23 December 2014

Students from SMK Siburan Win Sunway Scholarships

Students Angelina Jefary, Rozanne Jeyanti Rajendran, Moses Mc Govern Philip Johnson, Prince De Mcqueen Wheatley and Muhd Fahman Fitri Mohd Mohtar from SMK Siburan, Sarawak won themselves full scholarships to pursue further study in any one of the Pre-University programmes at Sunway College or the Sunway University American Degree Transfer Program.

The members of Funky Fresh Masters of the Universe beat five other teams in the Grand Finals of Click! 4.0. Their project addresses a critical social issue in their community - the participation of youths in illegal drag racing where many often end up injured or killed. Their initiative provides a platform for youths to spend time productively through participation in singing, dancing and the performing arts with a series of concerts where they perform for their peers and members of the community. The project drew support not only from members of their community but the police department as well.

15 December 2014

Morally Right versus Legally Right

The inaugural Unleash Your Inner Hero Talk Series by the Justice League Sunway Edition started out with a talk by guest speaker Munirah Abdul Hamid, Founder of Pertiwi Soup Kitchen.

An active social worker, Munirah shared her experience in serving others and her views on the proposed controversial plan to bar soup kitchens in Kuala Lumpur’s shopping district earlier this year.

11 December 2014

Sunwayians Come Out Tops in Romancing My Malaysia Competition

“As we celebrate Malaysia Day, we should commit our spirit to the challenges of nation-building” said Sammy Chong Poh Chin, Programme Executive from the Department of Art and Design, Sunway University. Chong’s “Tiger Cup” which features the Malaysian Tiger and Hibiscus won the first prize in the Starbucks Cup Design Competition. The competition entitled “Romancing My Malaysia” was in collaboration with Kakiseni, organised in conjunction with Malaysia Day.

Sunway University student Shannon Chan Ziali, took home the second prize with “Comic Cup”. The semester four student of Diploma in Graphic and Multimedia Design said, ”I did the design in comic form because I didn't want it to just be a static drawing. I also wanted to tell a story (literally) through my design and thought the most appropriate text to use were the lyrics of our national anthem, the Negaraku.”

4 December 2014

8tv finds talent at Sunway University

In its search for the most promising student artwork, Malaysian television station 8TV launched its first 8TV Quickie College Project roadshow at Sunway University. This project features a video competition that runs from 1st September 2014 till 28th November 2014, roadshows at various universities with talks and presentations by Media Prima employees sharing their work experience in the creative industry.

The project aims to cultivate aspiring content creators and graphic maestros. Participants of the competition can either submit a 3-minute video of any genre for the Content Creation category or a 10-20 second brand advertisement video about 8TV for the Graphic and Motion Arts category. Top 10 entries of the competition, which will be selected through 8TV and public votes, will be aired on the 8TV Quickie and 8TV commercial breaks in December.

From left: Augustine Wong, Head of Department of Art and Design, Sunway University Faculty of Arts, Prof Graeme Wilkinson, Marini Ramlan, Dr Elizabeth Lee, Lee Weng Keng, Airin Zainul, Prof Sion Llywd Hughes, Shazreena Kassim and Mohd Aidil.

1 December 2014

One Hundred Cyclists Converge at Sunway University

Never before had so many bicycles been seen at Sunway University. The University was the last stop for one hundred cyclists who took it to the streets of Selangor in an effort to promote healthy living and unity. Comprised mainly of students in the Scout group, they cycled from SMK Bandar Sri Damansara 1 to Bandar Sunway early one Saturday morning. Joining them were the alumni of SMK Bandar Sri Damansara 1 who are currently studying at Sunway College and Sunway University.

26 November 2014

Sunway’s Education Figure Recognised by Monash

Lee conferred honorary doctorate

BANDAR SUNWAY, 25 November 2014 - Chief Executive Officer of Education and Healthcare Division of the Sunway Group, Lee Weng Keng was conferred the degree of Doctor of Laws, honoris causa, by Monash University on 23 November 2014, at the Graduation Ceremony of the Monash University Malaysia held in Sunway Lagoon Resort Hotel and Spa, Bandar Sunway.

Monash University bestowed this mark of honour upon Dr Lee, who joins just a small group of distinguished individuals considered to be of conspicuous merit by the University to receive the highest award that the University can offer.

24 November 2014

Sunway Student Qualifies for the BMW Shorties Understudy Programme

“The film depicts a young person walking through a back alley with life going on around him which he does not notice. It represents our fascination and immersion with our phones. We tend to lose interest and focus in what goes on around us, so we end up somewhat lost. Technology, which is supposed to bring us closer to people around us but it is instead doing the opposite”, explained Shawn Lee, Director of The Grey Walls, a 2 minute short film which won him the chance to be part of the BMW Shorties Understudy Programme. He will be joining the team to work on working on the grand prize winner’s BMW-funded film as a production assistant.

From left-Tan Seng Kiat, Dr Elizabeth Lee and Koe Shern

12 November 2014

Jeffrey Cheah Foundation Doubles Annual Scholarship Total To Over RM 33 Million

~Minister of Education presents scholarships to recipients~

The Jeffrey Cheah Foundation (JCF) doubles its scholarships awarded this year to over RM33 million, beating last year’s record of RM17.2 million. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Education, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin presented the scholarships to the recipients together with Tan Sri Dr. Jeffrey Cheah, AO, Founding Trustee of the Jeffrey Cheah Foundation and Chancellor of Sunway University at the annual Jeffrey Cheah Foundation Scholarships and Awards Ceremony 2014 at Sunway University Hall.

10 November 2014

Sunway Recognises Teachers’ Contributions

“Teaching is more than just a job or a profession, it is a calling. And I would say it is a very noble calling indeed. You are moulding the future of our nation, scientists, accountants, psychologists, doctors, lawyers, teachers and leaders, the list is endless. You bear great responsibility over our nation’s most precious asset and treasure, our youths”, said Dr Elizabeth Lee, Senioir Executive Director of Sunway University and the Sunway Education Group in addressing the academic staff of Sunway College and Sunway University at the recent Teaching Appreciation Day. Themed “Our Passion. The Future”, four awards were given out during the event, honouring teachers for their dedication and contributions towards the institutions.

The first award handed out was the Award for Excellence in Teaching (AET) to Santhi Suppiah from the Australian Matriculation (AUSMAT) programme, Sunway College. Santhi who has been with Sunway College for 17 years, teaches mainly in AUSMAT and but does special teaching assignment for other programmes such as the Foundation in Arts (FIA), Monash University Foundation Year (MUFY) of Sunway College and the Psychology Department of Sunway University.

From left: Dr Elizabeth Lee, Dr Chia Wai Chong, Santhi Suppiah, Professor Poh Chit Laa, Associate Professor Dr Yau Kok Lim and Mr Lee Weng Keng, CEO of Education & Healthcare Division, Sunway Group

31 October 2014

Signing of Memorandum of Understanding between Sunway University and Japan’s Kansai Gaidai College

Sunway University’s Centre for English Language Studies (CELS) and Kansai Gaidai College, Osaka Japan, recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). The MoU sealed a firm cooperation between the institutions to facilitate student exchange programmes, starting in 2015. Kansai Gaidai College is expected to send about 30 students to Sunway for English learning.

Present at the MoU ceremony were Dr Elizabeth Lee, Senior Executive Director of Sunway Education Group, Prof Graeme Wilkinson, Vice Chancellor, Prof Pua Eng Chong, Deputy Vice Chancellor and Dean of Faculty of Arts, Prof Stephen Hall, Head of Centre for English Language Studies of Sunway University; Prof Kazuko Tanimoto, Vice President, Prof Kazushi Hiromoto, Professor, and Kayoko Ochi, Exchange Coordinator of Centre for International Education from Kansai Gaidai College.

Photo caption MoU Signing with Kansai Gaidai - From left: Lim Shui Chin, Director of International Office, Sunway Education Group, Kayoko Ochi, Prof Kazushi Hiromoto, Prof Kazuko Tanimoto, Dr Elizabeth Lee, Prof Graeme Wilkinson, Prof Stephen Hall, Prof Pua Eng Chong and Jeanette Lim, Deputy Head of CELS and Head of Intensive English Programme

27 October 2014

Business students present Fashion Extravanganza Elaganza

Sunway University’s students from the BSc (Hons) Business Studies and Diploma in Business Administration recently showcased their thirteen weeks of marketing research work with a fun-filled poster display and booth exhibition.

29 September 2014

Sri Cempaka International School Interactors win Sunway Bursaries at National I-Quiz Competition

“We did not expect to win” said Lau Wai Keat of Team Insomniacs, who emerged Champion for the Rotary Club of Bandar Sunway’s 7th Annual National Level I-Quiz Competition at Sunway University. The team members, Tai Kai Xin, Lau Wai Keat and Sean Teh Eu Gene of Sri Cempaka International School Kuala Lumpur, outshone other 169 teams through an exciting morning of trivia on general knowledge. They won themselves bursaries worth RM18,000 each to pursue further study at Sunway College or Sunway University.

Signing-Ms Wong with Francis Xavier, President

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

24 September 2014

Sunway’s Actuarial Student Clears All Five Preliminary SOA Exams

Simon Eng Fwu Huey, who is currently only in his second year pursuing the Bachelor of Science (Hons) Actuarial Studies at Sunway University, recently cleared all five Preliminary Society of Actuaries (SOA) exams. His achievement is certainly outstanding as these exams are usually attempted only after one has completed their studies. “I wish to finish as many exams as possible before graduating, to ease the burden of studying for them while holding a job,” said Eng when questioned on what made him take the exams before completing his degree.

Eng, having passed all five exams in Probability, Financial Mathematics, Models for Financial Economics, Models for Life Contingencies and Construction and Evaluation of Actuarial Models, has taken a big step in his path in achieving qualified actuary status and is marching towards a rewarding career upon his graduation.

22 September 2014

Selangor Model United Nations Conference at Sunway University

“In this 21st century, we will need education systems that will equip our coming generations with new knowledge, new skills and values needed in a competitive global market while at the same time nurturing them to be responsible adults, good citizens both of our country and the world. This New World is challenging us to rethink not only how much education is needed but also its ultimate purposes. A revolution is urgently needed to transform higher education to meet the demands of a rapidly changing world,” said Elizabeth Lee, Senior Executive Director of Sunway Education Group in her keynote speech at the third annual Selangor Model United Nations (MUN) Conference.

Nineteen year old Dorothy Cheng Chia Huey, Co-Secretary General of Selangor MUN made a difference to this year’s conference by incorporating the Press Corp. The Press Corp, was a group of journalists representing various international publications, they were stationed at the various discussions throughout the event. Cheng who is a currently pursuing the Canadian International Matriculation Programme (CIMP) at Sunway College, plans to study Anthropology or English after CIMP. She has prior working experience as a journalist at The Sun.

1 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.

26 August 2014

Sunway Shines At National And International Sports Arenas Victorious with 54 medals at MASISWA (Majlis Sukan IPTS Malaysia) in June 2014

Students from Sunway University and Sunway College with total of 54 medals stormed to victory at the MASISWA Sports Carnival - Selangor Zone and MASISWA swimming championship. The rush of gold medals by the university and college’s swimmers saw them retaining their title as swimming champions which they won in 2013.

This is the first time Sunway University has emerged as the top performing university in the MASISWA Selangor Zone Sports Carnival, beating 16 other private learning institutions; and its second victory in the MASISWA swimming championship.  

In the MASISWA Selangor Zone Sports Carnival, the Sunway team took home 11 gold, 7 silver and 5 bronze medals. Bowling athletes contributed the most medals for Sunway University with Victoria Chin of American Degree Transfer Program (ADTP) and Cheah Yung Ren of Foundation in Arts (FIA) sharing 9 gold medals between them. Two of the gold medals came from table tennis player Wendy Lau Jun Zhen of BSc (Hons) Accounting and Finance.

For the MASISWA Swimming Championship at Bukit Jalil National Aquatics Centre, Sunway University sent a 12-member team and all came back with a medal. 11 golds were bagged and two members of the team were crowned as top performers in the competition. Chan Jie of Certified Accounting Technician (CAT) and Mary Ann Kok of ADTP emerged best male and female swimmer.

Sunway University’s athletes are now gearing up for on-going MASISWA and MAPCU (Malaysian Association of Private Colleges and University) sports competitions which are continuing until end of 2014.

25 August 2014

A Moment of Silence

Students and employees of the Sunway Education Group gathered on Friday, 22 August for a moment of silence to honour the victims of the downed flight MH17. The National Day of Mourning was observed on campus with a candlelight vigil, organised by Jennifer Rathabai, President of the Sunway Academic Staff Association (SASA).

23 August 2014

Sunway Students Get Hands-on Experience with Night of Gu Zheng Dialogue 3

Students from Sunway University’s Diploma in Events Management together with Regal Orchestra recently organised Night of Gu Zheng Dialogue 3, a one of a kind concert featuring traditional Chinese music with a modern twist.

The ‘Urban Zen’ themed concert aimed to cultivate interest in traditional Chinese music amongst the youth had the audience entertained by talented performers on various Chinese instruments especially the Gu Zheng.

15 August 2014

Sunway University Students Travel to Hong Kong for Research

Final year students pursuing the BSc (Hons) International Hospitality Management at Sunway University’s Centre for Tourism, Hospitality and Culinary Management (CTHCM) recently went on a field trip to Hong Kong. The trip was planned to enhance the students’ learning experience for their Strategic Management Module.

Prior to the trip, students were assigned a 7 to 8 weeks pre-departure research and literature review on their chosen topics, which led to the formation of their various groups. The chosen topics included Tourism Development in Hong Kong; Assessing Heritage Planning/ Preservation in Hong Kong; and How to Improve Long Stay Tourism in Hong Kong.

Students [at the back] with the management team of The Excelsior [front from left] Kit Tong, Director of Market Analysis; Doris Ip, Director of HR; Eric Kee, Hotel Manager and their lecturers Daniel Chong and Adeline Kok of Sunway University

11 August 2014

Sunway University Students’ Recipe for Success

Sunway University’s Team headed by Patrick Siau, Teaching Fellow and Head Chef together with Soon Pau Voon, Teaching Fellow came out tops in this year’s Food & Hotel Asia (FHA) Culinary Challenge (FCC) in Singapore. The team comprised of students and one Teaching Fellow of Sunway University’s Culinary Arts programme from the Centre for Tourism, Hospitality and Culinary Management (CTHCM) took home 3 golds, 3 silvers and 1 bronze. This is the highest achievement by students from CTHCM.

Twenty year old Evelyn Chung Hui Jin who partnered Low Wai Mun to win the gold in the Class 11, Two to Tango attributed her achievement to, “Support and guidance from my chefs and the great teamwork with my partner”. In this Apprentice Team Competition, two apprentice chefs were required to prepare an appetizer and one hot main course of fish or seafood for four people within an hour.

From left: Low Wai Mun, Evelyn Chung Hui Jin, Lai Weng Choon, Chong Wei Tzeh, Allison Chin Li Jing, Allen Lim Fuye and Queeny Cheong Peg Gie.

7 August 2014

Sunway Welcomes a New Batch of JCF Community Scholars

The Sunway Education Group welcomed a new batch of Jeffrey Cheah Foundation (JCF) Community Scholars at a recent gathering at Sunway University. The gathering of new, existing and graduated scholars was targeted to help the new community scholars in getting to know each other. It also provided an opportunity for the seniors to share and encourage the juniors in their educational journey at Sunway University.

In her welcome speech, Elizabeth Lee, Senior Executive Director of Sunway Education Group, citing higher education as the hope for a better and brighter future said, “All of you here this morning will be our next generation of leaders. The future can be bright and success possible. Always remember, you have unlimited potential, we are just here to help you on your way”.

25 July 2014

Sunway University’s Vice-Chancellor on the Science of Satellite Remote Sensing

Inspired by Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon and the space race, Professor Graeme Wilkinson found himself fascinated with science especially astrophysics.

In his lecture on Monitoring the Earth from Space-The Science of Satellite Remote Sensing, Professor Wilkinson examined the monitoring progress of Earth’s environment from space over the last 40 years.

24 July 2014

Sunway’s CISA Club Welcomes New Members

Sunway’s Chinese Independent School Alumni (CISA) Club welcomed 40 new members earlier this year with an orientation headed by Mook Chia Chun, Student Advisor for the club. Activities included an ice-breaking session allowing current and new members a chance to get to know each other better. Malory, an alumna of the ACCA programme at Sunway TES was on hand to share her working experience. She encouraged all to participate in CISA Club’s activities as the experience gained through extra-curricular activities will help when they go out to work in the corporate world.

18 July 2014

Making a Difference

“I believe that as you have voluntarily signed up for a rigorous programme such as this, it has shown and proven that you are all committed individuals, practical and versatile self-starters with the ability to achieve results independently and as team players. For your two-year TFM programme, you have been placed in high-need schools and the eight-week intensive teacher training and leadership development course would have provided you with the experience to be future leaders, your attributes would include the ability to relate quickly and positively to complex problems or situations, and resolve them with innovative decisive actions.

14 July 2014

Sunway University Students Experience an Alternative to Classroom Learning

Eight students from Sunway University’s Department of Art and Design (DAD) recently went on an exciting alternative classroom-based learning 10-day study trip to Taiwan. The trip, led by Augustine Wong, Head of the Department of Art and Design, was planned to provide students an insight into the creative design industry across Taiwan and to provide the students with a broader view of design in preparation for their final graduation show. In preparing for the trip, the students who were mainly from the Interior Design programme were required to conduct a preliminary research in obtaining background information on the places they were to visit.

First stop Taipei, to visit the Young Designers’ Exhibition (YODEX), one of the region’s biggest events representing the entire design sector, featuring innovative designs by young design talents from various design sectors of industrial design, architecture design, media and communication design, interior design, visual communication design and much more. There, the Sunway University students were exposed to a wide range of ideas and concepts in the design industry today.

Sunway University’s DAD students with Augustine Wong (in white shirt) at YODEX 2014

12 July 2014

Installation of the new Sunway Student Council 2014

“Sunway University is a global village. Among you, our students are representatives from many countries. As members of the Student Council, you are their representatives and their spokesperson, their “official voice”. You will need to help them share their ideas, interests and concerns, and represent them to the best of your abilities”, said Elizabeth Lee, Senior Executive Director of Sunway Education Group addressing the Sunway Student Council at the recent installation ceremony.

This year, the new Student Council members has expressed that they will focus on reaching out and collaborating with other student bodies at Sunway, to ensure and maintain a flow of good relations in an effort to do more for the benefit and enrichment of all on campus.

Professor Graeme Wilkinson, Vice-Chancellor; Lim Tiew Ming, Director of University Servces; Lee Siok Ping, Director of Student Services and Elizabeth Lee with the new Sunway Student Council 2014

9 July 2014

Sunway Students Trip to India to Help the Poor

A group of students from the Centre of American Education (CAE) in Sunway University embarked on a self-funded trip to India with the mission to help the underprivileged community in Belukurichi. Prior to that, the group of seven students had organised various fund-raising activities for the community. A total collection of RM17,000 was used to buy items to be donated to the community such as school uniforms, school bags, stationary, books, furniture such as tables and chairs, and confectionary.

Nur Ellysa Hassan (in red shirt) and Hemawathy Balarama, Vicknesh Prasad and Jessica Liew with the children at a secondary school in Belukurichi.

27 June 2014

Maybank GO Ahead Challenge 2014 Campus Level at Sunway University

“I’ve learnt a lot in this short period of time especially as a committee member for this year’s Maybank GO Ahead Challenge 2014”, said Nico Fernando, Sunway College’s Victoria University alumnus now in the Global Maybank Apprentice Programme. In last year’s challenge, Nico emerged First Runner-Up with his team.

For this year’s challenge, Sunway University is one of 15 campuses in the region for the Campus Level stage. Sixty-eight participants, thirty from Sunway University went through various challenges lined up for the day; the GO Ahead Hunt, GO Ahead Select, GO Ahead Shine and the GO Ahead Pitch. The students under Sunway University were students from the Lancaster University, Victoria University and ACCA programmes.

Nico Fernando (left) with Elizabeth Lee and Chen Fong Tuan, Executive Vice President, Head of Talent Sourcing and Development, Maybank

16 June 2014

Sunway University Treats Teachers to a Special Tropical Hawaiian Paradise

In conjunction with Teachers Day, Sunway University treated 131 teachers, principals and counsellors from several schools around the Klang Valley to a special afternoon of “Tropical Hawaiian Paradise”.

The event was organised by students from the Centre for Tourism, Hospitality and Culinary Management (CTHCM). They transformed the University Hall into a tropical paradise for the luau (traditional Hawaiian feast). Guests were greeted with a lei (necklace of flower) each, warm smiles and the spirit of Aloha, complete with hula dancers.

13 June 2014

Sunway’s Return Tray Campaign

“Buy, Eat, Bus” is a return tray campaign (RTC) organised by students and staff of Sunway’s Department of Communication and Liberal Arts together with Sunway’s Health and Safety Department.

The campaign aims at inculcating the culture of clearing and returning trays after meals among Sunway’s students to help maintain a clean cafeteria for all. The president of RTC, Nicholas Hoe Wei Nian who is pursuing his BA (Hons) in Communication, specialising in Public Relations Project Management hopes to “Raise as much as 80 percent of cleanliness awareness among my peers on campus.”

1 June 2014

Peer Counselling Conference 2014

The Sunway Student Services Department, in collaboration with the Sunway Peer Counselling Volunteers (PCV) and the Sunway University Psychology Club, recently organised the Peer Counselling Conference 2014. The 2-day conference was held at the Sunway University Graduate Centre and attended by 170 students from local and private universities from across Malaysia.

Harry Low's workshop - Positive Self-care for Effective Helping

12 May 2014

Shutterbugs Captures Photography Lovers

A picture paints a thousand words. For the love of photography, “Shutterbugs”, was formed. Sunway University’s new photography club will be a platform for students of different backgrounds with a keen personal interest in photography, amateur or professional, acknowledged artist or enthusiastic novice.

For the inauguration of “Shutterbugs”, a photography competition, entitled “A Moment in Action” was held. The winning pictures successfully demonstrated an appreciation of art and a different perspective of the given topic. Alvin Lau Kah Boon who is currently pursuing a Diploma in Business won the competition with his picture of “The Riot Policeman”. The second prize winner, Poon Ching Mun from Sunway TES portrayed “A Baby Holding an Orange”, while Carolyn Ng Shih Ling also from Sunway TES and president of “Shutterbugs”, won the third prize with her picture “Mama Pig and Her Piglets”.

The launch of shutterbugs

8 May 2014

Sunway Students Spread the Love with TGIF Foodbank

Donating daily necessities is one of the most effective ways of supporting those in need. The Sunway Student Volunteers (SSV) successfully raised RM3,600 worth of food items and RM1,150 cash to be donated to the entities under the umbrella of Grace Community Services (GCS).

The project, aptly called “Turn Groceries in for Foodbank” (TGIF Foodbank), was initiated by SSV and Sunway Student Services Department (SSD) in partnership with GCS, a registered non-profit charitable organisation in Klang for charitable homes, rehabilitation centres, feeding centres, rural schools, poor families and individuals.

Tan Xue Wen, Project Director for TGIF Foodbank (5th from left) and her teammates with Matthew Chung and Dommen Philip, representatives from Grace Community Services (6th & 7th from left), Jerrine Koay, Director of Public Relations (3rd from left), Lee Siok Ping, Director of Student Services (4th from left), and Jane Poh, Director of Branding (4th from right)

5 May 2014

Sunway University Ensemble Wows with Movie Soundtracks

Starting off with the main theme from Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Phantom of the Opera, the Sunway University Ensemble entertained the audience with a magical night of music from selected movie soundtracks. Stringing the audience emotions, the Ensemble’s repertoire for the night included themes and medleys from Pirates of the Caribbean, Spirited Away, James Bond, The White Tower, The Chronicles of Narnia and Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark.

The audience was also treated to two songs, Aka Tonbo (A Japanese folk song) and Scarborough Fair presented by the Sunway University Choir.

2 May 2014

Sunway University’s Actuarial Studies Gains Further Recognition

Sunway University and University of Kent signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) recently offering students pursuing Actuarial Studies in Sunway a chance to further their study abroad at the historical city of Canterbury.

Under the agreement, students studying in BSc (Hons) Actuarial Studies in Sunway University now have the option to continue their Year 2 and Year 3 studies in BSc (Hons) Actuarial Science at University of Kent.

From left to right: Professor Pua Eng Chong, Deputy Vice Chancellor, Sunway University, Ms Elizabeth Lee, Senior Executive Director of Sunway Education Group and Professor Alexandra Hughes, Pro-Vice Chancellor External, University of Kent

21 April 2014

Sunway Education Group Hands out Scholarships to Chinese Independent School Students

Twenty two students from various Chinese Independent high schools received scholarships to pursue their education at Sunway University and Sunway College at the Sunway Chinese Independent School Extra-Curricular Activity (CIS ECA) award ceremony.

This is Sunway Education Group’s fourth year in providing scholarships to exemplary Chinese Independent School (CIS) students who have proven to be well-rounded in both academic and extra-curricular activities.

Sunway CIS ECA Scholarship recipients and the heads of department for the programmes of Sunway University and Sunway College with Elizabeth Lee (front row, centre), Professor Graeme Wilkinson (second from right) and Professor Pua Eng Chong (far right).

3 April 2014

Sunway Students’ Trip to South Korea

A group of third year students, currently studying the Bachelor of Science (Hons) in International Hospitality Management at Sunway University, went on a week-long study trip to Seoul, South Korea. The February trip was planned as part of their assignment for the Strategic Management module where they were required to conduct field work research and data collection throughout the trip.

The students were accompanied by Daniel Chong Ka Leong, Lecturer, and Lai Mun Loon, Teaching Fellow of the Sunway University Business School. Throughout the trip, the group was hosted by Daelim University College. They visited Dongdaemun Market, a large commercial district comprising traditional markets and shopping centres in Seoul, 63 City, a 63-floor building with spectacular views of Seoul, and the Korean Folk Village, a tourist attraction exhibiting Korean culture and history.

Students and lecturers at the Korean Folk Village

31 March 2014

Lights out!

Non-essential lights were switched off as Sunway celebrated Earth Hour on 29 March 2014 between 8:30 and 9:30pm. Students and staffs also joined in the worldwide movement by signing and pledging to "Live Green".

12 March 2014

Clean sweep by Sunway University

Participants from Sunway University took home all the awards at the recent Nescafe Coffee Milano Challenge. Twenty-two year old Jessica Chang Chek Zue who is pursuing the Bachelor of Science (Hons) International Hospitality Management, walked away the Champion with a cash prize of RM2,000. Fellow student, Riley Pham Xuan Quyet who emerged First Runner-Up took home RM1,500 while Daniel Chong Ka Leong, Sunway University lecturer, was voted Best Coach of the Year and won himself RM1,000.

The winners from Sunway University (3rd to 5th from left): Jessica Chang, Champion of the Nescafe Milano Challenge, Daniel Chong, Best Coach of the Year and Riley Pham, First Runner-Up

The competition, organised by Nestle and in its fourth year saw the participation of twenty-six contestants from thirteen colleges and universities.

10 March 2014

Sunway Students and Staff Gather for MH370

On Monday, a short candlelight vigil was held where the crowd observed a 5-minute silent prayer for the families and all those on-board the missing air craft. The short vigil, was initiated by Jennifer Rathabai Kunchiram, President of Sunway Academic Staff Association with the support of administration and academic staff, students and the management of Sunway Education Group. Sunway’s Australian Matriculation (AUSMAT) Student Council, set up notice boards for all those who wish to share their prayers and messages.

6 March 2014

Sunway students raise funds for World Vision and Mercy Malaysia

A one month fundraising campaign organised by the Sunway University Student Council, Sunway Volunteer Society and fellow students from the Philippines at the end of last year raised RM11,600 in support of World Vision Malaysia and Mercy Malaysia’s disaster relief efforts in the Philippines caused by Typhoon Haiyan. The donations collected were recently handed over in a mock cheque presentation ceremony.

Yang Mulia Raja Riza Shazmin Raja Badrul Shah, Honorary Secretary of Mercy Malaysia and Lee Siew Tin, Head of Marketing and Communications from World Vision Malaysia received cheques for RM5,800 each from Elizabeth Lee, Senior Executive Director of Sunway Education Group, and a member of the board of trustees for Mercy Malaysia.

Yang Mulia Raja Riza Shazmin Raja Badrul Shah receiving the cheque from Elizabeth Lee

25 February 2014

Sunway partners MyTeksi in Delivering Happiness

Sunway Education Group’s Alumni Office recently joined hands with MyTeksi in their “Delivering Happiness” donation drive. The initiative at the Sunway campus received many pre-loved toys and children’s books which were handed over to ZimSen Yeow, Marketing Executive at MyTeksi by Elizabeth Lee, Senior Executive Director of Sunway Education Group and Lee Siok Ping, Director of Student Services of Sunway Education Group. The items were then loaded onto Amrik Singh’s taxi.

(From left to right) Sue-Ann Chia, Manager, Alumni Office-Student Services; Lee Siok Ping, Director of Student Services; Elizabeth Lee, Senior Executive Director, Sunway Education Group; Amrik Singh and ZimSen Yeow, Marketing Executive, MyTeksi