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港大附屬學院 HKUSPACE CC

January 16 at 17:10pm

It is with deep sadness that the College is announcing the passing of our former English Domain Coordinator Professor Mimi Chan (陳張美美) who left us on 6 January 2018 at the age of 76 after suffering from complications caused by Parkinson’s disease. Professor Chan, former Head and Honorary Professor of the Department of English of HKU, joined the College in 2001 to head the English domain until 2011 when she was awarded the title of Distinguished Professor Emeritus. During her term, the College as well as the domain flourished vigorously in size and strength. Among the various English courses developed, Mimi taught some of her literary favourites such as Macbeth and The Joy Luck Club in Introduction to Literature in English and Introductory Stylistics on the first local sub-degree specializing in English Studies. In addition to all the English courses, lecturers led by Mimi joined hands in setting up a range of activities outside the classroom to produce an environment rich in English speaking which was conducive to more fruitful learning. The endeavor was very well rewarded as reflected in the remarks consistently given by university colleagues that HKU SPACE CC graduates were generally more proficient and confident in their use of English when compared with other sub-degree counterparts. Mimi will be forever dearly remembered by her colleagues and students, for her witty humor, eloquent oratory skills, approachable personality, kind mentoring approach and impeccable sense of style. The College offers our deepest condolences to Mimi’s husband, Mr. Thomas Chan Siu Kam, and their children. A vigil will start at 4 pm and a memorial ceremony at 8 pm on 20 January 2018 (Saturday) at the Hong Kong Funeral Home at 679 King’s Road, North Point, Hong Kong. The funeral will be held at 10:30 am on 21 January 2018 (Sunday). To know more about Mimi's accomplishments before joining the College, please visit https://goo.gl/ZyfjSZ.

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