On 8 July 2022, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) conferred the title of University Fellowship on eight outstanding individuals in recognition of their significant contributions to the University and community.
Presided over by Dr Lam Tai-fai, Chairman of the University Council, the conferment ceremony was held at the Jockey Club Auditorium on PolyU campus. The recipients were warmly greeted by PolyU President Professor Jin-Guang Teng, and other senior staff members of the University.
Dr Lam delivered a speech at the conferment ceremony, where he remarked, “The eight distinguished individuals who have been awarded a University Fellowship are outstanding members of the community and excellent leaders in various professions, business sectors and industries. I strongly believe that our new Fellows will empower us to take our development to the next level, helping us excel even further.”
Professor Teng welcomed the new Fellows to the PolyU family. “By joining forces with our new Fellows, who are exemplars of social responsibility, and with the continuous efforts and initiatives of the PolyU community, I am confident that the University will scale new heights in its pursuit of world-class education and research for the benefit of society,” said Professor Teng.
The fellowship recipients are (in alphabetical order of last name):
Mr Lawrence Chan Man-yiu
Mr Lawrence Chan Man-yiu, Chairman of Park Lane Capital Holdings Limited, is a seasoned entrepreneur. He not only oversees his family office portfolio of investments, but has also shared great philanthropic passions, such as founding The Seal of Love Charitable Foundation. Over the years, he and his family have made substantial donations to PolyU’s School of Hotel and Tourism Management (SHTM). He is currently Professor of Practice (Hospitality Asset Management) in SHTM as well.
Mr Ho Sai-chu, GBM, GBS, OBE, JP
Mr Ho Sai-chu, Director of Fook Lee Construction Company Limited, Fook Lee Holdings Limited, and United Builders Insurance Company Limited, is a notable business leader and a philanthropist. He has held countless public offices, and has been offering generous support for the construction industry, education, social services, as well as the promotion of Chinese art and culture in both Hong Kong and the Mainland. As the Chairman of the Ho Iu Kwong Charity Foundation, he donated to his alma mater PolyU for the construction of Ho Iu Kwong Building and Ho Iu Kwong and Kwok Pui Chun Square.
|Mr Leung Kin-fung
Mr Leung Kin-fung is a world-class musician who has earned unanimous acclaims around the globe, including being the first Hong Kong musician to win First Prize at the Young Artist Competition in New York. He is the Music Director of Hong Kong Orchestra, First Associate Concertmaster of Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, and Artistic Director of Hong Kong Pure Strings. Sparing no effort in passing on his musical techniques and artistic vision to the next generations, he founded Hong Kong Youth Orchestra and has been the Artistic Director and Conductor of PolyU Orchestra.
|Dr Raymond Leung Siu-hong
Dr Raymond Leung Siu-hong, Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Altai Technologies Limited, is a visionary pioneer in game-changing technologies. Having been the founder of two leading technology companies in the world, he never forgets to give back to his alma mater PolyU. He was bestowed with the Outstanding PolyU Alumni Award 2009, and is currently a member of PolyU Court.
|Mrs May Tam Mak Mei-yin
Mrs May Tam Mak Mei-yin is an avid advocate for community causes. She shares the vision of her late husband Mr Edmund Tam Wing-fan, a renowned architect in Hong Kong. As a couple, they contributed to many charitable causes for children and the elderly, including the founding of SAHK Tam Wing Fan Child Development Centre, and the advancement of Tam Wing Fan Rehabilitation Service Centre (Occupational Therapy) at PolyU, which is the first-ever university-based occupational therapy clinic in Hong Kong.
|Dr Joseph Ting Sun-pao, BBS
Dr Joseph Ting Sun-pao is a well-known historian of Chinese and Hong Kong history and formerly Chief Curator of the Hong Kong Museum of History. Driven by his lifelong commitment to heritage preservation, he has shouldered public duties for the government and many organisations even after retirement. Most recently, he is on the editorial board of Hong Kong Chronicles. He was Historian-in-Residence at PolyU in 2018/2019, and is currently a member of the Culture Promotion Committee.
|Professor George Woo
Professor George Woo, Emeritus Professor and Senior Advisor of PolyU’s School of Optometry, is the Father of Optometry in Hong Kong and a pivotal figure in eye health and vision science globally. He has substantially raised the standards of optometric education and eye care services in Hong Kong. His commitment to philanthropy and volunteer work earned him the Hong Kong Humanity Award in 2020. Professor Woo and his brother Dr Victor Woo are the proud donors of PolyU’s K. B. Woo Family Endowed Professorship in Optometry.
|Dr Yeung Kin-man, SBS, JP
Dr Yeung Kin-man is President of Biel Crystal (HK) Manufactory Limited, the world’s largest manufacturer of touchscreen glass. Having achieved tremendous entrepreneurial success with his wide vision and persistent courage, he not only assumes many public offices, but is also a great philanthropist making remarkable contributions to both Hong Kong and the Mainland. He also established an Endowed Professorship in Business Administration at PolyU to support research in management.
Since its introduction in 2000, PolyU has conferred University Fellowship on a total of 128 distinguished persons.