Editor's Note

The human spirit may be dampened by circumstances but it has proven time and again that it cannot be held down in perpetuity; given time, it will spring back with renewed vigour. It is in this spirit that we embrace the new semester, having taken stock of lessons we have learned in the wake of the global pandemic.
This issue of inspired features an interview with OUM's President and Vice-Chancellor, YBhg Prof Dato’ Dr Mansor Fadzil, in which he sets out OUM’s plans going forward. As well, the issue features a timely piece on the steps that may be taken to shore up one’s mental health in these trying times. The regular column of my_philosophy, though, has had to be held back, as the social distancing rule does not yet permit us to do a live photoshoot. Be assured, however, that it will return in the next issue.


Dr David Lim