GE Teaching Award

Award Recipients
Ms Bonnie Chiu
AY2022/23 Individual

Associate Professor of Practice of Department of Journalism 

Stream Co-ordinator of Broadcast Journalism

Program Director of Bachelor of Communication (Hons)

School of Communication
Hong Kong Baptist University


Office: CVA 1030
Office number: (852) 3411-5080



  • BSSc in Communication, Hong Kong Baptist College
  • MA in Legal Studies, University of Bristol
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Law, City University of Hong Kong
  • A solicitor admitted in the High Court of Hong Kong


Research Interests

  1. Sports and Disability
  2. General Education Teaching
  3. Ethics and Law


Ms. Bonnie Chiu | Good Teaching Practices in GE

Brief Biography

Ms. Chiu has extensive broadcast journalism experience in both reporting and anchoring and was once voted as the second most popular female TV news anchor in Hong Kong. Ms. Chiu worked for the television division of Radio Television Hong Kong, Asia Television Limited, Cable TV and Television Broadcasts Limited. In addition, she once worked as an intern at United Nations Radio in New York.


Ms. Chiu joined the Department of Journalism in 2010 and is currently teaching several undergraduate courses including “Advanced Broadcast Production and Investigative Reporting” and “Media Law and Ethics”.


Since 2020, she has been teaching two General Education (Capstone) courses: “Sports and Disability in the Hong Kong Chinese Media”, “Doxxing, Privacy and Current Issues”. Ms. Chiu strongly believes that the teaching of GE courses will help open up students’ minds to new ways of thinking to address real world issues. The transferability of what students have learnt in a GE CAPSTONE course to address other societal issues or their future career etc. will benefit students in all aspects of their life.

Recognition from the Selection Panel

Ms. Chiu currently teaches 2 self-initiated Capstone courses, GCAP3125 Doxxing, Privacy and Current Issues and GCAP3135 Sport and Disability in the Hong Kong Chinese Media, which aim at raising students’ awareness of two social polarities – the debatable personal data policies and the neglected parasports respectively.


The Panel highly commended Ms. Chiu for her significant contributions to the development of Level 3 GE Capstone courses, as well as connecting students with the community. They were also impressed by the uniqueness and the originality of the 2 said courses, which were considered inspirational and appealing to students. Through an interdisciplinary and activity-based learning approach, the courses not only provided students with in-depth knowledge of the most current social happenings, but also developed empathy, critical thinking and career-ready skills within them. The Panel approved of Ms. Chiu’s successful maximisation of her professional expertise and experience in GE teaching. 


Ms. Chiu’s sustained and extended success in delivering the 2 courses, together with promoting the value of GE courses and recording students’ accomplishment through regular media coverage and academic dissemination, was also esteemed by the Panel. The consistently positive quantitative and qualitative feedback received by Ms. Chiu from her students further validated her high teaching efficiency.


The Panel recommended Ms. Chiu to receive the GE Teaching Award (Individual) to honour her excellent performance and remarkable achievement, assuring that she would make considerable impact on GE and the community through her exemplary teaching.