Impact of Parents on Student Success

How can the kid grow to be a straight-A student and an all-rounder? What’s the impact of parents on students success? Please come to attend October 24’s CPAC Education Day (Limited seats! Pre-register for the event at: and listen to this keynote presentation:

A panel of three parents of previous years’ CPAC Award/Scholarship recipients will share their experience and insights on parenting. As the title “Impact of Parents on Student Success” suggests, the presentation will introduce different styles of parenting and their impact on a child’s success.

Here are the brief introductions of three keynote speakers:

James Xu is a software engineer, realtor, published poet and education columnist. Mr. Xu is a co-founder of Toronto Education Research Association (TERA).

James’s son, Wenxin Xu, the winner of 2006 CPAC Prestigious Scholarship, got his BS and MD from Harvard University. He now is working in Beth Israel Hospital in Boston.

Carrie Yang, MBA. Ms. Yang worked as Assistant General Manager of a joint venture with China Merchant She Kou Port Authority. She had also worked at CIBC. Carrie has been involved in the Parents’ Association for University of Toronto Schools as the Grade Representative. She also volunteered as the DECA judge and was on the Board of Directors of TSCC 1608.

Carrie’s daughter, Angela Chen, the winner of 2011 CPAC Grade 10 Award, graduated from University of Toronto Schools. She is currently studying at the University of Pennsylvania, as a junior of the Huntsman Dual Degree Program in International Studies and Business.  She is a Dean’s List Award recipient of both College of Arts & Sciences and Wharton; and winner of The US National Society of Collegiate Scholars for both her freshman and sophomore years. In her spare time, Angela enjoys travelling, Latin American culture and reggaeton music. – Angela is currently taking a semester abroad at the University of Havana to fulfill her interests.

Shaoxi (Scott) Zheng, has a master’s degree of computer science, and is working as an oracle DBA at TD bank. Mr. Zheng won GTA badminton double No.2-non-professional. His family moved to Canada 10 years ago.

Scott’s son, Newton Zheng, the winner of 2014 CPAC Grade 11 Award, is a philanthropic youth with a passion for community service. He is the Co-Founder and Co-Chair of Project 5K, Founder and Chair of SJMF Youth, and Systems Programmer at BTNX Inc. He was the “Night it up” volunteer president. He contributed over 1000 volunteer hours from 2014 to 2015. Newton is competitive in sports as well as in academics. He won the Top Mark Award—95 at his secondary school, and received over 10 scholarships from different organizations, such as TD, CPAC, etc. He is also a national level badminton athlete. He was accepted to all seven universities he applied to, and ultimately chose the one he liked best—Queen’s University.

Information about the 8th CPAC Education Day

The 8th CPAC Education Day will be held on Saturday, October 24th, 2015 at a public secondary school in North York (100 Princess Avenue, North York, ON M2N 3R7). All parents and students are welcome at this free event.

The goal of CPAC Education Day is to help immigrant families understand the education system and prepare their children for their academic future. The event allows parents to make informed decisions through the advice of exhibitors and experienced speakers. Many schools and educational institutions will exhibit on site and provide mini-information sessions. A keynote presentation and three breakout workshops will be tailored to the needs of parents and students.

CPAC Education Day is comprised of a Conference and Education Info Fair. Many colleges, universities and education-related service providers will attend this year’s event, offering ample opportunities for participants to learn everything they want to know about Canadian education.

Education Day 2015 is free to the public. Seats are limited! Please register online at as earlier as possible . At the event, registered participants will enjoy a free snack.

Date:           Saturday, October 24, 2015

Time:           1:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Location:    100 Princess Avenue, North York, ON M2N 3R7(closest subway station-North York Centre)

Enquiries:    416-298-7885 Ext. 101


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