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Call for Nominations: Outstanding Alumni Award of PolyU Department (ISE) 2022

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OPAA2022_newsbanner_en_v1bThe year 2022 marks the 85th Anniversary of PolyU. New features are introduced to the Outstanding PolyU Alumni Award (OPAA) including adding awards at department and faculty levels, to recognise our distinguished alumni’s diverse accomplishments and contributions. The Outstanding Alumni Award of PolyU Department aims to give public recognition to outstanding graduates of a PolyU academic department for their professional achievements and significant contributions to the community and their alma mater.

 

Award Categories and Selection Criteria

The OPAA will be conducted at three levels: Department level, Faculty/ School level and University level. The recipients of the Department Award will be nominated to the Faculty Award. All Faculty/ School awardees will be considered for the University Award.

There are four achievement categories, namely “Professional Achievement”, “Entrepreneurial Achievement”, “Scholarly Achievement” and “Community Service Achievement”. Selection criteria for each category are listed below.

Selection is based on the nominee’s accomplishments in his/ her personal achievements in the field, contributions to the community, and support and contributions to PolyU.

Award Category  Description
Professional Achievement This category recognises alumni who have attained distinguished achievements, demonstrated exemplary leadership and made a strong impact on their profession/ industry.
Entrepreneurial Achievement This category recognises alumni who have demonstrated outstanding innovation and entrepreneurship, founded and advanced business or technology ventures with social impact.
Scholarly Achievement This category recognises alumni scholars who have made notable scholarly or research contributions in their disciplines, with proven track record and excellent reputation in the field.
Community Service Achievement This category recognises alumni who have made impactful contributions to the communities, or demonstrated an extraordinary level of commitment, volunteerism and/or philanthropy for promoting the wellbeing of the communities.

Special recognition to young alumni awardees in the award category is added. A candidate who is aged under 40 by the end of the award year can be considered under the Outstanding PolyU Young Alumni stream.

 

Eligibility

The nominated candidate must be a bona fide graduate who has successfully completed the full-time or part-time programme offered by PolyU (or its forerunners: Hong Kong Government Trade School, Hong Kong Technical College, Hong Kong Polytechnic; and its constituent units: School of Professional Education & Executive Development and Hong Kong Community College) which led to academic award accredited by the respective Institution.

The proposer can be a PolyU graduate, Honorary Graduate, University Fellow, PolyU staff, current PolyU Council and Court member and current Advisory Committee member. There is no limit to the number of nominations to be submitted by each proposer. However, the proposer cannot be the candidate himself/ herself or a direct relative of the candidate.

 

Nomination and Selection Schedule

The Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE) is now inviting nominations for the Outstanding Alumni Award of PolyU Department (ISE) 2022. Please download the Nomination Form and return it to ck.choi@polyu.edu.hk or vivien.shek@polyu.edu.hk with all required supplementary documents on or before 31 October 2021.

Selection for the Department Award will be conducted by end of 2021.

 

Panel of Judges

A panel of judges, comprising both internal and external members, will be formed to examine the nominations and assess candidates’ qualifications and performance for the awards.

 

Enquiries

Ir Albert Choi

Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE)
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Email: ck.choi@polyu.edu.hk
Tel: 2766 4979

 

Ms Vivien Shek

Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE)
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Email: vivien.shek@polyu.edu.hk
Tel: 3400 3156

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