Mental Health Matters
Our sincere gratitude to all students and staff for their support in the “Mental Health Matters”! It was a new initiative of the Counseling and Wellness Center to raise university awareness of mental health and mobilize efforts in support of better student well-being. About 1,400 students and staff took part in the events to support building a caring campus and promoting psychological health while pursuing academic excellence!
A Kick-off Ceremony was held on 10 October, which is the annual Mental Health Day observed by the World Health Organization. We were honoured to have Prof Paul Yip, Director of Hong Kong Jockey Club Center for Suicide Research and Prevention, HKU to share with our staff and students on a Public Health Approach for Preventing Student Suicides, Prof CY Chiu, Dean of Social Science, CUHK to share with us how Positive Education can motivate students to excel while remain happy and passionate on learning, and Prof Arthur Mak, Assistant Professor of Department of Psychiatry, CUHK to share with us his Clinical Experience in Caring for Young People with Mental Health Issues.
We would also like to extend our appreciation to Miss Winnie Lui and Mr Stephen Char for their sharing on Crisis Management and Psychological First Aid, and Mental Well-being in Facing Life Adversity during the event. Their inspiring in-depth experience impressed our students and staff a lot.
Meanwhile, we had also arranged some fun and caring activities to spread the “Mental Health Matters” messages on campus. Here are some highlights:
Students can learn about and acknowledge their emotion through a variety of games on this Moving Wellness. There were cards where they can write wishes and encouragements, letter they can write and send to a tree hole, with follow-up by social worker from HKFYG, and aroma cards to de-stress.
It was held to promote emotional health within the student community by raising their awareness of bodily signs and sensations on various feelings, and facilitating students to give encouragement to peers who show such vulnerable signs and may be in need of emotional support during mid-term period. They left warm messages such as, “You’re doing great!”, “Don’t worry.”, “I’m possible.”, “I got your back.”, “You’re not alone!”.
Exhibition about Public Attitudes towards Mental Illness
Join the President-to-President Dialogue – HKUST x ICRC on 22 November 2018
Technology bridges gaps and connects us, and has changed our lives for the better. While the younger generation is reaping the benefits of modern technology, have they imagined what life would look like to live in war-torn areas and conflict zones where technologies could be turned into weapons that kill innocent people? How can we ensure that technology is used for good and creates a better future for humanitarian aid?
Join the President-to-President Dialogue: HKUST x ICRC on 22 November to find out how advanced technology can enhance humanitarian work to benefit victims of armed conflicts around the world, and what Asian youths can do to contribute to humanitarian relief efforts while living far away from devastated war zones.
Some ICRC objects with technology component ranging from survival gears for refugees to VR training tools for ICRC delegates will also be on view at Engineering Commons to showcase how ICRC uses technology in harsh humanitarian contexts.
Details & Registration: http://connect.ust.hk/president_dialogue/index.html
2018-19 HKUST Intramural Campus Run on 26 September 2018
The 2018-19 HKUST Intramural Campus Run was co-organized by Sports Association and Distance Runners' Club, HKUSTSU on 26 Sept 2018. This annual event is one of the six intramural competitions on our campus. Dr Tony LAM, Associate Dean of Students and Head of Scholarships and Finanical Aids Office officiated the run for 171 runners who representing 16 Departmental Teams to compete in Men's and Women's Categories.
Below are the results
|Women’s Individual||Champion||LAEGRAN, Johanne (CIVL): 09:03.67|
|1st runner up||MAK, Ho Yi Lydia (MATH): 10:01.75|
|2nd runner up||SZE-TO, Hiu Tung (CSE) : 10:34.47|
|Men’s Individual||Champion||TSANG, Ho Ching (MATH): 12:12.39|
|1st runner up||CHAN, Ngai Nam (CIVL): 12:59.19|
|2nd runner up||OR, Ka Ming (CPEG): 13:20.89|
2018-19 HKUST Sports Team Flag Presentation Ceremony on 19 October 2018
The 2018-19 HKUST Sports Team Flag Presentation Ceremony co-organized by Sports Association, HKUSTSU and the Sports Development of SAO was taken place at the atrium on 19 October 2018. This is the annual ceremony for kicking off the new inter-varsity sports competition season of HKUST Sports Teams.
Under the witness of Prof. King Chow, Director of IPO and Acting Dean of Students, Dr. Tony Lam, Associate Dean of Students & Head of Scholarships and Financial Aid as well as over 180 HKUST student athletes from 54 sports teams, Miss Cathy CHAN, Captain of Women's Rugby Team took the athlete pledge at the ceremony.
Receiving the blessings from our guests and the University, hope all the HKUST Sports Teams would have a fruitful and successful competition season.