15 June 2020
ASA as an organization co-signed the Letter of 反對「香港區國安法」聯署 Petition against the Hong Kong National Security Law to Mr Li Zhanshu, Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress (NPCSC) with Copy to Chairman of the NPCSC Legislative Affairs Commission (全国人大常委法制工作委員會) and Members of the HKSAR Basic Law Committee (香港特別行政區基本法委員會)
22 April 2020
ASA co-signed the following joint statement:
28 April 2020
ASAEdUHK Statement on a Police Commissioner’s Letter to the President of EdUHK
The Academic Staff Association of The Education University of Hong Kong (ASAEdUHK) is concerned about the letter  written by the Police Commissioner Mr. Chris Tang Ping-Keung to the President of The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK) Prof. Stephen Cheung Yan-Leung on 27 April 2020 regarding the remarks made by Mr. Sam Choi Chun-Wai, Lecturer at the Department of Asian and Policy Studies of EdUHK, in an episode of RTHK program November last year .
The ASAEdUHK would like to reiterate that all scholars in this university are members of a learned profession who are entitled to freedom of speech and academic freedom set out in the Basic Law of Hong Kong .
Moreover, the mission statement of EdUHK states that the University will “provide a multidisciplinary learning and research environment beyond education that is conducive to intellectual pursuits, free thinking and speech, advocacy of policy and practice” .
Therefore, the ASAEdUHK believes that every scholar in EdUHK is entitled to express his or her views on matters of public concern.
The ASAEdUHK also wants to reassert that we will try our best to defend the freedom of speech and academic freedom of every academic and teaching staff at this university.
 RTHK has removed the episode from its platforms. For details of the episode, please read this news report: https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/law-and-crime/article/3081804/hong-kong-police-chief-tells-university-look-lecturers
 Article 27, Article 34
Police Commissioner’s Letter to President Stephen Cheung Yan-Leung and news (Cantonese)
SCMP news coverage
聲援香港教育大學亞洲及政策研究學系蔡俊威講師聯署 「捍衛大學自主 停止干預打壓」A joint letter to support Mr Choi Chun Wai, Lecturer of Department of Asian and Policy Studies, EdUHK “Defend university autonomy, stop intervention and suppression” (Bilingual) https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdKzLASKzTKcTEmaLQnEWwqJzU6zivo6ppoFPjCI7FiScGFUg/viewform
Tree dedication ceremony in memory of Professor Luk Hung-kay Bernard
On 8 April 2019, a Tree Dedication Ceremony in memory of Professor Luk Hung Kay Bernard took place in the lawn in front of the Early Childhood Learning Centre in Taipo Campus. It was a solemn, warm and happy occasion attended by over 50 colleagues and friends. The ceremony was organized by the Academic Staff Association of The Education University of Hong Kong.
Dr Chan Kit Wa Antia was the master of ceremony for this event. Dr Lai Kwok Chan, Hon Ip Kin Yuen, Dr Choi Po King Dora, and Mr Au Kin Ho Victor* delivered short but heartfelt speeches. Dr Wong Wai Ying prepared music performance “In Praise of Teacher” with an introduction. Dr Leung Chin Hin arranged this live music, together with Miss Chan Hin Man on the clarinet and Mr Lau Wing Shun on the piano.
One participant said, “The sun, the trees, the grass…our speakers, the music and students……it cannot be more Bernard than this…..”
This event also received support from Fatima Lee, the wife of Prof Luk Hung Kay Bernard, Fatima wrote in an email, “Bernard loved trees, the Phoenix tree especially symbolizes rising from ashes, which is all the more meaningful.”
Participants held a moment of silence in Professor Bernard Luk’s memory, with which the ceremony ended at around 5:45pm.
*former chairperson of student union at the Hong Kong Institute of education
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Status and mission of ASAEdUHK
The Academic Staff Association of The Education University of Hong Kong (ASAEdUHK) was first established in 1965 as the “Association of Lecturers at Colleges of Education.” Today, ASAEdUHK and its constitution are registered as a trade union under Section 5 of the Trade Unions Ordinance of the Hong Kong SAR.
Among others, ASAEdUHK is concerned with:
Academic freedom and university autonomy, hence, also with promotion and tenure process of academic staff members
Effective implementation of international labour conventions
Legislation in the interests of its members such as just and proper salary, hours of work and well-being
Spirit of mutual respect and understanding between the Senior Management of The Education University of Hong Kong and the Association by securing a recognized and permanent channel of negotiation
Monitoring disputes among members as well as between members and other parties
Affiliation to a larger trade union or federation with comparable goals and mission
We ASAEdUHK is a component of and affiliated to The Confederation of Tertiary Institutes Staff Unions (CTISU) together with seven other trade unions of Hong Kong higher education institutions. ASAEdUHK became a part of the Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions (HKCTU) in 2013.