Hong Kong Metropolitan University (HKMU) held the naming ceremony of Wu Jieh Yee Lecture Theatre and Tai Ning Nursing Skills Education Unit today (11 October) in recognition of the generous donation of HK$15 million from Wu Jieh Yee Charitable Foundation (Foundation) to support the development of its new Jockey Club Institute of Healthcare.
Officiating at the ceremony were Secretary of the Wu Jieh Yee Charitable Foundation and HKMU Court member Dr Philip Wu Po-him, Governors of the Foundation Mr Jason Wu Shang-hong, Mr Victor Chan Hoi-fung, and Ms Tansy Lau Ching-yi, HKMU Pro-chancellor Dr the Hon. Charles Lee Yeh-kwong, Council Chairman Mr Michael Wong Yick-kam, Deputy Council Chairman Ir Dr Conrad Wong Tin-cheung, and President Prof. Paul Lam Kwan-sing. During the ceremony, Mr Wong and Prof. Lam expressed their sincere gratitude to the Foundation and Dr Wu for their longstanding support to the University. Mr Wong said, “When the University planned for the campus development project years ago, Wu Jieh Yee Charitable Foundation immediately pledged for a generous donation. On behalf of HKMU, I would like to express my most sincere thanks to the Foundation for its tremendous support. Its generosity not only enabled us to build this brand new campus, but more importantly, helped us provide top-quality learning experience for our students.”
Prof. Lam added, “Over the years, Dr Philip Wu Po-him has been making remarkable contributions to the University. Besides making several generous donations to the University, Dr Wu has shared his insights and valuable opinions on the development of HKMU. He served as the Chairman of the University Council, and currently serves as a Court member.”
Wu Jieh Yee Charitable Foundation has been a staunch supporter of local higher education. It has been rendering help to the HKMU since 1994, and has contributed over HK$40 million over the years, enabling the University to expand and upgrade its campus facilities, improve its infrastructure and promote academic exchange.
Speaking at the ceremony, Governor of the Wu Jieh Yee Charitable Foundation Mr Jason Wu Shang-hong fully affirmed HKMU’s accomplishments and transformation over the past few decades and he wished to continue a strong and close relationship with the University. He also urged more people to support HKMU’s mission to nurture creative and socially responsible talents, who will contribute to the development of Hong Kong andthe nation.
Due to the growing demand for healthcare services, HKMU has embarked on a campus development project to build the Jockey Club Institute of Healthcare. The new campus was officially opened in January this year (2021), providing modern teaching and learning facilities as well as spacious amenities for all HKMU staff and students. The Lecture Theatre and the Nursing Skills Education Unit named are located on the fourth and seventh floor of the building respectively. The 350-square-metre Wu Jieh Yee Lecture Theatre offers 300 seats, making it an ideal venue for mass lectures and talks. Tai Ning Nursing Skills Education Unit is equipped with low-fidelity simulators and models, basic nursing care equipment, and facilities such as a real ward setting, which provides a partial context of clinical environment training. These are amongst the most important facilities in the new addition to the University.