The HKU Council Chairman Appointment Review Commission 2018, HKUSU Council, Session 2018 is going to hold a public consultation, to collect and consolidate opinions regarding the current appointment procedures of the Council Chairman from students and other members of the University. Opinions and insights collected in the public consultation will serve as a great aid to the Commission in the drafting of the report and assist the Commission in making more effective and substantive recommendations. The Commission cordially invites all students, staff members and employees, alumni and members of the University to attend the public consultation. The details are as follows-
Date: 17 January 2019 (Thursday)
1230 – 1400 Cantonese session
1400 – 1530 English session
Venue: Area outside Union Office, 1/F, Union Building
If you have any inquiry, please feel free to contact Davin Wong, Commissioner via firstname.lastname@example.org.
The catering service has been operated by the new catering service provider, Sodexo, for about a semester. The Union is organising “Forum with Sodexo”. Representatives from the service provider are invited to attend this open forum. We look forward to your enthusiastic participation. Details are as follows:
Date: 16th January 2019
Venue: G/F, Union Foyer
You can also submit this form and your opinions will be conveyed in the forum.
Date: 1st January 2019
Gathering point: East Point Road
Route: From East Point Road to the Civic Square
Protect the Treasury
Restart the Electoral Reform
Against the political suppressions
Say no to the Article 23 legislation
Prosecute Leung Chun-ying
Oppose the enactment of the local National Anthem Law
Should you have any inquiries, please contact Pang Ka Ho, Vice President, External at email@example.com.
The Hong Kong University Students’ Union will join the Hong Kong Pride Parade 2018 on the coming Saturday. We hereby call on students and the general public to join the parade! Details are as follows:
Date 17th November 2018 (Sat)
Route: Victoria Park to Edinburgh Place
Assembly at Edinburgh Place: Performance and exhibition booths
Theme: Call for the LAW Equality for ALL
Dressed: Proud Purple
Event Webpage： www.hkpride.net
A century ago, on 11 November, the First World War ended, and over 16 million people sacrificed for a brief moment of peace. To commemorate those who died in the line of duty and to show commitment to peace, from 1919, Hong Kong, together with member states of the Commonwealth of Nations, have observed a memorial to commemorate the soldiers on the Remembrance Day. Howbeit, Remembrance Sunday has been observed in Hong Kong since the liberation of Hong Kong in 1945 and has ever since ceased to be the same as other regions.
The Remembrance Day is also known as the Poppy Day. The remembrance poppy is based on the red Flanders poppies that grew in Flanders despite the chaos and destruction in war. During the war, Flanders in Belgium was heavily bombed. After seeing his friend, Alexis Helmer, killed in a German attack, Canadian physician John McCrae wrote the poem “In Flanders Field”. The poem appealed to people who suffered from the brutality of battles and bloodshed, and it became popular around the world. McCrae wrote, “If ye break faith with us who die / We shall not sleep, though poppies grow / In Flanders fields.” The red poppy thus became a symbolic emblem of the Remembrance Day. Every year, on 11 November, people around the world wear a red poppy. Lest we forget the sacrifices made for peace.
The Remembrance Day Ceremony in Hong Kong has been held by the Royal British Legion Hong Kong and China Branch and the Hong Kong Ex-Servicemen’s Association annually. The public is welcomed to attend, and the details of the ceremony are as follows:
Date: 11th November 2018
Time: 10:45 am to 11:45 am
Venue: The Cenotaph, Central
Dear Sir David Kwok-po Li, Professor Xiang Zhang, Mrs Margaret May Yee Ko Leung, Profesor Rosie Tse Tse Young,
In the 2016 Review on University Governance, instead of allowing the Chief Executive to directly appoint the Chairman of the Council, an “Advisory Committee on Council Chairmanship” was established to provide recommendations on suitable candidates to be the HKU Council Chairman to the Chief Executive for the appointment. Disappointingly, although the dust settles, it is obvious that students’ and staff members’ voices are not considered thoroughly. We are writing to express our expectations towards the new Council Chairman.
The Council Chairman should be someone accepted by all HKU members. The Advisory Committee must consult different stakeholders in the University before providing recommendations. Currently, there have been constant disputes occurring within the Council. The Chairperson must be capable to safeguard the institutional autonomy, academic freedom and freedom of speech. The Council Chairman should also be responsible to all HKU students and staff members for his acts both internally and externally. In accordance with the result of a General Polling in 2015, two motions were overwhelmingly carried as more than five thousand students casted their votes to say no to Professor Li. It’s deemed that he is not a suitable candidate to be the Council Chairman, nor suitable for any posts in the structure of University Governance.
Hereby, we are sincerely inviting you to attend the Public Consultation held by the Students’ Union, which serves as a free platform for opinion expression. The details are as follows.
Date: 29 October 2018/ 1 November 2018/ 5 November 2018/ 8 November 2018
Time: 12:00 – 13:00
Venue: G/F, Composite Building
A sea is vast, as it rejects no stream; A mountain is high, as it rejects no dust. Stepping to the real co-governance by both students and the University, instead of being the excuse of the Chancellor’s Council Chairmanship appointment, the Advisory Committee shall face in the crown with sincerity.
The Hong Kong University Students’ Union
25th October 2018
Date: 14th October (Sunday)
Gathering point: East Point Road, Causeway Bay
Destination of the protest: Central Government Offices
Time of protest: 3:30 p.m.
Venue of the forum: Central Government Offices
Time of the forum: 6:30 p.m.
Dress Code: Blue T-shirt
Recently, there has been issues causing unrest towards the government. Suppression of freedom of association, scandals of construction of Shatin to Central Link, poor follow-up actions in respond to Typhoon Mangkhut, all of these issues caused dissatisfaction towards the government. Nevertheless, the government does not seem to account to the public. Therefore, the Hong Kong University Students’ Union encourage all Hong Kong citizens, including HKU students, to participate in the October 1 March held by Civil Human Rights Front tomorrow to voice out our dissatisfaction and opinions to the government regardless of our political stances. Details of the March are as follow:
October 1 March
Date: 1 October (Monday)
Assembly: 2 p.m.
Commencement: 3 p.m.
Route: East Point Road to Central Government Offices
“A sea is vast, as it rejects no stream.” － From “Spring and Autumn Annals”, an ancient Chinese chronicle.
The Hong Kong University Students’ Union is going to hold the New President & Vice-Chancellor Forum with Students. The President and Vice-Chancellor Professor Xiang Zhang, Provost & Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Vice President & Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Academic Staffing and Resources), Vice President ＆ Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Teaching and Learning), Registrar, Director of Finance and Dean of Student Affairs will also be present at the Forum to exchange idea with students. The Forum is a precious opportunity for students to share your views with Professor Zhang, so as to understand his vision of the University’s future development and his concrete plans. Students may take this chance to voice out opinions regarding university affairs, for instance, to the University Management Team. We look forward to your enthusiastic participation. Details of the Forum are as follows:
Date: 19 September (Wednesday)
Time: 12:30 p.m.
Venue: Union Foyer, G/F, Union Building
Also, starting from tomorrow, a mobile board titled as “I have something to tell the New President & Vice-Chancellor” made by University Affairs Committee, HKUSU Council will be displayed outside the Union Office and alongside Upper University Street. You can express your opinions freely and we will convey your messages for you in the New President and Vice-Chancellor Forum. Should you have any enquiries, please feel free to contact Davin Wong, President at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Daniel Lei, University Affairs Secretary at email@example.com.