26 September 2014

Sunway University hosted Harvard Asia Leadership Conference and Camp 2014

Young Malaysians learned leadership skills from Harvard-trained instructors

The Sunway Education Group and the Jeffrey Cheah Foundation (JCF) recently hosted the Harvard Asia Leadership Conference and Camp at Sunway University from August 17 – 22 in collaboration with the Centre for Asia Leadership Initiatives (CALI). Themed “Leadership and Innovation in the 21st Century, the event aimed at transforming young Malaysians into strategic global leaders to help change the country and the world through teaching and learning from facilitators with extensive experience from Harvard.

The event was the second to be organised by Sunway Education Group and CALI after a similar conference in January. Dr Elizabeth Lee, Senior Executive Director of Sunway Education Group revealed that the collaboration with CALI will continue with more projects. “With our continuous effort, the project will get better. We may have to tweak it, or perhaps narrow down the age gap in order to meet the needs and demands of Malaysia,” she added. Samuel Kim, President of CALI concurred with the plan of returning to Sunway with the Winter Trek in December 2014 or January 2015.

Asia Leadership Trekkers and participants with Tan Sri Jeffrey Cheah and Dr Elizabeth Lee The Harvard Asia Leadership Trekkers

19 September 2014

CIMP Graduates are Compassionate Intellectuals

276 Canadian International Matriculation Programme (CIMP) graduates from Sunway College recently celebrated their pre-university study accomplishments.

33 graduated with an overall average result of 90 percent and above while 82 graduates graduated with an average result between 80 and 90 percent. Top student Christie Grace, who hails from Indonesia with an overall average of 97.50 percent, received two special awards for her outstanding achievement - The General’s Medal for Academic Achievement 2013-2014 from the High Commissioner of Canada, Her Excellency Judith St George and the Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Dr Jeffrey Cheah Scholastic Award from YBhg. Puan Sri Datin Seri Dr Susan Cheah.

From left: Top student Christie Grace and High Commissioner of Canada, H.E Judith St George

01 September 2014

Honorary Award for Elizabeth Lee

Senior Executive Director of Sunway Education Group, Elizabeth Lee Fuh Yen has been conferred an honorary doctorate by the Council and the Senate of University of Nottingham, United Kingdom, for her immense and exceptional contributions to education in Malaysia. She received the Doctor of Laws, honoris causa, from Professor Christine Ennew, Pro-Vice-Chancellor of The University of Nottingham, and Provost and CEO of The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus, at the graduation ceremony held recently.

Each year the world-class University of Nottingham, ranked in the top 1 per cent of all universities worldwide bestows honorary degrees to a small select number of individuals who have achieved outstanding success and distinction in their chosen fields. Dr Elizabeth Lee joins the creator of ibuprofen, the late Professor Steward Adams, OBE; British High Commissioner to Malaysia, H.E. Simon Featherstone, CMG; Olympic Gold Medalist, Dr Tim Brabants, MBE; and current governor of Bank Negara Malaysia, Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Dr. Zeti Akhtar Aziz; to be amongst the choice luminaries who have received the honour.

Sunway Student Ambassadors Learn to Work as a Team

"The teambuilding was so much fun and I want to do it again! The games taught me a lot about teamwork especially through the beach activities", says Ong Jo Lyn of the Sunway College A-Level programme. Jo Lyn was one of 52 Sunway Student Ambassadors from various pre-university programmes at Sunway College selected for a day out at Sunway Lagoon. The special outing where the students were engaged in teambuilding exercises and games was held in appreciation of their outstanding achievement through active involvement as volunteers in events by the Sunway Marketing Department and as Sunway’s brand ambassadors.