HKBU thanks retiring staff and honours outstanding non-teaching staff
27 May 2013
The University honoured retiring colleagues who have served HKBU for 10 or more years at the Faculty and Staff Assembly held last Friday (24 May). At the Assembly President Albert Chan presented souvenirs to the retiring staff members. On the same occasion, an awards presentation ceremony was held for the first Reward and Recognition Scheme for Non-teaching Staff, recognising non-teaching staff who have made significant contributions beyond the scope of their normal duties in support of the University’s development.
A total of 26 staff members are retiring this year. For their names and respective departments/offices, please click here.
The Individual Award winner in the first Reward and Recognition Scheme for Non-teaching Staff is Ms. Irene Wong, Senior Assistant Librarian of the University Library. The Judging Panel was impressed by the 10-year collaborative project that Ms. Wong initiated and negotiated successfully with the Yale Divinity School Library. The solicited funding supports the preservation and digitisation of additional rare materials that are to be made available for free public access. The cooperation fostered by the project not only benefits the University’s students, faculties and researchers, but also the teaching, learning and research activities in the field of the global history of Christianity.
The Team Awards went to three outstanding teams for their projects, namely the “Chinese Medicine Digital Project”, “Completion of Academic and Administration Building on Baptist University Road Campus” and “Joint Efforts on Meeting the Admissions Challenges for 3-3-4 Academic Reform with a Systematic Approach”.
The Panel believes that in the Chinese Medicine Digital Project, the team fostered strong collaboration between academic and non-teaching staff. Making the best use of existing resources, the team made an impact on the teaching, learning and research of Chinese Medicine both within the University and throughout the world.
The Panel appreciated the complexity of the task entitled “Completion of Academic and Administration Building on Baptist University Road Campus”, as well as the patience of team members in overcoming challenges and their ability to withstand pressure. In particular, in order to accomplish the goals, members had to undergo several stages of sustained coordination and communication with different internal and external stakeholders.
In the “Joint Efforts on Meeting the Admissions Challenges for '3+3+4' Academic Reform with a Systematic Approach” project, the Panel appreciated the complexity of the task, and was pleased to see the highly effective coordination and communication between various offices and their coordination with internal and external stakeholders, including but not limited to teaching departments and academic programmes.