Sunday, October 1, 2017

Run For Water 2017 - Free Slots for Members

We have 25 free registrations available for the 6km SPAN Fun Run on 12 Nov 2017.

Email your full name as per NRIC, NRIC No., Mobile No., Tee-Shirt size.

Hurry! Closing date for UMAA members to register is 6 October 2017. Spots are on a first come first serve basis.

Not a UMAA member? Sign up now as member to run!

Event details can be found on this link.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

2017 Annual Dinner & Panel Discussion 9th September Hilton KL

Thank you all who joined us at Kuala Lumpur's Hilton Hotel on the evening of the 9th September 2017. To those who could not join us, we missed you and you missed a wonderful evening.

See this link for photos! And the press report of the panel discussion here.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Draw for Tickets to UMAA Malaysia Annual Dinner 2017

Due to the generosity of our sponsors, Eco Ardence Sdn Bhd (member of Eco World Development Group) and Trinity College Foundation Studies, UMAA Malaysia is delighted to announce that 10 complimentary tickets to the Annual Dinner are being offered to the 2016 and mid-2017 Malaysian graduates of the University of Melbourne.

To qualify for the draw for the complimentary tickets, kindly e-mail the following details to by 5pm Malaysian time on 21 August 2017.

Details required:
Full name (per IC):
Date of Birth:
Name of employer:
Mobile number:
Personal email address:
Year of graduation:

The results will be posted on:

Act promptly to enjoy this generous gesture by our sponsors!

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Alumni Bursary for Malaysian Students at University of Melbourne (apply by 10 Sep)

Dear Malaysian Students at the University of Melbourne,

About the Alumni Bursary for Malaysian Students at the University of Melbourne

The University of Melbourne Alumni Association Malaysia is pleased to announce a bursary for Malaysian students studying at the University of Melbourne. This financial aid is made possible by the generous donations of senior University of Melbourne Alumni Association Malaysia members who only wish to give back to the community and lend a hand to Malaysian students studying at our alma mater who are in need.

The bursary is in the form of a cash amount of AU$2,500.00 awarded directly to the Malaysian student. There are no terms of repayment or conditions attached to the bursary; it is intended to alleviate the financial burden of Malaysian students in need.

Interested applicants should submit their applications before 10 September 2017 and ensure that they meet the following criteria for Eligibility:
  1. Must be a Malaysian citizen currently pursuing undergraduate or postgraduate studies at the University of Melbourne on a full fee basis
  2. Have undergone at least one semester i.e. first semester students are not eligible to apply
  3. Achieved a minimum of a pass for all subjects under study
  4. Currently holding a part-time job in compliance with Australian immigration and employment regulations
  5. Not a beneficiary of other scholarships or bursaries
There is a limited amount to the bursary, and applications are encouraged to be made soonest possible. Incomplete application forms will not be considered.

The applications will be reviewed by a panel of respected senior alumni. Where applicable, the applicant may be interviewed via Skype or other methods of communication. Successful applicants will be notified by the University of Melbourne Alumni Association Malaysia via email ( The decision of the award of the bursary by the University of Melbourne Alumni Association Malaysia is final.

Deadline: Apply as soon as possible and no later than 10 September 2017.

Please download the form here.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

First Friday August 2017 - 4th August 2017

1st Friday Drinks will be on this coming August.

Details are as follows:

Date : Friday 4th August 2017
Venue: Jarrod and Rawlins
63, Jalan Bangkung, Taman Bandaraya, 59100 Bangsar, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Time : 7.45pm onwards
Mode of payment: Pay your own (PYO)

Please confirm your attendance to William Lee (017-363 2168), Fong You (012-307 6193) or via email to

Please also note that there will no First Friday event for September.

Alumni Dinner & Discussion: Healthy Future Cities - 9th September 2017

The University of Melbourne is coming to Kuala Lumpur and we'd love to see you there!

Hosted in partnership with the University of Melbourne Alumni Association in Malaysia, this event is more than just a catch up with old friends - it is also a unique opportunity to hear from leading Melbourne academics in a panel discussion about 'Healthy Future Cities'.  

Connect with fellow Melbourne alumni, enjoy dinner with the Alumni Association and learn about trends that will transform cities across Asia and beyond. 

Healthy Future Cities 
Cities are struggling as never before to deal with the challenges of rising and relocating populations, inadequate transport and scarcer natural resources. What must be done to ensure our cities have safe and cheap drinking water? How do we provide better transport? And why will sea level rise matter so much? There is hope for major cities, with governments and academics working together to improve living standards. Find out what the future holds with University of Melbourne academics from three very different disciplines exploring the possibilities that lie ahead.
  • Professor Peter Scales, Director of Engagement, School of Engineering and Director of the Particulate Fluids Processing Centre
  • Professor Mark StevensonDirector of the Transport, Health and Urban Design Research Hub and Professor of Urban Transport and Public Health, Melbourne School of Design

Moderated by Nazril "Nash" Idrus (BCom 1996), award-winning entrepreneur and edutainer, as seen on 'The Apprentice Asia'. 

Registration and payment is essential to confirm your booking. Register Now. 
We look forward to seeing you there.  

Hilton Hotel Kuala Lumpur
3 Jalan Stesen Sentral
Kuala Lumpur 50470
Location Map
Super Early Bird: RM80 (by 7 Aug)
Early Bird: RM100 (by 14 Aug)
Standard: RM120 (14 Aug onwards)
Non-alumni: RM200

The Alumni Relations team

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Alumni Seminar on Information and Data Leakage: Threats and Risk Mitigation

UMAA is pleased to invite its members to a session, featuring senior academics from the University of Melbourne, on cyber security that is highly relevant to today's business environment.

Please register your interest by RSVP to this email address at by 13 July 2017 (Thursday). Seats are limited.


Information leakage can have a devastating effect on businesses. Designs, marketing strategies, customer lists, active tender proposals – the loss or leakage of such sensitive information can have huge ramifications if it falls into the wrong hands. Risk mitigation relies heavily on archaic methodologies that lack the ability to identify critical knowledge or ‘know-how’ that drives business performance and do not provide sufficiently broad coverage to capture many critical information assets used in routine business practice.

In this session, our panelists will examine issues surrounding information leakage in the modern work environment, outline strategies to improve security and discuss legal implications of information leakage.

Panelists: Dr. Sean B Maynard, Dr. Atif Ahmad, Adlin Abdul Majid, Bahari Yeow

Date: 25 July 2017 (Tuesday)

Time: 4pm or 630pm (there are 2 available sessions, please indicate your preference)

Venue: Level 6, Menara 1 Dutamas, Solaris Dutamas, No. 1 Jalan Dutamas 1, 50480 Kuala Lumpur

Fee: Complementary - on a first come first serve basis as seats are limited