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Connecting the Dots

‘You can't connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future.’ ~ Steve Jobs

Jobs’ signature smart phone celebrated its 10th anniversary recently;  and it has transformed many aspects of our lives.  We are living in a hyper-connected world and yet we can be so disconnected.

GE has been curating holistic programmes for co-curricular learning in support of HKU’s vision of ‘3+1 Is’.  We try to provide some links and directions for the dots you’ve come across or some nearby that you might have overlooked. So let’s refresh and start with one tiny dot.

The Personal Inspirations Series serves as a mirror to look at matters of life and death, dreams and realities, philosophies and practices.

Happy 2gether has been facilitating many fun-filled learning and mingling along internationalistion at home where we have over 100 different origins of students.  From Weeks of Welcome to Early Bird Party; from Gatherland gatherings and salons to various city and countryside field trips;  the sky’s the limit.  You are more than welcome to join our Student Team GEST to become curators and many other creative posts to let your talents shine.

We Are the World provides a platform of interdisciplinary study of local, regional, and global issues.  Like the programmes of Our World of the United Nations University, universal values, human dignity, and the future are widely and deeply explored.  You might askthese questions: What’s next? Where are we heading in the face of the nuclear threats and political turmoil?
Shockingly and sadly, dehumanising problems such as slavery and sexual assaults are still common in the 21st century.

The #MeToo Movement was hitting the headlines from the US to HK and elsewhere when we were curating the programmes. This group of silence breakers was also chosen as Time’s‘Person of the Year’ 2017.  We feel the grave urge to enhance our programmes along this line in the timeframe of this semester, One Billion Rising (Feb 14 - Mar 8) and International Women’s Day (Mar 8).
‘…It’s true we’ll make a better day just you and me…’

2018 also marks the 40th anniversary of the Open Door Policy of China.  We will collaborate with Common Core Plus (CC+) for another series, ‘Welcome to China’ to probe into the pulse of the rising country.

Seeds are dots sown everywhere, waiting to germinate and blossom.

In the field of Sustainability, our Rooftop Farm has a new offshoot - the HKU Herb Garden - located near the 2/F entrance of the Main Library, which will further enrich our programmes.  You can join our farmers’ team to get the first hand experience.  Please also check out our annual Earth Day/ Month events.

F:A:C:E: (Fascinating Arts and Cultural Experiences) continues to offer creative and innovative encounters with masters and experts in various areas.  Two Mentorship Programmes spanning from the last semester, one for the performing arts and the other for documentaries about Hong Kong, will showcase the talents of our students.  The annual tribute to our dear late poet Yasi (也斯) will also spin off a range of literary and immersive activities.

Last but not least, this is not just an activity book of connecting the dots, nor is it about Tom Edison’s Connect the Dots Theory or quantum dots; these interest and passion driven learning opportunities would hopefully be your dots or links that you will find precious in the years to come.  And, if you are struggling with anything in your life right now, there is a ‘Dot Theory’ saying that it’s just a tiny little dot in the scope of eternity.