28 September 2012

Celebrating Malaysia: An Astute & Indulgent Forum on the Orang Asli community

Sunway’s MOHE Compulsory Subjects Department chose to honour and remember our Independence Day by conducting a Forum entitled: “Celebrating Malaysia” with its perspectives on “Orang Asli at the Crossroads.” The Forum was put together to educate urban Malaysians on the life, culture and plight of the Orang Asli community.

The Forum was honoured with the presence of 3 distinguished speakers and was moderated by Dr Colin Nicholas, founder and coordinator of the Centre for Orang Asli Concerns (COAC). The first speaker was Tijah Yok Chopil, an indigenous woman of the Semai tribe who has devoted her life to empowering and uniting the once scattered Orang Asli community of Peninsular Malaysia. The second was Siti Z Kasim, a consummate human rights lawyer who is currently involved in many of the land rights issues affecting the Orang Asli community and finally, Bob Manolan, a social activist who also represents the people in land issues in the state of Pahang.

Dr Colin Nicholas, founder and coordinator of the COAC moderating the forum.

27 September 2012

Supporting deserving youth

The Jeffrey Cheah Foundation awarded scholarships and awards amounting to RM11.7 million to 1700 students of Sunway University and Sunway College recently.

Tan Sri Jeffrey Cheah (in suit) with the 13 Jeffrey Cheah Foundation Community Scholarship recipients

20 September 2012

Sunway’s 2nd Pre-University Conference, education beyond the classroom

Back for the second time, Sunway Education Group’s 2nd Pre-University Conference was bigger and better. The conference themed “Learning within and beyond the classroom,” saw the participation of many internal as well as external institutions in conjunction with Sunway’s Silver Jubilee celebration.

Professor Dr. Morshidi Sirat, Deputy Director-General, Department of Higher Education (Public Sector) Ministry of Higher Education presented the keynote address and officiated the conference while the plenary address was presented by Prof. Dr. Moses Samuel, Deputy Dean, Faculty of Education, University of Malaya.

Cheng Mien Wee,Mr Lee Weng Keng; CEO of the Education and Healthcare Division, Professor Dr. Morshidi Sirat, Elizabeth Lee, Senior Executive Director, Sunway Education Group and Dr. Khatijah Khalid, Chief Executive,Sunway College

14 September 2012

Sunway’s eWaste campaign gets you thinking green

The widespread use of electronic gadgets and gear without a corresponding channel developed for their proper disposal is an issue that the Sunway Education Group (SE Group) is concerned with. As its IT Services department has pressed forward to deploy better technology to all the Sunway education institutions, they are also conscious of the dumping of used electronic items (eWaste).

Staff member placing his e-waste into the e-waste bin on Sunway campus