The Opening Reception
for the Feminist Pedagogy and Program Development in Women's Studies Summer
Institute took place at the Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Toronto
on the evening of Sunday July 14, 2002. The reception began at 6:00 pm,
and dinner commenced at 7:00 pm. Opening remarks were made by Professor
from the University of Toronto at Scarborough followed by a Welcoming
speech from Paul Thompson, Principal of the University of Toronto at Scarborough.
Professor Du Fangqin of Tianjin Normal University expressed her greetings,
while Professor Ruth Hayhoe, Professor at the Ontario Institute for Studies
in Education at the University of Toronto gave a welcoming speech as well.
Ms. Zhang Fang spoke on behalf of the absent
Margrit Eichler, Director of Institute of Women's Studies and Gender Studies (IWSGS),
expressing her greetings to the Chinese participants. Following
dinner, Professor Hsiung introduced the participants and the special guests.
She also delivered a message from Dianne Cunningham, Minister Responsible
for Women's Issues, who extended her warm greetings to the Chinese feminist
Professor Hayhoe then gave an insightful speech about the "Ongoing
Journey" of the workshop, reminiscing on her own trips to China.
Lastly, Professor Leslie Chan of the Centre for Instructional Technology
Development at the University of Toronto at Scarborough gave a warming
thank you to all those involved with the Summer Institute workshops, while
Zhang Jianzhong gave a brilliant musical performance on the traditional
Chinese Eh Hu instrument to end the night beautifully and successfully.