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Upcoming Events

CGED Spotlight


CGED Knowledge Exchange Event

Blurring the Color Line - Screening and Q&A with the

Director Crystal Kwok

Speaker: Crystal Kwok, Director, Producer & Writer

Introduction: Gina Marchetti, Comparative Literature, HKU

Moderator: Staci Ford, History and SMLC, HKU

Date: 5 May 2022 (Thursday)

Screening: 6:45 PM / Q&A: 8:15 PM (Hong Kong Time)

Co-presented by CGED and CSGC, GSP and WSRC.

Recording now available.


Celebrating International Women's Day
Transpacific Celebrity: Xiao Hong, Agnes Smedley, and Eileen Chang

Speaker: Clara Iwasaki, East Asian Studies, University of Alberta

Respondent: Nicole Huang, Comparative Literature, HKU

Moderator: Elizabeth LaCouture, Gender Studies, HKU

Date: 9 March 2022 (Wednesday) on Zoom

Time: 10:00 AM (Hong Kong time)

This event was co-presented by CGED, GSP and CSGC.

Recording now available.


Collaborative Research Funding of HK$1.5 Million Awarded to Team Investigating Impact of COVID-19

Dr. Olga Zayts in the School of English is part of a cross-institutional team awarded over HK$1.5 million in the 2021/2022 round of UGC Collaborative Research Funding. The Faculty of Arts will lead the project, entitled “The educational, social and health impacts of COVID-19 pandemic on University graduates transitioning to the workforce in Hong Kong.” HKU collaborators include members of the Faculty of Social Sciences and CEDARS, who will work alongside colleagues at CUHK, CityU, and Reading University in the UK, and community partners Mind HK and the City Mental Health Alliance HK.

The project will focus on 3 cohorts of students: 2021, 2022, and 2023. Members of the team will conduct surveys and interviews with major stakeholders with the aim of developing an evidence-based digital resource. This “Digital Workplace Transitions Hub” will feature tools to support core competencies required in post-COVID-19 workplaces, including digital and linguistic competencies, as well as essential mental health resources.

Brenda Alegre Blog on LGBT & Faith

Listen to Dr. Brenda Alegre's blog for the Global Online Forum on LGBT and Faith: “As a Child I Would Pray to God ‘to Make Me a Woman One Day’.” The blog is part of an initiative by Fellows of the Salzburg Global LGBT Forum to foster online discussion about the inclusion of LGBT people in faith communities and religious and cultural traditions.

The Salzburg Global LGBT Forum advances the human rights

of LGBT people and communities around the world. Founded

in 2013, it has created a trusted 76-country network of LGBT

and human rights leaders to facilitate open exchange and

collaboration in highly-diverse contexts, spanning government, law, diplomacy, religion, finance, media and culture.

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CGED Research Seminar Series

Female Detectives and Burglars in Hong Kong Popular Literature and Films of the 1950s and 1960s: A Transregional, Transcultural and Transmedia Fantasy of Female Empowerment

Speaker: Wei Yan Vivien, School of Chinese, HKU

Respondent: Wong Shuk-han Mary, Department of Chinese, Lingnan University

Moderator: Alvin Wong, School of Humanities, HKU

Date: 30 November 2022(Wednesday)

Time: 2:30 PM (Hong Kong Time)

Established in November 2016, the Committee on Gender Equality and Diversity works with organizations both within and outside of the University of Hong Kong to lead the way on gender and diversity, and realize the full potential of our academic community.


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Enquiries and comments are welcome and can be sent to:

Ms Cathy Wong

CGED Secretary


Ms Krystal Chan

CGED Executive Assistant


Mailing Address:


Committee on Gender Equality & Diversity

Faculty of Arts General Office, Room 4.05

Run Run Shaw Tower, Centennial Campus

The University of Hong Kong

Hong Kong


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