In early August 2014, the SMU Alumni Hong Kong Chapter was invited by Dr. Patricia Bradshaw, Dean of Sobey School of Business, to attend an official celebration of the first twinning academic year jointly developed by St. Mary’s University in Canada and Beijing Normal University Zhuhai campus (BNUZ) in P.R.C.
On Wednesday, September 9, a group of ten people representing the Hong Kong Chapter attended the banquet. We were indebted to BNUZ for sending a staff member, Ms Sophia Liu, to greet us at the Jiuzhou Port and arranging a campus tour to show us around. During the tour, we were introduced to a maple tree which was donated by Mr. Bill Bu to commemorate the 10th anniversary of cooperation between SMU and BNUZ.
Back row from left:
Mr. Jimmy Ho, Mr. Eric Mok, Ms Lois Marsha Larson, Mr. Simon Wong, Mr. Sammy Ho, Mr. Adrian Lam
Front row from left:
Ms Alice Tam, Dr. Charles Wong, Ms Katie Lin, Dr. Patricia Bradshaw, Dr. David Wicks, Mr. William Lau, Mr. Stephen Lam, Mr. Vincent Wong
The banquet was held in the International Center and was attended by more than 100 people, including the new students and some of their family members. Representatives of the faculty members of both universities as well as Dr. Wong of the Hong Kong Chapter gave speeches before the dinner began. A commemorative souvenir was also presented to BNUZ by the Hong Kong Chapter. While the dinner had not quite come to an end, members of the Hong Kong Chapter departed the BNUZ campus just before 9 p.m. in order to meet the last voyage to return to Hong Kong.