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Outstanding Alumni Award of PolyU CBS 2024 - Result Announcement

27 May 2024

Awardees of the Outstanding Alumni Award of PolyU CBS 2024

The Outstanding Alumni Award of PolyU CBS aims to give public recognition to outstanding CBS graduates for their professional achievements and significant contributions to the community and their alma mater. We are delighted to announce the following result of the CBS Outstanding Alumni Award 2024:

Dr. Jing YU - Outstanding Alumni Award in Scholarly Achievement

Doctor of Philosophy, The Department of Chinese and Bilingual Studies, 2017

Read more about the story of Dr. Jing YU:

Dr. Yu, a tenured Associate Professor at Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU), is celebrated for her pioneering research in translation studies. Her interdisciplinary approach has profoundly impacted the field of descriptive translation studies and the study of dialect translation, as evidenced by her publication of over 30 research papers in prestigious journals including

Target, Perspectives, and Translation and Interpreting Studies, as well as notable Chinese journals such as Chinese Translators Journal and Foreign Languages. Her innovative work in constructing the mechanisms of change in translation norms has set new standards in the field. Her monograph, Dialect, Voice, and Identity in Chinese Translation, published by Routledge, has recived widespread acclaim.

Dr. Yu has played a pivotal role in advancing translation studies through her effective leadership in securing multiple research grants, including four that were funded at both national and provincial levels. Her scholarly work is highly esteemed both in China and internationally, as highlighted by her role as a peer reviewer for premier journals such as Meta and Foreign Languages. Her academic excellence has been recognized with prestigious accolades, including the "Dean's Award for Research Excellence" in 2023 and the "Outstanding Young Teacher Award" in 2018.

In her role as the program leader of the undergraduate dual-degree and the master’s degree collaborative initiatives between PolyU and SJTU, Dr. Yu has been instrumental in elevating the academic prestige and expanding the international scope of these institutions. Her ongoing collaborations with PolyU colleagues in various research and teaching projects at both universities, have significantly enhanced their research capabilities and educational quality.


Ms Yuk Mui YEUNG, Waverly - Outstanding Young Alumni Award in Community Service Achievement

BA (Hons) Chinese and Bilingual Studies, 2008

Read more about the story of Ms. Yuk Mui YEUNG, Waverly:

Since graduating, Ms. Yeung has dedicated her career to embodying PolyU's values of academic excellence and societal impact. She has emerged as a pioneer in the realm of values-driven business and community development, playing a pivotal role in connecting socially conscious leaders across various sectors.

Driven by the belief that sustainable progress can only be achieved by aligning business interests with positive social impact, Ms. Yeung has become a passionate advocate for good values and their integration into Hong Kong's business and education community. Through her involvement with organizations like the JCI City Lady and The Yelites Association, she has honed her skills in fundraising, member engagement, and innovative problem-solving. For instance, she spearheaded a campaign to raise funds for underprivileged families, securing donations from local businesses to provide food, clothing, and educational resources to those in need.

Ms. Yeung's philanthropic work has touched the lives of countless individuals. She has organized toy drives for children in makeshift hospitals, bringing joy and comfort to those facing difficult circumstances. Additionally, she coordinated festive food and clothing donations to support underprivileged families during the holiday season, ensuring they could celebrate with dignity and warmth. Her efforts have even extended to hosting a wellness festival for overworked professionals in the heart of Hong Kong's Central district, demonstrating her commitment to holistic community wellbeing.

Despite the accolades she has received, such as being featured in "Women in Work" magazine and winning the Extraordinary Branding Awards, Ms. Yeung's true measure of success lies in the lasting impact she has made on the lives of those she has touched through her unwavering dedication to good values and positive change. Her journey serves as an inspiration, reminding us that by aligning our professional pursuits with our deepest values, we can create a better world for generations to come.

Congratulations to the outstanding CBS alumni who are accomplished in their respective fields and draw positive attention to their alma mater. We would also like to thank the panel of judges for their commitment to the selection process.

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