Cognitio Perspectives

Cognitio Perspectives

[Perspectives] Bust Stress with Practical Tips in Everyday Life

Bust Stress with Practical Tips in Everyday Life 17 April 2018 RC4Wellness, a RC4 Cognitio Pod that looks into engaging the residents with different aspects of wellness, invited Mr. Khoo Yi Feng to share with the residents on how to bust stress with practical tips in everyday life. It is especially useful when it is…

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[Perspectives] Social Challenges in Singapore: Empowering Youths to Take Ownership

Social Challenges in Singapore: Empowering Youths to Take Ownership 3rd April 2018, 7.30pm-9.00pm   On 3 April 2018, Mr. Desmond Lee, Minister for Social and Family Development and Second Minister for Ministry of National Development, visited RC4 to have a closed-door intellectual discourse with RC4 students and fellows. Participants had a lively and interactive session with…

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[Perspectives] Feeding People through Rescued Food

Feeding People through Rescued Food 13th March 2018 In 2017, Mr. Daniel Tay, Hero of Happiness, Freegan in Singapore, spent just $8 on food. It began with a simple experiment to ask his neighbors for their leftover food. Eventually, his journey of exploring food wastage in Singapore started, which revealed tons of food wastage every…

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[Perspectives] Purposeful Living: Finding Meaning in Life

Purposeful Living: Finding Meaning in Life 6th February 2018 “My main purpose in life is to do everything on purpose.” – Efrat Cybulkeiewicz. Who am I and why am I here? That’s an existential question that must have crossed your mind. Beyond the endless cycle of activities – sunrise and sunset – there must be…

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[Perspectives] A Smart Nation Singapore in the Making: Progress and Challenges

A Smart Nation Singapore in the Making: Progress and Challenges 10th October 2017, 6.30pm-9.30pm, Ngee Ann Kongsi Auditorium It was a night of invigorating discussion when Dr Janil Puthucheary, Senior Minister of State for the Ministry of Education & Ministry of Communications and Information graced our RC4 Perspectives, a Cognitio event. The issues debated upon…

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[Perspectives] Prof Peter Felten’s Visit to RC4

Peter Felten is assistant provost for teaching and learning, executive director of the Center for Engaged Learning, and professor of history. His recent publications include the co‐authored books Transforming Students: Fulfilling the Promise of Higher Education (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2014) and Engaging Students as Partners in Learning and Teaching (Jossey‐Bass, 2014). From 2010‐2011, he served as president of…

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[Perspectives] Project StarFish – The Dignity of Pain

Barry and Philip met in 1988, when Barry was remanded for drug offences and Philip was an Officer in the Singapore Armed Forces. Their friendship was built on mutual respect through correspondence through letters. Through the years, both men realised the importance of not giving up – on themselves and others. Upon Barry’s release in 2016, the 2 men endeavoured to launch “Project StarFish” which will serve to address the problem of emotional and mental pain experienced by prisoners behind literal and emotional bars and that pain can be healed with undeserved and unreserved dignity and respect. Both the men serve as advisors of this project through which they invite and train volunteers to bring back the forgotten art of penmanship by writing letters. Letters are written to impart respect and dignity to those in pain.

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