Meet Our People
Gigi Yan Ying-fong, a graduate of the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, remembered a day during her third year when she brought home two pieces of news: one good and one bad. The good news was that she had been admitted to the City University of Hong Kong-Columbia University Joint Bachelor’s Degree Programme. The bad news was that she could not afford it.
Forest Chan Che, a Bachelor of Business Administration graduate, embarked on his journey at Columbia University in 2016, thanks to a scholarship provided by Mr James Liu Ying-yin, an alumnus of CityU and a member of the CityU Foundation’s Board of Governors. Forest's hallmates at Columbia came from around the world. Many of them already had successful careers, but were there to pursue Master’s, PhD or post-doctoral degrees. “I found the experience of exchanging ideas with those students really eye-opening,” he said.
Chan Tsz-lung, a fresh graduate from the Department of Mechanical Engineering, has always imagined the perfect wheelchair in memory of his late grandfather.