The School of Chinese Medicine hosted a Spring Gathering on 28 February (Sunday), attended by about 150 representatives from the Chinese medicine industry, alumni, students and staff. Officiating guests were Dr. Gloria Tam, Deputy Director, Department of Health, HKSAR; Professor Ng Ching-fai, President and Vice-Chancellor; and Professor Liu Liang, Dean of Chinese Medicine.
In her speech, Dr. Tam said that since its establishment in 1998, the School of Chinese Medicine has made significant achievements in nurturing Chinese medicine talent, research and development and clinical services. Dr. Tam commended the School for demonstrating insight in planning by setting up the Hong Kong Chinese Medicine Authentication Centre even before the government pledged to develop testing and certification services as one of the six industries for development.
Speaking at the function, President Ng said the support of the Chinese medicine industry has been vital to the success of the School. He thanked the industry for providing internship and job opportunities for graduates and reminded graduates to exemplify the Whole Person Education motto of HKBU when they joined the workforce and began contributing to society.
Professor Liu updated the attending guests on the development of the School in teaching, research and clinical services. He said the revitalisation of the historic Lui Seng Chun building had entered the final preparatory stage and the renovation work would commence once the University received funding approval from the Government. The project is expected to be completed in 2012.