The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong (HSUHK) has named its “N Building” as “Lo Hui Kit San Building” in appreciation of Dr Alexander Law Sau Wang’s generous donation of HK$50 million which will support the construction of the University’s new academic building, the Creative Humanities Hub, as well as the establishment of the “Dr Alexander Sau Wang Law Fund for Research in Global Cultural Dynamics”. The Building’s naming also pays tribute to the late Mrs Lo Hui Kit San, mother of Dr Law, for her continuous support of education in Hong Kong.
The appreciation and naming ceremony was held on 18 October 2023. A statue of Mrs Lo Hui Kit San, located on the ground floor of the Lo Hui Kit San Building was also unveiled on the same day to recognise Dr Law’s support and honour Mrs Lo Hui Kit San for her kindness, compassion, and philanthropic commitment, which deeply influenced Dr Law’s charitable acts towards the University.
The Ceremony was officiated by Dr Alexander Law; Ms Diana Cesar, HSUHK Chairman of the Board of Governors; Dr Patrick Poon, Governor and Chairman of HSUHK Fundraising and Donation Committee and Foundation Management Committee; and Professor Simon S M Ho, President of HSUHK.
In her welcome remarks, Ms Diana Cesar, Chairman of the Board of Governors expressed sincere gratitude to Dr Law for his tremendous support. She said, “Dr Alexander Law inherited Mrs Lo Hui Kit San’s enthusiasm for education. He is an adjunct professor at the School of Humanities and Social Science and was awarded the Doctor of Humanities honoris causa by HSUHK. Since 2021, Dr Law has been delivering lectures for the School to share his knowledge and insights on art and design, urban planning, business management and psychology. Now, he has made a magnanimous donation to support us in constructing the ‘Creative Humanities Hub’ to enhance our teaching and learning facilities and improve teaching quality.”
During his speech, Dr Alexander Law expressed sincere gratitude to Mrs Lo Hui Kit San’s generous contribution to the family and society, saying “Our mother was an extraordinary woman who demonstrated inner peace and abundant leadership skills throughout her life. She will always be in our hearts as a loving mother, a trustworthy mentor, and an innovative and reliable leader in our business.” He noted that the ceremony marked a noble and important milestone in the development of higher education in Hong Kong, and wished HSUHK continued growth and prosperity.
In his appreciation remarks, President Simon Ho conveyed heartfelt gratitude to Dr Law for his encouragement and support for HSUHK’s development. President Ho said that the University will continue to make every effort to demonstrate its unique role in the community, and ensure students can unleash their potential. He also reiterated HSUHK’s pledge to nurture young talent with critical thinking, innovative minds, caring attitudes, moral values, and social responsibility.
The donation from Dr Law will also help set up the “Dr Alexander Sau Wang Law Fund for Research in Global Cultural Dynamics”, to be led by Professor Tam Kwok-kan, Dean of the School of Humanities and Social Science, to promote research of global dynamics in cultural formations and serve as a platform for international research and global cultural exchange. Conferences, forums and fieldwork leading to publications will also be conducted to fulfil the objectives of the Project.