Alumni reunion at CityU Homecoming Gala

Eliza Lee

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More than 1,000 alumni, staff and students and their families enjoyed a day of fun at the CityU Homecoming Gala on 12 December at City University of Hong Kong (CityU).

Organised by the Alumni Relations Office, the gala was a major event held for and organised by alumni. The diverse range of activities arranged by enthusiastic former students showcased the versatility, diversity, harmony and caring spirit of the campus community.

The kick-off ceremony was officiated by The Hon Leung Chun-ying, CityU Council Chairman; Professor Way Kuo, University President; Professor Arthur Ellis, Provost; Professor Roderick Wong Sue-cheun, Vice-President (Development and External Relations); Professor Paul Lam Kwan-sing, Vice-President (Student Affairs); Mr Gabriel Chan Sai-man, Chief Administration Officer; Professor Julia Tao Lai Po-wah, Chief-of-Staff; Ms Kathy Chan Yin-ling, Associate Vice-President (Alumni Relations); Ms Karmen Chan Ka-man, Convocation Chairman; and 19 alumni association representatives.

Visitors were treated to a rich variety of programmes produced and performed by alumni. There was a screening of We Might As Well Be Strangers, an original movie written and directed by renowned graduate Ms Heiward Mak Hei-yan. Mr Chet Lam, Mr Lai Maan of RubberBand and Mr Andy Leung of C AllStar, among others, performed at the Homecoming Concert, while an inspirational comic, photo and arts exhibition showcased creative artwork by alumni.

Tours of the State Key Laboratory in Marine Pollution, 3D Motion Capture Laboratory and Interactive Multimedia and Virtual Reality Laboratory informed alumni about research development and game booths and Children Fun Classes, which included a magic class, a LEGO building class and a doll-making workshop, kept families entertained. In addition, visitors could take photographs at the commemorative photo marshals designed by alumni.

The final activity was the Reunion Dinner organised by various alumni associations, providing an opportunity for alumni to join with their former teachers to recall their days studying at CityU.

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