Students and parents gathered at the University of Toronto on Saturday, March 2nd for the 37th Annual Ontario Japanese Speech Contest.
Among the contestants, Yi (William) Yang, a Ph.D student at the Faculty of Pharmacy, U of T, who has previously taken EAS220Y in 2016-2017, won the first prize of the intermediate category. He also won the Shinkikai-Sagamihara City prize, and will be officially invited to the City of Sagamihara, Kanagawa Prefecture. In addition, he has been invited to participate in the 30th Annual National Japanese Speech Contest on Sunday, March, 24th, which will be held at the Embassy of Japan in Ottawa.
As well, two students who are currently taking the EAS Department’s Japanese language courses have won special prizes in the contest: Chenhao Gong, who is currently in EAS220Y, won the Humour Prize, and Fengjia Zhang, currently in EAS120Y, has won the Special Effort Prize.
The Department congratulates the winners in their accomplishments, as well as all the participants for their great speeches.
Photos belong to OJSC.