On 19 December 2023, the University presented the “Outstanding PolyU Alumni Award 2023” to the five honourees at Hotel ICON. Over 220 guests attended the award presentation ceremony and dinner, including the distinguished graduates and their families and friends, proposers, senior management and staff members of PolyU, as well as dozens of past award recipients who dedicated their time to celebrate this great occasion together and offered all awardees their sincere congratulations.
Dr Lam Tai-fai, GBS, JP, Council Chairman of PolyU and Chairman of the Award Selection Committee, and Prof. Jin-Guang Teng, JP, President of PolyU, presented the awards to the five notable alumni. Recipients of the Outstanding PolyU Alumni Award 2023, in alphabetical order of last name, are:
- Prof. Sophia Chan Siu-chee, GBS, JP (Professor of Nursing, The University of Hong Kong; Senior Advisor to the President’s Office, The University of Hong Kong; Director, HKU Primary Health Care Academy);
- Sr Dr Cheung Tin-cheung, SBS (Chairman, Hong Kong Green Building Council);
- Prof. To Chi-ho (Visiting Chair Professor of Experimental Optometry, School of Optometry, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University; Chief Operating Officer and Deputy Scientific Director, Centre for Eye and Vision Research Limited); and
- Mr Alex Wong Chun-bong (Founder, C. B. Wong & Co.).
Recipient of the Outstanding PolyU Young Alumni Award 2023 is:
- Mr Fang Bing (Co-founder, Hai Robotics).
In his welcoming address, Prof. Teng expressed his delight at meeting all the esteemed guests on this occasion. He praised the awardees for their remarkable achievements and the invaluable contributions they have made to both the alma mater and society. He also extended his sincere gratitude to the Award Selection Committee, Faculties and Schools, whose efforts played a key role in ensuring the success of the event. Taking this unique opportunity, the award recipients conveyed their heartfelt appreciation to their proposers, the Award Selection Committee and PolyU, while also feeling thankful that their families and friends have been their pillars of support over the years.
The Outstanding PolyU Alumni Award aims to give recognition to distinguished graduates of PolyU and its forerunners. Since its launch in 1996, 105 graduates have been honoured for great distinction in their chosen fields, active support to their alma mater, as well as impactful contributions to the wider community. They are fitting testament to PolyU’s accomplishments in nurturing leaders for Hong Kong, the Nation and the world.