Dr. Thomas Cheuk earned his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Manitoba in 1989. He was formerly an Assistant Professor of Health Economics in the Department of Community Health Science, School of Medicine, at the University of Manitoba. He was appointed as the Medical Economic Consultant for the Provincial Task Force in the planning of the HIV response.
Dr. Thomas Cheuk has been a dedicated and active member of the Chinese community in Calgary. He has been a long-serving Board Member in several Chinese Schools; currently as President of the Calgary Chinese Language School, Vice-President of the Calgary Chinese Public School Society, and Vice-President of the Alberta Chung Wah School Society. Dr. Cheuk’s passion for collaboration and strategic visioning has made him an exceptional advocate of change and catalyst for action. He is a champion and an advocate for efficient resources allocation as demonstrated through his various leadership roles. Dr. Cheuk was instrumental to successfully merging the Cultural Centre Chinese School with the Calgary Chinese Private School in 2019.
The merger resulted in freeing up the Chinese Cultural Centre facility making it available for other community programs while the previously idle classrooms at the Calgary Chinese Private School were fully utilized by students because of his vision for efficient resource allocation.
Dr. Cheuk is the founding President of both the Calgary Chinese Community Service Society (CCCSS) and the Alliance of Calgary Community Ethnic Support Society (ACCESS). He is also the Zone Chair for the Lions Club International District C2 Zone 7A, and is the President of the Calgary Chinatown Lions Club - a local Chapter of the Lions Club International. Since 1992, Dr. Cheuk has served as a Director of the Calgary Chao Chow Community Benevolent Society and has been the Vice-President since 2010. He is also the Vice-President of the Chinese Canadians for China’s Reunification (Calgary).