The Open University of Hong Kong (OUHK) will award Honorary University
Fellowships to Professor Chen Zhi, Professor the Honourable Patrick Lau Sau-shing,
Dr Anthony Lee Kai-yiu, Ms Shelley Lee Lai-kuen and Mr Peter Lo Chi-lik in
recognition of their outstanding achievements in their respective fields and
exceptional contributions to the University and society on Friday, 4 November
|Professor Chen Zhi|
Professor Chen Zhi graduated from Tsinghua
University with a Bachelor's Degree in Chemical Engineering. He has
dedicated his career to teaching, scientific research and education
management. As a scientist, Professor Chen has achieved exceptional success
in his research on nuclear chemical engineering, ferrous metal technology
and the structure of coordination compounds. As an educator, Professor Chen
is especially keen to keep students motivated to learn, as he firmly
believes in the value of nurturing young people to pursue lifelong learning.
Professor Chen's teaching career focused on nuclear chemical engineering
until 1990. From 1988 to 1989, he served as a visiting scholar in the
Netherlands, where he studied the structure of the coordination compounds of
lanthanides using the Nuclear Magnetic Resonance technique. After returning
to China, he was appointed Director of the Academic Affairs Office and
Deputy Registrar of Tsinghua University.
From 2000 to 2002, he served as Vice President of the Zhongguancun
Institute for Innovation in Beijing. He also served as the first President
of Shunde Polytechnic in Guangdong from 2002 to 2009 and has been its Deputy
Party Secretary since 2002.
Under Professor Chen's leadership and in line with his longstanding
commitment to lifelong learning, Shunde Polytechnic signed a cooperation
agreement with the OUHK in 2004 to launch a Master of Business
Administration programme for senior executives in mainland China.
Professor Chen has devoted his time both to education and to scientific
research. He has published a number of academic papers and gained a
substantial amount of recognition, including winning the second prize of the
National Environmental Protection Technology Award and the Second-Class
National Teaching Excellence Award.
|Professor the Honourable Patrick Lau Sau-shing, SBS, JP
Professor Patrick Lau Sau-shing is renowned both for his success as an
architect and for his public service to Hong Kong. Born in Macau, he
received his primary and secondary education in Hong Kong before studying
architecture in Canada and France. He taught architecture at the University
of Hong Kong (HKU) from 1973 to 2004, and was Head of the Department of
Architecture from 1996 to 2000. Currently, he is Honorary Professor of the
Professor Lau is a Fellow Member and past President of the Hong Kong
Institute of Architects (HKIA). He has won numerous awards, including the
Ten Outstanding Young Persons Award in 1984, the HKIA Outstanding Architect
Award in 1991 and the Artist of the Year Award in 1999. He has designed many
award-winning projects for education, including the University of East Asia
in Macau, French International School, Australian International School Hong
Kong, and the HKIVE Learning Resources Centre in Sha Tin. Professor Lau has
also designed many public projects, such as the Hong Kong Jockey Club Centre
for the Blind, which won him the Design Award for the Most Accessible
Building in Hong Kong in 1989, and the Sam Tung Uk Museum, which won him the
Pacific Area Tourist Association Heritage and Cultural Award in 1990.
Professor Lau is a Member of the Legislative Council, representing the
Architectural, Surveying and Planning Functional Constituency. He is
President of the UNESCO Hong Kong Association and former Chairman of the
Hong Kong Trade Development Council Infrastructure Development Advisory
Committee. He also served as Vice Chairman of the Town Planning Board and as
a Member of the Housing Authority and Antiquities Advisory Board.
Professor Lau also served as a Council Member of the OUHK between 2005
and June 2011 and was named an Honorary Fellow of the HKU in 2006. He has
been honoured with a Silver Bauhinia Star and appointed Justice of the
|Dr Anthony Lee Kai-yiu
Dr Anthony Lee Kai-yiu, a prominent hospital administrator, is a pioneer
in clinical immunology and rheumatology and a leading exponent of hospital
accreditation in Hong Kong. A graduate of the University of Hong Kong (HKU)
with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degree, Dr Lee has made
landmark contributions to Hong Kong's medical development.
While teaching at the HKU’s Faculty of Medicine, between 1966 and 1986,
Dr Lee pioneered the study of cell-mediated immunity and the application of
immuno-fluorescence techniques in detecting auto-antibodies. He was
instrumental in establishing clinical immunology and rheumatology as a
research discipline in Hong Kong and is the founder of the territory's first
rheumatology clinic, which is located at the Queen Mary Hospital.
Dr Lee practised as a consultant and specialist in rheumatology in Hong
Kong and Melbourne, Australia before the Union Hospital appointed him as
Chief Hospital Manager and Medical Director in 1996, a position he still
holds today. Under his leadership, the Union Hospital became Hong Kong's
first private hospital to obtain ISO accreditation in 1999. Dr Lee also
introduced the UK-originated Trent Accreditation Scheme to Hong Kong as a
means of upgrading private hospital services, and continues to serve on the
scheme's local board.
Since 2007, Dr Lee has been Vice President of the Hong Kong Private
Hospitals Association, which he helped found. In the same year, the Union
Hospital collaborated with the OUHK to launch a full-time Bachelor of
Nursing with Honours in General Health Care programme to help ease the
shortage of registered nurses and improve nursing training in Hong Kong.
|Ms Shelley Lee Lai-kuen, GBS, OBE, JP|
Ms Shelley Lee Lai-kuen
received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Hong Kong (HKU)
and furthered her education at Harvard University and Tsinghua University.
She joined the Hong Kong Government in 1971 and served with distinction in
various roles for more than 30 years until she retired in 2005. Her last
appointment in the civil service was as Permanent Secretary for Home
Ms Lee has long been a keen advocate of women’s and children's rights and
welfare. She was instrumental in the founding of the Association of Female
Senior Government Officers in 1979 to lobby for equal remuneration terms for
married women in the civil service. In 1980, she established the first three
Yin Ngai Societies in Hong Kong, with the aim of maximizing the potential of
women from grassroots families. Today, there are more than 30 Yin Ngai
Societies across the territory, with a membership of over 6,000.
Ms Lee took on a number of voluntary commitments in promoting young
people's healthcare, welfare and educational needs, both in Hong Kong and in
the mainland. She has helped to co-found and raised funds for many charities
over the last two decades, including the Friends of the Lifeline Express,
the Golden Jubilee Charity Foundation, the Dragon Foundation, the We Care
Education Fund for SARS orphans, and the Hong Kong Committee for the China
AIDS Initiative. She has also promoted a number of innovative
healthcare-related initiatives in the US and Canada.
Ms Lee has served as a Member of the OUHK's Sponsorship and Development
Fund Committee since April 2011. She was made a Littauer Fellow of Harvard
Kennedy School in 1985, an Honorary Fellow of the HKU in 2004 and the
Academy of Performing Arts in 2006. Ms Lee has been awarded an OBE and a
Gold Bauhinia Star, and appointed Justice of the Peace.
|Mr Peter Lo Chi-lik|
Mr Peter Lo Chi-lik is a practising
solicitor and a partner of Woo Kwan Lee & Lo. After graduating from the
University of Hong Kong, Mr Lo obtained his qualification as a solicitor in
1976 and has been in continuous practice in Hong Kong since then.
Mr Lo's principal areas of practice are conveyancing and commercial
transactions. He has written on a number of legal topics including
conveyancing, law reporting, and constitutional development, and is the
author of the chapter 'Sale of Land' in Chitty on Contracts – Hong Kong
Mr Lo has held a number of public appointments in various sectors. He has
been a Council Member of the Law Society of Hong Kong since 1999 and served
as the society’s President from 2005 to 2007. He was a Member of the
Hospital Authority from 2005 to March 2011.
An ardent supporter of Hong Kong's cultural development, Mr Lo played
cello in the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra in his student days and became
a Member of its Board of Governors in 2010. He has also served on the
Programme Committee of the Hong Kong Arts Festival Society since 2006.
Mr Lo served as a Council Member of the OUHK between 2005 and June 2011.
During his tenure, he served as Chairman of the Main Tender Board and the
Audit Committee. He also helped set up the Students’ Union and taught a
course on the English novel Pride and Prejudice written by Jane Austen.