UGC honours academics' outstanding teaching performance (with photos)

The following is issued on behalf of the University Grants Committee:
     The University Grants Committee (UGC) held a presentation ceremony for the 2017 UGC Teaching Award today (September 7) to honour academics of the UGC-funded universities for their outstanding teaching performance and achievements, as well as their leadership and scholarly contributions to teaching and learning within and across universities.
     The recipients of the 2017 UGC Teaching Award, in alphabetical order, are:
General Faculty Members/Teams
Professor Emily Chan, Professor of the Jockey Club School of Public Health and Primary Care, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong.
The City University of Hong Kong team led by Professor Gary Feng (Associate Provost (Academic Planning and Undergraduate Education)), with Professor Cheng Shuk-han (Chair Professor of Molecular Medicine), Dr Ron Kwok (Associate Professor of Information Systems), Dr Linda Lai (Associate Professor of the School of Creative Media) and Dr Eva Lui (Special Assistant and Manager (Boards and Committees)) as team members.
Early Career Faculty Members
Professor Suzanne So, Assistant Professor of the Department of Psychology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong.
     The citations of the awardees are in Annex 1.
     The Chairman of the UGC, Mr Carlson Tong, congratulated the awardees and nominees on their accomplishments, and thanked the UGC-funded universities and Members of the Selection Panel to the UGC Teaching Award for their support. Mr Tong said, "The annual UGC Teaching Award offers a great platform for promoting and honouring our outstanding academics’ efforts and achievements in teaching." He commended all the nominees for being passionate teachers who are dedicated to teaching excellence and maximising the learning outcomes of students.
     The three recipients of the 2017 UGC Teaching Award were selected from among 21 outstanding nominees through a rigorous process undertaken by a Selection Panel convened by Professor Adrian Dixon. The selection criteria and the composition of the Selection Panel for the 2017 UGC Teaching Award are in Annex 2.
     When announcing the results of this year's award, Professor Dixon said, "The Selection Panel reviewed 21 nomination submissions from universities and were deeply impressed by the nominees' commitment to students and their passion for teaching."
     The presentation ceremony was well attended by UGC Members, Council Chairmen and Heads of the UGC-funded universities and their senior management, as well as those nominated for the award and some 30 outstanding academics.

Ends/Thursday, September 7, 2017
Issued at HKT 20:19