The University Grants Committee (UGC) announced the recipients of 2021 UGC Teaching Award yesterday (September 28), and we are extremely excited that our current Chair, Dr Yeewan Koon, is the recipient of this prestigious award.

As the Undergraduate Coordinator of the Department of Art History, I have the great pleasure to congratulate Dr. Yeewan Koon for receiving the 2021 Teaching Award from the University Grants Committee. This highly prestigious award is bestowed upon the most outstanding teacher in the universities of Hong Kong. As her colleague, I have had many opportunities to see Dr. Koon connect students to art, inspiring us to value the dignity of human expression. Through her teaching and her ceaseless (if not unstoppable) devotion, she continues to ensure that humanity expressed in art remains central to develop our empathy and appreciation of all in our communities and society at large. Congratulations, Yeewan, and many, many thanks from all of us who have enjoyed learning from you!

Very sincerely,

Roz Hammers

Undergraduate Coordinator
Department of Art History