It is with great pleasure and pride that the Language Training Centre, along with Diversity and Intercultural Services and International Education, would like to announce that one of our very own students, Huiyu (Kyna) Wu, has received the Outstanding International Student Award (Language category) presented by the Manitoba Council for International Education and the Government of Manitoba. To be eligible for the award, the student must be in good academic standing, participate in activities both in and out of school and demonstrate a positive attitude.
Kyna studied English in the Intensive English for International Students program at the Language Training Centre from January to August 2015. During that time, she truly exemplified what it means to be an outstanding International Student. Beyond her perfect attendance and strong academic standing, she also went out of her way to look for ways to become more actively involved in the community. From volunteering at the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup to hosting parties for her fellow classmates, Kyna’s kindness and generosity were felt far beyond the walls of the Language Training Centre.
‘I believe Kyna’s wonderful positive attitude has contributed to her success as well as those around her. She created an excellent rapport with each of her classmates. This should be noted because it is through unnoticed efforts like this that support systems are created—something that is necessary for an international student. Kyna hosted a party for all of her classmates after school, encouraged others to volunteer with her, and brought her positivity to the classroom every day’. (Logan Brunette, Instructor at the Language Training Centre)
This fall, Kyna continues her journey at Red River College in the Hospitality and Tourism Management program. When asked what advice she would give to current students, she said, “You have to tell yourself that anything is possible if you try your best. You might run into problems like you fail one test. If you adjust your sad mood to a positive attitude, after a little while, you will see the sunshine”.
Written by Jillian Hoogland, Student Integration Coordinator, Diversity and Intercultural Services. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.