· First virtual conferral ceremony, first international President of Student Representative Council
· New President Yearim Arba Yorkaef Hutagalung says pandemic shouldn’t stop 2021 council from achieving greatness.
Even in the face of a global pandemic, the fire of student democracy continued to burn bright in QIU, as the latest batch of student leaders were officially sworn into office last week.
A total of 30 students, representing the diverse nature of our international family, took their oath in a virtual conferral ceremony—the first in QIU’s Student Representative Council (QSRC) history.
They were led by Bachelor’s of Science (Hons) in Biotechnology student Yearim Arba Yorkaef Hutagalung, who is also our first international QSRC president. On an interesting note, Yearim’s appointment comes after we named our first international valedictorian in 2019, Sahibzada Mubashir Noor.
The conferral ceremony was officiated by QIU Vice-Chancellor Prof. Zita Mohd Fahmi. Also present were Registrar Mr Muhammad MG Omar, Director of Academic Affairs Prof. Tina Lim, as well as our deans and deputy deans.
In her speech, Prof. Zita lauded the office-bearers for overcoming the challenges of contesting a fully virtual election held in unprecedented circumstances.
“I am proud of all of you for adapting with the times and proving that you are truly the leaders of tomorrow and can adapt to the changing times,” she said.
“Looking at the line up of the 2021 QSRC, I am delighted that this committee is a true and fair representation of QIU students with a wonderful mix of both local and international students and equal gender representation.
“Remember that even with the challenges, serving in a leadership position is a fulfilling experience from which you will learn much about yourself and others. It will definitely prepare you for leading in your future career, community and citizenship roles.”
Meanwhile, the newly-elected President challenged his team to persevere through the COVID-19 challenge and give their best to the University and the students.
“Due to the pandemic, we can’t physically meet and serve everyone at the campus. But this is not going to stop us from achieving greatness. I have worked with many of you here and I know our potential. We can break through, and I can tell you now that we will,” he said.
“We can do this – we’ll create something unforgettable; we’ll make memories. Let’s keep at it so that when our term ends, we can say ‘Wow, we did a pretty good job,’ and you can say to yourself ‘I’m satisfied.'”
Congratulations once again to the new QSRC, and all the best in your tenure ahead!
Full QSRC List 2021:
Yearim Arba Yorkaef Hutagalung
Edson Leng Man Jun
Vice President 2:
Nur Siti Rajemma Binti Abdul Rais
Director of Student Development:
Chan Kin Pin
Director of Administration and Operations:
Cohen Cheong Zhung Zhe
Sutharshinnii A/P Murugan
Amrit Kaur A/P Jasbinder Singh
Stephanie Kew Yen Nee
Chan Chia Pei
International Student Representative:
Dinali Yashodha Ariyasingha Semba Kuttige
International Student Representative Assistant:
MD. Sadman Al-Fahad
Executive Committee for Sports and Recreation:
Teh Kah Yuean
Executive Assistant for Sports and Recreation:
Mai Syamira Aishah Redzuan
Executive Committee for Student Welfare:
Thanaselan A/L Raja
Executive Assistant for Student Welfare:
Ugeswary A/P Gunasegran
Executive Committee for Public Relations:
Rasleena Kaur A/P Jasminder Singh
Executive Committee for External Events:
Fiona A/P Francis Sandanaraj
Executive Assistant for External Events:
Kenneth Chong Chee Kian
Executive Committee for Internal Events:
Lok Wei Cong
Executive Assistant for Internal Events:
Faculty of Medicine Representative:
Nashmetha A/P Shunmugam
Assistant Representative for Faculty of Medicine:
Faculty of Social Sciences Representative:
Esther Chong Thim Sum
Assistant Representative for Faculty of Social Sciences:
Priscilla Reena A/P Punetharaja
Faculty of Science & Technology Representative:
Chan Xiao Tung
Assistant Representative for Faculty of Science and Technology:
Benjamin Sam A/L Punetharaja
Faculty of Business & Management Representative:
Kevinjit Singh A/L Ajit Singh
Assistant Representative for Faculty of Business and Management:
Kasturi A/P Chadaran
Faculty of Pharmacy Representative:
Calvin Loh Chee Yang
Assistant Representative for Faculty of Pharmacy:
Loi Song Lin