Harvard University Association of Alumni in Singapore

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Welcome

As the official club of Harvard alumni in Singapore, the objective of the Harvard University Association of Alumni in Singapore (HUAAS) is to advance the mutual welfare of Harvard University and its alumni in Singapore. Our motto is “Veritas Singapura” combining the ethos of our alma mater and referencing the national anthem of Singapore. The association’s activity will be focused on three areas: Programming, Outreach, and Structure.

  • Programming – maintaining an active event calendar for social and professional development activities
  • Outreach – growing the number of active members in the Club year on year to improve the quality of relationships in the Harvard community
  • Structure – maintaining a dispersed leadership model allowing for broad participation from various segments within the Harvard community and alumni from the college and different graduate schools and divisions of Harvard University.

Officers

“KC” CHEW Kheng Chuan, AB ’82 (Term Ending 2019) – President
Rebecca WOO, AB ’89 (Term Ending 2020) – Vice President
Nadine YAP, AB ’92, AM ’95 (Term Ending 2019) – Secretary
Andrew NAI, GMP ’14 (Term Ending 2020) – Treasurer
Michael KOH, MDes ’93 (Term Ending 2020) – Committee Member
Lei- Theng  LIM, LLM ’94 (Term Ending 2019) – Committee Member
Mathew WELCH, MBA ’93 (Term Ending 2019) – Committee Member
Titus YONG, EdM ’03 (Term Ending 2020) – Committee Member
Kuriakin ZENG, AB ’14 (Term Ending 2019) – Committee Member

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Past Events

January 2019

Harvard Global Networking Night

January 9 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm SMT
SEAR, 50 Raffles Place #45-01 Singapore Land Tower
Singapore, 048623 Singapore
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HUAAS is organizing the annual Global Networking Night, the annual worldwide Harvard Alumni Association event. Do join us and other Harvard alums for an evening of drink and nibbles and socializing to bring in the new year! Make new connections. See old friends. Find out what HUAAS is up to. Register at https://bit.ly/2EEzwQq Date/Time: Jan 9th, 2019 at SEAR 630pm-1000pm. Venue: SEAR, 50 Raffles Place, #45-01 Singapore Land Tower

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Young Harvard Alumni “Back in Singapore and following their passions”

January 24 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm SMT
iAppreciation Gallery, 30 Cuscaden Road
Singapore, 249724 Singapore
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$12

Five recent Harvard graduates will be discussing how they have followed their passions after Cambridge, back in Singapore – some have started their own bread-and-butter businesses (some not their first try) and all have followed their passions and dreams … but how did they move from a degree holder to business owner / author / poet / artist / TV host? Hear from: Amanda Chong, Harvard Law, is a published poet, co-founder of Readable which runs English literacy classes for…

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It’s Your Turn to Get Involved: Election

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The Annual General Meeting this year is happening on 29 March 2019 at Resorts World Sentosa.

We hereby notify all members interested in running for a leadership position to submit their interest by midnight SGT 26 February 2018 here: goo.gl/forms/AbIPADenKict54AW2

The following positions are up for election: President, Treasurer, and 2 at-large Committee members.

Young Harvard Alumni: “Many Pathways to Our Dreams”

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The Young Harvard Alumni panel event “Back in Singapore and Following their Passions” brought together a wonderful group of alumni and Prize Book recipients at the iPreciation gallery on the evening of Jan 24, 2019. We were fortunate enough to have Vincent Leow, a pre-eminent Singapore artist, to give a quick walk through and talk of his artwork as well. The panelists shared their different...

Global Networking Night 2019: Connections Made

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Global Networking Night Singapore was organised by the HUAAS and held at SEAR restaurant 45 storeys above Singapore’s Raffles Place financial district.

It was a bustling evening filled with laughter and good cheer. Old acquaintances were renewed and new ones made. Attendees came from all schools across the Harvard campus and we welcomed visiting Harvard students as well.

Message from the President

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Greetings fellow alums and members of HUAAS! I have more than “three points” to share with you, but here are the three most important ones: The date of our upcoming AGM and Annual Dinner for you to mark in your calendars and sign up to attend.Our Inaugural HUAAS Fellow AwardCommencing the collection of membership dues from 2019 Third HUAAS AGM and Annual Dinner To the first point — our...

Professor Karen Thornber Seminar, Nov 13th, 2018

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We hosted a lovely intimate evening discussion on Nov 13th, 2018 with Professor Karen Thornber on her latest research project “Women and leadership in Asia”. Many interesting statistical observations were made and there was lovely debate over whether some of the phenomenon was historically gender-stereo-type based (from all sides) or whether this was self perpetuated or not; and what has been...

Innovation in Education. Oct 23, 2018

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HUAAS had a very successful joint panel discussion with the Columbia University Club of Singapore and our gracious hosts the SP Jain School of Global Management.  We thank our panelists from Columbia: Brian O’Dwyer, Wendy Goh & Tang T. Heng, and Harvard: CJ Meadows – who collectively provoked and challenged the incumbent concepts of education and proposed different alternative...

Mid-Autumn Lantern Festival for the Kids!!

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Mid-Autumn Lantern Festival for the Kids!!HUAAS VP Rebecca Woo hosted some HUAAS & HBS Club families to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival with moon-cake making, bubbles, paper lantern-making and the final lighting of lanterns of all shapes and sizes – dragons, rabbits, pandas, chickens, butterflies – whilst looking for the full moon in the Singapore sky, all the kids left happily...

Jun 1: Asian Civilisation Museum – Angkor Wat Exhibition

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HUAAS members and friends were privy to a bespoke guided tour of the special Angkor exhibition at the ACM where highlights from the Guimet Museum were shown; some of which had never before been brought outside of France. We had an incredibly knowledgeable docent as a guide who really made the exhibition come alive.  Many thanks to the staff at the ACM for making the arrangements!

Aug 28: Where to Find Value in Fintech?

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Aug 28: Where to Find Value in Fintech? The discussion was very lively that evening at The Straits Clan, with over 60 in the audience.  Panelists Pietro Ventani of APP Advisors (Harvard MBA ‘93), Neil Davidson of Coda Payments (Harvard AB ‘03, MBA ‘09) and Chandrima Das of Bento – spoke about their own experiences, what major trends they felt would drive the industry longer term, the...

About HUAAS

As the official club of Harvard alumni in Singapore, the Harvard University Association of Alumni in Singapore (HUAAS) was formed on 7 December 2015 under the Registry of Societies. The registration number is T15SS0208H. Our constitution is available here

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