I have the honour to present Dr. Stan Tsang-Kay Cheung of Hong Kong.
Dr. Cheung was born in Guangdong Province, China and moved with his parents to Hong Kong in 1950. He is a distinguished alumnus of The University of Manitoba and first came here as an undergraduate student in 1964. Between then and 1975 he earned the degrees of Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, and Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy in Animal Genetics.
Dr. Cheung returned to Hong Kong in 1975 and is currently Managing Director of Herald Hong Kong (Ltd.), a major holding company of other large manufacturing firms in Hong Kong, the People's Republic of China and elsewhere. He has been a notable success in his commercial endeavours and in particular has been successful in establishing a number of joint ventures in the area of manufacturing in the People's Republic of China.
Since he left The University of Manitoba Dr. Cheung has maintained a close connection to the University, particularly to the Faculty of Agriculture. He has also developed close contacts with the business community in Winnipeg and has been especially helpful in facilitating the establishment of Manitoba business in Hong Kong and Southern China. For example, he made a major contribution to the successful transfer of agricultural technology and hardware to Southern China by Feed-Rite Ltd., a major Winnipeg feed manufacturing company.
In addition to his commercial success, Dr. Cheung has an impressive record of public service. In Hong Kong he is a member of the Urban Council, the Broadcasting Authority and the Polytechnic Council. He is chairman of Challenge Ventures Ltd., a social agency for the disabled, and vice-chairman of the Business and Technology Centre, a vehicle to bring together academics, business people and industrialists to facilitate joint venture projects in China. He is a member of the Science and Technology Committee, the Agriculture and Fisheries Advisory Committee and the Livestock Advisory Committee.
At Hong Kong University he is a member of the Council of the School of Management Studies and of the Supervisory Board of the Institute of Molecular Biology. He is also active on several advisory committees at Hong Kong Polytechnic and at City Polytechnic.
In the People's Republic of China Dr. Cheung is an Honorary Advisor to the Science and Technology Commission and an Adjunct Professor at the Shanghai Jiao-Tung University.
Dr. Cheung is a man of considerable talent and of immense personal charm and generosity.
Mr. Chancellor, it is an honour and a privilege for me to ask, in the name of the Senate of The University of Manitoba, that you confer upon Dr. Stan Tsang-Kay Cheung the degree of Doctor of Laws (honoris causa).
-citation delivered by Arnold Naimark, President, University of Manitoba