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Congratulations to all winners!

Teaching Excellence Awards 2015

As part of the Teaching Excellence Award Scheme, the Outstanding Teaching Award (OTA) signifies the University’s commitment to recognising and promoting excellence in teaching. This year, five teachers have been selected to receive the Award.

Nominations for the awards were considered by a Selection Panel chaired by the President and Vice-Chancellor. Members of the Panel comprised Professor Ian Michael HOLLIDAY, Vice-President and Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Teaching and Learning), Professor Grahame Tony BILBOW, Director of the Centre for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning, Mr Matthew Robert PRYOR, recipient of the 2012 Outstanding Teaching Award, Miss Arika HO Ka Yin, a student representative nominated by the Students’ Union and Professor CHNG Huang Hoon, the external member. The University is grateful to Professor Chng, Associate Provost (Undergraduate Education) of the National University of Singapore, for providing expert advice in situ during the final selection process.

The Panel was deeply impressed by the awardees’ dedication to their students, their creative and tireless efforts to make learning enjoyable and challenging, and the impact they have made on their students’ learning. The Panel was confident that all award recipients will continue to contribute significantly to the enhancement of teaching and learning at HKU.

Outstanding Teaching Award and Teaching Innovation Award Presentation Video by  
OTA video

University Distinguished Teaching Award


Professor Joseph CHAN Cho Wai

Department of Politics and Public Administration
Joseph regards teaching as a noble vocation, one that shapes the character, calibre, and future of an individual. He teaches with a sense of mission and dedication, with the ultimate aspiration to teach not only a subject but also a person. Read on

Professor Richard Anthony GLOFCHESKI

Department of Law
Since joining the University of Hong Kong in 1989, Professor Rick GLOFCHESKI has distinguished himself as an exemplary teacher in tort law, labour law, and higher education generally, in particular as a pioneer of assessment for learning. Read on

Outstanding Teaching Award (OTA)


Dr CHUI Chun Kit

Department of Computer Science
‘Empowering creators of our future’ is the teaching philosophy that guides my path in leading computing education at HKU. Read on

Ms Katherine Louise LYNCH

Department of Law
I focus my energy and enthusiasm on active student-centred, problem-based, interdisciplinary, experiential and collaborative learning to help law students. Read on

Dr Julian Alexander TANNER

School of Biomedical Sciences
Building bridges between disciplines: Creative research is most often transdisciplinary, and this also holds true for creative student learning. Read on

Miss Nicole Judith TAVARES

Faculty of Education
Students are at the very heart of my teaching. My conviction is that every learner has the potential to excel if individual differences are well respected, attended to and catered for. Read on

Dr Marco WAN Man Ho

Department of Law
My teaching aims to cultivate skills in interdisciplinary analysis. Read on

Teaching Innovation Award (TIA)

Dr Michael George BOTELHO

Faculty of Dentistry

Recently I have extended the Communal Consultation videos to include the capturing of clinical competency skills assessments or Key Skills. These recordings reveal the dialogic exchange of students’ case presentation before the skill performance and afterwards during their self-evaluation. Students have found these invaluable in preparation for the competency test in opening the black box of assessment and in highlighting assessment standards through the use of exemplars. Read on

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