Professor Kenneth Young, College Master, highlighted CUHK's history and achievements in his opening speech, and shared with participants the transformation of the University over the last few decades. He believed that the University's steadfast and single-minded commitment to a worthwhile cause in education would carry it to greater heights of achievements in the next fifty years. Professor Young linked this philosophy with that of the late Dr CW Chu, who sponsored hundreds of youngsters for overseas studies with personal care, and changed the lives of these beneficiaries. By sharing the philanthropic endeavours of the late Dr CW Chu, Professor Young encouraged College students to set a worthwhile goal for themselves and strive for it with determination.
As our guest of honour that evening, Mr Philip Liao, the Design Architect of CW Chu College Campus, delivered a keynote address titled 'University and College Vision: their embodiment in the College campus design'. He started by sharing his perception of the CUHK campus and how this had inspired him in the design of the CW Chu College campus, making it blend into the overall university architectural style. Through a slide presentation highlighting the main feature of the College premises, Mr Liao demonstrated his effort to create an environment conducive to bonding, interchange and the pursuit of knowledge. Guests were pleased to have a preview of the campus before the College relocation in December 2013.