Miss Ariel Wen Shares Journey at CUHK’s Faculty of Arts Outstanding Teaching Award and Dean’s List Presentation Ceremony 2022-2023

25 March 2024

On March 23, 2024, The Chinese University of Hong Kong’s Faculty of Arts hosted its prestigious Outstanding Teaching Award and Dean’s List Presentation Ceremony for the academic year 2022-2023. Held at the Lee Shau Kee Building, the event was a celebratory occasion honouring academic excellence and pedagogical achievement. Prof. Max Tang, the Dean of the Faculty, inaugurated the ceremony with an opening address, followed by an inspiring address from the Guest of Honour. The highlight of the event included the presentation of the Outstanding Teaching Award for 2023, accompanied by an insightful sharing session from the award’s recipient. In recognition of exemplary academic performance, the Dean’s List for the academic year 2022-23 was announced, featuring a sharing session from Miss Ariel Wen, a year four student of S.H. Ho College majoring in English.

Ariel began her speech by referring to the “Warrior’s Quest to Slay the Dragon” trope and shared her own story as an English major student. Expressing her love for public speaking, she shared her journey of overcoming fears and embracing writing as a tool for self-expression. Words have transformative power and studying at the Faculty of Arts enabled her to understand this. She also expressed gratitude for the valuable lessons learned from professors in various fields, and emphasized the importance of dedication, patience, effective communication and embracing change. In closing, she addressed her fellow students to be their own storytellers and embrace their uniqueness.

The ceremony concluded with Prof. Max Tang presenting a souvenir to the Guest of Honour and a commemorative photo-taking session, capturing the spirit of academic excellence and communal achievements at CUHK.

Categories: Awards and Honours