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2020

JAN


  • Professor Phyllis Li’s interview by SCMP on facilitating science and technology development in Hong Kong has been reported on 7.1.2019.
  • Congratulations to our colleague Ben Iaquinto and wife Julie for giving birth to a baby girl in January 2020.
  • Congratulations to Jinbao for winning the Second Class Award of the Ministry of Education Outstanding Scientific Research Output Award (2019年度高等學校科學研究優秀成果獎). The title of his award-winning research output (with co-authors D Zhang, H Lee, Q Pei and C Wang) is “Quantitative Analysis of Climate Change and Human Crises in History”. An award presentation ceremony will be held in June, 2020.




FEB


  • The Department of Geography is now an Education Member of the Hong Kong Alliance of Built Asset & Environment Information Management Association (HKABAEIMA).




APR


  • Congratulations to Mr JIANG Ronghao (PhD candidate under the supervision of Professor George Lin) for winning the “2020 Best Graduate Student Paper Award” from the China Geography Specialty Group of the American Association of Geographers (AAG). This annual competitive award of US$300 is in recognition of his paper entitled, “Placing China’s Land Marketization: The State, Market, and Changing Geography of Land Use in Chinese Cities.”

  • Dr. Benjamin L Iaquinto’s interview by Hong Kong Economic Journal Monthly on the impact of the pandemic on the tourism industry (過度旅遊釀「完美風暴」人類自食其果) has been reported on 1 April 2020. For more details, please visit https://monthly.hkej.com/monthly/article/id/2423403 (Chinese Vision Only).

  • Congratulations to Miss HE Lisha (PhD candidate under the supervision of Dr M. Bennett) for winning the “Best Student Paper in Economic Geography” from the Economic Geography Specialty Group of the American Association of Geographers (AAG). This annual competitive award of US$200 is in recognition of her paper entitled, "The rise of Chinese foreign investment in the United States: Disentangling investment strategies of state-owned and private enterprises."




MAY


  • Congratulations to Mr TSOI Ka Ho (PhD candidate under the supervision of Professor Becky P.Y. Loo) for winning in the 2020 Esri Young Scholars Award (Hong Kong) as the Champion! He will win a trip to attend the Esri User Conference in San Diego, California, USA. Together with the first- and second-runner-ups, he will be awarded a summer internship place at the Urban Renewal Authority. See http://www.esrichina.hk/ysa/Result_Announcement.aspx




JUN


Congratulations to the following five Geography undergraduate students (in alphabetical order of surname) for being accepted to participate in the Undergraduate Research Fellowship Programme (URFP) 2020-2021:

  • Miss Au Wai Yu Valerie on “Potential Contribution of Social Networking Technologies in Achieving Communal Sustainability via Behavioural Changes in Energy Consumption” under the supervision of Dr Ben Iaquinto
  • Mr Choi Chun Hin on “Towards Equitable and Sustainable Transportation: Accessibility Analysis in Tseung Kwan O, Hong Kong” under the supervision of Professor PC Lai
  • Miss Lo Wai on “To Examine the Extent of Sociocultural Livability Development of Foshan City under the Guidance of Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area (GBA) Plan” under the supervision of Professor George Lin
  • Miss Ma Fong Ching on “Discussing the Effectiveness of Waste Management in Hong Kong” under the supervision of Dr Lishan Ran
  • Mr Ng Ka Yiu on “Decadal Variation of the Impacts of El Nino on Hong Kong Winter Precipitation and its Relation to the Pacific Decadal Oscillation” under the supervision of Dr Jinbao Li

Five of them have also been awarded an internship award of HK$10,000! Please join us in celebrating the hard work of our Geography students.




JUL


  • Congratulations to Mr. CHO Hin Ting Frankie, an MPhil graduate in our Department, for being selected as one of the winners of the Award for Outstanding Research Postgraduate Student (ORPS) in 2018-2019. Mr Frankie CHO was supervised by Dr Wendy Chen. Well done, Frankie and Wendy!




SEP





OCT


  • Congratulations to Professor Becky P.Y. Loo who has been appointed as a Justice of Peace (JP) by the Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) Government on 1 October, 2020 for her outstanding contribution to the community.





2019

JAN


  • Professor Phyllis Li’s interview by SCMP on facilitating science and technology development in Hong Kong has been reported on 7.1.2019.
  • Congratulations to our colleague Ben Iaquinto and wife Julie for giving birth to a baby girl in January 2020.
  • Congratulations to Jinbao for winning the Second Class Award of the Ministry of Education Outstanding Scientific Research Output Award (2019年度高等學校科學研究優秀成果獎). The title of his award-winning research output (with co-authors D Zhang, H Lee, Q Pei and C Wang) is “Quantitative Analysis of Climate Change and Human Crises in History”. An award presentation ceremony will be held in June, 2020.




FEB


  • The Department of Geography is now an Education Member of the Hong Kong Alliance of Built Asset & Environment Information Management Association (HKABAEIMA).




APR


  • Congratulations to Mr JIANG Ronghao (PhD candidate under the supervision of Professor George Lin) for winning the “2020 Best Graduate Student Paper Award” from the China Geography Specialty Group of the American Association of Geographers (AAG). This annual competitive award of US$300 is in recognition of his paper entitled, “Placing China’s Land Marketization: The State, Market, and Changing Geography of Land Use in Chinese Cities.”

  • Dr. Benjamin L Iaquinto’s interview by Hong Kong Economic Journal Monthly on the impact of the pandemic on the tourism industry (過度旅遊釀「完美風暴」人類自食其果) has been reported on 1 April 2020. For more details, please visit https://monthly.hkej.com/monthly/article/id/2423403 (Chinese Vision Only).

  • Congratulations to Miss HE Lisha (PhD candidate under the supervision of Dr M. Bennett) for winning the “Best Student Paper in Economic Geography” from the Economic Geography Specialty Group of the American Association of Geographers (AAG). This annual competitive award of US$200 is in recognition of her paper entitled, "The rise of Chinese foreign investment in the United States: Disentangling investment strategies of state-owned and private enterprises."




MAY


  • Congratulations to Mr TSOI Ka Ho (PhD candidate under the supervision of Professor Becky P.Y. Loo) for winning in the 2020 Esri Young Scholars Award (Hong Kong) as the Champion! He will win a trip to attend the Esri User Conference in San Diego, California, USA. Together with the first- and second-runner-ups, he will be awarded a summer internship place at the Urban Renewal Authority. See http://www.esrichina.hk/ysa/Result_Announcement.aspx




JUN


Congratulations to the following five Geography undergraduate students (in alphabetical order of surname) for being accepted to participate in the Undergraduate Research Fellowship Programme (URFP) 2020-2021:

  • Miss Au Wai Yu Valerie on “Potential Contribution of Social Networking Technologies in Achieving Communal Sustainability via Behavioural Changes in Energy Consumption” under the supervision of Dr Ben Iaquinto
  • Mr Choi Chun Hin on “Towards Equitable and Sustainable Transportation: Accessibility Analysis in Tseung Kwan O, Hong Kong” under the supervision of Professor PC Lai
  • Miss Lo Wai on “To Examine the Extent of Sociocultural Livability Development of Foshan City under the Guidance of Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area (GBA) Plan” under the supervision of Professor George Lin
  • Miss Ma Fong Ching on “Discussing the Effectiveness of Waste Management in Hong Kong” under the supervision of Dr Lishan Ran
  • Mr Ng Ka Yiu on “Decadal Variation of the Impacts of El Nino on Hong Kong Winter Precipitation and its Relation to the Pacific Decadal Oscillation” under the supervision of Dr Jinbao Li

Five of them have also been awarded an internship award of HK$10,000! Please join us in celebrating the hard work of our Geography students.




JUL


  • Congratulations to Mr. CHO Hin Ting Frankie, an MPhil graduate in our Department, for being selected as one of the winners of the Award for Outstanding Research Postgraduate Student (ORPS) in 2018-2019. Mr Frankie CHO was supervised by Dr Wendy Chen. Well done, Frankie and Wendy!




SEP





OCT


  • Congratulations to Professor Becky P.Y. Loo who has been appointed as a Justice of Peace (JP) by the Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) Government on 1 October, 2020 for her outstanding contribution to the community.





2018

DEC


  • The Department will be hosting a delegation from the Human Geography Master Programme of the Utrecht University in early March 2019. The group will consists of 28 students in the programme and led by Dr. Leo van Grunsven and Dr. Yanliu Lin. During the visit, Professor Becky P.Y. Loo will greet the delegation, Dr Pengyu Zhu will give a seminar on Hong Kong and the Greater Bay Area and there will be open discussion and a campus tour.
  • Mr Kevin Leung has been awarded the 1st Runner-up of the HKSTS Outstanding Student Paper Award of 2018 with his paper entitled "Determinants of Children's Active Travel to School: A Case Study in Hong Kong".
  • Congratulations to Dr. M. M. Bennett for winning the Regional Studies Association (RSA) Early Career Expo grant! This is a research initiative to support regional studies and regional science research. Dr Bennett’s project will examine whether greater indigenous land rights lead to more support for development or conservation through global analysis and comparison of case studies in North America and Asia.




NOV


  • Welcome to Dr Keumseok (Peter) Koh for joining the Department of Geography. Dr Koh’s expertise is in health and medical geography.




OCT


  • Dr Jonathan Olsen, a postdoctoral researcher at the MRC/CSP Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, Glasgow University, will be visiting the Department to work with Professor Becky P.Y. Loo on the issues related to neighbourhoods and health. He is supported under the Glasgow/HKU Early Career Mobility Fund.




AUG


  • Congratulations to Dr. Junxi Qian for winning the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) – General Programme 2018-2019 with his project entitled “本土技術創新的文化機制和空間過程:經濟地理 學視角下的 深圳消費型電 子產業案 例”, and the amount is RMB 575,000.
  • Congratulations to Dr. Lishan Ran for winning the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) – Youth Programme 2018-2019 on his project entitled “河流碳輸移及其對域環境要素的回應機制”, and the amount is RMB 250,000.
  • Welcome to Dr Benjamin Iaquinto for joining the Department of Geography. Dr Iaquinto’s expertise is in tourism geography.




JUL


  • Congratulations to Professor George C.S. Lin for winning the RGC General Research Fund (GRF) 2018-2019 with his project entitled “China’s Urban Redevelopment Reinvented with Public Participation: Genuine Engagement or Symbolic Governance?”, and the amount is HK$632,421.
  • Congratulations to Dr. Lishan Ran for winning the RGC Career Scheme (ECS) 2018-2019 with his project entitled “Riverine Carbon Export and Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Evasion from River Catchments on the Loess Plateau”, and the amount is HK$379,652.




MAY


  • Congratulations to Dr Junxi Qian for winning the Area Prize awarded by the Royal Geographical Society. This prize was for the best article in the journal Area by a new researcher.
  • Congratulations to Dr. Jinbao Li for winning the National Key R&D Programs, Joint grant with the National Climate Centre of RMB 21.5 million with his project entitled “Extreme Climate Change and Its Mechanisms in East Asian Monsoon Region since the Little Ice Age (小冰期以來東亞季風區極端氣候變化及機制研究 小冰期以來東亞季風區極端氣候變化及機制研究)”. Dr. Li’s module (歷史時期氣候集成重建與極端變化規律研究) worth RMB 5.28 million (HK$6.5 million).




APR


  • Congratulations to Professor George C.S. Lin for winning the Strategic Public Policy Research Funding 2017-2018 with his project entitled “In Search of New Economic Cooperation Models Between Hong Kong and the Big Bay Area”, and the amount is HK$508,070.




MAR


  • Congratulations to Professor Becky P. Y. Loo for Public Policy Research (PPR) Funding Scheme 2018-2019 with her project entitled “Re-establishing Ferry’s Key Position in the Sustainable Transport System in Hong Kong (重塑渡輪成爲香港可持續交通模式的要地位 重塑渡輪成爲香港可持續交通模式的要地位)”, and the amount is HK$810,049.




FEB






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