SCM celebrates the festive season with friends from various sectors at the spring reception


中醫藥學院舉辦新春茶聚,與各界友好歡聚一堂

Date: 23 Feb 2017 (Thursday)

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School of Chinese Medicine hosts spring reception to strengthen ties with friends and stakeholders

中醫藥學院舉辦新春茶聚聯繫各界友好

The School of Chinese Medicine (SCM) hosted a spring reception on campus on 19 February to celebrate the Chinese New Year and cement ties with 130 participants, including government officials, friends and supporters in the industry, partnering organisations, faculty members, students and alumni.

Ms Irene Ho, Service Manager, Chinese Medicine Department, Hospital Authority; Mr Wong Kit, Chairman of Chinese Medicine Practitioners Board, Chinese Medicine Council of Hong Kong; Professor Rick Wong, Vice-President (Research and Development), HKBU; and Professor Lyu Aiping, Dean of SCM, officiated at the eye-dotting and red ribbon-tying ceremonies to kick off the lion dance staged at the reception.

Addressing the audience at the reception, Professor Rick Wong said that despite SCM being the youngest school/faculty of HKBU, it has attained remarkable achievements with the concerted effort of staff, students and alumni as well as the tremendous support from friends in various sectors. The University endeavours to participate in a new initiative — the establishment of the first Chinese medicine hospital in Hong Kong to provide a wide range of healthcare services for the betterment of public health and to serve as a base for Chinese medicine clinical teaching and research. He said the University submitted an expression of interest on the development of a Chinese medicine hospital to the Government last year and called on the participants to continue rendering their strong support for this plan.

In his speech, Professor Lyu briefly reviewed the all-rounded achievements of the School in the past year and expressed his gratitude to the Government, the industry, alumni, colleagues and students for their continuous support to the School. He elaborated that on the education front SCM stresses the importance of nurturing outstanding Chinese medicine practitioners and professionals and is committed to offering comprehensive high-quality education. He added that the “service learning” approach provides ample opportunities for students to develop their sense of social responsibility. 

In addition, Professor Lyu introduced the latest approval of a grant of nearly HK$100 million from The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust to establish the “Hong Kong Baptist University – Jockey Club Chinese Medicine Disease Prevention and Health Management Centre” which is expected to start service in the third quarter of this year.

中醫藥學院於2月19日在校園舉辦新春茶聚,與出席的130位人士,包括政府官員、中醫藥業界友好、合作夥伴、師生與校友等歡聚一堂,加強彼此聯繫。

學院當日安排了醒師賀歲表演,邀得香港醫院管理局(中醫部)行政主管何錦華女士、香港中醫藥管理委員會中醫組主席黃傑醫師、浸大副校長(研究及拓展)黃偉國教授和中醫藥學院院長呂愛平教授主持點睛和簪花掛紅儀式。

黃偉國教授致辭時表示,中醫藥學院雖是浸大最年輕的學院,但有賴師生與校友的共同努力,以及各界別友好的鼎力支持,已取得卓越成就。大學希望再創新猷,能參與建立香港第一所中醫醫院,為社會提供更全面的醫療服務,促進市民大眾的健康,並作為中醫臨床教學和臨床研究的基地。黃教授表示,大學於去年向政府提交建立中醫醫院的意向書,他呼籲在場人士繼續支持浸大爭取參與興建中醫院的計劃。

呂愛平教授致辭時總結過去一年學院在教、醫、研方面取得的成績,並感謝政府、業界、校友、同事和同學給予學院的支援。在教育方面,學院認為培育優秀的中醫師和中藥專業人士非常重要,因此堅持高質量的教學和培育學生的全面素質,近年更推崇「服務中教學」理念,讓學生從服務活動中建立出服務人群的志向。他亦指出,學院去年獲香港賽馬會慈善信託基金通過撥款近一億港元開設「香港浸會大學─賽馬會中醫疾病預防與健康管理中心」,可望於今年下半年投入服務。