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      OUHK to confer Honorary University Fellowships on five distinguished leaders 07/10/2016
       
     
    The Open University of Hong Kong (OUHK) will award Honorary University Fellowships to five distinguished leaders on 4 November (Friday) in recognition of their outstanding achievements in their respective fields and exceptional contributions to the University and society.

    The fellowship recipients are: Prof. Chan Chi-hou, Mr David Chan Ting-chuen, Prof. Kao Mayching, Mr Daryl Ng Win-kong, and Ms Nancy Tsang Lan-see. The conferment ceremony will be held at the Serena Yang Lecture Theatre at the OUHK Ho Man Tin Campus.

    Profiles of the five recipients are as follows:
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    Prof. Chan Chi-hou

    Prof. Chan Chi-hou
    Prof. Chan Chi-hou

    Prof. Chan Chi-hou is Chair Professor of Electronic Engineering of the City University of Hong Kong (CityU) and Director of Partner SKL of Millimeter Waves. Prof. Chan obtained his Bachelor’s Degree and Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from Ohio State University at Columbus in 1981 and 1982 respectively. Later on, he received his PhD from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1987.

    Prior to joining the CityU in 1996 when he started teaching in Hong Kong, Prof. Chan had accumulated extensive tertiary education experience in the United States. He was a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois and Associate Professor at the University of Washington.

    An eminent scientist in electronic engineering who constantly strives for scientific breakthroughs, Prof. Chan turns his research findings into patent inventions. His wide range of research interests cover computational electromagnetics, antennas, microwave and millimeter-wave components and subsystems, RFIC, and Terahertz components and systems. He has published over 240 journal papers, registered eight patents, with another seven patents filed.

    Prior to his return to Hong Kong, Prof. Chan had conducted research and consultancy work for industrial corporations in the United States including Boeing, Tektronix, Lockheed Martin and Intel. In recent years, he has received multi-million dollar grants from the Innovation and Technology Commission and Research Grants Council of Hong Kong for advancing research and innovations important to Hong Kong.

    His efforts have been recognized by a number of awards. He received the US National Science Foundation Presidential Young Investigator Award in 1991, and the Joint Research Fund for Hong Kong and Macau Young Scholars under the National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars Scheme, PRC in 2004. He was a core team member of the research project ‘Invention, Theoretical and Experimental Investigation and Applications of some Novel Antennas’, which was conferred a second-class honour in the State Technological Invention Award (STIA) 2011.

    A respected scholar, Prof. Chan has been honored with fellowships from a number of academic institutes, the Chinese Institute of Electronics (CIE), the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET) and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

    Prof. Chan is also very proud of the achievements of the undergraduate and postgraduate students under his supervision. They received numerous international awards including the inaugural Fulbright Science and Technology Fellowship, pre-graduate and graduate fellowships offered by learned society and best paper awards in international conferences.

    Apart from academic pursuit, Prof. Chan offers his knowledge and experience in tertiary education by serving in a number of administrative or advisory roles at universities. He served as a member of the OUHK Council from October 2010 to September 2016, and was also a member of its Human Resources Committee and Professorial Nomination Committee.
     
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    Mr David Chan Ting-chuen

    Mr David Chan Ting-chuen
    Mr David Chan Ting-chuen

    Mr David Chan Ting-chuen is Chairman of Build Tech Holdings Limited. Prior to that, he was the Chairman and Executive Director of Symphony Holdings Limited, a listed company in Hong Kong.

    Mr Chan obtained his Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Hong Kong and ventured into the business sector upon graduation. Over the years he has made glorious achievement in his business undertakings through sheer diligence and unswerving persistence. He assumed directorship of a number of listed companies with exemplary accomplishments.

    Having achieved remarkable success in his career, Mr Chan has sought to pay back the community through notable contributions in community betterment and education, as seen in his establishment of the T C Chan Education Foundation Limited, a private charitable fund.

    With an aim to encourage academic research and provide education opportunities, the Foundation has sponsored a number of education and research projects both locally and internationally. These include, among others, the setting up of the Penn-Tsinghua T C Chan Centre for Building Simulation and Energy Studies, as well as offering scholarships to local secondary school students with physical disabilities who attained outstanding academic achievements. Mr Chan also supported the Methodist Study Trust and the Hong Kong Youth Cultural and Art Competitions.

    His enthusiasm in serving the community brings about manifold benefits to society. He is supportive of the Hong Kong Red Cross (HKRC) and served as a member of the HKRC’s Schools Management Committee for more than a decade, sharing his knowledge and experience in management. He also made generous donations and served at the fund raising committee to The Community Chest of Hong Kong.

    With his wealth of knowledge in business, Mr Chan offered his expertise and served as a member at the HKSAR Customs and Excise Service Children's Education Trust Fund Investment Advisory Board from 2000 to 2004. He has been supportive to the OUHK and is currently a member of the University’s Sponsorship and Development Fund Committee. In 2015, Mr Chan has made a generous donation to the OUHK, enabling our students to widen their horizon and gain valuable work experience through outbound internship opportunities in an international and intercultural setting.
     
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    Prof. Kao Mayching

    Prof. Kao Mayching
    Prof. Kao Mayching

    Prof. Kao Mayching is a renowned scholar in fine arts and art history. She joined the OUHK as Chair Professor and Dean at the School of Arts and Social Sciences in 1999. Though retired in 2003, she has been active in promoting art education and continues her warm bonding with the OUHK. She was invited by the School in 2011 to be an advisor in designing the curricula for creative arts programmes, and is currently the School’s Honorary Professor and advisor of the OUHK Tin Ka Ping Centre of Chinese Culture.

    A well-respected scholar and educator, Prof. Kao’s creative adventure started at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) where she received her Bachelor of Art (Fine Arts) Degree in 1967. She continued her artistic pursuits in the United States and obtained her Master’s Degree in Western Art History from the University of New Mexico, and PhD in Asian Art History from Stanford University. Prof. Kao is an expert in art history and Chinese art, with research interests covering Ming and Qing dynasties painting, modern art, Sino-Japanese and Sino-Western artistic relations, and art education.

    Prof. Kao has been pivotal in nurturing and enlightening local budding artists across generations. She taught at the CUHK from 1972 to 1999, during which time she twice chaired the Department of Fine Arts and was appointed as Chair Professor of Fine Arts in 1994. Apart from teaching, she also took on the role as Director of the Art Museum of the Institute of Chinese Studies for 18 years.

    With her wealth of knowledge and insights in arts and education, Prof. Kao has devoted herself to the development of Hong Kong’s art community by serving as consultant and advisor to the Government and various organizations. She is currently serving as the Chairman of the Management Committee of Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre, Museum Expert Advisor of Leisure and Cultural Services Department of HKSAR Government, advisor of Hong Kong Arts Development Council, and advisor of Hong Kong Society for Education in Art.

    Her passion and dedicated work have brought her much recognition. Prof. Kao was awarded the Dr Ip Yee Memorial Medal by the Oriental Ceramic Society of Hong Kong in 1997, the Achievement Award (Visual Arts) by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council in 1998, and Honorary Fellowship from the New Asia College of the CUHK in 1999. Hong Kong Baptist University conferred the Honorary University Fellowship on her in 2015.

    Prof. Kao educates and also supports education. She has made donations to various universities for setting up scholarship schemes to assist students in need. Her support for education includes, among others, the ‘Prof. Mayching Kao Scholarship’ for OUHK outstanding students and ‘Learning for a New Life Scheme’ for prison inmates studying with the OUHK. Prof. Kao has also helped to secure other generous donations to the University, such as those made by the Muses Foundation for Culture and Education in support of the filmmaking projects and overseas exchange and internship programme of BA (Hons) in Creative Writing and Film Arts. Students have better learning support and are winning prizes in open competitions because of Prof. Kao’s generous help.
     
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    Mr Daryl Ng Win-kong, JP

    Mr Daryl Ng Win-kong, JP
    Mr Daryl Ng Win-kong, JP

    Mr Daryl Ng Win-kong is an Executive Director of Sino Group. He is an aspiring leader and a staunch supporter of heritage conservation and sustainable development.

    Mr Ng received his Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and Master’s Degree in Real Estate Development from Columbia University in the City of New York. He joined Sino Group in 2003 and was appointed an Executive Director in 2005. Over the past decade, in addition to driving quality and business excellence, he enthusiastically promotes initiatives that are conducive to building a better community such as vertical greening and food waste management. He advocates green innovations like in-building hydropower system and city air purification system, he also spearheads initiatives that empower the next generation such as Go Code, through which children from underprivileged families learn the essential skills of computer knowledge and coding.

    Mr Ng has a keen passion for heritage conservation, as seen in the conservation of the Old Tai O Police Station by the Hong Kong Heritage Conservation Foundation Limited, of which he is a Director. In recognition of his commitment to heritage conservation and revitalization, the Savannah College of Art and Design Hong Kong conferred him an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree in 2015.

    On the green innovation front, Sino Group, under Mr Ng’s leadership, joined hands with the OUHK in 2014 on a research project on purification of food waste filtrate with microalgae, which marked an important milestone in the development of local scientific research, environmental protection and green economy.

    Mr Ng has taken up various public services. He is a Director of The Community Chest of Hong Kong and the Real Estate Developers Association of Hong Kong, and a General Committee member of the Chamber of Hong Kong Listed Companies. He serves as member of the Welfare Advisory Committee, the Community Care Fund Task Force of Commission on Poverty and the Council for Sustainable Development. He is also Vice Chairman of the Hong Kong United Youth Association, and a member of the Global Leadership Council of Columbia University, his alma mater.

    He also makes good efforts in promoting exchanges in the political, economic and cultural aspects between Hong Kong and the mainland in his capacity as a member of the 12th Beijing Municipal Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, and a member of the 10th and 11th Committees of All-China Youth Federation.
     
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    Ms Nancy Tsang Lan-see, JP

    Ms Nancy Tsang Lan-see, JP
    Ms Nancy Tsang Lan-see, JP

    Ms Nancy Tsang Lan-see is the Director of Heep Hong Society, who possesses extensive knowledge and experience in rehabilitation services with particular concerns for children with special educational needs.

    With a Bachelor’s Degree in Rehabilitation Service from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in the United States, Ms Tsang started her professional career in 1977, focusing on children with disabilities. Over more than 30 years, she has devoted herself unstintingly to her profession and established an illustrious career in the field.

    A highly respected personnel in the industry, Ms Tsang has demonstrated unwavering passion in serving people in need and distinguished leadership in institutional development. Under her headship, Heep Hong Society has evolved from a small-sized NGO into one of Hong Kong’s leading service providers in the field. Their services, which are highly commended for its advocacy of early intervention and support to children with special needs and their family, reach out to 10,000 local families each year.

    The Society has pioneered in providing new service initiatives to address to the most pressing social needs. Examples of those include, among others, establishing the service models of special child care centre, early education and training centre as well as parents resource centre. All these efforts signify the Society’s commitment in providing comprehensive services to children with special needs and their family. Many of the Society’s new initiatives have been recognized and adopted by the Government, and later became the service model for general implementation.
    Recently Ms Tsang has put forward two new initiatives, one of which is providing training subsidies to children with special needs from low income families who are waiting for pre-school rehabilitation services, with a view to assuring them of timely and appropriate training that is crucial to rehabilitation. Another initiative is a pilot project for on-site pre-school rehabilitation services that supports kindergarten children with special needs. Both initiatives fill the existing service gap with satisfactory outcomes, and have been adopted by the Government in its existing and upcoming regular services.

    Under the leadership of Ms Tsang, Heep Hong Society has collaborated with the OUHK since 2011 to offer a series of professional programmes in special education, providing the academic pathway for joining the profession.

    Ms Tsang has been unwavering in contributing her time and expertise to the community through public services. She is currently the Chairman of the Network on Pre-school Services for Disabled Children under the Hong Kong Council of Social Service. She also serves as a member on the Community Care Fund, the Special Needs Groups Task Force of the Commission on Poverty, the Task Force on Integrated Education in Mainstream Schools and the Special Education Task Group of the Education Bureau.
     
    About The Open University of Hong Kong (OUHK)
    Established by the Government in 1989, The Open University of Hong Kong (OUHK) provides high quality and flexible university education and professional training to secondary school graduates and working adults. The University currently offers about 220 programmes of different academic levels to more than 10,000 distance learning students and 9,500 full-time students.

    OUHK comprises four Schools, i.e. School of Arts and Social Sciences, Lee Shau Kee School of Business and Administration, School of Education and Languages, and School of Science and Technology. The Li Ka Shing Institute of Professional and Continuing Education offers overseas degree programmes and short courses. The University originally has two buildings on the campus of Ho Man Tin, with another recently-opened Jubilee College, and two learning centres at various convenient locations, namely OUHK-CITA Learning Centre (OCLC) and OUHK Kwai Hing Learning Centre (KHLC). Website: www.ouhk.edu.hk
     
     
       
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      OUHK to confer Honorary University Fellowships on five distinguished leaders 07/10/2016
       
     
    The Open University of Hong Kong (OUHK) will award Honorary University Fellowships to five distinguished leaders on 4 November (Friday) in recognition of their outstanding achievements in their respective fields and exceptional contributions to the University and society.

    The fellowship recipients are: Prof. Chan Chi-hou, Mr David Chan Ting-chuen, Prof. Kao Mayching, Mr Daryl Ng Win-kong, and Ms Nancy Tsang Lan-see. The conferment ceremony will be held at the Serena Yang Lecture Theatre at the OUHK Ho Man Tin Campus.

    Profiles of the five recipients are as follows:
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    Prof. Chan Chi-hou

    Prof. Chan Chi-hou
    Prof. Chan Chi-hou

    Prof. Chan Chi-hou is Chair Professor of Electronic Engineering of the City University of Hong Kong (CityU) and Director of Partner SKL of Millimeter Waves. Prof. Chan obtained his Bachelor’s Degree and Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from Ohio State University at Columbus in 1981 and 1982 respectively. Later on, he received his PhD from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1987.

    Prior to joining the CityU in 1996 when he started teaching in Hong Kong, Prof. Chan had accumulated extensive tertiary education experience in the United States. He was a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois and Associate Professor at the University of Washington.

    An eminent scientist in electronic engineering who constantly strives for scientific breakthroughs, Prof. Chan turns his research findings into patent inventions. His wide range of research interests cover computational electromagnetics, antennas, microwave and millimeter-wave components and subsystems, RFIC, and Terahertz components and systems. He has published over 240 journal papers, registered eight patents, with another seven patents filed.

    Prior to his return to Hong Kong, Prof. Chan had conducted research and consultancy work for industrial corporations in the United States including Boeing, Tektronix, Lockheed Martin and Intel. In recent years, he has received multi-million dollar grants from the Innovation and Technology Commission and Research Grants Council of Hong Kong for advancing research and innovations important to Hong Kong.

    His efforts have been recognized by a number of awards. He received the US National Science Foundation Presidential Young Investigator Award in 1991, and the Joint Research Fund for Hong Kong and Macau Young Scholars under the National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars Scheme, PRC in 2004. He was a core team member of the research project ‘Invention, Theoretical and Experimental Investigation and Applications of some Novel Antennas’, which was conferred a second-class honour in the State Technological Invention Award (STIA) 2011.

    A respected scholar, Prof. Chan has been honored with fellowships from a number of academic institutes, the Chinese Institute of Electronics (CIE), the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET) and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

    Prof. Chan is also very proud of the achievements of the undergraduate and postgraduate students under his supervision. They received numerous international awards including the inaugural Fulbright Science and Technology Fellowship, pre-graduate and graduate fellowships offered by learned society and best paper awards in international conferences.

    Apart from academic pursuit, Prof. Chan offers his knowledge and experience in tertiary education by serving in a number of administrative or advisory roles at universities. He served as a member of the OUHK Council from October 2010 to September 2016, and was also a member of its Human Resources Committee and Professorial Nomination Committee.
     
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    Mr David Chan Ting-chuen

    Mr David Chan Ting-chuen
    Mr David Chan Ting-chuen

    Mr David Chan Ting-chuen is Chairman of Build Tech Holdings Limited. Prior to that, he was the Chairman and Executive Director of Symphony Holdings Limited, a listed company in Hong Kong.

    Mr Chan obtained his Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Hong Kong and ventured into the business sector upon graduation. Over the years he has made glorious achievement in his business undertakings through sheer diligence and unswerving persistence. He assumed directorship of a number of listed companies with exemplary accomplishments.

    Having achieved remarkable success in his career, Mr Chan has sought to pay back the community through notable contributions in community betterment and education, as seen in his establishment of the T C Chan Education Foundation Limited, a private charitable fund.

    With an aim to encourage academic research and provide education opportunities, the Foundation has sponsored a number of education and research projects both locally and internationally. These include, among others, the setting up of the Penn-Tsinghua T C Chan Centre for Building Simulation and Energy Studies, as well as offering scholarships to local secondary school students with physical disabilities who attained outstanding academic achievements. Mr Chan also supported the Methodist Study Trust and the Hong Kong Youth Cultural and Art Competitions.

    His enthusiasm in serving the community brings about manifold benefits to society. He is supportive of the Hong Kong Red Cross (HKRC) and served as a member of the HKRC’s Schools Management Committee for more than a decade, sharing his knowledge and experience in management. He also made generous donations and served at the fund raising committee to The Community Chest of Hong Kong.

    With his wealth of knowledge in business, Mr Chan offered his expertise and served as a member at the HKSAR Customs and Excise Service Children's Education Trust Fund Investment Advisory Board from 2000 to 2004. He has been supportive to the OUHK and is currently a member of the University’s Sponsorship and Development Fund Committee. In 2015, Mr Chan has made a generous donation to the OUHK, enabling our students to widen their horizon and gain valuable work experience through outbound internship opportunities in an international and intercultural setting.
     
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    Prof. Kao Mayching

    Prof. Kao Mayching
    Prof. Kao Mayching

    Prof. Kao Mayching is a renowned scholar in fine arts and art history. She joined the OUHK as Chair Professor and Dean at the School of Arts and Social Sciences in 1999. Though retired in 2003, she has been active in promoting art education and continues her warm bonding with the OUHK. She was invited by the School in 2011 to be an advisor in designing the curricula for creative arts programmes, and is currently the School’s Honorary Professor and advisor of the OUHK Tin Ka Ping Centre of Chinese Culture.

    A well-respected scholar and educator, Prof. Kao’s creative adventure started at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) where she received her Bachelor of Art (Fine Arts) Degree in 1967. She continued her artistic pursuits in the United States and obtained her Master’s Degree in Western Art History from the University of New Mexico, and PhD in Asian Art History from Stanford University. Prof. Kao is an expert in art history and Chinese art, with research interests covering Ming and Qing dynasties painting, modern art, Sino-Japanese and Sino-Western artistic relations, and art education.

    Prof. Kao has been pivotal in nurturing and enlightening local budding artists across generations. She taught at the CUHK from 1972 to 1999, during which time she twice chaired the Department of Fine Arts and was appointed as Chair Professor of Fine Arts in 1994. Apart from teaching, she also took on the role as Director of the Art Museum of the Institute of Chinese Studies for 18 years.

    With her wealth of knowledge and insights in arts and education, Prof. Kao has devoted herself to the development of Hong Kong’s art community by serving as consultant and advisor to the Government and various organizations. She is currently serving as the Chairman of the Management Committee of Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre, Museum Expert Advisor of Leisure and Cultural Services Department of HKSAR Government, advisor of Hong Kong Arts Development Council, and advisor of Hong Kong Society for Education in Art.

    Her passion and dedicated work have brought her much recognition. Prof. Kao was awarded the Dr Ip Yee Memorial Medal by the Oriental Ceramic Society of Hong Kong in 1997, the Achievement Award (Visual Arts) by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council in 1998, and Honorary Fellowship from the New Asia College of the CUHK in 1999. Hong Kong Baptist University conferred the Honorary University Fellowship on her in 2015.

    Prof. Kao educates and also supports education. She has made donations to various universities for setting up scholarship schemes to assist students in need. Her support for education includes, among others, the ‘Prof. Mayching Kao Scholarship’ for OUHK outstanding students and ‘Learning for a New Life Scheme’ for prison inmates studying with the OUHK. Prof. Kao has also helped to secure other generous donations to the University, such as those made by the Muses Foundation for Culture and Education in support of the filmmaking projects and overseas exchange and internship programme of BA (Hons) in Creative Writing and Film Arts. Students have better learning support and are winning prizes in open competitions because of Prof. Kao’s generous help.
     
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    Mr Daryl Ng Win-kong, JP

    Mr Daryl Ng Win-kong, JP
    Mr Daryl Ng Win-kong, JP

    Mr Daryl Ng Win-kong is an Executive Director of Sino Group. He is an aspiring leader and a staunch supporter of heritage conservation and sustainable development.

    Mr Ng received his Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and Master’s Degree in Real Estate Development from Columbia University in the City of New York. He joined Sino Group in 2003 and was appointed an Executive Director in 2005. Over the past decade, in addition to driving quality and business excellence, he enthusiastically promotes initiatives that are conducive to building a better community such as vertical greening and food waste management. He advocates green innovations like in-building hydropower system and city air purification system, he also spearheads initiatives that empower the next generation such as Go Code, through which children from underprivileged families learn the essential skills of computer knowledge and coding.

    Mr Ng has a keen passion for heritage conservation, as seen in the conservation of the Old Tai O Police Station by the Hong Kong Heritage Conservation Foundation Limited, of which he is a Director. In recognition of his commitment to heritage conservation and revitalization, the Savannah College of Art and Design Hong Kong conferred him an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree in 2015.

    On the green innovation front, Sino Group, under Mr Ng’s leadership, joined hands with the OUHK in 2014 on a research project on purification of food waste filtrate with microalgae, which marked an important milestone in the development of local scientific research, environmental protection and green economy.

    Mr Ng has taken up various public services. He is a Director of The Community Chest of Hong Kong and the Real Estate Developers Association of Hong Kong, and a General Committee member of the Chamber of Hong Kong Listed Companies. He serves as member of the Welfare Advisory Committee, the Community Care Fund Task Force of Commission on Poverty and the Council for Sustainable Development. He is also Vice Chairman of the Hong Kong United Youth Association, and a member of the Global Leadership Council of Columbia University, his alma mater.

    He also makes good efforts in promoting exchanges in the political, economic and cultural aspects between Hong Kong and the mainland in his capacity as a member of the 12th Beijing Municipal Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, and a member of the 10th and 11th Committees of All-China Youth Federation.
     
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    Ms Nancy Tsang Lan-see, JP

    Ms Nancy Tsang Lan-see, JP
    Ms Nancy Tsang Lan-see, JP

    Ms Nancy Tsang Lan-see is the Director of Heep Hong Society, who possesses extensive knowledge and experience in rehabilitation services with particular concerns for children with special educational needs.

    With a Bachelor’s Degree in Rehabilitation Service from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in the United States, Ms Tsang started her professional career in 1977, focusing on children with disabilities. Over more than 30 years, she has devoted herself unstintingly to her profession and established an illustrious career in the field.

    A highly respected personnel in the industry, Ms Tsang has demonstrated unwavering passion in serving people in need and distinguished leadership in institutional development. Under her headship, Heep Hong Society has evolved from a small-sized NGO into one of Hong Kong’s leading service providers in the field. Their services, which are highly commended for its advocacy of early intervention and support to children with special needs and their family, reach out to 10,000 local families each year.

    The Society has pioneered in providing new service initiatives to address to the most pressing social needs. Examples of those include, among others, establishing the service models of special child care centre, early education and training centre as well as parents resource centre. All these efforts signify the Society’s commitment in providing comprehensive services to children with special needs and their family. Many of the Society’s new initiatives have been recognized and adopted by the Government, and later became the service model for general implementation.
    Recently Ms Tsang has put forward two new initiatives, one of which is providing training subsidies to children with special needs from low income families who are waiting for pre-school rehabilitation services, with a view to assuring them of timely and appropriate training that is crucial to rehabilitation. Another initiative is a pilot project for on-site pre-school rehabilitation services that supports kindergarten children with special needs. Both initiatives fill the existing service gap with satisfactory outcomes, and have been adopted by the Government in its existing and upcoming regular services.

    Under the leadership of Ms Tsang, Heep Hong Society has collaborated with the OUHK since 2011 to offer a series of professional programmes in special education, providing the academic pathway for joining the profession.

    Ms Tsang has been unwavering in contributing her time and expertise to the community through public services. She is currently the Chairman of the Network on Pre-school Services for Disabled Children under the Hong Kong Council of Social Service. She also serves as a member on the Community Care Fund, the Special Needs Groups Task Force of the Commission on Poverty, the Task Force on Integrated Education in Mainstream Schools and the Special Education Task Group of the Education Bureau.
     
    About The Open University of Hong Kong (OUHK)
    Established by the Government in 1989, The Open University of Hong Kong (OUHK) provides high quality and flexible university education and professional training to secondary school graduates and working adults. The University currently offers about 220 programmes of different academic levels to more than 10,000 distance learning students and 9,500 full-time students.

    OUHK comprises four Schools, i.e. School of Arts and Social Sciences, Lee Shau Kee School of Business and Administration, School of Education and Languages, and School of Science and Technology. The Li Ka Shing Institute of Professional and Continuing Education offers overseas degree programmes and short courses. The University originally has two buildings on the campus of Ho Man Tin, with another recently-opened Jubilee College, and two learning centres at various convenient locations, namely OUHK-CITA Learning Centre (OCLC) and OUHK Kwai Hing Learning Centre (KHLC). Website: www.ouhk.edu.hk
     
     
       
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