INAUGURAL MTCC ACADEMIC AWARD
ACKNOWLEDGING OUTSTANDING STUDENTS AND PROMOTING ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE
The Malaysian Timber Certification Council (MTCC) launches its inaugural MTCC Academic Award in 2016 to recognise outstanding undergraduate students in forestry-related courses in Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) and Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS).
“The MTCC Academic Award aims to promote academic excellence by acknowledging students who have shown outstanding performance in their specific field of study. Through the MTCC Academic Award, we hope to strengthen our link with the two universities and besides promoting the work of the MTCC, the award will also encourage many more students to take up forestry-related courses and spur them to pursue academic excellence,” said MTCC CEO, Yong Teng Koon.
The award recipients will be determined based on their final year projects that focus on fields related to Sustainable Forest Management, Forest Certification, Natural Resources Management, Environmental Impact Assessment, Forest Plantation Management, Chain-of-Custody Certification, or Timber and Non-Timber Forest Products Utilization.
MTCC will be collaborating with the Faculty of Forestry, UPM and the Faculty of Science and Natural Resources, UMS for its inaugural Academic Award. The award to be conferred by UMS will be known as the Freezailah Forest Sustainability Award, in honour of the founding Chairman of MTCC Dato’ Dr Freezailah Che Yeom, who recently retired after leading the organisation for 17 years.
For more information on this matter, kindly contact Sabrina Wu at MTCC general line 03-21612298 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.