National Day Awards 2014

Hearty congratulations to six of our faculty and staff members that have been honoured for their dedicated service and contributions to Singapore.

National Day Awards NUSDeputy Dean and Associate Professor Hum Sin Hoon was conferred the Public Administration Medal (Bronze) for his outstanding service and contributions to Singapore’s education sector. Prof Hum has served the NUS community for over three decades, since he first joined us as a Senior Tutor in 1982. He has since held various roles, including Head of Decision Sciences Department as well as the Dean of the School.

The following five School members have been awarded the Long Service Medal for Civil Servants.  The medal is awarded to those who have completed at least 25 years of service.

  • Wong Poh Kam, Professor, Department of Strategy & Policy
  • Tan Soo Jiuan, Associate Professor, Department of Marketing
  • Ter Kah Leng nee Khew, Associate Professor, Department of Strategy & Policy
  • Mr Abdul Rahim s/o K M Hussein, Operations Associate, Dean’s Office
  • Mr Asnan Bin Mat, Operations Associate, Dean’s Office

Getting to Know: Gordon Loke

In our ‘Getting To Know’ Series, we regularly feature staff, students, and other community members of NUS Business School, who make us who we are – you know, the ordinary people who make an extraordinary difference to our culture. 

We’ve all had issues from time to time with our PCs and laptops, and it can be a frustrating experience. So who do you call when things go haywire? Well, most likely our IT team and in particular, Gordon Loke.

Gordon’s philosophy in life is to do good and be good, and so as an IT support specialist in the School’s IT team, he’s always ready and willing to help others. After we barged into his office in Biz-2 (a ‘cave’ of the sorts, with plenty of IT equipment, and a big music stereo), Gordon had to open up to us:

Gordon Loke Collage

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Service in the Banking Sector: Obstacles & Opportunities

The banking industry is undergoing massive changes. Financial institutions now have to deal with increased regulations after the 2008 global financial crisis, rapid and disruptive technological advances, as well as the emergence of big data and social media. Despite these changes, keeping the interests of customers at heart and providing them the best service should still remain the basic guiding principle for banks. This is according to the titans of Asia’s financial and banking industries who came together for the 6th Wee Cho Yaw Singapore-China Finance and Banking Forum held on 25th July at the Four Seasons Hotel, Singapore.

WCY Forum

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Building a Collective Voice on Social Entrepreneurship

Key stakeholders in Asia’s social enterprise sector – including social entrepreneurs, business leaders, journalists, policy makers and heads of social enterprise foundations – came together recently to share their feedback, views and discuss Singapore’s social enterprise landscape.

ACSEPCCC

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Getting more social

The School recently announced a new social committee to foster a better social environment in the School. Sixteen members of the School community from all departments and units have come together to create an exciting, social environment with a goal of helping our staff and faculty members build good relationships, enjoy their work better, keep them happy and improve the School’s culture.

Biz Social Committee: Chair Verity Thoi (Sitting, first left) with 10 of the 16 committee members

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Support Flag 2014

NUS Rag & Flag is one of the flagship annual events for our undergraduate team and the Bizad Club. Every year, hundreds of NUS students come together for two days in August to show case excellent team work and give back to the community. This year, Flag Day will be on Wednesday, 6th August and Rag Day will be on Friday, 8th August.

The adopted beneficiary this year also is the Hougang Sheng Hong Family Service Centre. The Flag Committee has been engaging the elderly and the youth of Hougang Sheng Hong Family Service Centre, facilitating an inter-generation bonding through various community activities.

NUS Flag Day 2014

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