Tzu Chi Foundation supports Humber

As part of its ongoing partnership with Humber, the Tzu Chi Foundation is contributing $100,000 to the college for awards and scholarships for students in the Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner (TCMP) program. Masters Bhikshuni Shih De Yuan and Bhikshuni Shih De Shu from the Tzu Chi Foundation headquarters in Taiwan were recently at Humber to present the first installment of $25,000.

On hand for the presentation were (left to right) Dr. Michael Chung, Tzu Chi Foundation Canada; Dr. Jason Powell, dean, School of Health Sciences, Humber College; Alister Mathieson, vice-president, Advancement and External Affairs, Humber College; Master Bhikshuni Shih De Shu; Master Bhikshuni Shih De Yuan; and Mike Chuang, Tzu Chi Foundation Canada.

This contribution marks another milestone in Humber’s partnership with the Tzu Chi foundation, and follows last month’s opening of the Tzu Chi Clinic of Traditional Chinese Medicine in C105 at the North Campus. The foundation was instrumental in designing and constructing the clinic.

Tzu Chi Foundation
Jason Powell, dean of the School of Health Sciences and Alister Mathieson, vice-president, Advancement and External Affairs, met with the grandmaster of the Tzu Chi Foundation, a Buddhist monk, in Taiwan.

Students within the TCMP program have the opportunity to do their internships and clinical assessments in the new clinic. They also have the opportunity to study abroad and complete their internships at Tzu Chi hospitals and medical clinics in Taiwan and Hong Kong.

The Tzu Chi Foundation was established by a Buddhist monk. Over time, she with the foundation has built traditional Chinese medicine hospitals throughout Taiwan and Asia. Foundation volunteers have offered support in many natural disasters that have occurred around the world.