The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) received a HK$100 million donation from Lo Kwee Seong Foundation (Foundation) in support of the construction of an extension of the Art Museum.
A cheque presentation ceremony was held recently in appreciation of the generous donation made by the Foundation – set up by the late Dr. LO Kwee-Seong in 1991. Guests officiating the ceremony included Dr. Peter LO Tak-shing, Chairman of Lo Kwee Seong Foundation, Mr. Winston LO Yau-lai, Trustee of Lo Kwee Seong Foundation, Mr. Chien LEE, son of the late Dr. J.S. LEE and Vice-Chairman of the Council of CUHK, Mr. Christopher MOK Wah-chiu, Chairman, Advisory Committee of the Art Museum, CUHK and Professor Rocky S. TUAN, Vice-Chancellor and President of CUHK. Other Trustees of the Foundation and senior management of CUHK also witnessed the ceremony.
Professor Rocky Tuan expressed his gratitude for this munificent donation, “The Lo Kwee Seong Foundation has been an ardent benefactor of CUHK for many years. The Lo Kwee Seong Foundation (the then K.S. Lo Foundation) made a magnanimous donation of HK$150 million to CUHK in 2010 to support its development, in particular its research in biomedical sciences, including research on soybean and other staple foods. This time, the donation of HK$100 million will make possible the construction of the extension of Art Museum, which will be a museum-grade construction conducive to learning about cultural artifacts, thereby allowing CUHK to augment art-related courses and programmes and to cultivate students’ appreciation of the arts.”
Dr. Peter Lo said, “The Foundation is very pleased to have established a long-term collaboration with CUHK – a leader in scientific research and humanities. The Foundation made a big donation in biomedical sciences almost a decade ago, and I have been attending the annual meeting of the Advisory Committee of the Lo Kwee Seong Biomedical Research Fund on behalf of the Foundation. I am very pleased to have witnessed many research developments on rice and soybean, bringing impact to the man-kind globally. This time, we made another donation to CUHK in support of its development in arts and humanities. I really look forward to seeing the fruition of the Art Museum of The Chinese University of Hong Kong - Lo Kwee Seong Pavilion so that the faculty members can make good use of the infrastructure by conducting more research and teaching, and fostering the promotion of arts in Hong Kong.”
Mr. Winston Lo added, “My late father, Dr. Lo Kwee Seong, was well-known for his creation of VITASOY soymilk in Hong Kong. He had a vision to enhance the well-being of the Chinese people. While running a successful business, my father made many efforts to serve the people and contribute to the society. To the art circle, he would always be remembered most for his donation of tea ware collection conducive to the establishment of the first Museum of Tea Ware in Asia. He was also among the early patrons of CUHK Art Museum because of his great friendship with Dr. J.S. Lee, the staunch supporter of Art museum of CUHK. Now with the Art Museum of The Chinese University of Hong Kong – Lo Kwee Seong Pavilion, our Foundation would like to continue the legacy of my late father to promote Chinese culture.”
Source: Communications and Public Relations Office, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) organized the Presentation Ceremony of ‘Sin Wai Kin CUHK Golden Jubilee Scholarships in Arts, History and Philosophy’ on Tuesday, 6 August 2019. The event was graced by the presence of Mr Sin Nga-yan, Benedict, Director and General Manager of Myer Jewelry Manufacturer Limited, Professor Fok Tai-fai, Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President of CUHK, Professor Wong Suk-ying, Associate Vice-President and Director of Admissions and Financial Aid of CUHK, Professor Benjamin Ng, Acting Dean, Faculty of Arts of CUHK, and Ms Janet Chow, Director of Institutional Advancement of CUHK.
In his welcoming speech, Professor Fok Tai-fai thanked Dr Sin and his family for their longstanding support rendered to CUHK, in particular towards the development of the humanities. Mr Benedict Sin also encouraged all scholarship recipients to equip themselves with minds fit for building up a better future.
Aiming to foster academic research, the ‘Sin Wai Kin CUHK Golden Jubilee Scholarships in Arts, History and Philosophy’ was established in 2013 by Dr Sin Wai-kin in the midst of the 50th anniversary of CUHK to award outstanding students majoring in Arts, History and Philosophy. Mr Tsang Lok-pan, a year three student from the Department of History represented all scholarship recipients to express their gratitude to Dr Sin for his generosity in setting up this meaningful award which relieved their financial burden and encouraged them to strive for the betterment of the society. Thank you letters written by the scholarship recipients were presented to Mr Sin at the end of the Ceremony. They also shared with the distinguished guests their university lives and future plans on the occasion.
The fourth “Presentation Ceremony of CUHK Scholarship for Children of the Disciplined Services” was successfully held on Thursday, 2 May 2019 at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). Officiated by Mr Sonny Au, Under Secretary for Security of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Dr Anita Leung, representative of Dr Philip Wong, donor of the Scholarship, Professor Fok Tai-fai, Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President of CUHK and Professor Joseph Lau, Master of Lee Woo Sing College, CUHK, the ceremony was also graced by the presence of the representatives from various disciplined services and respective staff associations and family members of the scholarship recipients.
Professor Fok Tai-fai expressed his sincere gratitude to Dr Philip Wong and Dr Anita Leung for establishing the Scholarship to support the CUHK students whose parents are current or retired members of the disciplined services. He encouraged all scholarship recipients to strive for academic excellence and to contribute to the society after graduation.
Ying Luk-hin, Michael, a Year 3 medical student from Wu Yee Sun College represented all scholarship recipients to deliver a vote of thanks at the ceremony. He thanked Dr Philip Wong and Dr Anita Leung for establishing the Scholarship which encouraged them to pursue their goals and promised to devote themselves to the community in the future.