Friday, December 31, 2010
Posted by Chen Chow at 3:06 PM
Below are list of events in Malaysia/Singapore, shared by Calendata.
CALENDATA January 2011 Happy New Year!
Jan 01, Sat 6:00pm Open Casting - Auditorium Taman Budaya (Free)
Jan 03, Mon 5:30pm Higher Education in Transition - Sunway Uni (Free)
Jan 05, Wed 10:00am ICT and Biotech for SMEs - Menara Matrade (Free)
Jan 06, Thu 8:00am Red Hat Forum - Empire Hotel, Subang (Free)
Jan 06, Thu 4:30pm Fire Starter 3 - Dana Business Centre (Free)
Jan 06, Thu 8:00pm Juwita Suwito - Starbucks, Bangsar Village 2 (Free)
Jan 08, Thu 8:00pm Android Speed Dating - Google, Singapore (Free)
Jan 11, Tue 1:30pm An Empowered Workforce - KLCC (Free)
Jan 11, Tue 6:30pm Lean Startups - Plug n Play, Mid Valley (RM 20)
Jan 11, Tue 8:00pm Hacking UniFi - Damansara Utama (RM 15)
Jan 12, Wed 10:30am Cradle Investment Programme - Matrade (Free)
Jan 14, Fri 9:00am Blackberry Developer Conference - Bali (USD 200)
Jan 15, Sat 8:00am Don't Just Quit, Crush It! - NSTP, Bangsar (RM 180)
Jan 15, Sat 9:00am VoIP Operation and Security - Phileo Damansara (RM 99)
Jan 15, Sat 6:30pm On Relationships 2 - White Box, Solaris Dutamas (Free)
Weeks 3 & 4
Jan 19, Wed 9:00am Memory Forensics - Phileo Damansara (RM 99)
Jan 19, Wed 1:30pm Sir Gregory Winter - Matrix Biopolis, Singapore (Free)
Jan 20, Thu 3:00pm Global Business Plan - SMU, Singapore (Free)
Jan 26, Wed 9:00am 12 Brain Rules - Doubletree by Hilton (RM 1.8K)
Jan 26, Wed 7:00pm Webcamp Alpha - UOA Bangsar (Free)
Jan 27, Thu 9:00am Strategic Outlook Conference - Royale Chulan (RM 1.6K)
To find out more about the events listed above, visit: http://calendata.com.
Posted by Chen Chow at 11:19 AM
Got news of this PCORE Youth Forum from UKEC mailing list.
PCORE Youth Forum
Location: Malaysia Hall, Malaysian Students Department, 30‐34 Queensborough Terrace, London, W2 3ST.
Date: 3rd January 2011
Time: 1.00 – 3.00 pm
Guests of Honour:
1. Prof. Madya Dr. Rosman Abdullah, Director, MSD.
2. Datin Halimah Mohd. Said, Founder and chairperson, PCORE.
12.30 pm – Students' arrival.
12.45 pm – Guests' arrival.
1.00 pm – Welcoming speech by MSD Director, Prof. Madya Dr. Rosman Abdullah.
1.15 pm – Introduction on PCORE and speaker.
1.30 pm – Speaker's address, Datin Halimah Mohd. Said.
2.30 pm – Q&A and discussion session.
3.00 pm – Presentation of token of appreciation by Farquar Haqqani, UKEC Chairman.
3.30 pm – Refreshments.
If you have any enquiries with regards to the event, please contact the UKEC General Secretary, Melissa Kong at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please RSVP your attendance by emailing Abu Fadzil at email@example.com.
Introduction on PCORE:
PCORE is the acronym for Peace, COnscience and REason, a citizen movement which has been initiated to promote healthy discussion on the way forward to achieve peace and national unity.
By raising awareness on the importance of lending the voices of peace, conscience and reason at all levels of discourse, a conducive environment will be created to implement meaningful programmes and initiatives.
By stimulating the energy of the young and the experience of the veterans, the collective wisdom will produce constructive ideas for change and development.
PCORE's inaugural forum in November 2010 was supported by Yayasan 1Malaysia and ASLI, and graced by the royal guest of honour DYMM Raja Zarith Sofiah Binti Almarhum Sultan Idris Shah. It was attended by Tun Dr Mahathir bin Mohamad, Tun Dr Siti Hasmah Mohd Ali and Dato' Seri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil as well as prominent speakers, civil society activists, representatives from government agencies, institutions of higher learning, NGOs and the private sector.
PCORE represents a group of citizens who embrace and share the notion of peace as the way forward to achieve the national goals of unity and integration. Peace is the universal path to meaningful dialogue, communication and discourse among diverse groups of people.
The objective of the Youth Forum is to introduce PCORE and to encourage the UK Malaysian student movement to lend their voices of peace, conscience and reason to promote
initiatives for nation building. PCORE addresses issues that are of interest and concern to youth, among which are the following:
A. LEADERSHIP AND ITS ROLE, FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES IN SHAPING A NATION
B. CHANGING VALUE SYSTEMS AND THEIR IMPACT ON SOCIETY
C. INITIATIVES AND PROGRAMMES
DATIN HALIMAH MOHD SAID is a writer and citizen journalist who contributes regularly to "Letters to the Editor" in three mainstream newspapers, namely New Straits Times, The Star and The Sun.
Her writings represent an analytical viewpoint on issues of national concern such as corruption, education and socio‐cultural problems, and a discussion of their societal
Besides the traditional print media, her postings regularly appear in her blog ninitalk.wordpress.com and on Facebook, reaching out to both the older and younger generations.
Currently, she sits on the committee of several organisations including Persatuan Bahasa Moden Malaysia and Heritage Asia.
As a long‐serving educationist and academician specialising in English and Linguistics – secondary school teacher (1969-76) and university lecturer (1976-2000) - she has contributed and edited numerous writings including the co‐authorship of a book Images of the Jawi Peranakan of Penang (2004).
As the founder of PCORE, she is actively pursuing activities on the ground including a Youth Forum in the first quarter of 2011, an Art Exhibition in the last quarter as well as community, art and language camps.
Halimah holds a BA (Hons) in English (Universiti Malaya), Diploma in Education (Universiti Malaya), MA in Applied Linguistics (University of Leeds) and completed a four-year residential requirement for a PhD in Translation Theory (School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London).
Posted by Chen Chow at 11:18 AM
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Thanks to Jin Rui for sharing this.
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Sunday, December 26, 2010
Saturday, December 25, 2010
Posted by Chen Chow at 11:14 AM
Thursday, December 23, 2010
Victor Lee and Ka Keat have both written up an article on the recent 2nd Annual Young Corporate Malaysians Summit. This would enable those of you who miss the summit to learn a bit from the speakers!
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Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Posted by Chen Chow at 7:42 AM
Got this from World Vision!
Greetings from World Vision!
We are delighted to invite you to volunteer for the ‘Change a Life, Change Your Own’ Campaign Roadshow at North Zone, Ground Floor, Queensbay Mall, Penang.
Child sponsorship helps to provide basic necessities for the sponsored children as well as their families and communities – access to health care, education, life skills training and economic development for the entire community, clean water and nutritious food.
The road show is on for 3 days from 18 to 20 February 2011 (Friday-Sunday). There will be 2 shifts per day:
Morning shift (9.30am-4.00pm)
Afternoon shift (3.30pm-10.00pm)
The following are some of the responsibilities and criteria we seek in a volunteer:
- Able to work as a team to approach shoppers to promote World Vision and Child Sponsorship
- To explain/answer questions about child sponsorship
- To facilitate the sale of merchandise and collect donations at the merchandise booth
- Possess good communication skills; enjoy interacting with people
- Responsible and proactive
- Preferable bilingual (English and Mandarin)
- Age 18 years and above
1) Kindly indicate your preferred shift(s) by filling in the form attached below (if possible please take up more than 1 shift), then e-mail back the completed form.
2) Be punctual for briefing and T-shirt collection. (Indicate your T-shirt size: S, M, L, XL, XXL. If you already have the World Vision white colour T-shirt, please wear it.)
3) For male volunteers, you are greatly encouraged to select the afternoon shifts.
4) A token of RM10 per shift will be given to each volunteer as meal/transport allowance.
Kindly reply no later than 16 January 2011. We will notify you via e-mail if you have been accepted to volunteer.
Please contact me at 03-78806414 or email meshould you require additional information.
* It is compulsory for all accepted volunteers to attend training on 17 February 2011 (Thursday) from 6 - 8pm at USM-CCC, Jalan Sungai Dua, Gelugor, Penang.
世界宣明会将在槟城Queensbay Mall, North Zone, 底层进行一场《一点爱心 ? 生命更新》活动。故此，至于诚邀有兴趣的朋友们担任此活动的志工。
（请电邮告诉我们您的志工制服尺寸: S, M, L, XL, XXL。如果您已经拥有我们的志工制服，请在值班当天穿上。）
* 务必出席2011年2月17日（星期四）在槟城USM-CCC, Jalan Sungai Dua, Gelugor的志工训练，大约傍晚6点至中午8点。
Jennifer Ting | Marketing & Communications | World Vision Malaysia
106 & 108 Ground Floor, Block A, Kelana Centre Point, Jalan SS 7/19, Kelana Jaya, 47301 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
tel : +603-7880 6414 | fax : +603-7880 6424 | www.worldvision.com.my
World Vision is an International Christian relief, development and advocacy organisation dedicated to working with children, families and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty. We serve all people regardless of religion, race, ethnicity or gender.
Posted by Chen Chow at 7:01 AM
Friday, December 17, 2010
Listing of events from calendata.com
CALENDATA Festive Edition - Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
This Weekend - Breaking Events!
Dec 17, Sat 6:30pm Web Camp Pre-Xmas Gathering - Starbucks, Bangsar (Free)
Dec 18, Sat 9:00am mySimplifieds.com Meetup - Teeq Brasserie, Lot 10 (Free)
Dec 18, Sat 9:30am Six Sigma - KDU University College (Free)
Dec 18, Sat 9:30am Islamic Financial Planning - KDU University College (Free)
Dec 18, Sat 12:00pm Business Analytics - Sunway University College (Free)
Dec 19, Sat 12:00pm Android vs iPhone - Sunway University College (Free)
Dec 20, Mon 9:00am Design Camp 2010 - KBU University College (Free)
Dec 21, Tue 8:30am Wireless & Mobility - Sunway University College (Free)
Dec 23, Thu 9:00am Pikom SME Business Success with ICT - Nikko Hotel (RM 50)
Indicative information only.
To find out more about the events listed above, visit: http://calendata.com
Posted by Chen Chow at 9:05 AM
Thursday, December 16, 2010
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Sunday, December 12, 2010
Thanks to Su Jun for sharing on this program. She also highlighted that ability to speak German is not a pre-requisite for this program.
University of Cologne, Germany
PhD fellowships starting Fall 2011
The University of Cologne has a long-standing tradition and world-wide reputation for top-level molecular biological research. Beginning in Fall 2011 we offer:
PhD fellowships from the International Graduate School in Development Health and Disease
The participating research groups use microbial, plant and animal model systems to investigate cell biological and genetic mechanisms whose perturbation during the life cycle of an organism results in disease.
The three-year programme starts with a six-month rotation and course period, followed by a PhD project in one of the participating groups. Seminars and training courses complement the research work. Comprehensive support is provided throughout the programme. The programme language is English.
Accepted students will receive a laptop computer and 500 EUR to get started in Cologne. No tuition fees are charged.
To obtain further information about the PhD program and application please visit our website at: http://www.igsdhd.uni-koeln.de/home.html
Deadline for application is 28. February 2011
Candidates from countries with no visa requirement can apply until 15 March
Contact: Dr. Joanna Majczak, Zuelpicher Str. 47a, 50674 Cologne, Germany
e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org phone: +49 (0) 221 470 7728
We invite applications from highly qualified and motivated students of any nationality. We are looking forward to your application for a PhD fellowship in Cologne, the exciting city in the heart of Europe.
Posted by Chen Chow at 10:15 PM
Friday, December 10, 2010
Thanks to my loyal blog contributor on sharing this article.
Posted by Chen Chow at 12:12 AM
Thanks to Shu Wen for sharing these useful links.
Posted by Chen Chow at 12:07 AM
Thursday, December 09, 2010
Thanks to Victor Lee Zhi Yu for sharing these events.
Facon Education Fair Kuala Lumpur
|Peninsula Malaysia|| |
Opening Hours : 11am to 6pm
|Johor Bahru||Dec 11 & 12 (Sat & Sun)||Persada Johor International Convention Centre|
|Alor Setar||Dec 14 (Tue)||Holiday Villa Hotel|
|Penang||Dec 15 (Wed)||Traders Hotel|
|Ipoh||Dec 16 (Thu)||Syuen Hotel|
|Kuala Lumpur||Dec 18 & 19 (Sat & Sun)||Putra World Trade Centre|
|Malacca||Dec 20 (Mon)||Hotel Equatorial Melaka|
Opening Hours : 12pm to 4pm
|Miri||Dec 11 (Sat)||Grand Palace Hotel|
|Kuching||Dec 12 (Sun)||Riverside Majestic Hotel|
|Sibu||Dec 13 (Mon)||RH Hotel|
|Sandakan||Dec 17 (Fri)||Sandakan Hotel|
|Kota Kinabalu||Dec 18 (Sat)||The Pacific Sutera, Sutera Harbour Resort|
|Tawau||Dec 19 (Sun)||MB Hotel|
Time: 10 a.m. - 9 p.m
Venue: Tun Razak Hall 3, Putra World Trade Centre, Kuala Lumpur
Posted by Chen Chow at 11:46 PM
Thanks to P1 Edu-Inside for organizing this motivational talk to youths in Penang.
Posted by Chen Chow at 11:40 PM
Make a Difference Every Day
Did you know that education inequity starts early and gets worse over time? Join us at the Teach For Malaysia Pre-Launch Information Session to find out how we aim to close the achievement gap in the classrooms and beyond. As Teach For Malaysia will be launched early next year, this session will give us the opportunity to reach out to our supporters, while providing a good networking base for you to get to know others who believe in the same cause. Details of the event are as follows:
Title: "Teach For Malaysia Pre-Launch Information Session"
Date: Wednesday, 15th of December 2010
Time: 7.00 PM - 10.30 PM
Venue: Hock Choon Terrace,
241 B, Lorong Nibong,
Off Jalan Ampang,
50450 Kuala Lumpur
(Venue, food & beverages are sponsored by Hock Choon Terrace)
Parking: Free parking (outside the Terrace)
Nearest LRT stations: Jelatek & Ampang Park RapidKL Station
Nearest bus stop: In front of Sayfol International School (3 min walk to the Terrace)
Agenda: 7.00 PM – 8.00 PM Registration and Light Refreshments
8.00 PM - 8.30 PM Introduction to Teach For Malaysia by our co-founders, Dzameer & Keeran
8.30 PM - 9.00 PM Have Your Say (Audience Discussion)
9.00 PM – 9.30 PM Acoustic Performance by Bazli & Razlan
9.30 PM onwards Informal Networking
Due to limited space, kindly confirm your attendance for this event by providing your full name, organisation/university, and contact number by 5 p.m. on Monday the 13th of December 2010 to email@example.com.
About Teach For Malaysia
Teach For Malaysia's vision is for all children in Malaysia to have the opportunity to attain an excellent education. We are enlisting Malaysia's most outstanding youth in our mission to end education inequity. Teach For Malaysia participants would serve for a minimum of 2 years in challenging schools and commit to transform the educational outcomes of less-privileged schoolchildren through significantly improving their achievements and aspirations. In time, our alumni would form an influential network of leaders, committed in their pursuit of expanding educational opportunities from within and outside of the education sector. Currently in the early stages of development, Teach For Malaysia aims to place its first cohort of 50 participants in challenging classrooms at the start of the school term in January 2012.
Posted by Chen Chow at 11:20 PM
Tuesday, December 07, 2010
Sunday, December 05, 2010
Which event in Kuala Lumpur, that attracts the following 26 companies or organizations as sponsors?
Posted by Chen Chow at 10:44 PM