KDU & CANON Heads Into Third Year Of Their Academic Initiative Partnership

 
Canon Marketing Malaysia president and chief executive officer Andrew Koh encouraging those in attendance to do more reading and be bold in exploring their paths ahead of them. KDU Vice Chancellor Professor Hiew Pang Leang presenting a memento to Canon Marketing Malaysia president and chief executive officer Andrew Koh for the latter presence and insightful talk he gave to the students.
 
KDU Vice Chancellor Professor Hiew Pang Leang (right) and Canon Marketing Malaysia president and chief executive officer Andrew Koh (left) having a group photo with the three deserving and outstanding KDU students who were selected as the recipients for this year Canon Seeding Fund Financial Support. One for the memory after another successful collaboration this year.


 
September 26, 2018, marked the third year for both KDU University College and Canon Marketing Malaysia have collaborated together in providing the Canon Seeding Fund Financial Support to deserving and outstanding KDU students.
 
The fund is established by Canon with the purpose of providing students equal opportunity for education and for this year, three students were selected to receive the fund.
 
The fund presentation started off with Canon president and chief executive officer Andrew Koh gave an inspiring talk to those in attendance for the ceremony, followed by the fund presentation to the students by KDU Vice Chancellor Professor Dr Hiew Pang Leang.
 
In his opening remarks, Prof Hiew said that he is proud and glad this collaborative meets the objective of enhancing the teaching and learning education charter and further enhance the learning relationship for industry, academia and students.
 
“As part of this unique academic-industry collaboration, KDU Utropolis Glenmarie Campus is well-equipped with Canon’s multi-function devices, as well as Canon large format printers that enable students from Schools of Engineering to print their AutoCAD drawings.
 
“At the same time, Canon has also established a ‘Canon UniPrint’ shop and a demo station which allow students to benefit from the convenience of one-stop printing solutions and the experience of wireless photo printing solutions respectively.
 
“I personally witnessed our Schools and Canon collaborating with each other in order to create, support and enrich KDU students’ and staffs’ teaching and learning experience,” he said in his speech prior to officiating the event. 
 
Meanwhile, in Koh’s inspiring talk titled “Just Try, Won’t Die”, he encouraged students to do more reading to enhance the knowledge as each and everyone have a right to education.
 
Moving forward to the highlight of the event, the three selected KDU students - Alicia Tan, Ng Yee Bao and Low Wei Hou received a mock cheque from Koh and Prof Hiew. Soon after, KDU and Canon exchanged some memento as tokens of appreciation that signifies a robust commitment between the two organisations in providing a better education for everyone.
 
The collaboration between KDU and Canon Marketing Malaysia is a bridge between academia and industry that will commit both parties to an exchange and sharing of knowledge and resources, which includes sponsorships, scholarships as well as other mutually-beneficial collaborative ventures.  This smart collaboration is hoped to mutually benefit both parties and to also enhance the teaching and learning of both KDU staff and students for the years ahead.