News Updates

CCOUC “Between Extremes: Threatening Heat and Cold” video clip series now online Introducing climate change and its health impact

CCOUC “Between Extremes: Threatening Heat and Cold” video clip series now online Introducing climate change and its health impact

Posted 18/09/2017

Under the influence of the severe tropical storm Hato, the Hong Kong Observatory recorded the highest ever temperature of 36.6°C on 22 August since records began in 1884. The temperature in Wetland ...

CCOUC Director Awarded 2017 UGC Teaching Award

CCOUC Director Awarded 2017 UGC Teaching Award

Posted 12/09/2017

In recognition of the excellent leadership and promotion by Prof. Emily Ying Yang Chan, Director of CCOUC, in the teaching, learning and research of disaster and medical humanitarian response, the ...

Asia-Pacific Housing Forum 6

Asia-Pacific Housing Forum 6

Posted 12/09/2017

  CCOUC Director Prof Emily Chan participated as a speaker in the sixth Asia-Pacific Housing Forum organised by Habitat in Hong Kong on 6 September 2017. The two-day forum is a biennial conference ...

CCOUC won an award in the 49th Asia-Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health (APACPH) Conference

CCOUC won an award in the 49th Asia-Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health (APACPH) Conference

Posted 28/08/2017

  Dr Chunlan Guo of CCOUC won an Outstanding Oral Presentation Award with the presentation entitled “Disaster Preparedness on Fire Incidents of Urban Public Transportation System: A Cross-sectional ...

The Third China Committee for Integrated Research on Disaster Risk

The Third China Committee for Integrated Research on Disaster Risk

Posted 22/08/2017

  CCOUC Director Professor Emily Chan was appointed a member of the Third China Committee of Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR China) in the 1st meeting of the new committee of IRDR China ...

Second Meeting of the WHO Thematic Platform for H-EDRM Research Group

Posted 28/08/2017

  The WHO Thematic Platform for Health Emergency Disaster Risk Management (H-EDRM) Research Group held their second meeting in Hong Kong on 6 July 2017 for core members to review the outcomes ...

Fourth Meeting of the UNISDR Asia Science Technology and Academia Advisory Group

Fourth Meeting of the UNISDR Asia Science Technology and Academia Advisory Group

Posted 28/08/2017

  CCOUC hosted the fourth meeting of the Asia Science Technology and Academia Advisory Group (ASTAAG) of the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) in Hong Kong from 2 to 3 July 2017. This ...

Croucher Summer Course 2017

Croucher Summer Course 2017

Posted 22/08/2017

  With generous support from the Croucher Foundation, CCOUC organsied Croucher Summer Course 2017 on Research Methodology for Disaster and Medical Humanitarian Response from 3 to 7 July 2017. The ...

CCOUC Experience Sharing Session - Bhutan: Health Actions in Disaster Response

CCOUC Experience Sharing Session - Bhutan: Health Actions in Disaster Response

Posted 22/08/2017

  CCOUC is delighted to have invited three professionals from Bhutan, Mr. Ugyen Tshering, Ms. Tshering Cheki and Mr. Tshering Dukpa, to share with the audience on the health actions in disaster ...

17th Scientific Committee Meeting of the Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR)

17th Scientific Committee Meeting of the Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR)

Posted 20/06/2017

On 23 May 2017, three CCOUC members participated in the 17th IRDR Scientific Committee meeting in Cancun, Mexico. The Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR) is a decade-long research programme ...