Social Impact

We’re Not Talking About E-Waste Enough; and That’s a Problem

Plastic waste has been a widely discussed topic in recent times. But there’s another growing problem that we need to talk about—and that’s e-waste. We speak to SMU Prof Shantanu Bhattacharya to get some sense of why this is a problem that deserves much more awareness.
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Not Just Clearing Hours: Lessons from Inspirar

SMU undergraduate Elizabeth Quek shares her experience since joining Project Inspirar in her freshman year and how she’s gained so much more beyond just clearing community service hours.
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Rice to the Occasion: David Chen

Meet David Chen, 35, COO and co-founder of Golden Sunland, a rice company he co-founded in 2016 with Peng Jingkai, 37. When it comes to rice, David is in familiar territory but it is also his calling and passion.
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Breaking Down Barriers With Cai Yinzhou

Everyone has the ability to effect positive changes on society if we can first open our eyes to the reality that social barriers are omnipresent. And no one exemplifies this better than SMU Masters student Cai Yinzhou.
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Biking for a Cause with Project Bike4Change

For many of us, a spin on the bike is a great way to keep healthy. But for others, it could make the difference between staying in school or dropping out. SMU undergraduate Joel Tang shares how Project Bike4Change is "Changing Lives, Two Wheels at a Time".
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My SMU Accountancy Freshman Year: Stanley Low

After 2 years serving national service, having to adjust to a brand new school environment can be quite a daunting task. SMU accountancy freshman Stanley Low shares tips based on his personal experience.
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