The BUddy Post – HKBU Alumni Affairs Office

September 2023
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Treasures & Moments

Alumni Recent Happenings

Music Piece Adapted by Alumnus Dr Mui Kwong-chiu Will be Showcased in the Classic Music Works Tour in the Greater Bay Area of Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao Presented by Hong Kong City Chinese Orchestra

(From left) Alumnus Dr Mui Kwong-chiu, Artistic Director of the Hong Kong City Chinese Orchestra Mr Ching Sau-wing, Deputy Chief Secretary for Administration of the HKSAR Government Mr Cheuk Wing-hing, Chairman of the Chinese Musicians Association Mr Ye Xiaogang and Political Assistant to Secretary for Culture, Sports and Tourism Mr Alvin Chiu Man-Leong.

The music piece “Beautiful Clouds Chasing the Moon Rhapsody”, adapted from a renowned traditional music piece by alumnus Dr Mui Kwong-chiu (Communication), Chairman of Hong Kong Composers’ Guild, has been selected as one of the songs to be showcased at the “Hong Kong Contemporary Ethnic Orchestra Classic Music Works Tour in the Greater Bay Area of Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao”, presented by Hong Kong City Chinese Orchestra. Alumnus Dr Mui attended the kick-off ceremony of the Tour on 1 August. The Tour is supported by the China National Arts Fund 2023, with the first show to be launched in Hong Kong on 15 September, followed by three more shows in other cities of the Greater Bay Area (GBA). The Tour aims at promoting local Chinese music while facilitating exchanges on music between cities of the GBA.

Alumnus Samuel Lam Shares the Latest Development of His Company in Recent Interviews

In addition to the recent interviews, alumnus Samuel Lam receives the Cyberport Digital Entertainment Awards 2023.

Founder and CEO of X Social Group Limited, alumnus Samuel Lam Hon-yuen (Business Administration) has led his company to focus on cross-border social commerce solutions, facilitating international brands to tap into the lucrative China-ASEAN markets. Alumnus Lam recently shared in a media interview regarding his insights on how his company leveraged on the cross-border e-commerce collaboration in Malaysia to penetrate into other ASEAN markets. Please click here for details of the interview.

Moreover, he has also extended his company businesses to Web3.0 technology, with the aim of promoting arts and multicultural exchange and interaction, supported by blockchain and hologram technology. Cyberport established the Web3 Hub@Cyberport this year, and alumnus Lam was recently interviewed in relation to being one of the startups at Cyberport. He shared his thoughts on the development of Web3, and please click here for details of the interview.

Alumnus Samuel Leung Yee-ching Awarded a Scholarship of the Hong Kong Bar Association

Alumnus Samuel Leung

Alumnus Samuel Leung Yee-ching (Business Administration) was awarded the Hong Kong Bar Association- Charles Ching Memorial Scholarship, which serves to encourage high calibre law graduates to join the Bar by providing them an opportunity to undergo suitable training for advocacy skills, and in memory of the respected Judge Charles Ching. Congratulations to alumnus Leung!

In Memory of Professor John Seymour Belew

The University is deeply saddened by the passing of Professor John Seymour Belew, the recipient of the degree of Doctor of Laws, honoris causa from HKBU in 1995, on 9 August 2023. He was 102 years old.  Professor Belew was a scholar, educator, academic administrator, and counsellor to many universities world-wide. A chemist by education and professional endeavour, Professor Belew has made notable contributions to the understanding and the international literature of organic reaction chemistry and, particularly, the formation, reactions and structures of the organic class of compounds known as ozonides.  Professor Belew has spent his entire career in academia. Educated at Baylor University in Waco, Texas, he served his alma mater as a longtime chemistry professor well into the 2000s, The Jo Murphy Chair of International Education, dean of the College of Arts & Sciences and later as provost, the University’s chief academic officer. He guided his institution into both a period of greater public recognition and of greater international collaborations with their network of universities in China, United Kingdom, Mexico, Canada, France, Japan, Okinawa, Australia, Argentina, and several regions of the former Soviet Union. He was also a highly important participant in the creation of the international consortium which is a part of the David C. Lam Institute for East-West Studies of HKBU. The University community would like to convey our heartfelt condolences to Professor Belew’s family at this time of bereavement. He will always be remembered for his whole-hearted support for and contribution to the development of HKBU, and as a beloved and respected member of the HKBU community.

 

 

In Memory of Mr Cheng Sing-yip

The University is deeply saddened by the passing of Mr Cheng Sin-yip (Honorary University Fellow).

A veteran in the field of education, Mr Cheng not only served as the Founding Principal of Hong Kong Sze Yap Commercial and Industrial Association Wong Tai Shan Memorial College for 16 years and the Principal of Pui Ching Middle School for 12 years before retirement, he also contributed to the education field by taking up a number of roles, including Chairman of the Association of Hong Kong Chinese Middle Schools and honorary treasurer of the Hong Kong Subsidized Secondary Schools Council.

Mr Cheng also had a longstanding connection with the University for over 20 years. He was member of the Council of Hong Kong Baptist College, member of the Court and Council of HKBU, and Chairman of the Estates Management Committee under the HKBU Council.

The University would like to convey our heartfelt condolences to the Cheng family at this time of bereavement. He will always be remembered for his whole-hearted support for and contribution to the development of HKBU, and as a beloved and respected member of the HKBU community.