AY2022-23 Semester 2 saw face-to-face service-learning and TriAngle@CISL events resume on full blast. Seeing our students engage with the communities in person and make a positive impact has been truly inspiring! Capacity building activities and community partnerships also sharply increased – a testament to the passion and dedication of our students, staff and partners.

And what better way to cap off such a bustling semester than with CISL’s 5th Anniversary celebration! We couldn’t be more grateful for the opportunity to reflect on what we have achieved together and to celebrate with our community partners, local and non-local practitioners, students, instructors and colleagues!

This e-Newsletter also features the semester’s highlights, including a new service-learning course where undergraduate and postgraduate students from the Department of Translation, Interpreting and Intercultural Studies (TIIS) worked together to deliver language services. We are also proud to showcase a community project led by a student of the Academy of Visual Arts (AVA). The project created an open space for locals and migrant domestic helpers to collaborate, understand and support each other.

SL Courses Semester Recap

CISL’s 5th Anniversary

We began our full operation in 2018. To mark the occasion, a two-day celebration themed Transforming through Service & Innovation: CISL 5th Anniversary Celebration was held in TriAngle on 7-8 June 2023. The Anniversary events attracted over 150 HKBU staff, students, community partners and service-learning and social innovation practitioners from overseas.

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HIST3106 Current Issues in Hong Kong and China 
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POLS4246 Topics in European Politics 
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TRAN4046 Placement Portfolio I / TRA7620 Business Interpreting
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From Service-Learning to Social Innovation:
A Student’s Community Art Project with Migrant Helpers

A highlight of Semester 2 was a community project by Angelique (“Lyka”) Santos, a graduating student from the Academy of Visual Arts (AVA). Entitled “The Essence of Sundays”, Lyka’s project brought art to migrant domestic helpers through bi-weekly, interactive activities in the streets of Hong Kong from March to May 2023. In Semester 1, Lyka took the service-learning course VART4126 Special Topics in Visual Arts Studies: Curatorial Practices, which helped prepare her to conceptualise and implement her community art project. Lyka’s project was supported by TriAngle@CISL’s Social Innovation Kick-start Fund.

Social Innovation Kick-start Fund 
HKBU students can apply for kick-start funds ranging from HKD2,000 to HKD30,000, to develop social innovation projects, scale up existing projects, or start an NGO or social enterprise.
For application inquiries, please contact Nick through WhatsApp at 3411 7233 or email at nicholasooi@hkbu.edu.hk.

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