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Professor CHAN Ying Yang, Emily

Awardee of the 2017 UGC Teaching Award and 2017 University Education Award

Associate Director (External Affairs and Collaboration), JC School of Public Health and Primary Care

Professor, Jockey Club School of Public Health and Primary Care,

Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong


09:25 – 10:10 am, 7 December 2017


How to Teach Interdisciplinary Global Field Experiential Teaching and Learning?

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Prof. Emily Ying Yang Chan, Professor and Assistant Dean (Development) of the Faculty of Medicine, is a disaster and medical humanitarian expert and international academic leader in global field experiential learning. Besides an excellent classroom teaching track record, she has developed various innovative global field teaching programmes based on her teaching philosophy that “insight is a function of exposure and experience”. These programmes require multidisciplinary collaborations, transnational partnerships and transborder technology-enhanced teaching methods. These community knowledge transfer activities have always been aiming to enhance and facilitate exposure and experiential learning opportunities for students, providing students with learning opportunities and cultivating them to become global leaders capable of making life-long contributions and bringing real impact to the global community. Prof. Chan was nominated by CUHK for and won the UGC Teaching Award 2017 (General Faculty Member/Teams) in recognition of her dedication and leadership in her learner-centred, outcome-based, evidence-and-research-informed, field experiential teaching and learning approach for public health and medical humanitarian response during the past decade. She would share her education philosophy and how she has built her academic team in disaster and humanitarian teaching at The Chinese University of Hong Kong.


Emily Ying Yang Chan serves as Professor and Assistant Dean (Development), Faculty of Medicine, and Associate Director (External Affairs and Collaboration), JC School of Public Health and Primary Care, CUHK; Director, Collaborating Centre for Oxford University and CUHK for Disaster and Medical Humanitarian Response (CCOUC), Centre for Global Health (CGH) and Centre of Excellence (ICoE-CCOUC), Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR); Co-chairperson, WHO Thematic Platform for Health Emergency & Disaster Risk Management Research Group; Member, Asia Science Technology and Academia Advisory Group (ASTAAG); Visiting Professor, Oxford University Nuffield Department of Medicine; Honorary Professor, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, University of Hong Kong; and Senior Fellow, Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, and Visiting Scholar, FXB Center, Harvard University.


Her research interests include disaster and humanitarian medicine, climate change and health, global and planetary health, Human Health Security and Health Emergency and Disaster Risk Management (H-EDRM), remote rural health, implementation and translational science, ethnic minority health, injury and violence epidemiology, and primary care. Awarded the 2007 Nobuo Maeda International Research Award of American Public Health Association, Professor Chan has published more than 200 international peer-reviewed academic/technical/conference articles. Professor Chan also has extensive experience as frontline emergency relief practitioner in the mid-1990s that spans across 20 countries. She was awarded Hong Kong Ten Outstanding Young Persons Award in 2004, Caring Physicians of the World Award in 2005, Ten Outstanding Young Persons of the World Award in 2005, Hong Kong Humanity Award in 2007, Leader of the Year Award in 2016, National Geographic Chinese Explorer Award in 2016, and UGC Teaching Award in 2017.

Professor SO Ho-wai, Suzanne

Awardee of the 2017 UGC Teaching Award and 2017 University Education Award

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong


10:25 – 11:10 am, 7 December 2017


Five things I have learned about improving students’ sense of agency

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We want our students to develop and succeed. We try our best to give and expect them to take. However, rather than making students learn, it is more effective if we cultivate an environment for learning to take place. As a clinical psychologist turned academic, Professor So has found understanding and managing people’s behavior a key aspect of her career. Over the last five years at the CUHK, Professor So has formulated ways to engage psychology students into effective teaching and learning. She is determined to put students in the center stage of their learning and has experimented novel and systematic pedagogical approaches such as the ‘self-practice/self-reflection’ (SP/SR). This keynote address will integrate what psychological research has informed us about how we learn with practical applications for learners across disciplines.


Professor Suzanne So obtained BA in Experimental Psychology at Oxford University, followed by MSSc in Clinical Psychology at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), and PhD in Psychology at King's College London. Dr So has practiced as clinical psychologist at the Hospital Authority, specialising in assessment and treatment of early psychosis. Professor So joined the CUHK in 2012 as Assistant Professor of Psychology, and is enthusiastic in incorporating her frontline clinical experience into teaching and research. Her research interests are cognitive models of psychosis, cognitive-behavioural therapy, and the use of experience sampling methodology as assessment and treatment. She is recipient of the 2017 UGC Teaching Award (Early Career Category), the 2016 University Education Award, the 2016 Faculty of Social Science Exemplary Teaching Award, and the 2016 CUHK Young Researcher Award.

Student Voice by CUHK students


11:10 am – 12:00 noon, 7 December 2017

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