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Head, Department of Applied Social Sciences
Professor Eric CHUI

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The Training Workshop for Social Work Professionals Serving Children in Disadvantaged Conditions in Rural China took place on 20-21 March 2024 at Peking University (PKU). It was co-organised by APSS at PolyU, the Department of Sociology at PKU, the Crown Family School of Social Work, Policy and Practice at The University of Chicago (ChicagoU), and the PKU-PolyU China Social Work Research Centre. Twelve teams of social work professionals from vari

15 Apr 2024

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Journal Articles Published in 2023 and 2024 Dr Lucas SCRIPTER, Teaching Fellow of APSS, has recently published an article titled “The achievement gap thesis reconsidered: artificial intelligence, automation, and meaningful work” in AI & Society. The article delves into the impact of artificial intelligence on the future of meaningful work, with a specific focus on workplace achievements. Dr SCRIPTER also discusses the concept of automation, high

12 Apr 2024

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The "Family Happiness Index" survey was organised by HK.WeCare under Wofoo Social Enterprises, with the School of Nursing of Tung Wah College as the research partner. The results showed that the Family Happiness Index had declined, albeit at a slower pace than in previous years. Prof. Daniel SHEK, Chair Professor of the Department of Applied Social Sciences, Associate Vice-President (Undergraduate Programmes) of The Hong Kong Polytechnic Universi

11 Apr 2024

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The Presentation Ceremony was held on 26 March 2024 in the Jockey Club Auditorium at PolyU.  At the departmental level, Ms Cheuk Lam LAU, BA (Hons) in Social Work is selected as the Presidential Student Leadership Award while Ms Wanzi SONG, BA (Hons) in Social Policy and Social Entrepreneurship is selected the Outstanding Student Award. Congratulations to Cheuk Lam and Wanzi on their remarkable achievement!

3 Apr 2024

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An International Scholar Talk on Practice Research was held on 26 March 2024. Prof. Eric CHUI, Chair Professor of Social Work and Criminology and Head of APSS, gave a warm welcome to Prof. Irwin EPSTEIN, Professor Emeritus of City University of New York. Prof. EPSTEIN shared his views on the birth of a new clinical research paradigm parented by Randomized Clinical Trial (RCT) and Clinical Data-Mining (CDM). He pointed out that the two research ap

3 Apr 2024

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On 25 March 2024, the Department of Applied Social Sciences (APSS) and Professional Practice and Assessment Centre (PPAC) had the privilege of hosting Dr Ting LIU for a captivating talk on the use of emotions as change mechanism. Dr LIU is a certified EFT trainer, supervisor and therapist. She is licensed in Pennsylvania as a Marriage and Family Therapist. She maintains a Private Practice in Wayne, PA.

3 Apr 2024

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The 12th Lam Woo Distinguished Social Work Awards Presentation Ceremony co-organised by the Lam Woo China Social Work Training and Development Fund and Peking University – PolyU China Social Work Research Centre was held on 23 March 2024. The awards aim to recognise distinguished social work students, service projects and scholars.    The Lam Woo China Social Work Training and Development Fund has been co-founded by the Department of Applied Soci

3 Apr 2024

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On 9 March 2024, the APSS Graduates Association successfully organised a memorable "Chinese New Year Basin Feast" at PolyU Alumni Atrium. This event attracted an impressive turnout of over a hundred APSS alumni, staff, and students. In addition to sharing delicious basin dish, activities, such as signing performance, lucky draw and alumni sharing, helped fostering a strong sense of connection and camaraderie among all participants. Both the APSS

12 Mar 2024

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The Department of Applied Social Sciences (APSS) extends sincere gratitude to the recipients of the Long Service Awards 2023. Thank them all for their hard work, commitment, passion, and unwavering dedication to APSS and PolyU.   A total of eleven colleagues are honoured with the Long Service Award 2023 and their length of services range from 5 to 35 years. They are: (In alphabetical order of the surname) Dr Wenyu CHAI Miss Helen CHOW Ms Winnie

4 Mar 2024

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The APSS Graduate Association joyfully organised a Tung Lung Chau and Lei Yu Mun One-Day tour on 13 April 2024. This activity marked an exhilarating start to the spring season and attracted APSS alumni, staff, and students to come and relax. During the tour, participants had the opportunity to experience the tranquility of nature, enjoy a delicious seafood feast, and visit Lei Yu Mun Temple and Souvenir Street. It was a rejuvenating weekend fille


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