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HKBU Faculty of Social Sciences Kick-starts Golden Jubilee Celebrations and Establishes Endowment Fund with Support from Alumni

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This year marks the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the Faculty of Social Sciences at HKBU. A kick-off ceremony was held on 11 March to commence the year-round celebration activities for the Faculty’s golden jubilee. Taking this special occasion, the Faculty announced the launch of the Faculty of Social Sciences Student Development Endowment Fund, with staunch support from alumni, to further strengthen its support of student development.

The kick-off ceremony was officiated by Professor Alex Wai, President and Vice-Chancellor and Professor Daniel Lai, Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences at HKBU. The event was well attended by staff members, students and alumni from the Faculty and the University, and they shared the joy of this special occasion.

To further strengthen its ongoing efforts to develop students’ potential, the Faculty announced the establishment of the Faculty of Social Sciences Student Development Endowment Fund at the ceremony. From the 2021/22 academic year, the Fund will offer financial support to the Faculty’s students for their outstanding academic achievements, overseas exchange and attachment opportunities, and experiential learning activities. It will also support students who require financial assistance.

Alumni Affairs Office (AAO) has played a key role in engaging alumni community’s support for the Fund and has provided administrative support for its establishment. Facilitated by AAO, alumnus Professor Justin Chiu Kwok-hung, one of the most respected professionals in the property industry in Asia was appointed as the Honorary Advisor of the Fund by Professor Alex Wai and Professor Daniel Lai at the ceremony. Professor Chiu will offer his invaluable guidance on the establishment and fundraising initiatives of the Fund. In addition, alumni Dr. Eddie Ho, Angel Hon, Patrick Siu, Tyrone Siu, Esther Wong and Stephen Yau are the Founding Alumni Supporters of the Fund.

The Faculty of Social Sciences and its departments will present a series of academic events and exciting celebration activities for the golden jubilee in 2021. For more details, please stay tuned by visiting the 50th anniversary celebration website of the Faculty at https://sosc.hkbu.edu.hk/en/sosc/SOSC_50_Anniversary

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