Latest Event

Speaker: Professor Sophia Chan Siu-chee, JP, Secretary for Food and Health

PoD Monthly Luncheon


“Achieving health for all: challenges and opportunities”

Date: 16 November 2018(Friday)

Time: 12:30pm

Venue: The China Club

Guest Speaker:

Professor Sophia Chan Siu-chee, JP, Secretary for Food and Health

Professor CHAN was appointed as Secretary for Food and Health on 1 July 2017. She was Under Secretary for Food and Health from 2012-2017 and participated in and responsible for policy formulation and promotion. Before joining the Government, Professor CHAN was a Professor in Nursing, Head of the School of Nursing and Director of Research at the University of Hong Kong (HKU). She was also an Assistant Dean of the Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine of HKU.
Having trained in and practised general and paediatric nursing in Hong Kong and London, she read her Master of Education at the University of Manchester, Master of Public Health at the Harvard School of Public Health, and completed her doctoral studies at the HKU. Subsequently, she focused on teaching, research and administration in academia. Professor CHAN’s research is internationally recognised; she is awarded a Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health (through distinction), Royal College of Physicians of United Kingdom (FFPH (RCP)(UK)), and is the first nurse in Hong Kong being awarded the Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing (FAAN). Her paedagogy has been recognised by the award of the Faculty Teaching Medal in 2005 and the Outstanding Teaching Award in 2009, one of the highest honour for teaching achievements conferred by HKU.
Professor CHAN is one of the leading nurse scientists and her research specialises in public health, management of tobacco dependency and prevention of second hand smoke exposure in children, and proposes novel insights. Her team of investigators was one of the top funded researchers, and she published extensively in international journals on nursing, tobacco control, and public health. She consults widely nationally and internationally and has represented the University and the Food and Health Bureau in international meetings and invited by the World Health Organization to provide advice and leadership on their public health and tobacco control initiatives.

Fee: HKD$750 per person

This luncheon will be conducted in English.


Latest Event

Fundraising Gala Film Presentation: Sen Sen

Path of Democracy was founded in 2015. In celebration of the 3rd anniversary of the founding of the Path of Democracy, we are holding a Fundraising Gala Film Presentation (“the Event”) in late October.

Path of Democracy is fully committed to fulfilling the goals of our mission statement by producing quality studies and reports like the bi-annually “One Country Two Systems Index” reports, the “View on Increasing Land for Development and Homes” report; the founding and continued operation of the “Hong Kong Academy of Politics and Public Policy”; the monthly “Lunch with our Leaders” series which is specially designed for our international community, and other social engagement works spearheading “The Third Way’.

To continue our works, we do need your support!

We are happy to invite you to a Gala Film Presentation of “生生 (Sen Sen)”, as an important part of our fundraising programme this year! The film is based on one question “What is death?”. This may be a tough question for a young kid like Sen-Sen (starring Chaster WU 吳至璿) who recently lost his brother. As he inherited his brother’s cell phone, he found out that his brother had been following an online webcast named “Live more than 100 days.”

The star of the webcast is granny Lili (starring Nina PAW 鮑起靜), an immigrant cab driver. She is diagnosed with stage four lung cancers, but she’s striving to live longer than she’s allowed.
We are confident you will like this film. This is a moving film full of life’s meanings. The film received critical acclaims last year when it was presented in various film festivals including the Taiwan Film Festival in Sydney, Australia as an opening night film, and the Kaohsiung Film Festival in Taiwan and was described as “a heartwarming story about life, death and the magical moments in between” and 「2018年最溫暖動人的台灣電影」(Most touching film of Taiwan in 2018).

The film is not yet released generally in Hong Kong until next year, but the Distributor has kindly agreed to let us present this film as a one-off event. We are also honoured that we will have Mrs Carrie Lam, the Chief Executive of HKSAR Government as our Guest of Honour of the Event.

Event Information

Date: 26 October 2018 (Friday)
Venue: The Grand Cinema, Elements

Film Screening: 9:30 pm

Standard tickets: HKD$250 per ticket