Speech Contest was held at University of Toronto
on March 11,
Saturday. Despite the fierce competitions among the 49 participants
various institutions, all the York students (10) presented excellent
and I am absolutely ecstatic to report to you that York won the top
all four categories (Beginners', Intermediate, Advanced and Open), one
2nd prize and two special prizes.
result is even better than the one of last year (three top prize
following are the prize winners this year.
Mr. Enrico Bianco
(AS/JP3000) Grand Prize [Intermediate]
Mr. John Baig (AS/JP1000) Grand Prize
Ms. Chung Min Lee (AS/JP3000) 1st Prize [Advanced]
Mr. Shinichi Kitano (AS/JP4010, AS/JP4120) 1st Prize [Open]
Mr. Terry Park (AS/JP3000) 2nd Prize [Intermediate]
Ms. Angela Heung (AS/JP2000) Consul General's Prize [Intermediate]
Mr. Jayson Young (AS/JP1000) Canon Humor
Winners of the 24th OJSC
The above four
top prize winners are qualified to participate in the
17th National Japanese Speech Contest (Canada) to represent Ontario,
which will be held at York University on April 2.
Professor Noriko Yabuki-Soh acted as the
Chair of the
Committee, and Professor Gergana Ivanova
as an MC. I would like to thank
both of them and Professor Kiyoko Toratani
coaching students with me
to lead York
this historic Quadruple Crown victory.
I would like to thank many York
students who volunteered to help the
proceedings of the Contest, including JISA members.
Please join me to congratulate the winners on their excellent
performances and superb achievements.
Norio Ota <email@example.com>
Japanese Studies, Korean & Computing (Languages)
Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics
York University, Toronto, Canada
Office: Rm 532 Ross South
Phone: (416)736-2100 ext. 88750