Typhoon Hato Stopped Us from Attending the 4th Cohort Banquet

As many of you are aware, there is currently a program jointly developed by St. Mary’s University and Beijing Normal University Zhuhai (BNUZ) in China. The Hong Kong Chapter has been sending representatives to attend the cohort banquet for three consecutive years since 2014.

In July 2017, we were invited to attend the fourth cohort banquet as before, but unfortunately the pier at Jiuzhou Port in Zhuhai was seriously damaged by the Typhoon Hato on 23rd August and ferry services had been suspended since then. Therefore, the Hong Kong Chapter decided not to attend for this time and we could only send our best wishes to the incoming cohort at BNUZ through Ms Lois Larson.

We are looking forward to the graduation of their first cohort in the spring and I hope the Hong Kong Chapter will be able to participate in that exciting event.