Openlink Vol 23 Issue 3 (September 2014)
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President's Message

25th Anniversary Activities

OUHK Open Day
Distinguished Leaders Series:
Dr Anthony Neoh speaks on rule by law and will
video
Tertiary students demonstrate strengths in programmingvideo
Scholars and experts discuss issues related to ecology and preservation
Conference on technology and educational practices

Development

Institutional Review 2014
Mapping out development plans for the next decade
OUHK welcomes over 300 subsidized places in the SSSDP
More efforts and resources to enhance student support and services

An ideal place for study and collaborative work

Student Achievements

Student Support and Activities

Sponsorship and Donations

Financial awards hit three-year record high
Students explore the world through sponsored study tours

Events

Community Healthcare Day and Jockey Club Home Health Watch Programmevideo
Tsim Tak-lung discusses the key to improving English proficiencyvideo
Meeting with Kowloon City District Councillors
Business leaders visit the OUHK
Speaking on Hong Kong cultural change with wit and charm

Academic Activities and Alliances

People
Associate Vice President Prof. Ip Yiu-keung
Charting out a path for the future
New Council members
New academic staff
Mainland Links

Alumni Affairs

Outstanding Alumni Sharing Series — Boss Spiritvideo
Programmes and Courses
LiPACE updates
Newsbrief

Community Healthcare Day and Jockey Club Home Health Watch Programme

The ‘Jockey Club Community Healthcare Education Programme: Community Healthcare Day’ was held on 19 July on the OUHK campus. Officiating at the opening ceremony were Secretary for Labour and Welfare Mr Matthew Cheung, Steward of The Hong Kong Jockey Club Mr Anthony Chow, Chairman of the Elderly Commission Prof. Alfred Chan, Deputy Director (Services) of the Social Welfare Department Mr Lam Ka-tai and OUHK President Prof. Yuk-Shan Wong.

With the aim of raising public awareness on health, the event was open to members of the public and featured an exhibition on useful health information, a wide variety of fun health-themed games and a counter providing free basic health assessment.

The ‘Jockey Club Home Health Watch Programme’ was also launched on the same occasion. The programme will train 1,500 community volunteers to provide timely, community-based support and care to the elderly, the disabled and individuals suffering from chronic diseases. The programme is part of the ‘Community Healthcare Education Programme’ funded by a generous donation of $10.7 million from The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust, which was launched last year with a target of training a total of 2,500 healthcare practitioners at various levels within the next five years. Prior to this occasion, a forum had been organized on 17 June to explain the philosophy, details and expected results of the relevant programmes, in which prospective graduates were invited to share their learning experiences. Mr Matthew Cheung commended the programmes by saying, ‘the newly trained healthcare workers and volunteers are valuable resources for the community and will act as an essential supporting force underpinning the Government’s policy of encouraging ageing within a supportive community.’