14. 10. 2018    ISSUE 12


Dear readers,

A month ago, many of us were given an extra day off resulting from the class suspension/ office close after typhoon Mangkhut hurtled towards Hong Kong.  Did you utilise it to revise homework, to take a rest, or to strengthen the precautionary measures for the household?  As we are aware, some University members, like people working in security, medical, tourism, catering, logistics and social welfare sectors, needed to provide necessary service and urgent maintenance on that day despite the adverse weather conditions.  You may feel very grateful for their dedication, and be glad to see them being granted a token of thanks from the University afterwards.

While the year's mightiest storm Mangkhut tore through our city, the other side of the world was ravaged by the tremendous power of hurricane Florence.  Both areas were drenched and left with a swath of damaged constructions and plants.  Although severe injuries and deaths are blessedly limited to a few score, efforts to deal with the aftermath will be huge - shattered windows are queuing up for replacement, debris blocking the roads require clearance, broken trees should be re-grown……  Over the weeks, various parties have proactively taken part in restoring our environment (i.e. roads, pavements, beaches, piers and country parks) to its former glory on a voluntary basis. Among them are our students and alumni.  Their contribution to this campus and its users is a conspicuous display of affection and cohesion for CUHK.

On the other hand, the more frequent arrival of super typhoons such as Prapiroon, Hato and Mangkhut seems to be a harbinger of what climate change is likely to bring to Hong Kong.  As far as destruction to humanity and nature is concerned, we have an unshirkable responsibility to get into the habit of protecting the globe.  That said, people are definitely too fragile in the face of natural disasters.  The saying "man can triumph over nature" is hardly to become true.  Given this fact, we would better manoeuvre our perspective of and response to the mishaps.  It is embodied, when CUHK was devastated by Mangkhut, through the reliability and diligence of our frontline staff, as well as the serving heart of our students and alumni.

We cannot change the altitude, yet we are able to adjust our attitude.

Sincerely yours,

Irene Ng
I·CARE Centre for Whole-person Development


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Cross-generational Integration Programme: Recruitment of Organising Committee Members

University Lecture on Civility 2018 - Assembling the Future: A Social Innovator's Intriguing Project

I·CARE Salon (14th Session) - A Tribute to the Enlighteners

Talk on "AI & I: Where am I……and Who am I?"

S.I. Leadership Workshops

"Fitness x Mentorship" Scheme - Get a Taste of Bowling

Blood and Book Giving - A Challenge of Blood Donation Relay

Student Development Portfolio: Recruitment of Focus Group Members

CUSE Fund Award Presentation Ceremony cum Briefing on Social Enterprise Startup Scheme

Yunus Social Business Centre@CUHK - Briefing on Activities

I·CARE Theatre - The Pristine Craze

A Walk in Community with I·CARE: First Session Completed

I·CARE CUHK Campus Tour: Successfully Held

New Brochure Introducing I·CARE

Event Calendar


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