University Announcement: Veterinary medicine success at CityU after 10-year marathon <br>城大十年動物醫學馬拉松取得成果<br> - The Convocation of City University of Hong Kong

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University Announcement: Veterinary medicine success at CityU after 10-year marathon
城大十年動物醫學馬拉松取得成果
2018-08-20

Veterinary medicine success at CityU after 10-year marathon
 

Dear colleagues, students and alumni,
 

Today we celebrated the naming of Hong Kong’s first and only veterinary college following ten years of perseverance, determination and team spirit. The naming ceremony for the Jockey Club College of Veterinary Medicine and Life Sciences took place before VIP guests including The Honourable Mrs Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, GBM, GBS, The Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.

 

At the naming ceremony, we were excited to learn that the University Grants Committee (UGC) will recommend that the Hong Kong government accepts CityU’s proposal to establish a Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine (BVM) programme.

 

“This could not have happened without the vision, teamwork and perseverance of the campus community and the staunch support of Hong Kong society,” said Professor Way Kuo, CityU President, in his address at the ceremony.

 

We are immensely grateful to The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust, and indebted to our 10-year partner, Cornell University, one of the world’s leading institutions in veterinary medicine. In addition, we thank countless stakeholders who have stood beside us since 2008 when President Kuo first proposed the idea for a veterinary college to the CityU Council. 

 

Mrs Carrie Lam in her address at the ceremony was highly supportive of CityU’s vision. “I am confident that the generous donation of The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust will propel the College to new heights, and I look forward to the College’s contribution to our work in safeguarding public health,” she said. 

 

President Kuo expressed his thanks for the commitment and support of successive Council Chairmen, the Council, colleagues, alumni, and generous donors. CityU now has the support of the Hong Kong community, including that of the UGC. Together we can get to work on preparing world-class professionals for veterinary medicine and fully realise the One Health mission. 

 

Communications and Public Relations Office
20 August 2018
 

 城大十年動物醫學馬拉松取得成果

 
各位同事、同學和校友:
 

香港城市大學(城大)於今日慶祝香港首家及唯一的動物醫學院命名為「賽馬會動物醫學及生命科學院」。憑藉城大同仁十年來的努力、堅定決心和團隊精神,學院得以成立。眾多嘉賓出席命名典禮,當中包括香港特別行政區行政長官林鄭月娥女士,GBM,GBS。

 

命名典禮上亦公佈另一好消息。大學教育資助委員會(教資會)將建議政府接納城大的提案,把獸醫學學士課程納入政府資助的本科課程。
 

城大校長郭位教授在典禮上致辭說:「倘若沒有大學社群的遠見、團隊合作和堅持不懈,以及香港社會的鼎力支持,城大不可能獲得今天的成果。」

 

大學衷心感謝香港賽馬會慈善信託基金以及美國康奈爾大學。康奈爾大學為城大合作夥伴已有十年,其動物醫學院堪稱全球最佳之一。大學亦感激一眾持份者,他們自2008年郭校長向校董會提出建立動物醫學院的構想以來,就從不間斷地支持城大。

 

林太在典禮上致辭,對城大的遠見大為認可。她說:「我深信香港賽馬會慈善信託基金的慷慨捐贈,將引領學院邁向新里程。我期待學院為我們在保障公共衞生方面作出貢獻。」
 

郭校長亦感謝歷屆校董會主席、校董會、眾位同事、校友及善長的付出和支持。城大現已獲得各界包括教資會的廣泛支持,讓我們共同努力培育世界級獸醫專才,充分實踐健康一體化理念。
 

 
傳訊及公關處
2018年8月20日
 
 

 




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