Professor Emeritus in History
Encaenia Ceremony B: May 18, 2000
Lawrence Shyu has achieved international recognition as a scholar in 20th-century Chinese history.
A prolific author and well-liked professor, he presented papers at major international conferences around the world. During his 30-year career in the history department, Dr. Shyu enhanced the image of the University of New Brunswick as a world-university and forged lasting links with educational institutions in China.
As director of graduate studies in history, he recruited and supervised numerous students from the People's Republic of China. Dr. Shyu has held professional appointments as president of The Historical Society of 20th-Century China in North America and as vice-president of the Canadian Asian Studies Association.
His extensive community service has benefited, among others, the Chinese Cultural Association of New Brunswick and the Fredericton Multicultural Association.