Bulletin Spring‧Summer, 2008

CUHK Project on Air Ventilation Assessment Bags Fifth Award A CUHK research project entitled 'Feasibility Study for Establishment of Air Ventilation Assessment Method in Hong Kong' led by Prof. Edward Ng (2nd right), professor in the Department of Architecture, was honoured at the Royal Institute of British Architects Research Awards 2007. It emerged as the first runner-up in the Outstanding University- led Project category, among projects by over 100 architecture departments in universities around the world. This was also the project's fifth award. The study had received four other awards earlier: the Hong Kong Institute of Architects Research Award 2005, the inaugural Professional Green Building Council Grand Award 2006 – Research and Planning Studies category, the Best Paper Award of the 23rd International Conference on Passive and Low Energy Architecture, and the Certificate of Merit of the Hong Kong Institute of Planners 2006 – Research and Planning Studies category. Lok Fung Wins Poetry Award P rof. Natalia Chan ( Lok Fung ) , assistant professor in the Department of Cultural and Religious Studies, author of Flying Coffin , won the Biennial Awards for Chinese Literature (Poetry). Penned between 1992 and 2005, the award- winning collection of poems talk about the opacity of life, perceptions of death, love, and the rhythms of the city. The biennial competition is co-organized by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department and the Hong Kong Arts Development Council for local literary writers. The five categories, namely, poetry, prose, fiction, literary criticism and children's literature, attracted a record- breaking 200 entries in 2007. Honours and Recognition   49