Dr Jason Polley (left) praises Zabrina's first-rate performances in academic, extra-curricular, and volunteer activities.


Jason Polley 博士(左)讚賞舜劭不論在課外活動、義工服務及學業,均有傑出的表現

Date: 28 Dec 2015 (Monday)

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HKBU English student awarded CY Tung Scholarship to join Spring 2016 voyage of Semester at Sea

浸大英文系學生獲頒董浩雲獎學金  參與海上學府2016年春季航程

Zabrina Lo Shun-siu (English Language and Literature, Year 3) of Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) won the CY Tung Scholarship to join university students from around the globe to spend a semester on the “floating campus” of Semester at Sea (SAS). The 102-day voyage will begin on 5 January 2016 in California, USA. The ship will sail through Asia and Africa before anchoring in England, visiting 15 cities in 11 countries along the way.
 
Zabrina was pleased and excited to be awarded the CY Tung Scholarship and is keenly looking forward to the global voyage. Interested in both English literature and biology, she went on an expedition in Antarctica in 2010 and witnessed how fragile the ecosystem is. It was then that she became determined to pursue a career as a wildlife writer. She hopes to help people realise the scarcity of natural resources and to promote environmental conservation through writing articles.   
 
Of the various ports along the voyage, Zabrina is most interested in visiting Cape Town in South Africa where she can observe in close proximity wild animals, such as rhinos and leopards, and gain an in-depth insight into the African ecosystem. She is equally excited about visiting a wildlife conservation site run by the Mauritian Wildlife Foundation in Port Louis, Mauritius. She wants to learn from international organisations about sustainable conservation so that she can share her knowledge when she returns to Hong Kong and contribute to the conservation of local species.
 
Dr Jason Polley, Associate Professor of English Language and Literature at HKBU recommended Zabrina for the Scholarship. He is thrilled about Zabrina winning the scholarship and praises her first-rate performances in academic, extra-curricular, and volunteer activities. Zabrina also participated in a yearlong exchange to England, travelled to Antarctica, and earned top prizes in English poetry and short story contests at HKBU. With her already rich experiences garnered at such an early age, she will prove herself more than deserving of the life-enriching and life-inspiring CY Tung scholarship.
 
The ship will set sail from San Diego and call at Hilo, Hawaii (USA), Yokohama and Kobe (Japan), Shanghai and Hong Kong (China), Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam), Rangoon (Burma), Cochin (India), Port Louis (Mauritius), Cape Town (South Africa), Takoradi and Tema (Accra) of Ghana, and Casablanca (Morocco) before ending the journey at Southampton (England). During the voyage, Zabrina will study Sino-American Relations, travel writing, environment science and contemporary world literature and so on.
 
Founded in 1963, SAS is the world’s premier global comparative education programme open to undergraduate students of all majors from around the world. The programme is administered by the Institute for Shipboard Education and the University of Virginia is the academic sponsor. Over the past five decades, SAS sailed more than 100 voyages, educated over 55,000 students from about 1,700 institutions around the world and travelled to more than 60 countries.

 
香港浸會大學盧舜劭 (英國語言文學三年級) 獲頒董浩雲獎學金,將與來自全球的大學生在海上學府就讀一個學期。為期102天的航程於明年1月5日在美國加州展開,途經亞洲及非洲,共探訪11個國家的15個城市,最後在英國結束。
 
對於取得董浩雲獎學金,舜劭感到榮幸及興奮,並熱切期待環球之旅。她表示,一直對英國文學及生物科目有興趣;她曾在2010年到南極考察,了解到生態環境甚為脆弱,所以立志成為一個野生動物作家,並期望透過寫作讓公眾了解大自然珍貴之處,從而推動環保。
 
她說:「我十分期待到南非開普敦,有機會近距離觀察犀牛、獵豹等野生動物,認識非洲的生態環境,並期望到毛里裘斯保育團體考察,深入了解國際性環保組織運作。我希望在日後可以在香港推動保護本地物種。」
 
推薦舜劭的浸大英國語言文學系副教授Jason Polley 博士很高興舜劭獲頒獎學金,並讚賞她不論在課外活動、義工服務及學業,均有傑出的表現,又曾到英國交流、南極考察,更在校內的詩歌、故事寫作比賽中奪冠,這些豐富及全面的經歷,均有助她取得殊榮。
 
今次海上學府的旅程將由美國聖地牙哥起航,駛往美國夏威夷希洛、日本橫濱和神戶、中國上海和香港、越南胡志明市、緬甸仰光、印度柯枝、毛里裘斯路易港、南非開普敦、加納塔科拉迪、阿克拉、摩洛哥卡薩布蘭加,最後在英國修咸頓結束。舜劭將在航程中修讀中美關係、旅遊寫作、環境科學及當代世界文學等。
 
海上學府於1963年成立,是全球首屈一指的環球比較教育課程,供全世界任何學科的本科大學生修讀。學術課程由美國維吉尼亞大學負責,行政工作則由海上教育學院負責。過去50年,海上學府進行了逾100次學術旅程,培育了來自全球約1,700所學院逾55,000名學生,到訪了逾60個國家。