(From left to right) Supervised by Associate Professor Benjamin Hill Detenber, Looi Jie Min (CS ‘16), Abigail Chua (CS ‘16), Alisius Leong (CS ‘16) and Damian Gan (CS ‘16) is the first group of undergraduates in WKWSCI to have won the top student paper award in the Communication and Technology division. PHOTO COURTESY OF: Looi Jie Min

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Giving Life to Research Papers

WKWSCI has received numerous awards at the ICA conference, but for the first time, a group of WKWSCI undergraduate students clinched the top student paper award in the Communication and Technology division for their exceptional study on people’s reaction to online comments.

Working in a team with people across different cohorts is a defining factor of the WeeVo experience. PHOTO COURTESY OF: VERA LIM

Redefining The Volunteer Experience

With WeeVo, the volunteer experience in WKWSCI extends beyond an overseas community involvement project, with students giving back to the local community as well.

As the new director of the MMC programme, Professor Ang Peng Hwa has high hopes for students to excel in their careers after graduation. PHOTO: BRENDAN TAN

WKWSCI Gets a New MMC Programme Director

Professor Ang Peng Hwa takes on the role of director of the Master of Mass Communication.

In August 2018, Assoc Prof. Shirley Ho (CS'02) received two awards — the Hillier Krieghbaum Under-40 award and the Women in Education Leadership Award. PHOTO: BEVERLY CHEW

 

WKWSCI Scholar Wins Prestigious Hillier Krieghbaum Under-40 Award

​Associate Professor Shirley Ho (CS’02) is the first scholar from an Asian university to receive the prestigious Hillier Krieghbaum Under-40 Award.

Chan, who has been a business journalist for 18 years, has ascended the editorial ladder from starting as a business reporter to now an executive editor of an online  and print publication. PHOTO: SHABANA BEGUM

Veteran Business Journalist Wins Big at SGX Awards

Chan Chao Peh (CS’00) clinched the ‘Story of the Year’ award at the inaugural SGX Orb Awards.

Pang Xue Qiang and Chong Kai Yan (both CS'17) put a twist on Singapore’s history by retelling it through love stories. PHOTO: LOH YUN JIN

Telling Stories Through Love

Chong Kai Yan and Pang Xue Qiang (both CS’17) bagged a Yale-NUS grant to portray Singapore’s history in a different light.

Our Eyes For Life team members pose for a photo with volunteers Ken Tong and Claudia Tay (both centre) from the Singapore Optometric Association. PHOTO COURTESY OF: OUR EYES FOR LIFE

An Eye for Serving

With the simple desire to serve the community, four WKWSCI undergraduates embarked on a Final Year Project that brought free eye screenings to Tampines residents.

The research paper on “Phubbing” was featured in The Straits Times, The New Paper and Lianhe Zao Bao earlier this year. PHOTO CREDITS: JUDE TAN

Spotlight on “Phubbing”

Alumna Clarice Sim (CS’06, MSc’09) and her students from Singapore Polytechnic shine the spotlight on “Phubbing” in Singapore.

Framing is key when it comes to taking photos of food, Daniel Ang says. Even a simple dish can take him a while to find the best angle. PHOTO: ZENG SHIYA

From Food To Fame

With up to three million readers a month, local food blogger Daniel Ang (CS’03) shares with us his decade-long journey of chasing his passion.

Rachel Chia co-authored “Imprints of Singapore Law” while completing her Final Year Project in early-2017. PHOTO: JOVI HO

Imprints of a Fresh Graduate

Within six months from her graduation, Rachel Chia (CS'17) clocked a major milestone. She co-authored a recently-published book on the history of Singapore law.

Lynette Teo at Google Australia where she spent a week undergoing training as part of the Digitize programme. PHOTO COURTESEY OF: LYNETTE TEO

Clicking With Data

Once a public relations major, Lynette Teo (CS’16) forayed into the world of data analytics and has never looked back since.

As a Deputy Director of Media Relations for the Land Transport Authority, Aaron Chong (MMC’11) is always keen to help the public understand public policies better. PHOTO COURTESY OF: AARON CHONG

Spearheading Communications Leadership

As the Deputy Director of Media Relations at the Land Transport Authority, Aaron Chong (MMC’11) is part of a growing pool of Master of Mass Communication Programme graduates leading communications teams in the public sector.