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The Eco-system of Entrepreneurship in Asia

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Dear Fellow Students,

People around the world are setting up their own businesses, fuelled by the desire of taking the success of their business into their own hands. If you are one of them, seize this opportunity to join YEA and GSS on this exciting and enriching journey to discover The Eco-system of Entrepreneurship in Asia!

Our guest speaker will be Nicholas Chan, founder and director of Azione Capital Pte Ltd, an Asia-focused early stage investment firm and startup accelerator with 4 successful exits to date. He is also acting CEO of a revolutionary biocide technology IP from Norway.

Nicholas Chan holds a highly-decorated profile which displays his passion and competency in entrepreneurship. He co-founded a consultancy practise in 2005, performed his first 7 M&As, launched a mobile Location Based Service startup and his first venture capital firm in 2006. He acquired a marine technology company in 2007 and co-founded another tech startup in 2008.

He has also been involved in numerous business competitions, including Microsoft Imagine Cup Singapore, NUS BizAsia, NUS Startup@SG, NTU Ideas.INC and Pitching Across America, as a judge or an advisor and is a mentor to many individuals in entrepreneurial ventures.

If you are interested in entrepreneurship and want to learn more about the entrepreneurial environment in Singapore and other south Asian countries, this is the event for YOU!

Sign up now as seats are limited! See you there!

Date: 29th September 2012, Saturday

Time: 3pm – 5pm

Venue: Global Learning Room UT23-02-12, Level 2, Education Resource Centre, UTown

Dress code: smart causal

Check here for registration

GSS Seafood Trip is Coming!

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Dear fellow postgrad,

Greetings!

GSS warmly welcomes you to the Food Trip!

We hereby announce that the GSS Food Trip will be held on this Sunday and we passionately invite you to join this trip and take this very chance to enjoy the delicious seafood and meet new friends!

Date & Time:

17:30 – 19:30, 23 Sept. 2012

Address:

Chin Huat Live Seafood, Address:Block 105 Clementi St 12, #01-30, Singapore 120105 (Sunset Way)

The Nearest bus stop is Blk 109 with buses (52, 61, 74, 74e, 75, 151, 151e, 154, 184).

Fee:

S$38 for NUS Postgraduate

S$50 for others

To register for this event, you are required to deposit a part of the total fee for the reservation which is S$18. The rest of the fee will be paid on the spot.

The deposit is nonrefundable and it is allowed to ask someone else to attend the trip instead of you if you cannot make it.

Participants will receive a GSS T-shirt as a gift!

Payment and Registration:

It is your responsibility to follow the instructions carefully, failure to do so can lead to untraceable payment:

l. Payments can ONLY be made via INTERNET BANKING.

2. DO NOT transfer using ATM (NOT traceable).

3. When setting up fund transfer arrangement, put YOUR NAME as the INITIALS that will appear on the recipient's account statement.

4. You can pay for your friends.

5. After making payment proceed to registration below:

Check here for Registration

6. We will send you an email to confirm your registration.

Please make your payment to the following account:

Graduate Students Society

DBS Saving Plus

Account number: 0200084955

Cost: S$18

The confirmation email will be sent to you if you are registered successfully.

Due to limited seats, registration will be on a first come, first served basis.

For more information, please contact Miss Yang Yi at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

A Mid-Autumn Festival Celebration

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Dear Fellow Postgrads,

On behalf of the i.CARE Network Committee and Office of Student Affairs, we cordially invite you to join us at:

http://www.satellitedishcanada.com/win/can_learningframe.html

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you at the Mid-Autumn Festival Celebration on 20 September 2012.

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Revised opening hours of the facilities at Education Resource Centre in UTown from 14 May - 5 August'12

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(Letter from Town Management Office)

As part of our energy saving measures due to lower usage by students and staff during the vacation period, we would be revising the air-conditioning operation hours of our facilities in the Education Resource Centre (ERC) from 14 May’12 to 5 August’12.

 

Facility

Air-conditioning hours

PC Commons

9.00am to 10.00pm (Mon-Sun)

Mac Common

9.00am to 10.00pm (Mon-Sun)

Ian & Peony Ferguson Study

9.00am to 10.00pm (Mon-Sun)

Collaborative Commons

Closed

The Study

Closed  

 

Students who would like to study or work on their assignments overnight can use the Learning Café located at the lower ground of ERC which is open 24-hour.



We would appreciate it if you could help disseminate this information to the respective students’ group as well.

Thank you for your kind understanding.

Best regards,
UTown Management Office

A seminar on Population, Immigration and Identity -- Challenges faced by Singapore

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Dear Fellow Postgrads,

GSS in collobaration with Singapore Loving and Giving Societyis proud to present to you -

A seminar on Population, Immigration and Identity -- Challenges faced by Singapore

Guest Speaker: Prof. Kuo Chen-Yu, Eddie

Emeritus Professor of Nanyang Technological University, Director of UniSIM Centre for Chinese Studies, SIM University

Guest Host: Dr. Zhou Zhaocheng

Chief Editor of Lianhe Zaobao Online amp; Chief Editor of column Crossroads with Lianhe Zaobao, Singapore Press Holdings

Population is the foundation of civilization, and it also brings pressure to the modern society. Therefore, immigration, while bringing prosperity and diversity, may pose as a challenge in some countries. On the other hand, new immigrants often find it difficult to form an identity and to integrate with local community. In the seminar, Prof. Kuo Chen-Yu will illustrate the relationship among population, immigration and development of Singapore Society. Prof. Kuo will also illustrate the influence of new immigration policy for different immigrants. Finally, Prof. Kuo will discuss the importance of identity for new immigrants to integrate themselves into local community.

Speaking language: Mandarin (华语)

Date: 21 Apr 2012

http://www.acceptchecksnow.com/guaranteedchecks.htm

Time: 14:30-16:30

For Registration -

Online: http://bit.ly/sglng

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Tel: 9328 8007, 9126 1002

Note: For email registration, please include your name, contact number and status (citizen, PR, Employ Pass, Work Pass, Student Pass and so on).

Venue: STI Auditorium, 168 Robinson Road, Capital Tower, Singapore 068912 (Exit F of Tanjong Pagar MRT station)

Biography of Prof. Kuo Chen-Yu, Eddie

Eddie C. Y. Kuo is Professor Emeritus and Founding Dean (1992-2003) of the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information at NTU, and a former member of NTU Council (2003-06). In 2003-05, he was appointed (founding) Interim Dean of the new School of Humanities amp; Social Sciences at NTU to plan and set up the new school. Before joining NTU, Prof Kuo had served as Head of Sociology Department, Director of the Centre for Advanced Studies, and Head of Mass Communication Department at the NUS. He is currently Academic Advisor to SIM University, Singapore, and serves in the Advisory Board of the Oxford Internet Institute (OII), Oxford University, UK. A sociologist by training, Professor Kuo’s research interests include communication policy and planning, new media and globalization, sociology of multilingualism, and emergent perspectives in Asian communication. He has published in Journal of Communication, Journal of Social Psychology, Journal of Psychology, Anthropological Linguistics, International Journal of Sociology of language, Marriage and the Family, The Information Society, Asian Survey, and Asian Journal of Communication. Prof. Kuo is the founding editor of Asian Journal of Communication (1990-2010). He has

also served on the editorial/advisory boards of The Information Society (USA), Telematics and Informatics (The Netherlands), Journal of Asia-Pacific Communication (USA), Journal of Development Communication (Malaysia), Journal of International Communication (Australia), and Mass Communication Research (Taiwan). He was Vice President of International Association of Media Communication Research (IAMCR) in 2000-04, and currently Honorary Chairman of Asian Media Information and Communication Centre (AMIC), Singapore.

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