University Women's Association (Singapore)


Committed to improving women's contributions to benefit society, particularly through education.



UWAS Going Forward under our new president - Irene Boey

Irene Boey

Irene Boey thanked members at the recent AGM for placing faith and trust in her to be their tenth President. She highlighted UWAS' commitment to improving the status of women and girls through the promotion of lifelong education. In addition, she emphasised that in line with UWAS' mission, our members should use their expertise to effect change. As such, UWAS is currently involved in events and activities that will lead to its goals and she will initiate new ground breaking activities that would help UWAS to fulfill its two-fold mission. Irene stressed the need and encourage UWAS members to participate in the various programmes that UWAS will be embarking during her 2014-2016 term.

Recently Irene was invited by APEC to speak at their Beijing WEF event and was interviewed by China Women's News on 23 May 2014. To understand her views as shared with the reporter, please click here for the article.

As Irene will be launching our new community project soon, she would like to encourage those of you who feel the same way to find out more about UWAS, its objectives and its current programmes and to seriously consider joining us as members and work towards helping more women improve their status in life through lifelong education and training.

Message from our president - Irene Boey

18 September 2014

Dear UWAS members,

Thank you for placing your faith and trust in me to be your tenth President. I would like to thank you for your support in maintaining your membership with UWAS all these years. I am also appealing to you to show your support through funding as well as volunteering in our many diverse projects.

Members like yourself joined UWAS because your interests are closely aligned to UWAS's main mission to utilise the expertise of its graduate women members to improve the lives of women and girls in the region through education and training. Many of you have already reached the stage in life that Maslow referred to as self-actualisation. You desire to take part in meaningful projects rather than social events.

As we approach UWAS' 20 anniversary, I would like to reach out to all our UWAS members to appeal for your help as volunteers in our many community programmes. Your commitment, however small or large and in whatever capacity, can help UWAS to carry out its mission of training females (and also males).

Currently UWAS is heavily involved in eight medium to long term projects ranging from courses taught at both the male and female prisons, basic IT literacy courses for seniors and housewives, as well as courses for children and teenagers. We desperately need your help and expertise in teaching, writing and assisting, to enable these courses to continue to be effective or by helping to raise funds and sponsorship to ensure sustainability of projects.

I have provided a brief description of our projects on the next page. Please read what UWAS is working on and consider how best you can be involved - we truly need your support to continue to effectively fulfill our mission.

Please let me know should you need clarification. If you have any suggestions, comments or new ideas, please let me know. I can be contacted via email at I look forward to hearing from you and working with you to fulfill our mission.

Yours Sincerely,

Irene Boey

President, UWAS 2014-2016



HOT Events

2 Days, 1-Night Stay Desaru + Malacca Trip

Date of event: 2 July, 2016, Saturday to 3 July 2016, Sunday (Starts at 6.45am 2 July)


Adult's Rate: $160(member), $180(non-member)
Child's Rate: $140(with bed), $120(no bed) Note: fees payable on day of event after registration has been accepted.

Important note: Application to be submitted by 20 June 2016.

Reply to email: or call Casey at 93860136 for clarifications

Cross borders beneath lukewarm rays of the morning sun, and fuel up for the day's adventure with a hearty breakfast at a local coffee shop. Head to the tour's first stop, the Desaru Fruit Farm. Stroll through the mini zoo and fragrant orchards of the Desaru Fruit Farm and sit down to durian feast accompanied by local fruit, fried Bee Hoon, and chicken curry.

At Malacca, enjoy the Authentic Nonya Food and stroll down to Jonker Street for the local Pasar Malam. After having a delicate dinner, take a short distance walk to the small port and enjoy a breezing cruise along the fun lighting Malacca River.

We are checking into Swiss Residence Hotel, the tallest hotel in Malacca. Overlooking the historical Melaka River and offer direct access to the The Shore Shopping Mall and Shore Oceanarium Complex.

Next morning, tour around Malacca with a trishaw ride (at own expense), then head towards a local restaurant for a sumptuous lunch. After saying 'Goodbye' to Malacca, we are going back to JB. Stop at Pandan Wholesale Market to purchase your delight and local fruits, then proceed to Sentosa for your favourite 'Herbal Chicken'.

Details of Itinerary and Application will be sent to UWAS members via email.

Publications 2014-16:Sylvia Yang Bin


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