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Lingnan University Awards Outstanding Teaching and Research Staff

03 Apr 2007

Lingnan University ("Lingnan" or "the University") held today (3 April) on campus its biennial Joint Teaching Excellence and Research Excellence Awards Presentation Ceremony to recognize staff of outstanding performance in teaching and research. The award schemes mark also the University's strong commitment in quality teaching as well as excellence in research.

A total of 14 awards were presented to awardees of two separate schemes, namely Teaching Excellence Awards Scheme ("TEAS") and Research Excellence Awards Scheme ("REAS"). The University holds these two schemes every two years to encourage and reward academic staff who demonstrated outstanding teaching and research performance with a proven track record in publication.

Of the 14 awards rewarded, eight awards were presented to staff under the TEAS and six awards went to those under the REAS. Teaching Excellence Awards recipients include Dr Annie CHAN Hau-ning, Department of Politics and Sociology; Ms Irene CHANG Ching-mei, Chinese Language Education and Assessment Centre; Ms Rebecca PANG Lai-king, English Language Education and Assessment Centre; and Dr SI TOU Sau-ieng, Department of Chinese. Four Certificates of Merit were presented to Dr Grace CHOU Ai-ling, Department of History; Ms Lilian LAW Lai-yi, English Language Education and Assessment Centre; Prof Neven SESARDIC, Department of Philosophy; as well as Dr Richard SIMMONS, Department of Accountancy to recognize their outstanding performance in teaching.

Each Teaching Excellence Award recipient will receive a cash award of HK$10,000 and a gift. The awardees will be recognized with their names engraved on a plaque which will be displayed prominently on campus.

The Research Excellence Awards recipients include Dr DING Ersu, Department of English; Dr WONG Man-leung, Department of Computing and Decision Sciences; and Dr Simon FAN Chengze, Department of Economics. Certificates of Merit were presented also to Dr ZHENG Yujian, Department of Philosophy; Dr Kenny LIN Zhen-pin, Department of Accountancy; and Prof Paul HARRIS, Department of Politics and Sociology.

Addressing at the Ceremony, President Edward CHEN said he was delighted to see the excellence Lingnan has demonstrated in teaching and research over the years. Prof Chen congratulated the staff for achieving excellent results in the recently released Research Assessment Excellence 2007, which he said would not have been achieved without the efforts and commitments of the staff.

Speaking at the Ceremony, Prof NYAW Mee-kau, Vice President of Lingnan University, who is also the Convenor of the Programme Selection Committees or REAS, congratulated the REAS awardees, and encouraged all academic staff to keep up with their good research work, and he said Lingnan took pride that not only faculty members excelled in teaching but also in research.

Each Research Excellence Award recipient will be rewarded HK$20,000 cash award and a trophy.