Skyline University College’s Debate Club organized the 18th Crossfire Inter-University Debate Competition on February 26, 2019, with the goal of honing the public-speaking skills of the students and developing their confidence to engage in intellectual interactions.
Ten teams from the universities from across the UAE debated on the topic of tech companies having the right to censor media content. The team from Amity University Dubai was declared the overall winner.
OVERALL WINNING TEAM
Amity University Dubai
Hani Jamal and Safa Mansouri
Best Speaker for the Motion
1st Place - Olivia Bray, New York University, Abu Dhabi
2nd Place – Hani Jamal, Amity University, Dubai
Best Speaker against the Motion
1st Place - Safa Mansouri, Amity University, Dubai
2nd Place – Zeeshan Masood Nabi, Abu Dhabi University
Skyline Startup Conclave is an initiative from Skyline University to create a platform for students to interact with startup partners, entrepreneurs, and venture capitalists to learn the process and intricacies of converting new innovative business ideas into profitable startups.
The first edition of Skyline Startup Conclave was held on February 19, 2019. There was an exhibition and panel discussion with Ms. Claire Vincent and Mr. Akshay Arora as the panelists and they shared their experiences and insights with the students. They were joined by faculty members, Dr. Sakthivel A.M, Dr. Ramakrishna Yanamandra. Dr. Kakul Agha served as the panel moderator.
This conclave will be held regularly in order to provide continuous interaction and initiative to generate and nurture entrepreneurial spirit in Skyline students. Eventually, Skyline Startup Conclave will ensure that students’ potential business ideas will become profitable startups under the Skyline umbrella.
SUC alumni from different batches starting from 1995 onwards gathered at Skyline Campus on February 23, 2019 to reconnect. SUC prepared various fun activities and let them take a trip down memory lane over a sumptuous dinner.
The alumni are now key decision-makers in various organizations under different sectors including IT, Travel and Tourism, Finance, Retail, and Entertainment, among others. During dinner, they shared valuable international perspectives and talked about how SUC helped them achieve their career goals after obtaining their degree. The homecoming also renewed the alumni’s lifelong connection to Skyline University College.
As part of its initiative to support SUC employees in reaching their 45 Days Road to Fitness goal, the Human Resource Department invited Ms. Elvie Ochoa to give a talk on how to eat more, but weigh less. Ms. Ochoa holds a Nutritional Consultancy degree from Total School of Nutrition, Alberta, Canada.
Ms. Ochoa emphasized that there is no need to deprive yourself of food. The key is limiting the intake of high-calorie food that causes one to gain weight and focusing on fiber-rich food like vegetables and fruits instead.
“If great things can’t be done, we can still do small things with great love.”
The employees of Skyline University College organized the 3rd community outreach program in POLO OWWA (Philippine Overseas Labor Office - Overseas Workers Welfare Administration) in Dubai last February 15, 2019. The objective of the program is to help the victims of human trafficking.
SUC staff prepared food and organized games to bring happiness to the victims and take their mind off their problems. In relation to the signed MoU for International Collaboration between Skyline and Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Colleges (RMMC), RMMC International Alumni Association also supported the outreach program.
To give every club member an opportunity to practice their presentation skills in front of a group, a Toastmasters meeting is organized regularly at SUC. Last week, the club members met and gave speeches on the topic of Cultural Diversity. The club meeting was observed and mentored by Toastmaster Amjad Ali, Area Director at Toastmasters International.
For more information on meetings and Toastmasters, please contact Ms. Nadine on Nadine.email@example.com.
The 20th Skyline Cup Cricket is ongoing. In today’s thrilling cricket match, Skyline defeated Gulf Medical University Ajman by 112 runs. SUC is moving on to the cricket semi-finals on February 19, 2019.
SUC Cricket Team, we know you have the ability and focus. Keep on moving forward with determination. We wish you the best of luck!
This Valentine’s Day, SUC faculty and staff enjoyed an activity that is good for the heart – the Happy Heart’s Day Relay, which was prepared by the Human Resource Department as part of the 45 Days Road to Fitness: The Biggest Loser edition.
The goal was to collect the most number of hearts at the shortest possible time. The employees had fun in relay races involving sack race and hula hoop.
To encourage the culture of innovation in the university, Skyline University College participates in the week-long activities to celebrate the UAE Innovation Month. Several local and federal government entities and universities have join the exhibition at the University City Hall, Sharjah, to feature ground-breaking concepts and works.
Skyline features the innovative project of its student Ms. Sidra Naeem. Ms. Sidra’s concept is the EPI TRACK, a smart health care watch with sensors along with a mobile application. The sensors installed in it will send an alert to the family members whenever a patient might have an epileptic attack. On the first day of the exhibit, Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed bin Sultan Al Qasimi, the Crown Prince and Deputy Ruler of Sharjah and Chairman of the Sharjah Executive Council, visited the SUC stand and commended this innovative project.
SUC’s mission is to deliver Innovative, Enterprising, and Techno-Creative Education. To accomplish this mission, it gives full support to aspiring entrepreneurs like Ms. Sidra. Apart from this, it established the Skyline Entrepreneurship and Innovation Club (SEIC) Centre, which encourages budding entrepreneurs with business strategies and improve their skills in all aspects of business under the full supervision and guidance of SUC faculty members and experts from the industry.
Visit the SUC stand at University City Hall, Sharjah, and feel free to ask questions to our faculty members and students who will be there until February 14, 2019.
Skyline University College Library department and American University in the Emirates Library department signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on February 12, 2019, in the premises of American University in the Emirates to establish cooperation in research, education, and culture between educators and students in the United Arab Emirates. This MoU was initiated by the Library Departments of both universities.
Mr. Sheik Maideen, Head of SUC’s Library Department and Mr. Elangovan Alagumalai, Manager of AUE’s Library, signed on behalf of their respective university libraries.