The students of Razia Hassan School of Architecture (SA) participated at the jamboree awards held in May 2014. The student jamboree was inspired from the theme of IAPEX 14 (Lahore Transforming into a Mega City) and aimed at learning from the experiences of old settlements with in our towns and cities. The participants explored and investigated old settlements with in their towns and cities and prepared presentations which could be helpful in terms of dealing with issues of an evolving mega city.
Dr. Fariha Tariq, Assistant Professor at Razia Hassan School of Architecture (SA), BNU presented a HEC sponsored paper, "Provision of Participatory Shelter Facilities in Adverse Environments: A case study of Lahore, Pakistan" at Disaster Mitigation, Preparedness, Response and Sustainable Reconstruction Conference held at University of Massachusetts Boston, USA on 8-9 May, 2014. She also presented a poster presentation on the topic "Creating Inclusive Slum Design Through Architecture Intervention" at EDRA45 Building with Change, a conference organized by environmental design research association in New Orleans, USA from 28-30 May, 2014.
The naming ceremony of the Beaconhouse National University’s School of Architecture was held on April 13, 2014 at BNU Tarogil Campus. The School of Architecture has been named after the late mother of Dr. Parvez Hassan, who is a renowned lawyer, environmentalist and philanthropist. He is a member of the Board of Directors, Beaconhouse National University Foundation and the Board of Governors, BNU.
Mr. Imran Khan, Founding Chairman, Board of Governors of Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre, Chancellor of University of Bradford, Founder Namal College Mianwali, Former Captain of Pakistan Cricket Team, a Sitting Parliamentarian and the Chairman, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, graced the ceremony as the Chief Guest.
Dr. Ruhi Khalid, Director, Institute of Psychology at Beaconhouse National University chaired the scientific session at International Conference on Educational Psychology arranged by National Institute of Psychology, Quaid-i- Azam University, Islamabad on 13th November, 2014. The theme of the session was “Students and School Environment “and included research papers from eminent universities all over Pakistan. The conference was attended by leading psychologists, educationists, researchers and students from all over the world.
Dr. Ruhi Khalid, Director IP and Dr. Farhat Nadeem, Assistant Professor IP have presented a research paper at the 5th International Conference on Educational Psychology, 2014 held at National Institute of Psychology, Islamabad on 13th November, 2014. The title of the paper was “Factors Contributing to Good Grades in Schools”. Ms. Amna Affan Butt and Ms. Abia Nazim from Institute of Psychology, Beaconhouse National University, have presented two research posters at the 5th conference.
Director Institute of Psychology, Beaconhouse National University, Dr. Ruhi Khalid has presented a research paper at the British Psychological Society Conference 2014 held in Windsor, United Kingdom. Her paper was based on the topic of “Gender as Disability” and she presented it along with Ms. Ishba Khan, a student of M. Phil at the Institute of Psychology.
Mariam Dawood School of Visual Arts and Design (SVAD), Beaconhouse National University becomes the first Art Institute in Asia to have three of its graduates selected for the 5th Fukuoka Asian Art Triennale, Japan. Haider Ali Jan (Batch 2008), Mehreen Murtaza (Batch 2008) and Pradeep K. Thallawatta (Batch 2007) will be showcasing their work at the international contemporary art exhibition which is held every three years.
A 3rd year Fine Arts students at Mariam Dawood School of Visual Art and Design (SVAD), Samiha Fozi Khan has won the first prize at the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) Videography Contest. Her documentary; “Kot Kar” (beaten) was declared the best among 60 films submitted from across the country in the Women’s Rights category.
Dr. Ummad Mazhar, HoD Economics presented his research paper at the National Conference on Emerging Trends in Governance and Management in Pakistan.