College Initiatives
18 Dec 2023

College Delegation Participated in the “Professor Ling Daoyang’s 135th Birth Anniversary Commemorative Event”

Ling College of The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen, named after the late Professor Ling Daoyang, organised the “Professor Ling Daoyang’s 135th Birth Anniversary Commemorative Event” to mark the 135th birthday of Professor Ling, the 2nd President of United College, in recognition of his outstanding contributions to Chinese forestry and education in Hong Kong. A delegation of United College, including Professor Tang Sze Wing, Associate College Head; Mr John K H Lee, Council Chairman of the United College Alumni Association (UCAA); Professor Barley Mak, Senior College Tutor; Dr Joseph T K Mak; Mr Davis C K Man, Council Member of UCAA; Dr Hui Yuk Lun and Mr Kelvin Y M Yeung, Executive Committee Members of UCAA; Professor Leung Pak Wah and Mrs Leung, former Overseas Representative of UCAA; and Mr Chan Wai, Assistant College Development Officer of United College, attended this meaningful commemorative event.

During the ceremony, Professor Tang presented a commemorative flag to Ling College on behalf of United College and delivered a tribute speech, recounting and expressing gratitude for Professor Ling’s contributions to United College. He also quoted Professor Ling’s inaugural message from the first issue of the United Bulletin published in 1960. The quote mentioned the need for higher education to progress towards an “ideal state”, where the talents it nurtures shoulder the arduous responsibility of improving the human destiny in terms of knowledge and character. He emphasised the spirit and significance of Professor Ling’s education vision. In addition, College alumnus Professor Leung Pak Wah also presented his new publication and delivered a speech in the same occasion.

After the Commemorative Event, staff of Ling College led the college delegation on a tour of the Ling College’s buildings and facilities, and they had a meal together for further interaction. College members visited the Ling Daoyang Memorial Garden on campus and the former residence of Professor Ling in Longgang, retracing the footsteps of Professor Ling.

Photo credit: Ling College, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen