‘Introducing the Special Needs Trust to Hong Kong’
Professor Lusina Kam Shuen Ho and Associate Professor Rebecca Wing Chi Lee’s research has directly led to the setting up of a special needs trust (SNT) in Hong Kong. They proposed an SNT model that saves costs by pooling the funds contributed by parents for investment. The team received the University’s Knowledge Exchange Excellence Award 2018 for their ‘Introducing the Special Needs Trust to Hong Kong’.
Animal Assisted Intervention for Hong Kong’s ‘Hikikomori’
The therapeutic value of animals to relieve stress in the young, elderly and sick has been documented by academics and medical professionals around the world. But what has not been known until relatively recently is how therapy animals can also help people who have difficulties dealing with modern society and lock themselves away in their rooms. Dr Paul Wong, Associate Professor at the Department of Social Work and Social Administration, is working with a non-profit-making social service organisation to study how therapy animals, mainly trained dogs, are helping Hong Kong’s hidden youth to regain their self-belief.
Insights on Seeing the Sights
Under the instruction of Dr Gary Wong, Lecturer of the Department of Sociology, students are producing guidebooks on the lesser-known parts of Hong Kong after taking a course that looks at modern tourism and the challenge of providing authentic experiences to visitors.
A City Map for Pedestrians
Most street maps are designed to get cars from A to B. But now the Faculty of Architecture has an alternative: a 3D map that helps pedestrians navigate narrow walkways and footbridges, and provides a trove of data for app makers.
Every Picture is a Story
Organised by the University Museum and Art Gallery (UMAG), an exhibition of the works of Swiss photojournalist Walter Bosshard offered a fascinating insight into life in China in the 1930s.
Digital Construction: A Better Way to Build
The RFID-BIM platform developed by Dr Wilson Lu’s team enabled everyone in the building process, from manufacturer to transporter to contractor, to see where each component was at all times, which resulted in shorter production cycle for manufacturing