As coordinated by the Office of Academic Links (OAL) of The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), Prof. Hui Chi-chung and Prof. Howard Lipshitz, Department of Molecular Genetics, University of Toronto (UofT) visited the School of Biomedical Sciences (SBS) on 24 June 2019.
Upon their arrival at Lo Kwee-Seong Integrated Biomedical Sciences Building, a meeting was held to discuss the proposed Joint Educational Placement Programme for Doctoral Students (JEP) between the Department of Molecular Genetics, UofT and SBS. The participants taking part in the meeting included Dr. Hui, Dr. Lipshitz, Prof. Woody W.Y. Chan, Associate Director (Graduate Education), Prof. Andrew M.L. Chan, Associate Director (Development), SBS and other representatives of SBS and OAL. A guided tour of the Core Laboratories was arranged afterwards for the delegates to learn the advanced research facilities of the School.
To further exchange academic views in specific research areas that could be pursued under the proposed collaboration, four individual meetings between the two guests and our School members including Prof. Vivian W.Y. Lui, Prof. Zhao Hui, Prof. Wan Chao and Prof. Tian Xiaoyu were then conducted.
UofT has been identified as an important strategic partner of CUHK. In 2016, CUHK, UofT and Utrecht University signed a Memorandum of Understanding to form a tri-continental partnership. Through strengthening mutual understanding in this visit, we are keen to develop deeper educational and research collaborations with UofT.
(From left) Prof. Hui Chi-chung, Prof. Howard Lipshitz, Prof. Woody Chan and Prof. Andrew Chan
Prof. Andrew Chan (2nd from right) briefs the delegates on the latest development of SBS
Group photo of the participants in the meeting
Prof. Kenneth K.H. Lee, Managing Director of Core Laboratories, SBS (1st from left) introduces research equipment to the visitors