CMU opens horse riding
therapy center for special needs children
Special needs children benefit from hippotherapy
by forming emotional bonds as well as developing coordination and balance.
The Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at
Chiang Mai University is opening a new horseback riding therapy or
hippotherapy center on January 8, 2017.
Hippotherapy, also known as equine assisted therapy,
has proven to be very helpful for special needs children, it is a form of
physical therapy whereby the movement of the horse affects a rider's
posture, balance, and coordination and has been found to promote physical,
occupational, and emotional growth. The therapy can also be used for adults
suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder as well as brain injuries and
many other issues.
The Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Chiang Mai
University in cooperation with Department of Physical Therapy, Faculty of
Associated Medical Science, Chiang Mai University has operated a
hippotherapy project since 2003 for special needs children and has worked to
improve the standards of hippotherapy in Thailand. The Faculty of Veterinary
Medicine, Chiang Mai University received support from Khun Dith Sinpaisan
who donated an indoor horse riding arena in the compound of the Faculty of
Veterinary Medicine valued at 500,000 baht. The arena has been operating on
a trial basis since August 2016.
The official opening of the new horse riding arena is
being held on January 8, 2017 to thank Khun Dith Sinpaisn and other
benefactors for the building.
For more information, please contact Faculty of
Veterinary Medicine, Chiang Mai University at 0-5394-8002 and 0-5394-8071.
CMU to host Thailand Studies Conference and Asia Scholars Convention in 2017
Governor Pawin Chanmiprasart looks on as Netnapa
Suthidhamrongdhama, Director of Pingkanakorn Development Agency signs the
MOU on the two events to be hosted by Chiang Mai Univeristy and the
Pingkanakorn Development Agency in Chiang Mai in July, 2017 at the
International Convention Center.
Chiang Mai University and Pingkanakorn
Development Agency signed an agreement to host two separate events in 2017;
the 13th International Conference on Thai Studies and the 10th International
Convention of Asia Scholars – ICAS10 in July, 2017 at the International
The signing was attended by Governor
Pawin Chaminprasart, acting as Executive Managing Director of Pingkanakorn
Development Agency and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Rome Jiranukom, Acting for
Vice-Rector for Foreign Relations and Alumni, Chiang Mai University, Dr.
Chayan Watthanaphut, Director of Regional Center for Social Science and
Sustainable Development: RCSD, Faculty of Social Sciences, Chiang Mai
University, and Netnapa Suthidhamrongdhama, Director of Pingkanakorn
Development Agency (Public Organization).
The 13th International Conference on
Thai Studies will be hosted by Chiang Mai University for Thai and
international academicians to present academic works relating to Thai
studies and to exchange experience, research work, and create academic
networks. About 600 people are expected to participate in the conference
that will be held from July 15 – 18, 2017.
The 10th International Convention of
Asia Scholars – ICAS10 will be held in cooperation with Chiang Mai
University and the International Institute for Asia Studies (IIAS),
Netherland. The convention will offer a stage for the presentation of
academic works of international scholars interested in Asian Studies. Around
1,200 people are expected to attend the event held at the International
Convention Center form July 20 – 23, 2017.
Rajamangala University students win 6 awards in Asian Packaging Congress
Kotchakorn Panloy, Anothai Kuna, Satienpong Singsai, Nattaporn
Rammanee, Nattapong Chaiwong and Thanat Sompan from Rajamangala University
of Technology Lanna took home awards from the Asian Packaging Congress held
in Mumbai, India this month.
Six students from Rajamangala
University of Technology Lanna took home awards from the Asian Packaging
Congress held in Mumbai, India this month.
According to ThaiStar Packaging Awards
2016 under the concept “Thai Identity going to the AEC” senior students
studying Packaging Technology at the Faculty of Arts and Architecture,
Rajamangala University of Technology Lanna were selected as winners in the
Thai Packaging Contest. Kotchakorn Panloy won with his mango wood package,
while Anothai Kuna took first runner up with her wooden jigsaws in farmer
series. Satienpong Singsai won for his ceramic elephants, Nattaporn Rammanee
won for her products in conch series, Nattapong Chaiwong won for his wooden
carved lions, and Thanat Sompan won for his ceramic altar tables. The
students represented Thailand in the Asian Packaging contest and all won the
AsianStar 2016 (Award for Packaging Excellence).
dishes by Kotchakorn Panloy won first prize in the Packaging Design Contest.
This award was presented by the Asian
Packaging Federation which has members from 15 countries; Thailand, Japan,
India, Malaysia, China, Bangladesh, Iran, Korea, Vietnam, Sri Lanka,
Kazakhstan, Philippine, Singapore, and Turkey.
Ajarn Sasithorn Thongpreamjit, Lecturer
in Creative Thinking and Head of Lecturers, said that the students’ works in
past packaging contests was focused on Team Teaching together with Ajarn
Watchawuth Putthirino, Ajarn Sittaporn Phomkulasit, Ajarn Sirinapa Phomaban,
and Ajarn Radchadaporn Jaiman to help and control production for domestic
contest. The six works of the students will be presented at the World Star
Packaging Awards 2017 for consideration in that contest.