Lawrence Chia-Huang Wang, Honorary Doctor of Science
Professor Lawrence Chia-Huang Wang of University of Alberta, who is the fellow of The Academy of Science of the Royal Society of Canada and the Chairman of ECO (Ecological Conservancy Outreach) Fund, visited CAF on June 24th, 2013 together with his colleague Professor Johnson Yeung.
The visiting team and the specialists from CAF discussed the conditions of using Betonite to improve the degraded land and ameliorate the soil fertility of the forestland as well as the feasibility of transforming the forestry technical research results.
Professor Wang, who is also the scientific development consultant of CAF, paid a visit to CAF’s Institute of Desertification Studies and demonstrated substantial interest in IDS’s research activities and spoke highly of the obtained achievements.
An outstanding educator, innovator and global citizen, Lawrence Chia-Huang Wang has led the creation of international partnerships, sustainable development practices and economically vibrant rural communities. Following his research on metabolism and cold tolerance in humans, he invented the Canadian Cold Buster bar and the Access bar, a patented “functional food” currently marketed in 12 countries. In 2000, he co-founded the University of Alberta’s ECO (Ecological Conservancy Outreach) Fund to help with rehabilitation and eco-management of the Upper Yangtze River in China. An elected fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and a recipient of the Friendship Award, the highest honour the government of China bestows upon foreign experts, Wang has made lasting contributions to the pursuit of knowledge and the alleviation of poverty.
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