The Annual President’s Award Scheme for Outstanding Performance of Academic/Teaching Staff recognises outstanding performance, promotes excellence in performance standards and encourages colleagues to press on for greater achievement. This year, three faculty members from the School of Business won President’s Awards for their excellent work in teaching, research supervision and service respectively. An Awards Presentation Ceremony was held on 26 August 2020.
President’s Award for Outstanding Performance in Teaching
Dr. Archimedes Guerra, Lecturer I, Department of Marketing
Dr. Archimedes’ teaching philosophy is founded on an action-based, experiential approach to teaching social entrepreneurship that is aided by technology. Building on students’ high degree of digital literacy, Dr. Archimedes uses a blended learning approach, developing multi-modal learning activities to promote higher levels of participation and engagement in classes, empower students’ learning and help them become more motivated and responsible students. Besides technology, Dr. Archimedes also values the importance of the human touch. As an Academic Advisor, Dr. Archimedes enables students to make improvements and developments by helping them find the right balance between learning and their lives outside school. Drawing on his own experience, Dr. Archimedes passes on to students his real-life knowledge and international perspective in running a family enterprise and social enterprise. More
President’s Award for Outstanding Performance in Research Supervision
Prof. Christy Cheung, Professor, Department of Finance and Decision Sciences
As a multi-award winning and internationally recognised scholar, Prof. Cheung has been a devoted supervisor to her PhD students, helping pave their road to success in academia. Over the past eight years, Prof. Cheung has been enabling her students to become among the best in the field, from publishing research papers in top-tier journals and encouraging international exposure, to connecting them with scholars and alumni and securing prestigious placements. Prof. Cheung has a sharp eye for potential students, based in part on her supervision of BBA students’ honours projects. A researcher raised and educated in Hong Kong, Prof. Cheung also recognises her responsibility to drive the development of academia in Hong Kong. More
President’s Award for Outstanding Performance in Service
Prof. Henry Fock, Head and Professor, Department of Marketing
Prof. Fock has made substantial service contributions on multiple fronts over many years. He has helped enhance the teaching and research performance of his Department, broadened students’ learning experience, and built a good rapport with the business community and alumni. He has also continually improved the student admission rate for the Department through a series of effective measures and programmes. Prof. Fock has led important initiatives in nurturing ethical and social awareness in the young generation. Major programmes include a HKJC funded Responsible Consumption Community Project and the Nurturing Social Minds Programme which received a donation commitment from the Government’s Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Fund and the Yeh Family Philanthropy. His Department also collaborated with the HKSAR Education Bureau in promoting a “customer appreciation” culture among secondary school students, collaborating with the Hong Kong Association for Customer Service Excellence and its members, including Ocean Park. Prof. Fock serves as a member of a number of panels and committees at HKBU, and externally he is a member of academic journals’ editorial boards. More
Videos of the award recipients are available here.