Innovative Recycling Project
A team from WSU101 has become the winner of Innovative Recycling Project for their sustainability related project; making homemade detergent from fruit scraps. The prize was presented by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Student Development Affairs & Alumni) Prof. Dato' Dr. Adnan Hussein during the opening ceremony of "Ihtifal Maulidur Rasul 1439" at Al Malik Khalid Mosque, USM on 30 November 2017. The project was one of the projects showcased in the Recycling Project Exhibition which was held from 29-30 November 2017 in conjunction with "Ihtifal Maulidur Rasul 1439" programme, organized by the Islamic Centre, USM. The exhibition provided a platform for USM students to showcase their innovation in turning recyclable items into something useful.
Co-Curriculum Exhibition @ USM
USM's Co-curriculum Unit has organized a one-day " Co-Curriculum Exhibition" on 24 November 2017 at DTSP Foyer, USM. The exhibition showcased student's projects from different co-curriculum courses. 2 teams from WSU101 was given the opportunity to showcase their sustainability-related project on "Food Waste" and "Save the Tree".
Tree Planting Programme @ USM
USM has successfully fulfilled one of its sustainability responsibilities by taking part in "Tree Planting Program" within 24 hours on 11 November 2017, organized by the Department of Landscape, MBPP. 150 students took part to plant 200 trees within USM compound as a way to reduce carbon footprint.
USM 55th Convocation Ceremony
31 Oct 2017- Nine students (8 locals, 1 international) from MSDP programmes were among 6,850 USM graduates to receive their scroll in the 55th Convocation Ceremony which kicked off on 28 October until 2 October 2017 at Dewan Tunku Syed Putra, USM. The students are the first batch students to graduate from the programme which has been running since September 2014 with 28 students enrolled in the programme.
PWDC-CGSS 3rd Executive Course on Achieving SDGs Towards 2030
28 Sept 2017- Penang Women's Development Corporation (PWDC) has once again collaborated with CGSS to conduct the third executive course on Achieving SDGs Towards 2030 on 27 September 2017 at Olive Tree Hotel, Penang. Datin Rohana Binti Abdul Ghani, the Board of Director of PWDC delivered the opening speech during the opening session. The third executive course has gathered participants mainly from PWDC and Seberang Perai Municipal Council (MPSP) from different departments. The objective of the executive course is to introduce SDGs to the participants as well as to develop their understanding on each goal of SDGs. Dato Dr Marina David, the Board of Director of PWDC also attended and participated in the whole event session.
CGSS-Economic Planning Unit (BPEN) Meeting
A meeting between CGSS and Economic Planning Unit (BPEN) Penang has been successfully arranged and conducted on 21 August 2018 at Penang State Secretary Office, Komtar Penang. CGSS Deputy Director, Dr Mohd Sayuti Hassan presented some project proposals to Mr Jeremy Low Boon Hoe, the Assistant Secretary (Tourism Development) to be taken into consideration by BPEN unit.
PWDC-CGSS 2nd Executive Course on Achieving SDGs Towards 2030
Penang Women's Development Corporation (PWDC) lead by Ms Ong Bee Leng, the CEO of PWDC, conducted the second executive course on Achieving SDGs Towards 2030 on 9-10 August 2017 at Vistana Hotel, Penang. CGSS has been appointed again to lead the event's session which include presentation by speakers from CGSS and World Cafe (group discussion). The executive course is one of the efforts taken by PWDC to introduce SDGs to stakeholders in Penang as well as to develop their understanding on each goal in SDGs. The event gathered participants from Penang state government office, PWDC, Penang Island City Council (MBPP), and other related agencies.
PWDC-CGSS Executive Course on Achieving SDGs Towards 2030
Penang Women's Development Corporation (PWDC) lead by Ms Ong Bee Leng, the CEO of PWDC, conducted an executive course on Achieving SDGs Towards 2030 on 2-3 August 2017 at Olive Tree Hotel, Penang. CGSS has been appointed to lead the event's session which includes presentation by speakers from CGSS and World Cafe (group discussion). The executive course is one of the efforts taken by PWDC to introduce SDGs to stakeholders in Penang as well as to develop their understanding on each goal in SDGs. The event gathered participants from Penang state government office, PWDC, Penang Island City Council (MBPP), Seberang Perai Municipal Council (MPSP) and other government agencies.
SWCorp Courtesy Visit & Meeting with USM VC
“Building Resilience to Climate Change Risk and Vulnerability to Meet Water Security Challenges" Workshop
The Deputy Director of CGSS, Dr Mohd Sayuti Hassan has been invited to become one of the panels in a regional workshop titled “Building Resilience to Climate Change Risk and Vulnerability to Meet Water Security Challenges” organized by UNESCO, in partnership with River Engineering and Urban Drainage Research Centre (REDAC) Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) on 10 to 11 July 2017 in Langkawi, Kedah. The regional workshop gathered experts working in the field of water to share their knowledge and best practices in improving the water security particularly in Asia. The workshop is jointly organized by the UNESCO International Hydrological Programme (IHP) and the UNESCO Jakarta as Regional Science Bureau for Asia and the Pacific. Dr Sayuti contributed his knowledge regarding Disaster Risk Management in the panel sessions of Day 1 and Day 2 “Asia-Africa Science Policy Dialogue on Building Resilience to Climate Change Risk and Vulnerability to Meet Water Security Challenges”.
Erasmus Mundus Summer School Programme
CGSS has become one of the hosts for three students from European universities who took part in Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees Programme from 3-7 July 2017. The summer school programme exposed the students to experience the unique culture and dynamics ecology of tropical environment in Malaysia, particularly in Penang as well as learn about Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The activities include attending lectures on SDGs on 3 Pillars and field visit around Penang Island. The students were taken to some interesting places within Penang Island such as the Penang Hill, USM Museum and Gallery, and many more as well as they were given the oppportunity to taste some famous local food. CGSS also took them to take part in celebrating the Penang Heritage Day with the locals, which falls on 7 July every year. The students will be hosted by other schools in USM for the next 5 weeks.
Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees (EMJMDs):
- are joint Master level study programmes carried out by consortia of European universities
- provide scholarships for students from the whole world to study in Europe
- give the students a chance to study at least two European countries
- offer double or joint Master degrees at the end of successful completion of the programme (Source: Erasmus Mundus Association)
WSU101 Special Lecture
CGSS and a private company, Nagata Advertising Co. Ltd. (Japan) have collaborated to organize a special lecture to approximately 500 WSU101 students on 11 April 2017 at Lecture Hall SK3, USM. Ms Unno Mizue and Dr Wong Lai Yong were invited to give lecture on Business & Sustainable Development: Case Study in Myanmar. Students were also given the opportunity to discuss on the issue and present the outcome of the discussion during the session. The next special lecture is expected to be held again in the next semester.
Establishing Collaboration with Permata Negara
8 June 2017 | Permata Negara, Putrajaya
CGSS-Ministry of Rural and Regional Development Meeting
25 May 2017 | Ministry of Rural and Regional Development Office, Kuala Lumpur
Green Campus Sustainability Convention
25 May 2017 | Universiti Putra Malaysia | News
CGSS Visit ASEAN Secretariat
21-22 May 2017 | Jakarta, Indonesia
CGSS Visit to BKKBN Jakarta
20-21 May 2017 | Badan Koordinasi Keluarga Berencana Nasional (BKKBN), Jakarta, Indonesia
WSU 101 Exhibition
WSU101 (Sustainability: Issues, Challenges and Prospects) Exhibition was held on 8-12 May 2017 at Hamzah Sendut Library. In WSU101 course, each group is required to carry out sustainability-related projects within USM campus. The exhibition allowed the WSU101 student to showcase their mini projects to other students as well as spreading awareness with regard to sustainability among USM community.