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NUS flags off 115th anniversary celebrations at Bizad Charity Run

13 January 2020 | Community
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From left: NUS Bizad Charity Run Student Project Director Darren Tan, NUSBSA Founding President Mr Yeo Keng Joon, Prof Tan, Mdm Halimah, NUS Business Dean Distinguished Professor Andrew Rose and NUS Bizad Charity Run Chairman and NUSBSA Vice President Mr Chua Hung Meng cutting a cake to mark the start of NUS115 celebrations

The University launched NUS115 — a year-long celebration of its 115th year of founding — on 11 January, in conjunction with the annual NUS Bizad Charity Run. The event was graced by Singapore President and NUS Chancellor Halimah Yacob, who is also an alumna of NUS Law.

“One hundred and fifteen years ago, NUS was founded by the community, for the community. One hundred and fifteen years on, we will continue to embody that indomitable spirit of giving and tradition of excellence in all that we do, as we seek to serve society and innovate for a brighter future for Singapore and beyond,” said NUS President Professor Tan Eng Chye.

One hundred and fifteen years ago, NUS was founded by the community, for the community. One hundred and fifteen years on, we will continue to embody that indomitable spirit of giving and tradition of excellence in all that we do, as we seek to serve society and innovate for a brighter future for Singapore and beyond.

Themed “Shaping the Future”, NUS115 celebrates the University’s transformative impact over 115 years and its continual efforts in shaping the future for a better world. A series of signature events and initiatives are planned throughout 2020 to mark this special milestone, including the NUS115 Distinguished Speaker Series. The quarterly event will see compelling speakers sharing their unique perspectives on pressing issues of the future with the NUS community.

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Participants of the 10km competitive run starting their race 

2020 also marks a significant year for the NUS Bizad Charity Run, which is in its 10th edition, and its organiser, the NUS Business School Alumni Association (NUSBSA), which celebrates its 20th anniversary. To date, the NUS Bizad Charity Run has raised over $1.7 million in support of a wide range of causes.

More than 1,300 participants took part in this year’s run, which raised a record sum of over $400,000 for TOUCH Community Services as well as financially needy NUS Business students through the NUSBSA Bursary Fund; NUS Business Student Support Fund; Lim Chin Memorial Fund; and the NUS Malaysian Community Bursary Fund.



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