In AASUJ, we held events and visits throughout the year, here are some of the news from the events we held recently. You are welcome to join us to our future events, simply register as a member of AAUSJ. For more details, please see our AAUSJ hompage.
為了慶祝聖若瑟大學(USJ) 成立20周年和聖若瑟大學校友會(AAUSJ)成立八周年，聖若瑟大學校友會(AAUSJ)準備了1000份2016年日曆。其中包含了聖大校舍的圖片，可以讓校友了解一下聖若瑟大學新校舍的風貌和重溫一下他們在現有校舍過去的回憶。所有的日曆已經派發完畢，我們亦收到很多校友的正面意見。我們藉此感謝我們2008年工商管理碩士畢業生Roy Sam贊助這些日歷給我們。
2015年投資趨勢 – 穩中求勝
中國銀行澳門分行應聖若瑟大學校友會邀請在2月6日晚為聖若瑟大學校友及師生舉辦了以 “2015年投資趨勢 – 穩中求勝” 為主題的講座。講座在聖大演講廳舉行，由中國銀行私人銀行(澳門)許卓鴻總監及資金部許兆康先生主講，藉羊年伊始，提供該行對本年度環球經濟的分析和預測的專業意見。講者更分享在外匯市場中進可攻退可守的投資方法。講座上，聖大校友及師生熱烈提問。最後， 由聖大楊誠助理校長及中國銀行澳門分行拓展部陳芬總監主持了抽獎環節，為活動劃上圓滿的句號。
13 June 2014
6-10 May 2014
The Xi’an Cultural Tour
This year, the University of Saint Joseph and the AAUSJ have had the honor to be invited by the Ministry of Education of the Central Government together with the full support of the Liaison Office of the Central Government in Macau SAR to once again organize the second Chinese cultural tour to Xi’an, from May 6 to 10 2014. The delegates were led by Mr. Frank Li, Chairman of the General Assembly of AAUSJ, Professor Ana Correia, Dean of the Faculty of Psychology and Education of USJ and Ms. Sam Ka I, Assistant of the Education and Cultural Department of the Liaison Office as consultants.
Xi’an served as the capital city of 13 dynasties in ancient China; its historical and cultural significance has been exceedingly influential to the development of modern China. Today, Xi’an is the center of the northwest region of China. In view of these important factors, the itinerary of the cultural tour has been designed to focus on 2 sections, including exchanges with the modern tertiary education institutions and activities related to knowing more about the historical and cultural development of China.
The delegates visited the Xi’an Jiaotong University, the Xi’an International Studies University and the Shaanxi Normal University for academic exchanges during the first 2 days of the visits; and received a warm welcome by the official representatives, professors and students of the universities. Professor Ana Correia, on behalf of USJ, gave a brief introduction of USJ and has taken the opportunity to propose future academic exchanges in various levels between the universities, aiming to help professors and students of the two places to understand each other’s culture better. The proposal was welcomed by the representatives of the universities, especially the Portuguese education program. Students responded enthusiastically and raised questions on the spot. Very encouragingly, the visits have laid a solid foundation for the cooperation and exchanges between USJ and the universities in the future.
Throughout this trip, the delegates visited a number of famous scenic spots of Xi’an, including the world famous Terracotta Warriors and Horses (the eighth major wonder of the World), the Mausoleum of Qin Shi Huang, the historical sites of Chang’an of the Tang Dynasty, the Ming Great Wall, the Shaanxi History Museum, the Banpo Museum, the Great Wild Goose Pagoda and the Kwong Yan Temple. They also went around shopping at the Moslem Street nearby the Bell and Drum Towers. What’s more interesting, the delegates also had the opportunity to taste the Dumpling Feast and watch the gorgeous imitated version of the Tang Dynasty dance performance. Being able to visit the historical sites of Xian in person, the delegates were deeply impressed by the influence of the history and culture of Xi’an on the development of the Chinese culture.
The 5-day tour was full of laughter and fun. All members have been impressed by the depth and the sophistication of the Chinese traditional culture after witnessing the historical sites of ancient China, the architectural cultural relics, and the modern culture and the folkways. Members hope that USJ and AAUSJ will have a deeper level of communication and cooperation with the universities in Xi’an in the future.
Other members who joined were Benjamin Yue, Vice-Chairman of the General Assembly, Joyce Tang and Addy Chan, President and Vice-President of the Executive Committee of the AAUSJ.
4 May 2014
Charity Hike for Care of School Age Children in Macau
A Charity Hike for School Age Children in Macau event was held by the Stage of the Macau Workers’ Association on 4 May 2014 Sunday. In support of local charity activities, we have organized and sponsored a group of 40 persons consisting of alumni, students, professors and staff members of USJ, friends and family to form a team representing AAUSJ to participate in the event. Very disappointingly, the event was cancelled on the day due to bad weather. Nevertheless, in support of the charity event, the committee decided to donate the joining fee of MOP 2460 to the event even though the event was cancelled and postponed to a latter day.
11 April 2014
Visit to the Liaison Office
Leading by Prof. Anna Chan, Vice-rector of USJ, and Mr. Frank Li, Chairman of AAUSJ, the new committee members of AAUSJ visited the Liaison Office on 11 April 2014. They were cordially received by Mr. Liu Xiao Hang, Minister of the Education and Cultural Department of the Liaison Office.
In the meeting, Prof. Chan briefly updated Mr. Liu with the latest development of USJ and the construction project of the new campus. Dr. Li and Ms. Tang, the President of AAUSJ, separately reported to Mr. Liu regarding the progress of AAUSJ and with the support of the Liaison Office, AAUSJ was able to organize the second Chinese Cultural Tour heading to Xi’an this year. Mr. Liu encouraged USJ and AAUSJ to make good use of the platform of the university and take this opportunity of visiting Xi’an to exchange with the various cultural groups there, to learn from each other and to deepen the understanding of Chinese culture.
AAUSJ also mentioned that the new committee would participate the Care of the Younger Generation Charity Hike in June and the Annual Dinner and the Inauguration Ceremony to be held on 13 June 2014. Dr. Li invited Mr. Liu to attend the Annual Dinner. Mr. Liu congratulated the new committee and was confident that with the leadership of USJ and the new committee members of AAUSJ, both the university and the alumni association would be prosperous in the future. The meeting was held in a friendly, relax and constructive manner. At the end of the meeting, Mr. Liu took a photo with all members of the delegation.
Other members attended the meeting included Ms. Teresa Loong, Director of Office for Student Affairs, Ms. May Chan, President of Supervisory Committee, Mr. Benjamin Yue, Vice-chair of General Assembly and Mr. Addy Chan, Vice-president of Executive Committee.
18 March 2014
Third Annual General Meeting for AAUSJ 2013-2014 and Election
The third Annual General Meeting of the Alumni Association of University of Saint Joseph (AAUSJ) was held on 18 March 2014, 6:30pm at the Speakers’ Hall of USJ.
The alumni have listened to the reporting on the activities and achievements in previous year. Also, the financial position was presented.
Upcoming events such as the Chinese Cultural Tour to Xi’an, the capital of Shaanxi province in May 2014 and the Annual Gathering Dinner in June were introduced to the attendees as well. It is believed that AAUSJ will organize more activities for strengthening the inter-relationships among the alumni, for more understanding in the relationships between Macau and the cities in the PRD region, and for contributing to the community and society in the future.
In the second part of the meeting, it was the election for the new compositions of AAUSJ. The AGM has approved the candidate list for the different posts in AAUSJ. Frank Li, Joyce Tang and May Chan were elected as the Chair of General Assembly, President of the Executive Committee and President of the Supervisory Committee, respectively.