Events



Challenges vs Chances for Women in Innovation Forum

Wednesday, March 7th 2018
The forum of 2018 featured a keynote speech by Ms Christina Zhang from DJI, followed by a panel discussion.

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Understanding and Recognising Biases to Enhance Academic Success

Thursday, March 8th 2018
Unconscious biases are the quick judgments and assessments of people that we make, influenced by our own background, experiences and environment.
This interactive workshop combined with group coaching, helps HKUST faculty start to see what they have not seen, and become aware of how their unconscious bias impacts academia.
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International Women's Day Movie Night

Friday, Mar 2nd 2018

The university co-hosted a special screening of the award-winning film, “Hidden Figures,” with the Film Society of HKUSTSU.

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WISE Club Christmas Gathering

Thursday, Dec 21st 2017

The WISE club had a Christmas tea gathering.

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WISE Dinner Gathering

Friday, Nov 3rd 2017

The WISE club student organizing committee organized a dinner gathering for the women students in science and engineering.

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WISE Study Tour to Japan

May 29th-June 1st, 2017

WISE Study Tour took female science and engineering students to Japan where they had the opportunity to engage in academic exchange and peer sharing at a top local university. They also got the chance to gain insight into the technology-based industries in Japan. The tour was led by Professor Mengqian Lu of Civil and Environmental Engineering.

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International Women's Day Special Screening - She Objects

Wednesday, Mar 8th 2017

Commissioned by The Women’s Foundation, in partnership with Women Helping Women, She Objects is the first documentary of its kind in Hong Kong to explore how traditional and new forms of media create and exacerbate gender stereotypes with often damaging consequences.

WFA had a special screening of the "She Objects" documentary.

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Forum on Gender Equality with Vice Presidents of HKUST, HKU and CUHK

Wednesday, Feb 22nd 2017

The forum consisted of vice-presidents of the participating universities discussing gender equity and diversity in institutional policies and practices.

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Fifth Anniversary Luncheon of the Women Faculty Association

Friday, Oct 7th 2016, 12:00pm-2:00pm

The Woman Faculty Association had a luncheon to celebrate the fifth anniversary to thank everyone for the support in the last half a decade. It also featured a special short presentation of the documentary She Objects by Crystal Chan and Lisa Moore from The Women's Foundation.

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Talk by Prof Irene Lo at KGV Stem Club

Friday, Nov 4th 2016

Prof Irene Lo gave a talk to the students at the KGV Stem Club.

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WISE Dinner Gathering

Tuesday, Oct 18th 2016

The Woman Faculty Association hosted a dinner for the women students in science and engineering.
The WISE Dinner Gathering was a success event with more than 96% attendance despite the heavy rain and unfavorable weather.

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Leadership and Academic Excellence Workshop

Monday, August 29th 2016. 9:30am-1;00pm

The Woman Faculty Association organized a workshop to champion women in leadership and academic excellence, which was sponsored by the Executive Vice-President & Provost.

Leveraging the principles of neuroscience, positive psychology, coaching and emotional intelligence, the three-hour workshop focused on enhancing balance, collaboration and success in both career and personal life.

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WISE Summer Camp 2016

July 25th-28th, 2016

WISE Summer camp is a 3-day residential camp specially designed for young women in S.4 and S.5 in the HKDSE cohort with an aptitude for Science or Engineering.

The camp consisted of hands-on workshops and experiments, academic seminars and mini-lectures, gatherings, fun games, and out-of-classroom activities to give the students a taste of what university life is like.

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WISE Korea Study Tour 2016

June 6th-9th, 2016

With generous support from the School of Science and School of Engineering, WISE Korea Tour returned to provide female science and engineering students insights into technology-based industries in Korea. They had the opportunity to engage in academic exchange and peer sharing at a top local university. Students also got the chance to learn from the tour leader Prof Ng Tze Ling of Civil and Environmental Engineering on developing a professional or academic career in science and engineering.

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End-of-Semester Luncheon

Monday, May 23rd 2016, 12:00pm-1:30pm

The Woman Faculty Association had a luncheon to say farewell to two of the most active WFA colleagues, Professor Elizabeth George, who moved to New Zealand and Professor Angelina Yee, who retired.

Guest of honor: Prof. Elaine Oran from University of Maryland

Venue: Foyer, 7/F, Academic Building, HKUST

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President's Luncheon to celebrate International Women's Day 2016

Tuesday, March 8 2016, 12:30pm-2:30pm

President Tony Chan invited all WFA members to a luncheon to celebrate International Women's Day> It also consisted of a Presentation Ceremony of WISE scholarship to students

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Buffet Luncheon with New Faculty Members

Tuesday, Oct 6th 2015, 12:00pm-2:00pm

The Woman Faculty Association had a buffet luncheon to welcome new faculty members and to celebrate the start of the new academic year.

Venue: SENG Graduate Commons (lift 29/30 on the 5th floor of the Academic Building)

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Talk by Prof. Tsu-Jae King-Liu on Supporting Faculty Diversity

Thursday, May 14th 2015, 12:00pm-2:00pm

WFA was very honored to have Prof. Tsu-Jae King-Liu, the EE Division Chair and EECS Department Chair of UC Berkeley share n this informal setting her insight how to attract/recruit women faculty. Prof. King-Lu also gave an IAS Distinguished lecture during her visit.

Venue: SENG Graduate Commons (lift 29/30 on the 5th floor of the Academic Building)

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Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day at HKUST 2015

Thursday April 23rd, 2015

Take Our Daughters And Sons To Work® is a US-based program that promotes work-life balance and provides children an enriching educational experience by exposing them to the workplaces and jobs of their parents or guardians.

The Women Faculty Association (WFA) of HKUST organized this event at HKUST for the fourth time!

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WISE Korea Study Tour

April 5th-8th, 2015

WFA organized a study tour to Korea, with the generous support from Provost’s Office, the School of Engineering and the School of Science. The tour was led by Professor Irene Lo of Civil and Environmental Engineering. It provided women science and engineering students insight into the technology-based industries in Korea. Students also got the opportunity to engage with academic exchange and peer sharing with local top universities.

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Lunch with Prof. Kathleen McKeown

Monday, March 23rd 2015, 3:00pm-4:30pm

WFA had a luncheon gathering in honor of Prof Kathleen McKeown, Director of the Institute of Data Science and Engineering at Columbia University.She also gave an IAS Distinguished Lecture on Natural Language and Data Science.

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Luncheon to celebrate International Women's Day 2015

Friday March 6th, 2015, 12:30pm-2:30pm

President Tony Chan invited all WFA members to a luncheon to celebrate International Women's Day.













WFA Luncheon Gathering

Thursday December 18th, 2014, 12:00pm-2:00pm

The WFA had a luncheon gathering hosted by WFA and Provost Prof Wei Shyy.

Guest-of-honor: Prof. Elaine Oran, IAS Distinguished Speaker










WISE Summer Camp 2014

July 4th-6th, 2014

WISE Summer camp is a 3-day residential camp specially designed for young women in S.6 in the HKDSE cohort with an aptitude for Science or Engineering.

The third annual WISE summer camp consisted of hands-on workshops and experiments, academic seminars and mini-lectures, gatherings, fun games, and out-of-classroom activities so that the students can get a taste of what university life is like.

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Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day at HKUST 2014

Thursday April 24th, 2014

Take Our Daughters And Sons To Work® is a US-based program that promotes work-life balance and provides children an enriching educational experience by exposing them to the workplaces and jobs of their parents or guardians.

The Women Faculty Association (WFA) of HKUST organized this event at HKUST for the third time!

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International Women's Day Celebration 2014

Friday March 7th, 2014, 12:30pm-2:30pm

The WFA invited all faculty members to a luncheon hosted by President Tony Chan to celebrate International Women's Day.

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Faculty Forum on Knowledge Transfer & Entrepreneurship: Why, What & How

Co-sponsored by Women Faculty Association, Technology Transfer Centre, The RandD Corp. and The Office of the President.

Wednesday January 29th, 2014, 10:45am-2:00pm


Have you thought of creating a start up with your students to commercialize research results from your lab? Have you applied for joint grants with the industry? Have you ever wondered whether you should accept a contract research request from an outside company? What is the patent filing process at HKUST? Should you license your technology to third parties or productize it yourself? What are the guidelines for knowledge transfer and entrepreneurship at HKUST? What are the challenges to meet and the pitfalls to avoid when you collaborate with the industry? Ultimately, what do we hope to achieve through this endeavor and what do we need to do better?

Faculty members from three schools with extensive experiences in entrepreneurship, collaborative research,contract research and other forms of IP transfer spoke about their experience. Representatives from the RandD Corp, the Technology Transfer Centre, the Entrepreneurship Centre, the HKUST Shenzhen Institute also spoke and answered questions.

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Gathering with Full Time RPG Students

Friday November 8th, 2013, 12:30pm-2:00pm

WFA hosted the first luncheon gathering with full-time women RPG students in collaboration with Office of Postgraduate Studies with guest of honor Professor Evelyn Hu, the FIRST ever woman recipient of the Honorary Doctorate in Engineering at HKUST.

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Welcoming Reception for New WFA Colleagues

Thursday October 10th, 2013, 12:00pm-2:00pm

The Women Faculty Association had a luncheon gathering to formally welcome the new colleagues as well as old members.


WISE Summer Camp 2013

July 4th-6th, 2013

WISE Summer camp is a 3-day residential camp specially designed for young women in S.6 in the HKDSE cohort with an aptitude for Science or Engineering.

The second annual WISE summer camp at HKUST consisted of hands-on workshops and experiments, academic seminars and mini-lectures, gatherings, fun games, and out-of-classroom activities to give the students a taste of what university life is like.

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End-of-Semester Celebration

Wednesday May 22nd, 2013, 12:00pm-2:00pm

WFA had a luncheon gathering to celebrate the end of the semester,together with the Provost, the President, etc.


Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day at HKUST 2013

Thursday April 25th, 2013

Take Our Daughters And Sons To Work® is a US-based program that promotes work-life balance and provides children an enriching educational experience by exposing them to the workplaces and jobs of their parents or guardians.

The Women Faculty Association (WFA) of HKUST organized this event at HKUST for the second time!

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International Women's Day Celebration 2013

Friday March 8th, 2013, 12:30pm-2:30pm

The WFA invited all faculty members to a luncheon hosted by President Tony Chan to celebrate International Women's Day.

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WFA Anniversary Reception and Discussion

Friday November 23rd, 2012, 5:00pm-7:00pm

WFA had a Tea Reception to celebrate the First Anniversary!


WISE Summer Camp 2012

July 16th-18th, 2012

WISE Summer camp is a 3-day residential camp specially designed for young women in S.6 in the HKDSE cohort with an aptitude for Science or Engineering.

The inaugural WISE summer camp at HKUST consisted of hands-on workshops and experiments, academic seminars and mini-lectures, gatherings, fun games, and out-of-classroom activities to give students a taste of what university life is like.

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WFA Tea Reception Featuring WISE Status Report

Friday May 18th, 2012, 4:30pm-6:30pm

WFA organized a te reception featuring a presentation and idea exchange on Women in Science & Engineering (WISE) student issues.


Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day at HKUST 2012

Thursday April 26th, 2012

Take Our Daughters And Sons To Work® is a US-based program that promotes work-life balance and provides children an enriching educational experience by exposing them to the workplaces and jobs of their parents or guardians.

The Women Faculty Association (WFA) of HKUST organized this event at HKUST for the first time!

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International Women's Day Celebration 2012 and WFA Status Report

Thursday March 8th, 2012, 6:00pm-8:00pm

WFA invited all faculty members to a reception to celebrate the International Women's Day. In addition, the WFA Organizing Committee and university administrators reported on the status of various WFA tasks. Topics included women faculty recruiting and retention, parental workload relief and tenure clock, women student activities and recruiting, school placements of faculty children, the promotion of gender-neutral language on campus, scholarships for women students, etc.

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Third Social Gathering of Women Faculty Association

Friday January 13th, 2012, 5:00pm-6:30pm

WFA organized a new year gathering over wine and cheese!


Second Social Gathering of Women Faculty Association

Friday December 9th, 2011, 5:00pm-6:30pm

WFA welcomed the guest of honor and speaker, Provost Professor Wei Shyy for the second social gathering.


Inauguration of the Women Faculty Association (WFA) at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Friday November 4th, 2011, 5:00pm-6:30pm

The WFA inauguration kicked off with a meet and greet over wine and cheese with the enthusiastic and generous support of the Provost Professor Wei Shyy.

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