Wong Yuk-shan

Professor Wong Yuk-shan, BBS, JP (Chinese: 黃玉山; born 1950) is a Hong Kong politician and academic. He is the incumbent president of the Open University of Hong Kong, a Hong Kong deputy of the National People's Congress of China and its member of the Committee of the Hong Kong Basic Law.

BiographyEdit

Mr Wong born in Hong Kong, his ancestral home is Fujian province, mainland China.He was graduated from the Concordia University with a bachelor's degree in Biology in 1974 before he obtained a master and a doctoral degree in Plant Biochemistry from the McGill University in 1976 and 1979 respectively.[1] From the 1980s, Wong has performed teaching, research and administration work at various universities, namely the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Chinese University of Hong Kong, City University of Hong Kong and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. He has published 8 books and over 160 international journal papers in the areas of environmental biotechnology, plant biochemistry and mangrove conservation. He is a Fellow of the Society of Biology in the UK and a Fellow of the Hong Kong Institution of Science.[2]

He has been a Hong Kong deputy of the National People's Congress since 2008 and its member of the Committee of the Hong Kong Basic Law. He has also held various public positions, including member of the Basic Law Promotion Steering Committee, chairman of the Education Bureau's Vetting Committee for the Allocation of Sites and Start-up Loan for Post-secondary Education Providers, the president of the Society of Hong Kong Scholars, chairman of the Veterinary Surgeons Board of Hong Kong, Deputy Chairman of the Advisory Council for the Environment, Chairman of Wetland Advisory Committee and member of the Executive Board of the Hong Kong Institution of Science. In 2001 he was appointed chairman of the Curriculum Development Council, a member of the University Grants Committee, a member of Education Commission and a member of the Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications. He was appointed chairman of the Consumer Council in 2013 and chairman of the Standing Committee on Judicial Salaries and Conditions of Service in 2017.[2]

Wong has been appointed Justice of Peace in 2001 and received a Bronze Bauhinia Star medal in 2004. He received a Silver Bauhinia Star medal in 2018.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Professor Yuk-shan Wong - Biographical Information".
  2. ^ a b c "Professor Yuk-Shan Wong, BBS, JP" (PDF). plklfc.edu.
Political offices
Preceded by
Anthony Cheung
Chairman of Hong Kong Consumer Council
2013–present
Incumbent
Academic offices
Preceded by
John Leong
President of Open University of Hong Kong
2014–present
Incumbent