On February 19, 2015, the Ko Family attended a private dinner hosted by Dr. Arvind Gupta, UBC’s President and Vice Chancellor. The dinner took place at the Norman Mackenzie House and guests included Professor Gupta and his wife, Dr. Michelle Pereira, Sarah Roth (Assistant Dean, Faculty of Medicine, DAE), Drs. Larry Goldenberg (Professor, Dpt. of Urologic Sciences) and Paula Gordon (Clinical Professor, Dpt. of Radiology). The dinner asserts the Ko Family’s dedication and bond to both the medicinal and educational community in Vancouver.
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On February 8, 2015, Mr. Shang-Ping Han, President of World Journal in Vancouver, and manager James Yang visited Viva Pharmaceuticals Inc. The World Journal is one of the largest Chinese language daily newspapers printing in North America.
Viva Pharmaceutical Inc attended the 20th Anniversary For Children We Care gala, hosted for the BC Children’s Hospital by the Chinese-Canadian community at the Vancouver Convention Centre. This year’s gala was aimed to raise funds for the hospital’s Radiology Department for new ultrasound machines, and as a platinum sponsor, Viva Pharmaceutical Inc donated additional $10,000 leading to a total of $1,000,000 to the cause.
On Nov. 11, 2014, the Ko family attended the Night of a Thousand Stars, held by the Vancouver General Hospital & UBC Hospital Foundation, at the Fairmont Vancouver Hotel. At the Gala, Mr. Ko and family graciously pledged to donate $50, 000 to provide the Foundation with a new state-of-the-art CT scanner.
The Starlight Gala was held by Richmond Hospital Foundation on October 18, 2014. Viva Pharmaceutical Inc. graciously donated $50,000 during the event.
Viva held its Family Day event on the 9th of August, 2014 at the Continental Seafood Restaurant, a hidden gem within Richmond’s thriving community. This event demonstrated the company’s dedication to its core policy: philanthropy and tracing back one’s roots to its community. Viva acted out its dedication to its staff and members in every sense of the word.
Walking through the tables of content staff members, one could hopefully sense the meaning behind the day’s events: the concept of family and being-of-one. This event had a key function: to welcome new individuals to the Viva Family, and to enforce the existing interpersonal bonds formed by the veterans of the company.
On September 30, The Ko family and Viva Pharmaceutical Inc generously donated $200,000 leading to a total commitment of $2,500,000 to the University of British Columbia’s Department of Urologic Science Research and Education Program.
The Ko family and Viva Pharmaceutical Inc. provided a generous donation of $160, 000 to the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation.
Taipei Economic & Cultural Office in Vancouver Director-General, Mr. & Mrs. Heng-Sheng Chuang, Director, Ms. Sylvia Yang, Director, Mr. Abraham Lin and Taiwan Trade Center Director, Mr. Scott Yang, visited Viva on March 17, 2014.