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RGC Public Lectures - Minorities and Immigrants (Mainland) in Hong Kong Society

Two leading scholars have been invited to deliver public lectures on Minorities and Immigrants (Mainland) in Hong Kong Society organized by the Research Grants Council on 30 April 2016 (Saturday). Details of the lectures are as follows:

Topic Speaker Time
Minorities and Immigrants (Mainland) in Hong Kong Society: Challenges and Opportunities

Professor Paul Yip Siu Fai (Professor, Department of Social Work and Social Administration, and Director, Hong Kong Jockey Club Centre for Suicide Research and Prevention, The University of Hong Kong)

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Engagement with School and Society of Minority and Immigrant Youth in Hong Kong

Dr Celeste Yuen Yuet Mui (Associate Professor and Associate Head, Department of Education Policy and Leadership, The Hong Kong Institute of Education)

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Venue: Lecture Hall, Hong Kong Science Museum (Location Map)
Language: Cantonese
Free admission on a first-come, first-served basis.

For enquires, please contact us at 2524 3987 or rgc@ugc.edu.hk.

First Session

Topic: Minorities and Immigrants (Mainland) in Hong Kong Society: Challenges and Opportunities
Speaker: Professor Paul Yip Siu Fai
Time: 30 April 2016 (Saturday) 2:30pm - 3:30pm


Brief introduction:

Minorities and immigrants (Mainland) has become an important component of Hong Kong society. More than 70% of population growth is attributed by this group at present and in the future. The talk will provide an overview of profiling of the minorities and immigrants (Mainland) in Hong Kong society. It will highlight the spatial distribution and its characteristics. Some of the myths about these population groups will be rectified.

We shall also examine their impact on the Hong Kong population dynamic in the past, present and the future. Challenges and opportunities will be identified for the betterment of Hong Kong.


About the Speaker:

Prof Paul Yip is a professor of the Department of Social Work and Social Administration and the Director of the Hong Kong Jockey Club Centre for Suicide Research and Prevention at The University of Hong Kong. He has served as a Secretary General of Asian Population association. He has been appointed as a part-time member of the Central Policy Unit of the Hong Kong Government in 2009-2010, 2013-2014. He has received a Distinguished Alumni Award, La Trobe University in 2008 for his excellent research and service on population health especially in Asia. He is also a recipient of the Stengel Research of the International Association of Suicide Prevention in 2011; an Outstanding Researcher and supervisor in 2010 and 2012, and a Silver Asian Innovation Award, by Asian Wall Street Journal and Singapore Economic Development Board, 2005. His current interests are in population health issues including poverty alleviation, adopting a public health approach in suicide prevention especially, restriction of means, cost-effectiveness of suicide prevention, program evaluation. He has published more than 350 scientific papers in international journal.

 

Distribution of Type A, Type B and other babies from 2006 to 2012

Challenges as opportunities

 

Second Session

Topic: Engagement with School and Society of Minority and Immigrant Youth in Hong Kong
Speaker: Dr Celeste Yuen Yuet Mui
Time: 30 April 2016 (Saturday) 3:30pm - 4:30pm


Brief introduction:

Minority and immigrant youth need to be provided with opportunities appropriate to their new school and social contexts. This study, supported by the Research Grant Council of Hong Kong, investigated the nature of engagement of immigrant students with schools and civic society. We surveyed 15,000 adolescents, aged 12 to 19, and followed by 48 individual student interviews. The immigrant student groups involved were ethnic South/ South East Asians, Chinese immigrants and cross-boundary students. In this lecture, the speaker will discuss the key findings and policy implications for enhancing the engagement of immigrant students with school and society.


About the Speaker:

Dr Celeste Yuen Yuet Mui is Associate Professor and Associate Head in the Department of Education Policy and Leadership, the Hong Kong Institute of Education. She began her career as a teacher and has served as a manager and supervisor in both primary and secondary schools for 15 years. She was a visiting scholar at the University of Hull; UCL-Institute of Education, England and Guangzhou Teacher Institute, China. She earned her PhD from the UCL-IOE, University of London. Her research areas include immigrant and minority youth; public policy studies; comparative youth studies, well-being, spiritual health, school engagement and civic engagement. She has authored and coordinated more than 18 research projects funded by the Education Bureau, HSBC, Oxfam Hong Kong, the Research Grants Council of Hong Kong and the Hong Kong Institute of Education.

 

Dr Celeste Yuen Yuet-mui, Associate Professor of the Department of Education Policy and Leadership

Giving a public talk, titled Integrating Ethnic Minorities in Hong Kong, for Project Resonance 2014, Hong Kong Outstanding Students' Association

Engaging HKIEd students with Chinese Immigrant Students in "A Taste of University Life"

Sharing the engagement findings with young leaders in post-secondary education