Lingnan Institute of Further Education (LIFE) Inauguration Ceremony & Orientation was held successfully on 29 August 2017 at Chan Tak Tai Auditorium, Lingnan University, to welcome all new students of LIFE.
Officiated by Professor Leonard Cheng, President of Lingnan University, Professor Joshua Mok, Vice-President of Lingnan University and Mr. Simon Ip, JP, Chairman of Board of Governors of CCLU & LIFE, the Inauguration was kicked off with the National and Lingnan University Anthems. Professor Leonard Cheng welcomed all freshmen to the Lingnan University and hoped they could make the most out of the learning support and resources here. Mr. Simon Ip, JP encouraged students to be persistent. Last but not least, Dr. Raymond Ng introduced the senior management and academic staff to all new students.
At the orientation session after the ceremony, four-time winner of the Asian Rock Climbing Championships, Mr. Lai Chi Wai, shared his extraordinary experience after suffering a motorcycle accident that left him paralyzed from the waist down. Instead of wallowing in misery, he decided he would not allow adversity to stop him from pursuing his dream. He strapped himself to his wheelchair, relying on the strength of his upper body and his unbeatable determination and endurance, he climbed to the top of Lion Rock last year. His encouraging story could motivate our freshmen on goal setting and enhance their resilience towards adversity.
After the orientation session, a series of activities including introduction of teaching resources, student activities and counseling service and programme introduction sessions were arranged for all freshmen to prepare them for a new journey at LIFE.