AI affiliated students selected for internships in Taipei
Remi will be graduating in November 2012, with a degree in Asia-Pacific Studies and International Relations. She was also a member of the first University of Toronto delegation to visit Taiwan in 2009 and it was there she developed a taste for Taiwanese cuisine and culture. Remi is interested in international development and equity issues. In 2012, she founded and co-Chaired the INDePth Conference for Sustainable Economic Development, which brought Indonesian and Canadian undergraduates together to understand the process and consequences of development in Indonesia. She also founded and co-Produced Just Rights Radio, a Toronto based radio show discussing social justice concerns in the city. Finally, she co-Program managed the Global Ideas Institute, which challenges teams of undergraduates and university students to conceptualize strategies for addressing poverty in the Global South. She looks forward to Taipei not only because it will be an amazing learning experience in a fast-paced metropolis, but also because Taiwanese cuisine is world-renowned, and her greatest passion in life is delicious food.
Wendy is a recent graduate of the Rotman Commerce program. She was a member of the first U of T student delegation to visit Taiwan in 2009. Wendy has a strong passion for small businesses and entrepreneurship in Asia. She participated in Hong Kong PolyU Global Entreprenruship challenge, and was selected as a finalist to present a business plan to venture capitalist in Hong Kong. After graduation, Wendy moved to the United States. She worked as a business analyst for a large company, and later for a private-equity funded star-up. She volunteers for SCORE- "advisor for America's small business" on weekends. She is also one of the youngest volunteer financial instructors for underprivileged women in Houston. Wendy is very excited about this opportunity to live in Taiwan, one of the most wonderful places in the world!