As part of the Government of British Columbia’s “Jobs and Trade Mission” to China, Japan, and Korea, the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) has signed two key Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) with two prominent educational and training organizations in Chongqing, a large centre of commerce in southwest China.
Agreements have been signed with Southwest University (SWU) and Zongshen Industry Group (ZIG) to develop partnerships and training opportunities relating to the Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) industry and alternative energy research sector in China and British Columbia.
Taj Mitha is a Barrister-at-Law who received his training in London, United Kingdom and London, Ontario. He has completed an Executive Development Program sponsored by The World Bank Group at the Harvard Business School. He has also completed a Diplomatic Training Programme of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office of Her Majesty\’s Government of the United Kingdom. He practiced law in Kampala (Uganda), London (United Kingdom) and Vancouver (Canada), and then worked in international development with the Secretariat of His Highness the Aga Khan and the Aga Khan Development Network in Canada, USA and France. Mr. Mitha was responsible for leading a variety of legal and diplomatic initiatives including negotiations of accords, protocols, co-operation and investment agreements and multilateral treaties relating to economic, social and cultural development projects in Europe, Africa, Asia and the Middle East. Mr. Mitha has served as a Director on several Boards throughout his career, including the Boards of Aga Khan Foundation Canada, FOCUS Humanitarian Assistance units in Canada, Europe, and USA, Tourism Promotion Services (Tanzania) Limited and Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto. At the Sunnybrook in Toronto, he was a member on the Academic, Research and Education Committee. Mr. Mitha is a legal consultant for the Aga Khan University, the University of Central Asia, and the proposed Aga Khan Museum in Toronto.