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AlumNews (February 2024) – Your Source of Inspiration for Year of the Dragon

Wishing you a prosperous Year of the Dragon! With the arrival of the new year, new opportunities await. Do you have any ambitious plans in mind? Perhaps this issue of AlumNews will be your source of inspiration!

8 Feb, 2024

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Meet your Alumni Fellows at Bistro 1979

Are you planning a reunion with old classmates in the new year? Whether it's a casual lunch gathering or an evening get-together over drinks, Bistro 1979, managed by the School of Hotel and Tourism Management, is a relaxing and cozy choice! Lunch Opening hours: Tuesday – Friday 12:00 – 14:00 Reservation schedule and commencement: 30 January – 8 March (Reservation commences at 14:00 on 15 January) 19 March – 19 April (Reservation commences at 14:00 on 4 March) Dinner Opening hours: Monday – Friday 19:00 – 21:00 Reservation schedule and commencement: 26 February – 15 March (Reservation commences at 14:00 on 9 February) 18 March – 12 April (Reservation commences at 14:00 on 4 March) Online reservation or enquiries   Bistro 1979, the Student Training Restaurant of the SHTM, PolyU Residing within the SHTM complex, Bistro 1979 is a student-run, multi-function food and beverage restaurant unit. Bistro 1979 provides a “real-world” restaurant setting for students during their academic year to learn, experiment, experience and build on the skill sets required in the food and beverage industry. The restaurant has a capacity of 66 persons and includes main and exclusive dining areas for its members and guests, offering lunches and evening themed dinners during the semester.  

2 Feb, 2024

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PolyU Delegation Visits Hong Kong Polytechnic University Association (Singapore)

On 25 January 2024, Dr Lam Tai-fai, GBS, JP, Council Chairman of PolyU, Prof. Jin-Guang Teng, JP, President of PolyU, and Prof. Ben Young, Vice President (Student and Global Affairs) of PolyU, led a delegation to attend a dinner gathering hosted by the Hong Kong Polytechnic University Association (Singapore).  The dinner was graced with the presence of Mr Owen Fung Ho-yin, JP, Director of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in Singapore. Dr Lam warmly welcomed all the guests on behalf of the University, expressing his delight at meeting many PolyU alumni and friends from Singapore, especially the young faces. Prof. Teng then presented a comprehensive overview of the University, highlighting its latest developments and accomplishments in research, innovative programmes, and global collaborations. He also shared the encouraging results attained by PolyU in different world rankings, and introduced top scholars from various disciplines to everyone in attendance. The exchange of ideas and experiences during the event further strengthened the bond between PolyU and its alumni community in Singapore. Prof. Teng expressed sincere gratitude to the Association, in particular Vice President Ms Carmen Lee. The Association has provided ongoing support and contributions to the growth and success of PolyU’s alumni network in Singapore. Apart from gathering with alumni, the delegation also attended a series of meetings and visits, engaging with university leaders in Vietnam and Malaysia to foster collaborative research and academic exchanges.  

25 Jan, 2024

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OPAA 2023 Annual General Meeting and Luncheon

On 25 January, 20 members of the Outstanding PolyU Alumni Association as well as PolyU representatives joined the 2023 Annual General Meeting (AGM). During the meeting, they received the President’s Report, adopted Accounts of the Association for the year ended 30 June 2023, and re-appointed KPMG to be the Honorary Auditors for the ensuring year. Everyone gathered for lunch after the AGM, fostering mutual acquaintance and exchanging recent updates. They also discussed with one another the annual plan for the Association. The Board of Directors expressed gratitude for all the enthusiastic opinions, and eagerly anticipated future occasions to convene and contribute to the alma mater.  

25 Jan, 2024

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Activate Alumni eCard, Like our Social Media, and Get a New Year Treat!

Did your year-end celebrations overflow with cherished memories and nostalgia? Visit your alma mater and rekindle friendships at the beginning of 2024! Not only can you revisit your favourite spots, but you can also explore new landmarks and witness exciting developments along the way. You are always welcome home. Have you activated your Alumni eCard? It features a QR code for effortless campus access – simply sign in “My Profile & eCard” using your Alumni NetID, upload a photo, update your personal details, and you can instantly view your eCard after submission. Here is a video demo for you!  We have a delectable giveaway to welcome you back! If you have successfully activated your eCard and followed PolyU Alumni Facebook and Instagram on or before 24 February, you will have the chance to win a Hotel ICON $100 Dining Voucher. For every 10th eligible participant and beyond, one voucher will be awarded. Remember to update your home address on your profile so that the voucher can reach you! Don’t hesitate to create new memories with your alma mater. We eagerly await your return!   Activate My Alumni eCard   Terms and Conditions 1. To be eligible participants, individuals must: be alumni of PolyU; have successfully activated their Alumni eCard; and have followed PolyU Alumni Facebook and Instagram 2. A total of 100 sets of Hotel ICON $100 Dining Vouchers will be available. Starting from 22 January, they will be awarded to individuals based on a pattern, with every 10th eligible participant receiving a voucher. For example, the 10th, 20th, 30th participant, and so on. The validity and conditions of the voucher are subject to Hotel ICON’s terms and conditions. 3. AAO reserves the right to request valid proof and make the final decision in case of disputes.  

22 Jan, 2024

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AlumNews (January 2024) – Ignite Your Year With January Sparks

Just a few weeks into 2024, we have already embarked on a series of new initiatives: the “Proud PolyYOU” series, a photographic workshop, New Year’s foodie deals, and more, all exclusively designed for our alumni. Read AlumNews right away!

15 Jan, 2024

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Visit from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (Southern California) Association

On 9 January 2024, the Alumni Affairs Office warmly welcomed five alumni leaders from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (Southern California) Association. They were Ms Shirley Yeung, Ms K K Yeung, Mr Leo Chu and Mrs Ivy Chu, and Mr Beta Tam.  The overseas alumni were delighted to meet with Prof. Jin-Guang Teng, President of the University, to learn about the latest developments and milestones of their alma mater. They were especially interested in the University’s accomplishments in medical health research, pledging to actively assist PolyU in expanding cooperation opportunities for the continuous advancement of the field. The group also visited various iconic landmarks on campus, including PolyU Main Entrance and the University Square.   Founded in 2007 in Los Angeles, the Association has been a steadfast supporter of the University. With over 70 members, it actively organises networking activities in Southern California. President Teng expressed his gratitude to the Association for its ongoing contributions, in particular the generous provision of scholarships to PolyU students and the valuable advice offered to exchange students.  

9 Jan, 2024

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OPAA Hike

At the beginning of 2024, Mr Elton Ng Chun-ting, Honorary Secretary of the Outstanding PolyU Alumni Association, organised a hiking event on 6 January to kick-start the energetic new year with outstanding PolyU alumni in the great outdoors. Ir Dr Samson Tam Wai-ho, JP, President of the Association, provided strong support, and some current and former members of the Board of Directors attended the event with their families, friends, and student mentees. The group embarked on their journey from Lung Fu Shan Country Park in Pok Fu Lam to The Peak with laughter and joy. After delighting in the magnificent panoramic view of Victoria Harbour from High West and Lugard Road Lookout, the group gathered at a nostalgic tea house for a meal, concluding the activity perfectly. The Association plans to organise more similar outdoor activities in the future, allowing recipients of the Outstanding PolyU Alumni Award to escape the hustle and bustle, unwind, and reunite with one another.

6 Jan, 2024

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Xi'an Jiaotong University - The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Shaanxi Alumni Reunion

On 4 January 2024, the “Xi'an Jiaotong University - The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Shaanxi Alumni Dinner” was successfully held in Xi'an. Professor Jin-Guang Teng, President of PolyU, Dr Miranda Lou, Executive Vice President, Professor Geoffrey Shen, Associate Vice President (Global Partnerships), Professor Lu Haitian, Director of Mainland Development and Dr Sean Xu, Assistant Director of Mainland Development attended the event. Representatives from PolyU Mainland Alumni Networks and over 360 PolyU alumni reunited. President Teng provided an update on the latest developments and plans of the University. After that, President Teng, together with Professor Xi Guang, Vice President of Xi'an Jiaotong University, presented the academic award parchments to the graduates of the collaborative programme, MSc Information System, who were unable to attend their graduation ceremony. Dr Lou and Professor Xi presented the certificate of appreciation to the Executive Committee members of PolyU Tongli Alumni Network. The event concluded successfully with a variety of programmes and joyful laughter.

4 Jan, 2024

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Strategic Moves @ Alumni Atrium

On 27 December 2023, around 50 board game enthusiasts gathered at PolyU for the highly anticipated event, “Strategic Moves @ Alumni Atrium”. It was a unique occasion that brought together graduates and current students across generations, fostering a vibrant atmosphere of camaraderie and friendly competition. The event marked the first-ever collaboration between the Alumni Affairs Office and The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Student Affairs Office Chess and Boardgames Club. According to the alumni’s favourites, the Alumni Atrium was adorned with a colourful array of chessboards, card games, and many popular board games. Experienced chess lovers shared their strategies with beginners, encouraging a sense of community and knowledge exchange. The gathering buzzed with energy as people moved from one game to another, forging connections and building friendships through their shared love for board games. Monopoly, Werewolves, Splendor and other chess battles enthralled the attendees. As the event drew to a close, many alumni eagerly anticipated the second board game gathering, where they could once again make strategic moves within the PolyU community!   

27 Dec, 2023

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