FASS Award Ceremony 2016

Every year, the Faculty of Arts and Social Science holds the FASS Awards Ceremony to celebrate the academic excellence of the best performing Undergraduate and Graduate students in the past year. This year’s Ceremony was on 20th August 2016 in UTown Auditorium 2, Stephen Riady Center.


Students hailing from our very own Philosophy Department did exceptionally well in In Academic Year 2015/2016. In her opening address, the Dean Professor Brenda Yeoh made special mention of Bernadette Chin. Bernadette was selected to be the valedictorian speaker for the graduating batch of 2016 on account of her truly exceptional achievements and the numerous accolades she collected. She has since enrolled back in the Department’s Masters Programme. 14114996_1240288089317751_6266408341344862717_o


This year, the FASS Awards Ceremony also included the FASS Student Leadership Award (FSLA). The FSLA is a special award given to students who, beyond academic excellence, contributed to the faculty and society. In 2015/16, a group of philosophy majors started a Peer Mentoring Programme to organize essay-clinics for new philosophy students, students from other departments and faculties with an interest in philosophy and the humanities. Their efforts not only fostered stronger ties among the Philosophy majors, it also help reached out to the wider NUS community. For this initiative, they were awarded the FSLA Group Award.


Here is a list of awardees from the Philosophy Department:

Graduate Students Teaching Award

Cai Xian Hui Nicholas

Li Qing Yi

FASS Scholarship in Buddhist Studies

David Premsharan S/O R Mohanadas

Hochstadt Scholarship in the Humanities

Will Zhang Chen

Ian and Peony Ferguson Scholarship

Aloysius Chan Jun Hao

Lee Kuan Yew Gold Medal (Overall)/Rachel Meyer Book Prize/Special Book Prize – Philosophy/Daiwa Prize

Bernadette Chin Siew Hui

NTUC Medal/ Philosophy Book Prize

Yap Pei Ling Rachael

FSLA Group Award

Philosophy Peer Mentors

Dean’s Scholar List, Semester 1

Yap Pei Ling Rachael

Dean’s Scholar List, Semester 2

Aloysius Chan Jun Hao

Bernadette Chin Siew Hui

Rei Lim

Marcus Wee Rui Zheng

Muhammad Lutfi Bin Mohamed Shoufi

San Weng Kin

Yap Pei Ling Rachael

Yip Zhen Yuan Brandon

Will Zhang Chen

(Prepared by Jeremy Huang, with input from A/P Loy Hui Chieh)