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PUBLISHED : Friday, 29 July, 2011, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 29 July, 2011, 12:00am


East Asian social policy meeting at HKIEd to focus on finance crisis and welfare reforms

The 8th East Asian Social Policy international conference will be held at the Hong Kong Institute of Education (HKIEd) campus (below). This year's theme will be 'Social Policy in East Asia and Beyond: Rethinking Social Policy Strategies in Times of Uncertainty'. Speakers will focus on social challenges following the recent global financial crisis and the region's welfare reforms in relation to the fast-changing economic order. August 30-31, HKIEd Tai Po campus. Admission rates range from HK$100 to HK$640. For inquiries, contact Joey Lee at joeylee@ied.edu.hk or 2948 7384 before August 6.

Orientation instructors wanted at HKU

The University of Hong Kong's (HKU) Centre of Development and Resources for Students (Cedars) is looking for student induction instructors to help freshmen settle into the HKU community. Those selected for leading roles will undergo leadership training, receive service awards under the 'Cedars reward scheme' and a HK$100-book coupon. Visit http://bit.ly/pmSBiI.

Fun welcome from HKUST Student Union

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology's (HKUST) Student Union is inviting both current and future students to their Orientation Camp set for August 5-7. The event includes campus hunt, pub night, water fight and a number of mystery games, most of them to be held at the Clearwater Bay campus (above). More details at http://su.ust.hk/ocamp.html.

PolyU seminar to help open your mind

Medical society members and aspiring brain-surgeons are encouraged to attend next month's 'Trial-by-Trial Human Motor Behaviours' seminar at the Polytechnic University (PolyU).

Hosted by Dr. Kurt Thoroughman, associate professor of biomedical engineering, anatomy and neurophysiology, at Washington University in St. Louis, the seminar will explore the possibility of making covert brain computations overt by way of recent advances in technology. August 9, 5.30-6.30pm. For more details, visit http://bit.ly/oDKsHs.