Christina, Tung-Shuen Yu

Biography

Christina is a graduate of the Fashion and Clothing Manufacture Program at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University.  After gaining experience in the fashion industry, she also earned Diplomas in both Fashion Design and Clothing Management from the London College of Fashion in the UK.  At the same time, she was elected a Diploma member of the Society of Industrial Artists and Designer and an Associate of the Clothing and Footwear Institute.

Christina has over 30 years of industry and teaching experience in both Canada and Hong Kong.  Her industrial experience includes working as a Technical Coordinator; Pattern Maker; Garment Designer, Fashion Merchandiser for garment manufacturers and international garment trading companies.

Before she came to Canada in 1997, she was the Head of the Department of Clothing Technology at the Kwun Tong Technical Institute under the Hong Kong Vocational Training Council.

Currently, as a professor at George Brown, she teaches in the Fashion Techniques and Design Program.
Besides teaching, Christina has also been involved in volunteer and community work.  For five years, she had been invited to sit on the judging panel for the Chinese Canadian Fashion Designer Awards organized by the Chinese Family Life Services of Metro Toronto.  She also volunteers to help, design and make costumes for a Government sponsored Chinese Dance Group in her community.

Academic Credentials

Diploma in Fashion Design, London College of Fashion, UK. 1980.Associate membership granted by the Clothing and Footwear Institute, UK, 1979.Diploma in Clothing Production Management, London College of Fashion, UK, 1979.Diploma in Clothing Manufacture, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, 1976.

Areas Of Specialization

Garment Construction, Pattern Drafting ,Fashion Illustration.

Career Highlights

1997-Present: Professor, Centre for Arts, Design and Information Technology, School of Fashion Studies - Fashion Techniques and Design.1993-1997: Principle Lecturer/ Head of Department of Clothing, Kwun Tong. Technical Institute, Vocational Training Council, Hong Kong.1987-1993: Senior Lecturer, Kwun Tong Technical Institute, Vocational Training. Council, Hong Kong.1984-1987: Lecturer, Kwun Tong Technical Institute, Vocational Training. Council, Hong Kong.1983-1984: Technical Co-ordinator, Federated, US Company based in Hong Kong.1981-1983: Fashion Designer , Golden Century Garment Manufacturer, Hong Kong.1980-1981: Garment Merchandiser, Eurotex Trading Co. Hong Kong.1976-1978: Assistant Fashion Designer, Guidance Trading Co. Hong Kong.