26 July 2010

The Winning Essay - Oxford and Cambridge Writing Competition 2010

We'd like to feature the winning article of our recent Essay Competition to recognise the thought and effort put into it. Bravo Ishen Perumal  from SMK Methodist (ACS) Ipoh!

20 July 2010

Global Accounting and Organizational Change Research Conference 2012

Hosted by Sunway University in association with the Journal of Accounting & Organizational Change and La Trobe University, Victoria, Australia.

We are pleased to announce that the third biennial international conference of the Global Accounting and Organizational Change Research (GAOCR) network will be held at Sunway University, tentatively from July 14-17, 2012. The theme of the conference is “Accounting’s role in promoting good corporate governance and sustainable management.”

The GAOCR network is committed to high-quality research on contemporary issues in organizational and accounting change. It aims to provide a platform for international researchers and practitioners from multiple disciplines to disseminate information on organizational and accounting systems change. The 2012 conference will be organized by Sunway University in association with La Trobe University (Victoria, Australia) and the Journal of Accounting & Organizational Change (JAOC). Founded in 2005, JAOC represents a new emphasis on exploring how organizations change, and how the change process affects organizational and social processes. For further details about the journal, visit: http://www.emeraldinsight.com/jaoc.htm

We hope you will have a stimulating conference, and also have an opportunity to enjoy the Sunway Integrated Resort City, the city of Kuala Lumpur and its surrounding areas in Malaysia.

We look forward to welcoming you to the conference and to Sunway University in 2012!

Further details about the conference will be available soon!

Associate Professor Dr. YF Foo,
School of Business

Sunway Universit
No.5 Jalan Universiti
Bandar Sunway
46150 Petaling Jaya
+603 7491 8622 Ext 8309

Professor Zahirul Hoque,
School of Accounting

La Trobe University
Victoria 3086, Australia
+ 613 9479 3433

12 July 2010

Oxford and Cambridge English Language Event 2010

The Oxford and Cambridge English Language Event 2010 finally came to an exciting conclusion at Sunway University College on June 26. This annual event which comprises the Public Speaking Competition and the Essay Writing Competition, is aimed at secondary school students to promote the usage of the English language as an effective communicational tool.

After the preliminary rounds in April, all six finalists of this year’s Public Speaking Competition were once again on stage to wield silver tongues to battle the ambiguous topic, “Face”. In a 4-minute prepared speech, each finalists displayed their personal panache and interpretation of that singular word. Some literally talked about the face and its many expressions while some spoke of the ubiquitous culture of saving face. Some speeches were heavily laden with humour, some simply tugged at the heartstrings.

The competition were judged by Oxbridge members Simon Marshall, Andrew Caie and Emma Davidson. Each speech was evaluated in terms of content, presentation manner, speech structure and relevance.

Concurrently, the Essay Writing Competition was held with the participation of 22 schools from Klang Valley and Ipoh. 61 participants were put in an examination setting and they answered one of the five questions given.

The essays were screened by judges from Sunway University College led by Dr. Stephen Hall, the director of the Language Unit, where the six best entries were shortlisted and reviewed once again by a panel of Oxbridge judges which included Datuk Dr Paddy Bowie, Simon Marshall, Andrew Barber, Shawn Tan and Balraj Singh Bannu.

During an interval packed with activities, students were first given a tour of the campus which included the Tun Hussein Onn Library and the training restaurant. They then attended special lectures on effective writing and oral communication skills by several Oxbridge members. Later, students were given a talk by Dato’ Richard Small on application procedures and entry requirements into pre-eminent universities Oxford and Cambridge.
When the results were finally out, Margaret Hall, chairperson of the event, once again took to the stage to announce the winners.

Ishen Perumal who wrote an essay on how race, gender and/or social class help determine the circumstances of a person’s life, was the champion of the writing competition. Perumal represented SMK Methodist (ACS) Ipoh.

The champion of the much anticipated public speaking contest went to Vishnu Arvindran from SMK Taman Jasmin 2 who gave a heart-rending speech on the inner and outer face.

Both winners walked away with cash prizes each amounting to RM600, individual trophies, certificates of commendation from the Oxford and Cambridge Society Malaysia, and full tuition fee waiver for any pre-university programme in Sunway University College.

Winners for the Oxford and Cambridge Writing Competition:
Ishen Perumal (SMK Methodist (ACS), Ipoh)

1st runner-up
Parkashkumar Rajesekaran (Victoria Institution, KL)

2nd runner-up
Gan Ja Qian (SMK USJ 12, Selangor)

Consolation Prizes
Chen Liang Yi (SMJK Sam Tet, Ipoh)
Christal Wong (SMK Taman SEA, Selangor)
Fan Ray Aun (SMJK Katholik, Petaling Jaya)

Winners for the Oxford and Cambridge Public Speaking Competition:

Vishnu Arvindran (SMK Taman Jasmin 2)

1st runner-up
Nicholas Lim (SMJK Katholik, Petaling Jaya)

2nd runner-up
Loo Han Rong (Chong Hwa Independent High School, KL)

Consolation Prizes
Joash Ong (SMK Sultan Abdul Samad, Petaling Jaya)
Kailash Kalairasu (SMK St. John’s)
Daniel Ong (SMK Damansara Jaya)

This event was jointly organised by Sunway University College, and the Oxford and Cambridge Society of Malaysia.

8 July 2010

Sunway School Of Business Visits Lancaster University Management School

A recent visit by the Management Group of Sunway University College’s School of Business has emphasised the continuing development of the relationship with Lancaster University Management School (LUMS), a triple-accredited, world-ranked business school in the UK.

From left: Dr. Foo Yin Fah, Mr. Nagiah Ramasamy, Dr. Cheah You Sum, Mr. Paul Linus Andrews

Dr Foo Yin Fah, Mr. Nagiah Ramasamy, Mr. Paul Linus Andrews and Dr Cheah You Sum visited LUMS between 28 June and 1 July, meeting academics and students from LUMS during their visit.

The main objective of the visit was to enhance the working relationship between the two schools and explore new collaborations in research and staff development activities.

At present, LUMS validates the three undergraduate degrees offered by the School of Business to ensure its academic quality and graduates will then receive two degree certificates, one from Sunway University College and another from Lancaster University. The School of Business also collaborates with LUMS in offering Master degrees in Management, Management with Law and Money, Banking and Finance.

According to Dr Foo, “The visit was an eye-opener and has helped us learn a great deal more about teaching, admissions and research standards which will help us make the transition to university status and strengthen the partnership with LUMS.”