Elaine Chan, BSc., M.A. (Ed. Admin.)


  • Founding Principal of The Chinese Academy
  • Master of Arts in Education Administration
  • The first certified teacher to teach Chinese language for the Calgary Board of Education (CBE)
  • Started the first Chinese International Baccalaureate (I.B.) program for the CBE at Sir Winston Churchill High School
  • Over 20 years of teaching experience in Hong Kong and Canada
  • Recipient of the following awards:
      • Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal and Certificate 2012
      • The People’s Choice Top 25 Canadian Immigrants Award in 2009
      • The People’s Republic of China Overseas Outstanding Educator Award in 2007
      • Alberta Centennial Medal and Certificate 2005
      • Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal and Certificate 2002
      • Role Model Award, Asian Heritage Month 2002
      • Immigrant of Distinction Award 2000
      • The 50th anniversary of the national flag of Canada 2015
      • The People’s Republic of China’s Overseas Lifetime Achievement Award 2017
  • Presently: Alberta Education High School Diploma Examinations Supervisor