Dear all UM Genetics (BSc) graduates,
In 2018, the Genetics Programme, Institute of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science, University of Malaya (UM), will be celebrating 50 years [five decades] of BSc (Hons)/BSc in Genetics or Genetics & Molecular Biology at UM. The pioneer batch of BSc (Hons) in
Genetics students graduated in July 1968. By 2018, there will be 50 batches of UM Genetics graduates/alumni.
The program has come a long way. It has nurtured and trained individuals who later became successful in various disciplines, including Genetics and Molecular Biology, in Malaysia and abroad. Many of our graduates have contributed to the advancement of Genetics and Molecular Biology in local and foreign universities and research institutes. Many of our graduates have also become successful entrepreneurs, businessmen and businesswomen, leaders, educators, politicians, etc.
To commemorate and celebrate this landmark in the history of Genetics at UM, we plan to host a half-day meeting and reunion of past and present Genetics students and staff on 29th September 2018 - UM Genetics Golden Jubilee celebration within University of Malaya. The event will include talks on the history of Genetics at UM and sharing of life experiences by our former and current staff and students. There will also be a reunion lunch for all participants!
We welcome all former and current staff and Genetics students, their family members to participate in this auspicious event. It will be an entertaining, informative, and inspiring event for us to indulge in reminiscence, reconnect with old friends, celebrate lives and careers, meet new friends and current staff and students, and pledge our support to our alma mater.
Please share this Facebook page with your Genetics classmates and any other Genetics graduates that you know. Please invite them to participate this event.
We fervently hope that as many as possible of the last five decades of Genetics graduates will return to UM to participate in this momentous event!
Regardless of where you reside (in Malaysia or abroad) now, we look forward to welcoming you at UM in 2018! Block your calendar now!
Note: A ticket for the event + lunch will be collected for the event expenses and fund raising will be carried out for the Genetics program.
Stay tune for updates on the program, venue and ticket price in our 2nd call.