After immigrating to Canada from Shanghai in 2013, Tina Li and Hongjun Shou wanted to provide their children with the best springboard for their future success. The family sent their son Archie to UTS based on the high quality of education they knew he would receive. They also knew that living north of the city would limit some of the co-curricular activities Archie could participate in so they relocated nearer to UTS to ensure he had the support of his family as he pursued his academic goals.
“When Archie came to UTS, he said it was totally different. The teachers were very professional, always pushing him to go further. There is a competition between students but it’s a healthy one. Everyone is challenging everyone else to improve.”
Tina said one of her great discoveries about UTS is the involvement of the community towards reaching the $60-million goal. Being part of that community has been important to Tina and Hongjun’s family and inspired them to support the school by making multiple gifts throughout the Building the Future campaign.
“We’ve really watched our son grow at UTS,” Tina said. “Every day you can see him growing with each new experience. I think the UTS environment has been very good for him. We are really looking forward to him coming to 371 Bloor.”