Online graduate school holds celebration for graduates from more than 20 nations More than 190 students from over 20 countries graduated from the online graduate school U21Global this week. A special ceremony was held in Singapore for the graduates to celebrate. The class consisted of working executives from countries including China, Australia, Canada, India, Malaysia, Thailand, the United Arab Emirates and South Korea. Sha Tin school judged top in mock trial Sha Tin Government Secondary School was declared the winner of this year's Secondary School Mock Trial Competition Final after a closely fought match against St Catharine's School for Girls last Saturday. The final, held at Chinese University's School of Law, had the students contest a fictitious blackmail case. Experts join environmental forum Two mainland experts took part in a World Environment Day forum at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology on Thursday. On the theme 'Sustainability - A leadership role for higher education', speakers included Pan Jiahua, deputy director of the Research Centre for Urban and Environmental Studies of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, and Wang Canfa, director of the Centre for Legal Assistance to Pollution Victims at China University of Political Science and Law. Professor Wang, a Time magazine 'Hero for the Planet', discussed mainland environmental laws. Importance of work-life balance in focus Baptist University's Centre for Human Resources Strategy and Development held a forum in collaboration with the Hong Kong Institute of Directors to promote work-life balance. Thursday's forum, 'Achieving Work-Life Balance: Towards A Happy and Productive Hong Kong', discussed how work-life balance contributes to employees' well-being and job performance. HKUST confers honorary fellowships Hong Kong University of Science and Technology conferred honorary fellowships on four community leaders on Wednesday in recognition of their contributions to Hong Kong. The recipients of the 2008 Honorary University Fellowships were James William Hayes, a scholar-official specialising in the study of Hong Kong and its people; Hui Hok-chee, chairman of Lung Cheong Hong (Holdings) Limited and vice-chairman of the Chiu Chow Merchants Association; Lo Wai-kwok, managing director of Surface Mount Technology (Holdings) Limited and president of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers; and Samson Tam Wai-ho, chairman of group Sense (International) Limited and deputy chairman of the Hong Kong Productivity Council.