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Students as Partners: Community of Practice Seminar

Students as Partners: Community of Practice Seminar
Co-ogranised by Teaching and Learning Innovation Centre, and Faculty of Dentistry

Details of the Event:

Date : 17 April 2024 (Wednesday)
Time : 12:30pm – 1:30pm
* Notes: SaP mentors and speakers are keen to meet colleagues for SaP project consultation after the seminar. Participants can reserve a seat for consultation during registration.
Venue : Learning Lab (RRS 321, 3/F, Run Run Shaw Building, Main Campus, HKU)
Speakers (in presenting order):

  • Ms. Chan Wai Lam Jaye, 5th-year BDS student, Faculty of Dentistry
  • Ms. Yue Ka Wan Rowenna, 5th-year BDS student, Faculty of Dentistry
  • Mr. Shu Wai Ching Benjamin, 5th-year BDS student, Faculty of Dentistry
  • Mr. Billy Chan, Student Wellness Counsellor, LKS Faculty of Medicine
  • Ms. Vincci Lau, Senior Student Wellness Counsellor, LKS Faculty of Medicine
  • Prof. Kendrick C. Shih, Clinical Associate Professor of Practice, Honorary Consultant, LKS Faculty of Medicine

Facilitator: Prof. Michael Botelho, Clinical Professor, Faculty of Dentistry, HKU

 

Seminar Rundown
This is a mixed session starting with three presentations on SaP initiatives, followed by a 30-minute to 60-minute consultation period. Dr. Peter Lau from TALIC, also one of the SaP mentors, will stay behind to facilitate the consultation. Feel free to approach him at the end of the SaP seminar.

12:30pm – 1:30pm SaP Presentation
1:30pm – 2:30pm Mentor Consultation

 

Peer Mentoring for the Clinical Transition in Dentistry

Abstract
A Peer Mentoring Project at HKU Dentistry was co-created with BDS students to support and mentor junior students. This was stimulated after a survey by BDS students found out that juniors were looking for mentoring support during their clinical transition in year 3. A group of senior BDS students volunteered to take on this role and have piloted a number of initiatives and are planning more for next year.

About the Speakers

Ms. Chan Wai Lam Jaye
Ms. Chan Wai Lam Jaye is a 5th-year BDS student at the Faculty of Dentistry.
Ms. Yue Ka Wan Rowenna
Ms. Yue Ka Wan Rowenna is a 5th-year BDS student at the Faculty of Dentistry.
Mr. Shu Wai Ching Benjamin
Mr. Shu Wai Ching Benjamin is a 5th-year BDS student at the Faculty of Dentistry.

A Bottom-up Strategy Towards Student Wellness, Returning Agency To the Student Body

Abstract
For the past 5 years, HKUMed’s Student Wellness Team has carefully curated the Peer Supporters Program to provide Mental Health First Aid and Communication training to students in an effort to broaden community support amongst students. The program provides students an opportunity to practice and learn ways to better support their peers through regular seminars and peer-supporting outings. The presentation hopes to provide a brief overview of its structure and student reflections.

About the Speakers

Mr. Billy Chan
Mr. Billy Chan is a Student Wellness Counsellor with HKUMed’s Student Wellness Team. He is a registered Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California in the US. He contributes significantly in working in case management of clients of severe mental health diagnoses, HIV, and other chronic health management, leading volunteer efforts and training.
Ms. Vincci Lau
Ms. Vincci Lau is a Senior Student Wellness Counsellor with HKUMed’s Student Wellness Team. She is an Approved Counselling Supervisor, Associate Fellow, and Certified counselor of HKPCA, a Registered Psychotherapist of BACP, UK, and HK registered Social Worker, HK. Her experience includes leading a team dedicated to developing and implementing strategic plans for student engagement work. In terms of clinical counseling work, Vincci’s approach to therapy is relational and integrative, applying interventions from the Satir Transformational Systemic Therapy and Person-Centered Therapy.

Student-as-Partners in Promoting University Campus Wellbeing and Engagement

About the Speaker

Prof. Kendrick C. Shih
Prof. Kendrick C. Shih is a Clinical Associate Professor of Practice and Honorary Consultant at the Department of Ophthalmology. He graduated from HKUMed in 2009 with MBBS and MRes (Medicine) degrees and obtained his specialist qualifications in Ophthalmology in 2016. Kendrick was awarded the 2016 Hong Kong Academy of Medicine Gold Medal for Best Original Research by a Trainee (BORT) and was selected as a 2017 Hong Kong Academy of Medicine Distinguished Young Fellow (DYF). Professor Shih currently has over 80 publications in international peer-reviewed journals.

For information, please contact:
Ms. Canice Mok, TALIC
Phone: 3917 6069; Email: tsmok@hku.hk