College Master

Prof. Benzi Zhang 張本梓教授

Prof. Zhang has extensive work experience as professor and dean in North America, Hong Kong, and mainland China, and has contributed in various positions to universities and society. He considers UM an ideal place for those who aspire for whole-person education and wish to put their aspirations into practice with the University’s unique residential college system that provides a space for multi-dimensional development of students. As college master, Prof. Zhang aims to devote himself to the promotion of a cross-cultural educational system that cultivates multi-disciplinary talents combining Western and Asian perspectives, instil good behaviour and values in students, and enhance students’ qualities in various areas. Prof. Zhang encourages students to nurture their cultural sensibilities, to develop the habit of independent thinking, and to improve communication and leadership skills through participating in extracurricular activities and social services organised by the College. He hopes that all ‘Shiu Pongers’ will search for, reflect on, and live a meaningful and worthy life, by serving as role models and making a difference wherever they go as ‘the light of the world’.




Associate Master and Chief of Students

Prof. Brian Chan

Brian, Hok-Shing, Chan is currently Associate Professor at the University of Macau, having obtained his PhD in Linguistics at University College London. At the University of Macau, he has been teaching courses of Sociolinguistics and Bilingualism for BA and MA students. His research has focused on bilingual code-switching, including the syntax and pragmatics of code-switching, with data drawn mainly from Cantonese-English in Hong Kong. More recently, he has developed an interest in code-switching in popular music. In addition to code-switching, he has recently done some work on Hong Kong English and sentence-final particles in

Cantonese. His publications can be found in Journal of Language and Social Psychology (2004), Lingua (2008), The Cambridge Handbook of Linguistic Code-switching (2009), World Englishes (2009), English in Asian Popular Culture (2012), Theoretical Approaches to Disharmonic Word Order (2013), and International Journal of Bilingualism (2015). He is a co-author of Hong Kong English published by the Edinburgh University Press (Setter, Wong and Chan, 2010).

Brian’s involvement in Shiu Pong College started in in the academic year of 2016/2017 as a College Affiliate later as a College Fellow in 2017 as a College Fellow. He has been the Director of the Shiu Pong College Choir a tutor at the English Table, and, starting from 2018/2019, Brian will also serve as Associate Master of Shiu Pong College.


Resident Fellow

IMG_0917 Dr. Bruce Liu

Because of interest in Medical Sciences, Dr. Liu completed his Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences at Perking University in 2003, and then he earned his Master’s degree in Chinese Medicine at University of Macau (UM) in 2005. As a journalist paying attention to health system reform and food safety in China, he worked for Life Times, Caijing Magazine and Caixin Media successively in Beijing from 2006 to 2010. He came back to UM in 2010 and obtained his Ph. D. in Biomedical Sciences in 2015.

Dr. Liu likes reading, debating, martial art and drama. He won the champion of the 1st Debating Match of Universities from Asia and the Pacific in 2004, the champion of the 11th Debating Match of Chinese Countrywide Well-Known University in 2005 as well as the best debater and second place in the CCTV’s International Varsity Debate Match in 2007 as a member of Mandarin Debate Team (MDT) of UM. As a coach, he has also led MDT to victory in several international matches, example of the 5th Debating Match of Universities from Asia and the Pacific in 2011.

If you like debate, public speech, drama, reading, martial art or biomedical sciences, you are welcome to visit Dr. Liu. He will help you to find other like-minded people and enjoy college life together.


 Ms. Ginger Chan

Ginger Chan is from local Macau. She earned a master degree from Chinese Academy of Governance, a bachelor degree from Sun Yat-Sen University and a secondary school teacher training diploma from Fu Jen Catholic University.

Prior to joining the University of Macau, she had 7 years working experiences in the Center of Educational Resources of Macao Education and Youth Affairs Bureau (DSEJ) where her major job responsibility was organizing diversified educational activities and training courses. Ginger had also worked as a secondary teacher and an academic tutor respectively.

Having worked in the educational field for years, Ginger is enthusiastic to share her experience to SPCers about career advice and personal development. She strongly believes that SPC is an ideal breeding ground for facilitate students’ whole-person development. She is also passionate about doing volunteer services, traveling and reading and is looking forward to learning and sharing with all SPCers.


Last updated on 04/01/2019