China’s most prominent economist and University of British Columbia 2014 honorary degree recipient Justin Yifu Lin is a provocative thinker on successful economic development and on his own country’s remarkable path to economic superpower. The widely published author and former World Bank Chief Economist has pushed the frontiers of global thinking on economic development and the role of government. He has repeatedly been proven right in his predictions on China’s economy and is one of his government’s most trusted economic policy analysts.
Dr. Lin’s media availability:
Dr. Lin is only available for interviews on Monday May 26th, from 8.30 to 9.15 a.m.
Location: Four Seasons Hotel
791 West Georgia St.
Assignment Editors, reporters: Please RSVP by Friday May 23 (email firstname.lastname@example.org)
Dr. Lin’s Honorary Degree ceremony:
Monday May 26, 11am to 12.30pm:
Location The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts
6265 Crescent Rd.
For a map, click here.
Parking Media may park at the Rose Garden Parkade, located adjacent to the Chan Centre off Northwest Marine Drive.
Webcast The live webcast of the ceremony can be found at here.
Media authorization is required to cover congregation ceremonies in the Chan Centre. Please call Heather Amos at 604.822.3213 or 604.828.3867 to make arrangements. Stationary camera space is very limited. Please arrive early. Handheld cameras highly recommended. A media feed will be provided but media must provide their own wireless transmitters and adapters.
Read more about Dr. Justin Yifu Lin’s honorary degree here.