Ian Chiang was born in Brunei, a small country in southeast Asia and immigrated to Canada in 1987 with his wife and has been building a life in Calgary ever since.
He has a long history working in the energy sector and graduated from SAIT with an engineering design and drafting technology diploma. Since then, he has worked a number of jobs in the energy sector and has recently entered early retirement.
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Although Chiang lacks political experience, he is confident that he has a plan that will help Calgary thrive economically and culturally. He hopes to turn the city into a hub for medical tourism by encouraging private and public partnerships to do medical procedures. He also wants to develop the city as an “educational tourism” centre for students from Asia and Africa.
Chiang also wants to enrich and connect the different cultural groups of Calgary, saying that he hopes to “promote the links of community associations by bridging western and eastern cultures” and hopes to make Calgary a hot-spot for many types of cultural events.