Webinars by NUS Alumni Relations

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21 October 2021 - Breakthroughs in Lung Cancer Detection and Treatment
Pathological examination including molecular studies, is important in determining the true nature of lung cancer with specific treatment tailored for each patient. What are the symptoms, risks and treatments for lung cancer; the third most common cancer in Singapore?
22 July 2021 - Managing Wellbeing - The NUS Experience and You
According to the Singapore Mental Health Study (2016 – 2018), 1 in 7 people in Singapore have experienced a mental disorder in their lifetime. With increased anxiety and uncertainty about the future of work and livelihood brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, it is not surprising that more people are seeking help for mental health issues. How should we navigate our way through such challenges?
22 April 2021 - All You Need to Know About Strokes
Stroke, the fourth leading cause of death in Singapore, is a devastating and life-changing event that is also one of the top contributors of adult disability. With an increasingly ageing population, the danger and burden that strokes pose will continue to rise. Join Dr Chou Ning (Medicine '93) in this illuminating talk on the different types of strokes, risk factors and ways to prevent them.
21 January 2021 - Smiling Your Way to Good Oral Health
Good oral health begins with clean teeth. Oral hygiene is important to prevent dental diseases and bad breath. Recent studies have shown that oral infections, especially gum inflammation, have been associated with chronic and systemic conditions such as diabetes, as well as stroke. This session will also discuss preventable orthodontics problems and steps to mitigate them, as well as explore various treatment options.
22 October 2020 - Dietary Practice and Your Gut: Keeping GI Symptoms Away
Abdominal bloating, flatulence and irregular bowel habits are common symptoms of gastrointestinal (GI) problems. A simple dietary change can affect your bowel and change your gut microflora. Learn how your dietary pattern can affect your bowel and ways to keep your gut healthy.
23 July 2020 - Understanding & Managing Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Do you always feel lethargic despite sleeping a full 8 hours the night before? A study found that 1 in 10 Singaporeans have severe sleep apnea and most are unaware of their condition. Obstructive Sleep Apnea is associated with snoring, choking and daytime somnolence. If left untreated, it could lead to cardiovascular morbidity, diabetes, stroke and dementia. Good quality sleep keeps you healthy and leads to optimum performance at work and school.
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12 October 2021 - Investing for Financial Wellness
In 2021, the average life expectancy in Singapore is 83 years. How have you been investing to provide for yourself and your family in view of our increasing longevity? This webinar will discuss how we can leverage data and technology to make better investments decisions, as well as how to build and manage real estate wealth for the long term, and the pitfalls to avoid.
13 July 2021 - Multilingualism - Opening New Doors
In today's world of growing globalisation and internationalisation, learning a new language is a very valuable economic and social resource to future-proof ourselves. Join Associate Professor Titima Suthiwan, Director of NUS Centre for Language Studies, as she shares how we can begin the journey to multilingualism and the opportunities available in NUS.
13 April 2021 - Advancing Your Career in the Digital Era
Today, technology is intertwined in all aspects of our lives – our careers included. How should individuals and leaders ensure that they can keep up with today's rapidly digitalising world? Our speakers will share tips on how you can jumpstart a successful and fulfilling career, and how digital transformation can be achieved from both top-down and bottom-up.
12 January 2021 - Successfully Navigating the World of Negotiations
Negotiation is an essential life skill for everyone that requires a deep understanding of concepts, strategies and techniques. Ever wondered how you can successfully navigate through all types of negotiations? In this session, we will discuss the science and art of negotiation – the key aspects of a structured negotiation process, along with the appropriate behaviours and influencing techniques.
13 October 2020 - Virtual Networking: Building Bridges to Opportunities
Networking is the key that opens doors to hidden career opportunities. The best part? Networking skills can be learnt by anyone, whether you're an introvert or extrovert. Join this session to learn the fundamentals of networking online, whether you are currently looking for a new job, or planning ahead.
14 July 2020 - Tips to being a High-Performing Remote Employee
For some of us, working from home may have been the dream! Now that the dream has become our new reality, it may not be as easy as it was thought to be. Emotional disconnect and the loss of work-life balance are some common challenges faced. Join us to learn how to better adapt to this sudden shift in work arrangement and be productive as a remote employee.
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17 September 2021: Featuring Mr Jeffrey Tiong (Engineering ’08) and Ms Guan Dian (Computing ’10) - Breeding Unicorns
Founded in 2007, PatSnap provides data and analytics on intellectual property to more than 10,000 customers. NUS’ pride and joy, Patsnap has attained Unicorn status after securing US$300 million in Series E funding - a first for NUS-supported start-ups.
18 June 2021: Featuring Ms Carrie Tan (Arts & Social Sciences '04) - Change-making and Community
Carrie gave up her corporate life at 30 years old before starting Daughters of Tomorrow, becoming an advocate for underprivileged women. With her latest portfolio in Singapore’s Parliament, hear how she extends her community-building work, her current efforts in change-making to include mental wellness, and on the roles young professionals can play to make a difference in society.
19 March 2021: Featuring Ms Priscilla Shunmugam (Law '06) - Mastering E-commerce and Conquering Retail
Priscilla went from being a corporate lawyer to an Instagram sensation who puts Singapore on the world map with her cheongsam creations. Join Priscilla to find out what drives her and how she found new ways to connect with fashionistas and win the hearts of new ones.
18 September 2020: Featuring Mr Edward Chia (Arts & Social Sciences '09) - From Entrepreneurship to Public Service
Join Edward as he shares stories of his journey since he was an undergraduate – with his keen eye on the arts, interest in engineering social change, fascination with experimentation to fix broken systems; all the way up to his latest role as a Member of Parliament. Beyond grappling with an uncertain future, hear more about the stepping stones to inspire you to be a changemaker in your own way.
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17 August 2021 - The Future of Money - Decentralised Finance
Decentralised Finance (DeFi) is one of the fastest developing new industries within the fintech space, and is a core application of cryptocurrency today. Find out what DeFi and smart contracts are, their advantages over traditional centralised finance, and how new technologies such as blockchains, cryptocurrency, and open banking will shape The Future of Money.

18 May 2021 - IoT & 5G Security for the Future
One of the biggest concerns with the Internet of Things (IoT) is ensuring that networks, data and devices are secure. The rise of 5G has also been projected as a catalyst in driving the adoption of Artificial Intelligence (AI), IoT and Robotics. Our speakers will share their insights on use cases of 5G in IoT technology and autonomous systems; and security considerations to enhance IoT security.

16 February 2021 - Helping Businesses Transform Using IT - The Transformation that Needs to Happen Within
This talk will deep dive into the challenges faced in driving business transformation using IT. Through ups and downs, Dr Jenson Goh (Computing '97) has discovered that the secret of effective business transformation lies not just in the combination of knowledge and skills acquired in class and through practice. More importantly, it hinges on one's mental model of what defines a meaningful and purposeful IT career.

17 November 2020 - The Hype versus Reality of the Impact of FinTech on Law
With rapid digitalisation, many financial institutions have gained competitive advantages through the adoption of Financial Technology (FinTech). Now is the time for lawyers, judges, and regulators to leverage technology for efficiency and globalisation and take small steps to make important changes.
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18 August 2020 - Winning in a World of Digital Banking & Digital Payments
In a fast-changing digital landscape, and especially with the COVID-19 situation, scaling up digital capabilities becomes a matter of survival. The speaker will share some insights in value generation through digitally active customers, the increasing use of customer data to provide a differentiated value proposition, and embedding banking in customers’ daily lives with seamless customer journeys.
19 May 2020 - How AI is Changing Cybersecurity
“AI is the new electricity!” proclaims Mr Andrew Ng, co-founder of Google Brain. Just as we need to know how to harness electricity safely, we also need to know how to deploy AI securely to power our businesses. This talk will provide food-for-thought in the areas of security of AI systems, AI-powered attacks and use of AI in cybersecurity.
Logo WOW (only) To celebrate women and their achievements, NUS Alumni Relations, together with the NUS Alumni Advisory Board, presents WoW: In Conversation and WoW: Ignite. Each session features a panel of distinguished NUS alumnae who will share their experiences, achievements, and hopes with other alumni, students, and friends.

1 September 2021 - TIES
A spin-off from WoW: In Conversation, WoW: Ignite – TIES (which stands for Technological, Informational and Educational Sharing) hopes to ignite new ideas and inspire the women in the NUS community to expand their horizons, enhance their ties and networks, unlock their potential and scale greater heights.

10 March 2021 - Gender Diversity and Inclusion in the Workforce
More companies in Singapore now realise the importance of gender diversity in the workplace – more women are included on boards and in leadership positions. Although these are steps in the right direction, more work needs to be done. What types of policies or practices should be put in place to ensure that women are respected and are equal in the workplace?
24 June 2020 - Women Leading in Times of Crisis
Women have consistently demonstrated brilliance in many fields - yet they continue to be led or governed by societies that are largely patriarchal. So what can women do to ensure more women helm corporations and organisations, lead governments or be the positive change-makers of societies and communities?
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14 July 2021 - Nurturing a Forward-Looking University
NUS is committed to delivering a future-ready curriculum and much is underway to ensure our graduates stay ahead of the curve and are adept to thrive in today’s fast-changing landscape. As Singapore's flagship University, how does NUS pivot to future-proof our next generation of leaders?
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