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Message from the President and Vice-Chancellor

Dear Colleagues, Students and Alumni,

As you might already have heard, we have some terrific news: Mr. John C.H. Lin, Associate Professor of the Faculty of Architecture, has been honoured with the 2014 UGC Teaching Award. Please join me in extending to him our warmest congratulations! The Award was launched by the UGC in 2011 to honour academics in the UGC-funded institutions for their outstanding teaching performance and achievements, as well as their leadership in and scholarly contribution to teaching and learning. Only 2-3 awards are made each year.

Since joining the University in 2006, Mr. Lin has distinguished himself as a first-rate teacher and researcher in architecture, and as a pioneer of experiential learning, both within his discipline and across disciplines. Mr. Lin’s portfolio demonstrates sustained commitment to experiential learning in his own teaching, as well as leadership in experiential learning as an institutional strategic priority. In recognition of his outstanding contributions in enhancing student learning, he was awarded the University’s 2010 Outstanding Teaching Award.

It is most encouraging to note that three of our colleagues have been conferred this prestigious Award in the past four exercises, which is clear evidence of the University’s excellence in teaching and learning.

Professor Peter Mathieson
President and Vice-Chancellor