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EVENTS OF THE WEEK

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The ThirdMind Project

July 18, 2018, 4:30 p.m. Think Tank 21 (2.310)

So You Think You Can Dance? So You Think You Can Live Beautifully? Living Beautifully Is Your Future. Better Mind. Better Spending. Better Life. Transformation That Matters. Come to this talk to find out more on the why and how to live beautifully. Sign up at this link: https://goo.gl/forms/WMPDnLjXTLXw3GmT2

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NEW EVENT BROADCASTS

Home & Away with Mapletree

VivoCity, West Boulevard, Level 1 July 27, 2018, 11 a.m.

SCDF Lifesavers Innovation Challenge

SCDF, 19 Aug, 11am

SCDF is the national authority for emergency response and is often called upon to help in an accident or emergency, such as for medical incidents outside hospitals, fires and road traffic accidents. Our fire fighters and paramedics respond to about 200,000 calls for emergency help in a year and we aim to provide help within 8 to 11 minutes of a request. With an ageing population, higher urban and transportation density and more complex city structures, the demand for SCDF’s resources is expected to increase. Through the use of mobile applications such as myResponder, and crowdsourcing, SCDF has enlisted more than 20,000 volunteers to render first aid in cardiac arrest situations before SCDF arrives on scene. Timing of response is crucial in the survival rate for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest cases, and often the community is closer and can respond faster than any ambulance can hope to arrive. The programme has successfully saved 9 lives. In a similar fashion, SCDF is enlisting the community to respond to simple rubbish chute fires, as every year, there are 1,000 over such cases. SCDF recognises that technological developments in the 4th industrial revolution, such as data analytics, mobile computing, Internet of Things (IoT) and cloud computing are revolutionising the way the public expects to be served. The challenge seeks to encourage teams to imagine how the public might demand of SCDF’s services and how SCDF could respond in this new technological age.

NEW OPPORTUNITIES

Crea8 Sustainability 2018 Video Competition

till 6 Aug

The Crea8 Sustainability Competition encourages young Singaporeans to address environmental challenges, share stories and innovative solutions to demonstrate their passion in tackling the global challenge of sustainability and to create a sustainable Singapore. In support of Singapore’s Climate Action Year 2018, the focus of this year’s competition is our climate footprint. The competition aims to inspire students to come up with ideas on what needs to be done, how it could be achieved and the expected outcomes to reduce our society’s environmental footprint. Online submission and registration forms can be found at www.pacificlight.com.sg/crea8sustainability Frequently Asked Questions can be found at https://energy.pacificlight.com.sg/crea8sustainability/faq.aspx If you have any questions on the competition, please send your enquiry to: crea8sustainability@pacificlight.com.sg Registration dateline is 6 August 2018.

JCCI Singapore Foundation One Year General Study Scholarships to Waseda University & International Christian University (ICU) 20

till 14 Sept

The Japanese Chamber of Commerce & Industry (JCCI) Singapore Foundation is offering a one-year scholarship each to Waseda University & International Christian University (ICU) in Japan for the year 2019/2020. Interested candidates may submit applications for both scholarships at the same time but would only be awarded either one upon successful screenings. For more details, visit the JCCI homepage http://www.jcci.org.sg/index.php/jp/jcci-singapore-foundation All applications must reach JCCI Office via POST by 5pm, Friday, 14 September 2018.

Climate Change Negotiations Training Workshop for Singapore Youth

The Red Box, 113 Somerset Rd, Singapore 238165 and NUS Ridge View Residential College, 25 Lower Kent Ridge Rd, Singapore 119081, 13 Aug - 17 Sept, 2018, 11 a.m.

NUS Energy Studies Institute invites students to apply for an upcoming “Climate Change Negotiations Training Workshop for Singapore Youth”. Further details below. Details of the Workshop Duration: Weekly, from 13 August to 17 September Venue: The Red Box, 113 Somerset Rd, Singapore 238165 and NUS Ridge View Residential College, 25 Lower Kent Ridge Rd, Singapore 119081 Time: 6-8pm Participants: 30 participants under age of 35 Conducted by: Melissa Low, Research Fellow, Energy Studies Institute, National University of Singapore Partners: NUS Office of Environmental Sustainability and Ridge View Residential College (RVRC), National Youth Council Programme Overview Session 1 – Monday, 13 August 2018, 6-8pm @ The Red Box Introduction to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change & the Paris Agreement This session will cover the basics of international climate change policy, including the UNFCCC, Kyoto Protocol and the Paris Agreement and its Paris Agreement Work Programme (PAWP). Session 2 – Monday, 20 August 2018, 6-8pm @ The Red Box The Role of Youth This session will consider the role of youth at the international climate talks and introduce the youth constituency Youth NGOs or YOUNGOs. Session 3 – Tuesday, 28 August 2018, 6-8pm @ The Red Box (*Note that this session is not on Monday) National Perspectives on Climate Change This session will look at the major negotiating positions at the UNFCCC and focus on national perspectives on climate change, including that of major emitters like the United States and China, and negotiating blocs like the European Union, G77 & China, African Group, Arab Group, and Least Developed Countries etc. Session 4 – Online Forum Tracking the Negotiations In the week of 3 September 2018, there will be UNFCCC negotiations in Bangkok. Workshop participants will be tasked to track talks on the Paris Agreement Work Programme and participate in an online forum. See: https://unfccc.int/sites/default/files/resource/InfoNotetoPartiesonAdditionalSession_Revised.pdf Session 5 – Monday, 10 September 2018, 6-8pm @ The Red Box Singapore’s Participation at the UNFCCC This session will cover Singapore’s efforts at the UNFCCC talks and discuss the importance of its whole-of-government approach towards meeting its reporting obligations. Session 6 – Monday, 17 September 2018, 6-9pm @ Ridge View Residential College (Mandatory) Participant presentations & Conclusion At this session, participants will have the opportunity to share what they have learnt and intend to do beyond the workshops, as well as discuss potential collaboration. Those interested to apply should send a short CV and one-page personal statement on how and what you intend to get out of this workshop, and any plans you have for putting into action what you will learn to esimlyx@nus.edu.sg by Friday, 13 July 2018. We will not be considering any late applications.

Brunei Crown Prince CIPTA AWard Competition 2019

Brunei July 9, 2018, 6 p.m.

Universiti Teknologi Brunei (UTB) invites Singaporeans to participate in the ASEAN Category of the Crown Prince Creative, Innovative Product and Technological Advancement (CIPTA) Award Competition 2019. The New Invention, Innovation and Modification Category covers all new products, processes or technology for the usefulness of society and/or the environment, as well as new modification(s) to any existing product, process or technology which can improve or enhance its functionality or quality. The competition is open to individuals as well as teams. Further information and the registration form can be obtained from www.utb.edu.bn/cipta. The closing date for submitting the entry form is 31 Oct 2018.

Lions Befrienders Flag Day 2018

Lions Befrienders will be holding our annual Flag Day on 25 August 2018 (Saturday) and our aim is to recruit 1,500 volunteers for this event. We believe that every volunteer are great assets, they not only assist in raising funds but also in spreading the awareness of the seniors to the public. With your support, it helps us to end social isolation as LB continues to serve our seniors to ensure that they live their twilight years in the comfort of their personal home and the community. We will be able to present the Certificate for Community Involvement Programme (CIP) or Values in Action (VIA) programme for students who signed up as a volunteer too! If you have any queries pertaining to the event, please feel free to contact Li Na at 6475 8600.

Spikes Asia 2018 - Student Creative Award for Print

Singapore, 17 August 2018, 11.59pm

The Student Creative Award for Print, powered by HP, offers an exciting and real communications challenge in which students can test their skills and respond to a live brief from HP. his is a chance for full-time tertiary students between 18-25 to prove themselves among APAC's creative best. Original, attention-grabbing work that responds to the brief in a completely unique way goes far in this competition. To download the competition brief and get more information, visit https://www.spikes.asia/young-spikes-competitions/student-print-competition. All entries have to be submitted by 17 August, 2359h SGT. It is free to enter and the winner will receive a Spikes Student pass (worth SGD 305) to attend the Spikes Asia Festival of Creativity in Singapore from 26 to 28 Sept 2018. For any enquries about the Student Creative Award for Print, please contact Ryhn Lee at RyhnL@spikes.asia

HarmonyWorks! Conference 2018

Singapore Polytechnic Auditorium Singapore Polytechnic, 500 Dover Road, Singapore 139651 (Dover MRT Station), 28 Jul 2018, 3 p.m.

The HarmonyWorks! Conference provides a platform for students to gather insights as well as exchange views and opinions on inter-racial and inter-religious issues in Singapore with politicians, academics, practitioners and community leaders. This year’s theme for the Conference is “Navigating Diversity”. The theme seeks to probe current issues of ethnic/religious diversity and emerging fault lines that confront our youths today. The Conference also aims to surface ground up youth inspired narratives on constructs of harmony in an era of increasing religious and ethnic diversity in Singapore. The Conference is targeted at youths (between the ages of 16 and 29) from Institute of Higher Learning, Post-Secondary Institutions, Secondary Schools, International schools, Madrasahs and interfaith youth groups. Up to 450 youths are expected to attend this year’s Conference. The Objectives of the Conference are as follows: 1. To explore current issues of ethnic and religious diversity and emerging fault lines; 2. To explore narratives among youths on constructs of harmony in an increasingly diverse social landscape; 3. To provide avenues in which youths can initiate ground up action and champion the cause of harmony Admission is free and interested parties may sign up via this link: http://bit.ly/HarmonyWorks2018

GIGCO - Earn while you learn!

Online

GIGCO - Earn while you learn! Don’t wait till graduation to find gigs. Start earning now and learn more while doing what you love—photography, videography, video editing, narration, modelling, web design, event hosting. The market needs talented people like you & GIGCO is here to make it happen – jobs, trainings and a whole community. Sign up for free at www.gigco.work. GIGCO has a World Cup Football competition this month, and you can stand a chance to win a genuine FIFA football – a Telstar 18 with embedded NFC chip! Sign up as a member to find out how, terms and conditions apply.

NAS Oral History Video Challenge

Singapore, 27 Sep 2018, 11.59pm

To participate, create and submit a video based on any audio extract provided on the website. For the full set of instructions and more details, please visit the following link: http://www.nas.gov.sg/OHvideochallenge/ Submission of entries for the Oral History Video Challenge closes on 27 Sep 2018 at 2359hrs.

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