The results of this year’s Ten Outstanding Young Persons Selection were out on 21 October. Among the eight honourees on the bill, four were from CUHK. Pasu Ng (1st left), Dissecting Laboratory Manager and Senior Embalmer of the School of Biomedical Sciences, is a crusader for body donation and life and death education, whose work inspires members of the public to rediscover the value of life through death. Arnold Chan (2nd left), an alumnus of the Global Business Programme, founded Teach4HK, where he recruits teachers to teach at grassroots schools to push for educational equality. Having developed by far the most effective treatment for myopia, Prof. Jason Yam (1st right) of the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences spares no effort to campaign for eye health through running children eye care schemes and public education programmes. An alumna of music, Louise Kwong (4th right) fights the uphill battle of establishing herself as a virtuosic bel canto singer in the European operatic scene. Her hard work paid off as she became the first soprano from Hong Kong to enrol in the ‘Fabbrica’ Young Artist Program at the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma. The selection committee remarked that though hailing from vastly different backgrounds, the honourees all share a love of life and an indefatigable spirit, which enable them to rise above trials and setbacks, fulfil their calling and bring light to the society.
This article was originally published in No. 546, Newsletter in Nov 2019.