‘Public Health Approach to Suicide Prevention’
Led by Professor Paul Siu Fai Yip and his team members, Dr Yik Wa Law and Dr Qijin Cheng, the Hong Kong Jockey Club Centre for Suicide Research and Prevention has reduced the myth of suicide and improved awareness of mental health in the community. The quality of suicide news reporting has significantly been changed to avoid copycat effect. The team received the University’s Knowledge Exchange Excellence Award 2017 for their ‘Public Health Approach to Suicide Prevention’.
Making Our City More Walkable for All
Hong Kong is one of the busiest and most compact vertical cities in the world. Yet it is also one of the most walkable urban centres on the planet with networks of interlinked multi-level walkways connecting transportation hubs, markets, shopping malls and residential areas. However, as the ageing population grows and new infrastructure projects and high-rises are squeezed into the city’s already crowded spaces, people who use these walkways are under increasing pressure to find clear, direct routes to their destinations. The HKUrbanLab, the research and knowledge exchange arm of the Faculty of Architecture at The University of Hong Kong, is working with Civic Exchange and the Hong Kong Council of Social Service on a project called ‘Walking with Wheels’, aimed at finding the best barrier-free routes for people in wheelchairs and those with prams and trolleys.
Resources for Art Lovers
My bigger goal in building the online Hong Kong Art Archive was to write Hong Kong art into a larger narrative. And putting the lectures online is part of my effort to break down the walls, so places in the world that don’t have access to academic art history can get a comprehensive university lecture from me on modern art.
When it's hard to swallow
We hope that the KOTE app will help to enhance swallowing safety and communication between patients and their carers.
Bringing 'Mindfulness' Back to Its Roots
A clearer understanding of life coupled with the power of mindfulness has again shown to be an effective means to help people deal with stress and suffering.
Taking It to the Street
The Faculty of Dentistry's programme has complemented the work of Project Concern Hong Kong by focusing on prevention to benefit people from low-income backgrounds.
Cloud of Unknowing: an Exhibition about Modern Asian Architecture
East and West, buildings and the spaces in between, and art and architecture came together in an exhibition co-curated by Thomas Tsang of the Faculty of Architecture in 2014 to celebrate Taipei's 130th anniversary.