IMS SDG Week 2021: Together for a sustainable future

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Management and Science University (MSU) International Medical School (IMS) concluded its IMS SDG Week 2021 with a closing ceremony mid-March.

Held on campus with full adherence to the current SOPs in place, the ceremony was attended by academic members and students of the School.

Referring to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDGs), MSU President Professor Tan Sri Dato’ Wira Dr Mohd Shukri Ab Yajid in his address of the week themed ‘Together for a sustainable future’ urged a practice of SDG beyond the policies; supporting with sense and a shared purpose, doing with understanding and believing, with a hundred and fifty per cent commitment and contribution across faculties.

Also lauding the International Medical School (IMS) for being in the frontlines of SDG and entrepreneurship at MSU, Professor Tan Sri Dr Shukri advised its future graduates to go forward with courage and commitment in changing the world. Continuation is about being better every time, he said, and the University’s internationalization will prepare MSUrians joining the medical workforce with the global mindset they need to serve both the local community and the rest of the world.

Among the ceremony’s attendees from IMS programmes Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS), Bachelor of Medical Sciences (Hons), and Diploma in Medical Sciences were future doctors currently on the Foundation in Medical Sciences programme of the February and the April intakes; who had begun their studies fully online since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in Malaysia.

Present at the IMS SDG Week 2021 Closing Ceremony were Vice-President for Quality Assurance and Audit Professor Dr Nabishah Mohamad and Dean of MSU International Medical School (IMS) Professor Dr Mohamad Khairuddin Abdul Wahab.

Participating via Zoom were international partner universities which is Universitas Airlangga (UNAIR ) and Universitas Muhammadiyah Purwokerto (UMP).

With a special focus on Goals 3 and 17 of the UNSDGs, respectively for Good Health and Wellbeing and Life Below Water, the IMS SDG Week 2021 was filled with activities comprising workshops on Basic Life Support and Coral Reef Restoration Methods, Strategies, and Approach; a talk on Marine Ecology and Sustainability Awareness; a forum on Healthy Aging; a Riverside Wellness exercise; competition on the Essence of Health; and community engagement through health screening and tree planting.

Industry partners to the IMS SDG Week 2021 of Management and Science University (MSU) included Dorken Reef Resources, Kaia Underwater Academy, and Genting Dementia Care Centre.

The closing ceremony of the IMS SDG Week 2021 presented a contribution of RM4,321 from the MSU International Medical School (IMS) to MSU Foundation, accepted by YMSU Vice-President Dato’ Rosli Yusof.