SCHK 2017 Thanksgiving Lunch

Join us for Thanksgiving lunch to give thanks for the many blessings bestowed on us. The Stanford Club of Hong Kong is hosting our annual Thanksgiving lunch on Thursday, November 23rd. Friends and family are welcome!

Date: 23rd November, 2017

Time: 12pm to 2pm
Location: The Clipper, American Club, Fl 48-49, Two Exchange Sq, Central
Price: $350 Click here to pay

 

 

Stanford-Columbia Joint Alumni Association Event: Discussion with Prof Tze Leung Lai on data analytics and AI in healthcare, finance and technology

 

Venue: somewhere in Central
Cost: Max HKD 600 per head
Date: Dec 7th, 2017 (Thursday)
Time: dinner time and TBD

Prof Tze Leung Lai is Ray Lyman Wilbur Professor of Statistics and, by courtesy, of Health Research and Policy in the School of Medicine and of the Institute for Computational & Mathematical Engineering (ICME) in the School of Engineering. He is Director of the Financial and Risk Modeling Institute, Codirector of the Biostatistics Core of the Stanford Cancer Institute, and Codirector of the Center for Innovative Study Design at the Stanford School of Medicine. He has held regular and visiting faculty appointments at Columbia University-School of Medicine, UC Berkeley, and Nankai University, and holds advisory positions with the University of Hong Kong, Peking University, and Tsinghua University. He receives his BA degree with first class honors from University of Hong Kong and his MA and PhD degree from Columbia University.

Rsvp: goldendragonadviser@gmail.com

We will setup a payment link in paypal soon once everything is finalized.
Note that we do not accept cash payments on that day.

Save the date: Ming Gor (明哥) Food Giving Service Outing to the underrepresented and disadvantaged people in Sham Shui Po

In 2011, Ming Gor’s Pei Ho Barbecue Restaurant, providing affordable meals to Sham Shui Po’s grassroots, was on the brink of closing down. Thankfully, a TV program’s report on the restaurant turned their fate around.

In response, Ming Gor decided to devote a portion of profits towards distributing boxed meals to the homeless & elderly. To date, 1,100 free boxed meals are distributed weekly on Thursday and Saturday & 50,000 people are involved in volunteering.

(Information Credit: Time Auction)

Charity starts from home. To change the world for better and plant a good seed, family and relatives of Stanford Alumni and Students are welcome.

As the dinner boxes must be delivered to the underrepresented and disadvantaged people, please come to serve after you sign up.

Total seats available: 30

Date: Nov 4th 2017 (Sat)
Time: 5:00p.m.-7:30p.m. with optional sharing afterwards (Try to arrive early as they will start punctually)
Venue: Gathered at 北河同行 (Pei Ho Counterparts)@
G/F, 278 Tai Nan Street, Sham Shui Po

Please RSVP to
Goldendragonadviser@gmail.com

Stanford & Fudan Alumni Mixer

Alumni mixer co-hosted by Stanford Club of Hong Kong and Fudan University Alumni Association (Hong Kong).
Date: Wednesday, Oct 25, 2017

Time: 7:30-9:30 PM

Price: Cash bar

Venue: Pier 7 Café & Bar (Rooftop of Pier 7, Central)

Please RSVP to Simon Mui ( simonbwmui@gmail.com)  soon as seats are limited.

Enjoy this great opportunity to meet fellow alumni, make new friends, enjoy laughter and cheer!

SCHK: Young Alumni summer drinks 

What? 
It’s really been a while! Come out and reconnect with your fellow cardinal young alumni !
Where?
Not exactly at the Farm, but close enough… at The Woods
Address: The Woods, L/G, 17-19 Hollywood Rd, Central
When? 
July 20, 2017, Thursday, 6:30-8:30pm
How? 
Cash bar
+ a complimentary round of The Woods’ famous Tom Yum shots
We will also have on the menu “The Cardinal” cocktail specially customised for the night!
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Stanford in China – Welcome Dinner for Bing Overseas Studies Program

The Stanford Club of Hong Kong is delighted to organize a welcome dinner for directors of Stanford’s Bing Overseas Studies Program, Professor Ramon Saldivar and Ms. Irene Kennedy. Join us on this great opportunity for alumni, students, student parents and friends of Stanford to learn about the range of study abroad opportunities offered by Stanford, in particular BOSP in China.

Events Details

Date: Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Time: 7:30 pm (registration and networking start at 7:00 pm)

Venue: China Club, 13/F, The Old Bank of China Building, Bank Street, Central

Cost: Dinner included. $250 for Stanford alumni and affiliates | $300 for friends of Stanford

RSVP: Required. 

RSVP here if you are a Stanford alumni or affliate ($250)

RSVP here if you are a friend of Stanford ($300)

Contact: Andrew Kwan at akwan@stanfordalumni.org

 

About BOSP and its Directors

The Bing Overseas Studies Program (BOSP) https://undergrad.stanford.edu/programs/bosp is Stanford’s overseas studies program. Over half of Stanford students choose to study abroad during their undergraduate careers, carrying on a tradition that began in 1958.  

Professor Ramon Saldivar is the Burke Family Director of BOSP, Hoagland Professor of Humanities & Sciences, Bass University Fellow in Undergraduate Education, Professor of English & Comparative Literature and Professor, by courtesy, of Iberian & Latin American Cultures.

Ms. Irene Kennedy is an Associate Vice Provost of Undergraduate Education and for the last 16 years also served as Executive Director of BOSP.  

US-China Cyber Relations: Implications for Businesses and Governance in China

The Stanford Club of Hong Kong is delighted to welcome Dr. Mei Gechlik, Founder and Director of Stanford Law School’s China Guiding Cases Project (“CGCP”). Join us for this great opportunity to hear Dr. Gechlik speak about US-China Cyber Relations as well as her landmark work on the China Guiding Cases Project.

Events Details

Date: Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Time:  6:30-8pm

Venue: Bar De Luxe, 30/F, Asia Pacific Centre, 8 Wyndham St, Central

Cost: No pre-payments or cover charges! Just a one-drink minimum per-person, settled individually at the bar the night of

RSVP: Space is limited so RSVP as soon as possible!

Contact: Marc Hubert at marc.hubert@gmail.com

 

Background:

Dr. Mei Gechlik is Founder and Director of Stanford Law School’s China Guiding Cases Project (“CGCP”).  Formerly a tenured professor in Hong Kong, she has been a visiting faculty member at Peking University and the University of Vienna.

Dr. Gechlik founded the CGCP in February 2011 in response to the landmark decision of the Supreme People’s Court of China to release certain Chinese court judgments as de facto binding “Guiding Cases” (“GCs”).  With support from an international team ofapproximately 200 law students, lawyers, and translation professionals, as well as an advisory board of approximately 50 distinguished experts, including justices from the U.S. Supreme Court and the Supreme People’s Court, the CGCP has quickly become the premier source of translations and analyses of GCs.  The CGCP’s knowledge-base allows users to download through its website (http://cgc.law.stanford.edu/) high-quality products for free.  These products are published in English and Chinese and include the full-text of Guiding Cases, expert commentaries, annual surveys, and subsequent cases that refer to Guiding Cases.  Identified as an “expertise support group” by the United Nations Development Program, the CGCP and its contributions have been commended by China’s Supreme People’s Court.  The CGCP has also presented at a U.S.-China dialogue on the rule of law, the Open Government Partnership Global Summit, and the World Bank, among other notable forums.

In her early years at Stanford, Dr. Gechlik founded and served as president and CEO of Good Governance International (GGI), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that promotes the core principles of good governance.  Dr. Gechlik created the China eGovernment Development Index to assess e-government development in Chinese localities.  The project was widely reported by China’s media, including the People’s Daily.

From 2001 to 2005, Dr. Gechlik worked for the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, a Washington-based think tank.  In this capacity, she has testified before the U.S. Congress on various topics about China and has advised the United Nations and the Chinese government on implementing rule of law programs.  She also has initiated meetings, including the “Legal Reform in China” Conference, featuring such distinguished speakers as the Hon. Sandra Day O’Connor, Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, and the Hon. Zhou Wenzhong, Ambassador of China to the United States.

Dr. Gechlik is admitted as a barrister in England, Wales, and Hong Kong and is a member of the Bar in New York and the District of Columbia.  She received her J.S.D. from Stanford Law School and her M.B.A. in Finance from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Stanford x Penn: Lantau Island Hike and Fun

Looking for a fun Sunday activity with the kids? Just graduated and looking to meet new friends while exercising? Join us for a fun Sunday afternoon hike at Lantau Island, co-organized with the Penn Club of Hong Kong. Friends and family of all ages are welcomed.

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Date: Sunday, 2 July 2017 Time: 2:40 PM – 7:20 PM

Logistics: meet at Central Pier #3 at 2:40 pm, take ferry to Lantau Island, hike, take ferry back arriving at Central Pier at 7:20 pm

Cost: Free. Buy your own ferry tickets ($84.9 roundtrip) at the pier

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/stanford-x-penn-lantau-hike-tickets-35489211186

Contact: Andrew Kwan at akwan@stanfordalumni.org

Other Information:

Hiking plan: The route is about 8 km and takes around 2.5 hours to complete. We will: – Meet at Central Pier #3 at 2:40 pm, then take the 3 pm ferry to Discovery Bay. Please be on time. – Take return ferry at 6:40 pm from Mui Wo, arriving back at Central Pier around 7:20 pm. Ferry cost: HK $40 from Central to Discovery Bay. HK $44.9 from Mui Wo to Central. Each person pays for their own ticket at the pier.

Recommendation: It is recommended that you bring about one liter of water / refreshments, wear sports shoes and outdoor / workout attire to be comfortable. We will pay close attention to the weather during the week before the hike, and send out an email if we need to cancel / postpone the hike due to anticipated rain or thunderstorm.

From Kindergarten to Primary School: Hong Kong’s Pioneer in Montessori Education

The Stanford Club of Hong Kong is delighted to welcome Karin Ann, BS ’91 and MS ’91, as our honorable speaker at this event.

A Hong Kong native, Karin is Founder of International Montessori School (“IMS”) in Hong Kong. IMS is considered one of the world’s leading Montessori bilingual programs in Chinese and English for kindergarten and primary children.

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Karin will share her personal journey bringing Montessori education to Hong Kong before Montessori became a household term. She will also discuss future trends in education such as Authentic Learning, Positive Education, and the changing role of the Teacher.

This event should be interesting to parents, educators or anyone interested in education.

Event Details

Date: Thursday, 1 June 2017

Time: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Venue: CoCoon, 3/F, Citicorp Centre, 18 Whitfield Road, Tin Hau, Hong Kong

Cost: $150 (advance payment) | $200 (cash at the door). Includes refreshments.

RSVP: Required. Please click here to RSVP and pay now.

Contact: Andrew Kwan at akwan@stanfordalumni.org

Event Rundown:

6:45 pm Registration

7:00 pm Speaker Remarks

7:45 pm Q&A

8:15 pm Networking

About the Speaker

Karin Ann is the Founder of the International Montessori School (“IMS”) in Hong Kong. Following a career in business and finance, she decided to pursue her true calling in education and founded IMS in 2002 with Anne Sawyer.

Karin is a Stanford alumnus. She received a BS in Mathematical and Computational Science and an MS in Engineering-Economic Systems, both from Stanford in 1991.

At IMS, Karin has fostered a unique bilingual learning environment catering to the needs of both native and non-native learners. She introduced a multisensory approach to learning Chinese and pioneered a Chinese curriculum based on the Montessori philosophy and method. IMS is now considered one of the world’s leading Montessori bilingual programs for kindergarten and primary children.

Born and raised in Hong Kong, Karin is a TEDx speaker, winner of Entrepreneur of the Year Award, and member of the Children’s Development Fund Steering Committee. She currently lives in Hong Kong with her husband and two children.