Bridging the Gap between Culture and Preservation
Heritage conservation projects are usually meant to keep old and important sites safe from the wrecking ball. But while the physical structures stand, the life and culture of these buildings - embodied in their inhabitants - are often moved out. And when that happens, much is lost.
Prevention is the Cure When It Comes to Suicide
Suicide is a worry in any society, but there is a perennial problem in addressing it: how do you intervene and stop it from happening?
Promoting Word of Mouth
Publish or perish. It's a refrain heard on many campuses in reference to academic reputation but the Dean of Dentistry, Professor Lakshman Samaranayake, says it applies just as much to knowledge exchange.
Re-Imagining Urban Space
The sight of high-rises crammed together against a backdrop of green mountain peaks is Hong Kong's signature, but does that represent good architecture?
Children Get a Healthy Smile
The oral health of young children in Hong Kong is a worry because nearly half of them have dental caries, or cavities, one of the highest rates in the world. Until recently, awareness of the problem has been low and treatment even more problematic because it is hard to get pre-school children to sit still in a dentist's chair. Dr Chun-Hung Chu and his team have been working to change that.
Breathing New Life into an Art Form at Risk: Cantonese Opera
A desire to see Cantonese opera retain its place as an important part of Hong Kong's culture has resulted in a project to promote the art form in local schools and the community.
Empowering Patients through Knowledge
Treating sick children requires more than the expertise of doctors and nurses. Parents and even the community need to support the children too by minimizing irritants and exposure to dangers, particularly for chronic diseases such as asthma or food allergies.