We are HKSA

We promote Hong Kong culture and community bonding in UChicago through social and professional events.

About HKSA

Since 1997, the Hong Kong Students' Association has organised academic talks, fundraising sales, and study breaks to promote Hong Kong and its culture to all students at the University of Chicago. We also host prospie dinners, information sessions, send-off parties, and alumni gatherings in Hong Kong, to ensure that international students from Hong Kong are well-integrated and supported in Chicago.

Most of our events are announced and publicised on our Facebook group. Past events have included bun sales, Chinatown dinners, send-off parties at the China Club, and a talk by Secretary for Financial Services Dr. KC Chan on Hong Kong's financial markets.

Our Team 2014-15

Dominic Chiu

Dominic Chiu

President, Class of 2016

Dominic is a rising third year double-majoring in Economics and Philosophy. He was born and lived in Hong Kong all his life, having studied in West Island School for 5 years. He is treasurer of the Catholic Student Association on campus, a member of AAIV and a student associate of Lumen Christi Institute. Apart from schoolwork, Dominic also enjoys debating, philosophizing, and other activities which require the minimum kinetic energy possible. He also enjoys listening to Handel and Jay Chou in his spare time, and also playing the occasional ultimate frisbee. He stayed in Hitchcock House in his first year and now lives on 54th Street Woodlawn between Starbucks and Harold's.

Brian Ng

Brian Ng

Vice President of Administration, Class of 2016

Brian is a rising third-year majoring in Economics and English, who was born and raised in Hong Kong where he studied at Diocesan Boys' School. Somehow he remains incompetent at eating with chopsticks. He is involved with Alpha Kappa Psi, the Economic and Financial Modelling Club, and Asian-American Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship. He writes in the intersection of poetry and fiction, and had a one-act play, Ingenue, premiere in Spring 2014. In his spare time he goes to random events around Chicago (no short supply), watches music videos, and trolls commentators on the Overheard on UChicago page. He'll be staying in Max East, Hoover House next year. He loves meeting new people and would love to answer any questions you might have!

Ambrose Iu

Mantim Lee

Vice President of Finance, Class of 2017

Mantim is a rising second year majoring in Economics. Before coming to college, Mantim studied in Queen’s College and Li Po Chun United World College of Hong Kong. He is a member of the varsity swim team and an analyst of The Blue Chips Investment Club. Living in Max Palevsky dorm during first year, he is going to move off campus next year. In his free time, Mantim enjoys hanging out with his friends, eating, reading and playing piano. Other than swimming, he also loves playing basketball, hiking, kayaking and cross country running. He is excited about meeting all of you!

Ambrose Iu

Ambrose Iu

Vice President of Social Affairs, Class of 2017

Ambrose Iu is in the class of 2017. He is born and raised in Hong Kong, but he has been studying in the United Kingdom for five years, prior to coming to University of Chicago. He is currently undecided in my academic studies, but holds interest in Political Science, Economics and the Visual Arts. He will most likely pursue a double major among the choice of three. He is currently engaged in the Latin Ballroom Dancing, and have become an active member of the board. He is also the Vice President of Public Relations of Hong Kong Student Association. He is a member of Alpha Kappa Psi. He lives in New Graduate Residence Hall.

Teddy Chatjaval

Teddy Chatjaval

Secretary, Class of 2016

Teddy is a rising third year double majoring in East Asian Studies and Economics. He was born and lived in Hong Kong all his life. Prior to coming to UChicago, Teddy studied in Hong Kong International School for 8 years and the Taft School, a boarding school in Connecticut, for 4 years. Besides HKSA, Teddy is involved in the Asian-American Intervarsity fellowship, UChicago Microfinance Initiative, Alpha Kappa Psi, and the UChicago Careers in Business program. In his spare time, he enjoys playing tennis and golf, going on culinary adventures, and most importantly, LEAGUE OF LEGENDS!!! (Jk, but not really xD) He stayed in Max Palevsky East in his first two years and now lives on 55th and Ellis - right by Ratner! ;)

Contact Us!

For latest news, join our Facebook group. Want to work with us, or promote something to our members? Send an email to our current president Dominic Chiu or VP Admin Brian Ng.

This site's design is adapted from Grayscale by Brian Ng. If you're reading this to procrastinate on something, check out the UChicago version of the 2048 puzzle hosted here. If you're an incoming freshman, check out this helpful PDF made in 2011.