HKBU confers degrees on 6,700 graduates and honours five distinguished persons at Commencement
19 Nov 2018
HKBU held its 59th Commencement on 15-17 and 19 November to confer undergraduate degrees and higher degrees on more than 6,700 graduates. In addition, the University also conferred honorary doctoral degrees on five distinguished persons for their outstanding professional achievements and remarkable contributions to society.
Mrs Doreen Chan Hui Dor-lam, a veteran banker, and Dr Philip Chen Nan-lok, a distinguished business executive, were awarded the degree of Doctor of Business Administration honoris causa. Dr Ko Wing-man, an eminent leader in public health services in Hong Kong, and Professor Michael Schudson, a world-leading journalism scholar, were bestowed with the degree of Doctor of Social Sciences honoris causa. Professor Shi Yigong, a prominent structural biophysicist, received the degree of Doctor of Science honoris causa.
Professor Chin urged graduates to “think global, act global”, “embrace change with open arms”, and “develop empathy”. In addition, they were also encouraged to stay sensitive to other people’s needs and thoughts, and be willing to appreciate diverse values, different skills and opposing opinions. This will help them coexist and contribute to both social and business undertakings. For more details, please refer to:
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