Dr. King Chung (Ziggy) Hui receives Dean's Convocation Medal

June 02, 2016

As one of SFU's most outstanding graduate students from the Faculty of Education, Dr. Ziggy Hui is being recognized with the award of the Dean of Graduate Studies Convocation Medal. On behalf of SFU, we congratulate Dr. Hui on his outstanding achievements. 

Dr. Ziggy Hui came to SFU after a decade of professional experience in education in Hong Kong. His thesis was the first academic work focused on how BC’s skilled immigrants are mentored into the local workforce, and made recommendations for policy-makers to consider for future mentoring initiatives.

For the last six years, he worked with SUCCESS, an immigrant services agency, to match over 300 skilled immigrants with local mentors and helped over 1,000 immigrants to find jobs.

His supervisor, Dr. Milton McClaren, says, "Ziggy's research project fully exemplified SFU's pattern of combining a strong commitment to scholarly research while engaging deeply with the community for which the research had relevance. His research has become even more relevant given Canada's commitment to relocating a number of refugees at the same time that we are experiencing labour shortages in a number of professions and high skill vocations."

Dr. Hui has been appointed as a BC commissioner of oaths and is a Certified Career Development Practitioner. He has opened a private consulting company to help skilled immigrants pursue their professional careers and lives in Canada.

He says, "I would like to express my deepest appreciation to my senior supervisor, who is also my research mentor, Dr. Milton McClaren. Without his advice, guidance, and persistent help, this thesis would not be possible to be completed. I dedicate my thesis work to all my family members, especially my wife, Claire Chang, and my lovely son, Norman Hui, who have never left my side and gave me the greatest support and love. Finally, I would like to acknowledge the support from all the Employment Mentoring Program’s mentees and mentors whom have participated in this research. I sincerely appreciate their great contribution to this research."

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