Dr Maryam Matar graces Rafles World Academy graduation ceremony
Rafles World Academy, an International Baccalaureate school run by Innoventures Education, held its annual graduation ceremony on May 26, at American University in Dubai (AUD).
The 2018 graduates from Rafles World Academy have achieved remarkable academic, athletic and artistic success with 75 students completing their International Baccalaureate Diplomas and several receiving scholarships to leading international universities, including: Cornell, London School of Economics and University of Toronto amongst others.
The ceremony was graced by Dr Maryam Matar, founder and chairperson, UAE Genetic Diseases Association (UAE GDA) who shared her personal experience and learnings with the graduating students. As the Founder of UAE GDA, Dr Matar is single handedly responsible for putting UAE on the global map of genetic research and innovation. Recognised among top 20 Arab scientists with the biggest contribution to humanity by British Scientiic Community 2016, Dr Matar is a well-known youth mentor and STEM ambassador. She is also listed amongst the ‘top 100 most inluential Arabs in the world’ by Arabian Business for six consecutive years.
Dr Matar shared her experiences and learnings on being a successful leader and innovator to the students. As the pioneering genetic experts in the region, Dr Matar also shared the insights in ‘epigenetics’ the emerging science in the ield and importance of healthy lifestyle and habits on academic performance for the students.