A team of 21 National SDG Youth Agents came from as far as Perak, Johor, Pahang and Kelantan to engage with UCSI and UCSI's team had the privilege to share with them on a few aspects: Ms Megala (Student Affairs) on a glimpse of Harmony in Religions, Asst Prof Lucas Lim on Greening and Caring at UCSI, Yen (Engineering student) with brief hands-on experience in making Ecobricks and representatives from Youth Beyond Boundaries.
The Malaysian Youth SDG Agents is a revolutionary initiative that help young people to connect with their local community and parliamentarians and take actions with SDG lenses on inclusive and equitable quality education. It is a platform to learn, connect, implement, talk, and showcase best practices in localising SDGs.
Following the tremendous success of IRCPAS in 2020, the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences hosted the second conference, which focused on the theme "21st Century Frontiers: Paradigm Shift in Research and Innovation." The purpose of the conference was to provide a forum for the exchange and updating of knowledge in pharmaceutical and health sciences research and innovation.
A platform for open dialogue among surveyors in the built environment.
UCSI University’s School of Architecture & Built Environment and The Royal Institution of Surveyors Malaysia have collaborated to organise the RISM International Research Conference IRC 5.0, 2023 (RISM-IRC 5.0, 2023) today at UCSI University Kuala Lumpur Campus. Themed "Bridging World: Towards Future Sustainability and Technology in the Built Environment”, RISM IRC5.0 is intended to serve as an out-reach platform for surveying and built environment for Academia, Practitioners, and Students. RISM’s President Sr Dainna Baharuddin and UCSI Group’s CEO and UCSI University’s Vice-Chancellor Professor Datuk Ir Ts Dr Siti Hamisah Binti Tapsir, FASc, were among the guests of honour attended the event.
Dr Rita Colwell is a world-renowned environmental microbiologist and scientific administrator. She was the first woman to serve as director of the US National Science Foundation. A member of the US National Academy of Sciences, Dr Colwell received the National Medal of Science for her work in studying oceans' climate and human health.
In recognition of her work in the work in the world’s polar regions, the geological site in Antarctica, Colwell Massif, has been named in her honour. She was awarded the Mahathir Science Award in 2015 for her work on the bacterium that causes cholera.
During US President Barack Obama’s tenure, she was one of three science special envoys appointed by the Secretary of State to promote science diplomacy among developing nations. She was instrumental in spreading community-based water safety education and introducing viable, low-cost technological innovations in communities throughout Asia-Pacific and Africa.
42 senior citizens at the Tong Sim Senior Citizen Centre received free vision screening under the “One Hope Charity Vision Screening” event conducted by the School of Optometry Student Association. With the objective to increase awareness on eye health among the community, this event was made possible through the collaboration and Community Grant from the Association of Malaysian Optometrist (AMO).
Out of the 42 people screened, 40 senior citizens will be referred to the UCSI Eye Centre for further management such as refractive error assessment and complete eye examination. Those with any eye disease, such as cataract and glaucoma, will be referred to the ophthalmologist for a full comprehensive eye check. Free eyeglasses or reading glasses will also be prescribed for patients who require near vision correction.
UCSI SHINE@Berjaya Times Square 2023 is a community-engaged, research-intensive, and industry-collaborative project that embraces its responsibility to positively contribute to the health and well-being of our local communities. This programme led by Dr Vaidehi Ulaganathan and Assistant Professor Dr Baskaran Gunasekaran, included over 100 students from the Faculty of Applied Sciences. There was multiple thematic sharing from various stakeholders and public outreach programmes that perfectly aligns with SDG 3: Good Health and Wellbeing, emphasising on current trends such as personalised nutrition, precision medicine, health coaching, sports nutrition, vegan diet, and lifestyle behavioural change.
UCSI University’s International Institute for Science Diplomacy and Sustainability (IISDS) held its 2nd IISDS Invitational Lecture 2023 titled “The involvement of a scientist in science diplomacy” on 20 February 2023. Special Guest Speaker, Dato’ Dr Saw Leng Guan spoke about the essence of science diplomacy, as manifested in meetings of the UN and the work of such bodies like the IPBES. Distinguished Professor Tan Sri Dr Zakri Bin Abdul Hamid, FASc, the founding director of IISDS moderated the lecture session at UCSI University KL Campus.