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Address: 11/F, Faculty of Social Sciences, The Jockey Club Tower, Centennial Campus, The University of Hong Kong
Office Hours: Monday – Friday 9:00am – 1:00pm; 2:00pm – 6:00pm
Experiential Learning Team
Ms Elsa Lam
Director of Experiential Learning
Elsa Lam began her career as a journalist in Hong Kong and later devoted herself for more than a decade to poverty alleviation in China and Vietnam with World Vision, where she was Head of Operations Department and Sponsorship Director at different times. Before joining HKU, she brought her expertise in monitoring and evaluation in the social development programme to the private forestry sector where she specialised in social compliance, sustainability, and stakeholder engagement issues.
Elsa received a degree in Journalism and Communication from The Chinese University of Hong Kong, an LLM in Law in Development from the University of Warwick as a British Chevening Scholar and a Master of Public Administration from Harvard University as a Mason Fellow. Her research interests focus on ethical community engagement and leadership.
Mr Tony Chow
Tony is an Assistant Lecturer in the Experiential Learning team at the Faculty of Social Sciences. Previously worked as a teaching staff at HKBU Education Studies and HKU Psychiatry, Tony designed and taught psychology and common core courses related to service leadership, genetics, and human behaviors and civilization. He is also involved in interdisciplinary research projects about positive youth development, holistic competencies, special education needs, social inclusion, learning community, and health. His research focused particularly on the development of socio-emotional competencies (i.e., psychological resilience) among emerging adults. As a trained counselor in emotion-focused therapy, Tony aims to inspire students to develop critical awareness in acknowledging and effective communication skills in expressing their emotions eloquently.
Miss Joyce Fung
Joyce Fung holds a Bachelor of Social Sciences and a Master of Philosophy from The University of Hong Kong. After graduating, she gained diverse experiences as a management trainee, research assistant, and teaching assistant. Joyce is also the co-founder of Free Periods Hong Kong, a registered charity dedicated to addressing period poverty. Her passion for menstrual education and combating period poverty originated from her Sociology final-year capstone project at HKU. Additionally, Joyce has worked for a Hong Kong-based NGO that promotes equality and empowerment for women of diverse races, where she spearheaded a micro-funding community programme.
During her time as a teaching assistant and research assistant at HKU, Joyce contributed to delivering and administering Common Core courses, developing learning management systems, creating knowledge exchange materials, and assisting in research on holistic competency and experiential learning. Her interests encompass sexuality and gender education, inclusivity for individuals with diverse abilities, and facilitating community mutual-support practices.
Ms Nicole Lai
Assistant Lecturer (E-learning and Development Specialist)
Nicole is the Assistant Lecturer (E-learning and development specialist) at the Faculty of Social Sciences. She truly believes creativity flourishes when disciplines intersect. With her background in English Studies and Literary and Comparative Studies, she had experience working at HKU and the HKUST in the fields of digital literacies, internationalization of Higher Education, intercultural studies, holistic competency, future-readiness, virtual teaching and learning, graduate teaching assistants training program, and professional development in teaching and learning. She is currently working on experiential learning e-learning development and training, course e-learning enhancement within the Faculty, Communication-intensive Courses initiative, and teaching BASC3100 Transformative Learning and Experiential Integration in International Contexts. Apart from revamping courses, developing e-modules, gamifying learning and teaching, creating videos and designing works, she is also passionate about writing poems and mental wellbeing.