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Student Ambassador Opportunity | Call for Applications: Two Student Ambassadors at the 2019 Asia Business Leaders Advisory Council Meeting in Hong Kong

The Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada (APF Canada) is committed to fostering the next generation of Asia Pacific researchers and practitioners. To this end, it is offering two student ambassadorships for the upcoming Asia Business Leaders Advisory Council (ABLAC) meeting.

This opportunity will include: the chance to work with APF Canada during the upcoming ABLAC 2019 meeting, one roundtrip ticket from Vancouver to Hong Kong (economy class), hotel accommodations for three nights, and a meal per diem for two days.

The two student ambassadors will work under the mentorship of APF Canada’s Program Manager/Vice-President, and will engage in three types of activities:

  • In the lead-up and over the course of the ABLAC meetings, working with the APF Canada’s research team for the logistics of the ABLAC meeting in Hong Kong;
  • Attending the ABLAC 2019 sessions as an observer; and,
  • Working under the guidance of APF Canada’s research team to produce one or more blog pieces (700 – 1,000 words), to be finalized the week preceding the ABLAC meetings on a topic chosen by the applicant, in consultation with APF Canada staff.



Applicants should be Canadian citizens or permanent residents who are enrolled in an undergraduate or master’s-level program. Recent graduates may also apply, as long as they have completed their degree programs no later than 12 months prior to the application deadline.

Successful applicants will have the following qualifications:

  • Demonstrated interest and knowledge of Asia topics (including: trade and investment, technology and innovation, government relations);
  • Demonstrated research and writing skills;
  • Good organization skills;
  • Good interpersonal skills;
  • Proficiency in an Asian language would be an asset; and,
  • Working knowledge of social media platforms (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn) an asset.


Application Procedures

Applications should be received by Wednesday, January 2, 2019 and include the following:

  • Résumé detailing the applicant’s academic background, skills, and professional experiences;
  • 1-2-page cover letter detailing why they would make an excellent student ambassador, why they are interested in this opportunity, how they hope to benefit from the student ambassadorship, and the applicant’s career interests and goals;
  • Copy of applicant’s university transcript (scanned or electronic copies are sufficient);
  • Name, title, and contact information (email and phone number) for one reference. References will be contacted only if the applicant is short-listed for the ambassadorship; and,
  • Applications are accepted in English and French.


Please send all applications and direct all enquiries to Serena Ko at:, indicating “ABLAC 2019 Student Ambassador” in the subject line. No phone calls please.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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