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Lingnan University has received a generous donation of HK$5 million from the Tin Ka Ping Foundation (the Foundation) in support of “Lingnan University Chinese Cultural Project”, “Students and Happy Ageing with Chinese Medicine Project”, exchange programmes and student development initiatives among cross-strait four-region.
In appreciation of the Foundation’s support, the Tin Ka Ping Foundation Donation Ceremony was held on 5 November 2019. The Ceremony was officiated by Mr Tin Hing-sin, Chairman of the Foundation, and Mr Tin Wing-sin, Board Director.
Since 1995, the Foundation has been rendering its support to the University, including the Tin Ka Ping Swimming Pool, Tin Ka Ping Student Loan Scheme and the establishment of Tin Ka Ping Education Fund. In 2017, an additional donation of HK$3 million in support of Chinese culture and student training projects was made. This year, the Foundation contributed another HK$5 million, together with the matching grant obtained from the Government’s Eighth Matching Grant Scheme, totalling HK$10 million for funding the “Lingnan University Chinese Cultural Project”, “Students and Happy Ageing with Chinese Medicine Project”, cross-strait four-region exchange programmes and student development programmes.
The aim of launching the ‘Lingnan University Chinese Cultural Project’ is to promote Chinese cultural education to the public by organizing public talks delivered by distinguished scholars in Chinese culture and cultural studies, and holding ‘Lingnan Journal of Chinese Studies Distinguished Lecture Series’ in the higher education sector. In addition, the ‘Students and Happy Ageing with Chinese Medicine Project’ to be launched soon is to train up young people to become ‘Health Ambassadors of Happy Ageing with Chinese Medicine’ and ‘Promotion Leaders of Chinese Medicine’. Lingnan University will also organize talk series on Chinese medicine for elderly health. It is expected to transfer the knowledge base of Chinese medicine and traditional Chinese Culture across all age groups.
Mr Tin Hing-sin, Chairman (2nd from left), and Mr Tin Wing-sin, Board Director (1st from left) of Tin Ka Ping Foundation present a donation cheque to President Leonard K Cheng (2nd from right) and Vice-President Prof Mok Ka-ho (1st from right).
The Lingnan Education Organization (LEO) Ambassadors Appointment Ceremony was held at Lingnan Club on 28 May 2019 (Tuesday). Mr Patrick Wong, Chairman of LEO and President Leonard K Cheng officiated at the Ceremony and presented certificates of appointment to the students. This year, 84 students were appointed as LEO Ambassadors. LEO Ambassadors will help promote Lingnan’s Liberal Arts Education and at the same time, contribute their efforts to social services.
At the Appointment Ceremony, Mr Stephen Lee Lok Sang and Ms Tina Cheung Ting, the respective recipients of the Scholarships for Outstanding Students and Leadership and Service Scholarships, shared their experiences on how Lingnan University has transformed their lives by offering different life-changing opportunities during their 4-year study.
The 10-year Programme - “LEO Ambassadors Programme” was established with the generous donation of Lingnan Education Organisation since the academic year 2009/10 to provide scholarships and awards to recognise students’ outstanding academic performance and social service commitment; support students to go on exchange, enjoy hostel life and participate in research projects.
Mr Patrick Wong, Chairman of LEO delivers a speech at the Appointment Ceremony.
Mr Patrick Wong (1st from the right) and President Leonard K Cheng (1st from the left) present certificates of appointment to the newly appointed LEO Ambassadors.
Lingnan University had appointed six distinguished individuals as Honorary Court Members on 11 April 2019, in appreciation of their invaluable support and contributions to the University and the society at large. Honorary Court Members will continue to contribute their time and efforts in supporting the development of the University by offering professional advice and promoting the University’s interests.
The Honorary Court Members are:
Mr Ernest Chiu Tin-chung
Mr Jack Chiu Tin-lap
Mr Timothy Junior Lam
Dr Frank Law Sai-kit
Dr Arion Wong Chi-hong
Dr Simon Wu Chi-wai
During the Ceremony, the University also thanked the retired Council and Court Members and Mr Simon Ip, Deputy Chairman of Council, presented souvenirs to the retired Council and Court Members in appreciation of their contributions and support over the years.
The retired Council and Court Members are:
Mrs Edith Chan Ngan Man-ling
Mr Franklin Lam Fan-keung
Mr Li Kam-kee
Mr Mui Lok-wood
Mrs Loretta Shuen Leung Lai-sheung
Mr John Slosar
Mr Simon Ip, Deputy Chairman of the Council (5th from right) and Prof Leonard K Cheng, President (5th from left) and the awarded Honorary Court Members - (1st from left) Dr Simon Wu, Mr Ernest Chiu, Mr Jack Chiu, Dr Frank Law. Retired Council and Court Members at the Dinner - (1st from right) Mr Franklin Lam, Mr Li Kam Kee, Mrs Loretta Shuen and Mrs Edith Ngan Chan.
Naming Ceremony of Wofoo Joseph Lee Student Activity Centre cum Establishment of Wofoo Joseph Lee Consulting and Counselling Psychology Research Centre
Lingnan University organized the Naming Ceremony of Wofoo Joseph Lee Student Activity Centre cum Establishment of Wofoo Joseph Lee Consulting and Counselling Psychology Research Centre on 9 April 2019 in appreciation of Dr Joseph Lee, Chairman of Wofoo Foundation’s generous donation in establishing the “Wofoo Joseph Lee Consulting and Counselling Psychology Research Centre”. The Research Centre conducts consulting and counselling psychology researches and associated community services for schools in the Tuen Mun and Yuen Long Districts..
The University was very honoured to have Prof Sophia Chan, Secretary for Food and Health, Dr Joseph Lee, Chairman of Wofoo Foundation, Mr Simon Ip, Deputy Chairman of the Council and Prof Leonard K Cheng, President of Lingnan University to officiate the Ceremony.
Prof Sophia Chan expressed that she was delighted to witness Lingnan University in innovating researches and elevating youth mental health. She also appreciated the endeavours from different sectors of the society in supporting the University to conduct counselling and consulting psychology researches to raise public awareness on related issues.
Since September 2018, Wofoo Joseph Lee Counselling and Consulting Psychology Research Centre has been partnering with seven schools in the neighbouring districts in organizing regular training courses on counselling tactics to teachers and parents. The Research Centre will cooperate with schools, hospitals and non-governmental organisations continuously to raise social awareness on youth and adolescents’ mental health issues.
In recognition of Dr Joseph Lee’s generous support, the Student Activity Centre, a venue for all-weather sports and recreational activities located in the Multi-purpose Outdoor Sports Ground of Lingnan University, is named as Wofoo Joseph Lee Student Activity Centre.
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Prof Sophia Chan, Secretary for Food and Health (4th from left), Dr Joseph Lee (4th from right), Mr Simon Ip (1st from right), Prof Leonard K Cheng (1st from left) and other officiating guests unveil the commemorative plaque.
Sharing session of the Dr Law Sai Kit Frank Student Internship Subsidy Programme was held on 25 February 2019. Four students, who were supported by the Programme, shared their fruitful learning experiences with the donor, Dr Frank Law and colleagues of Office of Institutional Advancement and Alumni Affairs and Student Services Centre. The scheme had subsidized 22 students to engage in overseas internship programmes from 2015/16 to 2017/18. The Scheme has been able to enrich students’ personal growth, communication skills and multicultural exposure by enhancing their competence in real-life workplace.
In the sharing session, the returnees participated in overseas internship programmes in Spain, Taiwan and the United States in 2017/18 expressed thoughts on their career pursuance through joining the internship programmes. Their working capabilities and adaptability towards new environment had been strengthened. Dr Frank Law was impressed that the students had taken the initiatives to immerse themselves in different cultures and cherished the learning opportunities to broaden their horizons.
Students supported by Dr Law Sai Kit Frank Student Internship Subsidy Programme 2017/18 share their precious experiences with Dr Frank Law (centre) and staff of Lingnan University.
Lingnan University had signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Enlightenment & Innovation in Arts, Science and Culture Association (EISAC) on 14 January 2019, for the launch of Insurance Internship Progarmme.
The cooperation hopes to encourage our students to know more about the insurance industry and enhance their interests in joining the industry in their future career development. The three-year Insurance Internship Programme is fully funded and supported by EISAC and will be launching from 2018/19 to 2020/21 academic year. It will provide insurance knowledge and trainings in both front line and professional support for about sixty students each year. Subsidies will be offered to participants with outstanding performance.
Mr Andy Chan, President of EISAC (left), and Mr Matthew Mo, Director of Institutional Advancement and Alumni Affairs (right), sign the Memorandum of Understanding of the Insurance Internship Programme.
Representatives of Lingnan University and guests of EISAC take group photo.