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  •  Openlink Vol 24 Issue 1 (March 2015)
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    President's Message
    Cover Story
    OUHK — producing trusted nursing professionals
    Expert external examiners ensure academic quality
    Vice President Prof. Lee Wing-on shares his new-century management philosophy
    2014 graduates share their experiences
    New academic staff
    New Head of Student Affairs:
    Strengthening support to help students thrive and shine
    Visit by delegation of Singapore education officials
    Visit by the UGC Secretary-General
    Closing-of-the-Year Luncheon Partyvideo
    Media luncheon celebrating the Lunar New Year
    Mainland Links
    Stronger ties with Shaoguan University
    Training for Shanghai Open University
    Shanghai postgraduate education exhibition
    Mainland students attend residential school and graduation ceremony
    Academic Activities and Alliances
    Visit from Indonesian nursing counterparts
    Joint Conference of Putonghua Education and Assessment Centres of Hong Kong Post-Secondary Institutions
    Student Support and Activities
    Student Achievements
    Student work gains special mention in short film competition
    Alumni Affairs
    Talk on RMB market by finance guruvideo
    Narcissus floral workshop
    Musical directed by OUHK alumnus
    Alumni talent show to celebrate New Year
    Programmes and Courses
    LiPACE updates
    New Publications

    Student Support and Activities

    Charity run for cataract sufferers
    Joint-U Mass Dance
    OUHK spirit exemplified in the Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon
    Student Drama Society's successful show
    Love and care on campus
    Livening up English learning
    Lunch gathering with the President
    Learning to be future leaders
    Students sponsored for New Zealand conference tour

    Charity run for cataract sufferers

    Around 80 fit and healthy students and staff members took part in the ‘Lifeline Express Charity Run/Walk 2014’ at the Clearwater Bay Golf and Country Club on 29 November 2014. Led by Council Chairman Dr Eddy C Fong, President Prof. and Mrs Yuk-Shan Wong, Associate Vice President Prof. Ip Yiu-keung and Director of Finance Mr Santiago Chuen, the group helped raise funds for needy cataract patients in China. Executive Coordinator of the President’s Office Ms Jackie Au and Year 3 Nursing student Ms Kan Ming-pui came fifth and tenth respectively in the women’s 10 km run.

    Joint-U Mass Dance

    The Joint-U Mass Dance is the event of the year in the local university dance circles. In November 2014, the university teams put on their dancing shoes and toured around the ten participating institutions. The tour made its eighth stop at the OUHK and these talented dancers impressed a 200-strong audience with their stunning moves.

    OUHK spirit exemplified in the Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon

    Every year tens of thousands of runners participate in the Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon and among them can be seen the faces of OUHK students, alumni and staff. This year, Council Chairman Dr and Mrs Eddy C Fong and President Prof. Yuk-Shan Wong joined other community leaders to compete for the Leaders Cup. In addition, 52 members of the Alumni Runners Club took part in the marathon event with 37 joining the full marathon and the rest taking part in the half marathon and the 10 km run. The club members trained three times a week and ran various road races prior to the event to prepare. On the big day, wearing OUHK running vests, all their hard work paid off as they unleashed their power on the track, true to the OUHK spirit of personal endeavour.

    Dr Peter Yau Yiu-hung, programme leader of Energy Environmental Studies and Safety Science at the School of Science and Technology is the founder of the club. He and his family members participated in the half marathon this year. In his view, the challenges of running mirror those of real life. The strength of spirit needed to run a marathon is the same as that which is needed to overcome life’s obstacles.

    Student Drama Society’s successful show

    The Solstice Performance of the Student Drama Society of OUHK took place on 20-21 December 2014 in the Tsuen Wan Town Hall and was a great success. Two original scripts entitled ‘Jail Break’ and ‘Locks in Our Heart’ were performed. The Society is now working on its annual performance which will be held in April, and will be its musical debut. For details, please follow the Society’s Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/dramasociety.ouhk.

    Love and care on campus

    The campus was filled with love and care in the festive month of February. Jointly organized by the Student Affairs Office and the Students’ Union, a counter was set up on 13 February for students and staff members to write messages to their loved ones. A display board representing a wishing tree popped up in the Siu Tsang Fung Kwan Square and was decorated with the message cards. Participants also brought home hand-made leather bracelets which they made on the spot. Another activity, ‘Celebration of CNY@OUHK’, was held from the 23rd to 25th of the month. During these three days, people could write their own red couplets to express happy and hopeful thoughts for the coming year, and the couplets were displayed on campus.

    Livening up English learning

    How can we learn English in an effective and lively way? One method is to create an immersion environment in which students can learn, and to this end, some activities were recently organized. From 5 November to 5 December 2014, the Student Affairs Office and the Students’ Union jointly put on a series of ‘English Social Chit Chat Sessions’. Group discussions facilitated by native English teachers were arranged to help full-time students polish their conversational skills. In addition, on 3 December, the SAO organized a seminar on the topic of ‘Learning English Upside Down’, presented by English expert Mr Philip Yeung, which attracted over 80 students.

    Lunch gathering with the President

    President Prof. Yuk-Shan Wong met with 36 students from various programmes at a luncheon on 4 February. Vice Presidents Prof. Danny Wong and Prof. Lee Wing-on, Associate Vice President Prof. Ip Yiu-keung, Head of Student Affairs Mrs Dorinda Fung, Acting Director of Public Affairs Ms Irene Cheung and Senior Student Affairs Manager Dr Stephen Mann also took part. The luncheon aimed to serve as an informal platform for students to express views on the University’s development and share their learning experiences.

    Learning to be future leaders

    The Student Counselling Service of the OUHK organized a series of Leadership Training Programmes for full-time students from September to October 2014. Conducted in the form of training workshops, a camp and community service sessions, the programmes aimed to equip students with the tools to become future leaders by enhancing their skills in communication, problem-solving and events management.

    Students sponsored for New Zealand conference tour

    Supported by the Hong Kong Chiuchow Chamber of Commerce Ltd — Winnie Ko Student Exchange Fund, two MPhil students, Thomas Lee Chun-hung and Celia Kwok Sze-nga of the School of Science and Technology attended the 16th International Conference on Harmful Algae in Wellington, New Zealand. They participated in the poster presentation session and Celia also presented her research findings at a speed talk session and exchanged experiences with other young scientists. In addition, they visited the research laboratories of the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, which was an eye-opening experience.

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