27 December 2012

A collaboration that continues Ms Cooke’s legacy to education

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The Sunway Education Group and BBGS Alumni Berhad, marked an important milestone in giving to society, with the signing of a Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) recently.

Sunway Education Group which is under the Jeffrey Cheah Foundation, an entity founded on the premise of giving to society through education, has pledged RM500,000 worth of scholarships to kick start the scholarships for tertiary studies offered by the Elena Cooke Education Fund (ECE Fund).

Ms Moey Yoke Lai, Founding Director, BBGS Alumni Berhad sealing the MoC with Elizabeth Lee

19 December 2012

2nd prize for Sunway University in Veloster Challenge

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Sunway University’s Department of Art and Design (DAD) students recently emerged first runner-up in the Veloster Rev It Up Inter-College Challenge in conjunction with the launch of the Hyundai Veloster.

The students setting up their design for the Veloster Rev It Up Inter-College Challenge.

6 December 2012

Engineering options at University of Auckland for Sunway students

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A double signing ceremony between Sunway University, Sunway College and the University of Auckland was held recently at the Sunway Campus. Sunway University’s American Degree Transfer Programme (ADTP) and Sunway College’s Pre-University Studies Programme signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Faculty of Engineering, University of Auckland to include an option for engineering students from both institutions to study in the University of Auckland, New Zealand.

JoAnne Chu, University Placement Office; Lim Shui Chin, Director International Office; Professor David Ngo Chek Ling, Deputy Vice Chancellor; Professor Pua Eng Chong, Deputy Vice Chancellor; Professor Michael C.R. Davies FRSE, Dean of Engineering and Pro Vice-Chancellor Tāmaki Innovation Campus the University of Auckland; KC Yong, Chairman SELSET New Zealand / Alumni Relations and Development the University of Auckland; Professor Poh Chit Laa, Dean School of Science and Technology; Dr Justin Xavier, Head of ADTP; Associate Professor Dr Foo Yin Fah, Acting Dean – SUBS.

28 November 2012

Sunway Interior Design student’s artwork recognised

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Written by: Laveenia Theertha Pathy
Photograph by: Department of Art & Design

Equipped with talent and passion for art, Diploma in Interior Design student, Goh Ee Leng submitted his entry in the Mixed Media category during the Tanjong Heritage Art Competition 2012 and won the third prize, walking away with cash worth RM 1,000. His submission, an illustration of an elderly man preparing a cup of coffee sketched on coffee stains was his representation of a Malaysian heritage.

Goh Ee Leng with his artwork at the Tanjong Heritage Art Competition 2012

27 November 2012

Varsity Run raises RM24,000

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The Run for GOLD Charity Marathon organised by the Sunway University Business School (SUBS) Student Concilium recently was a runaway success judging from the over 1000 participants who turned up on a Sunday morning recently at 7 am to clean the 7 km route starting from and ending at the Graduate Centre, Sunway University. Funds raised amounted to RM24,000 which was donated to GOLD, a special class of students with learning disabilities. GOLD stands for Generating Opportunities for the Learning Disabled and is located at Komplex 3C in Bandar Sunway.

The participants included 15 GOLD special students, students of Sunway University and other institutions, staff and the public. The Top 10 finishers in the men’s and women’s categories each received a medal and a T-shirt.

SUBS students, lecturers and Run sponsors presented the cheque to GOLD. Also present were GOLD students (most seated in front row)

6 November 2012

Third time, still a charm

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Sunway’s American Degree Transfer Programme (ADTP) students have been nothing short of excellent in their latest theatre production titled, Seven + One = VIII. The production comprising eight plays were gripping, moving and received a rumbling of laughter from a room full of spectators.

The THEA 1000 class produced, directed and performed in each of these short stories in only a mere 46 days. The plays were a mixture of an original screenplay and adaptations of popular classics.

17 October 2012

Sunway Education Group celebrates 25 years of trailblazing education with SEE2012

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The Sunway Education Expo 2012 (SEE2012), a signature event held to mark 25 years of trailblazing education, was a festival of ideas and creativity that lit up the hearts and minds of those who were present during the two-day event held at Sunway University recently. Themed “Inspiring Hearts and Minds”, SEE2012 was a platform where creative and innovative ideas as well as achievements in the areas of business, science, technology, languages, fashion, and the creative arts were brought forward.

SEE2012 saw an illustrious line-up of speakers who have in many ways impacted the world. The four sub-themes adopted by SEE2012 are (i) Icons, Geniuses, Mavericks, (ii) Eco-Imagination (iii) Social Innovation and (iv) Arts and Creativity.

Mano Maniam speaking about The Learning Business-Future Imperfect during SEE2012

11 October 2012

SUNWAY EDUCATION GROUP CELEBRATES 25 YEARS OF TRAILBLAZING EDUCATION WITH GALA DINNER

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Bandar Sunway, 10 October 2012 – The Sunway Education Group (“SEG”) celebrated its 25th Silver Jubilee Anniversary recently with a Silver Jubilee Gala Dinner attended by 1,280 staff, students and alumni of the Sunway Education Group. The dinner was the culmination of a number of events organised by SEG throughout the year. The dinner also heralded the Sunway Education Expo (“SEE”) 2012, a signature event for the anniversary which was held the next two days on 6 and 7 October.


Nobel Laureate wows crowd with immunology and humour

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Sunway University recently welcomed Professor Peter C. Doherty, AC, FAA, FRS to join its list of distinguished speakers for the Tan Sri Jeffrey Cheah Distinguished Speakers Series (TSJCDSS). Professor Doherty who won the 1996 Nobel Prize together with Rolf Zinkernagel in Physiology and Medicine for their work on immunity to viruses, presented a short talk titled “The Killer Defense.” The talk elucidated on a short history on the discovery of erythrocytes (red blood cells), white corpuscles and the role of the macrophages and lymphocytes to what we presently know.

Nobel Laureate Professor Peter C. Doherty sharing a video on Cytotoxic Tlymphocyte (CTL Effectors) during the Tan Sri Jeffrey Cheah Distinguished Speakers Series.

9 October 2012

Students proudly wear used clothes at Eco event

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Even with nationwide recycling, solid waste is a major environmental problem in Malaysia. As a nation, Malaysia produces 8.4 million tonnes of waste a year. However, Malaysians are not in the habit of donating or wearing old clothes. Unwanted clothes are often included with the trash. Selling one’s old clothes, swapping or giving away is not in our culture. For this reason, Sunway University and Sunway College held an Eco Fashion Show during its Sunway Campus Eco-Passion Day 2012 to raise awareness among students and others not to be trashy but to donate, swop or recycle their old or pre-loved clothes.


27 September 2012

Supporting deserving youth

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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

19 September 2012

Conference helps to strengthen strategic partnerships

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The 3rd Global Accounting and Organisational Change Conference (GAOC) held recently at the Sunway Resort & Spa, Malaysia attracted 76 conference participants from 18 countries. The Sunway University Business School (SUBS) co-organised and hosted the event together with La Trobe University, Australia in association with the Journal of Accounting and Organisational Change. The theme was “The role of accounting in promoting good governance and sustainable management”. This is the first international conference organised by the SUBS.
Prof Arfah Salleh (right) and Assoc. Professor Dr. Foo Yin Fah, Co-Chair GAOC 2012

14 September 2012

Sunway’s eWaste campaign gets you thinking green

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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


13 August 2012

Sunway Community scholars encouraged at get together

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The Sunway Education Group welcomed new, existing and graduated Jeffrey Cheah Foundation Community Scholars at a lunch gathering recently at Sunway University. The Jeffrey Cheah Foundation Community Scholarships are awarded to budding potentials from Homes and disadvantaged backgrounds to study at Sunway University. A total of 32 scholars have graduated so far since the scholarship first started in 2002. Currently Sunway has 31 community scholars studying in Sunway University. The Jeffrey Cheah Community scholarship is driven by the philosophy of instead of providing fish, the Scholarship teaches one to fish so that one may feed oneself for a lifetime. This scholarship encourages deserving and disadvantaged youth to take the pivotal step to transform their lives for the better.

Candy Lee speaking to her juniors

7 August 2012

Sunway’s Events Management students campaign a hit

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Sunway University’s Diploma in Events Management students recently organised an event titled ‘Childhood Memories Night’ in conjunction with Hope Campaign, to create awareness and educate students on child sexual abuse. The theme of the night was influenced by what the students believed in, which is “Every kid has a right to a happy childhood.” This night allowed all guests and participants to take a step back from their lives and recollect the memories from their childhood days, as they enjoyed a series of activities including exhibitions, performances, games, a scrumptious meal and a lucky draw. The ultimate aim of the night was to remind people of the memorable childhood they had and how some children are robbed of their childhood, as they are victims of child sexual abuse. 150 people turned up for the night in a show of support for the cause.

The students sending out messages to the public to help create awareness on child sexual abuse.

3 August 2012

Long standing partners Sunway and WMU strengthen ties

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Sunway University was proud to welcome the President of Western Michigan University (WMU), Dr. John M. Dunn at a jointly organized WMU alumni dinner, recently as part of the Sunway Education Group’s 25th Anniversary celebrations this year. This was Dr Dunn’s first visit to Sunway University.

Sunway University and Western Michigan have been partners for 25 years and Western Michigan University was Sunway’s first transnational twinning partner in 1987. Five Resident Directors from WMU served at Sunway in the past, for a total of 16 years. Sunway was the only Malaysian institution at one time to have a Resident Director from an American University.

Dr Dunn with some of the alumni who attended the dinner

10 July 2012

Tea Pairing Charity Event with a cause

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Sunway University’s Centre for Tourism, Hospitality and Culinary Management (CTHCM) students recently organised The Garden of Light, a tea pairing charity event. The BSc (Hons) in Hospitality Management student saw this as an opportunity to showcase their culinary skills in a professional setting.

Ms Thanuja Ananthan receiving the check worth RM 6,000 from Ms Anisha Chai Mee Fong, Head of CTHCM (centre) while a student (right) looks on.

3 July 2012

11 Sunway ADTP students receive WMU scholarship

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11 Sunway University American Degree Transfer (ADTP) students walked away with scholarships from Western Michigan University (WMU) totalling up to USD 108,000 recently. Ling Jin Yew received a scholarship worth USD 16,000 to pursue Aviation Flight Science in WMU while Arafat Bin Mahabub received a scholarship worth USD 14,000 to pursue his studies in Industrial and Entrepreneurial Engineering. The other recipients are Rachel Zhi En Choe, Tan Sze Yan and Abdullah Faisal Al-Gefry who each received a scholarship worth USD 14,000 while Priya Ramakrishnan, Nguyen Phoung Hai Quynh and Blessing Itayi Chindomu received a scholarship worth USD 8,000 each. A scholarship worth USD 4,000 was awarded to Low Jia Sheng, Leong Wei Teng and Tan Sim Yee. 24 Sunway ADTP students were also accepted in to WMU for the fall 2012 semester.

Sunway ADTP scholars with Western Michigan University President, Dr John M Dunn after the scholarship ceremony.

28 June 2012

Painting a message on the wall

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Sunway’s Department of Art and Design students were recently commissioned to paint a mural on the wall of SMK Bandar Sri Damansara (1) with a theme to curb drug abuse. Four students together with lecturers Mr Nasaruddin Ahmad, Ms Sammy Chong and Ms Shahnila Mughees worked hard in designing and panting the murals to ensure the theme ‘Anti Dadah’ was properly attributed.

Original sketch of the mural painting.

26 June 2012

Sunway University hosts open dialogue session on Education and Democracy

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BANDAR SUNWAY, MALAYSIA, June 26, 2012 – Sunway University hosted a dialogue session titled 'Education and Democracy: Students' Voice, Power and Responsibility', in collaboration with the Institute for Democracy & Economic Affairs (IDEAS) recently. IDEAS is an independent, non-profit organisation dedicated to promoting market-based solutions to public policy challenges. The objective of the non-partisan dialogue session was to encourage an open exchange of ideas on democracy among students, the future contributing citizens of Malaysia.

The two speakers were the Deputy Minister of Higher Education, Y.B. Dato’ Saifuddin Abdullah and the Founding President of the Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs (IDEAS) Y.M. Tunku Abidin Muhriz.

Dato’ Saifuddin Abdullah meeting members of the Sunway University Student Council

31 May 2012

Sunway University wins Reader’s Digest Trusted Brand Gold Award second time running

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Sunway University has won the Reader’s Digest Trusted Brand 2012 Gold Award in the Malaysian Private University category. In accepting the award, Ms. Elizabeth Lee, Senior Executive Director, Sunway Education Group said, “As the Sunway Education Group celebrates its 25th Anniversary it is indeed extremely meaningful to receive this significant award which reaffirms our commitment to providing quality education to our students and to shaping the education landscape in Malaysia”.


“Through the years, Sunway University has grown from being just an educational institution to one that also brings life experiences to thousands of graduates. At Sunway University, success is measured not just by the number of graduates that it has produced but also by the way its graduates think and go on to make a difference in our country and the world” said Professor Robert Bignall, Vice-Chancellor, Sunway University.

The Minister of International Trade and Industry, Malaysia, Y.B Dato’ Sri Mustapa bin Mohamed presented the award to Sunway University witnessed by Walter Beyleveldt, Managing Director, Asia Pacific Reader’s Digest. Sunway University clinched the same award in 2011 from Asia Reader’s Digest.

30 May 2012

A worldly experience for Sunway CTHCM students

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Anthony Liew Khar Khiaw and Lee Kai Sean both second year students from the Diploma in Culinary Arts programme and lecturer, Chef Chong Wei Tzeh recently participated in the Food and Hotel Asia 2012 Culinary Challenge (FHA) and made Sunway proud by bringing home two silver medals and one bronze medal. The FHA held in Singapore this year saw the participation of many chefs and culinary schools from various countries.

Adhering to the requirement of the competition, Lee created a cold appetizer which he named ‘Symphony of Seafood’ that showcased a creative interplay of seafood sensations such as baby octopus and prawn mousse. Anthony trained for two weeks to get this dish right with the help of the lecturers from the Centre for Tourism, Hospitality and Culinary Management (CTHCM). When asked to describe his dish, Lee said, “The dish is an explosion of flavours. The taste from the baby octopus creates a fresh and light taste that is enveloped with a dash of mousse giving it a fluffy and tangy flavour with a hint of freshness from the watermelon. The dish also incorporates a sprout roll that gives it an extra crunchy bite that stunned the judges. Other ingredients used were prawn oil for the aroma and balsamic reduction vinegar for added flavour.

Chef Chong Wei Tzeh with his sugar show piece titled ‘Birth of Spring’.

18 May 2012

Sunway hospitality and culinary students prepared a banquet

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Sunway University’s Centre for Tourism, Hospitality and Culinary Management students recently participated in the Youth Chef Table 2012 to have a feel for preparing a banquet.  The Inaugural Youth Chef’s Table dinner organised by Chef Richmond Lim, special events chairman of Chefs Association of Malaysia, saw 80 students from various culinary related programmes including Sunway’s BSc (Hons) International Hospitality Management and Diploma in Culinary Arts students preparing a scrumptious nine-course dinner for 260 guests at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre.  

The two desserts displayed at the Youth Chef Table 2012

11 May 2012

The Sunway Education Expo – Celebrating 25 years of Trailblazing Positive Change through Innovative and Inspiring Sunway Education Experience

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Petaling Jaya, 11 May, 2012 – The Sunway Education Group (“the SE Group”) is pleased to announce the celebration of 25 years of trailblazing education this year with the unveiling of its 25th Anniversary logo recently. The Group which is owned and governed by the Jeffrey Cheah Foundation, has been instrumental in creating one of the finest and quality learning environments through their academic values.

(left to right) Ms Jane Poh, Branding and Strategy Director, Sunway Education Group; Mr Lee Weng Keng, CEO, Education & Healthcare Division, The Sunway Group and Elizabeth Lee, Executive Director, Sunway Education Group launching the 25th Anniversary of Sunway Education Group

9 May 2012

TALENTCORP CEO OPENED SUNWAY UNIVERSITY CAREER EVENT

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Johan Mahmood Merican, CEO of Talent Corporation Malaysia Berhad (TalentCorp) together with Elizabeth Lee, the Sunway Education Group Executive Director, officiated the opening of Sunway University’s “Get Hired 2012” event recently. The Career Networking Event hosted 42 companies from the private sector, including BDO Malaysia, Citibank, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, KPMG, MAS, OSK, Petronas and PwC. Over 1000 students from 20 higher education institutions attended.

Johan Merican in an interview after the launch

TalentCorp, which was established under the purview of the Prime Minister’s Department to spearhead Malaysia’s talent development initiative in line with the Economic Transformation Programme (ETP), co-hosted Get Hired 2012 with Sunway University on its campus. Sunway University is the only private higher institution in Malaysia currently working with Talentcorp to educate students on career paths and to connect them with industry.

Key events in conjunction with Get Hired 2012 included CEO Forums that featured guest speakers such as Mr. Izani Ghani (CFO, Khazanah Nasional), YM Dato’ Ahmad Burhanuddin (CEO/MD, Theme Attractions and Resorts), and Mr. Joel Neoh (CEO, Groupon Malaysia). Other events included the ‘Lunchtime Quickies’ and ‘Teh Tarik Sessions’ series of talks by local business leaders.

Sunway students at the career networking tea

“Addressing the growing need for world-class human capital across Malaysia’s economic landscape requires a strong domestic talent pipeline. This is best achieved through closer engagement between our students and leading Malaysian employers, through platforms such as today’s career fair,” said Johan.

He also expressed his confidence that Get Hired 2012 would help raise awareness and generate interest in the diverse career options available in Malaysia. Engaging leading organisations directly would also help provide young Malaysian talent with a better appreciation of what it takes to succeed in their future careers.

The Career Network Tea at Sunway University was the highlight of Get Hired 2012, which featured booths by the 42 participating companies. Students’ resumes were accepted, and on-the-spot interviews held for exceptional hopefuls. Last year’s inaugural Get Hired event saw participation by 38 local companies.

Get Hired 2012’s objective is to forge connections between top university graduates and employers, and to provide both hiring and employment opportunities. Pre-event activities leading up to the opening, focus on preparing students for the event and for working life, including seminars on job interviewing, resume writing, networking and body language.

Get Hired 2012 was organised by Sunway University’s Student Services Department, backed by the Sunway Education Group under the auspices of the Jeffrey Cheah Foundation. The Jeffrey Cheah Foundation is a special purpose, not-for-profit vehicle dedicated to giving to society through education. Headed by Founding Trustee YBhg Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Dr. Jeffrey Cheah, AO, the Foundation has to date awarded over RM80 million in scholarships and awards since 1997.

25 April 2012

Chancellor of Sunway University, Tan Sri Dato' Seri Dr Jeffrey Cheah Awarded Rotary Top Honours

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Our Chancellor, Tan Sri Dato' Seri Dr Jeffrey Cheah has been awarded the 2012 Honorary Gold Medal by the Royal Rotary Club of Kuala Lumpur, in recognition of his leadership and development of education and research in Malaysia.

Tan Sri Jeffrey received the award from the Sultan of Selangor, Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah at a prestigious dinner held at Hotel Istana. The Honorary Gold Medal is one of most prestigious awards given by the Rotary Club. The last time the award was given was nine years ago in 2003.

The Rotary Club of Kuala Lumpur (as it was known then), is the oldest in South-East Asia, and existed in spirit as early as 1918 when leaders of government, commerce and professions residing in Kuala Lumpur mooted the idea of forming an association to promote community service and inter-community harmony. In recognition of the 70 years of service the Rotary Club of Kuala Lumpur had given to the community, the then Sultan of Selangor conferred the royal status on the club effective 8 October 1997.

This is a great honour to the club as no other Rotary club in the world has been given the "Royal" status. On 21 October 1997, Rotary International approved the name change to its present day name.

24 April 2012

President of Icograda inspires Sunway DAD students

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Sunway’s Department of Art and Design (DAD) students recently met Leimei Julia Chiu, President of Icograda, world body for professional communication design and visual communication, enriching them with creative ideas and sharing her knowledge during a business and design talk in Sunway University. Ms Chiu who is also the Executive Director of the Japan Institute of Design Promotion (JDP) and Professor in the Department of Visual Communication Design at Musashino Art University, Japan was intrigued by the passion of Sunway’s budding talents. The Business and Design talk was organised by wREGA, Graphic Design Association of Malaysia. Through wREGA, the students were fortunate enough to meet Julia as well as other graphic designers in the industry.

Leimei Julia Chiu, President of Icograda presenting a speech to the Sunway DAD students.

10 April 2012

JEFFREY CHEAH FOUNDATION SUPPORTS THE REDUCTION OF EDUCATION INEQUITY IN MALAYSIA

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Jeffrey Cheah Foundation (“JCF”) and Teach For Malaysia (“TFM”) recently signed a corporate partnership agreement at the newly completed Graduate Centre at Sunway University.

Tan Sri Dato' Dr Ramon Navaratnam, Trustee of JCF and Dato' Noor Rezan Bapoo, Trustee of TFM, signed the agreement, witnessed by Tan Sri Dato' Seri Dr Jeffrey Cheah, AO, Founding Trustee of the JCF and Founder and Chairman of Sunway Group; and Dzameer Zulkifli, Co- Founder of TFM. Also present at the signing ceremony were Tan Sri Rainer Althoff, Trustee of JCF; Sarena Cheah, Executive Director of Strategy and Corporate Development Sunway Group; members of Sunway Group and Sunway Education Group’s senior management team, and 9 Jeffrey Cheah Foundation scholars of Sunway University and Monash University, Sunway campus.

Jeffrey Cheah Foundation contributes RM150,000 to Teach For Malaysia

As a corporate sponsor, JCF contributed RM150,000 to TFM, an amount that will go towards assisting the organisation in achieving its mission to reduce education inequity between rural and urban schools. This Bronze sponsorship entails financial support and non-financial support to TFM.

TFM’s vision is aligned with the fundamental principles of the JCF to give quality education, giving to society, and a vision in perpetuity. The TFM Foundation is working to encourage pedagogy in young Malaysians, which forms the essence of the education sphere.

On JCF’s partnership with TFM, Tan Sri Jeffrey Cheah said, “Giving back to society through providing quality education to deserving Malaysian students is my personal vision and I am happy to learn that Teach For Malaysia’s vision mirrors that. I hope that JCF’s support will go a long way towards supporting Teach For Malaysia’s mission to end education inequality.”

Tan Sri Navaratnam, in his speech during the ceremony, said TFM's efforts to build a movement set to address education inequity in Malaysia was commendable and added that the Jeffrey Cheah Foundation is pleased to have the opportunity to lend support to the TFM Foundation including sharing the passion of teaching with Fellows in high need schools. It will be an honour for the JCF Trustees to be able to participate in the Teach For Malaysia Week.

Supported by the Ministry of Education, Teach for Malaysia Week will see reputable and well-known personalities invited to teach alongside Teach for Malaysia Fellows. The programme aims to inspire youths in high school to see life beyond their current circumstances, so that they in turn can inspire the public to recognise that education is everyone's responsibility.

Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Dr. Jeffrey Cheah, who will be conducting a class in SMK Puchong, Petaling Perdana during Teach For Malaysia Week, said, “Teach For Malaysia Week” is a great opportunity to create greater awareness in Malaysia on the importance of education and equip the future generation with valuable skill sets. I am humbled and honoured to be able to share my experiences with a very different audience that I am used to and hope that I am able to inspire them in one way or another.”

The 1st Not Quite Right Video Competition: Results out!

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A total of 55 short films were submitted from all over the country for the 1st Not Quite Right Competition, organised by Sunway University’s Department of Performance and Media for young filmmakers aged between 16-20 years. Many of the entries tackled the theme of ‘not quite right’ with great imagination, humour and gusto.

Ezra Zaid (Not Quite Right judge) with first prize winner, Tan Zen Kin (Hero Pills)

The competition was aimed at secondary school students. Sunway University intends to organise another competition like this next year and it hopes even more will participate.

Sunway University invited 3 talented people from the media and creative industries to be the NQR judges. They were Liyana Jasmay, award-winning film and television actress and Sunway University alumna; Amir Muhammad, publisher, writer, and award-winning filmmaker and Ezra Zaid, BFM radio host, publisher, and That Effing Show/Pop TeeVee host.

The results were announced on 25 March 2012, at the Roof Top Theatre, Department of Performance & Media, Sunway University.

Not Quite Right 2012 first prize winners, Hero Pills

The Top 10 Finalists of the 1st NQR Competition:
• Assassin 3.0 by Ee Kai Sheng
• Chronicles (NOT) by Fong Meng Khai
• Friend Zone Rejuvenate by Yeoh Jackson
• Hero Pills by Tan Zen Kin
• It Can Be Done by Seet Mian Mian
• Nerdception by Parminderjit Singh
• Once Upon A Dream by Adam Rizal
• The Prescription by Liew Khar Khiaw
• The Scam by Bryan Ong Cheng Mun
• This Is Not Write by Lee Ching Ching

The 1st NQR Competition Prize Winners:
• 1st Prize, RM2,500: Hero Pills by Tan Zen Kin
• 2nd Prize, RM1,750: The Prescription by Liew Khar Khiaw
• 3rd Pize, RM1,000: Chronicles (NOT) by Fong Meng Khai
• Jury Special Award, RM500: The Scam by Bryan Ong Cheng Mun

The Top 10 NQR Finalists and prize-winning entries can be viewed at www.sunway.edu.my/dpm

5 April 2012

Glow-in- the-dark ensemble

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The Sunway University Ensemble comprising 27 students and alumni shunned lights to embrace Earth Hour on March 31 between 8.30 pm to 9.30 pm as they performed during a recital which raised funds for the Jeffrey Cheah Foundation, a non-profit organisation that gives to society through scholarships for the deserving.


14 March 2012

More Achievements for Sunway’s SHTLM Students

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Sunway University’s School of Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure Management (SHTLM) students recently garnered more awards during the Nestle Coffee Competition 2012. Joanna Foong Xian Mae emerged champion while Natasha Binti Mohd Yusof emerged 2nd runner-up in the competition. Organised by Nestle, the competition was open to all colleges and universities around Malaysia.

Joanna Foong Xian Mae beat 19 other participating colleges and universities when she clinched the champion’s trophy for her original creations. To Joanna who is a first year student in the Diploma in Culinary Arts, this is an entirely new experience for her. Joanna elaborated that it was tough juggling between her tight schedule and training for this competition which took up a lot of her time. However, she managed to find her own authentic creations, for one hot coffee beverage and one cold coffee beverage that turned out to be winning recipes.

13 March 2012

57 Sunway ADTP students for Dean’s List

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57 outstanding students from the Sunway University American Degree Transfer Programme (ADTP) made the Dean’s list recently. The August to December 2011 semester students produced 15 Summa Cum Laude achievers, 14 of whom scored 4.0 in their GPA with one who scored 3.97 GPA. The Summa Cum Laude which means “with highest honours” is a Latin phrase often used to recognise academic excellence at an undergraduate level.

Additionally, 24 students achieved the “Magna Cum Laude” (high honours) which is for 3.70 to 3.89 GPA along with 18 other students who qualified for Cum Laude (with honour) for being in the 3.50 to 3.69 range.

The Dean’s List Recipients with their certificates.

8 March 2012

Up-to-date IT Labs

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Your learning does not have to bogged down when it comes to using PCs in Sunway’s newly-renovated IT Learning Labs, which offer the latest PC’s (average PC age not more than 20 months old) in a more contemporary and comfortable environment.


Students can stay on top of their assignments on any of the 12 PCs linked to a multifunctional Fuji Xerox printer to easily navigate to print, scan or copy. Other PCs in the labs continue to be available for students to use for assignments and daily learning. A virtual desktop with all the latest software comes with every PC start-up.


Each IT learning lab is equipped with smart boards. This gives you a more interactive classroom session between lecturers and you, ensuring that learning is fun, relevant and real. The smart boards have short-throw projectors for clearer viewing. A more accessible disabled-friendly PC is also available. All of this is part of Sunway’s efforts to provide the best and latest technologies for hassle-free use that can support your academic success.

29 February 2012

A public tweet-like environment

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Recently the School of Computer Technology, Sunway University was pushed to the limelight when their team of lecturers won a silver medal at the Malaysia Technology Expo 2012 with their research project, “Zmedia-eMall Integrated Framework”. The team members were lecturers Assoc. Prof Dr Lim Tong Ming, Chin Teck Min, Choong Yoong Liang and Angela Lee. Undergraduate students from the B.Sc (Hons) Information Technology helped in the project.

Chin Teck Min (right) and Dr Lim Tong Ming (left) with their ZMedia project (extreme left) that won a silver medal at the Malaysian Technology Expo 2012

23 February 2012

More than classroom learning with Sunway’s Department of Art and Design

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Sunway University’s Diploma in Graphic and Multimedia Design and Diploma in Interior Design students were recently thrilled to exercise creativity beyond their classroom during a Visual Research Trip to Kuala Terengganu. The trip organised by Sunway University’s Department of Art and Design (DAD) required students to design a ‘new’ resort while integrating different expertise for interior design and incorporating a corporate identity design for the new resort. Students were also encouraged to identify surfaces, materials, structure, dynamics, shapes, and space among other things that might influence their perception of learning.

Syaza Abdur Rahman, Graphic and Multimedia Design student presenting the final outcome of the project.

Syaza Abdur Rahman expressed how fortunate it was for her and her peers to be given a chance to learn outside the classroom and stay in a 5-star resort in Terengganu. She said, “It felt great to be able to work with an Interior Design student as I feel we’ve obtained a taste of what is to come when we enter the working environment. There were many inspiring things in Terengganu, especially the local handicrafts there. The unique wood carvings, the songket and batik were absolutely beautiful to look at.”

13 February 2012

A Harvard Collection in Sunway Campus

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The Tun Hussein Onn Library (THOL), one of the largest private academic libraries in Malaysia located within Sunway Campus, saw the launch of a new collection titled, “A Harvard Collection”. This collection gives prominence to a distinct research collection that is aimed to support the teaching and research needs of the academic institution.

Wong Sook Jean, Chief Librarian showing Tan Sri Lin See Yan the collection of books in the library.

17 January 2012

Sunway University Business School champion PNB Quiz

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Derick Yee, Sonia Lim and Yap Wan Li who represented the Sunway University Business School (SUBS) during the national level Investment Quiz Competition organised by Permodalan Nasional Berhad (PNB) made Sunway University proud when they championed the 2011 competition. The students did not falter even though they were perceived to be ‘newbies’ in the competition and displayed strength and character throughout. This is the first time in 11 years a private institution (IPTS) has won.

Three students were chosen to represent the university in the final round that was held at Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang in December.The trio from Sunway University competed against 32 teams during the semi-finals and landed themselves in the finals against 3 other teams including Curtin University, Sarawak Malaysia.

From left to right: Yap Wan Li , Deric Yee Seng Kit and Sonia Lim Suan Li, SUBS’s Bachelor of Science (Hons) Accounting and Finance students.

6 January 2012

Role model women inspire a sweet act from Chermaine

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After weeks of talking to and listening to 5 inspirational Malaysian philanthropic women as the host of NTV 7’s SK-11 Miracle Makers, Chermaine Poo decided that she would do her part for charity as well – by baking cupcakes to raise funds for a charitable organisation of her choice. Poo became the highlight in the show she was hosting when she challenged herself to bake 1,000 cupcakes and to sell them, in a charity drive named “Chermaine’s Cupcake Charity”.

The TV actress and chartered accountant baked the cupcakes single-handedly, only enlisting the help of her celebrity acquaintances and close friends to pack the cupcakes, all done within a span of two days. Within that time, Poo had to sell the beautiful cupcakes, packed in boxes of 6 starting at RM50 each, at Sunway Pyramid.

Chermaine (4th from right) delivered cupcakes to staff and students at Sunway campus foyer