TORONTO — York University business studies student Snow (Xuehan) Zhao has won the Business Studies Student award at the 2014 Ontario Export Awards, presented by Glacier Media and Canadian Manufacturers’ & Exporters (CME).
The award, sponsored by PLANT, recognizes students who have demonstrated leadership, excelled in their international business studies (be it international business, finance, relations or economics) and have made a significant contribution to the export community in Ontario.
From China, Zhao is in her final year of a four-year International Bachelor of Business Administration (IBBA) with a focus on finance and international trade at York University’s Schulich School of Business. In January, she will travel to France to complete an exchange semester at the école des Hautes Etudes Commerciales de Paris (HEC Paris).
Fluent in English and Mandarin, Zhao has shown a keen understanding of the essential role languages play in business. Already in her young career, she has worked as a lead researcher for a business textbook, a consultant at a business management firm and as an analyst with a realty brokerage.
The Ontario Export Awards, presented Nov. 25 at the International Centre in Toronto, are a division of the Canada Export Awards, which have been hosting provincial ceremonies in Alberta and BC for moe than a decade. The awards celebrate the innovative approaches and contributions of Ontario export companies and the individuals who create those success stories.