Alumni Association Annual General Meeting with Simu Liu
Thursday, June 3, 2021
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Zoom Webinar

AGM 2021 with Simu Liu 1170x375Actor and activist Simu Liu, HBA'11 will be speaking at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Western’s Alumni Association.
 
Perhaps best known for his performance as Jung Kim on CBC’s Kim’s Convenience, Simu will star as Marvel’s first Asian superhero in the film Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, set for release this September.
 
All Western alumni and friends are invited to attend this virtual event, where Simu will discuss the (super) powers of storytelling and social media, anti-Asian racism, and his career in television and film since graduating Western.
 
The AGM is also an opportunity to meet the Alumni Association Board of Directors and learn about alumni programming and news from Western. The 2021 Spirit of Western Award will be presented to the Nursing Alumni Chapter and the evening will conclude with a live performance by Rick McGhie.

Program
8:00 p.m. – Welcome
8:05 - 8:20 p.m. – A Conversation with Simu Liu
8:20 - 8:50 p.m. – AGM Business Meeting
8:50 - 9:30 p.m. – Live Music by Rick McGhie

Speaker Bio 
Simu Liu, HBA'11 is perhaps best known for his performance as Jung Kim in the award-winning CBC Television series KIM’S CONVENIENCE. In 2021, he will join the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Marvel’s first Asian superhero starring in the film SHANG-CHI AND THE LEGEND OF THE TEN RINGS. A UNICEF Canada ambassador, the Western alumnus is also a powerful voice against Anti-Asian racism. Most recently, Simu penned a personal essay on hate crimes and the rise of racism toward his community during the pandemic for VARIETY magazine.
 
This virtual event begins at 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time (find your local time zone). A Zoom link will be emailed to you upon registration. The meeting materials will be provided to registered participants by email on Wednesday, June 2, 2021.

Please register online no later than Tuesday, June 1, 2021.

 
The following revisions to the Alumni Association Constitution and By-Laws have been recommended by the Governance Review Sub-Committee.
 
In general, revisions reflect the following:
  • Revising the previous default use of male pronouns to gender neutral.
  • Revising outdated references to the division of “External Relations” and replacing them with “University Advancement.”
  • Expanding definitions that encourage diversity of Board make-up from just faculty to include: gender, ethnicity and era of graduation.
  • Replacement of the former “Council of Presidents” with a more inclusive and streamlined “Western Alumni Summit.”
  • Housekeeping corrections of punctuation, etc.
 
Western Alumni is committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities. Please contact us if you have any particular accommodation requirements or require information in an alternate form.

If you would like to attend this event you can RSVP online.

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