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December 2015
HKBU Council Dinner 2015
The University held its Inauguration of the President and
Vice-Chancellor and Degree Conferment Ceremony on 16 November. At the ceremony, Mr. Cheng Yan-kee, Chairman of the HKBU Council and Court, presided over the Inauguration of Prof. Roland T. Chin as HKBU President and Vice-Chancellor, and also conferred honorary doctoral degrees on four distinguished persons for their outstanding professional achievements as well as their remarkable contributions to society.

Prof. Robert H. Grubbs, the 2005 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry, was awarded the degree of Doctor of Science, honoris causa. Mr. Robert Ho Hung-ngai (in absentia), a business leader, and Mrs. Hung Yeung Pong-wah, a philanthropist, were awarded the degree of Doctor of Humanities, honoris causa. Ms. Elizabeth Law Kar-shui, a successful entrepreneur, was awarded the degree of Doctor of Social Sciences, honoris causa.

The University hosted the Council Dinner in honour of President Chin and Honorary Doctorate Recipients on the same day. On behalf of the Council and the Court, Chairman Cheng congratulated the Honorary Doctorate Recipients and President Chin once again and welcomed them to the big family of HKBU.

Paying tribute to the Honorary Doctorate Recipients and President Chin, a delightful music piece for a sextet ensemble of flute was performed by students of the Department of Music. “Prince of Folk Songs” alumnus Albert Au Sui-keung (Communication) sang three wonderful songs including the HKBU 60th Anniversary Theme Song as the finale of the evening.

Chairman Cheng (centre), HKBU Council and Court Deputy Chairman Mrs. Pamela Chan (5th from left), Treasurer Mrs. Doreen Chan (5th from right), President Chin (4th from left) and senior management lead a toast to thank all attending guests
After the presentation of graduation bears, Chairman Cheng (right) and President Chin (left) pose for a group photo with the Honorary Doctorate Recipients (from 2nd left to right) Prof. Grubbs, Dr. Law and Dr. Hung
President Chin delivers his remarks
Alumna Bonnie Chiu (Journalism), Senior Lecturer and Associate Head of Department of Journalism, and alumnus Prof. John Erni (English Language and Literature), Chair Professor and Head of Department of Humanities and Creative Writing, are the Masters of Ceremonies at the dinner
Students of the Department of Music perform an elegant musical piece for Flute Sextet
Alumnus Albert Au stuns the audience with his amazing vocal performance with the keyboard accompaniment by Miss Vincie Li
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