“Traditional Chinese Medicine is one of our national treasures. Today, Chinese medicine demonstrates significant therapeutic effects on a variety of illnesses, including some that cannot be completely cured by Western medicine. We hope that through the Endowed Professorship in Chinese Medicine Clinical Studies, more Chinese medicine talents can be nurtured and more scientific evidence on the efficacy of Chinese medicine can be found. Also, we envisage that more new drugs can be developed based upon Chinese medicine to enhance public health.”
Born in Panyu, Guangdong province, the late Mr. Tsang Shiu Tim dedicated himself to serving the community, especially in the field of education, throughout his life. Abiding by his wishes and teachings, Mr. Tsang’s children established the Tsang Shiu Tim Charitable Foundation to provide dedicated support for education and other charitable causes, thereby contributing to the well-being of society.
The Tsang Shiu Tim Charitable Foundation is an enthusiastic supporter of social services, having made donations to many charitable organisations and institutions including those dealing with healthcare, education and cultural causes. The Foundation has manifestly attached particular importance to education. With the Foundation’s support, the SKH Tsang Shiu Tim Secondary School and the SKH Holy Trinity Church Tsang Shiu Tim Kindergarten were established in 1978 and 1989 respectively. The Foundation has also contributed enormously to the development of local universities. It cares not only about the younger generation but also the elderly. It rendered support to the Hong Kong Society for Rehabilitation for the establishment of the Tsang Shiu Tim Home for the Elderly, providing holistic care and rehabilitation services.
HKBU received a generous donation from the Tsang Shiu Tim Charitable Foundation in 2010 in support of the University’s Campus Master Plan and the promotion of Whole Person Education. In recognition of the Foundation’s generosity, the auditorium located on the second floor of the Academic and Administration Building was named the “Tsang Chan Sik Yue Auditorium” in loving memory of Mr. Tsang’s late wife Mrs. Tsang Chan Sik Yue.
The Tsang family believes that Chinese medicine plays an increasingly important role in Hong Kong’s healthcare system. Through the establishment of this Endowed Professorship in 2016, the Foundation hopes to support world-class Chinese medical scholars in conducting advanced clinical research and developing new drugs and treatments to cure serious illnesses. It is also hoped that the Endowed Chair can promote the professional development of Chinese medicine, thereby benefiting the health and well-being of the community as a whole.