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  • 10 themes and 15 network group projects developed under ExCEL3

    10 themes and 15 network group projects developed under ExCEL3

    The ExCEL3 Project (Excellence in Capacity-building on Entrepreneurship and Leadership for the Third Sector) under the Faculty of Social Sciences has identified 10 project themes and developed 15 network group projects in collaboration with non-profit organizations since its launch on May 7, 2012.

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  • Life and Death Education Training and Service Programme for Cancer Survivors and Local College Students

    Life and Death Education Training and Service Programme for Cancer Survivors and Local College Students

    During the summer of 2012, the Department of Social Work and Social Administration and the Centre on Behavioral Health of the University of Hong Kong, the Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital, and the Hong Kong Social Enterprise Incubation Centre jointly provided a Life and Death education and training course to cancer survivors and local college students and arranged them to visit and accompany terminally ill patients after the training. It is hoped that this pilot programme could be promoted to different hospitals in Hong Kong to attract more cancer survivors and college students to participate in the scheme so as to benefit more terminally ill patients.

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  • To Myanmar With Love

    To Myanmar With Love

    Myanmar, the country formerly known as Burma, is in the throes of a historic transition. The military has given up direct rule after more than a half century in power. Parliamentary elections have been held, and the long-imprisoned democracy campaigner, Aung San Suu Kyi, has been sworn in as a member of parliament. She visited Thailand in late May - the first time she has been allowed to travel abroad since 1988 - followed by a visit to several European countries, including Norway to collect the Nobel Peace Prize that was originally awarded to her in 1991. The University of Hong Kong has been lending support to Aung San Suu Kyi and the people of Myanmar for years, inside and outside the country. Read the cover story of the Convocation Newsletter (Summer 2012 issue) published by the Development & Alumni Affairs Office of HKU for details.

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  • Knowledge Exchange (KE) Awards 2012

    Knowledge Exchange (KE) Awards 2012

    The Faculty Knowledge Exchange (KE) Awards were introduced in 2011 in order to recognize each Faculty's outstanding KE accomplishment that has made demonstrable economic, social or cultural impacts to benefit the community, business/industry, or partner organizations. Following the successful launch of the Faculty KE Awards, the KE Award (Non-Faculty Unit) has been introduced this year with the same objective for the independent centres, institutes and units of the University.

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  • HKU and Jockey Club launch leadership programme to empower the Third Sector

    HKU and Jockey Club launch leadership programme to empower the Third Sector

    HKU and Jockey Club are jointly presenting a 32 million-project ExCEL3 - "Excellence and Capacity building for Entrepreneurship and Leadership for the Third Sector". The Project seeks to empower the third sector for a better society. So far over 1,000 representatives from the Third Sector have participated.

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  • HKU launches community project to raise quality of life among retirees

    HKU launches community project to raise quality of life among retirees

    HKU and the HK Christian Service have jointly launched the CADENZA Community Project, sponsored by the Jockey Club Charities Trust, to make use of successfully retired people as mentors.  A total of 27 retirees have been trained as mentors since June 2011.  Another 48 soon-to-retire people have also been recruited to participate in the project.  Around 20 organisations are participating members of the project.

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  • Faculty Knowledge Exchange Awards 2011

    Faculty Knowledge Exchange Awards 2011

    Most faculties have introduced Faculty Knowledge Exchange (KE) Award this year in order to recognize the faculty's outstanding KE accomplishment that has made demonstrable economic, social or cultural impacts to benefit the community, business/industry, or partner organizations.

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