Category: Life After Raffles

International Women’s Day Edition: The ’80s—Mrs. Josephine Teo

This is 1 of the 11 interview features as part of our International Women’s Day Special Edition.

By Shaun Loh (21A01A) 

RJC alumnus Minister of Manpower (MOM) Josephine Teo is the third woman to be made a full minister in Singapore’s history after Lim Hwee Hua and Grace Fu. I spoke to MOM Mrs. Teo on her time in Raffles, her opinions on gender-related issues in our corporate landscape today and words of advice for younger women aspiring towards leadership. 

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Raffles Press: International Women’s Day Edition

By Raffles Press

This is a preview for our full International Women’s Day Special Edition.

Dear friends, teachers and alumni, 

Happy International Women’s Month! In light of International Women’s Day (IWD), Raffles Press has compiled a publication to commemorate the many ex-Rafflesian women who have carved out their own domains of success. This is a simple catalogue that aims to bring the voices of different women to the forefront, together with their ideas, motivations and visions. 

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Interview Feature: Alyssa Marie Loo, 2020 President’s Scholar

By Shaun Loh (21A01A), Noelle Leow (21A01B) and Samyak Jain (21S03A)
Photos courtesy of Michael Chow 

The President’s Scholarship is awarded to students who have ‘gone beyond excellence in academic pursuits and co-curricular activities to distinguish themselves’, and who have a ‘strong ethos in public service’. We conducted an interview with this year’s sole President’s Scholar, Alyssa Marie Loo, batch of 2019. Alyssa is now studying linguistics at Brown University. We also interviewed her Linguistics teacher, Ms Janissa Soh. 

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A Researcher’s Guide: the COVID-19 Vaccine

By Arielle Yeo (21S07B) and Matthew Ethan Ramli (21S03F) 
Cover image by Neo Xin Yuan (21A01D)

In the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, the vaccine is the elixir to life as we know it. Joining Singapore’s efforts to develop it are RJC alums, Dr. Jenny Low (‘92) and Dr. Shirin Kalimuddin (‘99). As clinician-scientists at the Singapore General Hospital (SGH), they are responsible for conducting the clinical trials for the COVID-19 vaccine. Co-developed by Duke-NUS and US-based company, Arcturus Therapeutics, the vaccine has to be tested in an adaptive phase 1/2 clinical trial to ensure both its safety and efficacy. 

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Life after Raffles: Relief Teaching

By Valerie Tan (20A01E) and Coco Liu (20S06L)

This week, Year 6s across the island breathed a sigh of relief. As they put down their pens and closed the booklet of their last ‘A’ Level paper, they were also closing this chapter of their lives. And they might be asking: what next? While some may be looking forward to travelling or simply enjoying their free time, others might be looking into getting a job or an internship. And where else to find one than in their very own school as a teacher?

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