University of Malaya Environmental Secretariat (UMCARES)


on 21 Apr, 01:05

Earth Day Celebration

Earth Day is an annual event, celebrated on April 22, on which events are held worldwide to demonstrate support for environmental protection. It was first celebrated in 1970, and is now coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network, and celebrated in more than 192 countries each year.

UMCARES wish to invite all members of the UM community and your loved ones to participate in the UM Earth Day Celebration 2014!!!

The activities are listed as below:

EVENT 1 : Earth Day Run 2014 (20 April 2014 : Sunday)

Organizer : KL International Jazz 2014

Venue : UM Arena

Time : 6.00 am – 11.00 am


For more info:
You can enjoy the tree planting activities after the run.

EVENT 2 : Technical Talk On ” River of Life ( RoL ) – Urban Rejunevation for Sustainable Development” (20 April 2014 : Sunday)

Organizer : UMCARES Zero Waste Campaign & Water Warriors

Venue : Lecture Hall, Moot Room, Faculty of Law, UM

Time : 8.30 am – 12.00 noon

Open registration on that day.


In conjunction with the global celebration of Earth Day on 22 April 2014, UMCARES is organizing a technical talk on ” River of Life (RoL) – Urban Rejunevation for Sustainable Development ” to promote environmental and sustainability awareness of our rivers, and demonstrate support for environmental protection amongst our UM staffs and students

EVENT 3 : Wildlife Photograph Exhibition (21 April 2014 : Monday)

Organizer : UMCARES Rimba Team.

Venue : Library UM

Time : 8.30 am – 5.30 pm (1 week)

Date : 21 April 2014 – 27 April 2014


Wildlife and plants photograph exhibition. The collection of animals and plants in UM areas. Interesting event to identify species of plants and animals in our campus. Person in-charge: Benjamin (012 317 7647).

EVENT 4 : UM Earth Day (22 April 2014 : Tuesday)

a) Bird Watching:

Organizer : UMCARES Water Warriors UM

Venue : Rimba Ilmu

Time : 7.00 am – 9.00 am

Registration : Affan Nasaruddin (012 207 2354)


Enjoy counting birds and knowing the bird’s diversity in UM varsity lake area. Relax and casual mode.

b) UM Zero Waste Campaign Open Day:

Organizer : UMCARES Zero Waste Campaign

Venue : Library UM

Time : 9.00 am – 5.00 pm

Registration : Jaron Keng (013 931 5593)


Recycle your e-waste, used bunting/banners and used cloths! Enjoy photo contest and visit our Zero Waste Campaign Centre.

c) Rimba Ilmu Session with Timberland:

Organizer: UMCARES RIMBA, UMCARES Water Warriors and Timberland.

Venue : Rimba Ilmu, UM

Time : 9.00 am – 5.00 pm

Registration : Benjamin (012 317 7647)

9.00 am – 10.00 am:

Introduction and “wake up” session. Environmental Video Screening.

10.00 am – 11.00 am:

Briefing and group formation by Benjamin Ong (RIMBA)

11.00 am – 1.00 pm:

Water Monitoring Session by Affan Nasaruddin (Water Warriors)

– Water sampling at Varsity Lake area. Defining the water quality of Varsity Lake and learn the application of Water Monitoring Kit.

Venue : Varsity Lake

2.00 pm – 4.30 pm:

Tree Harvesting Session

– Finding seedlings in Rimba ilmu, keep them in nursery and learn how to care the trees.

2.00 pm – 4.30 pm:

Plant Specimen Collection

– Sampling the plant specimen in Rimba Ilmu and learn about plant system.

For Rimba Ilmu session, you can do online registration via this link:

d) Nature Night Walk and Frogging Session:


Venue : Stream Of Life, Faculty of Science UM

Time : 8.00 pm – 10.00 pm

Registration : Benjamin (012 317 7647)


Have a nice night walk in our own Rimba Ilmu. Catch frogs, identify the species and know the function of frogs in the ecosystem.

e) UM Sustainable Development Solutions Network (UM SDSN) Sustainability Solutions Dialogue (S2D) Series.

Time : 9.00 am – 1.00 pm

Venue : Seminar Room 1, Level 1, RMIC Building.


– Dialogue Session

– Sustainable group presentations

– Networking

EVENT 5: Eco Leadership Workshop (26 April 2014 : Saturday)

Organizer: Eco Warrior, Matthias Gelber

Environmental Icon (Speaker), Mr. Matthias Gelber.

Time : 8.30 am – 5.30 pm

Venue : Lecture Hall C, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, UM.


Access to a free 8 hours online course “21 Principles of 21st Century Leadership” as well as a network of committed environmentalist.

Registration Free Of Charge via the link below:

Join us!


on 12 Nov, 17:10

Environmental Law Seminar on Current Southeast Asia Forestry And Mining Issues, Malaysia

Environmental Law Seminar on Current Southeast Asia Forestry And Mining Issues, Malaysia
Past Event

Dear all,

Faculty of Law University of Malaya in collaboration with Konrad Adenauer Stiftung are please to invite you to a seminar on environmental law. Details of the seminar are as follows:

Date: 27 – 29 November 2013
Title: Current Southeast Asia Forestry and Mining Issues, Malaysia.
Venue: Hilton Petaling Jaya
Fee: Free of charge

We would appreciate if you and those interested could confirm attendance by contacting Dr Wardah at 019-3831020 or email:, the latest by 15 November 2013 (Friday) as we would like to finalise the invitation list.

Attached, please find the tentative programme schedule for your reference.

Download (PDF, 132KB)

Thank you for your kind co-operation and we look forward to having you and your colleagues at our seminar.

Kind regards,

Dr Nadhratul Wardah Salman
Faculty of Law
University of Malaya
50603 Kuala Lumpur
College Master
Ungku Aziz Residential College
University of Malaya
50603 Kuala Lumpur



on 28 Oct, 16:08

Community Engagement Sharing Session

Community Engagement Sharing Session
Past Event

Community Engagement Sharing Session

By the University of Malaya Community and Industry Engagement Centre (CitRa), the UM Environmental Secretariat (UMCARES) & the Universities and Councils Network on Innovations for Inclusive Development (UNIIDSEA)

27 Nov 2013

This sharing session will present the community engagement work of University of Malaya (UM) researchers, students and staff to those who are keen to learn from this work, or to industry members who might be keen to support or sponsor such work. Another unique aspect ofthis session is that the voice of the local community will be heard through community representatives who will also share their experience interacting with UM members and how they or their community have evolved as a result of that work. This programme will be of interest to industry members, CSR agencies or consultancies, funding organisations, relevant government agencies and UM Alumni members.

The session is open to all at no cost, but we request that you register with us before 15 Nov 2013 so that there is adequate food for all (and no wastage thereafter). Vegetarian options will be available. The session will be held at the Research Management and Innovation Complex Seminar Rooms (ground floor). For more information on the sharing session, please call the UMCARES office at 79676769 or Hafizudin Ishak at 22463353. Registered participants will be sent a map and directions to the venue by 22nd Nov 2013. The sharing session programme is as follows:

Sharing Session Programme (open to all)

9 am Registration and Morning Tea
9.30 Welcome
9.40 UM Community Engagement Projects (6 Presentatíons)
11.40 Q&A
12 noon Lunch
1.30 pm The Local Community Experience (4 Presentatíons)
2.50 FORUM – What do local communities really want?
3.15 Tea Break
3.30 Industry Views -What potential sponsors and collaborators are looking for together to assist and transform local communities?
4.30 FORUM – HowI can the university and the industry come
4.50 Closing

Please register your interest before 15 Nov 2013 in the workshop by faxing or emailing the attached form to Serina Rahman at or (fax) 22463377. Thank you.

Download (PDF, 247KB)

Download (PDF, 430KB)

on 10 Jul, 15:24

Innovation for Inclusive Development (IID) Knowledge Sharing Session on “Approaches in Participatory Research”

The Department of Science & Technology, Faculty of Science and MENGO (Malaysian Environmental NGOs) will be organising a half day  on Wednesday, 17th of July 2013. The event is supported by UM Sustainability Science Cluster and UM Environmental Secretariat (UMCARES), and funded by the Universities and Council Network in Innovation for Inclusive Development (UNIID-SEA).

Broadly our collective vision is to promote participatory research approaches that would allow local researchers to be both the ‘investigator’ and ‘agent of change’ in their area of interest, and in doing so, encourage the participation and voices of the marginalised community to be acknowledged and incorporated in the research process. This knowledge sharing session will hopefully encourage local researchers to develop an appreciation of this vision, and provide initial exposure on the different ways in which participatory research has and can be implemented on the ground.

Please help us share this flier as attached and if you should have any inquiries or would like to register, please refer to Awang Muzaiddin at



on 27 Jun, 03:34

International Conference on Waste Management and Environment 2013

International Conference on Waste Management and Environment 2013
Past Event

University of Malaya in collaboration with the Ministry of Housing and Local Government, Malaysia, Malaysian Society of Waste Management and Environment (MSWME), and Society of Solid Waste Management Expert in Asia and the Pacific Islands (SWAPI) is organizing the International Conference on Waste Management and Environment 2013:

Date : 26th and 27th August 2013
Venue : University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur.

The aim of the conference is to share knowledge, experience, and collaboration in the field of waste management and environment. Please find attached the first announcement of the conference for your kind perusal. Also, please feel free to forward it to your contacts.

For more information:, E-mail: / mail


ICWME flyers -1

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