The Chinese University of Hong Kong Nineteenth Honorary Fellowship Presentation Ceremony
The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) held its Nineteenth Honorary Fellowship Presentation Ceremony today (28 June) on campus. At the Ceremony, four distinguished persons were appointed honorary fellows by Dr. Norman N.P. LEUNG, Chairman of the CUHK Council, in recognition of their exceptional achievements within their professions and their remarkable contributions to the University and the community. The ceremony was also broadcast live on campus.
Mr. CHAN Wai-man Raymond
Mr. CHAN Wai-man Raymond is Chairman of The Shaw Foundation Hong Kong, Managing Director of the Shaw Group, Honorary Trustee of Peking University, member of the Council of the Hong Kong Laureate Forum, a registered architect under the Architects Registration Board in the UK and Hong Kong, and was the member of the Governing Committee of the Tseung Kwan O Hospital. He joined the Shaw Group in 1994 and was in charge of the planning and construction of the Shaw Studios, the TVB City and the Sir Run Run Shaw Hospital in affiliation with the School of Medicine of Zhejiang University. His outstanding achievement earned him important positions, namely Chairman of The Shaw Prize Foundation and member of the Board of Advisors of The Sir Run Run Shaw Charitable Trust. Mr. Chan provided zealous support towards the development of innovation and technology education. Under Mr. Chan’s lead, the Foundation is undergoing preparation for the establishment of a non-profit-making private school in Hong Kong which is the first to incorporate STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) into its syllabus. CUHK has been receiving generous support from the Foundation on development projects, scholarships and bursaries over the years. As a member of the Board of Trustees of Shaw College, CUHK, Mr. Chan adheres to the Shaw’s support for education and has made another sizable donation to the setting up of CUHK-Shenzhen through the Foundation. With his efforts, the recipients of the Shaw Prize are invited to CUHK every year to share their research achievements with students and members of the University.
Ms. CHEUNG Tih-loh Karen
Ms. CHEUNG Tih-loh Karen is currently the Trustee and Chief Strategist of The D.H. Chen Foundation. She grew up in a respected philanthropic family. Her grandfather was the late Dr. Chen Din-hwa, a philanthropist who founded the Nan Fung Group, and her mother, Dr. Vivien Chen, is currently the Honorary Chairman of the Group. Ms. Cheung returned to Hong Kong and joined Vervain Resources as the person in charge of human resources and administration after obtaining her bachelor’s degree in the United States. Following in the family’s altruism, Ms. Cheung joined The D. H. Chen Foundation to actively promote the development of local education. During the year 2016 to 2019, the Foundation supported the Quality Schools in Hong Kong (QSHK) project with the aim of providing financial aid to students in need. In 2015, Ms. Cheung set up The D. H. Chen Foundation Scholarship Programme to provide outstanding students from local universities with support on tuition fees and overseas exchange expenses, and to nurture future leaders of society. Ms. Cheung and the Foundation launched a school project, “The inSpirEd”, in partnership with the Hong Kong Institute of Educational Research of CUHK in 2017, with an aim to enrich teachers’ personal spirituality so that spiritual education could be applied at school. Under the support of Ms. Cheung, the Foundation has further made a generous donation to the building of the CUHK Medical Centre, as a way to foster research development and innovate clinical services and applications, while providing medical services to the community.
Mr. HUNG Hak-hip Peter
Mr. HUNG Hak-hip Peter, who is a chartered accountant, is currently the Honorary Chairman of Hop Hing Group Holdings Limited (Hop Hing Group) and Permanent Honorary President of The Chinese Manufacturer’s Association of Hong Kong. Hop Hing Group is in the business of food processing, distribution and retailing in Hong Kong and mainland China. Since Mr. Hung joined Hop Hing Group in 1975, he had assisted the Group in going public. He assumed Chairmanship of the Group in 1990 till his retirement in 2016. During his tenure, committed to developing the “Hop Hing” brand, he pushed to expand the Group’s edible oil business into mainland China and developed their fast-food business. Mr. Hung, hailed for his innovative ideas and sophistication in investment, has brought the Group wide industry recognition, making him a leader in the food industry. The shrewd business leader also cares about the needs of youth, hence has devoted much effort to supporting education and youth development. Mr. Hung is now the Honorary Life President of the Youth Arch Foundation, and Chairman of the Lion & Globe Educational Trust. A firm believer of “What you gain from society, you plough back into society”, Mr. Hung with the Foundation, host the annual Hong Kong Outstanding Students Award and the Youth Arch Student Improvement Award, with the aim of nurturing talented students to become future leaders and serve the community. With an appreciation of the importance of medical research, Mr. Hung has donated to the CUHK Faculty of Medicine to support the establishment of the Peter Hung Pain Research Institute that focuses on pain prevention and treatment.
Professor NG Yuet-lau
Professor NG Yuet-lau is a member of the China Artists Association, President of the Hong Kong Lingnan Art Association, President of the Ling Ngai Art Association, Executive Member of the Hong Kong Artists Association and Vice-chairman of Hong Kong Lan Ting Society. She has been under the tutelage of Professor Chao Shao-an and Professor Huang Junbi. Belonging to the third generation of the Lingnan School of Painting, Professor Ng is committed to promoting the arts of the Lingnan genre and taking the inheritance of this traditional art as her own mission. She has also taken on several teaching positions, including Visiting Professor of the Foshan University and Xiamen University, Lifelong Professor of Shaoguan University, Advisor of the Asia Research Programme of the University of Indianapolis and the Calligraphy and Painting Association of Fudan University, Permanent Honorary Curator of the Art Museum of the City of Kaiping, and University Fellow of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Professor Ng has been leaving her footprint all over the world by staging her solo exhibitions far and wide in China and overseas, in addition to the numerous arts exhibitions held in CUHK. Her works are also sought after by the Great Hall of the People, Diaoyutai State Guest House, Beijing Jingxi Hotel, and various art galleries and private collectors, which all suffice to show her constant active role in the arena of art. Professor Ng’s unwavering dedication to arts and her exemplary achievements are very much recognised by the world. In 2013, she was awarded the Certificate of Recognition by the Canadian Prime Minister and the Town of Richmond Hill, Toronto, and was listed among The World’s One Hundred Outstanding Chinese and honoured with the title of The World’s Outstanding Chinese in the subsequent year. Currently as an Honorary Fellow of S.H. Ho College, CUHK, Professor Ng has been generously coaching College students on painting skills. She has even bestowed on the College her painting, carrying the message of enlightening youth and passing on the heritage.