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Earlier this semester, the service-learning course VART2577/VART2585, taught by Ms. Anna Qin held their finale at the LKS SKH Home of the Elderly

In addition to creating beautiful sensory boards, the students also designed interactive play kits for the dementia elderly residents. Drawing inspiration from traditional craft techniques, the game kits were designed to engage and entertain the elderly and help stimulate their senses and cognitive abilities

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In the past semester, students in ENGL4075, under the guidance of Dr Emily Chow-Quesada, partnered with the African Centre Hong Kong in raising public awareness of the Black community in Hong Kong

Their mission? To shed light on a community that often remains unseen by the public eye! Dr Chow-Quesada‘s course is breaking new ground in Hong Kong by bridging the Black diaspora with local students through the exploration of shared and unshared ‘spaces’ using literature as a powerful medium

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The Finale of PRAD2037/PRAO2037 Interpersonal Communication, taught by Dr Henry Fung, was successfully held earlier! 

Collaborated with Tung Wah Group of Hospitals Yu Mak Yuen Integrated Services Centre and Tseung Kwan O Government Secondary School, 33 HKBU students served as mentors for 77 secondary school students in the semester through the referral from TWGHs and TKOGSS

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The Finale of PRAD2037/PRAO2037 Interpersonal Communication, taught by Dr Henry Fung, was successfully held earlier! 

Collaborated with Tung Wah Group of Hospitals Yu Mak Yuen Integrated Services Centre and Tseung Kwan O Government Secondary School, 33 HKBU students served as mentors for 77 secondary school students in the semester through the referral from TWGHs and TKOGSS

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The pandemic and technological advancements have resulted in many interest classes transitioning to online instruction, depriving many elderly individuals unfamiliar with mobile technology the opportunity to upskill and learn new skills

In view of this, students of SOCI3056 Community Engagement for Social Sustainability  collaborated with the Wong Tai Sin District Health Centre (WTS DHC) to design a Smartphone Application Class for the elderly. During the class sessions, students assumed the roles of hosts and, instructing the local elderly participants on how to use the Zoom mobile application

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Orthopaedics and traumatology of Chinese medicine is an important component of the Chinese medicine curriculum, which requires students to understand anatomy and orthopedic theories

Following on from semester one, students from CMED3059 Orthopaedics and Traumatology of Chinese Medicine and Tui Na II continue their collaboration with The Hong Kong Society for Rehabilitation for three consecutive weeks. They provide orthopedic diagnosis and treatment 🗒️ for elderly individuals with chronic pain using various techniques such as Tui Na, moxibustion, acupuncture, and spinal manipulation

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Students in RELI4067 Environmental Ethics led by Dr Checketts explored the intricate interplay between human activities and the environment through fieldworks in Pak Nai with The Nature Conservancy

Their firsthand experiences provided them with insights into the impact of human behavior on nature, igniting a passion for advocating social change

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Last two Saturdays, our students from GAME3046 arranged two guided tours at Central Market, which participants delved into the creative stories told by our students’ AR artworks

6 unique AR interactive stories were created by our students, inspired by history and stories of three esteemed local brands #雅俗共想、#阮氏洋服 和 #甄沾記. From food to clothing, toys to antique collections, each story pays tribute to the cultural and historical significance of the brands

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The exhibition by the service-learning course GCST2006 led by Dr Kaxton Siu, ‘Service-Learning, Poverty, and University-Secondary School Collaboration’ was successfully held in late April

The students showcased their insights and findings through mini-documentaries and posters, highlighting the impact of poverty and living environment on education and quality of life. Students presented their work to instructors, peers, and visitors, shedding light on the challenges faced by affected families and proposing innovative urban solutions

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BIOL3016 Environmental Health and Toxicology, taught by Dr. Patrick YUE, aims to help students understand the impact of microplastics in our daily lives

Recently, secondary school students from De La Salle Secondary School NT visited the laboratory at HKBU to participate in an interactive workshop designed by students of the course. Students of the course acted as workshop facilitators, using case studies to teach the secondary school students about environmental health and toxicology. Together, they conducted experiments to examine the presence of microplastics in cosmetic samples

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The students in MUSI3017 and MUSI2035 went on an incredible journey by collaborating with SLCO Community Resources to serve the Hong Kong deaf community

In this innovative service-learning course, students had the unique opportunity to engage with the deaf community through insightful sessions with deaf sharers. They gained valuable insights into the deaf culture and explored how music is experienced in the silent world. Inspired by their interactions, the students composed and produced four original songs aimed at promoting sign language bilingualism and encouraging the deaf community to enjoy music

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A group of students from SOCI3056 have collaborated to create impactful posters that aim to promote inclusion

The posters designed by the students serve as powerful visual representations of their thoughts and ideas on fostering love, support, and development for minority communities. Each poster effectively communicates their vision for spreading inclusivity and extending assistance to ethnic minorities, while also emphasizing the importance of nurturing the growth and potential of minority students

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Sensory boards designed by students from VART2577 & 2585 for the elderly residents at LKS SKH Home of the Elderly

These sensory boards are beautifully designed with a seasonal theme, showcasing the students’ dedication and attention to detail. Additionally, the students incorporated elements that resonate with the elderly, such as vintage signboards and the traditional festival “Tin Hau’s Birthday”

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RELI4067 takes students on a journey to Pak Nai mudfla

Students clean invasive weeds, rebuild oyster reefs, and delve into the profound connection between nature and humanity

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Led by Dr. Kaxton Siu, HKBU students recently took up a profound service-learning experience

Conducting home visits to sub-divided flats in collaboration with secondary students from Tseung Kwan O Government Secondary School. Together, they explored critical topics such as the relationship between poverty and quality education, urban planning, and health, gaining invaluable insights into the challenges faced by residents in the community

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Students had the unique opportunity to provide consecutive interpretation services to walk-in visitors

Our talented students from TRAN4046 Placement Portfolio I, TRA 7620 Business Interpreting embarked on a series of enriching service-learning activities in February and March at some of Hong Kong’s iconic locations, including Tai Kwun, Construction Industry Council iHub, Zero Carbon Park, and Maritime Museum!

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The success of the ”Immersing with Clay“ exhibition at TriAngle

We would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to everyone who attended and contributed to the success of the "Immersing with Clay" exhibition. The event was truly a remarkable celebration of creativity, community, and the transformative power of art. We are incredibly grateful for the overwhelming support and enthusiasm shown by all the visitors who joined us during the exhibition

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The students of SOCI3056 recently participated in a field trip organized by The Conservancy Association, focusing on trees as the centerpiece and exploring social sustainability

Led by Ken, the Chief Executive of The Conservancy Association, they embarked on a journey from Kowloon Tong to Shek Kip Mei, where they engaged in discussions about various topics related to trees and social sustainability. Ken delved into the complexities of urban development and tree conservation, highlighting the coexistence and conflicts between the two

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Students of GEOG4016 visited Fung Kai No.1 Primary School and became an assistant in a STEM energy workshop with nearly 100 Primary Three students

During the two-hour session, university students engaged primary school students in hands-on activities to create their DIY weather stations and, hence, understand how weather influences solar efficiency. Furthermore, the P3 students are encouraged to be their weather station leader to collect weather data for their families

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Students from GAME3046 Location-based Storytelling and Game Design had the opportunity to visit the Central Market for a site study

The Central Market is an 80-year-old Grade III historic building, which has been revitalized to preserve its cultural significance with innovative elements. Through this service-learning course, our students will create a brief narrative that incorporates their original characters and setting inspired by the three traditional brands, contributing in preserving cultural heritage with their creative knowledge and skills. Our students’ projects will come to life through animated augmented reality (AR) displayed at Central Market, showcasing the creative visual elements of their tales and highlighting the cultural and historical aspects.

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Students had the incredible opportunity to showcase their work to esteemed guests from Pok Oi Hospital

Our students from PRAD3065/PRAO3065 Fundraising Events, Sponsorships, and Donor Management had the incredible opportunity to showcase their work to esteemed guests from Pok Oi Hospital, one of Hong Kong‘s largest NGOs!

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Students of FILM4075 are using AI technology to promote empathy

FILM4075 students visited the Islamic Kasim Tuet Memorial College last Oct. 27, 2023, for a friendly interaction with students from ethnic minority backgrounds and to scan facial expressions. Data collected from interviews and scanning will be transformed into 3D facial animation videos which will portray the emotional experiences of fictional ethnic minority characters in studies and life.

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𝗦𝗲𝗿𝘃𝗶𝗰𝗲-𝗟𝗲𝗮𝗿𝗻𝗶𝗻𝗴 & 𝗦𝗼𝗰𝗶𝗮𝗹 𝗜𝗻𝗻𝗼𝘃𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗕𝗼𝗼𝘁𝗰𝗮𝗺𝗽 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗦𝗲𝗰𝗼𝗻𝗱𝗮𝗿𝘆 𝗦𝗰𝗵𝗼𝗼𝗹𝘀

CISL recently organised a full-day Service-Learning & Social Innovation Bootcamp at TriAngle. Participants were from C.C.C. Mong Man Wai College, C.C.C. Mong Man Wai College Po Leung Kuk Children and Youth Services and Kwun Tong Maryknoll College. The day was packed with educational and fun activities, providing the participants with the opportunity to exchange ideas on how to incorporate service-learning and social innovation into the secondary school curriculum.

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Earlier on, CISL hosted a mini-workshop where four HKBU service-learning practitioners graciously shared their personal experiences.

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RMHC Wall Art Installation

Wall arts by Academy of Visual Arts (AVA) students Yeung Tsin Tsin and Fung Wing Hung (Rain) were installed in the new Ronald McDonald House of Charity (RMHC) in Kwun Tong on 4 October 2023.  

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Recap of the Mini Concert at TKO Government Secondary School

We are thrilled to share the incredible success of the mini concert held this morning at TKO Government Secondary School! Special thanks to the principal, Ms. Yiu, and the assistant principal, Mr. Chow, for extending their invitation and giving our HKBU students from HUMN3025 Chinese Song Lyrics Writing the opportunity to shine

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TRAN4046 and Placement Portfolio I & TRA7620 Business Interpreting

This is a novelty service-learning course where undergraduate students collaborated with postgraduate students in offering language interpretation services

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Dr. Li Hong, for the first time in CMED1017 introduced a service-learning component

Under the guidance of Dr. Li and Chinese medicine practitioners, the students of this course were divided into teams to conduct consultations for over 40 elderly people recruited by our collaborating partner - Banyan Services Association, providing treatment such as acupressure and ear acupoint pressing to help them alleviate their illness

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Students from HIST3106 had the pleasure of hosting a group of Tanka people from Sai Kung

It was fascinating to learn about their history and how they adapted to their new way of life. They shared stories of their experiences living on the water and how they have preserved their unique cultural heritage despite moving to a different environment

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Exciting morning at Fung Kai No.1 Primary School with the HKBU students from GEOG4016

Our students introduced the concept of heat and energy to the primary students through the use of infrared cameras and designed an environmentally-friendly school together

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An exhibition titled "Europe in a Comic Strip" is currently taking place in TriAngle and the opening ceremony was successfully held on 11 January 2023

This also constitutes the first series of service-learning activities for the course POLS4246 Topics in European Politics, in which students are set to engage with the policy community of Europeans in Hong Kong

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Students from ORGC3047 showcased their final deliverables to distinguished guests from Pok Oi Hospital

Students prepared promotional materials, designed interactive games, and set up eye-catching booths to promote the image and goodwill of Pok Oi, and everyone enjoyed a morning filled with joy and empathy

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Students from GEOG3007 visited Hong Chi Morninglight School and led an interesting workshop for the SEN students

Our students taught the students of Hong Chi about the differences between normal and infrared cameras. Through the workshop, they shared their thoughts on clear and renewable energy in Hong Kong and envisioned how a city would look like with these energy sources. Together, they transformed their ideas into drawings

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Students managed to produce quality deliverables, TransFeed, the ultimate product coming out from TRAN4047 Translation Workshop

we worked with Dr Janice Pan in this marvelous course in which students became professional translators and offered bilingual translation services to various NGOs and social enterprises. This year, the course was also part of our virtual SL initiative, furthermore proving that SL could still flourish regardless of social distancing

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GERM2009‘s exhibition titled "Jewish Life in Germany and Escape Destination Hong Kong" taking place at TriAngle

The exhibition successfully attracted visitors who'd like to know more about the history of the Jewish communities both in Germany and in Hong Kong. Up next, the students will get in touch with the Jewish community in Hong Kong and continue to work on their SL projects. Stay tuned to find out more about their work later

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Students from CHEM4085 collaborate with Foodlink Foundation and go to various bread shops to collect unsold bread

Students then conducted food analysis scientific experiments to ensure the food was still edible, and provided detailed reports to Foodlink which was something very significant for underresourced NGOs

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Students from ORGC3047 designed promotional campaigns for The Nesbitt Centre

Students then conducted food analysis scientific experiments to ensure the food was still edible, and provided detailed reports to Foodlink which was something very significant for underresourced NGOs

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Students from VART3045 came up with creative ways to reimagine traditional tea culture and reinterpret Chineseness

One of the inventions a group came up with was a device that allowed different people with difference preferences in tea to pour their tea into a handmade porcelain, resulting in a mixture of different tastes and aromas

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Students  talk to the elderly regarding their everyday habits and difficulties in using their mobile phones

After understanding their needs and concerns, students then applied their knowledge and designed prototypes, and went back to the centre for a second visit to collect the elderly’s feedback. Putting together the comments and suggestions they had collected, our students did a final presentation to showcase their final products

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Students from St Bonaventure College and High School came to HKBU and conducted various experiments under the guidance of BIOL4015 students

They exploring scientific theories on enzyme and fermentation by means of food like yogurt drinks and orange peels. Our students patiently coached and explained the procedures to their young buddies, who picked up things really fast

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Students from ORGC2025 was paired up with an underprivileged secondary student who was going to take the DSE exam

Throughout the semester, our HKBU mentors gave valuable advice to their mentees, arranged workshops, and prepared them for a virtual mock interview. It was the ultimate finale yesterday and our students wrote Christmas cards to their mentees, which would then be sent to them together with a care pack filled with stationery, masks, and candies

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Students from CMED3058 met their service users online in groups

Students asked very sensible follow-up questions after patiently listening to their stories, and we were grateful for the assistance given by the social workers on tips and reminders in talking to patients who might take time to open up and speak about themselves

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Students from ORGC3047 met their “clients” for the very first time

Two groups met The Nesbitt Centre via ZOOM, which is the course’s new partner for which students are going to organise a pop-up event to raise awareness of their services for individuals with learning disabilities

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Students from BIOL3016 have addressed another serious problem: Microplastic, which can also be harmful to the environment

They visited St. Bonaventure College and High School and raised this environmental issues by conducting an interactive experiment together with the secondary school students

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Students from COMP4117 have been applying their professional knowledge by building efficient online systems for several NGOs and schools for the third consecutive year

Students developed an online event registration system, a room and equipment booking system and an event calendar for the partners in order to replace the traditional paper forms and outdated administrative processes. Besides, they have also created some interactive matching games for the elderly to improve their finger muscles and cognition in an interesting and relaxing way

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Students worked on 3 main themes, namely challenges in voting brought about by COVID-19, overseas and new methods of voting

have you ever imagined the discrepancy of voting campaign expenses between a candidate with a political party background and that of an amateur? All these important and significant materials will be beneficial to all voters in Hong Kong and they will be made available on various platforms in the coming summertime.
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