Appeal for our Tsinghua Sport Spirit

Hi dear TAAO members,

It’s the season again for some summer sports!

There will be an annual Beach Volleyball competition coming on Jul.28 at Moonie’s Bay in Ottawa.

Anyone wants to play beach volleyball under our blue TAAO flag? 
Don’t worry about the win or loss, participation is the goal.

Tsinghua has a long tradition in good sport spirit, we are never afraid of any challenges. Let’s form a TAAO Volleyball Team for fighting on the beach next month!

To join this team, please contact captain Qing Wang (613) 526-4059.

Keep tuned on the up-coming details and other activities.


Tsinghua Alumni Association of Ottawa

June 20, 2007

Dear Alumni,

Our alumnus Wang Yixin has returned to and settled down in his hometown.

His Farewell Ceremony was held on June 7, 2007 at Kelly Funeral Homes & Chapels. 585 Somerset Street West, Ottawa. About 30 people attended the ceremony (including Yixin’s classmates from US, most of TAAO council members, some TAAO members and friends, representatives from the Chinese Embassy, the Ottawa Chinese Community Service Center and Yixin’s friends.

All together, we received donation of C$7349.37 in the name of TAAO. Sincerely thanks to the following donators:

Cao, Ming 100
Chen, Qing 60
Gao, LiHua 100
Gao, Yanyan 100
Guo, MingXue 10
Feng, Ning 50
Huang, Ge 520.5
Ji, TianYing 200
Liang, GengChan 100
Meng, Jian 999
Peng, Ling 100
Shen, John 100
Shi, Jing 60
Sun, QiCheng 524.65
Tang, Jian Wen 50
Tian, GuiLan 100
Tian Xizhen & Zhang Zhongyao 800
Wang, Dapei 100
Wang, DaiYu 100
Wang, Yan 200
Wang, YongZi 100
Wang, JunXian 100
Wei Zheng 100
Xia, Chang hong 100
Xu, Bo 500
Yu, Hongzhao 100
Yu JinSong & Lin Hong 100
Zeng HuaiYu & Zeng ShiYu 520.5
Zeng,Yi 100
Zeng Yin 50
Zhang, FengShuang 200
Zhang, JianHong 500
Zhang, Kevin 40
Zhang, Yi Chun 414.7
Zhang, Yong 50
Total   7349.35

Took out the expenses of C$1790.46 on Yixin’s bother’s stay in Ottawa, the rest of C$5558.91 has been given to Yixin’s family to help cover the funeral cost and relief a bit of their grief.

Yixin’s classmates in Beijing also raised much of RMB to help Yixin’s brother coming to Canada.

Here is the thank-you letter from Yixin’s family:

During the handling of this tragedy event, Yixin’s classmates, our TAAO members and friends acted as an efficient team. This reflected our Tsinghua spirit of unity and fraternity. We formed a good community here in Ottawa.

Sincerely thanks to all TAAO members and friends that helped in the handling of this emergent event.

Special thanks to Meng Jian, Xu Bo, Wei Zheng, Cao Ming, Gao Yanyan for their effective reaction and handling in this incident.

Special thanks to Wang Daiyu, Liu Chunguang (the Chinese Embassy) and Yang Zhiguang (Ottawa Chinese Community Service Center) for their advisory and assistance.

Again, the Tsinghua Alumni Association of Ottawa (TAAO) would like to appeal to each of our alumni for further enhancing our relationship of helping each other, beefing up our mental and physical strength, protecting ourselves using different social resources and systems, and practicing our Tsinghua spirit to conquer any difficulties of living abroad.

TAAO is like a big family in Ottawa area. TAAO members are sisters and brothers. Our mandate is to inherit and carry forward our Tsinghua spirit, enhance the communication between our alumni, help our members/friends and share our experience and knowledge to get a better achievement in our working, studying and living in Canada.

To help our TAAO members and their friends in preparing for the family emergency and safety, We are considering organizing a seminar focused on how to protect ourselves and our families in Canada. A separate notice will be sent out soon.

Take care and see you soon in our coming activities.


June 19, 2007

Adobe Worldwide Customer Care Career Fair, June 21

Dear alumni,

For those of you or your friends who are looking for jobs or thinking of job-hopping, here is the good news:

Adobe is to hire about 70 people here in Ottawa. On June 21, it is going to hold a job fair where you can meet with hiring managers, see product demos, and tour the Adobe Ottawa site.

Here is the related information:

Thursday, June 21
11:00am-1:00pm and 4:00-7:00pm
Klondike room
343 Preston Street, Ottawa
For a list of the open positions, please visit below url then search by location Canada/Ottawa.
To attend the job fair, you need to pre-register.
If you are interested, please contact Yanyan Gao by emial: for pre-registration information.
Please type “Adobe Job Fair” in email title so that your email will not be taken as junk email.
(This info is from our TAAO council member Yanyan Gao and her husband who is working in Adobe)

Tsinghua Alumni Association of Ottawa.

June 6, 2007 – Reminder of Wang Yixing’s Farewell Ceremony

Dear friends,

Just a reminder that tomorrow evening, June 7, 2007 (Thursday) at 7:30pm, the Farewell Ceremony for Wang Yixing is at:

Address:Kelly Funeral Homes & Chapels. 585 Somerset Street West,Ottawa, ON K1R 5K1 Tel: (613) 235-6712
Date and Time:June 7, 2007 (Thursday) at 7:30pm sharp

If you want to express a grief and sympathy to our lost alumnus, please join us to attend the Farewell Ceremony, which will begin at 7:30pm sharp (arrive of 10-15 minutes earlier is greatly appreciated).

Best regards.

Tsinghua Alumni Association of Ottawa

June 5, 2007

Dear Alumni,

The Farewell Ceremony for our alumni Wang Yixing has been decided to be at:

Kelly Funeral Homes & Chapels
585 Somerset Street West,
Ottawa, ON K1R 5K1
Tel: (613) 235-6712
Date and Time: June 7, 2007 (Thursday) at 7:30pm sharp

If you are willing to pay a last respect to our alumni Wang Yixing, please feel free to join us to his Farewell Ceremony, which will begin at 7:30pm sharp (arrive of 10-15 minutes earlier is greatly appreciated).

If any of our TAAO members wants to support a little to Wang Yixing’s funeral cost, please donate cash directly instead of cheque, as we don’t have enough time to wait 7 days to cash it. Ming Cao on behalf of TAAO will provide a receipt for each donator.

Best regards.

Tsinghua Alumni Association of Ottawa

June 2, 2007

Our alumni Wang Yixing eventually didn’t make it. He passed away at 1:30pm in the hospital yesterday. We feel deep sorrow about him!

The TAAO council is acting to help organize a funeral for him.

Up to now we received about C$5000 donations for Wang’s case. While to help cover his funeral cost, we may still have a few thousand shortage …. still trying our best…

Will keep you updated on the time and place of the farewell ceremony.


Tsinghua Alumni Association of Ottawa

May 31, 2007

Dear Alumni,


Please check the 邀请函 if you would like to join. The registration dead line is Jun.30.


Tsinghua Alumni Association of Ottawa

May 29, 2007

Dear Alumni,

There is one sad news we would like you to be aware of.

One of our alumni in Ottawa fell out of the 5th floor of his apartment building at roughly 4:00pm on Friday, May 25th. His name is Wang Yixing (Electronics Department 84-89). He was sent to the hospital by the police and is still in the critical condition.

His classmates Meng Jian, Xu Bo have done a lot to contact Wang’s family, the police, the Chinese Embassy and our Tsinghua Alumni Association of Ottawa (TAAO). Delegates from TAAO Council have been to the hospital to check Wang’s status and talked to the doctors, nurses and the consular section of Chinese Embassy.

The reason for Wang’s falling out of his apartment building is still under investigation by the police. His brother will come from China to handle this and has got a visa today.

Mr.Wang is single and has no relatives here in Ottawa. He is an immigrant (Chinese citizen) and just finished his study in Ottawa University a few months ago.

Based on the info from his classmates, he has no life insurance, nor any insurance coverage except OHIP. His brother will pay the expenses of his travel and his stay in Ottawa himself. His family in China is not rich.

As the Tsinghua alumni, we feel deep sorrow about this tragedy. As the Tsinghua Alumni Association of Ottawa, we will do our best to assist his relative and the Chinese Embassy in handling related things.

This event gave us a serious warning that the enhancement of the communication between our alumni, the encouragement of talking out our difficulties/problems, the knowledge of how to protect ourselves in Canada, have become an urgent and a necessity. There are really many alumni here that need care and help from our alumni, from the Canadian government and from the whole society. We should do our best to help them and, at the same time, help ourselves.

The Tsinghua Alumni Association of Ottawa would like to appeal again to each of our alumni for enhancing our relationship of helping each other, beefing up our mental and physical strength, protecting ourselves using different social resources and systems, and practising our Tsinghua spirit to conquer any difficulties of living abroad.

If any alumni would like to donate a little for Mr.Wang to handle his tragedy, the Tsinghua Alumni Association of Ottawa will provide assistance:
1)Ming Cao In Trust
Bank name:TD Canada Trust
Bank Address:
110 Earl Grey Dr.
Kanata Centrum
Kanata, Ont K2T 1B7
Tel: 613-599-8020

Bic Aba# 026009593
Transit No.: 32826
Account # 6279919
2)Jian Meng or Bo Xu
Bank address:

Account info:
Transit No.: 32826
Inst.No.: 004
Account No.: 32826279897

Stay tuned for the update and progress.

Best regards and wishes to you and your family.


Take care,

Tsinghua Alumni Association of Ottawa