Treasures & Moments
Homecoming 2021 - Gold Go Run, Alumni Soccer Seven and Campus Tours Attracted Hundreds of Alumni
Gold Go Run and Alumni Soccer Seven of Homecoming 2021 Strengthen Alumni Relations
Themed “A Journey to HKBU Treasure”, Homecoming 2021 is comprised of various programmes organised by the Alumni Affairs Office (AAO) for alumni to explore and enjoy the treasures of their alma mater. In addition to the two recently held Homecoming programmes, respectively the BU Treasure Snap Check Photo Contest and the Campus Tours- BU Heritage Trails, the Gold Go Run and the Alumni Soccer Seven have been successfully held at the Joint Sports Centre on 13 November.
This year marks the 50th Anniversary of the Faculty of Social Sciences (FSS). To celebrate this important milestone, the FSS joined hands with AAO to organise the “Gold Go Run” event, which provided an opportunity for alumni to strengthen the bonding among themselves, and to get connected to, and build up loyalty with their alma mater. Over 180 participants, including alumni and their families and friends, joined the event and enjoyed the leisure run together.
Sponsored by Hong Kong Baptist University Alumni Association (HKBUAA), the Alumni Soccer Seven also received an overwhelming response from nearly 200 alumni from different generations and disciplines. A total of 17 teams were formed to compete respectively in the Challenge Cup, the Open Division and the Advance Division of the Alumni Soccer Seven. The Alumni Soccer Seven has been a popular event among the HKBU alumni community over the years.
The two events were graced by the presence of Professor Rick Wong, Interim Provost; Dr Albert Chau, Vice-President (Teaching and Learning); Professor Ricky Wong, Associate Vice-President (Teaching and Learning) cum Academic Registrar; Professor Daniel Lai, Dean of Faculty of Social Sciences; Professor Chung Pak-kwong, Associate Dean (Development) of Faculty of Social Sciences and Acting Director of Student Affairs; Professor Clara Ho, Head of Department of History; Professor Gina Lai, Head of Department of Sociology and Dr Melanie Lee, Director of Alumni Affairs, all of whom officiated at the kick-off ceremony of Gold Go Run cum Alumni Soccer Seven.
Alumnus Tyrone Siu (History), President of HKBUAA, joined Prof Rick Wong to present prizes to the winning teams of Alumni Soccer Seven. In appreciation of the contribution of the Organising Committee of the Soccer Seven over the years, Prof Rick Wong and Dr Albert Chau also presented souvenirs to members of the Organising Committee, including alumni Jason Mok (Chemistry), Roger Xue (Mathematics; Scientific Computing) and Tim Leung (Physical Education and Recreation Management).
Results of the Alumni Soccer Seven are as follows:
- Champion: 浸會之友
- 1st Runner-up: 經濟系邀請隊 (挑戰盃)
- 2nd Runner-up: HKBUAA
- Champion: 浸鬼聯 (限定)
- 1st Runner-up: BUSTA 10
- 2nd Runner-up: 地理
- Champion: PERMAA
- 1st Runner-up: B United
- 2nd Runner-up: 經濟系邀請隊 (先進組)
Alumni Enjoyed HKBU Heritage Trails At Campus Tours
The second programme of Homecoming 2021, Campus Tours- BU Heritage Trails, organised by the Alumni Affairs Office, was held on 30 October.
Around 50 participants including alumni and their families joined the Campus Tours of HKBU School of Chinese Medicine- Lui Seng Chun and HKBU Kai Tak Campus (the former Royal Air Force Officers’ Mess). Participants were able to tour around the Grade I historic buildings in Hong Kong, which had been revitalised and operated by Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU). During the tours, participants gained a deeper understanding of the heritage conservation works by HKBU, and the remarkable achievements of the University in Chinese Medicine and Visual Arts. Moreover, alumni could reacquainted themselves with their alma mater and got a firsthand knowledge of the University’s latest development.