The ninth conferring ceremony of the Bachelor of Health Science (Chinese Medicine) offered by the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) University, in collaboration with the Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU), was held on 18 July, 2009 at the Grand Hyatt Hong Kong. During the ceremony, our honourable guests, Prof LIU Liang, Dean of School of Chinese Medicine, HKBU, and Professor Peter Coloe, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, College of Science, Engineering & Health, RMIT University, Australia, opened the proceedings and presented the welcoming address. There are 27 graduates this year and around 150 guests attended the ceremony.
Prof LIU Liang, Dean of School of Chinese Medicine, HKBU, said, in the past decade since the establishment of the HKSAR, the School has witnessed considerable advancement in legislation, regulation, formal training and scientific research of Chinese medicine. Prof Liu believes there is no doubt that the development of Chinese medicine in Hong Kong has been picking up speed in the past years, and it has attracted attention of the international community. Together with the opening of Clinical Centre for Training and Research in Chinese Medicine that jointly established by HKBU and Yan Chai Hospital, and the new Chinese Medicine Centre that established in collaboration with the Hong Kong Anti-Cancer Society in March this year, the School now has a total number of ten CM clinics throughout the territory. In the beginning of this year , HKBU was selected by the Development Bureau of the HKSAR Government to undertake the Lui Seng Chun revitalization project. While conserving the heritage and architectural merits of Lui Seng Chun, the Centre aims to provide comprehensive Chinese medicine and healthcare services to the community, to enhance public knowledge of Chinese medicine and to help train professionals in the field.
Prof Liu said that they will need a new generation of Chinese medical professionals to convey to the world, in a scientific and systematic way, what Chinese medicine is all about. He also encouraged the graduates to commit themselves to the development of Chinese medicine in both Hong Kong and overseas.
Prof Liu Liang, Dean of School of Chinese Medicine, delivered a welcoming address in the ceremony.
Prof Peter Coloe, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, delivered an opening address in the ceremony.
Group photo taking for the graduates of the Conferring Ceremony of the Bachelor of Health Science (Chinese Medicine) Programme 2009.