• Flower Pots Decoration Workshop

    The DOGA Art Club hosted a morning and an afternoon flower pot decoration workshop on Jun 24. We were amazed by the creativity everyone demonstrated in decorating a set of large and small terracotta pots
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  • Macaron Baking Workshop (8 July, 2017)

    The macaron baking workshop was held on 8th July at The Mixing Bowl. It was a cozy fun-filled afternoon with 17 participants including some mothers and daughters behind the baking counter. They had a great
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  • Netball Festival 2017

    On September 16th, the DOGA Netball Team participated in the Celebrations of the 20th Anniversary Establishment of the HKSAR - Netball Festival 2017 organised by the Hong Kong Netball Association. Despite the strong sun and a
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  • Membership Sub-Committee Interest Group Networking Events

    DOGA Legal Group held its inaugural networking event on 24th June. It was an occasion where alumnae working in different legal professions from the class of 1981 to 2016 had the unique opportunity to get
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  • Mother’s and Father’s Day Calligraphy Workshop

    On 13th May, the DOGA Art Club hosted Mother’s and Father’s Day calligraphy workshops featuring Kaye Shu from K’s Calligraphy 舒法. The two sessions attracted 62 alumnae and their families to attend. The morning session
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News Updates

  • 1 DOGA Art Club: Urban Sketching on 3 March
  • 2 Chinese Bakery on 10 March
  • 3 Congratulations to Mrs Stella Lau JP
  • 4 Events Calendar
  • Urban Sketching is an act of drawing while on location to document the world around you. The Urban Sketching community has skyrocketed in popularity in the past 10 years with sketchcrawls happening all over the world.

    The Art club will be organizing the very first sketchcrawl in our familiar 1 Jordan Road campus. Please come and join the fun and take this opportunity to capture the school campus with your own sketches.

    For details please refer to the link below:

    Date: 3 March 2018 (Saturday)
    Time: 10:00am – 1:00pm
    Cost: HK$50 for DOGA member or each of her immediate family
    HK$80 for non-DOGA member or each of her immediate family member
    Venue: DOGA room

    Registration will start at 9:00am on 11 February 2018 (Sunday)
    . DOGA membership number is required to qualify for the member price. Priority will be given to members. Spaces are limited and first come first serve, maximum of 30 participants only, so remember to sign up. See you there!

    Kindly follow below link to register: https://goo.gl/forms/Xl51kKkozZBB6bUN2

    Some reminders for the event:
    1. Each person can register for

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  • Welcome to the Year of the Dog! Are you still indulging in the mood of Chinese New Year with various kinds of traditional food? Want to try baking your own "Lo Por cake 老婆餅" and egg tart to cheer your family?

    The Social Committee has kindly arranged a baking workshop with a veteran Chinese Bakery Kee Wah in Hong Kong on March 10th. Two different workshops have been arranged for your choice. You could choose to bring your kid to join for the egg tart session in the afternoon.

    Date: 10 March 2018 (Saturday)

    Workshop A: 10:00am - 12:30 pm; baking of Lo Por cake (for adult only);

    Workshop B: 3:30pm - 6:00pm; baking of egg tart (for adult / adult with a child under 12)

    Place: Kee Wah Studio Workshop, 2/F, 188 Queen's Road East, Wanchai, HK

    Cost: Workshop A: HK$300; Workshop B: HK$300 or HK$380 (with a child under 12)

    Language: Cantonese

    For registration of the workshop, please download the form and read the details from

    As seats are limted, please act now to secure your registration. See you

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  • DOGA would like to extend our warmest congratulations to our alumna and DGS headmistress, Mrs Stella Lau JP, on her award of the Silver Bauhinia Star (SBS) from the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administration Region. The Silver Bauhinia Star is awarded to persons who have taken a leading part in public affairs and/or voluntary work over a long period of time. Mrs Lau is awarded the SBS for her distinguished public service, and in particular, her valuable contribution towards the promotion of interests and well-being of women in Hong Kong.

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  • Upcoming Events

    March 3 DOGA Art Club: Urban Sketching
    March 5 Introduction of DOGA to S6 graduates
    March 10 Chinese Bakery
    March 24 Class Rep & New Members Tea Gathering
    March DOGA Netball League
    April 21 Support of DGS Career Fair
    April Inter-school Alumnae Badminton Competition
    May 5 Art Club Mother's & Father's Day Event
    May DOGA Netball Team in Festival of Sports
    Community Chest Dumplings-Making Workshop
    Social Sub-committee event
    June 16 Dr. Symons Scholarship Selection
    June DOGA AGM
    Finance Group drinks
    Visit to S6 Graduation Dinner
    July 5 Art Club Summer Event
    July Support of S5 Job Shadowing Programme
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Karen Lam Siu-ling- Class of '69

Karen Lam Siu-ling, Chair Professor in Medicine at the University of Hong Kong (HKU), holds a number of responsibilities -


- Chairman, Medical Sciences Group, Faculty of Medicine, HKU
- Deputy Head, Department of Medicine; HKU
- Director, Centre of Endocrinology and Diabetes; HKU
- Chairman, Board of Management, Clinical Trial Center, HKU
- Chief, Division of Endocrinology, Queen Mary Hospital
- Director, K.K.Leung Diabetes Centre; Queen Mary Hospital
- Honorary Consultant, Queen Mary Hospital
- Visiting Professor, Sun Yat Sun University of Medical Sciences, Guangzhou, & Shantao University, PRC

Her current research includes genetics and pathogenesis of diabetes and its complications, obesity, and pituitary disorders. She has made significant research contributions in clinical and basic endocrinology, diabetes and lipid metabolism, with over 160 referred research/review publications.

In addition to her work as a medical doctor, a lecturing professor and a researcher in the medical field, Karen has two lovely children, daughter Victoria (aged 11 and studying at DGS) and son Benjamin (aged 10 and studying at St. Joseph's) to look after. Karen is married to Selwyn So, who is as busy as Karen (almost!) as he works as a doctor and also as a barrister.

Karen was interviewed on 22nd November, 2003 by Grace Lam and Winnie Kong, who set out their interview below.

Finding time for the family

Karen and her husband do not normally finish work until 7:30p.m. to 8p.m. each evening. Once they arrive home, time is totally allocated to the children. The whole family normally dines together each evening; this allows time for the children chatting to their parents as to their whole day's affairs and any special areas of interest and/or concerns. After dinner, Karen and her husband will help with the children's homework, if necessary and then they will play some games together.

The weekend is saved for the children. Besides going to church every Sunday morning, the whole family will play badminton together in the weekend, and/or go hiking in the cooler weather and swim in the warmer weather.

Karen has been encouraging her children to look after themselves since they were at a very young age. She is proud that both her children are relatively independent; they attend to their schoolwork themselves (achieving very good results) and seek help only if necessary; they read a lot and participate in a number of extra curricular activities which include boy scouts/girl guides, badminton, swimming and studying French. The children look up to their parents as their role models.


Academic achievements

Karen finished her primary study at St. Rose of Lima and attained the highest score in the Hong Kong primary school certificate examination. She gained a scholarship to receive her secondary education at Diocesan Girls' School from 1964 to 1969 and again attained the highest score in the Hong Kong Form 5 school certificate examination. After spending two more years at DGS after the Form 5 graduation, Karen enrolled as a medical student in 1971 at the University of Hong Kong. With consistency, she graduated from the Medical Faculty, University of Hong Kong yet again scoring the highest marks.

Memories of the DGS schooldays

Karen recalls that she did not start her early days of education in DGS without difficulty. Moving from St. Rose of Lima, which used Chinese as the medium of instruction, to DGS, which used English (very high standard as well) as the medium of instruction, Karen found it difficult to cope with her work required upfront. Realising that she must resolve the problem on her own and quickly, Karen worked harder on her subjects, sought help from her colleagues by borrowing their notes for copying and spent a lot of her free times in reading English books with the aim to improve the capability of mastering the language. One thing that Karen always believes is that with determination, all problems can be resolved.



The teachers that Karen remembers most include Mrs. Nellie Yu who helped her a lot in English. Through Mrs. Yu, Karen learnt to understand sentence structure a lot better and how to write in a precise and clear manner which proved to be very useful in the written work (which includes a lot of research papers) currently required of her.

The other teachers that Karen has a lot of memory of are Mrs. O'Connell who taught her oral English and Miss Manily who taught her music. Karen thinks that it is particularly good for DGS to provide music class for all the forms in secondary school, giving girls an opportunity to learn music theory even if they are not involved in any particular music training.

Things gained at DGS

Having spent seven years at DGS, Karen made a lot of friends, some of whom she is still seeing on a regular basis nowadays. They have small group gatherings once every month or bi-monthly.

Karen treasured the days at school and enjoyed particularly the extra curricular activities provided/organized by the school or the girls themselves. Through these activities, the girls learnt how to build up their organizational skill, self-confidence and independence, characteristics of DGS girls which are helpful for them in many aspects throughout life.


Advice to girls

In addition to working hard and being determined to achieve success, the other piece of advice that Karen gives to the girls is that one should make their choice of studying and career based on one's own interest and capabilities rather than the glamour of the subject or the money generating power of any profession. The demand for any particular type of professionals varies over time so the key criteria is to study the subject that you are capable of handling and has interest in, then work hard for it.

Karen has been participating in the career talks organized by the school in the past few years. She is most willing to talk to the girls who want to know more about developing a career in the medical field and her contact address is Department of Medicine, University of Hong Kong, Queen Mary Hospital, Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong.

  • MEMBERSHIP CATEGORIES: Life Member: Anyone who has completed at least one academic year at DGS/DGJS and has attained the age Read More
  • The Dr. C. J. SYMONS SCHOLARSHIP was established in 1985 by the Diocesan Old Girls’ Association in honour of Dr. Read More
  • We are very pleased that the School has now moved back to a brand new campus in 1Jordan Road with Read More
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