Taj Mitha: BCIT signs training agreements in China

Chair of the BCIT Board of Governors, Taj Mitha (seated, right), signs a MOU as Dean of BCIT International Lawrence Gu (standing, right) and members of the Chinese delegation look on.
Chair of the BCIT Board of Governors, Taj Mitha (seated, right), signs a MOU as Dean of BCIT International Lawrence Gu (standing, right) and members of the Chinese delegation look on.

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.

via BCIT signs training agreements in China | Update.

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.

via Board Resourcing and Development Office.


Author: ismailimail

Independent, civil society media featuring Ismaili Muslim community, its achievements and humanitarian works.

2 thoughts

  1. Interesting article. I was so happy to learn that the brilliant Taj Mitha is still around as he has not been heard or seen for some time. It is good to know that the BCIT is an active institution and plays an important part in furthering the development of education in the developing countries.


  2. congratulations this is really a proud moment for the ismaili community in general and for mr.jetha as well i have also taught the AMP of harvard university at PIM in karachi palistan about 40 years ago


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