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1985
June Sir Run Run Shaw committed to make a generous donation of HK$110 million to the Chinese University of Hong Kong for establishing a fourth constituent college.
September Geotechnical investigation of the site for the proposed college began.
October The University Council decided to name the proposed college Shaw College. Sir Run Run Shaw gave his consent to be Patron of Shaw College. The University also appointed Dr. Q. W. Lee, Dr. T. K. Ann, Mr. H. J. Shen and Mr. Louis Page as advisors.
December The University set up the Ad hoc Group for the Planning of the New College.
1986
January Sir Run Run Shaw presented the donation to Sir Edward Youde, Chancellor of the Chinese University at a ceremony held on 28th January.
The Ad hoc Group approved the conceptual design of Shaw College.
February The University announced the establishment of Shaw College on 6th February.
March Chaired by Professor Ma Lin, Vice-Chancellor of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, the Planning Committee of Shaw College was set up. The first meeting of the Committee was held.
July The Hong Kong Legislative Council approved on 30th July the amendments to the Chinese University of Hong Kong Ordinance, thereby securing the legal status of Shaw College.
August The Planning Committee formed the Board of Trustees of Shaw College for a term of one year. Professor Ma Lin became Chairman of the Board. Professor Baysung Hsu was appointed Vice-Chairman and Mr. T. L. Tsim Member and Secretary.
November The Chinese version of The Chinese University of Hong Kong (Declaration of Shaw College) Ordinance was completed.
1987
January The foundation stone of Shaw College was laid on 12th January. Officiating at the ceremony were Sir Run Run Shaw, Patron of Shaw College, and Sir David Akers-Jones, Acting Governor of Hong Kong.
February Professor C. N. Chen of the Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, was appointed the first Head of Shaw College.
May Professor C. N. Yang, Distinguished Professor-At-Large of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, accepted the invitation to join Shaw College.
June The Board of Trustees approved 'xiude jiangxue' as the college motto.
A temporary office of Shaw College was set up at Teaching Block 1 of Chung Chi College.
The College Assembly of Fellows was established. It was chaired by Professor C. N. Chen, College Head.
August The Board of Trustees was reformed in compliance with the written provision. This second term of the Board was three years.
Dr. K. P. Fung of the Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Medicine, was appointed the first Dean of Students.
September Professor Ma Lin was elected Chairman of the Board of Trustees.
1988
March The Board of Trustees resolved to designate the 12th of January the Founder's Day of Shaw College. The Board also approved the design of the college emblem and the college colour.
May The students formed a committee to organize the orientation camp for freshmen.
August Dr. Herbert Pierson of the English Language Teaching Unit was appointed the first Dean of General Education.
The first orientation camp was held.
September The English College Handbook was published with the assistance of the University Press. It was the first publication of the College.
October The Putonghua Club, English Society and Qigong Club were formed. They were the first batch of student organizations of Shaw College.
1989
January Four students of Shaw College went overseas through the University's Office of International Student Exchange Programmes. They were the College's first batch of exchange students. The College in return received an incoming exchange student from the USA.
College students organized activities to celebrate the first Founder's Day.
The student journal Shaw Beat was published.
March The first College prize-presentation ceremony was held. Students of outstanding performance were awarded scholarships. Officiating at the ceremony was Sir Run Run Shaw, Patron of Shaw College.
August Dr. John H. K. Yeung of the Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine, and Dr. Catherine S. K. Tang of the Department of Psychology, Faculty of Social Science, were appointed Wardens of Student Hostel I.
Professor D. C. Lau was appointed Senior College Tutor.
Professor Lin Sheng-shih composed the college song. The lyrics were written by Professor C. N. Chen and Professor D. C. Lau.
September Student Hostel I was commissioned. The 580 hostel places were almost equally shared by male and female students.
October Construction work of the college campus was completed. The administration building Wen Lan Tang was commissioned. The College moved its office to the new campus.
The Sir Run Run Shaw Distinguished Visiting Scholar Programme was launched. The first scholar was Professor Lee Yuan-Tseh, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1986.
November The staff quarters Ya Qun Lodge was commissioned.
The student dining hall was open for business.
1990
February A concert in celebration of the opening of Shaw College was held. Performed by the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra, the event was jointly organized with Sir Run Run Shaw Hall. The college song was debuted.
March A symposium in celebration of the opening of Shaw College was held at Cho Yiu Hall. The theme of the conference was 'The Roles of Colleges in a University'. The symposium moderator was Professor L. B. Thrower, Emeritus Professor of Biology of the Chinese University of Hong Kong. The speakers were Professor D. H. Northcote of the University of Cambridge, Professor Robin W. Winks of Yale University, Professor Frederick G. T. Holliday of the University of Durham, and Professor Dean E. McHenry of the University
of California, Santa Cruz.
The Grand Opening of Shaw College was held on 3rd March. Officiating at the ceremony were Sir Run Run Shaw, Patron of Shaw College, and Sir David Wilson, Governor of Hong Kong.
The Shaw College Student Union was established. The first executive committee of the Union was elected.
April With the University Council's approval, the Planning Committee of Shaw College was dissolved on the ground that it had accomplished its mission.
May An exchange programme with Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in the USA was established.
June The first graduation ceremony was held at Sir Run Run Shaw Hall. A dinner ball organized by the graduating students followed.
July The Staff Association of Shaw College was established.
The staff dining room was open for business.
August Dr. John H. K. Yeung of the Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine, succeeded Dr. K. P. Fung as Dean of Students.
Dr. P. C. Ching of the Department of Electronics, Faculty of Science, succeeded Dr. John H.K. Yeung as Warden of Student Hostel I.
October The first swimming gala was held.
November The first athletic meet was held.
December The first batch of graduates of Shaw College, 64 in total, were granted degrees.
1991
January A tree planting ceremony was held during the Founder's Day. Sir Run Run Shaw, Patron of Shaw College, and Mr. Teng Teng, Vice-Chairman of the State Education Commission, officiated at the ceremony.
July The Shaw College Alumni Association was established.
October Marine View, a clubhouse for senior members of the College, was open for use.
December Construction of the Lecture Theatre was completed.
1992
March The Sir Run Run Shaw Distinguished Visiting Scholar was economist and educator Professor Shinichi Ichimura.
August Dr. Oliver C. S. Choy of Department of Electronic Engineering was appointed Warden of Student Hostel II.
September The 289-bed Student Hostel II was commissioned.
October The Lecture Theatre was open for use.
November The Student Union set up the Non-Residential Students' Hall.
1993
January The Sir Run Run Shaw Distinguished Visiting Scholar was philosopher Professor Richard Rorty.
May An exchange programme with University of Victoria, Canada was established.
August Dr. Peter N. S. Lee of Department of Government and Public Administration succeeded Dr. Herbert Pierson as Dean of General Education.
Mrs. Caroline Ting Chan of the English Language Teaching Unit succeeded Dr. Catherine Tang as Warden of Student Hostel I.
1994
January The Sir Run Run Shaw Distinguished Visiting Scholar was Chinese social anthropologist Professor Fei Xiaotong.
February Professor C.N. Chen retired from the position of College Head. Professor Yeung Yue-man of the Department of Geography, Faculty of Social Science, was appointed College Head.
May The exhibition gallery of the Lecture Theatre was open for use and the first art exhibition was held.
August Dr. Fung Ka-yiu of the Department of Decision Sciences and Managerial Economics, Faculty of Business Administration, succeeded Dr. Oliver C. S. Choy as Warden of Student Hostel II.
1995
January The Sir Run Run Shaw Distinguished Visiting Scholar was translation theorist Dr. Eugene A. Nida.
August Dr. Michael S.C. Tam of the Department of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, succeeded Dr. John H.K. Yeung as Dean of Students.
October The College was subsidized by the University Grants Committee to build an extension to Student Hostel II.
1996
January The Sir Run Run Shaw Distinguished Visiting Scholar was geographer Professor Akin Ladipo Mabogunje.
February The annual cultural event Tolo Lyrics — Cantonese Operatic Songs Concert was launched.
March The tennis court located at Campus Circuit North was open for use.
April The Assembly of Fellows resolved to name the platform at which the college sign was situated Shaw Terrace.
August Mr. Tang Wing-shing of the Department of Geography, Faculty of Social Science, succeeded Dr. Fung Ka-yiu as Warden of Student Hostel II.
1997
January The Sir Run Run Shaw Distinguished Visiting Scholar was solid-state physicist Professor James W. Mayer.
March A fund-raising committee was set up. The committee was chaired by Professor G.H. Choa, Vice-Chairman of the Board of Trustees.
August Dr. Lui Tai-lok succeeded Professor Peter N.S. Lee as Dean of General Education.
December Trustee Mr. Lee Woo-sing made a generous donation to the College. In recognition of Mr. Lee's benevolence, the self-learning centre of the College was named Lee Woo Sing Self- Learning Resources Centre.
1998
January The Lee Shih Lun Tang made a generous donation to the College in memory of their late family members Mr. Lee Kuo-wei and Mr. Lee Mou for their enthusiastic support to the cause of education. In recognition of the family's benevolence, Student Hostel I of Shaw College was named Kuo Mou Hall.
An evening banquet was held to celebrate the tenth anniversary of Shaw College.
A commemorative brochure Shaw College — The First Ten Years was published.
An exchange programme with the University of Illinois in the USA was established.
August Professor K. M. Chan of the Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Science, succeeded Mr. Tang Wing-shing as Warden of Student Hostel II.
October Professor C. N. Yang spoke at the Tenth Anniversary Commemorative Lecture.
1999
January The Sir Run Run Shaw Distinguished Visiting Scholar was mathematician Professor Yau Shing-tung.
February The Yung family made a generous donation to the College in memory of Mr. Yung Fu Zung. In recognition of the family's enthusiastic support to the cause of education, the College named the new multi-function hall Fu Zung Centre.
Shaw Link, the newsletter of Shaw College, was launched.
June Professor Yau Shing-tung accepted the college invitation to be Honorary Fellow.
August Mr. Lee Woo-sing was appointed the Second Vice-Chairman of the Board of Trustees.
2000
January The Sir Run Run Shaw Distinguished Visiting Scholar was historian Professor Ho Ping-ti.
May A workshop for Shaw College students to produce a mural at the Shaw Terrace was organized by the Hong Kong Mural Society with a sponsorship from the Arts Development Council.
September A generous donation of HK$1 million was received from the Shaw Foundation for the establishment of the Shaw Foundation Student Loans.
December Trustee Mr. Lam Kin-chung made a generous donation to the College. In recognition of Mr. Lam's benevolence, the computer centre of the College was named Lam Kin-chung Computer Centre.
2001
January Professor Andrew Parkin and Professor Eden S. H. Yu were appointed Senior College Tutors.
March The Sir Run Run Shaw Distinguished Visiting Scholar was Singapore's Ambassador-At-Large Professor Tommy Koh.
August Dr. Lucy Y. F. Huang of the Department of Geography and Resource Management, Faculty of Social Science, was appointed Warden of Student Hostel II.
September The new wing of Student Hostel II was commissioned. 136 additional hostel places were provided.
The newly-constructed basketball court, adjacent to Student Hostel II, was open for use. Construction cost of the court was sponsored by Trustee Mr. Clement S. T. Fung.
November The Shaw College Alumni Association held its first tree-planting ceremony.
2002
January The Sir Run Run Shaw Distinguished Visiting Scholar was computer scientist Professor Andrew Chi-chih Yao.
The Chinese Medicinal Plants Garden of Shaw College was open to visitors. The garden was designated HERBSnSENSES after the name of a health product developed by GreaterChina Technology Limited, the company that generously sponsored the construction of the place.
October An exchange programme with Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University in Japan was established.
November The Mentorship Programme of Shaw College was launched.
December Professor G.H. Choa, First Vice-Chairman of the Board of Trustees, passed away. Professor Choa played an exceptional role in the founding and development of Shaw College.
Mr. Kwok Tsun-kee was appointed College Tutor.
2003
January The Sir Run Run Shaw Distinguished Visiting Scholar was geographer Professor Chen Shu-peng.
March The Shaw College Anti-SARS Task Force was established to handle matters in relation to the fighting against and prevention of the disease.
August Professor John Buswell was appointed Senior College Tutor.
Renovation of the College Office at Wen Lan Tang was completed.
2004
January The Sir Run Run Shaw Distinguished Visiting Scholar was Professor Zhong Nan-shan.
Professor Zhong was an expert in thoracic medicine and respiratory disease.
Trustee Mr. Daniel S. C. Koo made a generous donation to the College for the purpose of producing college publications.
The commemorative brochure Shaw College Eighteen Years of Growth and Development was published.
February Professor Yeung Yue-man retired from the position of College Head. Professor Ching Pakchung of the Department of Electronic Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, was appointed College Head.
Sir Run Run Shaw, Patron of Shaw College, made a generous donation of HK$1 million to the College to support the scholarship programme.
August Professor Hau Kit-tai of the Department of Educational Psychology, Faculty of Education, succeeded Professor Michael Tam as Dean of Students.
Professor Chan Wood-yee of the Department of Anatomy, Faculty of Medicine, succeeded Professor Ching Pak-chung as Warden of Kuo Mou Hall.
September The first Shaw Prize Lecture in Astronomy was held at the Lecture Theatre. The lecture was delivered by Professor James Peebles, Shaw Laureate in Astronomy.
ShawNet, the electronic newsletter of the College, was launched.
2005
January Dr. Tan Siu-lin Terrace, situated at the open podium of Kuo Mou Hall, was inaugurated. Construction cost of the Terrace was sponsored by college trustee Dr. Tan Siu-lin.
Professor Andrew Chi-chih Yao, Distinguished Professor-at-Large of the Chinese University, joined Shaw College.
April Co-organised with Shanghai Drama School and the Shanghai Fraternity Association Hong Kong Ltd., the College presented an exhibition on the art of Beijing opera and a Beijing opera performance.
August The College 20th Anniversary Logo Design Competition was held.
2006
January The College 20th Founder's Day Celebration Ceremony was held in the Lecture Theatre. Dr. Anthony Neoh, SC was the Guest of Honour.
The College 20th Anniversary Commemorative Volume was launched.
'Shaw Sights and Sounds', an exhibition of oil painting and poetry reading was held at the Exhibition Gallery of the Lecture Theatre with poems written by Professor Andrew Parkin, Senior College Tutor and translated by Professor Lawrence Wong. The paintings were drawn by Mr. Chan Hang.
February In appreciation of the generous donation of Mr. Che Yueh-chiao to support college development, the College named the exhibition gallery of the Lecture Theatre 'Yueh Chiao Art Gallery'.
March The Sir Run Run Shaw Distinguished Visiting Scholar was Professor Charles K. Kao, Father of Optical Fiber Communications and former Vice-Chancellor of the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Formed by plaques engraved with graduates' names, the Alumni Trail was unveiled.
'Memories of Shaw' Exhibition, one of the activities to celebrate the 20th Anniversary, was held.
August Professor Gordon W. H. Cheung of the Department of Management, Faculty of Business Administration, succeeded Professor Hau Kit-tai as Dean of Students.
September To commemorate the 70th anniversary of the death of Lu Xun, the College presented the 'Hong Kong Lu Xun Forum' with Mr. Che Yueh-chiao, Trustee, Mr. Zhou Guanghui and Shaoxing Residents' Association as co-organizers.
The Shaw Prize Lecture in Astronomy was held at the Lecture Theatre. The lecture was delivered by Professor Saul Perlmutter, Professor Adam Riess and Professor Brian Schmidt, Shaw Laureates.
Mr. Donald Tsang, Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, delivered the a lecture at College Assembly.
2007
January The 21st Founder's Day Celebration Ceremony was held with Sir C. K. Chow, Chief Executive Officer of MTR Corporation, Trustee as well as Council member as the Guest of Honour.
February Professor Jessica Y. Y. Kwong of the Department of Marketing, Faculty of Business Administration, succeeded Mrs. Caroline Chan as Warden of Kuo Mou Hall.
April The Band Room was open for use. It is the first and only band room in the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
September With the generous support of Mr. Lee Woo-sing, Vice-Chairman of the Board of Trustees, the Lee Woo Sing Self-Learning Resource Centre was converted to become Lee Woo Sing Hong Kong History Resource Centre. Professor Ho Pui-yin, Department of History, was appointed Centre Director.
Professor Robert J. Lefkowitz, Shaw Laureate in Life Sciences and Medicine, presented the Shaw Prize Lecture.
Professor Deborah Davis, Professor of Sociology, Yale University was the Sir Run Run Shaw Distinguished Visiting Scholar.
Professor Tuan Chyau, Department of Decision Sciences and Managerial Economics, was appointed Senior College Tutor.
November Mr. John Tsang, Financial Secretary of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, was the guest speaker of a College Assembly.
2008
January The 22nd Founder's Day Celebration Ceremony was held in the Lecture Theatre. Mrs. Rita Fan, Chairman of the Legislative Council, was the Guest of Honour.
A fund-raising committee was established under the Board of Trustees. Ms Kelly K. Y. Cheng, Trustee, was appointed chairperson of the Committee.
February Professor Joseph J. S. Sung, Associate Dean (General Affairs), Faculty of Medicine and Professor of Medicine and Therapeutics, succeeded Professor Ching Pak-chung as College Head.
August Mr. Lee Woo-sing was appointed First Vice-Chairman and Mr. Clement S. T. Fung Second Vice-Chairman of the Board of Trustees.
Professor Ho Pui-yin of the Department of History, was appointed Dean of General Education.
Introduced by College Head, the college slogan 'Excellence with a soul, Leadership with a heart' echoed the college motto.
Spatial re-organization and major renovation of Kuo Mou Hall completed. The Project was subsidized by the University Grants Committee.
September Shaw Laureates in Mathematical Sciences, Professor Vladimir Arnold and Professor Ludwig Faddeev presented the Shaw Prize Lecture.
The College introduced a series of high table dinners. Speakers with unique life experiences were invited to share with students and teachers. The first speaker of the series was Mr. Ching Cheong.
November The Honourable Wong Yan-lung, SC, Secretary for Justice of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, delivered a guest lecture at College Assembly.
Professor Chen Char-nie and Professor Yeung Yue-man were appointed Honorary Fellows.
2009
January The 23rd Founder's Day Celebration Ceremony was held with Professor Yeung Yue-man as the Guest of Honour. Professor Yeung is the Emeritus Professor of Geography and Honorary Fellow of the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
March The first Shaw College Alumni Day was held. It was officiated by Professor Joseph Sung, College Head and Dr. Dexter Leung, President of Shaw College Alumni Association.
April Professor Xu Guanhua, Academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences and Former Minister of Science and Technology, was the Sir Run Run Shaw Distinguished Visiting Scholar.
An exchange programme with the University of Seoul in Korea was established.
August Mr. Hardy S.C. Tsoi, former Arts Administrator, was appointed College Tutor.
Professor Freedom Y.K. Leung of the Department of Psychology, Faculty of Social Science, succeeded Professor Gordon W. H. Cheung as Dean of Students.
September Spatial re-organization and major renovation of amenity facilities completed. A new indoor sports hall, student and staff canteens and upgraded sports facilities were available. The project was subsidized by the University Grants Committee and largely supported by trustees of the College.
The Honourable Henry Y. Y. Tang, Chief Secretary for Administration of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, delivered a guest lecture at College Assembly
October Professor Frank H. Shu, Shaw Laureate in Astronomy, delivered the Shaw Prize Lecture.
November Professor Cheung Kwong-yue, former professor of Department of Chinese Language and Literature, was appointed Senior College Tutor.
2010
January The 24th Founder's Day Celebration Ceremony was held with Professor Arthur K.C. Li, Emeritus Professor of Surgery and former Vice-Chancellor of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, as the Guest of Honour.
Professor Christopher Lam, former professor of the Department of Chemical Pathology was appointed Senior College Tutor.
February Mr. Jeremy Hobbs, Executive Director of Oxfam International, was Sir Run Run Shaw Distinguished Visiting Scholar.
April Professor D. C. Lau, Senior College Tutor and Senior Advisor to the Board of Trustees, passed away. Since joining Shaw College in 1986, Professor Lau had served in various key positions and made distinguished contributions to the development of college.
July Professor Andrew C. F. Chan, professor of the Department of Marketing of the Faculty of Business Administration, was appointed College Head.
August Professor Winton W. T. Au of the Department of Psychology, was appointed Dean of General Education.
September Major renovation of the Lecture Theatre completed. The project was subsidized by the University Grants Committee and the University.
Kick-off Ceremony for Silver Jubilee Celebration was held at the Inauguration Assembly.
The 'Thursday Dinners with Chi-fai' series started. The Dinner was hosted by Professor Andrew C. F. Chan, College Head, for students, teachers and alumni to exchange on various topics.
Professor David Julius, Shaw Laureate in Life Science and Medicine, presented the Shaw Prize Lecture.
October Alumni Dr. Dexter Y. L. Leung and Dr. Simon S. M. Ng were selected as two of the Ten Outstanding Young Persons 2010.
November Dr. the Honourable Leung Chun-ying, Convenor, Non-official Members of the Executive Council, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, delivered a guest lecture at College Assembly.
The unveiling ceremony for the statue of Dr. Sun Yat-sen was held. The statue was donated by Dr. Lily S. F. Sun, granddaughter of Dr. Sun Yat-sen.
2011
January Mr. Peter T. S. Wong, Chief Executive Officer of the Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited, was the Guest of Honour of the Silver Jubilee Celebration Ceremony. The Celebration Dinner was held on the same day at the Harbour Grand Hong Kong.
Silver Jubilee commemorative publication and video were produced.
Ceremony for the Naming of Yat-sen Hall and the Academic Seminar to Mark the Centenary of Xinhai Revolution were held in appreciation of the generous donation from Dr. Lam Kin-chung, Senior Advisor of the Board of Trustees, and Dr. Ho Hauwong.
Professor Harry Lewis of Harvard University was Sir Run Run Shaw Distinguished Visiting Scholar.
April Sir Run Run Shaw, the College Patron and Lady Mona Shaw, made a magnanimous donation of HK$68 million (equivalent to 1,445,000 ordinary shares of Television Broadcasts Limited) to the College. An endowment fund was set up to support scholarships and bursaries for students.
Professor Hsu Baysung, Senior Advisor of the Board of Trustees, passed away. Professor Hsu was the Vice-Chairman of the Planning Committee, then member of the Board of Trustees and Chairman of the Finance Committee of the Board.
June Professor Lui Tai-lok, former professor of Department of Sociology, was appointed Senior College Tutor. Mrs. Lui Chan Lai-chee and Mr. Chan Hoi-fung were appointed College Tutors.
July The inaugural 'World Youth Leaders Forum' was held with the theme 'Re-shaping the Post-crisis World Order'.
August Professor Wong Hung of the Department of Social Work, Faculty of Social Science, succeeded Professor Jessica Y. Y. Kwong as Warden of Kuo Mou Hall.
September Professor Ma Lin retired from the Board of Trustees after serving as the Chairman of the Board for twenty-five years since the College was established in 1986.
Professor Ma Lin was appointed Senior Advisor of the Board of Trustees.
Mr. Clement S. T. Fung succeeded Professor Ma Lin as Chairman of the Board of Trustees.
A Memorandum of Understanding on establishing the Li Dak Sum Academic Exchange Fund for Collaboration was signed between Ningbo University and the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) for students from Ningbo University and CUHK to take part in exchange programmes.
October Dr. the Honourable Rita L. T. Fan Hsu, Member of the Standing Committee of the Eleventh National People's Congress of the People's Republic of China, delivered a guest lecture at College Assembly.
November Mr. Hamen S. H. Fan, Honorary Treasurer, was concurrently appointed Second Vice-Chairman of the Board of Trustees.
December Mr. Lee Woo-sing, First Vice-Chairman of the Board of Trustees, was conferred the degree of Doctor of Social Science, honoris causa, by the University.
The Works Commencement Ceremony for Huen Wing Ming Building was held and officiated by Mr. Patrick W. M. Huen and his family members, Professor Joseph Sung, Mr. Clement S.T. Fung and Professor Andrew C. F. Chan.
2012
January The 26th Founder's Day Celebration Ceremony was held with Ms. Christine M. S. Fang, Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Council of Social Service, as the Guest of Honour.
February Professor David C. L. Liu, William Mong Honorary Chair Professor of Computer Science, Tsing Hua University, Taiwan, was the Sir Run Run Shaw Distinguished Visiting Scholar.
May Mr. Clement S.T. Fung, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, was conferred Honorary Fellowship by the University.
July Dr. Lee Woo-sing became Senior Advisor of Board of Trustees upon his retirement from the Board as a member.
Professor Woody W. Y. Chan of the School of Biomedical Sciences and Professor Justin C. Y. Wu of the Department of Medicine and Therapeutics of the Faculty of Medicine were appointed Associate Heads.
Professor John H.K. Yeung of the School of Biomedical Sciences, passed away. Professor Yeung was Warden of Kuo Mou Hall, Dean of Students and a member the Board of Trustees.
August Professor Ngai Ngan-pun, Professor Michael S. C. Tam, Professor Norman Y. S. Woo, professors of the Department of Social Work, School of Biomedical Sciences and School of Life Sciences respectively were appointed Senior College Tutors.
September Ms Fong Yim-fun, renowned actress of Cantonese opera who earned the title of "Queen of Actress" made a generous donation of HK$3 million to Shaw College for promoting the art of Cantonese opera.
Professor Jane Luu and Professor David C. Jewitt, Shaw Laureates in Astronomy, presented the Shaw Prize Lecture.
October Mr. Lee Chu-ming Martin, Founding Chairman of the Democratic Party, delivered a guest lecture at College Assembly.
November The Honourable Mrs. Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, Chief Secretary of Administration of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, delivered a guest lecture at College Assembly
2013
January The 27th Founder's Day Celebration Ceremony was held with The Hon. Mr. Justice Barnabas Fung, Court of First Instance, High Court of Hong Kong as the Guest of Honour.
March Professor Richard J. Davidson, Founder and Chair of the Center for Investigating Healthy Minds, University of Wisconsin-Madison, was the Sir Run Run Shaw Distinguished Visiting Scholar
August Professor Lee Kin-hong of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering and Mr. Terence C. W. Chan, former University Bursar, were appointed Senior College Tutors.
Mr. Ho Sai-hau Simon of the Centre of Learning Enhancement and Research was appointed College Tutor.
Professor Thomas K. C. Tse of Department of Educational Administration and Policy, Faculty of Education was appointed Dean of General Education.
The College launched its Facebook page.
Professor Tsao King-kwun of the Department of Government and Public Adminstration was appointed Senior College Tutor.
September Professor Jeffrey C. Hall, Professor Michael Rosbach and Professor Michael W. Young, Shaw Laureates in Life Science and Medicine, presented the Shaw Prize Lecture.
October Mr. Tsang Yok-sing, President of the Legislative Council, delivered a guest lecture at College Assembly.
December The Opening Ceremony of Huen Wing Ming Building Multi-Purpose Learning Centre was held. The ceremony was officiated by Mr. Huen Wing-ming and his family members; Professor Joseph Sung, Vice-Chancellor; Mr. Clement Fung, Chairman of Board of Trustees; Professor Andrew C. F. Chan, College Head; and Mr. Nelson Lo, President of Executive Committee of Shaw College Student Union.
2014
January Sir Run Run Shaw, Patron, passed away at the age of 107.
The 28th Founder's Day Celebration Ceremony was held with Dr. Ko Wing-man, Secretary of Food and Health of HKSAR Government, as the Guest of Honour.
Mrs. Anson Chan, Former Chief Secretary for Administration of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, delivered a guest lecture at College Assembly.
February Professor Daisy L. Hung, Professor, Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, Central University, Taiwan, was the Sir Run Run Shaw Distinguished Visiting Scholar.
August The Opening Ceremony for The Fong Yim Fun Art Gallery was held. Ms Fong Yim-fun, Professor Joseph Sung, Vice-Chancellor of the Chinese University and Professor Andrew C. F. Chan, Head of Shaw College officiated at the Ceremony.
September Professor George Lusztig, Shaw Laureate in Mathematical Sciences, presented the Shaw Prize Lecture.
December Professor Andrew Ng, Chief Scientist of Baidu and Co-founder of Coursera, was the Sir Run Run Shaw Distinguished Visiting Scholar.
2015
January The 29th Founder's Day Celebration Ceremony was held with Dr. Stephen Fisher, Director General of Oxfam Hong Kong and Member of the Commission on Poverty, as the Guest of Honour.
May Strategic partnership with the International Association of Facilitators Hong Kong was esablished.
August Professor Gwendolyn Gong of the Department of English and Professor Leung Wing-por of the Department of Chemistry were appointed Senior College Tutors.