HKBU presents Distinguished Alumni Award to (clockwise from left top): Dr Chiu Chun-bong, Dr Justin Chiu, Dr Matthew Lui and Professor Mark Kai-keung


浸大頒發傑出校友獎予(左上起順時針方向): 趙振邦博士、趙國雄博士、呂宇俊博士和麥繼強教授。

Date: 03 Mar 2015 (Tuesday)

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HKBU will present second Distinguished Alumni Award to Chiu Chun-bong, Justin Chiu, Matthew Lui and Mark Kai-keung

浸大頒發第二屆傑出校友獎     嘉許四位校友趙振邦、趙國雄、呂宇俊及麥繼強

Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) announced the awardees of its Second Distinguished Alumni Award in recognition of the outstanding professional or scholastic achievements of HKBU alumni, and their services and contributions to the University and society. HKBU presents the Award in the hope of motivating students to learn from the experience and success of the awardees.

The second HKBU Distinguished Alumni Award will be presented to Dr Chiu Chun-bong (Business Management), Dr Justin Chiu Kwok-hung (Sociology), Dr Matthew Lui Yue-chun (Religion and Philosophy) and Professor Mark Kai-keung (Mathematics and Science). An award presentation ceremony will be held at the HKBU Founders’ Day Reception on 27 March.

This year, the Selection Committee for the award was chaired by Mr Cheng Yan-kee, Chairman of the Council and the Court of HKBU, and members included Professor Albert Chan, President and Vice-Chancellor of HKBU, Dr Cecil Chan, President of Cecil Chan & Associates, Ms Kuby Chan, Principal of Munsang College, and Mrs Christine Ip, Chief Executive Officer of United Overseas Bank (HK).

The nominees for the Award must be alumni of HKBU (or its forerunner Hong Kong Baptist College). Each nominee must be proposed by a nominator and seconded by two supporters who are either alumni or current staff members of HKBU. The Selection Committee will consider the suitability of each nomination based on a set of criteria including the nominee’s professional or scholastic achievements, service and contributions to HKBU, and community service and contributions to society.

Brief introduction of Distinguished Alumni Award recipients

Dr Chiu Chun-bong

Dr Chiu Chun-bong is Managing Director of The Chius Manufacturing Co Ltd, Billabong Enterprises Co Ltd and Maoming Hon Kiu Safety Product Co Ltd. He graduated from the Department of Business Management of the then Hong Kong Baptist College in 1963. He was conferred a degree of Doctor of Business Administration, honoris causa, by HKBU in 1997.

A successful entrepreneur, Dr Chiu is a current member of the Executive Committee of the Hong Kong Chinese Importers’ & Exporters’ Association and Permanent Honorary Chairman of the Chinese General Chamber of Commerce. He strongly supports the development of HKBU. With his outstanding leadership and network, he planned and organised alumni activities, such as annual fundraising dinners and the setting up of scholarships, when he was Board Member of Governors of his alma mater and President of the Alumni Association. He was instrumental in building connections and loyalty between his fellows and the University. Over the years, he has donated more than HK$3.6 million to HKBU. His generous donations enabled the establishment of the Distinguished Lecture Series, through which Nobel Laureates and world-renowned scholars share their insights at HKBU.

In addition, Dr Chiu has made significant contributions to the development of education and community welfare in Hong Kong. He was director, then vice-chairman and chairman of Po Leung Kuk and has been a member of its advisory board since 1990. He is currently an honorary advisor of Pok Oi Hospital. He also served as council member of The Open University of Hong Kong (OUHK) and donated generously towards the establishment of bursary and scholarship funds, its campus extension project and international conferences. In 2006, he was conferred an Honorary University Fellowship by OUHK.

Dr Chiu was appointed Justice of the Peace (JP) in 1982 and honoured with the title of Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE) in 1997.

Dr Justin Chiu Kwok-hung

Dr Justin Chiu is Member of Executive Committee and Executive Director of Cheung Kong Hutchison (Holdings) Limited and Chairman and Non-executive Director of ARA Asset Management Limited. He studied Sociology at the then Hong Kong Baptist College from 1971 to 1973 and attained a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Economics from Trent University in Canada in 1978. He has more than 30 years of experience in real estate in Hong Kong and various countries and is one of the most respected professionals in the property industry in Asia. He is renowned for his business acumen and outstanding leadership. He was named Distinguished Alumni by Trent University in 2009 and was awarded the title of Director of the Year by the Hong Kong Institute of Directors in 2010.

Dr Chiu is closely affiliated with HKBU and has made contributions to the University through various channels including sharing his experience and wisdom with the HKBU community at Alumni Sharing Forums and public lectures. He has been a member of the Board of Governors of the HKBU Foundation since 2009, and is currently an advisor for the HKBU’s 60th Anniversary Celebrations and a member of its Organising Committee on Special Events. Over the years, he has personally donated more than HK$1.5 million in support of the University’s institutional advancement and campus development. In 2011, he made a generous donation of HK$30 million in the name of Pecan Foundation Limited in support of a research project entitled “Strategic Plan for Intellectual Asset Protection of Traditional Chinese Medicine”. In 2012, HKBU conferred upon him a degree of Doctor of Social Sciences, honoris causa, in recognition of his contributions to his alma mater and society advancement. He received a degree of Doctor of Laws, honoris causa, from Trent University in 2013.

Dr Chiu is a passionate advocate for community development, education and environmental protection. He served as a member of the Government’s Advisory Committee on Multi-Storey Building Management and as a convenor of the Working Group on Unfair Provisions in the Deed of Mutual Covenant. Currently, he is a member of the Standing Committee of the 12th Shanghai Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference of the People’s Republic of China. With the conviction that education is crucial to a country’s development, Dr Chiu has donated generously to charity and education institutions worldwide through the Pecan Foundation, a family charitable foundation.

Dr Matthew Lui Yue-chun

Dr Matthew Lui is Youth Pastor and Director of Education of Grace Christian Chapel in Canada, and Director of Footprint Evangelism. In 1999, he graduated from the Department of Religion and Philosophy at HKBU with first-class honours. In 2006, he received the Hong Kong Ten Outstanding Young Persons award.

Dr Lui’s extraordinary life story has inspired many people. He grew up in a single-parent family and was raised by his grandmother on social welfare assistance. Dr Lui lacked the care that a child should receive and went down the wrong path at a young age. He scored poorly in the Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination, however, his results improved significantly on his second attempt owing to his hard work along with the care and guidance from his church fellows. He then decided to study Religion and Philosophy at HKBU, which he describes as a life-changing experience.

Dr Lui became a teacher of General Studies after graduation. He continued to pursue his studies and obtained a Master’s degree in Divinity, a Master’s degree in Business Administration, and a Doctoral degree in Philosophy. He was a member of the Commission on Youth and has done a lot of voluntary work which included sharing at prisons, hospitals and churches as well as organising seminars and workshops for youths and parents. In recent years, Dr Lui has been a columnist for several newspapers, a radio presenter and TV host. A prolific writer, he has written more than 10 books. His first book, HKCEE Failure becomes the Mystical Kid, was one of the award winners at The 18th Annual Good Books Billboard of Secondary Schools, and was named The Year’s Favorite Character/Biography by Hong Kong Education City in 2005. He has been invited to share his remarkable story and his message of perseverance at schools, churches, and even enterprises. So far, he has delivered over 3,000 speeches around the world.

Deeply connected with his alma mater, he once served as President of the Religion and Philosophy Society and Evangelistic Officer of Christian Student Union. After graduation, he was frequently seen on HKBU campus sharing with students and helping to promote the Department. He is currently an Honorary Member of the Court of HKBU.

Professor Mark Kai-keung

Professor Mark Kai-keung, Retired Professor of the Department of Biology of The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), showed great dedication to teaching and research during his 40 years as an academic scholar. An inspiring teacher, he played a significant role in the success of his students.

Professor Mark studied Mathematics and Science at the then Hong Kong Baptist College in 1956. Inspired by Professor Yen Kuo-yung, an expert in Life Sciences, Professor Mark was determined to become a scientist and took up the taxonomic and ecological study of Hong Kong orchids and fern species. He was awarded three scholarships for his excellent academic results during his studies at the College.

Professor Mark then continued his studies in the US and obtained a Master’s degree and a Doctoral degree in University of California, Berkeley and University of Oregon respectively. In 1965, he returned to Hong Kong and started his teaching career. He has taught and guided over 150 PhD graduates, among them included Professor Tsui Lap-chee, former president and vice-chancellor of The University of Hong Kong. Professor Mark is reputed for his ability in identifying talents of students.

Professor Mark has made remarkable achievements in academic research. He published articles on lysozyme in the 1970s and obtained the first three US patents for CUHK. Apart from teaching and research, he is a seasoned collector of Chinese antiques and art pieces. His precious exhibits, including jade pieces, bronze mirrors and inkstones, were once showcased at CUHK. He is a forerunner in the collection of Chinese antiques and has made notable contributions in promoting the history and heritage of China.

香港浸會大學公布第二屆「傑出校友獎」得獎名單,表揚優秀校友的卓越專業或學術成就,以及他們對浸大和社會的服務和貢獻,並藉此鼓勵學生,從得獎人的經驗及成就中學習。本屆傑出校友獎的得主分別是趙振邦博士(工商管理)、趙國雄博士(社會學)、呂宇俊博士(宗教及哲學)和麥繼強教授(數理)。頒獎禮將於3月27日香港浸會大學校慶酒會上舉行。

今屆「傑出校友獎」的評審委員會主席是浸大校董會暨諮議會主席鄭恩基先生,成員包括浸大校長陳新滋教授、陳樹安博士顧問公司主席陳樹安博士、民生書院校長陳嫣虹女士,以及大華銀行香港行政總裁葉楊詩明女士。

「傑出校友獎」候選人必須為浸大(或其前身香港浸會學院)的校友,並須由一名浸大校友或現任教職員提名,以及獲得兩名浸大校友或現任教職員的贊同。評審委員會根據候選人的專業或學術成就、對浸大、對社會的服務及貢獻等準則審核。

第二屆傑出校友獎得主簡介

趙振邦博士

趙振邦博士現任超時有限公司、群邦實業有限公司及茂名漢橋安全用品有限公司董事總經理。他在1963年畢業於香港浸會書院工商管理系,於1997年獲浸大頒授榮譽工商管理博士。

趙博士是一位出色的企業家,現時是香港中華出入口商會常務會董,以及香港中華總商會永遠名譽會長。他一直關心及支持浸大的發展,曾擔任香港浸會學院校董及校友會會長,期間以優秀的領導才能及人際網絡,熱心組織慈善餐舞會等校友活動及成立獎學金,在加強校友及大學關係上擔當重要角色。此外,他身體力行向浸大捐獻超過港幣360萬元,又贊助設立「國際桂冠學人講座」系列,廣邀諾貝爾學人及國際知名學者親臨校園主持講座。

趙博士在本地教育及社會福利發展方面也建樹良多。他曾擔任保良局總理、並先後獲委任為副主席及主席,自1990年起出任保良局顧問局顧問至今,現時他亦為博愛醫院名譽顧問。趙博士曾獲委任為香港公開大學校董會成員,並熱心捐助該校設立獎助學金、校舍擴展工程及贊助國際教育會議等。他於2006年獲公大頒授榮譽大學院士。

趙博士於1982年獲委任為太平紳士,並於1997年獲頒發大英帝國員佐勳章。

趙國雄博士

趙國雄博士現任長和實業(集團)有限公司執行委員會委員兼執行董事,以及亞騰資產管理主席暨非執行董事。趙博士於1971至1973年就讀香港浸會學院社會學系,並於1978年在加拿大特倫特大學取得社會及經濟學文學士。他在香港及不同國家從事地產發展超過30年,在亞洲地產界備受敬重。他以敏銳的商業頭腦及領導才能見稱,先後於2009年獲特倫特大學頒發傑出校友獎及2010年榮獲香港董事學會頒發傑出董事獎。

趙博士與浸大關係密切,致力以不同方式回饋母校,包括在校友分享會和公開講座分享寶貴經驗。他自2009年起擔任香港浸會大學基金董事局成員,現為浸大60周年校慶活動顧問,以及特別活動籌備委員會成員。多年來,他個人捐款超過港幣150萬元支持母校的整體發展及校園擴建。2011年,他透過眾富基金會有限公司捐出港幣3,000萬元,支持「中藥藥效組分知識產權保護戰略」研究項目。浸大於2012年向趙博士頒授榮譽社會科學博士,以表彰他對母校及社會發展的貢獻。趙博士亦於2013年獲特倫特大學頒授榮譽法學博士。

趙博士大力提倡社區、教育及環境保護的發展。他曾任政府多層大廈管理諮詢委員會成員,以及公契不平等條款工作小組召集人。他現為第12屆中國人民政治協商會議上海市委員會委員。趙博士認為教育對國家發展至為重要,透過成立以「眾富基金會」命名的家庭慈善基金,捐款支持不同國家的慈善及教育項目。

呂宇俊博士

呂宇俊博士現任加拿大基督教天恩堂青年傳道及教育總監、足印佈道團團長。他於1999年在香港浸會大學宗教及哲學系以一級榮譽畢業,並於2006年獲選為香港十大傑出青年。

呂博士的人生故事啟發許多青少年及家長。他自幼在單親家庭成長,由祖母靠綜援把他撫養成人。在缺乏家庭溫暖下,他曾誤入歧途,第一次會考成績強差人意。其後在教友的關心與指導下發憤圖強,重考會考並取得佳績,順利升讀其第一志願——浸大宗教及哲學系,而他的人生亦從此改寫。

他畢業後成為通識科老師,並繼續進修增值,先後取得神道學碩士、工商管理碩士及哲學博士學位。呂博士曾任青年事務委員會委員,並積極參與義務工作,如到訪監獄、醫院及教會,舉辦青少年講座及家長工作坊。近年,呂博士身兼多份報章專欄作家、電台及電視節目主持。他的著作超過十部,其首部作品《會考零分與神奇小子》獲得「第十八屆中學生好書龍虎榜」、香港教育城「十本好讀2005」年度我最喜愛的人物/傳記等獎項。呂博士常於學校、教會及企業等擔任主講嘉賓,並樂意將其奮鬥故事與眾分享,至今已在世界各地參與3000多場演講。

呂博士曾擔任浸大宗哲系學會主席及基督徒學生團契傳道部部長,亦多次回母校分享其讀書及成為傑出領䄂的心得,又參與浸大宗哲系的推廣工作。他現為浸大諮議會榮譽委員。

麥繼強教授

麥繼強教授是香港中文大學生物系退休教授。他盡心教學及研究40多年,熱衷於啟發及培養學生興趣,成就了莘莘學子的光明前途及發展。

麥教授於1956年入讀香港浸會書院數理系,受生命科學專家任國榮教授的啟蒙,決心要成為科學家,主要研究本地蘭花及蕨類植物的分類學及生態學。麥教授的大學成績優異,曾取得三項獎學金。

麥教授其後赴美國深造,分別在柏克萊加州大學及俄勒岡大學取得碩士及博士學位。1965年,他回港執教,多年來教授及指導超過150位博士畢業生,當中包括香港大學前校長徐立之教授。麥教授獨具慧眼,以發掘學生才華並加以栽培而見稱。

麥教授在學術研究亦貢獻甚多,在70年代已發表有關溶菌酶的文章,取得中大首三個美國環保專利。除專注教學及研究外,他也是一位資深的古董收藏家,其中以中華文物及藝術品的收藏量最為豐富。他曾在中大展出其珍貴的收藏品,包括玉器、銅鏡及硯台。他是華人珍藏家中的表表者,亦在宏揚中華歷史及傳統上,作出重大的貢獻。