On the morning of July 8th, 2016 delegation from New Brunswick, Canada, visited Hanban(Confucius Institute Headquarters).The delegation is led by Mr. John·McLaughlin, Deputy Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development for New Brunswick and joined by Mr.Shawn Gragram, former Premier of New Brunswick, Mr. Terry Currie, Superintendent of Off－shore Schools, Dr. Francis Pang, board member of CINB.
Mr. Xia Jianhui, Vice Director of Hanban, Ms. Ren Shifang, Division Chief of American and Oceania Affairs of Hanban, and Mr. Qu Songming, Supervisor of American and Oceania Affairs of Hanban warmly welcomed the delegation and listened to Ms Teng Jing‵s working report. Mr. Xia Jianhui spoke highly of the achievement of CINB in the past ten years and appreciated the support from the education department of New Brunswick. Mr. Xia Jianhui also talked about the establishment and development of the Confucius Institutes all around Canada, and granted financial support for the Tri－lingual School in the Province of New Brunswick. Moreover, he discussed the differences and similarities between Canadian and Chinese educational system and the potential cooperation opportunities for the two countries. Dr. Francis Pang pointed out that there was still much space for Sino－Canadian collaboration in terms of cultural exchange and education, and he proposed to put Confucius Institute pictures into the Sino－Canadian collaboration memorial album. The two sides also agreed on setting up the core－teacher position for CINB.
This was the first visit of from the education department of New Brunswick since the two sides renewed the contract. We believe that with the strong support from all areas, CINB has a bright future.
北京时间2016年 7月8日上午，加拿大新布伦瑞克省教育厅副厅长、孔院理事会理事长约翰·麦克劳伦先生，加皇集团董事长、孔院理事会主席彭建华博士，新省教育厅海外教育局局长泰瑞 ·卡瑞先生，新省前省长肖恩·格雷汉姆先生夫妇及孔院加方院长滕菁女士等一行人拜访了汉办。