University Announcement: In memory of Dr Chan Sui-kau 深切緬懷陳瑞球博士
In memory of Dr Chan Sui-kau
Dear Colleagues, Students and Alumni,
The whole University community felt distressed when we heard the sad news that Dr Chan Sui-kau, a good friend of CityU and an accomplished Hong Kong entrepreneur and philanthropist, passed away on 27 March at the age of 93.
Dr Chan was the founder of Yangtzekiang Garment Limited and the YGM Group, and held an Honorary Doctorate in Social Science from CityU. He served as Life Honorary President of the Federation of Hong Kong Garment Manufacturers and was the founding Chairman of Textile Council of Hong Kong. In addition to his significant contributions to the social and economic advancement of Hong Kong, he was very generous in supporting education in Hong Kong and mainland China. Dr Chan was known not only for his vision and expertise as an entrepreneur, but also for his love of Hong Kong. He was amiable, kind, temperate and honourable. And because of these qualities, everyone at CityU who had the opportunity to make his acquaintance called him “Uncle Kau”.
Over the years, CityU has made commendable progress thanks in part to Uncle Kau’s kind and generous donations and wise advice. In recognition of his contribution in supporting CityU’s development, Student Residence Hall 5 was named “Chan Sui Kau Hall” in 2006, and in 2013, Multi-function Hall A, next to Chan Sui Kau Hall, was named “Moon Chun Multi-function Hall” in memory of Ms Lam Moon-chun, Uncle Kau’s late wife. Uncle Kau was an Honorary Member of the CityU Eminence Society. He showed tremendous concern for the growth of CityU students and was personally involved in and gave talks at Student Residence High Table Dinners to share his struggles and experience, and to encourage students to discover, explore, pursue their dreams and develop their future careers.
Uncle Kau will be greatly missed and our deepest sympathies are with his family and friends at this difficult time.
President and University Distinguished Professor