Reported by Aashwany Chandra Mohan Photographs by Andrew Octavian
After an exciting and harrowing period of elections and mentoring sessions, the Student Representative Council (SRC) Handover Ceremony finally took place at noon at the driveway. It is a ceremony where the SRC committee members of 2015/2016 pass down their positions to the newly elected committee members of 2016/2017. The ceremony began at 11.30am with Ismail (ex – VP of medicine) as the emcee for the day who welcomed the guests and students present. The mic was then passed on to Kenneth Lee, ex – president of SRC, who gave a witty introduction of his committee members and also reminisced the challenging and successful moments being a part of the SRC. Even though, he came up with a spontaneous and informal speech, he managed to put a smile on everyone’s face.
“Being an SRC member is definitely an arduous task but you will definitely enjoy every moment that comes along with it” – Yap Soo Min, (Secretary of SRC 15/16) who will be leaving to University of Dundee soon.
The event then proceeded with an appreciation ceremony where reward hampers where given to the library and student services team for their ministrations with SRC 15/16. Felicity Ng, the current president of SRC 16/17 was then welcomed to give a speech, where she thanked Kenneth and his team for their guidance throughout an entire month despite being busy with their courses and exams. She also hoped that the new SRC will be able to improve and bring IMU to another level and strive for success despite all the possible challenges.
Then we came to the bittersweet session of passing over, where the ex – committee and the current committee exchanged gifts and the new members get their freshly printed name badges. The handover ceremony ended with Ismail saying, “For us it’s the end, for you guys it’s a start. THANK YOU!” Last but not least, a delicious – looking and simple lunch spread was provided for the SRC members, guests and students.
“Even though I’m the cultural & religious representative, I hope to focus on humanities and I don’t want it to be entirely about culture and religion but also what culture embodies, that for me is the performing arts, which I hope for it to shine in IMU” – Umeswari Kandasamy, Cultural & Religious Representative 2016/2017
The SRC 2015/2016 have contributed well to IMU in many ways from extending library hours during exam periods, addition of Arts & Photography competition for IMU Cup, coming up with a new booking system for sports and event venues and the list goes on. We from IMU Editorial Board would like to thank the Student Representative Council 2015/2016 for the continuous and endless support to our club and also to IMU students and we wish them all the best in their studies and future endeavors. Not to mention, we also would like to congratulate the Student Representative Council 2016/2017. Good luck!
Student Representative Council Members of 2016/2017
President: Felicity Mishan Ng (ME115)
Secretary: Lee Sook Yee (ME115)
Treasurer: Law Tong Yee Matthew Edward (ME215)
VP of Medicine: Celine Perera (ME115)
VP of Dentistry: Phebe Chua Yi Shi (DT115)
VP of Medical Sciences: Eugene Yong Chern Jue (CH115)
VP of Health Sciences: Kelly Low Jia Li (PS215)
VP of Pharmacy: Tan Shin Thong (BP215)
VP of Postgraduate Studies: Dang Nguk Ling (PhD)
IT Liaison: Louise Ngam (ME215)
Public Relations Liaison: Jonathan Chua (ME115)
Social Concerns Liaison: Sarah Soon Khe Wei (DT115)
Cultural & Religious Representative: Umeswari Kandasamy (ME115)
Sports Representative: Cheong Chee Qing (ME115)
Vice Sports Representative: Lenon Loh Hao An (ME115)