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Ibrahim, Kamarulazizi and Adelyna, Noor, Track 5

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Increasing student participation and engagement in sustainability projects in Unversiti Sains Malaysia through Kampus Sejahtera and WSU101

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Ibrahim, Kamarulazizi and Adelyna, Noor, Track 5

  1. 1. Increasing student participation and engagement in Sustainability projects in Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) through Kampus Sejahtera and WSU101: Sustainability course for undergraduates NOOR ADELYNA MOHAMMED AKIB; SUZYRMAN SIBLY; MOHD SAYUTI HASSAN RADIEAH MOHD NOOR; KANAYATHU CHACKO KOSHY; KAMARULAZIZI IBRAHIM CENTRE FOR GLOBAL SUSTAINABILITY STUDIES, UNIVERSITI SAINS MALAYSIA, PENANG, MALAYSIA
  2. 2. OUTLINE OF PRESENTATION INTRODUCTION WSU 101 – SUSTAINABILITY COURSE FOR UNDERGRADUATES KAMPUS SEJAHTERA PROGRAM CONCLUSION
  3. 3. • 2008 - Universiti Sains Malaysia was awarded the APEX programme • A fast track program that would help the university to achieve its world-class status • In this APEX charter we aim to mainstream sustainability within the campus INTRODUCTION
  4. 4. INTRODUCTION
  5. 5. SUSTAINABILITY DEVELOPMENT DEFINE “ Sustainable development is the development that meets the social, economic, and environmental needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs ” Brundtland’s Commission Report 1987 “Our Common Future” INTRODUCTION
  6. 6. INTRODUCTION LIMITATION AND BALANCE
  7. 7. Our believe: • Increase students participation and engagement through problem base student centred learning (PBSCL) in educating the students in Sustainability Introducing co-curricular and extra-curricular activities 1. WSU101 : Sustainability Course for Undergraduates, 2. Kampus Sejahtera programmes INTRODUCTION
  8. 8.  Offered in 2011/2012 academic session  Undergraduate course offered as an elective sustainability course to all USM students.  Aims to expose students to the latest developments in the sustainability studies agenda while nurturing the skills needed toward developing sustainable-oriented programs.  The students were familiarised with the Concept of Sustainability WSU 101 Sustainability Issues, Challenges and Prospects
  9. 9. 500 students registered in this program
  10. 10. Student projects under WSU 101 Tree diversity in USM Use of air conditioner in USM Waste Production in USM Parking Lot Assessments
  11. 11. DEFINITION Kampus is a malay word for Campus Sejahtera means "peace, tranquility, harmony, wellness and health". Kampus Sejahtera covers sustainability of which will put the community in a balance with their natural environment and it is complementary. Introduced by the former Vice-Chancellor, The Hon Prof. Tan Sri Dato’ Dzulkifli Abdul Razak in 2001. Conceptually, the Kampus Sejahtera means a comprehensive guideline to the USM community, including the university administrations, academic, supportive staffs and also students in supporting and consistently upholds the tradition of this unique campus. KAMPUS SEJAHTERA PROGRAMMES
  12. 12. White coffin referred to the white container made from polystyrene A flagship for environmental activism on the USM campuses Started in 2007 by USM students 1. White Coffin Project
  13. 13. Why it started? •between 500 billion and a trillion plastic bags are consumed worldwide each year. •they are used for a short period time, but take hundreds of years to break in landfill because most of them are not biodegradable. Plastic bag threatens/kills wild life 2. SAY NO TO PLASTIC BAG campaign
  14. 14. 2. SAY NO TO PLASTIC BAG campaign •Aug 2008 - SAY NO TO PLASTIC BAG CAMPAIGN : campaign to lessen the use of plastic bag in the campus •To discourage the USM family in using plastic bags for many purposes HEALTHY CAMPUS USM
  15. 15. 3. Green Lung & Tobacco Free-USM • Dec 2009 - initiated by students from the School of Pharmaceutical Sciences • Empowering youths as the agents of change in advocating a tobacco-free environment
  16. 16. • Feb 2010 – Official Lauched in USM • 6 universities share the same vision and joined USM to advocate for a tobacco-free environment. 1. Universiti Malaya 2. Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia 3. Universiti Teknologi Mara 4. International Islamic University Malaysia 5. Multimedia University 6. Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka 3. Green Lung & Tobacco Free-USM
  17. 17. Tobacco free means an environment that is smoke free and free from any form of tobacco advertisement, promotion, sponsorship, sales and use of tobacco products 3. Green Lung & Tobacco Free-USM
  18. 18. • PBSCL should become the essence as one of the learning tools for all students. • By learning from examples from the two programs - it has captured the skills and capabilities of the students to solve problems. • Through multiple observation and recording of information, they generated ideas and feelings about a certain topic. • As the University with the Research University (RU) and Accelerated Programme for Excellence (APEX) status we set ourselves to ‘Dare to be Different’ • We chose to become a world renowned university in sustainability and embrace the PBSCL as a way of teaching our students about sustainability. CONCLUSION

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