The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) is honoured to receive two generous donations from the Shanghai Fraternity Association Hong Kong Limited (SFA) to establish the ‘The Chinese University of Hong Kong - Shanghai Fraternity Association Integrative Medical Centre’ (the Centre) in Wan Chai, being the third satellite integrative medicine centre operated by Hong Kong Institute of Integrative Medicine (HKIIM) of Faculty of Medicine, and to sponsor HK$1.155 million in support of the ‘Science Academy for Young Talent of The Chinese University of Hong Kong STEM Programme’ to nurture young scientists in Hong Kong.
Officiated at by Mr William Lee Tak-Lun, President of SFA and ProfessorRocky S. Tuan, Vice-Chancellor and President of CUHK, a memoranda of understanding signing ceremony was held on Monday, 11 June 2018. The ceremony was also graced by the presence of Dr Lee Woo-Sing, Honorary Life President of SFA, Dr Norman N. P. Leung, Chairman of the Council of CUHK, as well as Council Members of SFA and CUHK representatives. Professor Leung Ting-hung, Medical Director, Integrative Medical Centre of Faculty of Medicine, CUHK and Professor Wong Suk-ying, Associate Pro-Vice-Chancellor of CUHK introduced the Centre and the STEM Programme respectively at the ceremony.
On behalf of CUHK, Professor Rocky Tuan expressed his sincere gratitude to SFA for its unfailing support towards CUHK over the years. ‘SFA has made remarkable contributions towards public welfare and the advancement of local education. I hope the partnership with SFA will continue in enhancing the development of integrative medicine and cultivating potential young leaders for future,’ said Professor Tuan. Mr William Lee was happy to work closely with CUHK for the betterment of the community. He remarked, ‘We believe the development of integrated medicine and innovation and technology can benefit all mankind. SFA is pleased to share the same mission with CUHK in striving for the long-term sustainable development of Hong Kong.’
The Chinese University of Hong Kong - Shanghai Fraternity Association Integrative Medical Centre
SFA will offer part of its premises on the first floor of the Southorn Mansion in Wan Chai, for HKIIM to establish The Chinese University of Hong Kong - Shanghai Fraternity Association Integrative Medical Centre, with a nominal fee of HK$1 per month. SFA also agreed a donation-in-kind to HKIIM for the renovation of the premises to meet the Centre’s operational needs. HKIIM aims to become a major integrative medical collaborative platform in the heart of Hong Kong Island. The Centre is not only committed to providing innovative specialised outpatient services in an integrated medicine approach, but is also devoted to create synergy and foster the development of integrative medicine in the areas of service, research and education, thereby benefitting the well-being of the society.
Science Academy for Young Talent of The Chinese University of Hong Kong STEM Programme
STEM education refers to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. The STEM Programme will be launched during summer vacation for three years targeting secondary school students. The programme aims to enhance participants' interest in STEM-related disciplines through various lectures, tutorial classes, group discussions, experiments hosted by CUHK lecturers. A maximum of one hundred participants with excellent academic results in Mathematics and Science will be selected. The 10-day programme will last for a minimum of sixty hours in total.
The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) organized the ‘Tea Gathering with Recipients of Shanghai Fraternity Association Diligence Bursaries’ on Saturday, 9 June 2018. Mr William Lee Tak-lun, President of Shanghai Fraternity Association Hong Kong Limited (SFA), Professor Fok Tai-Fai, Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President of CUHK, Professor Wong Suk-ying, Associate Vice-President of CUHK, Professor Joseph Lau, Master of Lee Woo Sing College of CUHK, members of SFA and over forty recipients of Shanghai Fraternity Association Diligence Bursaries attended this joyful event.
In his welcoming address, Professor Fok Tai-fai expressed his deepest gratitude to SFA for their staunch support towards CUHK over the years. He also encouraged all recipients to strive for their academic excellence. ‘I am pleased to announce SFA will continue supporting the diligence bursaries in the coming academic year. I hope all of the recipients will pursue your goals with diligence and faith, and give back to your alma mater and the society in the future,’ said Professor Fok. Mr William Lee Tak-lun pledged to continue partnering with CUHK to support students with financial difficulties. ‘This is always our responsibilities to nurture future young leaders for the betterment of our society. With the diligence bursaries, I hope those students in need can improve their financial condition so that they can concentrate more on their studies,’ said Mr Lee.
With the generous donation of HK$1.3 million from SFA, the Shanghai Fraternity Association Diligence Bursaries was established last year for current full-time undergraduate local students in CUHKto award sixty-five students, with a quota of fifteen given to Lee Woo Sing College students. On behalf of all recipients, Tsang Heung-kam gave a vote of thanks at the tea gathering.He thanked SFA for establishing the bursaries which encouraged them to pursue their dreams and promised to commit themselves in serving the community in the future.
The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) is honoured to receive twelve pieces of oracle bone calligraphies from Dr Xie Chunling, an acclaimed expert in oracle bone inscriptions. In appreciation of her generosity, a donation ceremony was held at the Sir Run Run Shaw Hall of CUHK on Thursday, 24 May 2018. Officiated at the ceremony were Dr Xie Chunling, Mr Chen Keng, Professor Fok Tai-fai, Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President of CUHK, and Dr Scotty Luk, Director of University Health Service of CUHK.
In his welcoming address, Professor Fok Tai-fai expressed his heartfelt gratitude to Dr Xie Chunling for her generosity in donating her calligraphies to CUHK. ‘Dr Xie is a renowned expert in oracle bone inscriptions. These oracle bone calligraphies featuring Chinese characters in education, health and medical treatment will be permanently displayed at the University Health Centre of CUHK. The display of Dr Xie’s oracle bone calligraphies with Mr Chen Keng’s oil paintings at the Centre embodies our mission “to combine tradition with modernity, and to bring together China and the West”,’ he said.
In his speech, Dr Scotty Luk said that time has changed and now the society emphasized the importance of therapeutic environment. He believed that with the display of the oracle bone calligraphies, the environment of the University Health Centre could be improved as well as the wellness of all patients and even staff members.
Dr Xie Chunling also wished all visitors good health and eventually find their inner peace and happiness at the ceremony. As a Senior Lecturer at the Yale-China Chinese Language Centre, Dr Xie has taught in CUHK for more than ten years. Her research interests include the syntax of oracle bone inscriptions, development and evolution of Chinese scripts, etc. She has published many academic articles and two monographs. Dr Xie is also an expert in calligraphy of Chinese ancient writings. Her calligraphies have been exhibited in Hong Kong, United States of America, Japan, etc.