SEGi University’s Associate Professor Won The Ten Outstanding Young Malaysians (TOYM) Award 2018Chen Wan Lim
On the 22nd of December 2018, Associate Professor Dr. Rebecca Wong Shin Yee, Associate Professor in Physiology, Head of Medical Education & Head of Curriculum, Faculty of Medicine, SEGi University, recently won the Ten Outstanding Young Malaysians (TOYM) Award 2018 under the “Academic Leadership & Accomplishment” category.
The awards were organized by Junior Chamber International (JCI) worldwide, a non-profit international non-governmental organization of young people between 18 and 40 years old with members in around 124 countries, and are recognized internationally, as winners in each country are eligible to compete for the Ten Outstanding Young Persons (TOYP) of the World.
“I feel much honored to be selected as the honoree of this award. This award is recognized internationally, as it is organized by Junior Chamber International (JCI) in many countries and the winners from each country are eligible to compete for the Top Outstanding Young Persons of the World. So to me, TOYM is about service to humanity and the community and helping the people around us who are in need. In addition, I have the opportunities to meet outstanding Malaysians from different fields and industries. So the winning of this award also means extending my networking with experts from all over the country.” Shared Dr. Rebecca Wong when she won the award.
“This recognition serves to motivate me to continue my work and passion in the field of medicine and inspire me to contribute to society and community through educating and nurturing future doctors. I would like to encourage all, especially the young people, with the inspirational quote I used in the nomination for the TOYM award: “Never magnify your weakness and underestimate your strength. There are no limitations to realizing your dreams in life, except those that are self-imposed”. Added Dr. Rebecca Wong.
Dr. Rebecca Wong was nominated by the Dean of Faculty of Medicine, SEGi University, Professor Dr. Samiah Yasmin Abdul Kadir. She was nominated and selected as the winner for the Academic Leadership & Accomplishment category based on criteria, such as her challenges, problems, scope and her area of activity; her exceptional achievements and contribution and the extent to which it will benefit the community and the nation; her achievements and contribution that have lived up to the JCI Creed, “that service in humanity is the best work of life”; and her achievements of leadership becoming an inspiration to others.