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Huawei Canada’s 'Seeds for the Future' students chosen to embark on trip to China


Education program will bring 18 engineering students from seven Canadian universities 

on a work and cultural trip as investment in the future of ICT 

Markham, ON, 2015 – Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, formally announced and welcomed the third-year engineering students selected to participate in its ‘Seeds for the Future’ program. On Saturday, May 9th, the 18 Canadian students will depart from Canada to participate in a two-week professional and cultural trip to China.


The ‘Seeds of the Future’ program aims to help develop ICT talent in Canada, promote a greater understanding of the telecommunications sector and encourage participation in the international ICT community.

“The response from our university partners and students was overwhelming, and all 18 ‘Seeds for the Future’ participants promise to be key players in the future of Canada’s ICT sector,” says Sean Yang, President of Huawei Canada. “It is our hope this international experience will expose them to a global, cross-cultural business environment and help prepare these students for a bright future in technology.”

The trip itinerary includes a week of cultural training and visits to prominent historical sites in Beijing, including an introductory course at the Beijing Language and Cultural University and a trip to the Great Wall of China. A one-week placement at Huawei headquarters in Shenzhen will follow, where students will receive first-hand learning opportunities with Huawei engineers and business leaders, visit Huawei’s laboratories and see live demonstrations of advanced communications technologies.

‘Seeds for the Future’ is an important element in Huawei’s work with Canadian universities. To date, Huawei has invested over $3 million in advanced communications research projects with universities across Canada. Since 2010, the company’s Canada Research Centre in Ottawa has played a central role in establishing Huawei as one of the global leaders in transformative 5G technology and innovative research supported by Canadian universities.

“This is a unique opportunity for Canadian engineering students to gain valuable international experience with a global leading ICT company,” says Brian Daku, Head, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Saskatchewan. “I commend Huawei for taking on a leadership role in helping Canada’s engineering talent prepare for their future careers.”


Selected from an impressive list of student applicants, the full list of participants are as follows:



Ursula Anne Lim

University of British Columbia

Armin Rezaiean Asel

University of British Columbia

Han  Zhang 

University of British Columbia

Naveed Mazloum

University of Saskatchewan

Corey Read

University of Saskatchewan

Eric Hendrik-Robert Flim

University of Toronto

Zhixin Alice  Ye

University of Toronto

Raymond  Ly

University of Toronto

Étienne Dumont

University of Ottawa

Kaneez-Saba Shaik

University of Ottawa

Kathleen Frances Rozman

Carleton University

Christian George Shurepa

Carleton University

Si Wen Yong

University of Waterloo

Li  Jiang

University of Waterloo

Jobanjot Singh Sidhu

University of Waterloo

Camille  Rodriguez

Polytechnique Montréal 

Thomas Paradis 

Polytechnique Montréal 

Mathieu  Jolin 

Polytechnique Montréal 

For more information about the program, please visit


About Huawei

Huawei is a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider. Huawei’s 150,000 employees worldwide are committed to creating maximum value for telecom operators, enterprises and consumers. Our innovative ICT solutions, products and services have been deployed in over 170 countries and regions, serving more than one third of the world’s population. Founded in 1987, Huawei is a private company fully owned by its employees, and was recently name by Interbrand as one of the world’s top 100 brands – the first Chinese company to receive this recognition.

Huawei Canada has been in operation since 2008.  Huawei’s innovative wireless products and services support many of Canada’s leading telecommunications companies, and Huawei’s Canada Research Centre in Kanata, Ontario is a national leader in advanced communications technologies.  We are proud to be a key part of Canada’s ICT Ecosystem.

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For media inquiries, please contact:

Scott Bradley, VP Corporate & Government Affairs

Huawei Canada

M: 613.558.5333