular legal columnist for a local Chinese newspaper, writing on condominium and construction law issues as well as other legal topics. He has also been a speaker at seminars and on Chinese media on construction law issues. Henry is fluent in Cantonese and Mandarin, and enjoys travelling, photography, and Chinese literature. |
| Paul A. Sue, BASc, CAPM, MCBA |
After graduating in Electrical Engineering from UBC, Paul's professional path has largely been in the hi-tech and IT industry where his checkered career has included roles as a software engineer, systems administrator, technical writer, team manager, business systems analyst and college instructor.
Alongside his career, he has always been actively involved in various volunteering efforts, which currently include: webmaster for ACCP; webmaster for AAMAC (Aplastic Anemia and Myelodysplasia Association of Canada); VP Education, Laurel Club Toastmasters; Outreach Committee, Canadian West Coast Chapter PMI (Project Management Institute); and Tutor, Shining Stars.
In what little spare time he has (as a busy father), he enjoys working out, martial arts, hiking, ping pong, badminton, tennis, music, reading, and meeting new people.
CiCi Yim, BA, MBA
Born and raised in Vancouver, CiCi is director of a jewellery retail company and gemmological laboratory that specializes in providing custom jewellery design, diamond and gemstone grading (identifying treatments which may enhance the value of gem materials), jewellery insurance placements and onsite jewellery repairs. She has been a marketing lecturer for a jewellery design program specifically aimed for jewellery designers who wish to position themselves in the jewellery industry.
Other than Association of Chinese Canadian Professionals, CiCi is an active member of the Chinese community and has been a committee member for the annual Children’s Hospital 'For Children We Care' fundraising Gala for the past two years. Fluent in Cantonese, CiCi enjoys yoga, life-drawing, oil painting, singing and hiking.
| Jennifer Sung, B.Comm |
Jennifer graduated from the Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Commerce degree specializing in Accounting in May of 2009. She has worked with Ledcor Ltd, the Royal Bank of Canada, Tricor Pacific Ltd and is currently an Associate at Pricewaterhouse Coopers LLP. She is also an articling student working towards her Chartered Accountant designation. Jennifer is Vice-President for the Young Women in Business organization, and in her spare time enjoys snowboarding on the local mountains, watching the Canucks play and time with friends and family.