Events



WISE Study Tour to Japan

May 29th-June 1st, 2017

WISE Study Tour took female science and engineering students to Japan this year 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.

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

Wednesday, Feb 22nd 2017

The forum consists 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 has a luncheon to celebrate the fifth anniversary to thank everyone for the support in the last half a decade. It also features 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 gives 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 has a dinner for the women students in science and engineering. The WISE Dinner Gathering was a success event on 18 Oct despite of heavy rain and unfavorable weather. 78 out of 81 registered students attended, in which the participation rate is >96%.

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Leadership and Academic Excellence Workshop

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

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

Leveraging the principles of neuroscience, positive psychology, coaching and emotional intelligence, the three-hour workshop will focus 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.

It consists 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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WISE Korea Study Tour 2016

June 6th-9th, 2016

With generous support from the School of Science and School of Engineering, WISE Korea Tour returns on 6th-9th June 2016 to provide female science and engineering students insights into technology-based industries in Korea. They will have the opportunity to engage in academic exchange and peer sharing at a top local university. Students can also 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 has a luncheon to say farewell to two of our most active WFA colleagues, Professor Elizabeth George, who will move to New Zealand and Professor Angelina Yee, who will retire.

We are also honored to have Prof. Elaine Oran from University of Maryland - IAS Distinguished Speaker joining us for a lunch and some lively discussions.

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 invites all WFA members to a luncheon to celebrate International Women's Day and 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 has 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

We are very honored to have Prof. Tsu-Jae King-Liu, the EE Division Chair and EECS Department Chair of UC Berkeley share with us in this informal setting her insight how to attract/recruit women faculty. Prof. King-Liu is the EE Division Chair and EECS Department Chair of UC Berkeley. Prof. King-Lu will also be giving 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 is organizing this event at HKUST for the fourth time!

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WISE Korea Study Tour

April 5th-8th, 2015

WFA has 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 provides women science and engineering students insight into the technology-based industries in Korea. Students also have an 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 has a luncheon gathering for Prof Kathleen McKeown, Director of the Institute of Data Science and Engineering at Columbia University.She will also be giving 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 invites 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 has 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.

It consists 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 is organizing 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 invites 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 will speak about their experience. Representatives from the RandD Corp, the Technology Transfer Centre, the Entrepreneurship Centre, the HKUST Shenzhen Institute will also speak and answer your questions.

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Gathering with Full Time RPG Students

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

Our first luncheon gathering with full-time women RPG students will be co-sponsored by Office of Postgraduate Studies and the WFA. We are very honored to have as our guest of honor Professor Evelyn Hu, Fellow of the National Academy of Engineering (US), Fellow of the National Academy of Science (US), and HKUST IAS Fellow. She is 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 will have a luncheon gathering to formally welcome the new colleagues as well as old members. We hope you can all attend and look forward to your response!


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.

It consists 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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End-of-Semester Celebration

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

WFA will have a luncheon gathering to celebrate the end of the semester,together with the Provost, the President, etc. Looking forward to seeing you that day!



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 is organizing 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 invites 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

Welcome to the First Anniversary Tea Reception of the Women Faculty Association!


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.

It consists 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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WFA Tea Reception Featuring WISE Status Report

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

Featuring a presentation and idea exchange on Women in Science & Engineering (WISE) student issues. All are welcome!


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 is organizing 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

The WFA invites all faculty members to a reception to celebrate the International Women's Day. In addition, the WFA Organizing Committee and university administrators will report on the status of various WFA tasks. Topics include 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

Let us welcome the new year together over wine and cheese!


Second Social Gathering of Women Faculty Association

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

We welcome our guest of honor and speaker, the Provost Professor Wei Shyy.


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

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

Come and meet with each other over wine and cheese. We thank the enthusiastic and generous support of the Provost Professor Wei Shyy.

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