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If you would like to expand your personal network, practise your English and enrich your knowledge in diverse aspects, Fountain of Knowledge (FoK) must be a good platform for you.

FoK provides an eye-opening experience to enrich students’ learning outside the classroom. It helps students connect to the real world and enrich their knowledge with a wide spectrum of non-academic topics. The program covers 8 sessions (1.5 – 2 hours each) and will be delivered once per month in the 2021/22 academic year, normally in the afternoon of Tuesday in the last week of each month. Light refreshment will also be provided in each session. Students are encouraged to attend all 8 sessions but it is not mandatory. Students may register to each session which fits your schedule.

Program Objective

The main objectives include but not limited to an enhancement of English language ability, communication skills, soft skills, arts & culture; international affairs; geopolitical issues; critical thinking; independent thinking; creativity etc.  The program instructor will lead each of the 8 sessions with kickers/teasers, poking holes in each sub-subject and asking students to make instantaneous response. 

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, participatory students will be able to:

  1. understand their niches; identify appropriate career paths and comprehend the do and don’t along their career planning journey;
  2. communicate effectively and professionally to different groups of audience;
  3. appreciate the beauty of the East and West;
  4. enable themselves for lifelong engagement in physical activities;
  5. identify and describe important social issues from multiple cultural perspectives.

Session 2   Wine Tasting; Geopolitical Issues; Current Affairs (30 Nov 2021) 

Session Two of the FoK is now scheduled as follows:

Topic:

Wine Tasting; Geopolitical Issues; Current Affairs

Date:

30 Nov 2021 (Tuesday)

Time:

3:00 to 4:30pm

Venue:

Learning Commons (E0G26), G/F, Block E, Jockey Club Campus

Mode:

Face-to-face mode

Language:

English

Content:

1.  Wine tasting session with demonstration Note

2.  Geopolitical issues & current affairs

3.  Technology trends – Big data analytics. Machine learning. Artificial Intelligence, Blockchains

Note:
Guest speakers will introduce different types of wine, including red wine, white wine, champagne & sparkling wine with demonstrations. Participants will also be invited to have a taste of different wines so as to understand more on the wine culture & their characteristics. Light refreshment will be provided.

Instructor:

Mr. Philip S. K. Leung, B.Sc., M.Sc., MBA Founder, Small Talks Circles; Founder/CEO, HelloJack! Limited

Guest speakers of wine tasting session:

Mr. Philippe Bera (CEO of Omtis Group of Companies)

Ms. Clémence Bideau (Omtis Fine Wines Sales Manager)

[Speaker Profile]

Registration:

LINK

Registration deadline:

25 November 2021 (Thursday)

Note:

  • Since students will be invited to have a taste of different wines, students must be aged 18 or above.
  • Quota is limited and will be offered on a first-register-first-served basis. A successful registration acknowledgement email will be sent to your HKMU student email account by 29 Nov to confirm your seat.

Program Instructor:

Mr. Philip S. K. Leung, B.Sc., M.Sc., MBA; Founder, Small Talks Circles; Founder/CEO, HelloJack! Limited

Mr. Leung, affectionately known as ‘Phil’ among university students, is the founder of Small Talks Circles. Owing to a troubled childhood and young adulthood Phil has developed a genuine penchant to work with young people. WWII decimated family wealth causing much distress among the Leung clans, who had to run for covers to make ends meet… At a tender age ‘street kid Phil’ endured 12 harshest possible years life could have presented… Fast forward three decades…during a casual meeting in 1988 with then Shanghai Mayor/Party Chief the Hon. Mr. Zhu Rongji, the seeds of a non-mainstream, social education forum had been sown… …Hong Kong parents/students are fixated on formal education at the expense of ‘other things’ in life. A typical scenario is that, after having been in the workforce for years and even decades, graduates would get stuck in some mediocre positions not being able to see the light of day… Small Talks Circles attempts to add a new sight line to student life so much so that young men and women could find new skill sets and therefore a rewarding/fulfilling work life. ‘Putting money where his mouth is’ so to speak, Phil founded ‘HelloJack! Limited in 2019 with an all-STC team – investor, featured speakers, alumni and current students. HelloJack! is a Home Improvement business powered by technology. The startup is said to be doing very well after only two years ! Phil studied Humanities at Kingsway College in Oshawa, Ontario; obtained his B.Sc. and M.Sc at the University of Manitoba; MBA from the Chinese University of Hong Kong; has had two tours of the INSEAD Senior Management Program in Hong Kong and Fontainebleau, France. Phil spearheaded Dairy Farm International’s first manufacturing joint venture in 1980 in Guangzhou and was appointed General Manager before he was poached to the Seagram Company in 1986 to lead the global giant’s investment in China, and was named Managing Director, Seagram China. He left a cushy corporate life twenty years later to venture into angel-type investments with projects in China, Vancouver and Toronto. Phil is a self-confessed classical music and art buff, his favorite subjects at dinner parties would be interior architecture, art, sports, or the great Russian composer Sergei Rachmaninoff… Phil’s pastime also includes scouting period furniture pieces of different origins. He played first and second violin at several orchestras while at high school and university – Hong Kong Youth Orchestra; Oshawa Symphony; Winnipeg Youth Orchestra; and the University of Manitoba Chamber Orchestra. At 19, he won first prize, Open Division, at the Peterborough Kiwanis Music Festival in Ontario playing Czardas by V. Monti. Phil picked up tennis late in his life and is known among the tennis circle as a tourney junkie!

Enquiries:

Tel: 2768 6644

Email: career@hkmu.edu.hk