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The Hong Kong Collateral Event at the 17th Venice Biennale International Architecture Exhibition

Redistribution: Land, People, and Environment’ is the theme for the Hong Kong Collateral Event of this year’s Biennale. Led by Chief Curator Donald Choi, the curatorial team includes Paul Mui, Benny Lee, Agnes Hung, Ka Sing Yu and Dr. Ho Yin Lee. The curatorial process encourages exhibitors to work collaboratively as a team with members from corporations, young architects, entrepreneurial designers, artists as well as researchers, academics, and those working for NGOs. Exhibitors have been tasked with proposing innovative ideas centred on the redistribution of three critical resources to enhance Hong Kong’s overall liveability.

“Hiking Etiquette” Orienteering Day

Orienteering is a sport that helps train your body and mind. By joining the "Hiking Etiquette" Orienteering Day organised by the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department (AFCD) and Orienteering Association of Hong Kong (OAHK), you will learn basic orienteering skills such as reading orienteering map and calculating shortcuts from OAHK's coaches. It is an enjoyable experience that encourages participants to build teamwork with their families and friends. Participants will also have a better idea of hiking etiquette, which is the theme of the orienteering experience day.(*Participants shall report at the registration counter. It will take about 1 hour to complete the game after registration.)Party size and ageFamily Group (2 - 3 persons in a team, at least 1 adult aged 18 or above and 1 child aged 3 - 16)    Student Group (2 - 3 primary or secondary students in a team, and students aged 6 - 12 should be accompanied by an adult)Open Group (1 - 3 persons aged 16 or above in a team)How to play- Participants will experience "Cross-country Orienteering" which requires them to visit all controls (checkpoints) shown on an orienteering map in sequence. Participants will receive an e-certificate upon completion of the game.- Scan the QR code at each control that links to a specific hiking etiquette e-sticker. Participants could redeem a souvenir upon collection of all e-stickers.

"Science World: Exploring Space to Benefit Mankind" Education Programme - Online Lecture Series

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) will conduct a series of online lectures under the “Science World: Exploring Space to Benefit Mankind” Education Programme between October and December 2021, which aims to cultivate the interest of local youth in STEM education and space science.

Book Crossing Festival 2021

Youth Square has been organising ‘Book Crossing Festival’ annually to promote reading culture, allowing participants to exchange books by adopting ‘place one, pick one’ approach. Entering the eleventh year, through encouraging youth to exchange books and take good care of books, we hope the Book Crossing Festival can increase the youth’s interest in reading in order to promote reading culture and book recycling. The three-day ‘Book Crossing Festival 2021’ will be held from 5 to 7 November at Y Studio of Youth Square. With the theme of ‘Floating books to spread the positive energy’ this year, public are welcome to join the journey of floating knowledge and imagination by sharing good books and positive energy to others.  The Festival is encouraging all to bring their books to join by adopting ‘place a book, pick up a book’ approach. Book lovers are also allowed to take books away to read. Those who do not have books to share are also welcome to enjoy reading in Youth Square.

STEM-Up HK Innovation and Technology Competition Entries Exhibition

Part of the winning entries of the STEM-Up HK Innovation and Technology Competition will be displayed from October 17 until October 29, from 10am to 10pm daily, at the Covered Piazza, Times Square, Causeway Bay. Admission is free. Souvenirs will be distributed on spots. Visitors can also take selfies with thematic displays on site, and participate in mini-quiz games to learn more about the new strategy of the JPC, "IDEAS@JPC".

T-box Workshop on “Finding new opportunities and new partners from Korea”

As global economic activities gradually resume, enterprises are looking for new business opportunities in the post pandemic era. Korea offers tremendous potential for your business expansion. As the 10th largest country in GDP and the 9th largest country in international trade, Korea possesses the world's best digital infrastructure, ranking 1st in smartphone penetration rate, broadband, 5G. As a business hub of northeast Asia, Korea has signed FTAs with 57 countries (77% of global GDP). The Korean government has also announced to invest US$183 billion until 2025 on digital new deal, green new deal and human new deal.This webinar, co-organised by HKTDC T-box and Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA), aims to help Hong Kong companies and start-ups better understand the huge business potential in Korea. Representatives and experts will guide you on the market environment and the latest FDI investment trends, profitable policies and preferential measures to help you navigate business opportunities in Korea.The 35-minute business advisory consultation following the webinar will allow you to exchange with expert consultants regarding legal and customs, tax and labour issues, etc. Register and share your question with us to capture this valuable opportunity!

Hong Kong FinTech Week 2021

Celebrating its 6th anniversary, this year Asia’s flagship FinTech event Hong Kong FinTech Week will be held in an innovative hybrid format that combines physical and virtual experiences on November 1-5, 2021. Thousands of industry professionals are expected to attend the in-person conference and expo at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre and a variety of satellite events across the city. Over 1.2 million attendees from across the world will join the live stream.

Public Services Recruitment Day

The Youth Employment and Training Programme (YETP) of the Labour Department will organise the “Public Services Recruitment Day”. Labour Department will offer 14 on-the-job training vacancies, including Administrative Assistant and Employment Services Ambassador (General)(RCCI / RCRI), which do not require any related academic qualification or work experience. YETP trainees and interested young people may apply for the job and attend interview on-the-spot. Successful applicants will undergo on-the-job training with pay for the first 6 months of employment. A 16GB USB memory stick will be offered on site to YETP Trainees and job seekers eligible for YETP. 1. Successful applicants will undergo on-the-job training with pay for the first 6 months of employment. 2. Interested young people are advised to visit the aforementioned website for details, or call our hotline at 2382 1310 during office hours for enquiries and registration. Limited places will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis. 3. If the Black Rainstorm Signal, Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal No. 8 or above, or “extreme conditions” is issued / announced to be issued within 3 hours before the start of the recruitment event, or any of the above signal/warning is still in force during the said period, the recruitment event will be cancelled.

Mitsubishi Elevator Hong Kong Company Limited Recruitment Day

The Youth Employment and Training Programme (YETP) of the Labour Department will organise the “Mitsubishi Elevator Hong Kong Company Limited Recruitment Day”. Mitsubishi Elevator Hong Kong Company Limited will offer 20 on-the-job training vacancies of Lift and Escalator Assistant Craftsman without requirements on related academic qualification or work experience. YETP trainees and interested young people may attend interview on-the-spot.Successful applicants will undergo on-the-job training with pay for the first 12 months of employment. A 16GB USB memory stick will be offered on site to YETP Trainees and job seekers eligible for YETP. 1. Successful applicants will undergo on-the-job training with pay for the first 12 months of employment. 2. Interested young people are advised to visit the aforementioned website for details, or call our hotline at 2382 1310 during office hours for enquiries and registration. Limited places will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis. 3. If the Black Rainstorm Signal, Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal No. 8 or above, or “extreme conditions” is issued / announced to be issued within 3 hours before the start of the recruitment event, or any of the above signal/warning is still in force during the said period, the recruitment event will be cancelled.

Shaping Your Path for Entrepreneurship - Cyberport Entrepreneurship Programme Sharing Session

Join the session to learn the best entrepreneurship experiences offered by Cyberport, including tips to apply for Cyberport Creative Micro Fund and Cyberport Incubation Programme! What do you expect:- Sharing by Cyberport's start-ups on their path to entrepreneurship- CCMF and Incubation Programme application tips- Cyberport supporting services on entrepreneurship- New initiatives of Cyberport to start-ups- Q&A session Speaker: - Cyberport Entrepreneurship Team- 2 Current incubatees of Cyberport (Chord Hero Limited and StashAway HK Limited)

InnoCarnival 2021

 Organised by the Innovation and Technology Commission (ITC), InnoCarnival 2021 (IC 2021) will be held from October 23 to 31. Under the theme "Innovate for a Bright Future", IC 2021, supported by 53 partners comprising seven universities, five research and development (R&D) centres, 11 government departments and 30 organisations, will be held in a hybrid format as a physical and online event involving a number of physical exhibits of local innovation and technology (I&T) achievements at the Hong Kong Science Park as well as webinars and online workshops. Through an array of interesting activities, it is expected to enhance public interest and knowledge about I&T and further promote an I&T culture in the community.

Dog Obedience Training Course (Theoretical Session & Practical Session)

Theoretical SessionClass A : 14 Nov 2021 (Sun)Class B : 5 Dec 2021 (Sun)2 p.m. to 5 p.m. (3 hours)Practical SessionClass A : 20 Nov 2021 (Sat) or 21 Nov 2021 (Sun)Class B : 11 Dec 2021 (Sat) or 12 Dec 2021 (Sun)2 p.m. to 5 p.m. (3 hours) The application starts at 11am, 18 Oct.Please enrol immediately as the enrolment will end once the quota is full.

Athlete Selection for 8th Hong Kong Games

The athlete selection in 18 districts for the 8th Hong Kong Games (HKG), which had been postponed due to the COVID-19 situation, will begin from October. Members of the public are encouraged to participate and represent their districts to compete in the Games.The inter-district sports competitions of the 8th HKG, scheduled for April 24 to May 29, 2022, will cover eight sports, namely athletics, badminton, basketball, futsal, swimming, table tennis, tennis and volleyball. Starting from next month, the 18 District Councils (DCs) will select the residents of their respective districts who meet the eligibility requirements through open district athlete selection to represent their districts in the sports competitions of the 8th HKG. Each participant can only enrol in the athlete selection of one district and compete in the HKG representing the district he or she lives in. An identity card and a valid proof of place of residence must therefore be presented during enrolment.There will be Champion, First Runner-up and Second Runner-up prizes awarded to athletes or teams in each individual competition, as well as Overall Champion, First Runner-up, Second Runner-up and the "District with Impressive Progress" prizes for winning districts in each of the eight sports competitions. The three districts accumulating the highest total scores from the eight sports competitions will be awarded the Overall Champion, Overall First Runner-up and Overall Second Runner-up prizes of the 8th HKG. There are also the "District with the Most Gold Medals" prize, the "District with the Greatest Participation" prize, the "District with the Best Progress" prize, the "District with the Best Sportsmanship" prize and the "District with the Strongest Cheering Squad" prize.

Dawning – Hong Kong New Artist Series

Rise and shine! “Dawning” succeeds its preceding “Metamorph” series to bring new artists from JCCAC to showcase exhibitions that breathe new life and vigour to arts, connect with the public and discover new possibilities. Every month between June and November 2021, we invite an artist (or a duo) to take over the floor and share what uniquely expresses their creative trajectories. From ink painting, illustration and printmaking to video, installation and book design, each artist excels at a different medium. Their works capture not only their wildest imaginations, but also humane reflections of our city. What comes after the darkest night is the dawning of a new era, with up-and-coming artists ready to shine. Presented by JCCAC, this series introduces new artists of different genres and ideas, to bring fresh interactions and new dialogues between artists, art space, and visitors.

Heritage Fiesta cum Roving Exhibition 2021

The Commissioner for Heritage’s Office of the Development Bureau presents "Heritage Fiesta cum Roving Exhibition 2021" from September to December 2021. The Heritage Fiesta will feature 11 revitalisation projects of government-owned historic buildings from 1 September to 31 October with free guided tours, while the roving exhibition will be held from 1 September to 31 December. Public are welcome to make visits to these historic buildings and exhibition venues during opening hours.

Hong Kong Library Festival 2021

Here you come, a feast of light and shades is awaiting you. Amidst the ups and downs of life, thank you books for always being there for us, bringing us joy and pleasure, inspiration and enlightenment, hence relieving us from stress and anxiety. By taking up the theme of “Joyful Reading.Libraries for You”, the 3rd Hong Kong Library Festival shows its determination to pass down the joy of reading and to connect with readers at every corner. With on-site interactive activities, multimedia arts exhibition and numerous online programmes, it further explores the various possibilities of reading with everyone.

"Science in the Public Service" 15th Anniversary Site Visits 2021 - Group Eco-tour of CUHK Lake Ad Excellentiam

In light of the latest COVID-19 situation, the arrangements for the visits are subject to change. Please stay tuned for the latest updates of Site Visits on SIPS webpage. Group Eco-tour of CUHK Lake Ad Excellentiam Organizer:Jockey Club Museum of Climate Change of The Chinese University of Hong Kong Date :From now until 30 December 2021 (Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays to Saturdays), closed on Public holidays and University holidays (24th December) Time :9:30am–5:00pm Venue:Jockey Club Museum of Climate Change (Yasumoto International Academic Park 8th Floor, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, NT, Hong Kong) Suitable for:General Public (groups of 10 or more persons) Quota:25 people (each session) Fee:Free of charge Language:Cantonese Description:Join a Museum ambassador to explore some of the most popular ecological attractions around CUHK Lake ad Excellentiam and learn more about sustainable environment and green living. Application:Please fill in the online registration form Deadline for application: All the year around (First come, first served) Enquiry:3943 9632

The Shaw Prize 2021 Exhibition

The Shaw Prize, established in November 2002, consists of three annual awards: the Prize in Astronomy, the Prize in Life Science and Medicine, and the Prize in Mathematical Sciences. The Shaw Prize is to honour individuals who are currently active in their respective fields and who have recently achieved distinguished and significant advances, who have made outstanding contributions in academic and scientific research or applications, or who in other domains have achieved excellence. The award is dedicated to furthering societal progress, enhancing quality of life, and enriching humanity's spiritual civilisation. The Hong Kong Science Museum and the Shaw Prize Foundation will jointly organise a special exhibition in October this year to introduce the Shaw Laureates 2021 and their outstanding contributions, as well as the basic science knowledge in the respective academic fields.

The Joseph Needham Foundation for Science and Civilisation Public Lectures on STEM Education

Onsite: Applications are open to school groups only. Schools can email the completed registration form to celine.lee@jnfschk.orgOnline: School groups and public can click on the "Live broadcast links" below to watch online for free29.9.2021From SARS to COVID-19Prof. Yuen Kwok Yung (Chair of Infectious Diseases, Department of Microbiology, The University of Hong Kong)13.10.2021 Holistic Philosophy of Chinese Medicine in Maintaining a Healthy LifestyleProf. Bian Zhao Xiang (Associate Vice-President (Chinese Medicine Development), Hong Kong Baptist University)27.10.2021 Brain-wave Control Technology for Healthcare or EntertainmentProf. Tong Kai Yu (Chairman of Department of Biomedical Engineering, The Chinese University of Hong Kong)1.12.2021     Conceptualisation, Design, and Realisation of Smart Antimicrobial TechnologiesProf. Yeung King Lun (Professor of the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering and Division of Environment and Sustainability, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)15.12.2021 AI Applications from an Ethical Perspective: The Good, the Bad and the UnethicalProf. Helen Meng (Patrick Huen Wing Ming Chair Professor of Systems Engineering and Engineering Management, The Chinese University of Hong Kong)19.1.2022Sustainable Development Goals for Green & Golden HillsProf. Vivian Taam Wong, JP (Honorary Fellow, The University of Hong Kong and The Open University of Hong Kong)

Research Grants Council Public Lecture Series

The University Grants Committee and Research Grants Council have been supporting the Hong Kong higher education sector to undertake many exciting academic research projects over the years. To let the community know about the importance and values of the work of our researchers and their contribution to the society, the Research Grants Council has been organising regular public lectures to introduce to the public the achievements of our researchers.Onsite: Free admission on a first-come, first-served basisOnline: Watch online for free09-10-2021High-Performance Antennas for Wireless CommunicationsProf. Chan Chi Hou (Chair Professor of Electronic Engineering, Department of Electrical Engineering, City University of Hong Kong)Research and Development of Camera Pointing System (CPS) for China Lunar ExplorationProf. Yung Kai Leung, BBS (Sir Sze-yuen Chung Professor in Precision Engineering, Chair Professor of Precision Engineering and Associate Head of Department, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University)    09-10-202127-11-2021Societal Needs for Innovation in Environmental Health TechnologyProf. Yeung King Lun (Professor, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, and Division of Environment and Sustainability, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)Prof. Joseph Kwan Kai Cho (Adjunct Professor, Division of Environment and Sustainability, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)Dr. Han Wei (Research Assistant Professor, Division of Environment and Sustainability, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)    Luminescent Metal Complexes for Phosphorescent Organic Light-Emitting Devices (OLEDs)Prof. Yam Vivian Wing-Wah (Chair Professor, Department of Chemistry and Philip Wong Wilson Wong Professor in Chemistry and Energy, The University of Hong Kong)   

"Science in the Public Service" 15th Anniversary Site Visits 2021 - Visit BEC “Green Lab”

In light of the latest COVID-19 situation, the arrangements for the visit is subject to change. Please stay tuned for the latest updates of Visits in SIPS webpage.  Visit BEC “Green Lab” Organizer:Business Environment Council Date :26 November 2021 (Friday) Time :3:00pm – 4:00pm Gathering Point:G/F, The Jockey Club Environmental Building, 77 Tat Chee Ave, Kowloon Tong Suitable for:Who are interested in green building and technology to reduce carbon emission Quota:20 people (each session) Fee:Free of charge Language:Cantonese Application:Please register online at HKEdCity website (on a first come first served basis) Deadline for application:18 November 2021 (Thurday) Enquiry:2784 3912 (Ms Chan)        

"Science in the Public Service" 15th Anniversary Site Visits 2021 - Weekend Guided Tour of CUHK Jockey Club Museum of Climate Change

Weekend Guided Tour of CUHK Jockey Club Museum of Climate Change Organizer:Jockey Club Museum of Climate Change of The Chinese University of Hong Kong Date :From now until 30 December 2021 (every Saturdays), closed on Public holidays and University holidays (24th December) Time :10:00am–12:00noon Venue:Jockey Club Museum of Climate Change (Yasumoto International Academic Park 8th Floor, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, NT, Hong Kong) Suitable for:General Public Quota:25 people (each session) Fee:Free of charge Language:Cantonese Description:Join a Museum ambassador to (i) discover the world’s first and foremost climate change museum and experience the interactive, multimedia exhibition offered by the Museum, and (ii) explore some of the most popular ecological attractions around Lake ad Excellentiam and learn more about sustainable environment and green living. Application:Please fill in the online registration form Deadline for application: All the year around (First come, first served) Enquiry:3943 9632

"Science in the Public Service" 15th Anniversary Site Visits 2021 - CUHK Jockey Club Museum of Climate Change - Guided Tour for Group Visits

In light of the latest COVID-19 situation, the arrangements for the visits are subject to change. Please stay tuned for the latest updates of SIPS Site Visit webpage.  CUHK Jockey Club Museum of Climate Change - Guided Tour for Group Visits Organizer:Jockey Club Museum of Climate Change of The Chinese University of Hong Kong Date :From now until 30 December 2021 (Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays to Saturdays), Closed on Public holidays and University holidays (24th December) Time :9:30am–5:00pm Venue:Jockey Club Museum of Climate Change (Yasumoto International Academic Park 8th Floor, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, NT, Hong Kong) Suitable for:General Public (groups of 10 or more persons) Quota:25 people (each session) Fee:Free of charge Language:Cantonese Description:Join a Museum ambassador to discover the world’s first and foremost climate change museum and experience the interactive, multimedia exhibition offered by the Museum. Application:Please fill in the online registration form Deadline for application: All the year around (First come, first served) Enquiry:3943 9632

"Science in the Public Service" " 15th Anniversary Forum and Lecture Series" 2021 - October

Talks in October : Talks:"The Arctic Expedition: A Virtual Tour to the Jockey Club Museum of Climate Change, The Chinese University of Hong Kong", "Eco-Shoreline" and "The Conservation of Sea Turtles in Hong Kong" at 2:30-4:45pm on 16 October 2021. Talks:"Recent Development of 5G Services in Hong Kong", "Harnessing Renewable Energy in Water Supplies Department" and "How does the Observatory Perform Emergency Radiation Monitoring and Assessment?" at 2:30-4:45pm on 23 October 2021. Talks:"Application of Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) in Engineering", "Instrument Landing System at Hong Kong International Airport" and "Latest Developments in Online Statistics Dissemination Services of the Census and Statistics Department" at 2:30-4:45pm on 30 October 2021. All talks will be held at Lecture Hall, Science Museum and onlline on the Hong Kong Science Museum Facebook page, YouTube channel, Cisco Webex. Details on  Forum and Lecture Series (science.gov.hk) *In light of the latest COVID-19 situation, the arrangements for the talks are subject to change. Please stay tuned for the latest updates of on SIPS webpage.Forum and Lecture SeriesForum and Lecture Series (science.gov.hk)

2021 School Care Subsidy Scheme

The 2021/22 School Care Subsidy Scheme is now accepting applications from schools. The deadline for applications is September 30.   Organised by the Music Office of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, the scheme aims to encourage music groups from kindergartens and primary, secondary and special schools as well as tertiary institutions to care for the community. It is hoped that students will extend their good wishes to special school students, hospital patients and the beneficiaries of social welfare organisations through free music performances, and thereby enhance social integration and harmony. Music performances can be held on-site or online, conveying the subsidy scheme's slogan "Music and Caring Without Boundaries".   Each performance can receive a maximum subsidy of $2,000 to cover costs including transportation, allowances for professionals and other miscellaneous items.   Successful applicants must complete their performances on or before March 31 next year. Outstanding teams will be invited to perform and share their experiences at the Gala Concert to be held in April or May next year. All participating teams will be awarded certificates of commendation during the concert.   Applications will be evaluated according to the proposed activity's feasibility, ingenuity and interactive elements, as well as the music group's prior experience in organising and performing at community events. Application forms are now available at all music centres of the Music Office and downloadable from the website (www.lcsd.gov.hk/musicoffice). Completed forms must be emailed to the Music Office at cnc@lcsd.gov.hk.   More than 350 school music groups have participated in the School Care Subsidy Scheme since its launch in 2009. The scheme is sponsored by the Sino Group.

Design Licensing and Business (DLAB) Support Scheme

The Design Licensing and Business (DLAB) Support Scheme (DLAB) , which is organized by the Innovative Entrepreneur Association (IEA) and sponsored by Create Hong Kong (CreateHK) of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, has come to the 4th edition. The DLAB aims at helping Hong Kong young character designers and owners of other young intellectual properties (IPs) to promote their IPs and grow their businesses through a series of activities, including training, business matching, sales pitching, and exhibiting at the DLAB Hong Kong Pavilion in the “Hong Kong International Licensing Show” (HKILS). In addition to the above activities, a new element of Virtual Showcase is added to the 4th DLAB to showcase the designs of the participating designers and IP owners in 360 degrees using advanced technology. The DLAB Virtual Showcase will be displayed in the HKILS 2022 and other licensing exhibitions held in different cities of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA) to facilitate the participating designers and IP owners’ development and expansion to the potential markets in the GBA.

Pilot Scheme on Youth Outdoor Adventure Training Activities

The “Pilot Scheme on Youth Outdoor Adventure Training Activities”, organised by Home Affairs Bureau and Youth Development Commission; co-organised by The Hong Kong Award for Young People, is now open for application. This scheme incorporates innovative elements into outdoor adventure training, which are Sports Adventure, Eco Adventure and Technology Adventure. Pilot Scheme Belief: Improve young people's physical and mental well-being, foster positive thinking, sense of collectivism and resilience in times of difficulties, and emphasize the importance of cultivating positive value and mentality of young people during their growth and development.Content: Rope Course, Recycling Workshop, Innovative Sports Game etc.Target: F.3-F.5 StudentsType: Participants could choose from Day Camp for 1, 2 or 3 days OR Overnight Camp for 3 days and 2 nights or 4 days and 3 nightsDate: from July 2021Fee: The program fee is free (assigned transportation and meals included)Enquiry: 2157 8610Please email the completed form to: award@ayp.org.hk