A Culturally-Sensitive Tool to Assess Asia’s Young Children
Children tend to be precocious in the skills that are valued in their culture.
A Boost for Workers’ Rights
Professor Pun Ngai’s research not only has brought attention to the widespread use of vocational school students as a new form of labour use in Apple’s supply chain in Mainland China, but has also influenced campaigns launched by local and international NGOs that seek to improve working conditions for those student interns.
Conservation Forensics Helping to Fight Illegal Wildlife Trafficking
Illegal wildlife trafficking is the fourth most lucrative criminal trade in the world and is estimated to generate up to US$20 billion in illicit revenue a year. Millions of animals and plants are traded every year threatening the survival of many endangered species. With more species on the brink of extinction, illegal profits surging and with no sign that the trade is slowing down, HKU School of Biological Sciences has adopted conservation forensics to provide authorities investigating illegal wildlife trafficking with accurate scientific data to use against traffickers.
Disasters of the Past as Powerful Lessons for Today
I thought to myself, there is a real need for contemporary policy-makers to engage with what has happened before.
Speaking Up for Women and Ethnic Minorities
People talk about gender-based discrimination or violence, or racial discrimination, but what my work highlights is that people are more than just a single identity holder. I want to raise awareness that we inhabit multiple identities and when you locate and recognise the multifaceted identities all together in one person, that creates distinct vulnerability and disadvantage, which needs to be understood.
Citizen Scientists Aid Global Forestry Research Effort
Such wide engagement of community stakeholders and the general public in scientific forest and climate change research has been an effective way to nurture their environmental stewardship.
Making the Pen Mightier
Researchers in the Faculty of Education have come up with recommendation to help children experiencing difficulty with Chinese writing. Their work received the Faculty Knowledge Exchange Award 2017 of the Faculty of Education.
‘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’.