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Outstanding Alumni Award

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The Outstanding PolyU Alumni Award aims to give public recognition to outstanding graduates of PolyU for their professional achievements and significant contributions to the community and their alma mater.

As the year 2022 marks the 85th Anniversary of PolyU, new features will be introduced to the Outstanding PolyU Alumni Award 2022 - LSGI to recognise our distinguished alumni’s diverse accomplishments and contributions. The active participation of the alumni community will make the event even more meaningful!

Result Announcement 

The Outstanding Alumni Award of PolyU LSGI 2022 – Awardee

Award Category - Professional Achievement

Sr Chan Siu Bun, Ben (1986, Higher Certificate in Land Surveying)

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Mr Ben CHAN Siu-bun graduated from the Centre of Land and Engineering Surveying of the Hong Kong Polytechnic, which equipped him to enter the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). Joining the Lands Department in 1990, Ben pursued his MSc studies in “Geographical Information System” and “Geodetic Survey” in the United Kingdom in 1992 and 2002 respectively. He was involved in the first Internet Map for Hong Kong for tourists, Internet broadcasting of GPS correctional signals for precise positioning, and 3D city mapping. Whilst serving as the Principal Government Land Surveyor and Deputy Director (Survey & Mapping) of the Lands Department in 2020-21, Ben led the re-organisation of the Survey and Mapping Office with a new vision on “Bring Spatial Data to Life, Develop a Smart City through Survey and Mapping”, opening up government digital maps for free use, and promoting development of the surveying industry. As the chair of Geomatics Committee and a member of the RICS Hong Kong Advisory Board (2016 – 2021), external examiner of LSGI (2013-2018) and a member of the Built Environment Panel of the 2019 RAE of the University Grants Committee, Ben has long been dedicated in collaboration among government, industry, academia and research institutes.

 

 

The Outstanding Alumni Award of PolyU LSGI 2022 – Young Awardee 

Award Category - Entrepreneurial Achievement 

Sr ZHANG Wei, Jack (2009, MSc in Geomatics)

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Sr Zhang Wei, Jack is the founder and managing director of Geosys Hong Kong Ltd and Shenzhen Intergeo Innovation Technology Co., LTD, which is a global leading geospatial technology solution provider.
Sr Jack Zhang graduated from Land Surveying and Geo-Informatics Department of PolyU with Master's Degree in Geo-informatics in 2009 and now member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and member of the Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors. He started his career in Leica Geosystem and Intergraph after graduation as technical engineer. He founded Geosys in 2014 and then leading a professional team in innovative digital surveying and mapping technologies research and development and a project team to deliver professional services to the market till now. 
The VR3D™ digital twin cloud platform is one of the company R&D product, provides industrial leading cloud service with reliable performance and powerful functions based on cloud computing, artificial intelligence and patented 3D GIS platform engine technologies. 
Now the platform and technology has been adopted by the Hong Kong Police Force, Planning Department, Lands Department, CEDD, Housing Authority, Urban Renewal Authority, Architectural Services Department, Shenzhen City Planning and Natural Resources Bureau and many public developers and contractors in the region. The platform also won many international and local awards by The International Society of City and Regional Planners (ISOCARP), Hong Kong Institute of Planners (HKIP), Construction Industry Council (CIC) etc in these years. 

 

Award Nominations and Other Details

Nominations for Outstanding Alumni Award of PolyU LSGI are invited for submission.

  • Call for nomination starts from August 2021
  • Nomination Form returns by 30 September 2021

Awardee for Department Award will be confirmed by late 2021.

 

The nominated candidate must be a bona fide graduate who has successfully completed full-time or part-time programme offered by the Department of Land Surveying and Geo-Informatics, LSGI, 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 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.

 

There are four award 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 LSGI, 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. Candidate who is aged under 40 by the end of the award year can be considered under the Outstanding LSGI Young Alumni stream.

Notes: The bestowal of the award shall subject to individual merits of the nomination. There may be nil awardee for a category if no candidate is found suitable.

 

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.

 

  Ms Anna Choi

 Email: anna.choi@polyu.edu.hk
 Tel: +852 3400 8158

 

Year

Awardee

2010

2010_wong Chung Hang

Mr. WONG Chung Hang

2012 2012_wangjing

Dr. WANG Jing

2014

2014_Zhiwei Li

Prof. LI Zhiwei

2016 2016 Dr Lesly Lam

Dr. Lesly LAM

2018 2018 Leung Kin Wah Ray

Mr. LEUNG Kin-wah, Ray, JP

2020 2020_PaulTsui

Sr TSUI Hoi Yuen, Paul

2022

Ben_Chan_photo

Sr CHAN Siu Bun, Ben

Awardee (Professional Achievement)

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Sr ZHANG Wei, Jack

Young Awardee (Entrepreneurial Achievement)


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