April 2012

  • Fifteen par t-time LiPACE instructors were presented with awards recognising their contributions to teaching, curriculum design, and student care and support during the Forum on Quality Teaching-cum-Teaching Excellence Award Ceremony organised by LiPACE.
  • Cabinet ‘NEXUS’ was elected to the Executive Committee of the OUHK Students’ Union. During the inauguration ceremony, Students’ Union President Dickson Chau pledged to speak up for his fellow students, to fight for more benefits for them, and to safeguard their legitimate interests.
  • The Computing Team of the School of Science and Technology won the Hong Kong ICT Awards 2012: Best Professional Development Awards (Bronze Award) in recognition of its contribution to the industry through its Master of Science in Information Technology with Internet Applications programme. The award was jointly presented by the Office of the Government Chief Information Officer, the Hong Kong Productivity Council, the Hong Kong Trade Development Council and the British Computer Society (Hong Kong Section).
  • The Federation for Self-financing Tertiary Education commissioned the OUHK to develop activity-based course materials for the core subjects of the Yi Jin Diploma - Chinese Language, English Language, Mathematics, Communication Skills and Liberal Studies - which it launched during the 2012-2013 academic year.

May 2012

  • In a speech at the Lifelong Learning Seminar, Dr John Chan, LiPACE’s Honorary Advisor and Chairman of Chaifa Holdings Limited, shared his insights on business strategy, brand building and market development in China.

June 2012

  • The Li Ka Shing Institute of Professional and Continuing Education (LiPACE) marked two decades of successfully promoting lifelong learning in Hong Kong. Its origins go back to the Centre for Continuing and Community Education, which the OUHK established in 1992 to provide professional and continuing education programmes. Over the years, it has extended its scope to include full-time, overseas degree and community learning programmes.

    The Centre adopted its present name and formally became one of the OUHK’s five academic units in 2000. Both the numbers of courses and student enrolments have risen continuously at LiPACE over the past 20 years. To date, more than 300,000 students have passed through the Institute’s doors.
  • A total of 779 graduates received awards during the Eighth Graduation Ceremony of the Capacity Building Mileage Programme. The ceremony’s officiants were the Secretary for Labour and Welfare, Mr Matthew Cheung; the Chairperson of the Women’s Commission, Mrs Stella Lau; and the General Manager of the Hong Kong Commercial Broadcasting Company Limited, Ms Rita Chan, together with our President, Prof. John C Y Leong, and LiPACE Director, Prof. Lui Yu-hon.
  • Four new members were appointed to the Council. They were: Mr Paul Chong, the founder and a Director of the Southa Group; Prof. Helen Meng, Professor and Chairman of the Department of Systems Engineering and Engineering Management at the Chinese University of Hong Kong; Dr Eden Woon, Vice-President for Institutional Advancement at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology; and Dr Anna Yip, Managing Director of Corporate Planning and International Strategy at United Overseas Bank (UOB). Prof. Paul Kwok Chi-kong, Director of the College of Full-time Studies and Secretary to the Council and Management Board, also became a Senate representative on the Council, replacing Prof. Alan Au Kai-ming.

July 2012

  • More than 50 elderly graduates were presented with awards during the second OUHK Elder Academy Graduation Ceremony by the Chairman of the Elderly Commission, Prof. Alfred Chan Cheung-ming, and the President of the BCT Third Age Academy, Ms Lau Ka-shi, together with our President, Prof. John C Y Leong, and LiPACE Director, Prof. Lui Yu-hon.

August 2012

  • The Registry and four Schools conducted a number of orientation sessions to give new fulltime students a thorough introduction to the University. The Students’ Union and student societies also arranged 17 orientation camps to help new students settle into campus life.

September 2012

  • LiPACE hosted two graduation ceremonies. More than 460 graduates attended the Professional Programme Graduation Ceremony, while a further 700 students graduated from the Yi Jin Certificate, Pre-Associate Degree, Diploma and Advanced Diploma programmes during the 2011/2012 Full-time Programmes Graduation Ceremony.
  • A new series of Open for Learning educational TV programmes began airing on TVB Pearl on Sunday mornings. The OUHK is the only university in Hong Kong that regularly broadcasts such programmes on public channels. A Contract-Signing-cum-Programme-Launching Ceremony was held to mark our on-going collaboration with TVB.

October 2012

  • The School of Arts and Social Sciences and Hong Kong Institute of Legal Translation co-organised the Seminar on Legal Translation to promote bilingualism in the legal profession. The event featured talks on topics such as common law legal terms, intellectual property, sex and gender, and the rights and liabilities of legal translators.
  • Associate Professor Dr Linda Lee and Lecturer Ms Ivy Yau of the School of Science and Technology were interviewed for a series of programmes on RTHK 5. They discussed chronic diseases of the elderly and related nursing information, as well as ways older people can maintain good health.

November 2012

  • The Professional Programmes Graduation Ceremony of LiPACE was held in Macau for the first time. Mr Wong Chi-iong, Officer-in-Charge of Macau’s Education and Youth Affairs Bureau, officiated. LiPACE and the Macau Business Management Educational Centre have been conducting collaborative professional programmes since 2010.
  • Three distinguished individuals were awarded Honorary University Fellowships. Mr Ouyang Kegang is the Party Secretary and Provost of the Shaanxi Administration School and a member of the Standing Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference of Shaanxi Province. Mr Raymond Roy Wong is a staunch advocate of a free press and impartiality in news reporting, as well as an influential figure in the Hong Kong media industry. Prof. Yeung Yueman is Emeritus Professor of Geography at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, an institution he has served in a number of other key positions, as well as an authority on the modernisation of China and international development.
  • More than 300 practitioners from the testing and certification industry and members of the public attended the School of Science and Technology’s Testing and Certification Day. The event encompassed a seminar, career exhibition, briefing sessions and laboratory tour. During the seminar, leaders of the industry and representatives from related government departments were invited to share their views on the latest developments and career prospects in the industry.

December 2012

  • More than 5,700 graduates received awards during the four sessions of the Twenty-first Congregation held at the Queen Elizabeth Stadium. They included nearly 3,800 distance learning students and over 1,900 full-time students. Almost 60% received undergraduate degrees and more than 15% postgraduate awards.
  • Honorary doctoral degrees were conferred on three distinguished persons. A Doctor of Letters degree, honoris causa, was presented to Prof. Edward Chen Kwan-yiu, a prominent economist, visionary educator and community leader with an eminent record of public service. Mr Liu Mingkang, a world-renowned banker and distinguished leader in the financial industry, received a Doctor of Business Administration degree, honoris causa. Mr Gerald Siu Chi-shing, Managing Director of the Hong Kong Funeral Home and a Director of Kowloon Funeral Home, who has played a significant role in promoting the development of the Hong Kong funeral service industry, received a Doctor of Social Sciences degree, honoris causa.

January 2013

  • Council Chairman Dr Eddy C Fong gave a talk on ‘The Development and Outlook of the Hong Kong Financial Market: 15 Years after the Return of Sovereignty’ organised by the Lee Shau Kee School of Business and Administration. A veteran accountant, Dr Fong presented an overview of the development of Hong Kong’s financial markets since 1997, and the reform of regulatory regimes in Hong Kong and globally.
  • The Lee Shau Kee School of Business and Administration held a residential school and graduation ceremony for 233 students from nine partner institutions on the mainland. The students - all graduates of the Master of Business Administration and Master of Professional Accounting programmes - also attended a three-day seminar and visited a number of organisations.

February 2013

  • The OUHK once again had a presence at the Standard Chartered Marathon. Our President, Prof. John C Y Leong, and Council Chairman, Dr Eddy C Fong and his wife took part in the 1.8-km Leaders Cup for charity, while 45 members of the OUHK Student Runner Club participated in various races.

March 2013

  • The OUHK website received a Gold Award in the Office of the Government Chief Information Officer and Equal Opportunities Commission’s Web Accessibility Recognition Scheme. It acknowledges our efforts to provide access to our website’s online information and services to all sectors of the community, including people with disabilities.
  • The School of Science and Technology and Tien Dao Worldwide Christian Media Association jointly hosted a forum entitled ‘Two Years after the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster’. It discussed the Japanese government’s progress in dealing with the incident and analysed its impact on Hong Kong, China and globally, in terms of nuclear energy development.
  • The School of Arts and Social Sciences held a seminar entitled ‘Cultural Heritage: Policy, Government Hill and Bruce Lee’s Former Residence’. The speakers discussed the significance of Government Hill and the cultural heritage value of conserving the former residences of celebrities. The School also co-organised a series of talks on intangible cultural heritage with the Hong Kong Heritage Museum.
  • More than 1,100 graduates received awards during the two sessions of LiPACE’s Professional Programmes Graduation Ceremony held on our Ho Man Tin campus.
  • An event entitled ‘Quality Rivers, Quality Hong Kong’ kicked off a series of research and collaborative projects on the ecosystem and quality of local rivers. Our President, Prof. John C Y Leong, and the Dean of the School of Science and Technology, Prof. Ho Kin-chung, joined with a number of partners from environmental organisations in officiating at the event. Prof. Ho also presented the key findings of his research on the Tai Po Lam Tsuen Rivers during an earlier project.
  • During a seminar on testing and certification, Prof. Chapman Chan, Adjunct Professor of the School of Science and Technology, talked about the challenges and future developments in the certification industry; and Mr Cliff Poon, Certification Manager of SGS Systems and Services Certification, made a presentation on pathways towards a successful career as a certification auditor.