The Faculty of Science organised its annual spring gathering on 10 March, connecting around 130 guests, faculty members, alumni, students and friends in celebration of the Year of the Dog.
The guests of honour included former Head of the then Department of Civil Engineering Professor Ko Jan-ming; Vice-President (Administration and Development) of The Open University of Hong Kong Professor Tong Chong-sze; Chairman of Faculty Advisory Committee Mr Alfred Lee; Member of Faculty Advisory Committee Mr Kevin Cai; Alumni Committee Member of HKBU Foundation Mr Bernard Wu; Co-Chairman of Young Entrepreneur Committee of HKBU Foundation Mr Ivan Wong; President of HKBU Alumni Association Mr Alex Leung; Chairman of the Steering Committee on Alumni Relations of the Faculty Mr Leung Ka-wing; and Emeritus Professor in Chemistry Professor Chan Wing-hong. Those from HKBU included Vice-President (Research & Development) Professor Rick Wong; Vice-President (Teaching and Learning) Dr Albert Chau; Vice-President (Administration) and Secretary Mr Andy Lee; Associate Vice-President (Chinese Medicine Development) Professor Bian Zhaoxiang; Associate Vice-President (Research) Professor Liu Jiming and Associate Vice-President cum Academic Registrar Professor Ricky Wong.
Speaking on the occasion, Professor Rick Wong shared with the audience the forthcoming development of HKBU, including its 10-year Institutional Strategic Plan and the Talent 100 scheme which aims at recruiting 100 new academic staff globally to strengthen teaching and research.
Dean of Science Professor Zhang Jianhua highlighted some of the Faculty’s latest achievements and developments. He said that the Faculty has been actively conducting world-leading research in selected areas of strength in line with the overarching institutional research clusters identified in the HKBU strategic priorities, in particular in the areas of Health and Drug Discovery and Data Analytics and Artificial Intelligence. He also congratulated Chemistry alumnus Dr Eddie Chui for receiving the University’s Distinguished Alumni Award lately.
In appreciation of alumni’s staunch support to Faculty events, the Most Active Participation Award was set up. Baptist Chemists received the Award for the third consecutive year.
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