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

LiPACE updates

Students meet with members of the media to share their learning experiences
A sponsored cultural visit to Tokyo
LiPACE students shine in IOSH Student Papers Competition
Middlesex University Scholarships
Sharing the joy of graduation

Students meet with members of the media to share their learning experiences

A media briefing dicussing the study paths available to, and providing advice for, DSE candidates was held on 2 July. Director Prof. Lui Yu-hon and members of senior management began by introducing the articulation pathways available at LiPACE. Six students and graduates then shared their respective learning experiences to help DSE candidates better prepare themselves to choose suitable study pathways.


A sponsored cultural visit to Tokyo

With financial support from the Dr John Chan Chun Tung Student Exchange Fund, eight students from the Higher Diploma in Interior Design programme attended an exchange tour to Tokyo in May. They visited the ICS College of Arts and Tokyo Designer Gakuin College respectively and had the opportunity to attend classes and meet with local students. They also paid site visits to several signature buildings, including Mori Art Museum at Roppongi Hills, the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation, and the Omotesando Hills.


LiPACE students shine in IOSH Student Papers Competition

Indra Nath Bhandari, a graduate of the BSc (Hons) in Occupational Safety and Health programme jointly organized by LiPACE and Middlesex University of the UK, won the First Place Award in the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) Hong Kong Student Papers Competition 2013/2014. He was invited to present on his project ‘Awareness and Its Importance in Fighting against Silicosis among Construction Workers in Hong Kong’ at the award ceremony held in April. Together with the two other graduates, Ng Yuk-mei and Choi Lap-chiu, who won the Merit Award, six LiPACE graduates have won awards in this Competition to date.


Middlesex University Scholarships

Middlesex University of the UK has made scholarships available for new students of full-time degree programmes offered via LiPACE. Students demonstrating academic excellence and/or possessing talents in non-academic areas such as the arts, leadership, community service, etc. will be eligible for the scholarships. For the year 2013/2014, five students were disbursed awards of $6,000.


Sharing the joy of graduation

Tenth Graduation Ceremony of the Capacity Building Mileage Programme


Recently, LiPACE held two graduation ceremonies. The first of these, on 9 June, was the tenth Graduation Ceremony of the Capacity Building Mileage Programme (CBMP). Officiating at the ceremony were Secretary for Labour and Welfare Mr Matthew Cheung, President Prof. Yuk-Shan Wong, Chairperson of Women’s Commission Mrs Stella Lau, Managing Director of Metro Broadcast Corporation Ltd Ms Bianca Ma, Director of LiPACE Prof. Lui Yu-hon and the CBMP Ambassador Ms Nancy Sit.

This year a total of 628 graduates received certificates at various levels. Among them was Siu Yuen-man, who has been supporting every single intake of the Programme since its inception. She was presented a special honour.

Fourth Graduation Ceremony of the OUHK Elder Academy

On 1 August LiPACE held the fourth Graduation Ceremony of the OUHK Elder Academy at the Serena Yang Lecture Theatre. The ceremony was again attended by Secretary for Labour and Welfare Mr Matthew Cheung, who joined Vice-Chairman of the Elderly Commission Dr Lam Ching-choi, President Prof. Yuk-shan Wong, President of the BCT Third Age Academy Ms Lau Ka-shi and LiPACE Director Prof. Lui Yu-hon in officiating at the ceremony. This year, certificates were presented to 49 elderly graduates in recognition of their hard work and perseverance. Student volunteers from LiPACE’s full-time programmes were recruited to take up the role of Master of Ceremonies and to act as receptionists at the ceremony.