Highlights of the year

01-08 / 2022



IOH awarded BEAM Plus Platinum rating

The University's latest campus extension, the Jockey Club Institute of Healthcare (IOH), confirmed its green credentials with its receipt of a BEAM Plus Platinum rating from the Hong Kong Green Building Council this month. The top award reflects the building's high level of environmental performance, as a result of its many energy-saving and environmentally friendly facilities.

Talk of the Metropolis: Dr Jennifer Tong

Local orthopaedic surgeon Dr Jennifer Tong Wing-sze spoke to the public in the fourth of HKMU's Talk of the Metropolis series, sharing details of the inspiring work she has been involved in as a field worker for the global medical charity Médecins Sans Frontières.



Launch of 'Date a CEO; Be a CEO' programme

In a new mentorship programme launched this year by the Student Affairs Office in association with the Hong Kong Young Industrialists Council, HKMU students got to 'Date a CEO, Be a CEO'. The second part of the programme, 'Be a CEO', ran from February, giving participants the chance to job-shadow their CEO mentor and observe the running of a company up close.

LiPACE Graduation Ceremony

LiPACE celebrated the achievements of over 3,000 graduates from its non-local Bachelor's degree, Higher Diploma, Diploma, Diploma Yi Jin, and Professional Diploma and Certificate programmes.



Setup of support centre for Hospital Authority's COVID-19 hotline

The severe COVID-19 outbreak of early 2022 placed huge pressure on the Hospital Authority's support hotline. In response, HKMU set up a hotline support centre of 10 lines staffed by around 130 staff and student volunteers from the School of Nursing and Health Studies, providing healthcare information and referrals to the public.



Kids@HKMU summer camp

Though April is not technically summer, the school closures brought about by the pandemic outbreak prompted the Student Affairs Office to organise a Kids@HKMU Summer Camp for stay-at-home children who were officially on their early summer holiday break this month. Well over 100 student tutors from HKMU led interactive sessions with over a thousand primary students during the camp.



First HKMU Campus Run

The HKMU campus became a running track for the University's first-ever HKMU Campus Run in May. Over 140 staff and students pounded the pavements along the 2.5km course.

MOU with KMB

The University further expanded the internship opportunities it can offer students with the signing of an MOU with Kowloon Motor Bus, giving students access to internships over the summer at this famous Hong Kong listed company.



New Council appointments

A number of new appointments were made to the HKMU Council in June, further strengthening its composition. Ir Dr Conrad Wong Tin-cheung took up the position of Council Chairman, while Mr Henry Tong Sau-chai (far left) replaced him as Deputy Chairman. Mr Arnold Cheng Ka-kui (second from left) took up the role of Treasurer, Ms Catherine Mun Lee-ming was reappointed, while new members included Ir Dr Alan Lam Hiu-fung (third from right), Mr Bosco Law Ching-kit (second from right) and Mr Yu Chung-leung (far right).

Release of research findings on 'Admitting Ethnic Minority Kindergarteners: Overcoming Challenges and Identifying Opportunities'

HKMU's School of Education and Languages and the Hong Kong Child-rity Association (HKCRA) released an important study on the effectiveness of a new government subsidy to encourage wider admittance of ethnic minority children into Hong Kong kindergartens. The study, which attracted a high participation rate from kindergartens, showed that the scheme was proving successful but that many kindergartens were struggling to find the human resources to serve ethnic minority students fully.

LiPACE 30th anniversary Academic Forum on Future Skills

LiPACE celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2022. The School began a series of celebratory events back in March 2021, and its tenth and final anniversary Academic Forum — 'Future Skills: Which Skills and How to Deliver them?' — addressed the School's commitment to equipping its graduates with future skills and ensuring their career readiness. The forum featured speakers from Microsoft Hong Kong, Our Hong Kong Foundation and Brandstorm Communications.



Release of new findings based on HKMU HOS Index

HKMU's Public and Social Policy Research Centre, under the School of Arts and Social Sciences, released new findings based on its respected HOS Index, which tracks price trends in the Home Ownership secondary market. The findings showed a significant adjustment to HOS prices under the pandemic as compared with prices for private housing.

Creative Arts Graduation Show

This year's Creative Arts Graduation Show, always a highlight of the University year, lived up to expectations as it showcased 140 works by over 250 creative arts graduates. Under the theme 'SOON. TO BE', the show featured works in a wide variety of different formats and media, and bore witness to the rich creativity among this year's graduates. It attracted wide media coverage.

Talk of the Metropolis: Ms Winnie Ho

In the fifth of HKMU's high-profile Talk of the Metropolis series, Secretary for Housing Ms Winnie Ho Wing-yin talked about how Hong Kong managed to construct its extensive community isolation facilities during the height of the pandemic.



Scholarship and Bursary Presentation

HKMU distributed over HK$14 million in scholarships and bursaries to around 1,400 students in a record-breaking ceremony this month. The money, from both government and University sources, recognised students with outstanding performances while also helping those in financial need.

1st anniversary of SOL

August wrapped up with celebrations for the first anniversary of HKMU's School of Open Learning (SOL), established on 1 September 2021. In a special ceremony, senior University officials were joined by the Secretary for Education Dr Choi Yuk-lin.