Excellence in Knowledge Transfer Awards Ceremony 2014

Prof Linda WONG is presented the award by Mr David AI, Director of Knowledge Transfer Office, for her winning project.

On 23 January 2015, CLASS organised the Excellence in Knowledge Transfer Awards Ceremony 2014 and Distinguished Lecture: Novel Approaches to Define and Measure Impact of Community Engagement. The event was jointly organised by the Knowledge Transfer Office of CityU. Around 80 people attended the event, including the Provost, Deans, Associate Deans, and Heads of CityU as well as delegates from the knowledge transfer offices of other tertiary institutions such as the University of Hong Kong, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong Baptist University, and Lingnan University.

Professor Herman AGUINIS, John F. Mee Chair of Management of the Kelley School of Business, Indiana University, was invited to deliver a lecture on Novel Approaches to Define and Measure Impact of Community Engagement. The presentation offered a critical assessment of the common approach to scholarly impact that relies almost exclusively on a single stakeholder (i.e., other academics). Professor Aguinis offered a solution in the form of a broader and more pluralist conceptual and measurement framework of scholarly impact.

After the distinguished lecture, Mr David AI, Director of Knowledge Transfer, presented the CLASS Knowledge Transfer Awards to our awardees. CLASS is the first college to launch the Knowledge Transfer Awards, the awardwinning projects have provided best practice models for knowledge transfer with CLASS. These awardees also took the opportunity to showcase their outstanding projects with the audience. The awarded projects are The Carbon Trade Game project – Bringing participatory learning experiences on environment and sustainability to local schools and communities – by City-Youth Empowerment Project; Project Flame, Social Innovation & Entrepreneurship@CityU and A Carbon Reduction Implementation and Assessment Strategy for Hong Kong.

The event was successfully held and increased the visibility of the knowledge transfer commitment of CityU. It also helped to enhance the future development of valid indicators of knowledge transfer impact within CLASS and beyond.

In addition, Professor Samuel M. Y. HO, CLASS Knowledge Transfer Committee Chair, was recently invited to be a panellist at the Leeds-HKU Conference Moving Beyond Research to Engagement and Impact, organized by the Knowledge Exchange Office of the University of Hong Kong. At the conference, Professor Ho addressed the relevance of knowledge transfer for the fields of humanities and social sciences.