Bulletin No. 2, 2020

The 68th Congregation   31  Dr. Mok Hing-yiu T he late Dr. Mok Hing-yiu was a distinguished physician who served in the Government Medical Health Department and a number of hospitals. He has endowed several professorships in medicine at the University of Hong Kong and The Chinese University of Hong Kong. He also generously supported a number of institutions and programmes sponsoring Christian education, a home for the elderly, a crèche, etc. Dr. Mok was a collector of Chinese art objects and antiquities. The Mok family collection was on display in an exhibition held in the University Art Museum. In recognition of Dr. Mok’s contribution to the medical sector, his generous philanthropy and promotion of Chinese art, the University conferred posthumously upon Dr. Mok the degree of Doctor of Social Science, honoris causa . Prof. Xu Guanhua P rof. Xu Guanhua (right) is an expert in remote sensing application science and geoinformation systems, and a former Minister of Science and Technology of the People’s Republic of China. He currently holds the position of Wei Lun Research Professor of Space and Earth Sciences at the Institute of Space and Earth Information Science at CUHK. Professor Xu has overseen many important national and international collaborative research projects. Since stepping down from his post as Minister of Science and Technology in 2007, Professor Xu has devoted most of his attention to global change research work. The University conferred upon Professor Xu the award of the degree of Doctor of Science, honoris causa in recognition of his outstanding contributions to Chinese technological development, improving people’s lives, and protection of the Earth’s environment. Citations in full at www.cuhk.edu.hk/cpr/pressrelease/101216_citations_e.pdf