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  OUHK to confer Honorary University Fellowships 30/08/2007
   
 

The Open University of Hong Kong (OUHK) will award Honorary University Fellowships to Mr. Thomas Chan Kui-yuen, Miss Leonie Ki Man-fung, Mr. Dick Lee Ming-kwai, Prof. John Anthony Spinks and Dr. Dickson Wong Kai-Tat in recognition of their outstanding achievements in their respective fields and exceptional contributions to the University and society on Saturday, 10 November 2007.
 

Mr. Thomas ChanMr. Thomas Chan


Mr. Thomas Chan Kui-yuen joined the Sun Hung Kai Group in 1973, and is currently an Executive Director of Sun Hung Kai Properties Ltd, overseeing the company's land acquisitions, project planning and mainland development. He serves on the China Sub-committee of the Real Estate Developers Association of Hong Kong, and is an Executive Director of SUNeVision Holdings Ltd. Mr. Chan contributes his extensive commercial experience to the community by taking up a number of public service appointments. He is currently a member of the Land and Building Advisory Committee's Land Sub-committee, and the Hong Kong Trade Development Council's China Trade Advisory Committee. Between 2004 and 2006, the Government appointed him to the Estate Agents Authority. He also holds membership of the Hong Kong Institute of Directors and the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Chan dedicates his service to the medical and educational sectors too. He is a member of the Bauhinia Foundation Research Centre's Health Care Study Group, and a member of the University of Hong Kong's MBA Advisory Board. Mr. Chan has served on the OUHK Council since 2002, providing invaluable advice to the University's development over the years.

   
Miss Leonie Ki
Miss Leonie Ki


Miss Leonie Ki Man-fung, a University of Hong Kong (HKU) graduate and a veteran advertising professional, is Managing Director of New World China Enterprises Projects Ltd. She is also a columnist and author of several best-sellers. Miss Ki has been actively involved in community welfare. Prior to Hong Kong's handover to the Mainland, she demonstrated her commitment to society by assuming a key role in the Better Hong Kong Foundation. She is currently a member of UNICEF, the Children's Cancer Foundation, Projects Vision, and the Bridge to China Charitable Foundation. She is also a Court and Council Member of Lingnan University, as well as a member of the Asian Advisory Board of the Cheng Yu Tung Management Institute, Richard Ivey School of Business (The University of Western Ontario, Canada), the Advisory Board of the Chinese University of Hong Kong's EMBA programme, and HKU's Careers Advisory Board. She is also a member of Hong Kong's Sports Commission, the Ocean Park Conservation Foundation, and the Hong Kong Housing Society. Miss Ki, a member of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference of Yunnan province, was appointed a Justice of the Peace by the HKSAR Government in 2005, and awarded the Silver Bauhinia Star in 2007. Miss Ki was a member of the OUHK Council from 2000 to 2006, and continues to be a staunch supporter of the University's development.

   
Mr. Dick Lee
Mr. Dick Lee


Mr. Dick Lee Ming-kwai joined the Police Force in 1972 after graduating from the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), beginning as a Probationary Inspector, and then moved up to a number of senior positions. He retired as the Commissioner of Police in January 2007, and received the Gold Bauhinia Star from the HKSAR Government in July of the same year. During his tenure in the Force, he received training from Oxford University and later assumed the role of instructor at the Police Staff College of the UK. Mr. Lee was also one of the first senior civil servants assigned to a learning and exchange tour to the Tsinghua University in Beijing. During his term of service as the Commissioner of Police, the Hong Kong Police College, of which he was a key initiator, was formally established; and the College developed the Recruit Police Constable Foundation Training Course in partnership with the OUHK. After retiring from the Force, Mr. Lee has continued to serve society in different ways, such as speaking to community groups and educational institutions. He generously supported the OUHK's Student Society of Social Sciences (Full-time Programme) by accepting its invitation to speak at a seminar. Mr. Lee was appointed to the Hong Kong Government's Commission on Youth, and was named a member of the consultative committee of the CUHK's School of Continuing and Professional Studies, to offer advice to the Disciplinary Forces and Security Programmes organized by the School. He is now an Honorary Professor of the OUHK.

   
Prof. John Anthony Spinks
Prof. John Anthony Spinks


Prof. John Anthony Spinks is a Senior Advisor to the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Hong Kong (HKU), playing a key role in the University's drive towards the goal of internationalization. He is also the University's Director of Undergraduate Admissions and International Student Exchange, and has contributed to the planning and operation of the Joint University Programmes Admissions Scheme (JUPAS). Previously he was a Professor of Psychology and Pro-Vice-Chancellor of HKU, and a Principal Investigator at HKU's State Key Laboratory of Brain and Cognitive Sciences. He has received both teaching and research awards from the University, and has been actively involved in promoting psychology to the Hong Kong society. Outside Hong Kong, he sits on the advisory boards of the newly formed Raffles University in Singapore and Quest University in Canada, and is also Executive Director with U21Global, the online graduate arm of the Universitas 21 consortium of research-led universities based in Singapore. He has been invited to give keynote addresses and advise governments in Asia on education quality assurance issues. Prof. Spinks has been a member of the OUHK Council since 2002, and has offered significant support to the University's efforts in joining the JUPAS.

   
Dr. Dickson Wong
Dr. Dickson Wong


 

 


Dr. Dickson Wong Kai-tat is both a certified public accountant and a non-practicing barrister, holding several business administration and law degrees conferred by local and overseas universities. He is now the Managing Director of Dickson Wong CPA Company Ltd. and a director of a number of local listed companies. Dr. Wong serves society enthusiastically with his professional expertise. Apart from being a member of the 45th Committee of the Chinese General Chamber of Commerce, he is on the Accountancy Training Board of the Vocational Training Council, and is a trustee and member of the Endowment Fund Committee of the United College, the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Dr. Wong is a member of the Standing Committee of the Hong Kong Pei Hua Foundation, a charitable body that supports educational development in China and promotes academic interflow between Hong Kong and the Mainland. He is also an honorary legal and financial consultant for various charitable organizations, including the China Charity Federation, the Hua Xia Foundation, "Care for Your Heart" Cardiac Patients Mutual Support Association and the Fong Shu Fook Tong Foundation. Dr. Wong has been a member of the OUHK's Sponsorship and Development Fund Committee since 1996, and has lent great support and assistance to the University's fund-raising efforts over the years.

   
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