The School of Chinese Medicine welcomed a new batch of freshmen at its Convocation yesterday (3 September) and presented scholarship certificates to six students with outstanding achievements in the last academic year. A cheque presentation ceremony was also held on the occasion to thank The Sik-Kee Au Family Foundation for their generous donation of HK$500,000 to the University in support of the School’s academic development with the aim of furthering quality higher education in the field of Chinese medicine so as to enhance the standing of Chinese medicine in the local medical sector.
The majority of the donation made by the Foundation will be used to set up the Au Lock Tung Memorial Scholarship in Chinese Medicine to recognise six full-time students of the Bachelor of Chinese Medicine and Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Biomedical Science programme with excellent leadership capability and outstanding accomplishments in the field of Chinese medicine both academically and through community involvement. The remainder of the donation will be used to support an academic seminar to be organised by the School next year and to establish an award to honour outstanding staff members who have made a special contribution to Chinese medicine education.
Speaking at the Convocation, Professor Albert Chan, President and Vice-Chancellor, expressed his sincere gratitude to Mr and Mrs Au Sik-kee and their family for their generosity. He praised Mr Au for his solid foundation of knowledge in Chinese medicine passed down from his family and his remarkable achievement in the development of computerised and security system products. Mr Au, who holds a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering, has made various contributions to Chinese communities in the US, the Greater China region and Hong Kong over the years. He returned to Hong Kong in recent years to engage in the Chinese medicine industry and has contributed to society through donating HK$1 million to charitable bodies in support of the development of medical facilities.
President Chan said that he hopes students will see Mr Au as a role model and equip themselves with knowledge and skills to become enthusiastic and responsible social leaders with self-confidence, integrity and a caring attitude, devoted to serving the community.
President Albert Chan (second from right), Professor Lu Aiping (left), Dean of SCM, and Professor Zhang Hongqi (right), Director of the Teaching and Research Division, SCM, receive the donation of HK$500,000 from Mr and Mrs Au Sik-kee on behalf of the University
Mr Au Sik-kee (centre), President Albert Chan (fourth from left), Professor Lu Aiping (fourth from right), and Professor Zhang Hongqi (third from left) present the Au Lock Tung Memorial Scholarship in Chinese Medicine certificates to the five outstanding students attending the Convocation