We are pleased to announce that CUHKCAS will be launching our Social Innovators Programme (SIP) this summer! The Social Innovators Programme, comprising mentorship sessions and job shadowing opportunities, is aimed at encouraging students to contribute to society through making constructive changes. 

We are deeply honoured to invite high-profile social leaders to join SIP as our mentors this year across the political, legal and financial sectors. These mentorship sessions are excellent ways to gain first-hand insights on the mentors’ wealth of experience and field of expertise. We are also delighted to have received generous support from our mentors in providing job shadowing opportunities at various organizations.

Our mentors this year include:

- Mr. Jasper Tsang (Former Legislative Council President

- Ms. Emily Lau (Former Legislative Council member)

- Mr. Robert Chung (Director of the Hong Kong Public Opinion Research Institute)
- Mr. Alan Wong (Chief Editor of Inkstone, SCM
- Mr. Joseph Sung (Vice-Chancellor and President of CUHK)
- Ms. Winnie Tam (Former Chairman of the Hong Kong Bar Association)
- Mr. Hectar Pun (Prominent Constitutional and Human Rights Lawyer)
- Dr. Louis Cheung ( Former Independent Non-executive Director of Standard Chartered PLC)
- Mr. Francis Ngai (Founder and CEO of Social Ventures Hong Kong)
- Ms. Elsie Tsui (Project director at the Chinese University of Hong Kong’s Centre for Entrepreneurship)
- Mr. Nelson Yip (Founding CEO and Director of EP Venture Co. Limited, 2008 Paralympics equestrian competitor)
- Ms. Lindy Lek and Ms. Debby Fan (Executive Director and Director of Social Impact Partners)
- Ms. Stephanie Choi (Founder of Our Conservatory)
- Ms. Melanie Kwok (Senior Sustainability Manager at Sino Group)
- Mr. Jason Yip (Former regional head at International Committee of the Red Cross)
- Ms. Ada Wong (Educator, social innovator, solicitor, founder of multiple social innovator platforms)

 

Also on offer are job-shadowing or internship experiences at:
- Appetizup/Unleash Foundation Limited/China Hong Kong Cultural Exchange Association
- Efficiency Office
- Social Ventures Hong Kong
- Sino Sustainability Group
- Denis Chang Chambers
- Hong Kong Public Opinion Research Institute (HKPORI)
- Sustainable Finance Initiative (SFI)
- MWYO Think Tank
- Social Impact Partners
- InvestHK

 

The Social Innovators Programme is a new initiative in the 2018/19 year. It is the first non-career-based mentorship programme connecting young elites with social leaders, to inspire them to contribute to the betterment of Hong Kong. As part of the programme, the Charity Dinner not only hopes to help contributing to the Hong Kong society through donating all profits to Teach For Hong Kong, a local education charity which strives to improve access of quality education; it is furthermore a platform to connect alumni with current students, to strengthen the Cambridge-HK community.

Mentors of the Social Innovators Programme include:
- Arnold Chan (Founder and CEO of Teach For Hong Kong)
- Bernard Chan (Convenor of the Executive Council, Chairman of The Hong Kong Council of Social Service)
- Johannes Chan (Professor of Law and former Dean of the Faculty of Law at the University of Hong Kong)
- Stephanie Choi (Founder and CEO, OurConservatory)
- Philip Dykes (Chairman of the Council of the Hong Kong Bar Association)
- Audrey Eu (Founding leader of Civic Party)
- Gabriel Fong (Director of GoGoVan, CEO & Co-Founder of Jaarvis Technology)
- Patricia Lau (Deputy Commissioner at Efficiency Office, HKSAR Government)
- Dennis Lo (Thomson Reuters Citation Laureate, Director of the Li Ka Shing Institute of Health Sciences)
- Francis Ngai (CEO of Social Ventures Hong Kong)
- Elsie Tsui (Project Director, Hong Kong Social Enterprise Challenge)
- Anna Wu (Chairperson of the Competition Commission of Hong Kong)
- Allan Zeman (Chairman of Lan Kwai Fong Group)

Our mentees received internship or job-shadowing experiences at:
- CUHK EMBA Programme
- Efficiency Office, HKSAR Government
- Social Ventures Hong Kong
- WYNG Foundation