28 June 2013

Sunway’s DAD student to conceptualise New University Building Concourse area

Sunway University’s Department of Art and Design (DAD) students were recently presented with an opportunity to design the New University Building concourse area as a requirement for their academic project. The “Think to Make a Difference” competition was designed to provide students with a platform to exercise their skills and knowledge through their designs and implement them into a real life setting that will give them added confidence and an enriching work experience. The designs were evaluated based on vision and ideas for effective use of space, conduciveness, comfort, sustainability and represented a strong cultural identity to Sunway University.

At the unveiling of the “Think to Make a Difference” project, Sujithra a/p Kunasakaran emerged winner with her design and walked away with RM 3,000 cash. She thanked the organisers with an impromptu speech, “Being in Sunway and being able to contribute to a building and leave our mark on it is something very valuable to all of us from the DAD”.

Sujithra receiving the mock cheque from Lee Weng Keng for emerging winner of the “Think to make a Difference” competition.

24 June 2013


Sunway University, owned and governed by the Jeffrey Cheah Foundation (JCF), recently set up the Sunway Institute for Social Entrepreneurship (SISE). The Institute aspires to be a leading and influential centre for the advancement of social entrepreneurship in Malaysia. It drew inspiration from the JCF which is the largest social enterprise in Malaysia with a unique operating model.

SISE was established as an extension of the socially entrepreneurial vision of JCF’s founder, Tan Sri Jeffrey Cheah to give back to society and to leave a lasting contribution that makes a real difference in people’s lives. It was approved by the Academic Senate of Sunway University in September 2012.

From left, Associate Professor Dr Foo Yin Fah, Director, Sunway University Institute of Social Enterprise; Serena Cheah, Managing Director, Group Strategy & Corporate Development, The Sunway Group; Elizabeth Lee, Senior Executive Director, Sunway University and the Sunway Education Group; Lee Weng Keng, CEO, Education & Healthcare Division, The Sunway Group; Tan Sri Dr Jeffrey Cheah; Datuk Seri Razman M. Hashim, Pro-Chancellor, Sunway University; Tan Sri Dr. Ramon Navaratnam, Pro-Chancellor, Sunway University and Professor Graeme Wilkinson, Vice-Chancellor, Sunway University

20 June 2013

Envisioning a world of courageous leaders with Dr Pamela Hartigan

Sunway University recently invited Dr Pamela Hartigan, Director of the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford to present a talk under the Tan Sri Jeffrey Cheah Distinguished Speaker Series (TSJCDSS). Dr Hartigan who is one of the world’s leading proponents for social entrepreneurship, presented a talk titled, “Needed: Courageous Leaders to Rethink Business and Charity”. The talk covered how the 20th century models of leaderships are no longer appropriate to adequately address the increasingly complex and interconnected world we live in today and how to break away from this out-dated way of operating, using 21st century models of leaderships as we evolve to become better leaders.

Dr Pamela Hartigan during the talk at Sunway University recently.