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Girl Guides UTM Sucessfully Heighten Awareness on Image Myth among Brownies

This program was carried out last week and focus on increasing awareness on image myth and beauty standard. Officiated by Chief Librarian, this program is a collaboration effort between Girl guide UTM, Library UTM, Girl Guide Association Malaysia District Johor Bahru and Pasir Gudang. 70 Brownies members join this program and 32 Girl Guide members were the facilitators.

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GCRF Water Security and Sustainable Development Hub Assembly (Autumn) 2019

GCRF Water Security and Sustainable Development Hub Assembly (Autumn) 2019 was held last week from 23rd to 26th September 2019 at Hotel Jen Puteri Harbour, Nusajaya, Johor. This Hub Assembly was co-organized by Centre for Environmental Sustainability (IPASA), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia and Newcastle University from United Kingdom. A total of 78 participants from United Kingdom, India, Ethiopia, Colombia and Malaysia had gathered at this annual Hub Assembly with the aim to finalise the Work Stream plans for the coming 12 months of the GCRF Water Security and Sustainable Development Hub (the Hub), with outline plans to the mid-term of the programme, and impacts around the Work Stream activities. Furthermore, the purpose of this Hub Assembly is to gain an understanding of the specific water security context in Malaysia and how the Hub can work together to address these issues. At the same time, through this Hub Assembly, not only partnerships across the Hub can be refreshed and re-energised, formation of new connections particularly among the Early Career Researchers (ECRs) and other stakeholders are facilitated as well.

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Diversity Abroad Program in Melbourne Australia

By: Ameer Syafiq Bin Badlissah

A total of 4 students from Kolej Datin Seri Endon (KDSE), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) Collage Representative Council went to conduct Diversity Abroad Program. This program was held in Melbourne, Australia from 17th till 23rd September 2019. A visit to the Faculty of Business and Economics, University of Melbourne and few Melbourne tourist attractions by KDSE students was done in order to see the advancement of facilities and technology provided for People with Disabilities (PWD) in Melbourne and Victoria, Australia.

The visit aimed to conduct research on how the government initiative to design its city to give easy access for their PWD to roam freely around its Central Business District (CBD) while doing business, just like a normal person would be. Besides, the high-tech facilities and public structure are built to grants PWD to walk independently throughout the city, doing activities and not being restricted. Not only that, a single mother who brings their sons with strollers and an old couple at their 80’s could also get benefit by using these facilities. The accessibility refers to the products and environments design for people with disabilities such as wheelchairs and entryway ramps. Meanwhile, in internet technology (IT) world, the hardware and software were designed by adding the hearing aids and braille signs. Nevertheless, the disability financial assistance program is also provided for basic needs such as shelter, rent, food and medications.

Throughout this program, the students’ representative has learned a lot towards PWD awareness on a different level. The Government should help to give disabled people the opportunity to live an ordinary life by providing easy access and high-tech facilities for PWD everywhere from public building to public transportation and even at their university building. Hence, the representatives would bring the good impact of disable people awareness facility in Malaysia especially in UTM itself. Therefore, the involvements of all Malaysians include social media, NGO’s and families to spread this awareness by changing our mentality and live in harmony together as one community.

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Highlighting the psychological impact of smartphones on students at the 9th International Conference on Non-Ionizing Radiation (ICNIR 2019)

The organising committee approached Dr Narina to be one of the key speakers in this conference based on a publication of her research work with her PhD student. Even though the conference was highly technical conference which related to the field of pure science and engineering, yet Dr Narina was given a chance to share her research findings about relationship between stress, emotional regulation strategies and problematic smartphones among the Malaysian university students, as well as the mediating effect of smartphone use motive on these variables. Even though this is still an on-going research, Dr Narina was able to share some parts of the research findings with the audience. Dr Narina was the only none pure science key speaker in this conference.

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Pipe-Roof Supported Tunnel through an Existing Retaining Earth Wall Highway Ramp Embankment: A Technical Visit

Pipe-Roof Supported Tunnel through an Existing Retaining Earth Wall Highway Ramp Embankment project is a part of advancement in tunnel technology in Kuala Lumpur’s drainage system. Due to limited space and very urbanised development, the catchment of Sg.Bunus need to be revised thus novelty of construction approach is introduced. By ‘punching through’ under the retaining earth (RE) wall, a cast-in twin box culvert that connect the Sg.Bunus and Sg. Klang. This is succeeded by applying pipe-roof jacking technology which is still new to Malaysia.

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International Cultural Day 2019

The first ever International Cultural Day 2019 (ICD2019) was successfully held at Dewan Ainuddin Wahid in UTM Kuala Lumpur on 2nd October 2019. This joyous and colourful event was jointly organised by the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities (FSSH) and UTM International with Associate Professor Dr. Sarimah Shamsudin, the Director of Social Sciences and Humanities, FSSH, UTM Kuala Lumpur as the Chairman and Associate Professor Dr. Norhayati Abdullah from UTM International as the Associate Chair of the programme. The Chairman of UTM’s Board of Directors, Yang Berbahagia Tan Sri Abdul Halim Ali officiated the event with an attendance of almost 1000 attendees consisting of guests, UTM officials and staff as well as UTM students at the diploma, undergraduate and postgraduate level. There were seven exhibition booths representing Sudan, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Iraq, Nigeria, Japan and of course our very own Malaysia which displayed various cultural artifacts and activities such as traditional cuisine sampling, Ceylon tea drinking custom, folk costume exhibition, furoshiki activity and batik canting. Cultural performances consisting of songs, dances and wedding ceremonies from the participating countries were part of the progamme intinerary that captured the interest of the audiences.

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Shanghai Jiao Tong University Global Challenge Program jointly organised with UTM Summer School on Green Development in Asia

An international summer school featuring sustainable development for students from China, Japan, Korea and Malaysia.
The program highlighted the role of multi-stakeholders for the transformation of low-carbon society in Iskandar Malaysia.

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