10th Year Anniversary!

HKU’s Common Core celebrated our 10th Anniversary throughout April and May 2022. The Celebration featured events on Critical Zones and Undergraduate Transdisciplinary Research; the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs); the CC Digital Exhibition Villa; Transdisciplinary Musings on Money! Money? Money! and An Afternoon at the Movies; enhancing CVs and Interviewing Skills; Gaming and the Metaverse; and International Student Exchanges. To wrap things up and to point toward the next 10 years, Professor Matt Sparke presented a Distinguished Lecture analyzing the crises of (de)globalization and how we might all develop our needed capacities for Future Readiness.

We are very much looking forward to the next 10 years of the Common Core’s Adventures in Learning!

Send us your very best ideas for student, campus, and partner learning possibilities and don’t forget: Engage~Experiment~Enjoy!

Happy Birthday to the Common Core
Common Core 10th Anniversary Events Highlights
Event Facilitator/ Speakers Recordings
April 21, Thursday
Panel Discussion: Transdisciplinary Undergraduate Research – Critical Zones Moderator: Mr Ian Paolo Villareal, Common Core, HKU HKU Student Peer Mentors Video
Showcase and Discussion: Learning Game Design in the Common Core Moderators: Mr Vince Siu, CEO of Press Start Academy Dr Jack Tsao, Common Core, HKU HKU Student Researchers Video
Student Workshop: Students-for-Change- The SDGs and Hong Kong’s Daily Life Facilitator: Ms Benita Chick, Founder and CEO of Encompass Hong Kong Video
Virtual Tour – Common Core Digital Exhibition Villa Faciliators: Mr Matthew Pryor and Ms Lynn Lin, Department of Landscape Architecture, HKU Video
Seminar – Communication! Future Readiness across Digital, Visual, Writing, and Speaking Literacies. Dr Michelle Raquel and Mr Simon Boynton, Centre for Applied English Studies, HKU Ms Nicole Tavares, Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Education, HKU Dr Evan Pickett, Lecturer, Faculty of Science, HKU (Co-organised with CETL’s Teaching and Learning Festival 2022)
HKU Horizons Experience Award 2021-22: Screening of Winning Videos Presented by: Prof Ian Holliday, Vice-President and Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Teaching and Learning), HKU Prof Gray Kochhar-Lindgren, Common Core, HKU Video
Student Workshop – Community of Practice Session: The Value of Virtual Exchanges and Internships Facilitators: Dr Julian Paenke, Liberal Arts and Natural Sciences, The University of Birmingham Dr Jack Tsao, Common Core, HKU
Seminar and Panel Discussion – An Afternoon at the Movies: Thinking through Film Speakers: Dr Esther CM Yau, Department of Comparative Literature, HKU Mr Nik Ettel, Faculty of Architecture, HKUHosted by Prof Gina Marchetti, Department of Comparative Literature, HKU and Prof Gray Kochhar-Lindgren, Common Core, HKU Video
Student Workshop – Enhancing your CV Building and Interview Skills Facilitators: Ms Colleen Chung & Mr Sunny Kong, HKU Management Trainee Video
May 12, Thursday
Seminar – Roblox and the Metaverse Speaker: Mr John Huen, Founder and CEO of Koding Kingdom Video
May 16, Monday
Seminar and Panel Discussion – Money! Money? Money! Transdisciplinary Crossings and TransRational Cash Speakers: Dr Tom McDonald,  Department of Sociology, HKU Dr Monica Steinberg, School of Modern Languages and Cultures, HKU Prof Jin Li, HKU Business School Hosted by Prof Gray Kochhar-Lindgren, Common Core, HKU
May 18, Wednesday
Distinguished Lecture: Looking Forward to the Next 10 Years Speaker: Prof Matt Sparke, Executive Director of Global and Community Health, University of California, Santa CruzIn Conversation with: Prof Ian Holliday, Vice-President and Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Teaching and Learning), HKU Prof Gray Kochhar-Lindgren, Director of Common Core, HKU Video

Special Exhibitions

Common Core Villa hosts artwork, videos, posters, or other works from the curriculum and co-curricular projects.

The virtual exhibit will formally run from 27 April to 20 May 2022.

Looking to test your knowledge of the Common Core? Come take our trivia quiz! We’ve got some challenging questions that will really put you to the test.

So what are you waiting for?

Celebration Virtual Background/ Wallpapers

For further enquiries, do not hesitate to contact us at commoncore@hku.hk.