"Pursue what you're interested in and you shall do well ....."
"Otherwise, you'll lose steam somewhere along the difficulties" Wise words from Wah Yan's
proud son Prof.
Kan Yuet Wai who met with a school hall load of students today. The Student Ambassador
Club organized the visit where Prof. Kan expressed his feelings about Wah Yan and the
students got to ask their new hero questions from uteral surgery to scientific ethics.
When asked upon, Prof. Kan's most vivid recollection of his days in Wah Yan was that he
never got any prizes but the Science teachers late Fr. Lawler and Mr. Hong-Choy did spark
off his fascination towards science. He eventually gave up practising medicine to concentrate
on research work leading him to his successes today.
He also insisted that students should always repeatedly ask "Why why and why ?" in any
kinds of learning. Porf. Kan is in HK this week to receive from Sir Run Run Shaw this evening
the The Shaw Prize 2004.
Porf. Kan visits the Mother School
Old boy Professor Kan Yuet-Wei ('50), the winner of The
Shaw Prize 2004 (sometimes it is considered as the Nobel Prize for Asia), will be
receiving his Prize in Hong Kong this week. He has very kindly agreed to spare some
time to visit Wah Yan. He will share with boys from the senior forms his way to
success, as the world's most renowned researcher in medical genetics, hematology and
oncology in University of California, San Francisco. Organised by the Cultural
Ambassadors, this is a chance to meet a world class Chinese Wahyanite scientist.
Tuesday 7th, 12 noon at the School Hall !
Winner of the "Oriental Nobel Prize"
Another proud son of Wah Yan. Professor Kan is amongst the 2 Chinese scholars
who have been awarded the Sir Run Run Shaw Science Achievement Award. An honour which
is commonly referred to, by those within the circle, as the "Oriental Nobel Prize".
Click his picture to see details printed in the HK Economic Journal today.