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Canada’s NATO Podcasts: Interview with Mr. Albert Wong Part II

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Listen as I interview Mr. Albert Wong. He was appointed Citizenship Judge for the Greater Toronto Area in June 2014 and he has over thirty-five years of service in the Canadian Armed Forces. Over his career, he has served in various public affairs positions with the military across Canada, with the United Nations in Eritrea and Ethiopia, and in Afghanistan. As a volunteer, he has made valuable leadership contribution to a number of organizations including as Chair of the Mississauga Board of Chinese Professionals and Businesses (CPB). Born in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, he is a 2012 recipient of the Chinese Canadian Legend Award. He is currently serving as the Chief Aide-de-Camp to the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario and was awarded the Vice-Regal commendation in 2014.

Mr. Wong received recognition and an award for outstanding service to the Office of the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario in February 2014. In addition, he was also presented with the 2012 Chinese Canadian Legend Award from the Asian Business Network Association. The award recognizes and honours Chinese Canadians who have made significant contributions to the community and Canada through outstanding achievements in their field. Listen as Mr. Wong discuss what it felt like receiving the award from the Office of the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario.

In addition, Mr. Wong also received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal from the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, the Public Affairs Special Recognition Award from the Assistant Deputy Minister (Public Affairs), Department of National Defence, and he received the South-West Asia Service Medal from the Canadian Forces. These are a few of the many awards earned by Mr. Wong.


Interview with Mr. Albert Wong
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As a Chair of the Mississauga Board of Chinese Professionals and Businesses, Mr. Wong is dedicated to linking Chinese professionals and businesses to advance the socio-economic well being of all residents in Mississauga. Listen as Mr. Wong discussed the impact of the work done by the Mississauga Board of Chinese Professionals and Businesses.

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Interview with Mr. Albert Wong
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Magdalena Surma
Magdalena Surma is currently Canada's NATO Program Contributor and Outreach Coordinator. Former Program Editor of Global Horizons, Magdalena completed a BA in Legal Studies (Honours) and a Masters in Public Service at the University of Waterloo. She also attended Harvard during two summers, where she completed courses in psychology, government, and law. In addition, she successfully completed Harvard Law School’s Executive Education Program in Negotiation and Leadership. Magdalena is currently completing an LLB through University of London’s International Program. She is passionate about law, government, and charitable non-profit organizations. As an avid researcher, she hopes to extend her research to investigate women in security while examining society, culture, and international relations. In addition, Magdalena is also passionate about international business and economy. She is very excited about being involved with various projects at NATO, specifically engaging youth and society about international affairs. Apart from a love of politics, Magdalena enjoys fine art, ballet, and classical music.