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    Five distinguished individuals awarded Honorary University Fellowships
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    (From left)

    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 (HKU), 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 and is the author of the chapter 'Sale of Land' in Chitty on Contracts: Hong Kong Specific Contracts. Mr Lo has held a number of public appointments in various sectors. He is a Council Member of the Law Society of Hong Kong and has served as the society's President. Mr Lo was also a Member of the Hospital Authority. As an ardent supporter of Hong Kong's cultural development, Mr Lo is a Member of the Board of Governors of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra and serves on the Programme Committee of the Hong Kong Arts Festival Society. Mr Lo served as a Council Member of the OUHK between 2005 and June 2011. During his tenure, he was 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.

    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. Dr Lee is a graduate of HKU with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degree. He pioneered the study of cell-mediated immunity and the application of immuno-fluorescence techniques in detecting auto-antibodies when he was teaching at HKU's Faculty of Medicine. 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 Queen Mary Hospital. Dr Lee was appointed as Chief Hospital Manager and Medical Director of Union Hospital in 1996, a position he still holds today. Under his leadership, Union Hospital became Hong Kong's first private hospital to obtain ISO accreditation. Dr Lee also introduced the UK-originated Trent Accreditation Scheme to Hong Kong. Since 2007, Dr Lee has been Vice President of the Hong Kong Private Hospitals Association, which he helped found. In the same year, Union Hospital collaborated with the OUHK to launch a full-time Bachelor of Nursing with Honours in General Health Care programme.

    Ms Shelley Lee Lai-kuen, GBS, OBE, JP

    Ms Shelley Lee Lai-kuen received a Bachelor of Arts degree from 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 until she retired in 2005. Her last appointment in the civil service was as Permanent Secretary for Home Affairs. Ms Lee has long been a keen advocate of women's and children's rights and welfare. She was instrumental in the founding in 1979 of the Association of Female Senior Government Officers 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. Ms Lee took on a number of voluntary commitments to promote young people's welfare, 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, and the Hong Kong Committee for the China AIDS Initiative. Ms Lee has served as a Member of the OUHK's Sponsorship and Development Fund Committee since April 2011.

    Prof. Chen Zhi

    Prof. 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. Prof. Chen's teaching career focused on nuclear chemical engineering until 1990. He has 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. Prof. Chen has served as Vice President of the Zhongguancun Institute for Innovation in Beijing and as the first President of Shunde Polytechnic in Guangdong. He has been the latter's Deputy Party Secretary since 2002. Prof. Chen 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. Under Prof. Chen's leadership and in line with his long-standing 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.

    Prof. Patrick Lau Sau-shing, SBS, JP

    Prof. Patrick Lau Sau-shing is a renowned architect in Hong Kong. He has taught architecture at HKU and has served as the Head of the Department of Architecture. Currently, he is Honorary Professor of the Department. Prof. Lau is a Fellow Member and past President of the Hong Kong Institute of Architects, and has won numerous awards. He has designed many award-winning projects for education, including the University of East Asia in Macau and the French International School in Hong Kong. Prof. 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, and the Sam Tung Uk Museum, which won him the Pacific Area Tourist Association Heritage and Cultural Award. Prof. 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 was also Vice Chairman of the Town Planning Board and a Member of the Housing Authority and Antiquities Advisory Board. Prof. Lau served as a Council Member of the OUHK between 2005 and June 2011.

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