About Shun Hing College
Shun Hing College (formerly Block A) at Jockey Club Student Village III of The University of Hong Kong seeks to build an inclusive and vibrant model of community engagement by fostering exchanges and common experiences among our residents. Master Ying Chan, an HKU alumna, veteran journalist and director of HKU’s Journalism and Media Studies Centre, leads the college in encouraging civic participation and mutual learning among students from a wide range of backgrounds.
Housing both undergraduates and postgraduate students, Shun Hing College encourages residents to consider their engagement with one another, the fast-changing neighborhood of Kennedy Town, and the wider world while pursuing a balance of academics and social life. The college’s events provide regular opportunities to advance these goals, focusing on multicultural, globally oriented programming that challenges residents to think and grow as global citizens.
About the Master
Master of Shun Hing College, Professor Ying Chan, is an award-winning journalist, educator, and e-learning advocate.
She was the founding director (1998-2016) of the Journalism and Media Studies Centre of HKU, and currently serves as Honorary Professor of HKU’s Technology-Enriched Learning Initiative, consulting and helping to promote e-learning.
She was also the founding dean (2003-2011) of the journalism school at Shantou University in mainland China.
She consults often for local and international media, startups, and educational institutions. Her public services include serving as board member of the Media Development Loan Fund, an investment fund for independent media worldwide; the Global Reporting Centre at the University of British Columbia and the Digital Asia Hub. She is a member of the World Economic Forum Global Future Council on Information and Entertainment. From 2012-2017, she chairs the founding advisory panel of the Community Involvement Broadcasting Service, a pioneering program of RTHK, Hong Kong’s public broadcaster.
Chan’s honours include a Nieman Fellowship at Harvard University, a George Polk Award for journalistic excellence and an International Press Freedom Award by the Committee to Protect Journalists, and a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Asian American Journalists Association, USA.
Some of her recent writings can be found on Medium.
Senior Resident Fellow Alejandro T Reyes
Shun Hing College is home to Alejandro T Reyes, director of knowledge dissemination and adjunct professor at the Asia Global Institute of The University of Hong Kong.
He is a fellow of the Canadian International Council for 2020-22. From 2017 to 2019, he served as senior policy adviser to the assistant deputy minister (Asia Pacific) and co-convenor of the Asia Pacific Policy Hub at Global Affairs Canada, the Canadian foreign ministry.
Early in his professional career, he was a journalist with Asiaweek magazine, where his last position was senior correspondent for regional affairs.
“Trust and Integrity”
Shun Hing College is named after the Shun Hing Group, whose partnership with The University of Hong Kong has spanned over three decades.
Shun Hing Group was founded 1953 by the late Dr. William Mong with the motto of “Trust and Integrity.”
In 1984, Dr. Mong established the Shun Hing Education and Charity Fund to support welfare programmes and higher education, and it is one of the most active philanthropic enterprises. Under the leadership of his son, Mr. David Mong, the Fund makes grants to numerous higher education institution in Hong Kong. It has also contributed to medical service, sports, arts and culture, and community services in Hong Kong, Mainland China and overseas.
Mr. David Mong, Chairman & CEO of Shun Hing Group, is a Member of Court of HKU and a Director of the HKU Foundation. The University has benefitted greatly from his counsel and leadership. In 2009, the University conferred an Honorary University Fellowship on Mr. Mong in recognition of his contributions to the academic community and Hong Kong.
The four colleges, the four different experiences and styles,
Sharing a common platform, a united vision.
Diverse yet integrated, synergistic and dynamic,
The spirit of youth burning, yearning…