Event: First iCon Conversation with Dr. Pilar Ramos-Jimenez

Date, Time and Venue: March 7, 2018, 2:30-4:00 PM, Bro. Andrew Gonzalez 20/F Multipurpose Room

South–South Cooperation (SSC) is a phrase used to describe the sharing of resources, technology, and information between developing countries, often referred to as countries of the global South, like Indonesia and the Philippines. The Philippines-Indonesia SSC Program was initiated by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)-Indonesia and UNFPA-Philippines to share and apply good practices in the areas of population, family planning and reproductive health, and gender mainstreaming. Supported by the Commission on Population (POPCOM) of the Philippines, the Department of Health of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM), the National Population and Family Planning Board of Indonesia, and the Ministries of Health and Religious Affairs of Indonesia, the SSC has brought many positive effects and challenges as well as vital lessons in health, especially in family planning and reproductive health, which will be discussed in this iCon conversation. Joining the conversation are Dr. Juan Antonio Perez III, POPCOM Executive Director, and Dr. Vicente Jurlano, UNFPA-Philippines National Program Officer.

iCon conversations are interactive events where University Fellows converge to converse and connect with members of the academic community and the Lasallian family. An iCon conversation begins with a short, light-and-easy talk, followed by an enriching discussion, over coffee, between the iCon speaker(s) and the members of the audience, who are expected to come from various disciplines. To keep the discussion manageable, the audience will be capped at 30 participants. Pre-register by emailing the SUF assistant, Ms. Alma Sabulao, at

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Previous Events

Event: Society of University Fellows' Forum on Higher Education: Educating Gen Z
Date, Time and Venue: October 5, 2017, 1:00-4:00 PM, The Verdure, 4/F Henry Sy Senior Hall

Generation Zers (born after 1995) are said to be the first true digital natives, and several studies suggest that they have certain values, attitudes, and behaviors that are markedly different from those of their older siblings, the Millennials. In this Forum, after a brief Gen Z Situationer, a Panel of Provocateurs will ask questions that will problematize the education of Gen Z, after which anyone in the audience and on stage may share insights, ask further questions, or provide tentative answers, whether from experience or research.

The objective of the Forum is to help the participants determine the most crucial questions that need immediate answers with regard to the education of Gen Z, and to discuss initial answers to some of these crucial questions.

Event:Pearl Anniversary Fellowship Lecture by Dr. Ponciano Intal, Jr., with the Opening Address to be given by Emeritus Professor Peter Drysdale, Order of Australia
Date, Time and Venue: September 22, 2017, 1:00-4:00 PM, Bro. Andrew Gonzalez 20/F Conference Hall

The Society of University Fellows is celebrating its 30th year this AY 2017-2018, and the first event in its yearlong Pearl Anniversary celebration is the Fellowship Lecture of Dr. Ponciano Intal, Jr., who was conferred the title of University Fellow in 2004. He is now with the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA), which is the top economics think tank in ASEAN on the 2016 Global Go To Think Tank Index Report. Giving the Opening Address is Emeritus Professor Peter Drysdale, who received the Officer of the Order of Australia award in 1985. He is Emeritus Professor of Economics of the College of Asia and the Pacific, Australian National University.

Event: AY 2016-2017 Fellowship Lecture by Prof. Susan Gallardo
Date, Time and Venue: June 21, 2017, 8:30-10:00 AM, The Verdure, 4F HSSH

The Society's Fellowship Lecture for AY 2016-2017 was delivered by Prof. Susan Gallardo, University Fellow since AY 2006-2007, on June 21, 2017. Her lecture was titled "Networking and Collaboration for Health and Environmental Research and Innovation." Br. Andrew Gonzalez FSC delivered the Inaugural Fellowship Lecture on March 11, 1994. His lecture was titled "National Language Development and Economic Development."

Event: SUF Meeting with AUN-QA Assessors (Institutional Level)
Date and Time: March 6, 2014, 12:15-1:15 PM and 1:45-3:15 PM

De La Salle University is the second ASEAN university to be assessed at the institutional level under the ASEAN University Network - Quality Assurance framework, after the first assessment at VNU-Hanoi. The assessors met with the University Fellows to further understand DLSU's strategic governance and the role the Society of University Fellows plays in it and in upholding the university's ideals.

Event: SUF Meeting and Dinner with Star Scholars
Date and Time: 7 December 2016, 5:00-7:30 PM

Following a meeting during which the outputs of the recent SUF Workshop on Higher Education in 2030 were discussed, 10 University Fellows had dinner with the Chancellor and 12 AY1617 Star Scholars. This is the first time that such a meeting was held between Star Scholars and their University Fellow mentors. More engagements are planned involving the two groups in the coming trimesters.