DreamCatchers is HKU's entrepreneurship initiative - consisting of forums, mixers, events, hub and portal - covering all tech, biz, social, cultural and media spheres. Cross sectors and cross generations of students, alumni, friends old and new and people with passion and determination are welcome to participate, join and contribute!

DreamCatchers initiative is currently driven by 4 curators and supported by staff of TTO and DAAO, who firmly believe innovation and entrepreneurship are essential for the future of the University and for Hong Kong.


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Prof Paul Y S Cheung
(Curator and Convenor)

Professor in Electrical & Electronic Engineering
The University of Hong Kong

Paul Cheung is Professor in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering and former Associate VP(Research), Director of TTO and Dean of Engineering at HKU.

Professor Cheung received his B.Sc.(Eng) and Ph.D. degrees from the Imperial College of Science and Technology, University of London, both in Electrical Engineering, in 1973 and 1978 respectively.

He is one of the four original Founders that started DreamCatchers at HKU, and is an ardent driver of innovation and entrepreneurship culture at HKU. He started the Entrepreneurship Academy, the non-credit, free annual entrepreneurship training program @ HKU since 2010.


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Prof Yuen-Ying Chan (Curator)
Professor and Former Director
Journalism and Media Study Centre
The University of Hong Kong


Yuen Ying Chan is a journalist, journalism professor, and media consultant. From 1999 to 2016, she served as the founding director of the Journalism and Media Studies Centre at The University of Hong Kong, a teaching and research department offering professional education, undergraduate and graduate degree programmes.

Under her leadership, the JMSC has become the hub of pan-Asian journalism serving to promoting journalism standards, freedom of expression and digital innovation. The JMSC is a pioneer in the teaching of convergent media, data journalism and media entrepreneurship.

Prior to joining HKU in 1998, Chan spent 23 years working as a reporter and editor in New York City. She consults often for Chinese and international media organisations and serves on the Board of Directors of the Media Development Investment Fund. Chan has retired from the JMSC in August 2016 and is plotting her life after.
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Prof Bernadette Tsui (Curator)
Director of Development and Alumni Affairs Office
Hon. Professor in Politics and Public Administration
The University of Hong Kong

Bernadette is Director of Development and Alumni Affairs Office (DAA) and Honorary Professor of Practice in the Department of Politics and Public Administration. Bernadette has worked in institutional advancement for 20 years and has authored the book on philanthropy and fundraising, “The City with a Heart - Stories of Giving from Hong Kong and Hong Kong University”. She has taught fundraising for the MFA program at the Hong Kong Academy for the Performing Arts. She is a Member of the Asia-Pacific Advisory Council of CASE (Council for Advancement and Support of Education, headquartered in Washington DC) since 2013.

Bernadette received her BA and MPhil degrees in drama from The University of Hong Kong, and pursued theatre studies at New York University. She began her career as a stage director, worked in arts management then television and radio before joining the university as staff. She writes a regular column for the Hong Kong Economic Journal.

She is currently Executive Director of The University of Hong Kong Foundation for Education Development & Research, and Director of Development & Alumni Affairs Office at HKU. As a forerunner in the field, Bernadette is frequently invited to speak on philanthropic studies, nonprofit management, civil society and fundraising in the Region.
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Dr Eugenie Leung (Curator)
Dean of Student Affairs
Hon. Associate Professor in Psychology
The University of Hong Kong

Eugenie is currently Dean of Student Affairs and Honorary Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology.

She joined the HKU in 2006 as Director of Counselling and Person Enrichment, CEDARS. She leads the student counselling services, comprehensive support for students with Special Educational Needs, and developing person enrichment programmes.

She got her B.Soc.Sc. and M.Soc.Sc. degrees in Psychology from The University of Hong Kong, and her Ph.D. from The Chinese University of Hong Kong. She started the first decade of her career as a clinical psychologist in the correctional services in Hong Kong and Canada, and then the second decade in the Hospital Authority. She has authored 14 psychology public education books on relationships and mental health, and is still an active e-newspaper columnist on psychological issues. She is keen to collaborate with community partners and the university family on promotion of psychological well-being, diversity and inclusion.
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Monica Wong (Staff)
Assist Director (Alumni Affairs)
Development and Alumni Affairs Office
The University of Hong Kong

Monica has lived and worked in Hong Kong, Germany and USA. Worked in a broad spectrum of projects based in different countries, including aircraft financing, procurement, new ventures in Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland, B2B start-up in Dallas and marketing communications in Hong Kong.

She brought along extensive management experience and interpersonal effectiveness to join the Development & Alumni Affairs Office in HKU in 2004. During the past decade, she developed and enhanced worldwide alumni networks, convened global conferences in various countries, coordinated the publishing of a book on Mentorship, developed volunteer programmes and organised innumerable talks, luncheons, seminars and ceremonies, including HKU's first entrepreneurship focal event DreamCatchers.
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Laurence Tang (Staff)
Project Officer (DreamCatchers)
The University of Hong Kong

Laurence Tang joined HKU in 2014 righter after his graduation and he is currently the Project Officer of Technology Transfer Office, responsible for the DreamCatchers prgoramme and other entrepreneurship and innovation initiatives in HKU. Meanwhile, he is the Resident Tutor of HKU University Hall, taking care of the morale and welfare of the residents.

Laurence was the President of Hong Kong University Students’ Union and HKU Council member in 2013. He received his BSocSc degree in Politics and Public Administration and Social Policy and Community Building from The University of Hong Kong in 2015.
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Taurus Yip (Staff)
Project Assistant (DreamCatchers)
The University of Hong Kong

Taurus served as the Current Affairs Secretary of Hong Kong University Students Union from 2013 to 2014. He got his BA degree in Japanese Studies and Chinese History and Culture from The University of Hong Kong in 2015. He is also a swimming coach and an instructor of Hong Kong Adventure Corps.

In 2015, Taurus co-founded Watershed (fb.com/WatershedHK) with his friends. Watershed is an independent civic organisation which constitutes of young academics, professionals and tertiary students with a mission of promoting awareness of Hong Kong history and culture. Watershed organizes seminars and guided tours regularly.





DreamCatcher
/ˈdriːmkatʃə/ Noun [C]

1. A small hoop containing a horsehair mesh decorated with feathers and beads, believed by American Indians to give its owner good dreams.

2. HKU’s newly launched Entrepreneurship series – forums, mixers, events, hub and portal – covering all tech, biz, social, cultural and media spheres. Cross sectors and cross generations of students, alumni, friends old and new and people with passion and determination!