On 14 August 2020, the Young Scientists Network-Academy of Sciences Malaysia (YSN-ASM) organised a Science Café Session on Rekabentuk Pembelajaran Dalam Talian (“Designing Online Learning”). The session was moderated by Dr Jaysuman featuring Dr Noor Dayana Abd Halim, YSN-ASM Affiliate and Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM).
On 15 August 2020, the Young Scientists Network-Academy of Sciences Malaysia (YSN-ASM) organised a Science Café Session titled Lurking Snakes on the Run. The session was moderated by Shawn Keng and featured Dr Tan Choo Hock, Senior Medical Lecturer at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya. Dr Tan leads the Venom Research and Toxicology Lab (Vetox Lab) at UM’s Department of Pharmacology.
The Young Scientists Network-Academy of Sciences Malaysia (YSN-ASM) organised another Science Café session, this time with Dr Baharudin Ibrahim, YSN-ASM Member and Lecturer from the School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, USM Penang.
According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), the definition of health is the state of complete physical, mental, and social wellbeing, and not merely the absence of disease and infirmity. Medicines are chemicals used in the maintenance of health and the prevention, diagnosis, alleviation, or cure of disease or promote physical or mental wellbeing.
In conjunction with International Youth Day, the Mahathir Science Award Foundation (MSAF) and the Academy of Sciences Malaysia (ASM) jointly organised two webinars themed “Youth for the Tropics” on 12 and 13 August 2020. The webinars aimed to create awareness among youths in the tropics of the issues vital to them and celebrate youths who have made valuable contributions through science, policy engagement and social entrepreneurship in solving problems of the tropics.
The 11th International Forum of NGOs in official partnership with UNESCO took place at the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, France, on the theme “Challenging Inequalities”, with a focus on areas such as youth, income, technology, gender, and education. The forum was organised by the NGO-UNESCO Liaison Committee in close cooperation with the UNESCO Secretariat.
In conjunction with the International Day of the Conservation of the Mangrove Ecosystem, the Mahathir Science Award Foundation (MSAF) and the Academy of Sciences Malaysia (ASM) jointly organised a webinar themed ‘People and Mangroves’ on 28 July 2020. The webinar provided an overview of the latest scientific findings and conservation efforts of mangroves. Three representatives from local communities who directly depend on mangroves for their livelihoods also shared their precious and colourful experiences.