Naming Ceremony of Eileen L. Tsui Student Activities Room
President Alexander Wai presented a souvenir to Ms. Tsui
Guests and representatives of HKBU posted for a group photo
President Wai hosted a lunch in honour of Ms. Tsui and her guests before the ceremony
The University recently received a generous donation of HK$4 million from Ms. Eileen Tsui, BBS, JP, Managing Director of Nankai Transport International (HK) Co., Ltd., for the establishment of the Eileen Tsui Student Enrichment Fund, which will support the University’s Project SEED initiative.
In recognition of Ms. Tsui’s generosity, a student activities room at the Wing Lung Bank Building For Business Studies was named the “Eileen L. Tsui Student Activities Room”. A naming ceremony officiated by Ms. Eileen Tsui and Professor Alexander Wai, President and Vice-Chancellor, was held on 24 June 2021.
In his welcoming remarks, Professor Wai expressed his deep gratitude to Ms. Tsui for her staunch support towards the University. He said that Ms. Tsui has been very supportive of the University’s overall development, particularly its student enrichment programmes. The newly established fund will support Project SEED, and it will enhance students’ capabilities and create career opportunities by connecting them with different sectors of society. Professor Wai also remarked that in addition to providing financial support for the University’s various development endeavours, Ms. Tsui has also offered wise counsel on the governance and development of the University by serving as an Honorary Court Member of the University and a Member of the Entrepreneur Committee of the HKBU Foundation.
Speaking at the ceremony, Ms. Tsui thanked the University for naming the activities room after her. “The COVID-19 outbreak has severely affected students’ overseas exchange activities and employment prospects. I hope that Project SEED can help equip students with important skills and provide timely support to more of them. I hope the pandemic can be brought under control soon, allowing students’ overseas exchange and learning activities to resume,” she said.
The ceremony was well attended by Ms. Tsui’s friends, as well as HKBU representatives including Professor Rick Wong, Interim Provost; Dr. Albert Chau, Vice-President (Teaching and Learning); Ms. Christine Chow, Vice-President (Administration) and Secretary; Mrs. Lily Chan, Director of University Advancement and Secretary-General of the HKBU Foundation; Dr. Lisa Lam, Director of the Centre for Innovative Service-Learning; Ms. Yvonne Lee, Director of the International Office; and Dr. Rosa Tang, Acting Director of Student Affairs.
The Eileen L. Tsui Student Activities Room is located on the third floor of The Wing Lung Bank Building for Business Studies. It has been actively utilised as a seedbed for the University’s whole person education, and a myriad of activities and programmes have been held in the space. It also serves as a valuable gathering and learning hub for students, staff, alumni and employers due to its location in the heart of the University.