Appreciation Lunch hosted by Experiential Learning Special Task Force of Young Entrepreneur Committee

22 May 2019
 Ms. Christina Lee delivered a cheering remarks
 Prof. Roland Chin delivered a speech
 (From left) Ms. Portia Chow, Ms. Chloe Suen, Prof. Roland Chin, Ms. Christina Lee, Ms. Jacqueline Tong and Mrs. Lily Chan
 Dr. Albert Chau enjoyed the lunch with service-learning courses instructors

HKBU is committed to providing a wide spectrum of meaningful service and experiential learning opportunities to nurture students to be creative, ethical and caring leaders who will contribute to the development of Hong Kong and the region. In this academic year, 51 instructors from 22 academic departments and 1,300 students took part in the credit-bearing service-learning courses in the undergraduate curriculum. In appreciation of these instructors’ contributions  to the University’s development and their efforts to enrich students’ learning experience and personal growth, members of the Experiential Learning Special Task Force under the Young Entrepreneur Committee (YEC) of the HKBU Foundation hosted a lunch for them on 22 May 2019.

In her remarks, Ms. Christina Lee, Convenor of the Experiential Learning Special Task Force of YEC, admired HKBU endeavours to develop service-learning that meet community needs and foster social changes. Ms. Lee introduced the goal of the Experiential Learning Special Task Force is to offer advice on how to promote students’ experiential learning and to solicit opportunities and resources for related programmes. She looked forward to collaborating closely with the University and all the instructors in nurturing more outstanding and caring students for the betterment of society.

Professor Roland T. Chin, President and Vice-Chancellor, extended his warm welcome to all members of the Special Task Force and colleagues involved in the service-learning initiatives. He applauded the instructors and students who applied their knowledge to serve the community and address the needs of the society. Through service-learning education, he hoped to provide the best student experience that could enhance their whole-person development.

Co-organised by University Advancement Office and Centre for Innovative Service Learning, the lunch was well attended by 45 guests and HKBU representatives. They included Ms. Chloe Suen, Ms. Portia Chow and Ms. Jacqueline Tong, members of the YEC Experiential Learning Special Task Force; Dr. Albert Chau, Vice-President (Teaching and Learning); Mrs. Lily Chan, Director of University Advancement and Secretary-General of the Hong Kong Baptist University Foundation; Professor Gordon Tang, Director of Student Affairs; Ms. Cindy Chan, Director of the Centre for Innovative Service-Learning; Dr. Lisa Lam, Assistant Director of General Education; and service-learning courses instructors and students.