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AEI Postgraduate Workshop 2021

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AEI Postgraduate Workshop 2021

Date: 19 August 2021 (Thursday)
Time: 3.00pm – 5.00pm MYT (Kuala Lumpur time)
Join link: https://bit.ly/aeipgws2021
Platform: Microsoft Teams
Participants: All PhD students and Master students in AEI
Moderator: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Fumitaka Furuoka


An upskill programme for all AEI students.

When joining, please sign in to Microsoft Teams application using UM 365 account (your_siswamail_username@siswa365.um.edu.my - example: s202020@siswa365.um.edu.my). MS Teams application can be downloaded from here

Attendance is COMPULSORY and will be automatically recorded by MS Teams application.

Programme Schedule

No Time Speaker Topic
1 3.00pm - 3.30pm Prof. Dr. Maya Khemlani David Critical thinking when conducting literature search
2 3.30pm - 4.00pm Puan Shamsiah Abu Bakar APA Citation System
3 4.00pm - 4.30pm Prof. Dr. Low Wah Yun How to prepare for an oral examination (Viva Voce)
4 4.30pm - 5.00pm All speakers Q&A Sessions

About the speakers

Fumitaka Furuoka is a Japanese economist. He is currently an Associate Professor at Asia–Europe Institute (AEI), University of Malaya. Prior to this, he was an Associate Professor at the School of Business and Economics, Universiti Malaysia Sabah and a Lecturer at the Faculty of Economics and Business, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak. Before joining academia, from 1991 to 1999, Fumitaka Furuoka held the post of Senior Assistant at the Consulate-General of Japan, Penang. His main research interests include economic aspects of global warming and global health as well as hysteresis in unemployment, peace economics, energy economics, population economics and the application of statistical methods in linguistics.

Prof. (Dr.) Maya Khemlani David has been renowned for her life time contribution to SOCIOLINGUISTICS especially the language of diaspora communities. She was a Professor of Sociolinguistics in the Faculty of Languages and Linguistics of the University of Malaya, Malaysia and is currently Honorary Professor with the Asia-Europe Institute in the University of Malaya. Prof Maya David has published widely and is the author of more than 204 journal articles and book chapters that have been cited more than 530 times on ResearchGate. Prof. Maya has been associated with the International Association of Research Scholars (IARS) for some time and currently serves the association as Honorary Vice Chairman of IARS. She was honored with the global “LINGUAPAX AWARD ” for her continuous efforts in promotion of the revitalisation of world linguistic diversity to contribute to dialogue and peace.

Madam Shamsiah Abu Bakar is a librarian who has served in the library of the University of Malaya for 20 years and as a librarian for 25 years. Actively active inside and outside the University of Malaya, namely as a council member of the Malaysian Librarians Association, UM Auditor, Presenter of papers at several conferences, volunteers in several seminars organized by the International Federation Library Association, consultant for Information Literacy and guest speaker in the field of Information Literacy, Reference, Communication Skills and public speaking inside and outside UM. Teaching Information Literacy course for undergraduate, Information Skills Sessions for researcher, lecturers and students and Research Methodology course for Build Environment faculty, Centre for Sport & Exercise Sciences, English department Social Science Faculty, Engineering Faculty and FSKTM. She is now a Chief Librarian Assistant, Main Library Universiti Malaya.

Prof Dr Low Wah Yun, PhD, is the Deputy Executive Director (Research & Internationalisation), Asia-Europe Institute at the University of Malaya. She is a Chartered Psychologist and a Professor of Psychology at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur. Prof. Low is also chairing UM Research Ethics Committee (UMREC). She graduated with a BA (Hons) from the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia and subsequently obtained her MSc under the British High Commissioner Award and a Commonwealth scholar for her PhD program in medical psychology from the University of Surrey, Guildford, England. Prof. Low is actively engaged in teaching, research, service and consultancy. She served as a research consultant for international agencies, such as the World Bank, World Health Organization (WHO), UNDP, UNFPA, Asia Foundation, International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF), pharmaceutical companies, non-governmental organizations as well as to the local authorities (various governmental ministries). Currently, she is involved in the Erasmus+ multi-partnered joint project on capacity building in higher education in Laos PDR.She published extensively, particularly in the areas of behavioral science, sexual and reproductive health, HIV/AIDS, men’s health and aging.

Last Updated: 09/08/2021