School of Education, Beaconhouse National University organized a talk by Dr. Tariq Rahman on Wednesday, November 26, 2014 under its Distinguished Lecture Series. The topic of his talk was "What was Jinnah's Pakistan? And what did we do to it?."
In his talk, Dr. Tariq Rahman highlighted the Jinnah’s vision for Pakistan through the excerpts of his speeches and letters. He discussed how our policy makers, political leaders and we as a nation have distorted that image over the years. He pointed at some of the policies that have harmed our country much more than the alleged inefficiency of our rulers. He also talked about some historical events that have resulted in the distortion of Jinnah’s vision of Pakistan. The talk was attended by students, faculty and staff of BNU. Vice Chancellor Mr. Shahid Hafiz Kardar was the chief guest on the occasion.
School of Education, Beaconhouse National University, under the auspices of Center for Research and Security Studies (CRSS), organized a seminar featuring distinguished international scholars; Dr. Anne Aly from Australia and Mr. Shahab Enam Khan from Bangladesh. The seminar was held on October 23, 2014. The session was chaired by Dr. Mehdi Hassan who is the Dean School of Media and Mass Communication (SMC) at the Beaconhouse National University. The Registrar Ms. Farzana Shahid welcomed the guests on behalf of the institution and the Vice Chancellor BNU, Mr. Shahid Hafiz Kardar.
The Inaugural Ceremony of BNU Plan 9 Entrepreneurial Society was held on 28th of October, 2014 at BNU Tarogil Campus. The ceremony was graced by Vice Chancellor BNU, Mr. Shahid Hafiz Kardar; Dean School of Computer and Information Technology (SCIT), Dr. Khaver Zia; Dean Mariam Dawood School of Visual Arts and Design, Prof. Salima Hashmi; and Registrar BNU, Mrs. Farzana Shahid. Mr. Nabeel A. Qadeer, Joint Director (Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development) at Plan9 and Mr. Uzair Shahid, Programme Manager at Plan9 were also present on the occasion. Professor Zubair Anwar from SCIT was the stage secretary for the event. The ceremony was attended by a large number of BNU students, faculty and staff.
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.