Family BBQ on Hac Sa Beach

Members from Toastmasters and the Academic Staff Association and their families had a BBQ at Hac Sac Beach on November 15, 2015 with about 40-50 people. Most of the Toastmasters are local Macau people and this provided an opportunity for staff members to connect with the local community. It provided a wonderful opportunity for families and staff to socialize with each other while enjoying great food.

Barbecue on Hac Sa Beach

Barbecue on Hac Sa Beach


ASA achieves coloured logo name cards for all

Several months ago our Association approached the UM management to ask for all UM academic staff, regardless of rank, to be issued name cards with the gilded colour UM logo. Up until now the coloured logo has been reserved for a select few only, including deans and rectors, whereas everyone else could only have the plain blue logo printed on their cards. In effect this created an unnecessary division among the ranks of UM’s staff.

We are glad to report that the UM management has consented, and from now on all full-time academic staff at all ranks and administrative staff who are eligible for name card printing may request these coloured logos on their name cards. For environmental protection, however, we suggest you use up your current supply of name cards before requesting the new cards.

ASA received a room from UM

We are glad to report that ASA has received a room from the University that serves as our office and official address, namely S26-G009. The ground floor of the S26 building is still a construction site, but our room has already been renovated for our use, and the Executive Committee inaugurated the room by holding its first meeting there today, 23 April 2015. The Academic Staff Association is grateful to the University management for providing us this room.

Here are our committee members at work for you:

ExCo Meeting

Meeting of the ASA Executive Committee in S26-G009 on 23 April 2015

ASA held its Annual General Meeting on 25 March 2015

On 25 March 2015, 43 members of our Association gathered at the Fortune Inn Restaurant on campus to hold this year’s Annual General Meeting. Besides various reports of our activities and achievements during the past year, the main three agenda items were:

  1. Approval of the proposed new constitution. We have been in the process of registering our revised constitution, as well as our new English and Chinese names, with the relevant Macau government departments for the past year. Finally we were told to adopt a simpler constitution in a standard format. To comply with the government’s requirement, our legal adviser drafted up a constitution in the required format, which was presented to our members. The new constitution was unanimously approved.
  2. Election of the Presidium of the General Assembly. This is a new body required by the Macau government as well as under the rules of our new constitution, and is tasked mainly with organising and running the annual general meeting. The elected members are: Xu Daming (FAH) as President, Li Ying (FSS) as Vice-President, and Joshua Lee (ELC) as Secretary.
  3. Election of the new Supervisory Committee. The 2-year term of our outgoing Supervisory Committee that had been serving since 2013 has ended, and a new Supervisory Committee was elected. The new members are: Chen Yang (FST) as President, Kim Hughes Wilhelm (FAH) as Vice-President, and Christopher Kelen (FAH) as Secretary.

Supervisory Committee President’s Report for the Year 2014-2015

Annual Report by the Supervisory Committee

The Academic Staff Association of the University of Macau

7:00-9:30pm, March 25, 2015

Fortune Inn Restaurant, New Campus on Hengqin

Dear Executive Committee Members,

Dear Academic Staff Association Members:

Tonight, at the first ASA gathering on our beautiful new campus, I would like to take this opportunity to briefly report you on behalf of the Supervisory Committee members about what has been done by the Supervisory Committee in the last year.

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Executive Committee President’s Report for the Year 2014-2015

AGM Report 2015

Yuanjian HE

The Academic Staff Association of the University of Macau

This is a report covering the period from 2014 AGM on 26 March 2014 to now, with four parts: (a) General Directions; (b) Actual Activities; (c) Plans in the Coming Year; (d) acknowledgement.

1. General Directions

The current Executive Committee set out at its first meeting in April 2014 the general directions in which our Association will engage itself and move forward. That is, we will abide by laws, university regulations, and by our Constitution and work for the common good of our own members, and for the common good of all members of the University. In so doing, we seek to work with all members of our Association, and with all members of the University, in peaceful and constructive dialogue and in sincere and trustworthy cooperation. Continue Reading

Annual General Meeting 2015

Our Association’s annual general meeting will be held as follows:

Date: 25 March 2015 (Wednesday)
Time: 19:00 – 21:30
Venue: Fortune Inn Restaurant (富臨軒), Building N1, UM Campus

This is an important meeting which we hope all our members will attend. We will begin with a delicious Chinese meal, after which we will proceed to the meeting proper. The main items to be discussed and voted on are the new constitution (the Macau government requires further changes, so we need to take a new vote on a new constitution), and the election of our Supervisory Committee and the Presidium of our General Assembly (a new body required by the Macau government).

UM full-time academic colleagues who are not yet members can sign up as members on the spot and join our dinner and meeting right away. We hope many colleagues will take this opportunity to join us.

We look forward to seeing you all at our AGM!