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Professor Robert K. Kamei
Robert K. Kamei, MD, is Professor, Duke-NUS Medical School and the National University of Singapore, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine. He also holds a tenured faculty position at Duke University, USA.
Xavier Chan is a Final Year Student at the National University of Singapore from the Faculty of Science, majoring in Life Sciences and minoring in Forensic Sciences. He is also the Head Teaching Assistant for the Learning to Learn Better course and a Research Assistant undergoing a study on the readiness of students for online collaboration.
Charles Gullo, is an associate professor of Immunology and a medical education teaching specialist. He has previously worked with Duke/NUS, LKC Medicine and other programs. He has keen interests in helping students master their own learning. He also has expertise in Team Based Learning.
Chng Wei Heng
Wei Heng is a graduate student from the National University of Singapore. He is pursuing his PhD under the Integrative Sciences and Engineering Programme. He is also a teaching assistant for the undergraduate module Strategic Learning: The Science and Practice of Learning (previously known as Learning to Learn Better).
Wei Heng attended the Learning to Learn Better course as a student during its pilot run. He hopes to share learning strategies to other students and guide them to study effectively.
Ng Chia Wee
Ng Chia Wee is a second-year undergraduate from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, majoring in Philosophy, Politics and Economics. He enjoys writing about the major issues facing his generation and contributes his commentaries to CNA and The Straits Times. Writing allows him to think through and make sense of an increasingly messy world, and he hopes that more of his peers would consider doing so too.
I am a Biomedical Engineering major at the National University of Singapore and a resident at the Residential College 4. As an avid learner, my passion for acquiring new knowledge and skills has opened up many opportunities for me throughout my life. I started learning German in secondary school as a third language and continued with it for six years. During these six years, I have been on two exchange programmes for a total of five weeks, staying with local host families in Germany. I went on to teach German at my Alma Mater after graduating from junior college. Picking up a third language kindled my passion for learning, and this passion continues to drive me to explore new opportunities in university.
Yukta Tanvi Mahendran
Yukta Tanvi Mahendran is a second-year undergraduate majoring in Food Science and Technology at the National University of Singapore. As a Food science student, she aims to revolutionize the way people eat healthy. She is very passionate about learning and sharing about food, nutrition, and wellness. She also loves to experiment in the kitchen as it helps her to put certain learnings in class to test. She loves to travel around the world as it gives her diferent perspectives and unique ideas which she can bring back home.
Shi Qiao is a CS student at NUS who spent 6 years of his life studying Japanese and still cannot get a handle on honorifics. He has been attending the Japanese Speech Contest for the past 3 years as a member of the audience. He finds it most unfortunate that watching anime does little to stop one’s language skills from atrophying and is now looking for other avenues to slow the deterioration.
Emily Ng is a current Third-Year undergraduate from the National University of Singapore (NUS)’s Faculty of Arts and Social Science (FASS). She is majoring in Global Studies and Political Science. who focuses her learning specifically on Global Studies, Political Science, China Studies and Asian Studies. An enthusiastic and inquisitive learner, reader, and writer, Emily is very academically motivated and meticulous in her work.
Tan Shi You
Nice to meet you! My name is Shi You and I am pursuing a bachelor's degree in Business Administration with a double specialization in Finance and Business Analytics at the National University of Singapore.