Newsletter No. 312

中大通讯 CUHK Newsletter Prof. Ching Pak-chung, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, has been re-appointed by the Chief Executive of the HKSAR as a member of the Copyright Tribunal for two years from 1 December 2007. He has also been re-elected and appointed as a member of the Hong Kong Quality Assurance Agency (HKQAA) and a member of the HKQAA Governing Council for a two-year term (2007–9) on an ad personam basis. Dr. Fong Yuk Fai Ben, director of the University Health Service, has been appointed by the Chief Executive of the HKSAR as a member of Sha Tin District Council for the period from 1 January 2008 to not later than 31 December 2011. Ms. Lam Lai-fong Fanny, general clerk in the Communications and Public Relations Office, has been appointed by the Chief Executive of the HKSAR as a member of North District Council for the period from 1 January 2008 to not later than 31 December 2011. Prof. Japhet Sebastian Law, professor in the Department of Decision Sciences and Managerial Economics, has been appointed by the Chief Executive of the HKSAR • • • • as the chairman of the Licensing Appeals Board under the Public Health and Municipal Services Ordinance for two years from 1 January 2008. Prof. Man Yee Fun Evelyn, associate professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, has been re- appointed by the Secretary for Education as a member of the Standing Committee on Language Education and Research (SCOLAR) for two years from 1 July 2007. Prof. Xu Yangsheng, Professor of Automation and Computer-aided Engineering, has been re-appointed by the Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development as a member of the Appeal Board Panel (Toys and Children’s Products Safety) for two years from 1 January 2008. Prof. Yu Tak Sun Ignatius, professor in the Department of Community and Family Medicine, has been appointed by the Secretary for Labour and Welfare as a member of the Pneumoconiosis Compensation Fund Board for two years from 1 January 2008. Prof. JackC.Y. Cheng, Pro-Vice-Chancellor andProfessor of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, has been appointed • • • • as a member of the University Grants Committee for three years from 1 January 2008. He has also been appointed as a co-opted member of the ‘3+3+4’ Group under the committee from 1 October 2007 to 31 October 2008. Prof. Yeoh Eng Kiong, Professor of Public Health, has been appointed as the convenor of the ‘3+3+4’ Group under the University Grants Committee from 4 October 2007 to 31 March 2009. Prof. Lee Tze-fan Diana, assistant dean of Medicine and Professor of Nursing, has been appointed as a member of the Publicity and Public Education Sub-committee of the Council for theAIDS Trust Fund for three years from 1 November 2007. Prof. Lee has also been conferred the title of advisory professor by Fudan University on 29 September 2007, and appointed as a visiting professor of the Faculty of Health and Social Care Sciences of Kingston University – St George’s, University of London on 23 May 2007. Information in this section is provided by the Communications and Public Relations Office. • • 程伯中教授(右六)1月11日主持任内最后一次的院庆典礼,与书院校董会副主席李和声先生(左五)、主席马临教授(左六)、主礼嘉宾香 港特别行政区立法会主席范徐丽泰议员(中)及书院校董在逸夫书院大讲堂一起举行二十二周年院庆切饼仪式 Prof. Ching Pak-chung (6th right) hosted his last college anniversary on 11 January with Mr. Lee Woo-sing, vice-chairman, Shaw College Board of Trustees (5th left), Prof. Ma Lin, chairman, Shaw College Board of Trustees (6th left), the guest of honour, Mrs. Rita Fan, president of the Legislative Council (centre), and trustees of the College at the Shaw College Lecture Theatre (接上页 Continued ) 10,000-plus alumni network will be an important task of the College. The office of the College Head overlooks a garden where a number of metal plaques line a path known as ‘Alumni Trail’, a spot dedicated to Shaw alumni. On the plaques are engraved the names, years of graduation, and departments of Shaw graduates, from the first to the most recent class. Prof. Ching observed, ‘Many years later when our alumni come back here with their boyfriends, girlfriends or even their spouses and children, they can reminisce in this very place.’ The College plans to build a square in this picturesque location overlooking Tolo Harbour and Pat Sin Range, and turn it into a gathering point for Shaw alumni. Long and Winding Road Ahead Prof. Ching said that Shaw College must offer better support and welfare services to the students to compensate for its geographical disadvantages. He hopes that the College can set up a stable fund to cover the expenses of certain regular activities so that they would not have to rely solely on fundraising. He also hopes that the College can secure government funding in a couple of years to improve its facilities and services. Among other things, a long-term goal of the College is to boost the sense of belonging among resident and commuter students as well as alumni. It also has to discover and consolidate the elements that can enhance their identification with the College, thereby facilitating their proactive participation in College affairs. Prof. Ching especially stressed the importance of teachers’ participation in this respect. He pointed out that students often look up to their teachers as an example. Therefore, it would be desirable to mobilize teachers to get involved in the operation of the College. Prof. Ching, who has been warden and Head of Shaw College, enjoys interacting with students. He humbly said that whenever he can be of service to the College, should it be participating in college activities, talking with students, or making use of his connection, he will be glad to oblige and is always proud of his ‘Shaw People’ identity. 回来,大可与他们在这里细说从前。」书院还计划把 这片远眺吐露港、八仙岭,环境优美的空地开辟成广 场,成为「逸夫人」和校友的聚脚点。 路虽遥 相扶以诚 谈到逸夫发展的重点方向,程教授认为由于书院稍缺 地理优势,故此必须提升对学生的支援和福利,以补 不足。他希望书院能成立一个稳定的基金,使一些经 常性的活动不会因为款项不足、或须倚赖单次筹款而 影响举办的规模。在未来一两年,他更希望书院得到 政府的资助,改善设施和配套服务。 凝聚宿生、走读生和校友对逸夫强烈的归属感,发掘 让他们认同、从而自动自觉参与的元素,加以巩固, 是书院长期努力的目标。程教授特别提到教师参与的 重要性。他指出老师始终是学生尊重借镜的对象,他 们的投入对学生影响至大,在书院的发展上,应有适 当的力度鼓励和推动师生在院务上协作。 历任舍监、院长,热爱与学生交流的程教授,谦说只 要书院用得着他,无论是参与活动,与学生谈话,或 需要他发挥人际网络的作用,他都责无旁贷。他将永 远以「逸夫人」的身分为荣。 rowing enthusiasts, there has been growing interest in the activity among Shaw students and now it becomes a beloved sport of the whole university. Prof. Ching believes that open-mindedness, innovativeness, and flexibility will constitute the core elements of the ‘Shaw Spirit’ in the generations to come. Alumni Trail Looking back on his days as Head of Shaw College, Prof. Ching is grateful to the students, teachers and colleagues for their unfailing support in improving the College. The results are seen by many stakeholders as extraordinary. He is also thankful for the whole-hearted backing of the Board of Trustees. For example, the Yueh Chiao Art Gallery was set up with the support of one zealous trustee. The College is a miniature society, on which teachers and students from different disciplines converge. Today’s Shaw members may become friends for life or career partners some years down the road. Looking to the future, the consolidation of the growing

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