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