Dr. Karen Chad at International Chinese Day
The Chinese language is one of the six official languages of the United Nations (UN). The International Chinese Language Day is officially announced to fall on the “Grain Rain” day of the 24 Solar Terms according to the Chinese Lunar Calendar every year in order to celebrate the birthday of Cang Jie, the creator of Chinese characters.
The 11th International Chinese Language Day falls on April 19, 2020. At a time of the COVID-19 pandemic, the 11th International Chinese Language Day this year was celebrated worldwide via the Internet. Dr. Karen Chad was invited by the Confucius Institute Headquarters and the International Chinese Language Association to make a remark about the Chinese language. In her remark, Dr. Karen Chad spoke highly of the Chinese language and the contributions by the Confucius Institute at the University of Saskatchewan.
Dr. Karen Chad is not only the VP Research of the University of Saskatchewan but also the Chairperson of the Board of the Confucius Institute at the University of Saskatchewan. In regard to her great contribution to the development of the Confucius Institute, she was awarded the “Individual Excellent Performance Award” of the Confucius Institute Headquarters in 2019.