FASS Awards Ceremony 2017

Congratulations to all the award recipients for their excellent academic performance in AY2016/17!

Graduate Students Teaching Award (GSTA) Honour Roll
Name Department
Clara Lee Yen Yin Political Science
Duong Hai Long Economics
Eri Sasaki Psychology
Hor Jin Yi Amoz Political Science
Ku Ka Leung Japanese Studies
Luk Po Ling Pauline Communications and New Media
Lavanya Ramesh Sociology
Li Jiangtao Economics
Loong Xiu Fen Shona Geography
Lu Zhengwen English Language and Literature
Maria Thaemar Camanag Tana Japanese Studies
Tan Kai En Communications and New Media
Yip Shao Ren Sociology
Graduate Students Teaching Award (GSTA) for teaching
Name Department
Elizabeth Jane Teh Ning Yen Psychology
Leung Chi Ching Psychology
Tan Zi Hao Southeast Asian Studies
Graduate Students Teaching Award (GSTA) For Teaching Undertaken in Semester I, Academic Year 2016-2017
Name   Department
Chua Tiong Seng Cultural Studies in Asia
Elvis Tan Wei Siong Psychology
Eugene Yao Deng Gui Philosophy
Felix Kuhn Political Science
Gao Bin Chinese Studies
Hamoon Khelghat-Doost Political Science
Koh Ju Hua Andy History
Lim Wan Ying Chinese Studies
Lim Zhuen Leonard Economics
Lin Chunhai Chinese Studies
Liu Chunchun Economics
Magdalena Maria Jeziorna Comparative Asian Studies
Oleksandr Svitych Political Science
Pua Xin Yi Phoebe English Language and Literature
Shivani Gupta South Asian Studies
Simon Christian Rowedder Southeast Asian Studies
Tan Teck Heng English Language and Literature
Tan Xin Wei Andy Geography
Tan Xuan Kai Geography
Teh Tat How Economics
Thow Xin Wei Southeast Asian Studies
Wong Shi Hui Sarah Psychology
Graduate Students Teaching Award (GSTA) For Teaching
Name Department
Ang Yee Hong Dennis Communications and New Media
Benjamin Loh Communications and New Media
Charles Jason Burgess History
Cheng Lingzi Chinese Studies
Gu Xiaorong Sociology
Khairun Nisha Binte Mohamed Ramdzan Geography
Leong Li Fang Ruth Psychology
Li Wensi Chinese Studies
Lu Zihui Japanese Studies
Tan Junbin Sociology
Vilashini Somiah Southeast Asian Studies
Yang Wanyu Economics
Yogaananthan S/O Theva South Asian Studies
Zhu Yanqi Economics
Graduate Student Awards
Name Award
Adam Amil Sharif Benjamin Batson Gold Medal and Prize
Akshay Sunil Agrawal Lim Chong Yah Gold Medal
Ambika Aiyadurai Ananda Rajah Prize for Best PhD Thesis
Aparna Shukla Maurice Baker Prize
Charles Jason Burgess Tan Suan Imm History Prize
Chen Jiajun Lee Foundation Medal and Prize
Fionn Ong Jia Xin Singapore Association of Writers Medal and Prize
Goh Aik Sai Wang Gungwu Medal and Prize
Himanshu Jha Singapore Indian Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SICCI) Prize
Kellynn Wee Jiaying Lee Foundation Prize
Nur Syafiqah Binti Ahmad Jaaffar Png Poh Seng Prize
Pham Thi Thanh Huyen Tan Suan Imm History Prize
Ritu Jain Singapore Indian Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SICCI) Prize
Silvia Tieri Singapore Indian Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SICCI) Prize
undergraduate Awards
Name Award
Abigail Seng Hui Xin Chng Heng Lay Memorial Prize (Sociology)
Amanlia Toh Chu Ying Annie Tan (Mrs Wan Boo Sow) Prize 陳玉貞 (雲茂潮夫人) 奖
An Shiyi Wan Boo Sow “雲 茂 潮” Prize (Chinese Studies / Chinese Language)
Special Book Prize (Chinese Studies)
Andrea Brendan Ang Chin Wei National University Of Singapore Geographical Society Gold Medal
Ang Wee Chuan, Alan NUS Global Studies Prize
Angus Ong Ying Ming Japanese Association, Singapore Medal & Prize (Japanese Studies)
Arthur Lim Yuan De Paul Sherwood Memorial Medal (Economics)
Benjamin Leow Wei Onn Wee Mon Cheng Medal (Overall 2nd)
Singapore Prison Service Psychology Prize (Psychology)
Bryan Benjamin Goh Yu Xian Wong Lin Ken Memorial Medal And Prize (History)
Celia Goh Shi Min CLS Malay Language Prize
Chan Yuan Ting Wan Boo Sow “雲 茂 潮” (Chinese Studies Bilingual) Prize
(Chinese Studies / Chinese Language)
Wan Boo Sow “雲 茂 潮” (Chinese Studies Translation) Prize
(Chinese Studies: CL2280)
Wan Boo Sow “雲 茂 潮” Prize
(Chinese Studies: CH1101E)
Wan Boo Sow “雲 茂 潮” Prize (Chinese Language: CL1101E)
Charmaine Ho Shi Min Wan Boo Sow “雲 茂 潮” Prize  (Chinese Studies: CH1101E)
Cheah Hui Lin Marilyn Wan Boo Sow “雲 茂 潮” (Chinese Studies Minor) Prize
Chew Jie Rong Bryan China Daily Prize (Communications And New Media)
Chia Shimin Straits Steamship Prize (History / Political Science)
Chiam Da Jian Special Book Prize (Geography)
Chong Jing Yi Wan Boo Sow “雲 茂 潮” (Chinese Studies Bilingual) Prize
(Chinese Studies / Chinese Language)
Chua Sze Yin Francesca Mitsui Chemicals Medal And Prize  (Japanese Studies)
Claudia Chia Yi En Rajabali Jumabhoy Foundation Prize In South Asian Studies
Daniel Ong Zhong Rui Philosophy Book Prize
Debra Lee Ling The Fulbright Association (S’pore) Award
Denise Chong Jun Li China Daily Prize (Communications And New Media)
Drishti Baid NUSS Medal For Outstanding Achievement
Farhanah Bte Mohamad Saad NUS Malay Studies Prize
Gareth Ting Shi Xun OCBC Medal And Prize (Overall 1st)
Geraldine Chua Pei Xuan ACBC Prize (English Literature)
Gladys Ng Kai Xin Annie Tan (Mrs Wan Boo Sow) Prize 陳玉貞 (雲茂潮夫人)奖
Goh Seng Chuan Joshua Wee Mon Cheng Medal (Overall 3rd)
Journal Of Southeast Asian Studies Prize (History)
Goh Song Wei Wan Boo Sow “雲 茂 潮” (Chinese Studies Bilingual) Prize
(Chinese Studies / Chinese Language)
Goh Yi Li Japanese Association, Singapore Prize (Japanese Language)
Grace Ng Mei Fong Lee Kuan Yew Gold Medal (Overall)
Haziah Asyran Binte Mohamed Azhari Singapore Airlines Medal (Overall 1st)
China Daily Prize (Communications And New Media)
He Yi Wan Boo Sow “雲 茂 潮” Prize
(Chinese Language: CL1101E)
Ho Sheng Chao Lim Tay Boh Memorial Medal (Economics)
Hoe Tze Han NUS Department Of Economics Prize
Hoh Lay Pheng, Julia Special Book Prize (Sociology)
Isabell Chew Yan National University of Singapore Geographical Society Gold Medal
James Edgar Lim Tjen Yao Special Book Prize (Philosophy)
Janice Low Earn Qing Special Book Prize (Chinese Language)
Jesslynn Goh Si En Gerald De Cruz Memorial Prize (Political Science)
Joanna Lee Si Han MAS Academic Excellence Prize  (Economics)
Johann Yamin China Daily Prize (Communications And New Media)
Kevin Martens Wong Zhi Qiang Minerva Prize (English Language)
Khoo Xuan Jie Jonathan NTUC Medal (Overall 3rd)
Khoo Yi Feng Kernial Singh Sandhu Prize (Southeast Asian Studies)
Koh Tze Hock NTUC Income Prize (Communications And New Media)
Koh Xian Yao Nicholas CLS Bahasa Indonesia Language Prize (Bahasa Indonesia Language)
Kuo Jixiang NTUC Income Prize (Economics)
Kwok Ci Yi Jonathan Lee Kuan Yew Gold Medal (Overall)
Langston Peh Song Yun Ho Family Prize (Economics)
You Poh Seng Prize In Econometrics
Lee Shu Yu Special Book Prize (Theatre Studies)
Lee Sue Ling, Naomi Hashimoto Japanese Association, Singapore Medal & Prize (Japanese Studies)
Leong Yi Shuang Wan Boo Sow “雲 茂 潮” Prize
(Chinese Studies: CH1101E)
Leow Yuan Ping, Felise Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Prize
Leslie Choo Han Hui Wan Boo Sow “雲 茂 潮” Prize
Special Book Prize (Chinese Language)
Liao Yiran Wan Boo Sow “雲 茂 潮” Prize
(Chinese Studies / Chinese Language)
Lim Jing Wen Wan Boo Sow “雲 茂 潮” (Chinese Studies Minor) Prize
Lim Mingxun Special Book Prize  (Political Science)
Lim Sue Rou CLS Japanese Language Prize
Lim Zhi Hao Wan Boo Sow Prize For Outstanding Bilingual (Chinese/English) Undergraduate In FASS
雲茂潮(文学暨社会科学院)杰出双语(中文/英文) 本科生奖
Liu Junjie Sean China Daily Prize (Communications And New Media)
Liyana Bte Sulaiman Berita Harian / Berita Minggu Medal And Prize (Malay Studies)
NUS Malay Studies Prize (Malay Studies)
Losheini Ravindran SICCI Performance Prize (South Asian Studies)
Low Yeqi Alexandra CNM Best Communication Management Prize
Mak Kai Feng Darren Best Student In Hindi Language Prize
Michelle Vong Sze Ping Shell Silver Medal (Overall 2nd)
Social Work Prize (Donated By Singapore Prison Service)
Muhammad Suhail B Mohamed Y Benjamin Batson History Prize (History)
Nabilah Bte Ithnin S.A.T. Alsagoff Arabic Language Prize
Nandhini D/O Bala Krishnan SICCI Performance Prize (South Asian Studies)
Neil Joseph Lecaros Yap CLS German Language Prize
Neo Jia Hui Tan Kah Kee Medal And Prize For Chinese Studies
Wan Boo Sow “雲 茂 潮” (Chinese Studies Bilingual) Prize
Wan Boo Sow “雲 茂 潮” Prize (Chinese Studies / Chinese Language)
Wan Boo Sow “雲 茂 潮” (Chinese Studies Minor) Prize
Ng Chu Ting Amanda Social Work Prize (Donated By Singapore Prison Service)
Robert C K Loh Prize For Top Student In Gerontology (Social Work)
Ng Wei Shee Wan Boo Sow “雲 茂 潮” (Chinese Studies Translation) Prize
(Chinese Studies: CL3281)
Ng Yong Jia Amelia Wan Boo Sow “雲 茂 潮” (Chinese Studies Translation) Prize
(Chinese Studies: CH4281)
Nicholas Tan Jing Wen Raffles Hotel Gold Medal For Theatre Studies
Nur Zakiah Bte Abdul Hamid Malay Heritage Foundation Prize (Hadiah Yayasan Warisan Melayu)
Nurshirah Bte Tabrani NUS Malay Studies Prize
Jamiyah Book Prize
Special Book Prize (Malay Studies)
Oh Yong Sheng Vincent NTUC Medal (Overall 1st)
Daiwa Prize
Singapore Prison Service Psychology Prize
Ong Choo Chin CLS Korean Language Prize
Ong Shi Wei Wan Boo Sow “雲 茂 潮” Prize
(Chinese Language: CL1101E)
Peh Zi En Kimberly Political Science Book Prize
Phang Qian Hui Vivian Wan Boo Sow “雲 茂 潮” (Chinese Studies Translation) Prize
(Chinese Studies: CL2280)
Poh Yu Ting Annie Tan (Mrs Wan Boo Sow) Medal And Prize 陳玉貞(雲茂潮夫人)奖
Rachel Kuo Jing Ying Tan Boon Khak Medal And Prize (Sociology)
Raedi Haizer B Sidik Association of Muslim Professionals (AMP) Prize
Rebecca Seah Qi Hui Wan Boo Sow “雲 茂 潮” (Chinese Studies Translation) Prize
(Chinese Studies: CL2280)
Said Mahadi Bin Said Iziddin NUS Malay Studies Prize
Samuel Lee Wan Heng The National University Of Singapore Society Medal And Prize
(English Literature)
Sarah Tong Ren Xuan Special Book Prize (Southeast Asian Studies)
See Cheng Hui Cassandra Annie Tan (Mrs Wan Boo Sow) Medal And Prize 陳玉貞(雲茂潮夫人)獎
Shan Mengdi Wan Boo Sow “雲 茂 潮” (Chinese Studies Translation) Prize
(Chinese Studies: CL2281)
Shreya Padmanabha Bhat SICCI Prize For South Asian Studies
Sim Guo Chen George Edwin Bogaars Memorial Prize (History)
Sim Yong En Daniel Chinese Opera Society Of Singapore Prize (Theatre Studies)
Siong Li Qing Jeannie Special Book Prize (Communications And New Media)
Siti Nur Khairiah Bte Zakaria NUS Malay Studies Prize
Sovereigna Lakhotia NUS Global Studies Prize
Stanley Yin Yu-Sheng Singapore Journal Of Tropical Geography Book Prize
Tan Hui Han Singapore Prison Service Psychology Prize
Jazmyn Chelliah Medal And Prize (Psychology)
Tan Hui Ling CLS Thai Language Prize
Tan Jia Min Sarah NTUC Medal (Overall 2nd)
JCCI Singapore Foundation & JAS Medal And Prize (Japanese Studies)
Tan Jie Qi Lynette Robert C K Loh Prize For Top Student In Gerontology (Social Work)
Tan Mei Yu Wan Boo Sow “雲 茂 潮” (Chinese Studies Translation) Prize
(Chinese Studies: CL3284)
Tan Pei Xian Rosie Heng-Ko Poh Choo Gold Medal And Prize (Sociology)
Sociology Medal And Prize
Tan Si Hui Jocelyn Ministry Of Trade And Industry (Economist Service) Prize (Economics)
Tan Yi Xuan Annie Tan (Mrs Wan Boo Sow) Prize 陳玉貞 (雲茂潮夫人) 奖
Tan Zi Qing Wan Boo Sow “雲 茂 潮” Prize
(Chinese Studies / Chinese Language)
Tania Chattopadhyay CLS Tamil Language Prize
Tay Geng Zhi Economic Society Of Singapore Medal (Economics)
Ministry Of Trade And Industry (Economist Service) Best Thesis Prize (Economics)
Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Prize
Teo Jia Yu Wan Boo Sow “雲 茂 潮” (Chinese Studies Bilingual) Prize
Teo Jun Hong Louis China Daily Prize (Communications And New Media)
Teo Sze Lynn Fiona Special Book Prize (English Language)
Teo Tian Ping Joshua Wan Boo Sow “雲 茂 潮” (Chinese Studies Bilingual) Prize
Wan Boo Sow Medal And Prize for Outstanding Bilingual (Chinese/English) Graduand in FASS
雲茂潮(文学暨社会科学院)杰出双语(中文/英文)毕业生奖
Teo Yue Ling Wan Boo Sow “雲 茂 潮” (Chinese Studies Bilingual) Prize
Teoh Zheng Yong Timothy Singapore Association Of Social Workers’ Gold Medal (Social Work)
Special Book Prize (Social Work)
Tio Hui Sophy SICCI Performance Prize (South Asian Studies)
Rajabali Jumabhoy Foundation Prize In South Asian Studies
Toh Jia Han JCCI Singapore Foundation & JAS Medal And Prize (Japanese Studies)
Toh Xiu Si Tracey Special Book Prize (English Literature)
Try Sutrisno Foo Bin Abdul Rahman Iseas‐Yusof Ishak Institute Prize (Southeast Asian Studies)
Tsan Sze Ling Special Book Prize  (Sociology)
Wang Chunzi Wan Boo Sow “雲 茂 潮” (Chinese Studies Translation) Prize
(Chinese Studies: CL2281)
Wang Zhuoling Wan Boo Sow “雲 茂 潮” (Chinese Studies Translation) Prize
(Chinese Studies: CL3285)
Wee Sze-En Deborah Political Science Book Prize
Wong Pin Hoe Alvin Shell Bronze Medal (Overall 3rd)
Yang Jianyi Wan Boo Sow “雲 茂 潮” (Chinese Studies Translation) Prize
Yang Shuang Wan Boo Sow “雲 茂 潮” Prize
Yong Yen Lu Singapore Dental Association Book Prize  (English Language)
Zhang Jie Wan Boo Sow “雲 茂 潮” (Chinese Studies Translation) Prize
Wan Boo Sow “雲 茂 潮” (Chinese Studies Minor) Prize
Zheng Shuyi Wan Boo Sow “雲 茂 潮” (Chinese Studies Translation) Prize
Zhou Jiajia Mitsui Chemicals Medal And Prize  (Japanese Studies)
Zuhairah Binte Zulkifli CLS Chinese Language Prize
FASS Student Leadership Award (FSLA)
Ritu Jain FSLA Individual Award
Engaging Africa – Student Society FSLA Group Award
Japanese Studies Society FSLA Group Award
NUS Geography Challenge 2017
Organising Committee
FSLA Group Award

Internship Opportunity: Hawkerpreneurs

Dear Students,

Interested in building up your resume? NUS Enterprise, in collaboration with Professor Jack Sim, have an exciting opportunity for you: Hawkerpreneurs!

NUS Enterprise supports social ventures within the NUS community through various initiatives and programmes.  They have been working closely with Professor Jack Sim in the past years on DBS-NUS Social Venture Challenge Asia, as he sat on their advisory board for the competition.  Professor Jack Sim is the founder of BoP Hub and the World Toilet Organization, as well as an Adjunct Associate Professor at the LKY School of Public Policy.

Professor Jack Sim is starting a new project Hawkerpreneurs, with the mission to provide a promising and sustainable career option to PMETs in the food business, and at the same time preserve and improve our local hawker trade, culinary skills and hawker food culture. Here’s where you come in: Prof Sim is now looking for students to help in designing different lines of business for Hawkerpreneurs. Other than the usual food stalls, Hawkerpreneur is set to maximise the space of 9000 sqft – to be ready by the end of the year – through corporate and private events. Applicants should ideally have some experience in events planning, and Prof Sim believes that this will be a good opportunity for FASS students to put what you have learned into practice.

Allowance is on an ad-hoc basis starting next year, and allowance will be provided.

Interested students, kindly send your portfolio to Yee Ting <yeeting@bophub.org>.

Congratulations!

The Faculty would like to congratulate the following students for being on the Dean’s Scholars List for Semester 1, AY2016/17!

Academic Year 2016/17, Semester 1

ALOYSIUS CHAN JUN HAO MIMANI TANVI
BENJAMIN LEOW WEI ONN MUHAMMAD SUHAIL B MOHAMED Y
BHANIRAMKA AKSHAT NG CHING XING SHIRLYN
CHAN JIA HAO NG SHENG CHUN
CHONG WEI YANG IVAN NG WAN JUN
CHUA HAN LIN NG YOU HAO
CLAUDIA TAN SHILIN OH YONG SHENG VINCENT
ELLIOT TAN CHEK KAI  ONG KUAN YUAN
GOH GABRIEL RYAN GOH WEI QUAN
GOH SENG CHUAN JOSHUA SAMANTHA RACHEL NAH MEI CHU
GOH TIONG ANN SAMUEL LEE WAN HENG
HAZIAH ASYRAN BINTE MOHAMED AZHARI SEE HUI NGOH
HO ZHI HAO, MOSES SEOW ZHI WEI DANIEL
HOH LAY PHENG, JULIA SHAWN LIM YOU HAO
KEVIN MARTENS WONG ZHI QIANG SIM YIK SIAN, MATTHEW
KHOO XUAN JIE JONATHAN STANLEY YIN YU-SHENG
KOH YUEN WAN TAN JIA MIN SARAH
KUA CHUN KIAT, EUGENE TAN KENG LENG
KWAY LI TING TAN PEI EN CABRINI
KWOK CI YI JONATHAN TAN SU CHEN JOAN
LEE SHING SHYAN TAN YANG TECK JONATHAN
LEOW YUAN PING, FELISE  TAN YI XUAN
LIM SUE ROE TAN YONG KIAN, SHERMAN
LIM WEI YANG JEREMY TAN ZHI AI LINETTE
LIM YI LIANG ZACHARY TEO HONG KIAT ANDY
LIN MINGLU HANNAH TON YONG HUI DESMOND
LIN XIAO’EN  YUEN WING SHAN
LUAN HAOYUE  ZHANG FANGYU
MICHELLE FONG JING TING

FASS Psychology Student Mr Elvis Tan Wins National-level Singapore Psychological Society Gold Medal

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We are delighted that our CDP (Concurrent Degree Programme) student Mr. Elvis W. S. Tan has snared the coveted Gold Award conferred by the Singapore Psychological Society at the national-level Student Research Awards on 1 October 2016, on the basis of his ongoing Integrated Thesis research mentored by Dr. Stephen Lim, Director of the NUS Cognition and Education Laboratory. This was a joint research venture with the Division of Cognitive Psychology in Education, Graduate School of Education, Kyoto University.

The researchers comment: “Here, we explored the role of cognitive processes — global versus local processing styles — in students’ academic risk taking tendencies. Participants first read a short passage, which provided the context for their subsequent academic risk taking decisions. Following which, participants undertook the Navon’s task and attended to either global letters or local letters only, i.e., were either globally- or locally-primed. The effects of priming on academic risk taking were then assessed using a perception-based measure (Experiment 1) and a task-based measure (Experiment 2). Experiment 1 provided preliminary evidence, which Experiment 2 confirmed, that globally-focused individuals took more academic risk than did locally-focused individuals, after controlling for participants’ need for cognition (how much they enjoy effortful cognitive activities). Additionally, the inclusion of and comparisons with a control group in Experiment 2 revealed that locally-focused participants drove the observed effects. The theory of predictive and reactive control systems (PARCS) provides a cogent account of our findings. We discussed future directions and practical applications in education.”

The winning research, titled “The influence of global-local processing styles on academic risk taking”, has recently been accepted for publication in The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology (Impact Factor: 2.130).

Elvis shares his research experience: “Research – the notion of testing our ideas fairly and rigorously – is a truly integrative experience. The process of research is arduous, exciting, and humbling all at the same time. It has taught me to move forward with a sense of confidence and humility – not only in the field of research, but also in education and in life. Whilst research may seem like a primarily independent endeavour, this journey is fondly shared with mentors, family, friends, and eager participants. I would like to dedicate this award to the giant in my academic journey, Dr. Stephen Lim, for his dedication, guidance, and inspiration.”

We extend our congratulations to Elvis and Dr. Lim!

FASS Commencement Class Giving 2016

Back Row (left to right): Phua Pei Pei (ERSL staff), Jenny Tang (ERSL staff), Lui Yong Sheng, Sin Xin Yi, Swee Cheng Wei, Navin Vijay Wadhwani, A/P Loy Hui Chieh (Vice Dean, ERSL), Kenrick Chin Seated (left to right): Alicia Chua, Karen Ang, Clement Law
Back Row (left to right): Phua Pei Pei (ERSL staff), Jenny Tang (ERSL staff), Lui Yong Sheng, Sin Xin Yi, Swee Cheng Wei, Navin Vijay Wadhwani, A/P Loy Hui Chieh (Vice Dean, ERSL), Kenrick Chin
Seated (left to right): Alicia Chua, Karen Ang, Clement Law

FASS won the Top Achievement Award and Leap Award in this year’s Inter-faculty competition for the annual Commencement Class Giving campaign. The awards give recognition to the Faculty for the overall participation rate and the biggest improvement in participation rate of our undergraduate and postgraduate students respectively. This is the first time since the competition started in 2011 that FASS has won the Top Achievement Award for attaining the highest participation rate among faculties with over 1,200 graduating students.

The annual giving campaign is an initiative by NUS Development Office (DVO) that runs across the campus in a spirit of friendly competition to inspire commencing students to support bursaries or student programmes for their juniors. It is a collaborative effort with the External Relations and Student Life Division (ERSL) at the faculty.

The Leap Award is one of the two new categories that was added to the competition this year. The other new category is the Outstanding Achiever Award, which gives recognition to the top five fundraisers among more than 100 class champions campus-wide. We are proud to share that our Class Champions, Sin Xin Yi (Psychology) and Navin V. Wadhwani (Geography) came in 1st and 4th respectively for the Outstanding Achiever Award. On his experience as Class Champion, Xin Yi said: “After getting over the initial awkwardness of asking my friends and batch mates for their donations, I became more comfortable striking conversations with people I did not know, and telling them about the Campaign and how meaningful it would be to contribute to the Bursaries to support their juniors in financial aid.”

As a Class Champion, Navin was grateful for the opportunity to reaffirm old friendships with his fellow majors and make new ones with fellow Class Champions from FASS and other faculties. He said: “At the end of the day the Champions are just the final link in the chain, the heart of the Giving campaign are the donors and graduates themselves. Their contributions, no matter large or small, add up to something much bigger and meaningful in the long run.”

It is heartening to see an increasing number of Class Champions over the past few years. The Champions has made great and worthwhile effort to encourage their cohort to raise funds for the FASS Student Advancement Bursary in the midst of their own honours theses and assignments. These Class Champions will assume the role of Class Ambassadors after their graduation, and we look forward to continue working with them to enhance the connectivity among the alumni as well as with FASS.

We would like to thank the following Class Champions for their commendable efforts:

  1. Lim Bee Leng (Chinese Studies)
  2. Hsu Chen (Chinese Studies)
  3. Dominic Pang Jing Ping (Japanese Studies)
  4. Karen Ang Yunn Harn (Japanese Studies)
  5. Nurain Bte Mohammed Zulkepli (Malay Studies)
  6. Saraln Udomkichdecha (Southeast Asian Studies)
  7. Alicia Chua Mei Yin (English Language)
  8. Elliot Marcell Tan Yen Yun (English Literature)
  9. Chan Mun Keet Walter (Theatre Studies)
  10. Wang Shu Qin Sandy (History)
  11. Siti Rasyidah Bte Shiek A H (History)
  12. Adeline Chang See Mun (European Studies)
  13. Leong Jie Xiang (Philosophy)
  14. Esther Phua Ying Li (Philosophy)
  15. Toh Di Di Andy (Communications and New Media)
  16. Lee Sian Kang Philip (Communications and New Media)
  17. Teh Tien Li Cheryl (Communications and New Media)
  18. Kee Hwee Leng Amanda (Communications and New Media)
  19. Tey Shou Heng Jason (Economics)
  20. Swee Cheng Wei (Economics)
  21. Lui Yong Sheng (Economics)
  22. Jeslyn Tan Yi Ting (Economics)
  23. Sin Yueh Taur Anita (Geography)
  24. Navin Vijay Wadhwani (Geography)
  25. Zheng Zhangxin (Environmental Studies)
  26. Shaun Tay Yue Ming (Political Science)
  27. Law Yong Xiang Clement (Political Science)
  28. Kenrick Chin Jin Rui (Political Science)
  29. Christopher Chia Sheng Hui (Political Science)
  30. Muhammad Khairul Bin Abdul Rahim (Global Studies)
  31. Sin Xin Yi (Psychology)
  32. Soh Chang Yuan (Psychology)
  33. David Seah Teck Wai (Social Work)
  34. Chan Jianhong (Social Work)
  35. Damien Wong Li Jian (Sociology)
  36. Chang Siong Wei Angelique (Sociology)

Congratulations to our IFG 2016 FASS Participants!

Congratulations to the FASS Inter-Faculty Games 2016 participants for the excellent finish! They clinched second position overall and achieving a total score just one point short of the winning Faculty. In addition, they came in first place for seven events—including Men’s Volleyball, Women’s Handball, Table Tennis and even DOTA (a multiplayer battle arena video game)!

We are very proud of the enthusiasm and initiative they put into representing the Faculty in the sport/game they excel at, and greatly appreciate the hard work they have put in towards this achievement.

Click here for the full list of IFG 2016 results.