11 December 2017
Naming Ceremony of Wong Bing Lai Music and Performing Arts Unit
13 - 15 November 2017
Tin Ka Ping Mainland Scholars and Senior Administrators Exchange Programme 2017
10 - 23 September 2017
The 21st and 22nd Seminars for Senior Administrators from East Guangdong Region
The Naming Ceremony of Wong Bing Lai Music and Performing Arts Unit was held on 11 December in appreciation of the generosity of Dr Abraham Wong Tat Chang, Mr David Wong Tat Kee and Mr Samuel Wong Tat Sum (the donors) in supporting the establishment and development of the Unit. Officiating guests of the ceremony included Mrs Wong Bing Lai, the donors and Prof Leonard K Cheng, President of Lingnan University.
Wong Bing Lai Music and Performing Arts Unit offers music and performing arts related courses so that students can have the opportunity to pursue career development in related fields after graduation. The Unit is established with the aims of further enhancing Lingnan University’s liberal arts education and organising large-scale concerts and performances to promote music and performing arts to students and the wider public.
President Leonard K Cheng (2nd from left) presents a souvenir to Dr Abraham Wong Tat Chang (3rd from left), Mr David Wong Tat Kee (left) and Mr Samuel Wong Tat Sum (right).
Mrs Wong Bing Lai (3rd from left), Dr Abraham Wong Tat Chang (2nd from right), Mr David Wong Tat Kee (2nd from left), Mr Samuel Wong Tat Sum (right) and President Leonard K Cheng (left) unveil the plaque.
“Tin Ka Ping Mainland Scholars and Senior Administrators Exchange Programme 2017” was held from 12 to 16 November 2017. Mr Tin Hing Sin, Chairman of Tin Ka Ping Foundation, and Prof Leonard K Cheng, President of Lingnan University officiated at the kick-off ceremony on 13 November.
A total of 22 participants, including presidents, vice-presidents and senior administrators from 18 universities participated in the programme. Lingnan University’s scholars and senior administrators introduced Lingnan’s mission, distinguishing features and practice of liberal arts education in respect of curriculum, student development programmes, as well as related supporting services and facilities. Also, lesson observation, student sharing and hostel visit were arranged to showcase the characteristics of Lingnan University’s education.
Participating universities included Communication University of China, Nanjing, Wenhua College, Yuanpei College of Peking University, Gengdan Institute of Beijing University of Technology, Duke Kunshan University, Northeast Normal University, Southern Medical University, Zhejiang University, Hainan University, Tsinghua University, East China Normal University, South China University of Technology, South China Agricultural University, Heihe University, Guangxi Normal University, Guangdong University of Technology, Guangdong University of Foreign Studies and University of Jinan.
A Launching Ceremony of the Jockey Club Intergenerational Communication and Health Promotion Programme was held on 29 September 2017 with over 200 participants. The ceremony was officiated by Mr Horace Lit, Senior Charities Manager of The Hong Kong Jockey Club, Mr Simon Ip, Deputy Chairman of the Council and President Leonard K Cheng.
The Jockey Club Intergenerational Communication and Health Promotion Programme is a 3-year community service programme, organized by the Asia Pacific Institute of Ageing Studies of Lingnan University and supported by The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust. Through collaboration between different stakeholders, including hospitals, elderly centres, Elder Academy, tertiary education institutes and secondary schools in Tuen Mun and Yuen Long districts, the Programme helps nurture intergenerational solidarity by young and senior partnership, and improves knowledge and skills on active ageing and healthy living. It also trains a group of young and senior volunteers to promote intergenerational communication and collaboration in communities. The programme will conduct health assessments for the elderly in communities, to advocate early disease prevention and timely referral services; and strengthen the role of community stakeholders in active and healthy collaboration projects.
Mr Horace Lit (6th from left), Mr Simon Ip (5th from left), President Leonard K Cheng (7th from left) and other guests kick-start the Jockey Club Intergenerational Communication and Health Promotion Programme.
All participants join together to witness the launch of Jockey Club Intergenerational Communication and Health Promotion Programme.
The 21st and 22nd Seminars for Senior Administrators from the East Guangdong Region were held from 10 to 16 September and 17 to 23 September 2017 respectively on Lingnan University’s campus.
It was the eighth consecutive year that Lingnan University co-organised the seminar with the Federation of Hong Kong Chiu Chow Community Organizations. A total of 45 and 46 senior administrators from East Guangdong region participated in these two seminars with themes of “Modern City Management” and “Ageing Problems and Elderly Services” respectively.
The seminars were generously supported by the Federation of Hong Kong Chiu Chow Community Organizations with the aim to promote and strengthen knowledge exchange between local and mainland senior administrators.
The senior administrators of the 21st Seminar.
The senior administrators of the 22nd Seminar.
A pre-departure sharing session of Lingnan University - Chow Tai Fook Student Exchange Scholarships was held on 10 August 2017. Mr Matthew Lee, Project Manager of Chow Tai Fook Charity Foundation attended the sharing and encouraged students to fully utilize this invaluable exchange opportunities but at the same time, contribute back to the community by committing to social services. Scholarship recipients shared their expectation on exchange programme and future plans of participation in community service.
Lingnan University - Chow Tai Fook Student Exchange Scholarships was established in 2014 with a total donation of HK$3 million for three consecutive years. The fund supports students who had taken part in community services and with good academic performance to go on exchange for one semester.
Students share their expectations and plans on exchange and community services with Mr Matthew Lee, Project Manager (4th from the left) of Chow Tai Fook Charity Foundation.
The Lingnan Education Organization (LEO) Ambassadors Appointment Ceremony was held at Lingnan Club on 24 May 2017. Mr Patrick Wong Chi-kwong, Chairman of LEO and President Leonard K Cheng officiated at the Ceremony and presented certificates of appointment to the students. This year, 59 students were appointed as LEO Ambassadors. They will help promote Lingnan’s Liberal Arts Education and at the same time, contribute their efforts to social services.
Generously supported by LEO, the 10-year “LEO Ambassadors Programme” provides scholarships and awards to recognise students with outstanding academic performance and social service commitment, and to support students with financial difficulties to go on exchange and enjoy on-campus hostel life.
Mr Patrick Wong, Chairman of LEO delivers a speech at the Appointment Ceremony.
Mr Patrick Wong (1 from the left) and President Leonard K Cheng (1 from the right) present certificates of appointment to the students.
Thirty-four scholarships were awarded by Chow Tai Fook Charity Foundation to support students participating in exchange programmes to overseas or mainland China for one semester in the academic year 2015/16. The Scholarships had enriched students’ academic knowledge and at the same time, achieved quality whole-person education through overseas experience.
A sharing session was arranged on 6 April 2017, Mr Matthew Lee, Project Manager and Ms Irene Ng, Project Assistant, representatives of Chow Tai Fook Charity Foundation, attended the session and appreciated the students who had availed fully of the exchange opportunities and broadened the horizons; at the same time, contributed their efforts and joined social services in both overseas and local communities.
The Lingnan University - Chow Tai Fook Student Exchange Scholarships were established in 2014 with a donation of HK$1 million each year for three consecutive years, totalling HK$3 million, to support students who had taken part in community services and with good academic performance to go on exchange.
Students share their views on exchange and community services with Mr Matthew Lee, Project Manager (5th from the right) and Ms Irene Ng, Project Assistant (4th from the right) of Chow Tai Fook Charity Foundation.
Lingnan University established the Jockey Club “We Care, We Serve & We Learn @ Tuen Mun” Programme with the generous donation of HK$8 million from The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust. A launching ceremony was held on 20 March 2017 (Monday) at the University’s campus, and was officiated by the presence of Mr Simon Ip, Deputy Chairman of the Council of the University; President Leonard K Cheng; and Ms Winnie Ying, Executive Manager of Charities (Grant Making – Youth, Education & Training, Poverty) of The Hong Kong Jockey Club.
Jockey Club “We Care, We Serve & We Learn @ Tuen Mun” Programme is a 3-year programme supported by The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust. It aims to promote the concept of inter-generational collaboration and active aging through working with different stakeholders including government departments, non-governmental organizations, academia and business partners, and to create a cross-sectoral collaborative Service-Learning platform.
Ms Winnie Ying (centre), Mr Simon Ip (3rd from left), President Leonard Cheng (3rd from right) and other officiating guests kick-start the Jockey Club “We Care, We Serve & We Learn @ Tuen Mun” Programme.