HOW FAR CAN PHARMACY TAKE YOU? HOW ABOUT: AROUND THE WORLDALVIN TEO KUO JING |  Alumnus, Bachelor of Pharmacy (Hons)
- Currently pursuing his PhD in Public Health at the National University of Singapore. Completed his Master of Public Health at NUS in 2016.
- Member of Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders).
- Served on MSF missions in Doro Refugee Camp (South Sudan), Jebel al Akkrad (Syria), Donetsk (Ukraine), Islamabad (Pakistan) and many of the world’s most challenging war zones and pandemic-hit regions.
- A Kuok Foundation scholar during his time at UCSI.
Pictured after a successful MSF mission in South Sudan where he delivered pharmaceutical supplies to oppressed and displaced communities.
An alumna of High School Batu Pahat
HOSPITALITY IN THE LAND OF THE RISING SUNRachel Soon Rui Chee |  Alumna, BA(Hons) Event and Tourism Management
- Currently a guest services supervisor at Niseko Central – a premier ski resort and accommodation provider in Hokkaido, Japan.
- Selected for a six-month internship programme by the same establishment in 2015.
- Former president of UCSI’s Event and Tourism club.
- UCSI University Trust scholarship recipient.
An alumna of SMK Batu Lintang, Kuching
THE BUILD A SLIDE STRUCTURE (BASS) COMPETITION 2018LING POH CHOO, WONG YOONG, TEH YU XUAN, TAN KHAI KIM AND KENT GAN WAI |  BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering
Congratulations to Team “We Will Win (3W)”.
Civil Engineering students win 2nd Runner Up Prize in the BUILD A SLIDE STRUCTURE (BASS) Competition 2018.
The team not only showed their exemplary skills in structural design, but also excellent teamwork and creativity in building lightweight structures.
2018 VENUS INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S AWARD AND AWARD FOR PUBLICATION EXCELLENCEAssociate Professor Dr Ganeshsree Selvachandran |  Deputy Dean, Faculty of Business and Information Science
UCSI congratulates Associate Professor Dr Ganeshsree Selvachandran on being a recipient of the 2018 Venus International Women’s Award by the Centre For Advanced Research and Design of the Venus International Foundation, Chennai, India. Her second accolade, the i-Proclaim Ara 2017 Award for Publication Excellence, was granted by the Asian Business Consortium (ABC) which acknowledged Dr Ganeshsree for her Loyalty and Dedication as a Young Scientist.
LEADING THE WAY THROUGH RESEARCHProfessor Dr Ooi Keng Boon |  Dean, Faculty of Business and Information Science
UCSI congratulates Professor Ooi Keng Boon and his co-authors on winning the Top Cited Paper (2012-2017) award by Elsevier (US) for their paper, titled Predicting Consumer Decision to Adopt Mobile Commerce: Cross Country Empirical Examination between China and Malaysia.
BEST PAPER AWARD (ORAL PRESENTATION CATEGORY) IN THE 8TH GREEN SUSTAINABLE BIOTECHNOLOGY SYMPOSIUM 2018Carmen Loh Wai Leng |  MSc Applied Sciences, by Research
Congratulations to Ms Carmen Loh Wai Leng, who netted the 1st prize for the Best Paper Award (Oral Presentation Category) in the 8th Green Sustainable Biotechnology Symposium 2018 on 19th January held at National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan.
Carmen is a MSc student supervised by Assistant Professor Dr Grrace Ng Hui Suan.
5TH PENANG INTERNATIONAL HALAL CHEFS CHALLENGE 2018William Anak Anthony Abong |  Head of Department, Hospitality and Culinary Arts, Faculty of Hospitality and Tourism Management
- Asian Main Course 1 - Fish/Seafood
- Diploma Awards
KHAIRIL ANWAR 'S STUDY WON THE BEST PAPER AWARD AT THE ACADEMICS WORLD INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE IN TOKYO, JAPAN.Khairil Anwar Abu Kassim |  Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)
Study: Factors Determining Consumer Behaviour towards Purchases of Safer Cars in Malaysia.
Khairil Anwar is a firm advocate of road safety. He is currently the Secretary General of ASEAN NCAP – a new car assessment program for Southeast Asia – at the Malaysian Institute of Road Safety Research (MIROS). Prior to this, he headed MIROS’ Crash Safety Engineering unit and worked in Japan.
Eager to challenge himself and enhance his management skills, Khairil Anwar enrolled at UCSI University to pursue the DBA. Pursuing his affinities, he employed the theory of planned behaviour to investigate consumer behaviour towards purchasing safer cars in Malaysia. Purposed to understand preferences and identify the gaps that that prevent a five-star car safety scenario in Malaysia, the study won the Best Paper Award at the Academics World International Conference in Tokyo, Japan.
THE RESULTS FROM CHIENG’S STUDY OFFERED USEFUL INSIGHTS FOR THE FUTURE DEVELOPMENT OF HRM PRACTICES FOR MALAYSIAN CONSTRUCTION COMPANIES.Chieng Heng Ping |  Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)
Study: The Mediating Effect of Organisational Commitment on the Relationship between Human Resource Management (HRM) Practices and Organisational Performance in the Malaysian Construction Industry.
Seeking to determine the impact of current human resource management practices on organisational performance and staff commitment, Chieng’s study involved front line employees in a group of 3,286 large construction companies affiliated with the Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB).
Chieng’s study collected 205 pockets of usable data that sought to determine the impact of HRM practices (e.g. recruitment, selection, training, compensation, performance appraisals and job design) in the industry. The findings showed that unlike other HRM practices, training and performance appraisals did not have a strong correlation with performance and organisational commitment. The results from this study offered useful insights for the future development of HRM practices for Malaysian construction companies.