UMS LogoUniversiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) is not involved with any gatherings or street demonstrations of any kind organised by anyone pertaining to the just concluded election results announced recently.

I, as the Vice-Chancellor of Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) hereby stressed that the use of UMS logo on any banners, posters or social network is done without the approval of the university. As such, the university will be doing a thorough investigation to identify those who had used the university’s logo irresponsibly for their own intended purposes.

I strongly prohibit any involvement of our students in such gatherings and demonstrations. My advice to our students is that they should concentrate on their original intention upon admission to the university that is to search for knowledge tirelessly as entrusted by their parents who hopes to see them graduate with pride.

The Vice-Chancellor
Universiti Malaysia Sabah

                                                                                                                        Information and Media Section, Corporate Relations Division

spu3WEDNESDAY, 08 MAYTo increase awareness and exposure to calamities and emergency situations that might occur at the university, the School of Medicine (SPU) Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) held a one day workshop on Awareness on Disaster and Emergency Management Day 2013.

UMS Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Datuk Dr. Mohd. Harun Abdullah when officiating the programme said that the workshop gives opportunities for UMS students and staff to share their expertise and knowledge to understand the safety procedures in managing any disaster or untoward incidences.

“Workshop such as this would be able to give exposure to UMS students and staff on the ways to control emergency situations through early response whenever emergency situations occur especially within the university compound,” he urged.

According to him, UMS students and staff need to always emphasise on safety aspect while executing their duties everytime and to be actively involved in the awareness of disaster and emergencies management in the university.

Earlier, the Dean of SPU, Prof. Dr. D. Kamarudin D. Mudin said that they would send volunteers from the university to visit victims of the recent Lahad Datu intrusion from 10 – 12 May.

“We will be having talks and counselling to the affected community and at the same time handing over contributions of daily rations to them,” he said.

Also present was the Head of Department of Selayang Hospital, Datuk Dr. Mohamed Alwi Abd. Rahman who was the invited speaker.

By: Faezah Mohamad Dun/Feria Lee
Photo: Musaab Umair

                                                                                          Information and Media Section, Corporate Relations Division

gimFRIDAY, 03 MAYThe Gym Instructor Level 1 course was successfully conducted at the School of Education and Social Development (SPPS) Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) recently with the involvement of 50 Sport Science Programme students. The course was led by Fiji Low Wei Hoong, a certified instructor from the Ace American Council on Exercise, and aided by his assistants Mohammad Faizah Apdal and Mohd Fakhri Omar.

According to Low, this course was not only meant to be as a facilitator in a gym but also as an advisor to gym equipment use, physical alertness and to be fit. He said this in his talk during the course to the participants.

Meanwhile, the Head Project, Dr. Mohamad Nizam Nazarudin said that the idea of organising this course came about when a study had found that there was a high demand for personal instructor services and the mushrooming of fitness centres. As such, he said the course TC30003 under Pathmanathan K. Suppiah was seen as giving opportunities to Sport Science students to be familiar with the proper handling of gym equipment and able to apply their knowledge gained through all sports fields.

“I hope that this gym instructor course will have a continuation so as to improve the individual’s skills especially Sport Science students who will be coaches after they graduate,” he added.

In the meantime, an international student from Brunei, Hj. Yaardy Hj. Karim said that he had benefitted from the course and described the skill to manage a gym as an added value to the learning of Sports Science in UMS. He said, managing a gym properly would indirectly help to avoid and lessen injuries to the body system.

“Apart from that theory, this course also included practical module and written test. In fact, participants were also brought into a gym to have hands on experience with the machines and gym equipment besides conducting practical session based on the rules and protocol of this course in gym practices,” he added.

The course ended with a presentation of gifts to all gym coaches by Dr. Mohamad Nizam Nazarudin. – FL

Source: Sports Science, SPPS

                                                                                                                       Information and Media Section, Corporate Relations Division

Pasukan Ragbi Wanita Sains Sukan UMSTUESDAY, 07 MAYThe Student Representative Council (MPP) and the Sport Science Programme students of Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) in collaboration with S. M. La Salle had recently organised Contact Rugby Championship for the first time.

The Championship themed ‘How Far Can You Go’ was held at S. M. La Salle field and had attracted 12 entries with six women teams and the rest were men teams.

The women teams were divided into two groups; Group A consisted of Sains Sukan (SS) UMS A, Michaelian Bulldozers and IPG Keningau whereas Group B consisted of SS UMS B, Penampang Pengait and SMPO II. For the men’s teams, Group A comprised SS UMS A, Ranau Titans and OSCA whereas for SS UMS B, KK Sharks and IPG Keningau were in Group B. Seven referees were engaged in the championship and were headed by International Rugby Board (IRB) evaluator Dr. Mohamad Nizam Nazarudin who is also a lecturer with Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS).

The Women’s Bowl Category saw a stiff fight between SS UMS B against Michaelian Bulldozers. However, SS UMS B emerged the winner with a 2-1 aggregate win. Ranau Titans took the lead for the Men’s Bowl Category with an aggregate win of 2-0 against SS UMS B. As for the Plate Category, the women’s team Penampang Pengait lost to IPG Keningau with 0-1. KK Sharks however trounced SS UMS A thus grabbing the champion title with a 1-0 win in the final Men’s Bowl Category whilst SMPO II emerged the winner for the Women’s Cup Category and IPG Keningau for the Men’s Cup Category.

Meanwhile, Senior Assistant of S. M. La Salle, Safri Jeffri said that the combined efforts of La Salle and UMS had successfully inculcate a strong friendship among the players and helped enliven the event. He added that the cooperation had helped to revitalise the rugby sport in the state. The prize-giving ceremony was done by the Sports and Recreation Exco of UMS MPP, Pang Ngiap Ting. – FL

Source: Dr. Mohamad Nizam Nazarudin, SPPS

                                                                                             Information and Media Section, Corporate Relations Division

lennyFRIDAY, 03 MAY – Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) through the School of Arts Studies (SPS) continued to support the Sabah Film Industry by organising seminars, courses, shows and film appreciation aimed at firing interest among students of SPS and thus promoting the industry to the public.

SPS recently organised a talk and Sabah local telemovie appreciation entitled ‘Korban Lenny’ at the Theatrette Ahmad Nisfu at the same school. At the session, some information and new knowledge relating to the film industry in Sabah were shared between the panel and students who attended.

Among the invited panel included experienced producer and director of telemovie, Norsahar Ahmad. In his talk he said that the Sabah film industry especially for the television market had openings for script writer and production crew and opened to the students.

‘Sabah is in dire need of script writers who are able to write good scripts and to provide scripts for local producers to be made into movies.”

“In fact the field of script writing are able to give good returns for the script writer who can pocket between RM3,000 and RM5,000 for a telemovie script,” he said.

He added producers were always looking out for script writers who can produce good scripts especially those with stories on Sabah’s various ethnic communities for the local television market.

Thus, he hoped that SPS students especially those who are focussing on the field of writing would grab this opportunity to make script writing a career or done on a part time basis.

According to SPS lecturer, Dr. Zairul Anuar Md. Dawam, he said that they would continue to organise various programmes relating to the Sabah Film Industry to assist in the development of the industry from the business aspect and to make films available to all.

Meanwhile, the Korban Lenny Talk and Appreciation Programme was a joint effort with the Sabah film producers in bringing new products for the television programme or for the video industry to viewers especially university students to watch and uncover the movies’ contents such as the storyline.

“This talk will create opportunities from time to time to all producers in Sabah to improve the telemovie quality produced, aside from sharing their personal experience with the students from the aspects of production process and postproduction,” said Dr.Zairul.

He added that SPS welcomed any Sabah local producers who had the intention to organise appreciation and shows followed by talk sessions of the films produced.

The talk session was attended by the main actor, Jovenea Jim Lajim who took the role of Lenny. The telemovie was produced by Syarikat Imortelle and will be telecast on Radio Television Malaysia (RTM) this month in conjunction with the Kaamatan Festival 2013. – FL

Source: Norhamizah Abu Hasan, SPS
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