Learning Resources Centre named in recognition of the generosity of Dr David Chan and LEO

The naming ceremony of LEO Dr David P. Chan Data Science Programme Learning Resources Centre was held on 20 December 2021 in appreciation of the generous donations received from Dr David Chan Pun and the Lingnan Education Organization (LEO) to establish the LEO Dr David P. Chan Data Science undergraduate programme.



Photo (from left): President Leonard K Cheng, Mr Mason Wu, Dr David Chan, Mr Patrick Wong and Mr Andrew Yao.


Officiating at the ceremony were Dr David Chan, Mr Patrick Wong, Chairman of LEO, Mr Andrew Yao, Chairman of LU Council, Mr Mason Wu, Council Member and Chairman of the Institutional Advancement Committee, and LU President Leonard K Cheng.


In their addresses, both Mr Yao and Prof Cheng thanked Dr Chan and LEO for their staunch support towards the planning and setting up the BSc (Hons) in Data Science Programme. Prof Cheng praised Dr Chan’s valuable and selfless contributions to Lingnan as a member of the Council, the Court and many sub-committees, and, in particular, thanked him for supervising the construction of LU’s Tuen Mun campus when he was Chairman of the Campus Development and Management Committee in the 1990s.


Dr Chan said big data has been increasingly influential in business of all scales, and it is certainly important for young people to learn information technology. He hopes students will enjoy the new Learning Resources Centre and make the most of the Data Science Programme.


The Learning Resources Centre, equipped with state-of-the-art computing facilities, intended to support teaching, learning and research of the LEO Dr David P. Chan Data Science Programme.