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Creativity, dynamism, commitment-the spirit of the students of the Division of Building Science and Technology (BST) was on display at Built Expo 2003 on 9 and 10 June.
Another year of arduous training has paid off for CityU athletes. In the 2002-03 Hong Kong Post-Secondary Colleges Athletic Association (HKPSCAA) competition, CityU teams displayed their prowess, clinching championship titles in women's basketball, squash and table-tennis, as well as men's badminton, basketball, soccer and squash. Respectively, the overall standing of CityU teams was first runner-up and champion.
"South Asian people have been living in our community for years. They hold valid identity cards. Some can even speak fluent Cantonese. But somehow, we seem to have ignored them; they seldom come into contact with us. Why?" Final year Social Work student, Keith Wun, has been inspired to think hard about the question while working as an active member of the Social Integration Project for Ethnic Minority People in Hong Kong.
Objective marketing analyses, creative minds and an eagerness to learn earned CityU's marketing students high praise for their consultancy projects. Projects were undertaken for five leading commercial firms, namely Sino Group, Ming Pao Magazine Ltd, TCL Retail (HK) Ltd, Dah Chong Hong Ltd and Hang Fung Gold Technology Group.
The malfunctioning of the U-shaped water trap (U-trap), identified as one of the causes for the environmental transmission of the SARS virus at Amoy Gardens, has drawn public attention to the performance of the existing sewage and drainage systems in buildings.
Last month, 22 outstanding foreign language students were awarded scholarships and sponsorships at ceremonies organized by CityU's Division of Language Studies (LS). At the French Awards Presentation Ceremony held on 16 May, 12 French programme students were recognized for their outstanding academic studies.
While most universities put a hold on their summer internship programmes because of SARS, CityU has secured 348 job training placements in 112 companies in Hong Kong and the Mainland this year. The placements, for year-two students from three faculties, represent a significant increase over last year's 240 placements in 64 companies. Standard Chartered Bank, Sogo Hong Kong Co. Ltd and Maunsell Consultants Asia Ltd are among the new companies involved in the programme.
While most universities put their summer internship programmes on hold because of SARS, CityU has secured 348 job training placements in 112 companies in Hong Kong and the Mainland this year. The placements, for second-year students from three faculties, represent a significant increase over last year's 240 placements in 64 companies. Standard Chartered Bank, Sogo Hong Kong Co., Ltd and Maunsell Consultants Asia Ltd are among the new companies involved in the programme.
A cool and calm figure in stylishly somber black, the curator of Third Text: images + media 03* in the School of Creative Media (SCM), Mr Ip Yuk-Yiu escapes from an office brimming with color. He guides me through the portal of the exhibit — I am about to enter a hi-tech zone, an esoteric womb of wonders that seem like science fiction. Here, in a disorienting cacophony of dramatic piano music, beeping, droning and announcements, Mr Ip takes me to the cutting edge.

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