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The Era of Contactless Contact

2020 got off to a tumultuous start.  And that seems an understatement.

Across the globe, there has been anxiety, fear, paranoia and even a sense of helplessness.  Families, businesses, travel, transport, education, worship, work arrangements… and many more areas have been severely impacted. Overnight it seems that the world has changed.  And all because of Covid-19, the Novel Coronavirus that originated from Wuhan, China and has gone viral and “infected” the lives of each and every one of us.

Human connection has been the thread that binds people together.  Human connection helps us build social capital which in turn can enable us to lead happier and more fulfilling lives. However, overnight, we have been told to avoid the crowds, limit our contact to small numbers, avoid physical contact, no handshakes and hugs…  Enter the era of contactless contact.

For now, while we may be avoiding large gatherings and unnecessary social events, it does not mean that we need to become reclusive and anti-social. On the contrary, many of us are now spending more time at home, with our family and loved ones.  This is a plausible silver lining where we, as a society is “forced” to slow down our pace, reflect and review what truly matters at the end of the day.

While Covid-19 has impacted our regular alumni engagement on the social front, we are happy to share that we have lined up a series of exciting online activities and programmes for you via our social and digital media platforms, in the interim.  Do lookout for more alumni news in SUSScribe, Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, Telegram and Emails.  We urge you to participate in some of these interactive sessions that will be coming your way.

At SUSS, we appreciate the time and effort you make to stay connected. We will continue to provide more value to you, as we embark on this journey of lifelong learning, with or without Covid-19. We welcome your ideas too on how you would like us to remain connected and engaged with you.  Send us your suggestions today.

In the meantime, stay safe, keep well, and we will see you soon.

 

 

Evelyn Chong
Director, Office of Student and Alumni Relations

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