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LIFE IS SHORT – 28 AUGUST 2016

That was how I ended my 3-minute speech at the Inauguration Ceremony for New Students at the Grand Hall at Lee Shau Kee Lecture Centre on 26 August 2016. I am going to share with you the speech below, but first, let me briefly report what happened that morning. The Ceremony began with the usual […]

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CHAIRMAN’S REPORT – 2015-16 – 27 JUNE 2016

The 2016 Ordinary General Meeting (OGM) was held on 23 June 2016 when I delivered the Annual Report of Convocation before an election took place to fill the eight vacancies. The election results have since been uploaded on the website and I congratulate the eight successful distinguished alumni who have joined or re-joined others to […]

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IT IS ONLY THE BEGINNING – 12 MAY 2016

On 7 May 2016, President and Vice Chancellor Professor Peter Mathieson, accompanied by his full Senior Management Team (SMT), met Convocation members in an open forum organised by the Standing Committee and the two major alumni bodies, namely the Hong Kong University Alumni Association (HKUAA) and the Hong Kong University Graduates Association (HKUGA). I said […]

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ALUMNI BODIES AND CONVOCATION – 16 JANUARY 2016

I happened to be in Vancouver last week and through the good office of the Immediate Past President of the Hong Kong University Graduates Association, met the current President of the Hong Kong University Alumni Association in British Columbia Canada together with a number of her Board Members. It was a pleasant and happy meeting […]

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WE ARE ON OUR WAY – 23 DECEMBER 2015

A lot has happened over the last year. Indeed, a lot has happened in the last three months since I wrote in this space; and the Convocation Standing Committee (SC) had found itself having to organize a second Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) in less than three months. Nevertheless, as I had said in my last […]

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OUR UNIVERSITY IS OK – 30 SEPTEMBER 2015

My Very Dear Fellow Convocation Members, Once again and predictably, HKU caught the headlines this morning. There was blanket coverage on the long awaited Council decision on the appointment to the position of Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Academic Staffing and Resources), with the printed media playing up how the decision was arrived at and the student union president […]

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OUR LANDMARK EGM – 7 SEPTEMBER 2015

My Very Dear Fellow Convocation Members, It is almost a week since we had our landmark EGM which became the talk of the town for one day. After the polling results were announced, some TV channels had it as the top news item which was re-run every half hour. The result was that I received […]

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