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July 2017
Alumni Update
“Water to Wine” Movie Starring Alumna Becky Lee

Alumna Becky Lee (Music) took part in the filming of the movie “Water to Wine” in Australia and sang the theme song “Metamorphosis”. The movie was about a real story of the hardship a couple who has gone through in raising their autistic child after migrating to Australia in early 90’s. The premiere was held on 4 July at Diamond Hill Baptist Church and the film DVD will be released on 19 July at the Hong Kong Book Fair 2017.
Alumna Lee (second from right), who acts as the mother in the movie, poses with the “real” family of the story.
Alumna Lee visits HKBU and shares her updates with Dr. Melanie Lee, Director of Alumni Affairs.
Alumnus Patrick Siu Launches “Audio Books Collection” Campaign to Help the Needy

Organised by alumnus Patrick Siu (Geography; Media Management), Sounds Great is a charitable campaign targets to donate audio books to the elderly homes, organisations for the visually impaired, underprivileged and designated charitable organisations. In the coming Hong Kong Book Fair, Sounds Great will launch one of their audio book series, Chinese literature classics “Romance of the Three Kingdoms”, and targets to raise 3,000 books for donation.

Interested alumni can visit Sounds Great counter at the Book Fair on 19-25 July to donate a collection of 5 books at HK$840 or 100 books at HK$16,800.
Reunion of Communication Buddies

On 17 June, over 65 Communication buddies who graduated in the 1990s gathered for a reunion and farewell dinner for the retirement of Mr. To Yiu-ming, Assistant Professor of Department of Journalism who served Hong Kong Baptist University for 31 years. Other faculty staff including Prof. Ting Wai, Department of Government and International Studies; Mr. Law Shiu-kei, former lecturer and Ms. Anna Li, executive secretary from Department of Journalism also joined the reunion dinner. The attending Communication alumni shared their fond memories and anecdotes of Mr. To during their studies at HKBU. The dinner was filled with laughter and joy.
Communication buddies and HKBU staff reunite and have a happy gathering after a long time apart.
Science Buddies Reunited in Annual Sports Day

On 29 April, the annual Science Sports Day was successfully held on HKBU campus. This year, the sports event attracted 22 teams comprising 150 alumni, students and faculty members from five departments of Faculty of Science, a record-breaking participation over the past 11 years.

After rounds of keen competitions, Department of Biology and Department of Mathematics jointly won the Dean’s Cup with the same overall highest score. It is the first time that Department of Biology won the prize while Department of Mathematics has scooped the Cup for nine years. The winning teams were extremely excited when they were presented the trophy.

The day concluded with a lunch gathering in which Acting Dean of Science, Prof. Chris Wong, gave his speech and recognised the sportsmanship of the athletes. He hoped this annual event could help strengthen the bonding among all alumni, students and staff of the Science family.

Since 2007, Science Sports Day has been held in April every year involving 4 sports contests, namely 5-a-side football, 5-on-5 basketball, badminton and table-tennis. All alumni, students and staff members from Science Faculty are welcome to join.
The Science Sports Day marks a record-breaking entry this year.
Four Alumni Establish SourceWater Scholarship to Support HKBU Students

Alumni Chen Weisong (Computer Science), Tsai Yin-wang (Business Administration), Daniel Wu (Business Administration) and Wu Wenquan (Business Administration) established the SourceWater Scholarship Programme to recognise students who have actively participated in activities that encourage cultural and academic exchange between students from Hong Kong and Mainland China.

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