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International Women’s Day Celebration 2022 – Webinar

International Women’s Day Celebration 2022

To celebrate International Women’s Day this year, the Women Academics Sub-Committee has organized a themed webinar: “Advancing Women Academics in Leadership” on May 12, featuring the Pro-Vice-Chancellors cum Co-Chairpersons of the Sub-Committee Professor Sham Mai Har and Professor Anthony T.C. Chan, Professor Mei Po Kwan (Faculty of Social Science), Professor Siew C. Ng (Faculty of Medicine), Ms. Kelly Y.S. Chan (Council Member) and Professor Lynne Nakano (moderator/ Faculty of Arts). The webinar was attended by more than 60 CUHK staff and students, both male and female, and discussed the status of women academics in leadership, the challenges faced by them in advancing into leadership positions and how they can be empowered to overcome the obstacles for professional advancement and greater influence in their professional arena.

The Provost Professor Alan K.L. Chan has also given a welcome address for this year’s celebration. He has remarked that CUHK cherishes the value of diversity and inclusion, which are central to achieving academic excellence, and enriching the educational experience and learning environment for all our members.

For the welcome address of Provost Professor Alan K.L. Chan, please watch here.

For the webinar, please watch here.

Details of the speakers and moderator:

 Professor Sham Mai-har
Professor Mai Har Sham (bio)

Pro-Vice-Chancellor/ Vice-President

Choh-Ming Li Professor of Biomedical Sciences

Co-Chairperson of Women Academics Sub-Committee, CUHK

Professor Anthony T.C. Chan (bio)

Pro-Vice-Chancellor/ Vice-President

Master, Wu Yee Sun College

Li Shu Fan Medical Foundation Professor of Clinical Oncology

Co-Chairperson of Women Academics Sub-Committee, CUHK

Professor Mei Po Kwan (bio)

Choh-Ming Li Professor of Geography and Resource Management

Director of the Institute of Space and Earth Information Science, CUHK

Professor Siew C. Ng (bio)

Professor, Department of Medicine & Therapeutics

Assistant Dean (Development), Faculty of Medicine

Associate Director, Centre for Gut Microbiota Research, CUHK

Director of Microbiota I-Center, Hong Kong Science and Technology Park

Ms. Kelly Y.S. Chan (bio)

Managing Director, Peony Consulting Services

Chairperson, Board of TR at CUHK Company Ltd.

Member, Council of CUHK

Immediate Past President, Association of Women Accountants (HK)

Professor Lynne Nakano (bio) (Moderator)

Chairperson and Professor, Department of Japanese Studies

Co-Director, Gender Research Centre, CUHK