Honorary Advisors & Consultants
Honorary Advisor - Ms. Julia Woo Ning
‘Provide a learning environment for our future generations to become stakeholders of a more understanding and harmonious world.’
Ms. Julia Woo Ning, Advisor (Honorary) of Lee Woo Sing College, is also, among her many community services, Senior Advisor of Mainland Undergraduate Association of CUHK, Executive Director of Shanghai Fraternity Association, Hong Kong and Chair, International Relations of Hong Kong Association of University Women. She founded Woo Learning Services in 2009 to continue her contributions to education and learning.
Ms. Woo is a veteran in the field of education. She has served CUHK for 34 years; heading administrative offices in Faculty of Science, Faculty of Medicine, and Shaw College. She cares much about the growth of mainland students in Hong Kong and was instrumental in the establishment of the ‘Home in Hong Kong’ programme, a joint project between CUHK and the Shanghai Fraternity Association in November 2000 as well as the CUHK Mainland Undergraduate Association in 2004. Ms. Woo’s innovative mind has also brought to fruition many learning projects for CUHK students as well as students in universities in the mainland and overseas.
Ms. Woo has a profound relationship with Mr. Lee Woo-sing and his family. She has a great deal of respect for Mr. Lee for his continuous support and contributions to education. With Ms. Woo as our Advisor (Honorary), we trust that under her guidance, Lee Woo Sing College will realize its mission in nurturing the next generation of talent and developing leadership skills in harmony.
Honorary Advisor - Prof. Gabriel Lau Ngar-cheung
Professor (by Courtesy) of the Earth System Science Programme, CUHK
AXA Professor of Geography and Resource Management
Director, Institute of Environment, Energy and Sustainability
Prof. Lau, a world renowned scholar in climate research, joined The CUHK as the Director of Institute of Environment, Energy and Sustainability (IEES) in 2013. He leads the integration of CUHK's strengths of various disciplines in environmental research and education to build synergy for sustainable development of the community.
Prof. Lau has been devoted to meteorological research for nearly 40 years.He joined the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in 1978 and served as the lead scientist of Climate Diagnostics Project at the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (GFDL) until 2013. He was concurrently a Professor at Princeton University.He was a contributing author of the Fourth Assessment Report, and a lead author of the Fifth Assessment Report, of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which was recognized by the Nobel Peace Prize (2007).Professor Lau has participated in the research contributing to IPCC since it was established in 1988.
Honorary Consultant (Green Living Education) - Mr. George C.K. Jor
• CU Tree Project Holder
• Founder, Grateful Green Group, an NGO for environmental education
• Convener of the Green Education Working Group
• Consultant (Honorary), Lee Woo Sing College, CUHK
• Teacher of General and Environmental Education
• Former Acting Director, English Language Teaching Unit, CUHK
• Visiting Scholar, Harvard-Yenching Institute
• Partner of Environmental Education Media Project, Civic Exchange, and Kai Tak River Green Corridor Community Education Programme
• Exhibition organizer on the art and science of trees, birds, and butterflies
• Honorary advisor of Tai Po Environmental Association
• Honorary advisor of SKH Tsang Kwun O Home for the Elderly
• Host of road shows on biodiversity conservation and environmental education exhibitions for schoolchildren in Hong Kong
I subscribe to the basic core values of Lee Woo Sing College: wisdom, humanity, integrity, and harmony as key elements of education. I admire the College’s vision and strong emphasis on environmental education. That is why I aspire to do my part, pitch in, volunteer my time and effort with a view to making a difference in an education that promotes care and knowledge of our environment, biodiversity conservation, harmony between humanity and nature, integrity and economic activities, sustainable policies of use and management of natural resources.
As the co-funder of the CU Tree Project with the late Dr. S. Y. Hu, I have been working with international film director Mr. John Liu to promote award-wining environmental documentaries such as Jane Goodall: China Diary, Lessons of the Loess Plateau and Hope in a Changing Climate, to name but a few. Locally, we have hosted, for the past four years, film shows, tree walks, touring exhibitions on the art and science of trees, birds, and butterflies for schools and NGOs in Hong Kong (see the exhibition at the Jockey Club Creative Art Centre, CPRO Press Release on 8 March 2012). We have been putting on display in our road shows, 500 stunning photos (500 cm X 500 cm each) of Hong Kong trees, birds, and butterflies to raise awareness, interest in, and appreciation of the rich biodiversity of the region and the importance of conservation. We also take part in the Kai Tak River Green Corridor Community Education Programme in Wong Tai Sin. Since its inception in 2008, the CU Tree Project has served more than 3,000 people.Through our ‘green’ activities, bird watching tours, workshops, exhibitions, tree talks and tree walks, Facebook and Website, we have invited students, educators, and all stake-holders to think about human impacts on the environment, global warming, climate change, peak oil, Western consumption-driven capitalism, financial crisis, unsustainable lifestyles, non-recyclable pattern of material economy: extraction, production, distribution, consumption, and then disposal; increasing shortages of resources such as water, food, fossil fuels, power, and hence depletion of and competition for these natural assets; hazards of environmental degradation, pollution of air, land and sea to further the private gain of a few at the expense of the many, loss of natural habitats, species extinction, and our society’s huge, ongoing, consumption of natural resources.
That is not sustainable. There must be moderation policies, sets of incentives and disincentives, measured consumption, and environmentally friendly practices.
I believe every one counts, and every one can make a difference in minimizing the risks of depletion of natural resources. Together, every one can help to re-shape the impacts of consumption-driven economy and global capitalism on the world’s ecological crisis. Honestly, we don’t have answers to these challenges, but I hope to hear more discussions on these issues and hear more people think about sustainable societies and debate on the future of the planet.
CU Tree Project: http://www.greeneducationcuhk.net
Honorary Consultant (Energy) - Dr. Zhao Xu
Associate Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Dr. Zhao Xu received his B. Eng, M. Eng, and Ph.D. degrees from
Zhejiang University, China, National University of Singapore, and The
University of Queensland Brisbane, Australia, in 1996, 2003, and 2006
From 2006-2009, he was Assistant Professor and later Associate Professor with Centre for Electric Technology, Technical University of Denmark. He joined the Department of Electrical Engineering, Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 2010. His research interests include SmartGrids, MicroGrid, demand side, electric vehicles to grid, grid integration of wind power, electricity market planning and management, and AI applications.
Honorary Consultant (Planting) - Mr. Chan Po Him
Serving staff at the Agriculture, Fisheries & Conservation Department
Honorary Consultant (Green Life) - Ms. Ho Po Man Boman
Honorary Consultant (General Education)- Mrs. Wong Kam Ling