China’s Macao SAR: 12 Years of Breakthrough & Transformation, a one-day international academic symposium co-organized by the University of Macau (UM) and the University of Toronto, was held on Monday, March 19, 2012. The symposium promoted the achievements of Macao SAR following its return to China in 1999. It covered a wide range of topics, including overviews of the Macao Special Administrative Region (MSAR)’s first 12 years, the University of Macau’s new cross-border campus, the Pearl River Delta integration breakthrough, MSAR’s governance, economy, identity, culture and heritage, as well as its external links and relationships.The symposium was attended by Vice-President and Provost Cheryl Misak, Chief Librarian Larry Alford, UM Vice Rector Simon Ho, Deputy Consul General of the People’s Republic of China in Toronto Zhang Meifang and the Consul General of Portugal in Toronto Júlio Vilela. Over 20 scholars from around the world with Macao-related research expertise presented their reports and findings.