Hong Kong Baptist University 60th Anniversary Gala Dinner

04 October 2016
 Address by Chief Executive and University Chancellor The Hon. Leung Chun Ying
 Welcoming remarks by Chairman
Mr. Cheng Yan Kee

 Speech by President and Vice-Chancellor
Prof. Roland Chin

 Chairman Mr. Cheng Yan Kee (second from right), President and Vice-Chancellor Prof. Roland Chin (left) and former President and Vice-Chancellors, Dr. Daniel Tse (second from left), Prof. Ng Ching Fai (centre) and Prof. Albert Chan (right), joined together to celebrate the University’s diamond jubilee
 (From left) Chairman Mr. Cheng Yan Kee, Chief Executive and University Chancellor The Hon. Leung Chun Ying and Dr. Wilfred Wong, Chairman of the HKBU Foundation, were enjoying the stage performance
 Music performance by HKBU Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Prof. Johnny Poon, Associate Dean of Arts and Head of Department of Music
 The HKBU 60th Anniversary Gala Dinner attracted over 2,000 guests

In celebration of its 60th Anniversary, Hong Kong Baptist University held a gala dinner at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre on 4 October 2016. It was a joyous occasion for the University to celebrate its diamond jubilee with over 2,000 guests including government officials, consuls-general, heads of institutions, HKBU Council and Court members, staff, students, alumni, supporters and friends.

The dinner was officiated by the Honourable Leung Chun Ying, GBM, GBS, JP, Chief Executive of the HKSAR Government and Chancellor of HKBU. Mr. Leung praised HKBU for creating a number of “firsts” including Hong Kong’s first full-time Chinese Medicine and Chinese Medicine Pharmacy undergraduate programmes, adding that the HKSAR Government has been inspired to provide great support towards the development of Chinese Medicine in Hong Kong.

Speaking at the dinner, Mr. Cheng Yan Kee, BBS, JP, Chairman of the Council and the Court of HKBU, was pleased that for the past six decades, the University has contributed immensely to social progress, through nurturing future leaders, enhancing the education sector as well as developing innovations for industry. He also thanked the former Chairmen of the Council and the Court, Dr. Lau Wah Sum, GBS, OBE, JP, Dr. the Honourable Moses Cheng, GBM, GBS, OBE, JP, and Dr. Wilfred Wong, GBS, JP, and former President and Vice-Chancellors, Dr. Daniel Tse, GBS, CBE, JP, Professor Ng Ching Fai, GBS, Professor Albert Chan, JP, and the current President and Vice-Chancellor, Professor Roland Chin, for their tremendous contributions to the development of the University in different eras.

Professor Roland Chin, President and Vice-Chancellor, listed out three personalities, which he calls the DNAs of HKBU, that are essential to the University’s success. The first is care and compassion, demonstrated through a number of HKBU projects such as the provision of healthcare services including professional Chinese medicine healthcare treatments as well as community-engagement projects. Secondly, HKBU’s creativity as reflected by a number of “firsts” to drive social progress, and creativity in teaching and research for the betterment of the world. Thirdly, HKBU has a global outlook, pioneering many internationalisation programmes and initiatives. Professor Chin said the HKBU community will work together towards its aspiration to be a leading research-led liberal arts university.