Dr Daisy Tam (centre) receives the Fulbright-RGC Hong Kong Senior Research Scholar Award certificate from Mr Thomas Hodges, Deputy Consul General of the United States of America to Hong Kong and Macau (right), with Professor Clayton MacKenzie, Provost of HKBU, accompanying her


譚迪詩博士(中)在浸大常務副校長麥建成教授(左)陪同下,接受美國駐香港及澳門副總領事何志先生頒授富布萊特—研資局香港學人計劃獎。

Date: 01 Jun 2018 (Friday)

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HKBU scholar receives Fulbright-RGC Hong Kong Research Award

浸大學者獲頒富布萊特—研資局香港學人計劃獎

Dr Daisy Tam, Assistant Professor of the Department of Humanities and Creative Writing, Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU), recently received the 2018-19 Fulbright-RGC Hong Kong Senior Research Scholar Award. Dr Tam will continue her interdisciplinary research project “Crowdsourcing Food Rescue -- a new approach to Food Security and Urban Resilience” that investigates the potential of a networked approach to collecting surplus food in the city at the Urban Risk Lab of Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA, for six months in the forthcoming fall. She aims to co-develop an online platform with the Lab to be piloted in Hong Kong.

Dr Tam was thrilled and honoured to be one of the two recipients to receive the Fulbright-RGC Hong Kong Senior Research Scholar Award. She said, “In particular, I look forward to the opportunity to work in such an interdisciplinary environment. I hope my project can demonstrate that the Arts and Sciences can come together in meaningful ways to create high-impact academic research that is relevant to society.”

The award, created through the partnership between the Research Grants Council (RGC) and the US Consulate General in Hong Kong and Macau with the support of Lee Hysan Foundation, supports two university scholars annually to undertake research activities at American universities and research institutes for a duration of four to 10 months. Dr Tam said, “I hope that my continuous work on urban food systems can help reduce food waste, increase resilience for the socially vulnerable, and contribute to sustainable urban development in the face of climate change.”

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香港浸會大學人文及創作系助理教授譚迪詩博士最近獲頒富布萊特—研資局香港學人計劃2018-19獎,她將於今秋前往美國麻省理工學院的城市風險實驗室,繼續其有關剩食的跨學科研究「救食眾籌──糧食安全和城市抗逆力的新手法」,探討通過聯網方式收集城市剩食的可行性,為期六個月,期望與實驗室共同開發網上平台,並在香港試行。

譚博士對於成為富布萊特—研資局香港學人計劃獎的兩位得獎人之一感到高興和榮幸。她說:「我很期待在跨學科的環境中做研究,希望我的研究項目能證明文理相結合只要用得其所,可以產生具影響力並惠及社會的學術研究。」

該獎項是大學教育資助委員會研究資助局與美國駐港澳總領事館合辦,並獲利希慎基金支持,每年資助兩名本港的大學學者前往美國的大學和研究院進行為期四至十個月的研究。譚博士表示:「希望我就城市糧食系統的研究能有助減少剩食,提升弱勢社群的抗逆力,並對氣候變化下的城市持續發展作出貢獻。」

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