RS held the 8th Elite Alumni Seminar successfully on 9 June 2022. We were pleased to invite three elite alumni, Mr Wong Kwok-hing, Ms Stella Cheng and Ms Priscilla Poon, to share their success stories with the guests, teachers, alumni and students of RS. Thanks to their wonderful talks, the attendees spent a delightful, unforgettable evening together.
The event was also graced by Dr Miranda Lou, Executive Vice President of PolyU, Dr Lawrence Li Kwok-chang, Deputy Chairman of the Council of PolyU, and Dr David Lam Tzit-yuen, LegCo Member (Medical and Health Services). Dr Lou kicked off the seminar with her opening speech, expressing her pleasure to be invited to this seminar which is one of the anniversary events to celebrate PolyU’s 85th birthday. She also confirmed the significance of our organising the Elite Alumni Seminar series. After that, Prof. Hector Tsang (Cally Kwong Mei Wan Professor in Psychosocial Health, Chair Professor of Rehabilitation Sciences and Head of RS) presented a brief and lively introduction of Mr Wong Kwok-hing, congratulating him on his recent promotion to Commissioner of Correctional Services.
Mr Wong Kwok-hing graduated from the occupational therapy (OT) programme of RS. He joined the Correctional Services Department (CSD) as Officer in August 1989 and was promoted to Senior Superintendent of Correctional Services in August 2014 and to Assistant Commissioner of Correctional Services in August 2017. He was appointed as Deputy Commissioner of Correctional Services in November 2018, and as Commissioner of Correctional Services in March 2022. During his talk, he shared with the audience his experience of applying OT knowledge to his work at CSD.
Ms Stella Cheng also graduated from our OT programme. She had been an OT Department Manager at Princess Margaret Hospital for over 25 years, and had coordinated and standardised the work rehabilitation service of OT in the Hospital Authority. She is at present Professor of Practice (OT) at RS of PolyU and Chairperson of the Hong Kong Occupational Therapy Association. She shared at the seminar her learnings from her OT journey throughout her study and career life.
Ms Priscilla Poon is a graduate of RS physiotherapy programme. She currently serves as Senior Manager (Allied Health) at the Head Office of Hospital Authority, and is responsible for coordinating information technology initiatives for the allied health disciplines for improving workflow and better patients’ experience. She had also acted as President of the Hong Kong Physiotherapy Association. In her presentation, she talked about her experience in developing her career from a practising therapist to an executive at the Hospital Authority.
After their presentations, the three guest speakers actively interacted with students and other alumni in the Q&A session. As the seminar came to a close, Prof. Hector Tsang delivered a vote of thanks to the three elite alumni, the guests and the attendees. They bid farewell to each other joyfully, looking forward eagerly to meeting each other again at the next Elite Alumni Seminar.