30th Anniversary Celebration (12 April 2008)

12 Apr 2008

The Department of Geography organised a series of celebratory events to mark its 30th Anniversary on 12 April 2008. Alumni, faculty members and students also used the occasion of the 30th Anniversary to review the development of the Department and share their memories of its growth over the past three decades.

The celebrations commenced with the “Distinguished BU Geographer Academic Lecture”. This was hosted by Professor David Wong, who is an alumnus of HKBU and currently Professor and Chair of the Department of Earth Systems and GeoInformation Sciences at the George Mason University in the United States. Professor Wong shared his views on the topic: “Are Methodological Issues in Spatial Analysis and Statistics Place-Independent?”. He also made a generous donation to support student exchange programmes that will help to broaden the horizons of HKBU students.

The celebrations continued at the “Homecoming cum Gala Dinner” where six distinguished alumni discussed their career success stories. During the dinner, over 200 guests, alumni, faculty members and students shared memories of the Department and its outstanding achievements in teaching and research. Looking ahead, the Department remains committed to the pursuit of academic excellence and will continue to contribute to the betterment of society.