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New scholarship aimed at developing future Vietnamese community leaders 

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 – Ho Chi Minh City – Consulate General of Canada in Ho Chi Minh City

The Consul General of Canada in Ho Chi Minh City, Mr. Richard Bale, is very pleased to announce a new scholarship program, the Canada-Vietnam Youth Development Scholarship, aimed at helping young Vietnamese students fund their studies in Canada and become future community leaders. The program offers up to five scholarships per year to young Vietnamese students who have chosen to study in Canada. The value of each scholarship is C$13,000 per year, renewable for up to four years of study at a Canadian university. 

This new scholarship is fully funded by the Dan-D Foods Group and is being administered by the Canada-Vietnam Alumni Association. Dan-D Foods Group, based in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada, was founded in 1989 by a young Vietnamese-Canadian, Mr. Dan On, and has become a global player with well established brands like Dan-D-PakTM, Dan-D-BulkTM and Dan-D OrganicTM. The company has been operating in Vietnam since 1999, with its two main factories in Binh Duong Province. Company founder, Dan On, recently said: “I want our scholarship program to produce future leaders who can return to Vietnam not only with the benefit of an excellent Canadian education, but with the Canadian values and ethics that have become so important to me.” 

Scholarship Mandatory Criteria:

  • Candidates must be Vietnamese citizens.
  • Candidates must provide a letter of acceptance to an academic program, at the undergraduate or graduate level, at a Canadian university.
  • Candidates must submit their most recent academic transcripts.
  • Candidates must submit a short essay (max 1,500 words), in English or French, describing their individual commitment and ongoing interest in supporting their community. 

Scholarship Asset Criteria: Preference may be given to candidates with the following profile:

  • University is in a smaller, non-traditional center.
  • Program of study is in or related to the following fields:
    • Economics (accounting/tax)
    • Engineering (civil, information technologies)
    • Environmental studies
    • Police/Correctional Services/Criminology
    • Sciences (agricultural, chemistry, food and food processing, etc.) 

How to Apply

Candidates must send their application to the Canada-Vietnam Alumni Association by email to  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it " style="color: rgb(102, 102, 51);"> This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . All applications must be received no later than Sunday, 22 May, 2016, and include a copy of the applicant’s Vietnamese ID, a copy of the letter of acceptance from the Canadian univeristy, a copy of the applicant’s most recent school transcripts, as well as the required essay. 

A selection committee made up of representatives from the Consulate General of Canada, Dan-D Group and the Canada-Vietnam Alumni Association will review and assess applications and announce the winners of the first Canada-Vietnam Youth Development Scholarship on Canada Day, July 1, 2016. 

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Contact & Questions

Canada-Vietnam Alumni Association
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Nouvelle bourse d'études visant à développer les futurs leaders de la communauté vietnamienne

Mercredi, le 4 mai 2016 - Hô Chi Minh-Ville - Consulat général du Canada à Hô Chi Minh-Ville

Le consul général du Canada à Hô Chi Minh-Ville, M. Richard Bale, est très heureux d'annoncer un nouveau programme de bourses d'études, la bourse d'études Canada-Vietnam de développement de la jeunesse, qui vise à aider les jeunes étudiants vietnamiens à financer leurs études au Canada et de devenir les futurs leaders de la communauté. Le programme offre jusqu'à cinq bourses par an pour les jeunes étudiants vietnamiens qui ont choisi d'étudier au Canada. La valeur de chaque bourse est de 13 000 $C par an, renouvelable pour un maximum de quatre années d'études dans une université canadienne.

Cette nouvelle bourse est entièrement financée par le Dan-D Foods Group et est administrée par l’Association des anciens étudiants canadiens au Vietnam. Le Dan-D Foods Group, basé à Richmond, Colombie-Britannique, au Canada, a été fondé en 1989 par un jeune Canadien d’origine vietnamienne, M. Dan On, et est devenu un acteur mondial avec des marques bien établies, telles que Dan-D-PakTM, Dan- D-BulkTM et Dan-D OrganicTM. La société opère au Vietnam depuis 1999 avec deux usines principales dans la province de Binh Duong. Le fondateur de la société, M. Dan On, a récemment déclaré : «Je veux que notre programme de bourses produise les futurs dirigeants qui peuvent retourner au Vietnam, non seulement avec l'avantage de l’excellente éducation canadienne, mais également avec les valeurs et l'éthique canadiennes qui sont devenus si importantes pour moi. "

Critères essentiels :

  • Les candidats doivent être des citoyens vietnamiens.
  • Les candidats doivent fournir une lettre d'acceptation à un programme d'études académique, au niveau de premier cycle ou des cycles supérieurs dans une université canadienne.
  • Les candidats doivent soumettre leurs relevés de notes les plus récentes.
  • Les candidats doivent soumettre une courte dissertation (maximum 1 500 mots) en anglais ou en français décrivant leur engagement individuel et intérêt continu dans le soutien de leur communauté. 

Critères atout : La préférence peut être donnée aux candidats ayant le profil suivant :

  • L’université est située dans une petite agglomération, non traditionnelle.
  • Programme d'étude est, ou est en rapport avec les domaines d’étude suivants :
    • Économie (comptabilité / fiscalité)
    • Ingénierie (civil, technologies de l'information)
    • Les études environnementales
    • Police / Services correctionnels / Criminologie
    • Sciences (agriculture, chimie, alimentation et transformation des aliments, etc.) 

Comment postuler :

Les candidats doivent envoyer leur demande à l’Association des anciens étudiants canadiens au Vietnam par courriel à  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it " style="color: rgb(102, 102, 51);"> This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Toutes demandes doivent être reçues au plus tard le dimanche 22 mai 2016, et doivent inclure une copie de la carte d’identité vietnamienne du candidat, une copie de la lettre d'acceptation de l'université canadienne, une copie des plus récents relevés de notes du candidat, ainsi que la dissertation demandée. 

Un comité de sélection, composé de représentants du consulat général du Canada, Dan-D Foods, et de l’Association des anciens étudiants canadiens au Vietnam, examinera et évaluera les demandes et annoncera les premiers boursiers de la bourse d'études Canada-Vietnam de développement de la jeunesse lors de la fête du Canada, le 1er juillet 2016. 

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Contact et Questions:

L’ Association des anciens étudiants Canada-Vietnam
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Wednesday, 27 April 2016 08:51

Intercultural Exchange Activities at TVU

 TVU – 14 April 2016, in collaboration with two Canadian interns, the Department of International Collaboration and Project Promotion officially launched a series of Canadian – Vietnamese cultural exchange activities lasting from April to June 2016.


Ms. Jill Deighan introduces multi-cultures in Canada to the students

The first cultural exchange activity was organized at the Lab School for “multi-cultures in Canada” on 14 April with the participation of more than 150 high school students.

Two Canadian interns, Ms.Jill Deighan and Ms. Karissa Chandrakate, in turn conducted exciting and meaningful presentations ranging from multi-cultural features in Canada including the diversity of Canadian cultures to the global issues such as climate change.

In response to the Canadian volunteers, the Vietnamese high school students joyfully used English to introduced Vietnamese culture such as food, languages, and traditional holidays.

The students were also interested in seeking for practical advise from Ms. Karissa, an environmental engineering major working on climate change projects, on how to carry out environmentally friendly activities in the classrooms and at home.

This activity is one of the three cultural exchange activities initiated by TVU’s offices in collaboration with Canadian volunteers and interns to promote mutual understanding between students and academics of the two nations. The up-coming cultural sharing events are going to be conducted on 12 May and 09 June 2016.

By: Ngoc – Tai, Huynh


Ms.Karissa Chandrakate presents global climate change


Students share Vietnamese culture to the interns


Students are interested in difference between the two cultures



TVU - A delegation led by Mr. Steven Starmans,  Coordinator Projects and Research, Delta Areas and Resources, Van Hall Larenstein University of Applied Sciences, paid a visit to Tra Vinh University on 6 April, 2016 to look into possible co-operation in joint research, academic exchange and climate  change adaption.


TVU’s representatives, composed of Dr. Nguyen Tien Dung, the Vice- rector, Dr. Pham Kim Long, the Head of Science and Technology Department, Dr. Lam Thai Hung, the Dean of School of Agriculture and Aquaculture and other relevant offices, warmly welcomed the delegation.  

On the behalf of Van Hall Larenstein University of Applied Sciences, Mr. Starmans expressed his interests in establishing joint research projects co-operated with TVU’s potential faculties and experts in fields of agriculture and fisheries as well as climate change adaption.

In-depth discussions on worrying issues of the widespread soil salification in Tra Vinh City and nearby areas in the Mekong Delta were also carried by the two sides. As a proposal to tackle such problems, Mr. Starmans suggested creating an academic forum for the exchange of professional knowledge and technology between staff of the two universities. 

Representing for Tra Vinh University, Dr. Nguyen Tien Dung expressed his pleasure and confidence in further co-operation between the two sides in not only joint research programs on climate change but also more fields such as academic exchange.




Mr. Starmans expresses his interests in co-operation opportunities


By: Ngoc-Tai, Huynh 

TVU – On March 21, Consul General of Canada to Vietnam Richard Bale and the delegation visited Tra Vinh University (TVU). Assoc. Prof. Pham Tiet Khanh, TVU Rector warmly welcomed the Consul General and delegation.

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 “TVU is friendly learning environment with large and green campuses and spacious buildings. We are impressed by TVU achievements during the past 15 years thanks to the support of Canadian government. From a community college, TVU has made fast development including training scale and number of students”, said Consul General.  



Assoc. Prof. Pham Tiet Khanh highly appreciated the Consul General’s visit. The visit confirms the tightened relation between Canada and Vietnam in general; and TVU and Consulate General of Canada to Vietnam in particular.


The Consul General also took this great opportunity to visit Canadian experts and volunteers who have been working in this university.


This was the first time for the Consul General to visit TVU after his inauguration. After the meeting, the Consul General planted trees in TVU campus.


The Consulate General of Canada


The Consulate General of Canada opened in 1997 and today offers consular, trade, and visa services to its clients. The Consulate’s trade commissioners offer expertise in a variety of sections, supporting Canadian companies looking to do business in Vietnam and Vietnamese companies interested in the Canadian market.  Promoting Canadian education is a priority of the Consulate General. 



Consul General delivers his speech at the meeting






Consul General and TVU Rector Board plant trees in TVU campus



call for papers                         

The TVU Foreign Language School is inviting pedagogues to come and share the result of their work and their reflections on how the English teaching professions are evolving in today's competitive teaching market in a one-day symposium program.


DATE:                 26 May, 2016

LOCATION:        Conference Room, B51. 209

School of Agri-Aquaculture

Campus 1, Tra Vinh University


English language teaching skills for major and non-major students of English. Blended / web-based / e-learning / CALL. Learning motivation for Vietnamese learners of English. Teacher education and professional development. Lesson planning and materials. Language Assessment. An effective English teaching methodology of your own. An ongoing thesis/project.


Presentation Format

Oral Presentations: (individual or co-authored papers) to be given in a 20-minute oral presentation plus 10 minutes of discussion.

Poster Presentations (individual or co-authored papers): Posters should be prepared for A0.

The language of presentation: It can be English, Vietnamese or bilingual.

Submission Guidelines

Please submit a 300 word abstract (written in both English and Vietnamese) to Mr. Khau Hoang Anh at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it "> This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or Mr. Huynh Ngoc Tai at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it "> This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by 30 March 2016.  


Important Information

•    Deadline for Abstract Submission: 11:59 pm Sunday 30 March 2016
•    Notification of Acceptance: by Friday 15 April 2016
•    Deadline for Full-text submission: 11:59 pm Friday 29 April 2016
•    Participants receive the Book of Abstracts at the symposium venue


(TVU) – Dr. Nguyen Hoang Giap, Director of Global Vietnam Technology Joint Stock Company (VTG CORP.) and Dr. Nguyen Thien Nghia, TVU Vice Rector signed a MOU on February 1, 2016 on sponsoring for electronics technology devices and co-founding VTG Corp- TVU Automation Research Center in Tra Vinh University.



Modern facilities are to serve researching and training affairs. The center’s model plays an important role in connecting the university to enterprises and promoting students’ creativity.


Dr. Nguyen Thien Nghia, TVU Vice Rector expressed his gratitude to the company for the sponsor and co-founding. “The establishment of Automation Research Center is indispensable for training and research of TVU. We look forward to its development as well as fruitful co-operation between TVU and VTG CORP in electronics and automation”, said the Vice Rector.


 “Through co-operation agreement between TVU and VTG Corp, students of School of Engineering and Technology have great opportunity to approach advanced devices. This contributes to the development of future scientists and engineers”, emphasized Dr. Nguyen Hoang Giap, Director VTG Corp.



Dr. Nguyen Hoang Giap (left) and Dr. Nguyen Minh Hoa (middle), Dean of the School discuss co-operation opportunities at the Center.

Thursday, 10 March 2016 07:48

Teaching students compete for excellency


(TVU) – Teaching Contest was held on Feb 16 and 17, 2016 at School of Education. This competition attracted many students from several classes of pre-school and primary education.


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It is annual contest of School of Education in the purpose of students’ intellectual development. This is also good opportunity for them to practice their teaching skills as well as teaching methods and apply them into real working environment.  


There are many challenging parts in the contest including self- introduction, teaching knowledge, making a lecture, problem solving, aptitude and eloquence.


“Theory and practice have to be combined. The competition helps the students to develop their teaching compentency and learn new things from teachers and friends. This contest requires students’ creativity, activeness and teaching compentence”, said Ms Lam Thi Bach Tuyet, Dean of School of Education.  


School of Education

School of Education is one of 12 schools of TVU. The School offers the three and four year- teacher training courses on preschool education, primary education, secondary school and high school. The school also provides short courses on teaching skills and methods for lecturers at colleges and universities. There are three departments under the school including Music- Painting, Pre-school Education and Primary Education.



 (TVU) – Feb 17, 2016. Ms. Karissa Nandana Chandrakate and Ms. Meghan Lindsay Brockington, Marine Institute (MI) interns, Canada have undertaken their work at Tra Vinh University (TVU) for six months since Feb 17. 



Dr. Nguyen Thien Nghia, TVU Vice Rector (second from the left to right) warmly welcomes the two interns

This intern exchange program is under the framework of academic collaboration between TVU and MI.


Ms. Karissa Nandana Chandrakate is working on projects about climate change adaption at Center for Climate Change Adaptation Research and Community Development Support while Ms. Meghan Lindsay Brockington is responsible for holding seminars and workshops on enhancing people’s awareness about food safety at Center for Post Harvest Technology.


MI and TVU have tightened friendship and co-operation relations for many years. MI sends experts and interns to the university for academic exchange and research annually. MI also offers many scholarships and academic development programs to TVU students.


Marine Institute

As a campus of Memorial University of Newfoundland, the Fisheries and Marine Institute is Canada’s most comprehensive centre for education, training, applied research and industrial support for the ocean industries.


The Marine Institute provides more than 20 industry-driven programs ranging from technical certificates to master’s degrees. In addition to undergraduate and graduate degrees, the Institute offers advanced diplomas, diplomas of technology and technical certificates.


TVU – 1 Feb, 2016. The International Sustainable Development 2016 Project between Tra Vinh University (TVU) and Swinburne University of Technology (SUT),Australia has left positive outcomes for sustainability. TVU Rector Assoc. Prof. Pham Tiet Khanh announced this in the closing ceremony on 22 January.  



             Assoc. Prof. Pham Tiet Khanh (right) and

              Dr. Francois Malherbe, SUT (left) sign MOU


During the 14 day long activities, 16 SUT students and 18 TVU students were divided into six groups to make surveys about environment in TVU. Then they planned to improve environment as well as enhance awareness to everyone in environment protection.


These students took a trip to high schools to help them plant trees and hold seminars on green environment.


 “The activities of this project make TVUgreener. One of useful ways of environment protection is to reuse waste resources. The activities help the students of the two universities learn different cultures of Vietnam and Australia”, said Student Gamil Yeung, SUT.


 “The program helps me improve my English and be more confident through communicating with international friends. I really enjoy activities for environment protection including painting and garbage picking as well as helping families to harvest purple onions and beans. These activities also teach me how to usefully protect environment”, Student Kien Thi Cam Tien of TVU expressed.


 With the good outcomes of this project, TVU and SUT continued to sign MOU for further environment protection.



 Students deliver presentations on how to protect environment.


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Students help families to harvest beans


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