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Congratulations, Class of 2018!

16 Jul 2018

SSHSPH Class of 2018 and faculty members

Last Saturday was a momentous day for the SSHSPH Class of 2018 as they crossed a significant milestone at the SSHSPH Commencement Ceremony on 14 July.

Held at the University Cultural Centre, 47 Master of Public Health (MPH), Master of Science (MSc) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) graduates received their degrees from Presiding Officer Mr Chan Sek Keong, NUS Pro-Chancellor. The ceremony was jointly hosted by the Faculty of Dentistry with participation from the School of Design and Environment.

Guest of Honour, Mr Chan Heng Kee, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health addressed the graduates, congratulating them on their achievements and thanking their families for their support throughout the graduates' course of study.

After the awarding of degrees, MPH Class Valedictorian Dr Gabriel Chia shared about the importance of grit and persistence, and commended the graduates’ efforts and success in completing their MPH, MSc and PhD courses. Speaking about today’s public health challenges, he said, “I remain convinced that as we move on from this hall, we will overcome these challenges with passionate persistence and improve the health and wellbeing of our community.”

To end his speech, he quoted founding Prime Minister Mr Lee Kuan Yew, “To the young and to the not-so-old, I say, look at that horizon, follow that rainbow, go ride it”, and urged his fellow graduates to follow that rainbow with passionate persistence and never give up.

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Dean Teo Yik Ying and A/Prof Jeannette Lee, Vice Dean (Education), with award recipients.

SSHSPH AlumNite 2018 Pre-Commencement Celebration on 13 July

The night before the SSHSPH Commencement Ceremony saw alumni, students and faculty come together to celebrate the achievements of the SSHSPH Class of 2018.

Professor Teo Yik Ying, Dean, welcomed the guests and addressed the graduands, congratulating them on completing their studies and also encouraging them to never falter in their public health mission as they embark on a new chapter in their public health journey.

To recognise the outstanding academic accomplishments of the students, Prof Teo and Associate Professor Jeannette Lee, Vice Dean (Education) awarded the prize recipients of the Dean’s List, Tye Cho Yook Medal, Occupational and Environmental Health Society Medal, Richard Gillis Prize, Dean’s Medal and Prize, Graduate Student Research Award, and Wang Gungwu Medal and Prize.

The School also invited alumnus Dr Gan Wee Hoe (MPH ‘11), Director of the Occupational and Environmental Medicine Unit, Division of Medicine, Singapore General Hospital, to share his personal public health experience and journey during the event.

After dinner, guests participated in a special segment called ‘Show, Don’t Tell’, where they picked an activity that could foster interaction and bonding between alumni and students, and acted it out in a photo challenge. The panel of judges—comprising A/Prof Lee, Dr Gan and Student Life Director Dr Raymond Lim—voted on the best photo based on creativity, teamwork and relevance to the proposed activity, and awarded the winning table with $300 worth of Capitaland vouchers.

It was an evening filled with lively conversations, rekindled and newly forged friendships, and happiness and laughter all around.

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