Catherine Laquerre

St. Lawrence college & Cégep Limoilou
Québec, QC

Catherine is studies international tourism at the St.Lawrence college and the Cégep Limoilou in Québec City. Originally from Alberta, Catherine was raised by a bilingual family and has traveled abroad extensively, including Canada, from coast to coast.

Catherine has held positions in student councils from primary school to college, and is an active volunteer in her community. Being selected for the JTC 2015 trade mission to China is one of her proudest accomplishments, and she looks forward to enriching the Canada-China trade relationship with great enthusiasm.

Wendy Wei

Centennial CVI
Guelph, Ontario

Wendy is a grade 11 student at Centennial CVI High School in Guelph, Ontario. She is an active member of her school badminton and tennis teams, and has founded two businesses in her community.

Wendy's leadership roles include serving as a provincial officer for DECA Ontario, Canada's largest youth business organization, and a Student Advisor for the Ontario Ministry of Education. She is looking forward to applying her business and leadership skills for the trade mission, while exploring new opportunities for her community.

Fred Ninh

Canadian Council of Chief Executives- Associate                                                                          Ottawa, Ontario

Fred Ninh is an Associate with the Canadian Council of Chief Executives, where he is responsible for providing advice and analysis on a wide range of domestic and international economic policy issues. Fred holds a Master’s degree from the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs at Carleton University, where he was Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Paterson Review of International Affairs, Contributing Editor of the Journal of Public and International Affairs (Princeton University), and Co-President of the NPSIA Students’ Association.

Fred received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Wilfrid Laurier University, and also spent time overseas studying at Sciences Po’s Paris School of International Affairs and the University of Amsterdam.

Max Bai

University of Toronto Schools
North York, Ontario

Max is a Grade 11 student at the University of Toronto Schools (UTS) in Toronto, Ontario. He has a keen interest in business, which he channeled into a second place finish at the DECA International Competition, and two championship medals at the DECA Ontario Provincial Competition. In-school, Max holds many leadership positions, such as Editor-in-Chief of the UTS Journal of Mathematics, and was part of a team that fundraised $27000 to send a school experiment to the International Space Station.

Outside of school, Max teaches as a black-belt student volunteer at an internationally-affiliated Karate club. Max is fluent in Mandarin, and is excited to further promote Canada’s Chinese trade relationships.

Martin Nickel

University of Guelph
Headingly, Manitoba

Martin will be completing his final semester of a Mechanical Engineering degree at the University of Guelph this fall. Martin was a competitive figure skater on the national and international stage, and continues to coach and volunteer at various events to give back to the sport.

Growing up, Martin was a passionate advocate for his community. As an ambassador for the JTC 2015 trade mission to China, he is looking forward to exploring how economic and cultural relationships with China could bring value to his origins in Thompson, Manitoba.

Shivam Dubey

St. Joseph Secondary School
Mississauga, Ontario

Shivam Dubey is currently a grade 11 student at St. Joseph Secondary School, Mississauga, Ontario. Shivam has a passion for student voice and leadership, business, and international affairs. Shivam’s many involvements in the community include positions as the Grade 11 Senator for his school’s student council, the Director of Government Relations for Mississauga’s Youth Advisory Committee, and his school’s DECA Chapter Founder and President.

Shivam is a diehard Toronto Maple Leafs fan, with a ardent love for sports, Community, and Breaking Bad. Shivam is excited to be a part of Junior Team Canada, and hopes to catalyze positive relationships for Canadian businesses in China. 


Moustafa Ezz

Huron University College at Western University
London, Ontario

Moustafa will be entering his fourth year of the Honors Specialization in Political Science program at Huron college at Western University this fall.

Passionate about international relations, public policy, and student leadership, Moustafa’s many involvements include Western University’s Model United Nations and Model NATO conferences, Presidency of the Students' Council, the London Institute for Public Policy.

Moustafa is particularly excited to promote the many competitive advantages London brings to the Chinese Canadian trade relationship.

Tony Ma

University of Western Ontario
Richmond Hill, Ontario

Tony is entering his second year at Western University, where he is pursuing a double degree in computer science and business administration. Tony has previous held leadership positions in his Junior Achievement Company as well as Student Government, and he looks forward to serving on the University Student Council at Western this September.

He is excited to create meaningful partnership opportunities in China and attract foreign investment to his region.

Monica Xu

Bayview Secondary School
Markham, Ontario

Monica is an International Baccalaureate student at Bayview Secondary School in Richmond Hill, Ontario. Be it debating, organizing community events, or participating in business case competitions, she loves seeking new experiences and getting involved.

Monica is a passionate advocate for youth leadership and volunteerism, and is excited to be representing Canada in China this summer.

Kevin Cheng

Northern Secondary School
Toronto, Ontario

Kevin will be commencing his undergraduate studies at the University of Waterloo in September this year. Kevin previously participated in the JTC 2014 Trade Mission to Peru through which he successfully established an exchange program at his school.

Passionate about technology advancements with a strong interest in finance, Kevin holds leadership positions in many clubs as well as Junior Achievement, a youth-focused business organization. He is particularly excited about further developing trade relationships between Canadian and Chinese firms focused on entrepreneurship.

Nicole Zhao

Earl Haig Secondary School
Toronto, Ontario

Nicole is entering her final year of high school at Earl Haig Secondary School. She is a senior executive on the student council, a track and field and volleyball athlete, and a passionate advocate for student voices.

Nicole holds many leadership positions outside of school including with the Organization of Ontario Secondary Schools, and has organized several conferences for youth in her community. She loves meeting new people and is excited to venture into the culture and business atmosphere of China on her upcoming Junior Team Canada Trade Mission.

Samuel Dubuc

Champlain College St-Lambert
Nicolet, Québec

Samuel is currently completing his IB diploma and health science at Champlain College in Saint-Lambert, Quebec, and plans to pursue a degree in economics and finance in United States. He is the founder of the non-profit organization Export Support, which promotes education around the world by sending essential materials in countries in need.

He is also involved with the Nicolet soccer association, both as a player and a referee. Samuel excited to represent his community in the JTC 2015 trade mission to China.


Melody Huang

Glenforest Secondary School
Mississauga, Ontario

Melody is completing her grade 11 year at Glenforest Secondary School in Mississauga, Ontario. Her leadership positions in several student-run organizations such as Volunteering Peel, Model United Nations, and DECA, have inspired her to pursue a career in global entrepreneurship.

Melody is excited to be representing the Canadian education sector, as well as forging partnerships in China on her first Junior Team Canada Mission.


Corinna Ha

University of Toronto Schools
Richmond Hill, Ontario

Corinna recently completed her senior year at the University of Toronto Schools and plans to pursue an undergraduate degree in commerce at McGill University this Fall. Through various initiatives including starting her own entrepreneurial ventures, writing a white paper on global citizenship education, and managing her school's multilingual literary journal, she has firmly demonstrated her belief in youth positively impacting the world.

Corinna looks forward to creating valuable bilateral partnerships between Canadian and Chinese leaders. 

Nitish Dang

Turner Fenton Secondary School
Brampton, Ontario

Nitish is a grade 11 International Baccalauriate student at Turner Fenton Secondary School in Brampton, Ontario. His community and academic involvements include DECA Ontario, which promotes youth leadership, entrepreneurship and financial literacy.

Nitish attended the 2014 National Youth Ambassador Caucus, and is excited to further represent his community on a trade mission to China.


Howard Wu

NYU Stern School of Business
Vaughan, Ontario

Howard is a rising freshman at New York University's Stern School of Business pursuing a major in finance. He is the founder and current president of FBLA Ontario, the Canadian branch of the largest student-run business organization in the world. Outside of vocational focused activities, he also enjoys debating and playing basketball. Howard believes this Trade Mission to China is a great opportunity to showcase the many different products and services that Canada has to offer and hopes to strengthen bilateral trade between these two great countries. He is excited and prepared to represent Canada and his sponsors on this upcoming Trade Mission.

Amy Wang

York Mills Collegiate Institute
Toronto, Ontario

Amy is currently a grade 12 student at York Mills Collegiate Institute in Toronto. She is passionate about student advocacy and environment sustainability so she is became involved in student council and currently serves as the president of the Toronto Youth Environmental Council. Her involvement in several business activities including DECA has also sparked her interest in foreign affairs and social entrepreneurship.

Amy is excited to make a tangible impact in Chinese and Canadian communities by creating meaningful partnerships between the two countries.