Faculty of Education, Burnaby, B.C. Canada
September 23, 2011
From: Dr. Stephen Smith, Director of Professional Programs, Faculty of Education, SFU;
Ms. Catherine Johnson, Program Coordinator, Professional Programs, SFU
To: Principal Wang Peidong, High School Affiliated to the Xi’an Jiaotong University
Re: 115th Anniversary Celebration of HSXJTU
Dear Principal Wang,
It is with great pleasure that we send the High School Affiliated to the Xi’an Jiatong University our congratulatory wishes on the wonderful occasion of the 115th anniversary of your school.
On behalf of Simon Fraser University and the Faculty of Education, in the province of British Columbia, Canada, we thank you for your remarkable work in establishing our close relationship over the past year. The opportunity to learn about each other for the purpose of increasing an understanding of each other’s culture and language was a tremendously rich learning experience for the students and faculty at Simon Fraser University. It was the be amazing way your students and your teachers embraced all of us during our one month visit to your high school and middle school last March that made the experience so unique and successful. It was their warmth, kindness, creativity and hard work that enabled all of us to maximize the time we had together.
We will never forget the generosity and friendship of everyone at HSXJTU.
We look forward to a continued relationship with each other, learning more about each other’s culture in the future. Again, thank you for everything and we wish you continued success in your educational endeavours in the future.
We will be thinking of you as you celebrate your big day, on September 29th.
Dr. Stephen Smith, Ms. Catherine Johnson
Director of Professional Programs, Program Coordinator (ITEM China)
Faculty of Education, Faculty of Education,
Simon Fraser University, Simon Fraser University,
Burnaby, B.C., Canada Burnaby, B.C., Canada