刘允怡教授

In Memory of Prof. Joseph LAU 永遠懷念劉允怡教授

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Judy wrote on 01/03/2024 at 2:29 下午
Dear Prof. Lau, Thank you so much for your support to students and the college all the time! We will... Read more
Dear Prof. Lau,

Thank you so much for your support to students and the college all the time! We will miss you!

Rest in Peace!... Collapse
May LI wrote on 01/03/2024 at 1:57 下午
尊敬的刘教授是一位终身致力于肝胆胰外科事业与人才培养的杰出科学院、医师与教育家。他还有着一颗赤诚的爱国之心,心系祖国的医疗事业发展,为大陆肝胆胰外科医疗水平的提升及与世界融合做出了无与伦比的伟大贡献,... Read more
尊敬的刘教授是一位终身致力于肝胆胰外科事业与人才培养的杰出科学院、医师与教育家。他还有着一颗赤诚的爱国之心,心系祖国的医疗事业发展,为大陆肝胆胰外科医疗水平的提升及与世界融合做出了无与伦比的伟大贡献,令人敬仰和敬佩!他,是一位真君子!我们永远怀念他!... Collapse
Anthony Yeh, The University of Hong Kong wrote on 29/02/2024 at 5:21 下午
Dear Joseph, May you rest in peace. Will miss you in our annual Academy of Sciences meetings in Beij... Read more
Dear Joseph,

May you rest in peace.

Will miss you in our annual Academy of Sciences meetings in Beijing.

Anthony Yeh
The University of Hong Kong... Collapse
Chao WAN wrote on 28/02/2024 at 12:49 上午
大醫精誠,妙手除疴。肝膽相照,醫患同心。傳承醫道,澤被杏林。春風化雨,卓育英才。高山仰止,景行行止。 先生之德,山高水長。 永遠懷念劉允怡教授!
大醫精誠,妙手除疴。肝膽相照,醫患同心。傳承醫道,澤被杏林。春風化雨,卓育英才。高山仰止,景行行止。 先生之德,山高水長。 永遠懷念劉允怡教授!... Collapse
鄺約瑟 wrote on 26/02/2024 at 5:13 下午
劉允怡教授是我們的榜樣。他是一位謙虛的偉大領袖。他是一位有馬會會所不上,而留在和聲餐廳用膳的書院院長。了不起!
劉允怡教授是我們的榜樣。他是一位謙虛的偉大領袖。他是一位有馬會會所不上,而留在和聲餐廳用膳的書院院長。了不起!... Collapse
Chung Chi Chiu Cliff wrote on 26/02/2024 at 11:14 上午
Professor Joseph Lau was the greatest teacher I've met in life, ever. My heart is always filled... Read more
Professor Joseph Lau was the greatest teacher I've met in life, ever. My heart is always filled with deep gratitude when I remember his kind and smiling face.
In 1989, Professor Lau lectured me on surgical drains and jaundice when I was a final year medical student. I was greatly inspired, and was impressed by how he made complicated concepts simple and easily understandable. In the same year, I became intern of his team. I had the privilege of presenting cases to Prof during morning round at 7:45 nearly everyday, for 6 months. I was nervous and often shivered, yet I learned a great deal. My confidence heightened whenever I saw Prof's nodding and pleasant, encouraging smile after the round. Not only Prof taught me the art and craft of surgery, but he also showed me, by setting an example, how a successful surgeon began his day.
For the following 7 years, I was again very privileged because I became his resident. My surgical knowledge grew immensely as I stood next to Prof during this period, both in the ward and in the theatre. I still remember vividly the occasion when Prof took me through an open cholecystectomy (my first cholecystectomy). When I tried o tie the cystic duct in continuity, I left no room for Prof to divide in between. Naturally I felt scared and embarrassed, until Prof smiled and said: " Hah, CC, you look smarter than this". I remember every comforting and encouraging word from Professor Lau.
In 1993, I did research work in library (no internet yet) and wrote up my first research article. I gave to Prof at 5:30p after the evening round. I was expecting to receive his reply in a week or two, given Prof's heavy commitments and extremely busy schedule. The fact was, Prof returned to me the draft, fully amended (including references), revised and in fact re-written with added paragraphs, the next day at 7:45 before morning round.
This was not the end of the story. Prof did the same for the dozen of papers I gave him in the subsequent years.
And no surgical trainees could forget Prof's revision tutorials (more like rehearsal/mock tutorials) for fellowship exams, during which Prof pointed out our weakness individually as well as helped consolidate what we've learned. Prof was such a great coach. He is never tired of sharing his knowledge and skill.
After I left Prof and became senior resident and consultant at another hospital, I still sought his invaluable advice from time to time. I remember on one occasion, I encountered a difficult case with post-cholecystectomy liver hematoma, and I called Prof for opinion at theatre. Instead of instructing me what and what not to do, Prof came personally to assist me at operation. I was so thankful to him.
For all these reasons, I am so privileged and proud to be called "Professor Lau's boy". Once in a while, my students or juniors told me I spoke like Prof during teaching (in fact, no comparison at all); I took that as the greatest compliment in life.
My heart sank when I heard the kind man who paved my surgical career ( and many other surgeons too) had left us indefinitely. No longer can I send him Christmas cards; not any more. My deepest condolences to Prof's family. Like many other students and surgeons who were fortunate enough to be taught by him, I wound pay tribute to Prof by doing what I do best for the community in the medical profession.
Salute, in loving memory of the legend, Prof Joseph Lau.... Collapse
Stephen Char 查錫我 wrote on 22/02/2024 at 12:49 下午
劉允怡教授是我的救命恩人,亦是我的好朋友。1994 年,我在瑪麗醫院被確診,患有晚期原發性肝癌 (Hepatocellular Carcinoma - HCC) 而且因為左右肝葉都有腫瘤,加上癌細胞已... Read more
劉允怡教授是我的救命恩人,亦是我的好朋友。1994 年,我在瑪麗醫院被確診,患有晚期原發性肝癌 (Hepatocellular Carcinoma - HCC) 而且因為左右肝葉都有腫瘤,加上癌細胞已經擴散至整個肝臟,因此無法做切除手術。此外,化療、電療或冷凍治療均不適合。簡單而言,群醫束手無策,我只能等待死神降臨。

後來,有幸經朋友介紹,找到中文大學的劉允怡教授。我第一次和他見面,感覺他為人親切和樸實。他當時看了我的檢驗報告之後,對我說,他確定我已得了原發性肝癌,但不肯定我是一個腫瘤,還是兩個腫瘤?至於整個肝的癌細胞,應該是再生細胞。最後,他安排了我再做一次超聲波檢查。在確定我只有一個腫瘤後的第二天,他安排了我做手術,親自操刀,把我的肝臟腫瘤切除,使我重獲新生。因此,我這條命是欠他的。

自此,我們成為好朋友。雖然我們不是經常見面,但是互相關懷,偶爾通通訊息問候。兩年前他還送了我一本他的個人專輯,介紹他在國內不同醫學院講課,努力推動我國在治療肝癌方面的發展,造福人類。

他為人低調,兩袖清風,不求名,不求利,只是默默地付出和貢獻。此外,他為人公正不阿,因此成為醫管會主席,實在深慶得人。

劉教授樸實無華,待人親切和關心。真是仁心仁術。突然接到他離世的消息,深感悲痛和不捨。深信他已經回到天家,主懷安息。求天父繼續保守、看顧和安慰他的家人。

他雖然離我們而去,但他永遠活在我們心中。哲人其萎,永垂不朽!

🙏🙏🙏

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黃庭芳 wrote on 22/02/2024 at 9:46 上午
有幸相識於2010年埃及之旅,只知您是名醫、杏林國手。因緣際會,三年後加入中大,還未到任,承您相約早餐,展述和聲書院的宏圖願景,特別是綠色環保使命。十年來參與書院,很景仰您親力親為,從不缺席每一會議,... Read more
有幸相識於2010年埃及之旅,只知您是名醫、杏林國手。因緣際會,三年後加入中大,還未到任,承您相約早餐,展述和聲書院的宏圖願景,特別是綠色環保使命。十年來參與書院,很景仰您親力親為,從不缺席每一會議,鞠躬盡瘁,完美實現創院初心和藍圖。永遠緬懷劉允怡院長。... Collapse
Professor Arthur K C LI wrote on 20/02/2024 at 4:16 下午
My dearest friend Professor Joseph LAU Wan Yee was an outstanding surgeon with a very distinguished ... Read more
My dearest friend Professor Joseph LAU Wan Yee was an outstanding surgeon with a very distinguished national and international reputation. He was well respected among his peers and loved by his patients. I was very privileged to have worked with him as he always gave me excellent advice with humour. Moreover, he was a passionate teacher and cared deeply for his students. His achievements and contributions in medical and educational fields were enormous. Truly he was a good and loyal friend. I shall miss Joseph dearly.... Collapse
朱繼業 wrote on 20/02/2024 at 9:16 上午
先生博學篤行、桃李天下,以可敬的品格、大醫之情懷,引世界醫學進入中國,帶中國醫學走向世界。感恩敬愛的劉允怡教授!永遠懷念您!
先生博學篤行、桃李天下,以可敬的品格、大醫之情懷,引世界醫學進入中國,帶中國醫學走向世界。感恩敬愛的劉允怡教授!永遠懷念您!... Collapse
Professor Ian Gough MBBS, MD, FRACS, FRCP(London), FRCS(Ed), FACS, FRCSHK(Hon), FRCST(Hon) wrote on 20/02/2024 at 5:28 上午
Professor Lau Wan Yee Joseph lived a life of dedication to surgery and education. He was a personal ... Read more
Professor Lau Wan Yee Joseph lived a life of dedication to surgery and education. He was a personal friend and a member of the Court of Examiners of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS). He was very supportive of the RACS education and training and examinations in Hong Kong and was made an Honorary Fellow of the RACS. My condolences to the family.
Rest in Peace Joseph.
Professor Ian Gough, Past President RACS... Collapse
C.P. Wong wrote on 19/02/2024 at 11:30 下午
Prof Lau will be dearly missed and may his soul rest in eternally peace!!!
Prof Lau will be dearly missed and may his soul rest in eternally peace!!!... Collapse
Graham Sunderland wrote on 19/02/2024 at 10:21 下午
Joseph welcomed me to Hong Kong and taught me so much about the art and craft of surgery and a good ... Read more
Joseph welcomed me to Hong Kong and taught me so much about the art and craft of surgery and a good deal about life in general. It was a pleasure to work with him at such an exciting time in both our careers and I know he'll be missed. My sincerest condolences to all his family and friends in Hong Kong and across the world.... Collapse
Chung Shiu Shek wrote on 19/02/2024 at 7:19 下午
As a close cooperative surgical colleague in the early era of the development of adult liver transpl... Read more
As a close cooperative surgical colleague in the early era of the development of adult liver transplantation in Hong Kong, I witnessed the wisdom, perseverance and firm belief in human life value and ultimate success after meticulous work and attempt. He was also a great scholar, admirable mentor and eager teacher both in humanities and surgery. His final achievement as the chairman of the Medical Council signifies his commitment tothe medical fraternity and public accountability.... Collapse
Dr. Li Ka Ming Vicky wrote on 19/02/2024 at 5:47 下午
Never forgot your love for young surgeons. You had spent time helping us prepare our exit exam and s... Read more
Never forgot your love for young surgeons. You had spent time helping us prepare our exit exam and sharing your precious experience every week. Thank you !... Collapse
Jack CHENG 鄭振耀 wrote on 19/02/2024 at 5:27 下午
To our beloved Prof Joseph Lau It came with such an unbelievable shock to hear the passing away of J... Read more
To our beloved Prof Joseph Lau
It came with such an unbelievable shock to hear the passing away of Joseph on Feb 7 after seeing him in a meeting in CUHK(SZ) just 3 weeks earlier. Joseph is such a legendary figure to many of us as I can recall vividly in the very early days of Princess Margaret Hospital when he joined the newly formed Surgical B Unit and I was serving as the only young intern in the similarly newly formed Orthopaedic B Combined Plastic and Reconstructive Unit. He was already well known for his most dedicated professional care for his patients, meticulous surgery and great mentorship to all juniors. I later had the privilege of continuing my elective surgical training in GSU of QMH for a whole year of 1979 when he was Senior Medical officer and went through the intensive compact eight to nine sleepless emergency call monthly under his direct and indirect supervision. He was highly respected for his admirable surgery for the hepatobiliary problem especially for the highly challenging Recurrent Pyogenic Cholangitis emergencies well before the days of minimally invasive surgery. Joseph was a tough, tireless, ‘no-nonsense’ type of mentor with excellent surgical skill enriched with profound professional ethics. After he moved to PWH in 1989, Joseph has expanded greatly further his clinical service, research, teaching and training engagement relentlessly.
Joseph, Will miss you deeply forever! May you rest in eternal peace!... Collapse
Prof. Philippe Gertsch wrote on 19/02/2024 at 4:47 下午
Professor Lau was a great surgeon and scientist and a good man. I will remember him. Prof. Philippe ... Read more
Professor Lau was a great surgeon and scientist and a good man. I will remember him.
Prof. Philippe Gertsch... Collapse
Kai wrote on 17/02/2024 at 11:54 下午
尊敬的劉教授,感恩能在我的人生中遇到你,永遠懷念
尊敬的劉教授,感恩能在我的人生中遇到你,永遠懷念... Collapse
Dickon wrote on 17/02/2024 at 1:18 下午
無忘絲路一同漫步 懷緬耶京留下足跡
無忘絲路一同漫步
懷緬耶京留下足跡... Collapse
Dr. Alan C W MUI wrote on 17/02/2024 at 9:52 上午
Professor Joseph Lau was my classmate in medical school. He devoted his entire life whole-heartedly ... Read more
Professor Joseph Lau was my classmate in medical school. He devoted his entire life whole-heartedly and single-mindedly to medicine and his chosen specialty. He had helped my patients with hepato-pancreato-biliary problems with his vast expertise and knowledge on many occasions. He was not only extremely kind and empathetic to his patients, but also notably easy going and approachable to his colleagues.
He will be greatly missed as a scholarly colleague, a valuable friend, and a dear classmate.... Collapse
Zhu, Xain Lun wrote on 17/02/2024 at 7:08 上午
1993年,我是team one 的resident, surgical trainee. 那是-個冬天的清晨,我早上六點多回到醫院,天還沒亮透,心里有些怨苦。忽然在二樓canteen外的走廊邊上看到... Read more
1993年,我是team one 的resident, surgical trainee. 那是-個冬天的清晨,我早上六點多回到醫院,天還沒亮透,心里有些怨苦。忽然在二樓canteen外的走廊邊上看到一個熟悉的高大身影。倚在欄杆上,若有所思。這不是劉教援嗎?我上前,說:「劉教授,早晨。你一早在這里等誰嗎?」。他微笑着說,今天有手术,等會就上去查房。現在太早,他們可能還沒到病房」。他說的是年輕醫生們。我明白了,外科醫生每天的工作就是這樣开始的。手術要准時開始,巡查病房要在進入手術室前完成。負責手术的醫生如此,助手和trainee 更是理所當然啦。我記住了。... Collapse
Philip Yue wrote on 16/02/2024 at 12:35 下午
Sincere condolences to Prof. LAU's family. He was such a warm and approachable College Master. ... Read more
Sincere condolences to Prof. LAU's family. He was such a warm and approachable College Master. Although we didn't have much time to work together, I thoroughly enjoyed talking and working with such an esteemed professor.... Collapse
Professor Rajeev M Joshi, (Mumbai, India) wrote on 16/02/2024 at 11:47 上午
It is with a deep sense of grief that I write this obituary for Professor Joseph Lau whom I have kno... Read more
It is with a deep sense of grief that I write this obituary for Professor Joseph Lau whom I have known since 2001, when he visited Mumbai for a live operative workshop
on Liver Surgery. He then invited me in 2002, to join as Visiting Scholar his prestigious Department at the Prince of Wale Hospital in Hong Kong to learn the nuances of
Liver Surgery. What impressed me most was his helpful demeanor, passion for teaching and academics and his personal interest in the progress of his Visiting Fellows.

An association which started in 2001 only blossomed into a bond of friendship and mentorship over two decades.He was truly my friend, philosopher and guide and it
was a pleasure travelling with him to attend many IHPBA, A-PHPBA, CCIHPBA, IHPBA India meetings and many a international chapter meetings.He would make it a
point to spend one morning with me over breakfast (even if it meant asking Mrs. Lau to join later!) and ask me about my progress, my family and advice me on my future
career options.

The world has lost a doyen of Liver Surgery, I have lost a great mentor, his family and his extended Hong Kong family a humane figure.I pray his soul rests in peace and
may God Almighty bestow courage and fortitude on his near and dear ones to bear with this irreplaceable loss.

Professor Rajeev M. Joshi, Mumbai , India... Collapse
Tracy Zheng wrote on 16/02/2024 at 11:39 上午
還記得和院長一起早餐的時光。院長親切和藹,風趣幽默,會永遠記得他。
還記得和院長一起早餐的時光。院長親切和藹,風趣幽默,會永遠記得他。... Collapse
Florence Tang wrote on 16/02/2024 at 10:24 上午
Your kindness and guidance will always be in my heart. I will never forget your warm smiles, which l... Read more
Your kindness and guidance will always be in my heart. I will never forget your warm smiles, which lit me up in my life. Thank you….... Collapse
Anthony WU 胡定旭 wrote on 16/02/2024 at 12:20 上午
一位謙謙君子,一位大國手,不為餘力為理想而前進,毫無保留的提攜後輩,是我衷心敬佩的大院士,實在不相信已離去。教授與我亦師亦友,對他為醫學的全程投入,對他為國家和香港醫學作出的貢獻,我只嘆一聲,老友記,... Read more
一位謙謙君子,一位大國手,不為餘力為理想而前進,毫無保留的提攜後輩,是我衷心敬佩的大院士,實在不相信已離去。教授與我亦師亦友,對他為醫學的全程投入,對他為國家和香港醫學作出的貢獻,我只嘆一聲,老友記,你走得太早了,我們都需要你。正是扶桑此日騎鯨去,華表何年化鶴來。教授,你永遠會留在我們的心中,我們會永遠懷念你。... Collapse
Tammy Hung wrote on 15/02/2024 at 9:32 下午
The Asian-Pacific Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association (A-PHPBA) is deeply saddened by the passing o... Read more
The Asian-Pacific Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association (A-PHPBA) is deeply saddened by the passing of Professor Joseph Lau. May his soul rest in eternal peace and may his family be given the strength to bear such a colossal loss. We all came to know the great personality of Professor Lau and I too had ample opportunity to work alongside him for our association. His heart was always with the well-being of A-PHPBA and our progress in the region. I am sure he will continue to shower his blessings on us and the association in our future endeavours. I will miss him and his pleasant demeanour. I am sure we will do everything to keep his memory and legacy alive through our future meetings and publications.... Collapse
黄乃正 wrote on 15/02/2024 at 8:29 下午
悼劉允怡院士 仁醫濟世已多年, 苦海無端志未遷, 化雨春風揚府學, 西歸遽爾業誰延?
悼劉允怡院士
仁醫濟世已多年,
苦海無端志未遷,
化雨春風揚府學,
西歸遽爾業誰延?... Collapse
George Jor and Boman Ho wrote on 15/02/2024 at 7:47 下午
院長真的很愛學生,我們也很愛院長 劉允怡院長是我和寶雯最敬佩和最愛戴的教育領袖,他有廣濶的胸襟,寬宏的視野,不但學問淵博、醫術精湛,更有高尚的品格,強大的親和力,全無架子,平易近人,與我們和學生或共進... Read more
院長真的很愛學生,我們也很愛院長

劉允怡院長是我和寶雯最敬佩和最愛戴的教育領袖,他有廣濶的胸襟,寬宏的視野,不但學問淵博、醫術精湛,更有高尚的品格,強大的親和力,全無架子,平易近人,與我們和學生或共進早餐,或路上遇見,或於桌上會議,大家都樂於發言,有答有問,偕出真心,以誠相對,院長可以嚴謹討論問題,亦可笑談生活,從不空言大志,而是如何將之落實,雖神思遊走天際,卻又目標清晰,立定於地,其目標是:舉凡對學生有益者,均盡力而為,盡力鼓勵。院長真的很愛學生,我們也很愛院長。

綠色院長,遺愛人間

院長於創院之先,已經預設「人、山、和」的綠色教育理念,注重人與人、人與自然和諧的關係,從硬件建築,得獎的設計,到不斷優化的軟件培育政策,都以綠色教育為「和聲書院」的特色;中大所有書院之中,和聲首間為學生宿舍每個房間,設置獨立智能電錶,又於天台裝置當時最先進的太陽能發電板,實踐節能減排。在軟件方面,組織和聲書院綠色生活大使計劃,率先發動綠色生活大使帶領食客,在飯堂自己分類收拾餐具,做廚餘回收,大家漸漸放棄使用一次性的塑膠餐具 ,又鼓勵同學自發組織綠色活動,及參與展覽,高桌晚宴,音樂會,講座,電影欣賞,工作坊,植樹,淨灘,觀鳥,戶外考察參觀環保組織,服務學習等,影響同學改變生活習慣,盡顯關懷,環保心思。
我衷心感謝院長及羅秘書的信任及支持,大膽放手讓我專心設計並任教綠色課程《大自然教室》,至今已有十三年。慶幸得到院長的領導與祝福,讓我和寶雯長期參與和聲書院的綠色教育團隊,夢想成真,推動綠色生活,普及保護生物多樣性及氣候行動,邁向聯合國十七項持續發展目標及國家的《雙碳目標》。我們真有幸,由一位出色的創院「綠色院長」領導,正如世界著名生物學家 Janine Benyus 所說:生命培育生命,生生不息(“Life always creates conditions conducive to life.”)院長有超凡遠見,吸引匯聚人材,盡力創造有利的條件與環境,以愛傳愛,以生命影響生命,培育一代又一代的新人,保護環境,貢獻社會,遺愛人間。

春風化雨,一化三千

和聲書院於2023年11月9日順利舉行了第十一屆畢業典禮,我們特別喜歡和聲書院的教育氛圍,猶如春風化雨,潤物無聲,當時院長已年過七十五,帶病初癒,仍然堅持出席畢業禮並致詞,他說:和聲書院從2008年創院至今,已經培養出2,600多名畢業生,以「智、仁、忠,和」的核心價值,培養學生忠誠待人,負責任,重誠信,敢承擔,待人平和,處事適中,盼望他們對社會有貢獻。2023年他再次親手頒發畢業證書給每一名畢業生,整個過程長達兩小時,全程在台上站立,逐一與333位畢業生合照,還記得他們的名字,逐一恭喜他們。劉院長以身作則,拼盡餘力,毫無保留,全心全意為學生,教人感動不已!
一年之內,和聲書院的創辦人李和聲博士(人稱李伯伯)及創院院長劉允怡教授,相繼離開我們,我們好像失去親人一樣,既難過,又不知所措! 回心細想: 一粒麥子,若不埋在地裡死了,就不能長出千百粒麥子來。李伯伯與劉院長雖然離開了我們,但過去十六年來,他們合作領導書院,以「智、仁、忠,和」的核心價值,培育出逾3,000名和聲書院的畢業生,按他們所學專業,貢獻社會,正如院長所望。院長與李伯伯在天之靈,也會感到安慰,相信院長的家人亦感到安慰! 李伯伯與院長現已功成身退,我們雖然難過,但同時也為他驕傲,以他為榮,感恩跟隨他的目標,院長一生過得精采、充實、豐盛,如今放下一切重擔,再不受病痛煎熬,安息主懷。主若願意,我們與院長再相遇的時候,必定會心微笑,再度笑談豐盛人生!
左治強 何寶雯
香港中文大學和聲書院綠色生活顧問
二零二四年二月八日

Master Lau truly loved his students and we love him too

Master Joseph Lau is one of the best education leaders we love and respect the most. He is a visionary, a creative thinker with extraordinary breadth of mind, wealth of medical knowledge and skills. What is admirable about Master Lau is his special affinity with people and accessibility in his ways of communication. He was easy-going and had no airs at all. He was such a good listener. He often took the time and offered breakfast meetings with students and us. Whether meeting him on the road or over the boardroom table, we felt free to speak our mind and shared our ideas with him . He could hold serious discussions with us or chatted happily about little things in life. Never indulged in empty talks, but always a practical, down-to-earth problem-solver, he often shared his unconventional thinking and free imagination and yet formulated clear achievable goals with reality checks. If he found any idea potentially beneficial to the students, he would encourage us to go ahead and experiment with it. He was a great leader who truly loved his students and we love him too.

Head of a green college with a generative legacy of love

Before the inception of Lee Woo Sing College, Master Lau had already built in the principle of “Humans, Mountains, and Harmony”, that is, peaceful, harmonious relationships among mankind and between human and nature as part and parcel of our green education. It was manifested by both hardware such as the award-winning architecture of the College buildings, and software such as caring policies for students and the environment. Of all the colleges at The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Lee Woo Sing College was the first one to install individual smart meters in each room of the student dormitories, and state-of-the-art solar panels on the rooftops. They are part of the green design in hardware as best practices of saving energy and lowering carbon emissions. On the software side, examples of green policies and activities abound. The College has adopted the Green Ambassadors Scheme and is the first college at CUHK to encourage students to take the lead in guiding users of canteens to return eating utensils by themselves, and to separate and recycle food waste. The university community have gradually learned to say no to one-off, single-use plastic utensils. We are happy to witness how LWS students took part in various green activities and then changed their consumption behaviours, thanks to these careful designs of hardware and software under the leadership of Master Lau.

I am grateful to Master Lau for letting me and Boman be part of the College green education team so as to make contributions to mitigate impacts of climate change and biodiversity loss. We consider it our good fortune to have a great leader like Master Lau who could pool all kinds of talents to work with him. Together we aim to nurture young people who care about our environment and serve our society. As a renowned biologist Janine Benyus said, “Life always creates conditions conductive to life.” Master Lau has led the College to create the best possible conditions for our students to study and to learn to serve. Such is his labour of love, a light and a beacon of hope for generations to come.

Nurturing people and giving nature a home for future generations

On 9th November 2023, Lee Woo Sing College successfully launched her 11th Graduation Ceremony for more than 300 graduates at CUHK. We highly appreciate the wise leadership and caring culture of Lee Woo Sing College. The College has nurtured young minds with wisdom, love, integrity and harmony. Master Lau was then already 75 and recovering from a serious health challenge. Yet, he insisted on attending and delivering a speech at the Ceremony. He said that since its inception in 2008, the College had produced more than 2,600 graduates with a view to serving the community with wisdom, love, integrity and harmony. In 2023, once again, he personally presented certificates to the graduates one by one, despite his illness and exhaustion. The whole process took about two hours. We were deeply touched by his loving sacrifice and determination to spare nothing but to give his best to the students. Master Lau knew what it meant to them.

Within a short span of a year, we have lost both the founder Dr. Lee Woo Sing (a.k.a Uncle Lee) and founding Master of the College, Prof. Joseph Lau. It was like a double blow of losing two members of the family in the same period of time. It was sad and we did not know what to do. Then we remember the parable of a grain of wheat, “unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds.” (John 12:24). Uncle Lee and Master Lau have left us. But in the past 16 years, they had worked together and led the College to scale new heights with wisdom, love, integrity and harmony. They have transformed more than 3,000 young people into loving and caring citizens and contributing members of society. Like Uncle Lee, Master Lau has fulfilled his calling and his goals. We are proud of them, and are truly grateful. Master Lau has led such a brilliant, fulfilled and abundant life that his family must be proud of him and be comforted by the sacrifice and huge contributions he had made. He is free now, free from any pain or sickness in this world. God be willing, when we meet Master Lau again, we shall smile with each other and have a great conversation about a life of abundance.

George Jor and Boman Ho
Honorary Consultant and Advisor
Green Living Education
Lee Woo Sing College
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
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利順琼 Corinna Lee wrote on 15/02/2024 at 6:26 下午
I always look up to Prof. Lau with admiration and great respect. He was a giant surgeon, learned tea... Read more
I always look up to Prof. Lau with admiration and great respect. He was a giant surgeon, learned teacher, dedicated clinician-leader, and wise administrator. Notwithstanding his high esteem and achievements, he was approachable and kind to people around. Saw him dining at Lee Woo Sing College canteen interacting with students. Received his personal message on referral of a clinician for treatment. Got his wise counsel in committees tackling tricky issues. Dear Prof. Lau, you are deeply missed, and you're still in our hearts. May you rest in peace.
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Salome Lam wrote on 15/02/2024 at 5:54 下午
The University Finance Committee would like to register a vote of thanks to Professor Lau for his wi... Read more
The University Finance Committee would like to register a vote of thanks to Professor Lau for his wise counsel and invaluable contributions!... Collapse
Mandy Tsoi wrote on 15/02/2024 at 10:25 上午
Rest in Peace!
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