He is a 2005 graduate of our MIA. He is currently a professor and project director at the Schulich School of Business at York University. He enrolled in Canada’s McDonald International Academy Preparatory Course in April 2004, graduated in June 2005, and entered the Rhodes University of Toronto in September of the same year – Mann School of Business. In the highly competitive Rotman, he stood out and completed the four-year college course in only three years, graduating with the highest honors in 2018 (with High Distinction). The following year, he was admitted to UBC’s Sanders School of Business. In the next five years, he studied for master’s and doctoral degrees consecutively, and finally received a doctorate in business management.
Dr. Zhu Lei’s outstanding achievements are not only reflected in his studies, but also in his career. After graduating with a doctorate, he served as an assistant professor and then associate professor at the Asper School of Business at the University of Manitoba. In July 2019, he was hired as an associate professor by the Schulich School of Business at York University, Canada’s top-ranked business school. In July 2022, he was promoted to concurrently serve as the director of the management program of the business school, and began to be involved in York University’s overseas expansion and other undertakings. His academic works over the years have been mainly published in Harvard Business Review, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, and Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Sciences of the United States of America), Wall Street Journal, etc.
In the summer of 2023, I was fortunate enough to meet Zhu Lei, his wife, and their two smart and lovely daughters. When teachers and students gathered together 18 years later, even though he was already 30 years old, he was still courteous and courteous. He enthusiastically recalled the interesting things in the class at MIA. He was grateful to the teachers at MIA for helping him memorize words and improve his English skills. One year after coming to Canada, he was able to successfully complete the pre-university course, pass the IELTS exam, and enter the Rodman School of Business at the University of Toronto with excellent results and pure and fluent spoken English. This has since started his brilliant academic and career journey. Seeing that his career is flourishing and his family is harmonious and happy, we feel happy and proud.