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Theme: Food For Neurons

This event occurred on
August 29, 2021
Bedong, Kedah

Why? Simple,
'Foods are fuels for the body,
Ideas are fuels for the brain.'

What better way to fuel your brain with fresh ideas than coming to TEDxAIMSTUniversity talk?

In the upcoming TEDxAIMSTUniversity Talk, we'll be covering 2 topics - ๐‹๐ข๐Ÿ๐ž & ๐๐ฎ๐›๐ฅ๐ข๐œ ๐‡๐ž๐š๐ฅ๐ญ๐ก

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AIMST University
AIMST University DU010(K) Batu 3 1/2, Bukit Air Nasi
Jalan Bedongโ€”Semeling, Kedah
Bedong, Kedah, 08100
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Andrew Kok Wai Yun

Director of Autrui Global
He is the director of Autrui Global, a social enterprise that aims to create a sustainable future with better health for underserved communities. He has always been very passionate about social work. He has traveled to over 20 locations in multiple countries for humanitarian trips since 2007. Currently, he is running a clinic that focuses on primary care for the underserved communities in Subang Jaya. At the same time, he is also pursuing his masters in public health at the University of Suffolk. To Dr. Andrew โ€œ๐™„ ๐™๐™–๐™ซ๐™š ๐™–๐™ก๐™ฌ๐™–๐™ฎ๐™จ ๐™—๐™š๐™ก๐™ž๐™š๐™ซ๐™š๐™™ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™–๐™ฉ ๐™ฅ๐™ง๐™š๐™ซ๐™š๐™ฃ๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ค๐™ฃ ๐™ž๐™จ ๐™—๐™š๐™ฉ๐™ฉ๐™š๐™ง ๐™ฉ๐™๐™–๐™ฃ ๐™˜๐™ช๐™ง๐™š.โ€

Anita Abu Bakar

President of Mental Illness Awareness and Support Association
She is the Founder and President of Mental Illness Awareness & Support Association (MIASA), a mental health advocacy and peer support group based in Petaling Jaya. She is a strong advocate in promoting awareness on mental health. She has conducted various programmes and initiated many efforts to educate the public on both the importance of mental health and addressing the many misconceptions and myths in hopes of reducing societyโ€™s stigma and inducing the availability of more support for those struggling with psychological symptoms. To Puan Anita "๐™„ ๐™จ๐™ฉ๐™ง๐™ž๐™ซ๐™š ๐™ฉ๐™ค ๐™ฅ๐™ง๐™ค๐™ซ๐™ž๐™™๐™š ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™จ๐™ž๐™œ๐™๐™ฉ๐™จ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™ง๐™ค๐™ช๐™œ๐™ ๐™ข๐™ฎ ๐™จ๐™ฉ๐™ค๐™ง๐™ž๐™š๐™จ ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐™ง๐™š๐™˜๐™ค๐™ซ๐™š๐™ง๐™ฎ ๐™Ÿ๐™ค๐™ช๐™ง๐™ฃ๐™š๐™ฎ, ๐™ž๐™ฃ ๐™๐™ค๐™ฅ๐™š๐™จ ๐™ฉ๐™ค ๐™๐™š๐™ก๐™ฅ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™ค๐™จ๐™š ๐™ค๐™› ๐™ฎ๐™ค๐™ช ๐™ฉ๐™๐™–๐™ฉ ๐™–๐™ง๐™š ๐™จ๐™ฉ๐™ง๐™ช๐™œ๐™œ๐™ก๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐™ช๐™ฃ๐™›๐™ค๐™ง๐™ฉ๐™ช๐™ฃ๐™–๐™ฉ๐™š๐™ก๐™ฎ, ๐™จ๐™ž๐™ก๐™š๐™ฃ๐™˜๐™š๐™™ ๐™™๐™ช๐™š ๐™ฉ๐™ค ๐™จ๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™œ๐™ข๐™–."

Fadzilah Kamaludin

Former Director of Institute for Medical Research Malaysia
She is a Public Health Medicine Specialist, specialized in field epidemiology. Her speciality leads her to being a member of the Selangor Task Force for COVID. She is currently the Deputy Director of SAFETYNET Inc based in Manila, working to strengthen the field epidemiology training program alongside India, Indonesia, Bangladesh and Myanmar. Achievements: - First Asian Woman to chair the TEPHINET Advisory Board at Task Force for Global Health, USA. - Appointed by WHO as a member of the WHO Expert Committee for MersCoV and WHO Technical Consultant for Field Epidemiology Training Program (FETP). -Appointed as the Director of Institute for Medical Research (IMR) in 2016. - Appointed by Prime Minister of Malaysia as a member of Expert Advisory Group for Science and Health since 2020.

Jacqueline Hannah Albert

Former Advisor of Small Changes Malaysia
She is currently in her final few weeks in law school and a paralegal in a law firm. Known for her extensive volunteering involvements, among others, she is a former advisor of Small Changes Malaysia and she has represented Malaysia to volunteer in Cambodia under MYCorps. She describes herself by saying that she was never the brightest kid in school but she was well aware of the inequalities, injustices and oppression happening around the world. She realized that not every issue has a practical solution, because it would not have lasted for so long if it was easy to solve. That is why she started volunteering, to provide whatever aid within her means to help those in need. To Jacqueline "๐™„ ๐™—๐™š๐™ก๐™ž๐™š๐™ซ๐™š ๐™ฉ๐™๐™–๐™ฉ ๐™จ๐™ข๐™–๐™ก๐™ก ๐™˜๐™๐™–๐™ฃ๐™œ๐™š๐™จ ๐™–๐™ง๐™š ๐™–๐™ก๐™ฌ๐™–๐™ฎ๐™จ ๐™—๐™š๐™ฉ๐™ฉ๐™š๐™ง ๐™ฉ๐™๐™–๐™ฃ ๐™ฃ๐™ค ๐™˜๐™๐™–๐™ฃ๐™œ๐™š๐™จ."

Kayla Teh Khe Sin

Dental Public Health Influencer
Dr. Kayla Teh Khe Sin is a dental surgeon who graduated as the most Outstanding Female Graduate, acquiring the Dr. Somni Abdullah Award from the University of Malaya in 2018. Despite being actively involved in various international dental conventions and workshops, she is devoted to serve the underprivileged communities by constantly engaging in volunteering activities. She aspires to provide every patient with optimum dental health and aesthetics under utmost gentle care. With nearly 100k followers across her social media platforms, she is determined to increase oral health awareness as well as elevate the concept of Dentistry in the eyes of the public. To Dr Kayla "๐˜ผ ๐™จ๐™ข๐™ž๐™ก๐™š ๐™ž๐™จ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™–๐™ฉ ๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™š ๐™ฉ๐™๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™–๐™ฉ ๐™š๐™ซ๐™š๐™ง๐™ฎ๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™š ๐™˜๐™–๐™ฃ ๐™ฌ๐™š๐™–๐™ง ๐™ฉ๐™ค ๐™ข๐™–๐™ ๐™š ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š๐™ข๐™จ๐™š๐™ก๐™ซ๐™š๐™จ ๐™ก๐™ค๐™ค๐™  ๐™—๐™š๐™ฉ๐™ฉ๐™š๐™ง ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™จ๐™ฉ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™ฉ๐™ก๐™ฎ."

Madhusudhan Shanmugam

Co-founder of Teddy Mobile Clinic
He is better known as the Teddy Bear Doctor of Malaysia. He co-founded Teddy Mobile Clinic, where his team provides free medical care to the underprivileged and homeless community around Kuala Lumpur. He also co-founded Genie Foundation where their mission is to provide essential needs, healthcare and education to the less fortunate. He was awarded the Commonwealth Points of Light award, bestowed by Queen Elizabeth II. To Dr. Madhusudhan "๐™„ ๐™—๐™š๐™ก๐™ž๐™š๐™ซ๐™š ๐™ž๐™ฃ ๐™œ๐™ค๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™–๐™ก๐™ก ๐™ค๐™ช๐™ฉ ๐™ฉ๐™ค ๐™ฅ๐™ช๐™ฉ ๐™จ๐™ข๐™ž๐™ก๐™š๐™จ ๐™ค๐™ฃ ๐™ฅ๐™š๐™ค๐™ฅ๐™ก๐™š'๐™จ ๐™›๐™–๐™˜๐™š๐™จ."

Melisha Lin

Host, Former Global Asian Model
Melisha Lin is a host and a model. She has represented Malaysia twice, for a beauty pageant and a modelling competition. She is the 2nd Runner Up Miss Supra Star Search 2021 and a former Global Asian Model Malaysia 2019. She is a mentor for aspiring models aged 13-29 and she works towards a more inclusive talent agency, as the Marketing Manager of aiDEM Studio. Aside from her representation in the beauty media, she also puts a lot of effort into contributing to the community. She is a strong advocate of mental health, making her, YANA Southeast Asia Mental Health Initiative Director. She is also currently a Talent Manager at Lugiรกmi Gaming, which empowers women gaming and sheโ€™s also the President Elect of Rotaract Club of Bukit Bintang.

Melvin Poh

Founder of Empirics Asia, Forbes 30 under 30
He is the founder of Empirics Asia, a knowledge-sharing platform that seeks to gather and provide access to the collective knowledge of Asia through all social fields. To date, Empirics has published over 1 million open-access articles, worked with thousands of authors and has established an extensive international readership. With Empirics, Melvin is on a mission to create a single centralized and open-access hub for human knowledge, experience and insights. He remains very passionate about integrating technology into bettering human understanding.

Navraj Singh Sidhu B

Medical Influencer
He is a 25-year-old doctor and a medical influencer. He has been sharing his journey in medical school on his social media so that people can see how amazing medicine is. He has taken inspiration from his grandfather, who was a teacher and a very intelligent man, respected by everyone in the community. He aspires to help others recognize their potential and live their best life possible. To Dr Navraj "๐™„ ๐™—๐™š๐™ก๐™ž๐™š๐™ซ๐™š ๐™ฉ๐™๐™–๐™ฉ ๐™š๐™–๐™˜๐™ ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐™š๐™ซ๐™š๐™ง๐™ฎ ๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™š ๐™ค๐™› ๐™ช๐™จ ๐™๐™–๐™จ ๐™ž๐™ข๐™ข๐™š๐™ฃ๐™จ๐™š ๐™ฅ๐™ค๐™ฉ๐™š๐™ฃ๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™–๐™ก ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐™ฌ๐™ž๐™ฉ๐™ ๐™– ๐™ก๐™ž๐™ฉ๐™ฉ๐™ก๐™š ๐™—๐™ž๐™ฉ ๐™ค๐™› ๐™˜๐™ค๐™ช๐™ง๐™–๐™œ๐™š, ๐™ฌ๐™š ๐™˜๐™–๐™ฃ ๐™–๐™ก๐™ก ๐™–๐™˜๐™๐™ž๐™š๐™ซ๐™š ๐™Ÿ๐™ช๐™จ๐™ฉ ๐™–๐™—๐™ค๐™ช๐™ฉ ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™ฎ๐™ฉ๐™๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™ฌ๐™š ๐™จ๐™š๐™ฉ ๐™ค๐™ช๐™ง ๐™ข๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™™๐™จ ๐™ฉ๐™ค."

Ramli bin Ibrahim

Malaysia's Living Heritage, Chairman of Sutra Foundation
Datuk Ramli bin Ibrahim is an accomplished ballet, modern and Indian classical dancer. He is also the artistic director of Sutra Dance Theater and chairman of Sutra Foundation. Datuk Ramli has set stages on fire, holding the audience spellbound with his performance, from Konarak and Khajuraho to Paris and New York. He is known for single-handedly establishing Odissi as a recognisable and well-appreciated dance form in Malaysia, along with creating a uniquely Malaysian interpretation of this ancient tradition. Thanks to his burning desire and passion in arts and culture, he is recognised internationally as a cultural icon and a strong force in the art world, as evidenced by the numerous awards bestowed upon him.

Saunthari Somasundaram

President of National Cancer Society Malaysia
She is the President of National Cancer Society Malaysia (NCSM) - Malaysia's very first cancer NGO which also hosted the World Cancer Congress (WCC) in 2018. Since 2016, she has been a board member of - Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) - International Cancer Information Service Group (ICISG) - ASEAN Non-Communicable Disease Alliance With over 20 years of experience in cancer control, she advocates for the awareness, prevention, early detection and survivorship of cancer.

Sujauddin Karimuddin

Former Rohingya refugee, Founder and Director of Elom Initiatives
He is a former Rohingya refugee, now Australian citizen who is devoted to help the refugee community to strive for a better life. This had led him to become the founder and director of Elom Initiatives and Elom Community Center. Elom Initiatives is a refugee community-based organisation that aims to support the refugee community in Malaysia. Elom envisions a society where refugees' basic human rights will be recognized and enforced, by empowering refugees to become productive members of the hosting society. Fun fact, "Elom" translates to "knowledge & education" in the Rohingya language. Building on the adage "knowledge is power", all Elom Initiatives' projects have a learning element in which participants have the opportunity to improve their knowledge with respect to a specific skill or issue.

Sumitra Visvanathan

Executive Director of Women's Aid Organisation
She is the Executive Director of Women's Aid Organisation (WAO) and has previously worked with the UN's Refugee Agency (UNHCR). In her time with UNHCR, she led teams to protect refugees across the globe, with her last duty station being at Baghdad, Iraq. After spending most of her life in UNHCR, she decided to return to Malaysia. She then received the opportunity to lead WAO. It was an irresistible and a life-long dream of hers to be able to create an impact in Malaysia. However, shifting from refugee protection expertise to gender equality was a surprisingly tough learning curve. She learnt that she had to reflect and work on her inner-self, addressing and re-framing own biases and self-limiting ideas. This had to happen along with developing fresh strategies, building and leading an enhanced team of feminist activists in order for Malaysia to be a better country for women and girls.

Organizing team

Rong Jun

Penang, Malaysia

Han Guan

  • Winson Cheok