1st NHG Scientific Congress
1st NHG congress was held on 17-18th August this year at the Grand Copthorne
Waterfront hotel. It was held jointly with the 6th NUS-NUH Annual Scientific
Meeting. The theme was Years to Life-Life to Years. It was a resounding
..participants. There were 11 distinguished overseas
speakers in the congress and one of them was Professor Bjorn Olsen who
was invited by the Faculty of Dentistry, NUS. He is Hersey Professor
of Cell Biology, Professor of Oral Biology and Chairman of the Harvard-Forsyth
Department of Oral Biology at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine.
One of the staff in the faculty, Dr Varawan Sae-Lim did us proud when her research won 3 awards- Best clinical science poster at 6th NUS-NUH ASM, Poster of distinction - Dentistry section and the Best Poster Award (Junior) at 1st NHG congress. The faculty had abstracts submitted. Dentistry had a slot in the symposium whereby Prof Chew Chong Lin, A/Prof Grace Ong and Dr Cao Tong spoke on the recent advances in Dentistry. A gala dinner was held in conjunction with the congress.
An annual affair whereby the alumni members are invited to lunch with the President and Vice Chancellor Shih.
1972 Reunion Dinner
a month of frentic emails, telephone calls and correspondence to Hong
Kong, Malaysia , Australia and United Kingdom, 18 classmates managed
to get together for another reunion function with their Singaporean
counterparts, on 22 Nov 2002. This is about half the cohort who graduated
from the then University of Singapore, thirty years ago! Also, eight
lecturers also joined in the nostalgic occasion with their students,
some of whom they had not seen for many years. There was much jibes,
exchanges and great feelings about those good old days. Yesterday once
more, with vivid memories of many
National University of Singapore organized its biggest, and grandest
30th Anniversary Reunion for the Class of 1972, with about 600 graduates
of all faculties attending the event , returning from around the world.
This auspicious function (23 Nov 2002 ) was attended by most of the
deans and senior members of the teaching faculty in those days, with
production of video and music recordings of the songs, sights and recollections
captured for posterity!! Donations amounting to about $300,000 were
collected to sponsor a rotating Class of 72 Professorship. Again , this
was a first !
Loh Hong Sai