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Energy Lecture at UWI, Mona Examines Wind, Hydro and Wave

Energy Lecture at UWI, Mona Examines Wind, Hydro and Wave

The Department of Physics, UWI, Mona will host the eighth lecture in its Energy Nexus Series entitled, ‘Options for Wind, Hydro, and Wave Systems’. Dr. Gary Jackson, Executive Director, the Caribbean Electric Utility Services Corporation (CARILEC) will deliver the Lecture on this occasion. The lecture is set to take place on Tuesday, July 10 at 5:3

William Dennis Lecture Explores DNA in Medicine, Biotechnology and Science in Jamaica

William Dennis Lecture Explores DNA in Medicine, Biotechnology and Science in Jamaica

“Exploring DNA in Medicine, Biotechnology and Science” is the title of the Eleventh William Dennis Memorial lecture. Professor Wayne McLaughlin, Head, Department of Basic Medical Sciences, The University of the West Indies, Mona will deliver the Lecture.  The event takes place on Thursday July 19, 2012 at 5:00 pm at the Main Medical Lecture Thea

UWI hosts Conference on Revenue Management in Hydrocarbon Economies

{gallery}http://www.flickr.com/photos/theuwi/sets/72157630433306056/{/gallery} The Trade and Economic Development Unit (TEDU) at The UWI Department of Economics hosted a Conference on Revenue Management in Hydrocarbon Economies. This conference took place from June 20th-22nd, 2012 at the Port of Spain Ballroom, HYATT Regency, Port of Spain.

This conference brought together local, regional and international experts in the field of revenue management in the context of a dominant hydrocarbon sector, as well as to enhance the resource revenue management process in Trinidad and Tobago.

Professor Richard Auty, Professor Emeritus of Economic Geography at Lancaster University, was the feature speaker. Specially invited guests included Professor Clement Sankat, The UWI St. Augustine Campus Principal; Mr. Ewart Williams, Governor of the Central Bank; Mr. Maurice Suite, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Finance; Dr. Hunter Monre, International Development Bank; Mrs. Valarie Mercer-Blackman, Inter-American Development Bank; Indera Sagewan-Alli, Caribbean Centre for Competiveness, UWI; and Mr. Matthew Genasci, Revenue Watch Institute.

One highlight of the conference was the presentation of prizes to the winners of its essay competition for secondary school students. This competition specifically targeted CAPE students who are studying Economics and required participants to write on the topic: In what ways can the foreign companies operating in the energy sector become more active in sustainable development in Trinidad and Tobago? Monetary prizes and trophies were awarded to the writers of the best three essays.

SALISES Conference to Score Post Independence Years

SALISES Conference to Score Post Independence Years

Reflections on the past fifty years since Jamaica and Trinidad & Tobago gained independence, and possible directions for the next fifty, will be explored when The Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies (SALISES), University of the West Indies, Mona, hosts a five-day conference at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel, Kingston, August

UWI , Mona and Executive Motors Hosted Guidance Counsellors Seminar

UWI , Mona and Executive Motors Hosted Guidance Counsellors Seminar

The Office of Career and Placement Services at The University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona and Executive Motors hosted a two-day seminar for 39 guidance counsellors from across Jamaica recently. 
The seminar was born out of a need to better educate counsellors and students on the value of career information. According to Placement and Career

Entrepreneurship Boot Camp Opening Ceremony, The UWI St. Augustine

{gallery}http://www.flickr.com/photos/theuwi/sets/72157630391486228/{/gallery} Winner of The University of the West Indies (UWI), the National Entrepreneurship Development Company Limited (NEDCO) and the Entrepreneurial Training Institute and Incubation Centre’s Entrepreneurship Boot Camp Business Plan Competition will receive $50,000 in funding to start their business. The camp started with an Opening Ceremony July 2nd and continues till the 6th and 20th, 2012, at Lecture Rooms 2 and 3 of the Institute of Critical Thinking, UWI St. Augustine Campus.

This business training series aims to develop an entrepreneurial mind-set in recent university graduates and final year undergraduates. Participants will be introduced to the idea that entrepreneurship is a viable avenue for exploration, and can expect to receive exclusive insight into the real-life challenges of successful entrepreneurs. They should leave the dynamic and interactive environment of the boot camp, having learnt the steps to be taken in starting their own business. Equipped with the skills essential for writing a business plan, participants will develop their own plans during camp, to be entered into the Business Plan Competition. The competition’s second place winner has the opportunity to gain $30,000 toward their business, while the third-place winner will receive $20,000.

UWI and Regional Gender and Development Experts Meet

UWI and Regional Gender and Development Experts Meet

As part of its on-going commitment to capacity building in the region, the Institute for Gender and Development Studies (Regional Coordinating Unit) at UWI will host a team of gender and development specialists from UN Women and Université Quisquéya of Haiti from July 1-4, 2012 at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel.
The Meeting forms part of a

The UWI celebrates with Citi Bank on their 200th Anniversay


The University of the West Indies celebrated with Citi Bank on the company's 200th Anniversary event which took place on Wednesday 20th June, 2012, 6.30 p.m. - 8.30 p.m. at 12 Queens Park East, Port of Spain.

Retirement Employee Recognition Award Ceremony, The UWI, St. Augustine

{gallery}http://www.flickr.com/photos/theuwi/sets/72157630303372886/{/gallery} The UWI, St. Augustine hosted the Retirement and Employee Recognition Award Ceremony on Friday 15th June, 2012 at the Sport & Physical Education Centre (SPEC) from 10:00 am.

The theme of the function is “Celebrating Our Own.” The ceremony recognized members of staff who have/will be retired over the past three years (2009-2012) and awardees of the Employees Recognition Award Program.

UWI Graduates Final Year UWI/FIFA/CIES Postgraduate Diploma Students

{gallery}http://www.flickr.com/photos/theuwi/sets/72157630302309490/{/gallery} On Tuesday May 29, 2012, The University of the West Indies’ Faculty of Social Sciences (FSS) graduated the final-year students of its UWI/FIFA/CIES Post Graduate Diploma programme. A collaboration between The UWI, The Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) and the International Centre for Sports Studies (CIES), these students are the first in Trinidad and Tobago to successfully complete the programme, offered through the Faculty’s Department of Management Studies. The graduation ceremony took place at The UWI Learning Resource Centre Auditorium, St. Augustine.

The UWI/FIFA/CIES programme offers courses in Strategic Management of Sports, Sports Marketing, Law and Sports, Communication in Sports, Sports Finance, Sports Facilities Management, Event Management and Human Resource Management (HRM) in Sports.

Professor Clement Sankat, UWI St. Augustine Campus Principal, who delivered a speech at the ceremony, indicated that the programme is the first of its kind to be offered in the Caribbean. He challenged the new graduates, “our sport professionals,” to “go out and do something big! Consider yourselves pioneers in this new and evolving discipline. Put the knowledge and skills gained from this programme to work and leave your mark on society. Whether it is as part of an organization or as an entrepreneur, follow the slogan of the leading manufacturers of sporting goods (Nike) and ‘Just do it!’”

Attending the ceremony were parents of the graduates, senior staff members of The UWI, Sports Management students, and Presidents and General Secretaries of national sporting organizations, the ceremony began with opening remarks by Professor Surendra Arjoon, Head of the Department of Management Studies. This was followed by a welcome address by Dr. Hamid Ghany, Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences. Remarks were also provided by Mr. Vincent Monnier, Senior Manager of International Relations at the Centre International D’Etude du Sport (CIES). A feature address was delivered by Dr. Keith Clifford, Chairman of the First Citizens Sports Foundation.

Following the distribution of diplomas and entertainment by Arts in Action, the Theatre-in-Education Outreach Unit of The UWI’s Department of Festival and Creative Arts (DCFA), valedictorians Mr. Shawn Garcia and Mr. Brent Phillips delivered their valedictory addresses.

The ceremony ended with special presentations and votes of thanks by Mr. Errol Simms, Deputy Dean of Planning and Programming at the FSS, and students of the programme, Mr. Sterling Seebransingh and Ms. Charisse Bacchus.

In October 2012, the Department of Management Studies will host a one day seminar on Sports Marketing in collaboration with the CIES and FIFA.

Save the Date: AFUWI 2013 | Jan 30, 2013

Save the Date: AFUWI Gala 2013 | Jan 30, 2013

16th Annual Fundraising Gala Celebration
The Pierre Hotel – NYC

Reception 6:00 pm, Dinner and Program 7:30 pm

University Grants Committee Meeting

{gallery}http://www.flickr.com/photos/theuwi/sets/72157630286975024/{/gallery} University Grants Committee Meeting
Date: March 3, 2012
Venue: Hilton, Port of Spain

Memorial Service for the First UWI,Mona Director of Sports

Memorial Service for the First UWI,Mona Director of Sports

A memorial service for the late Olympian, Keith A. Gardner O.D. will be held on Monday, June 25, 2012, at the University Chapel, beginning at 10:00 a.m.  Mr. Gardner was the first Director of Sports at The UWI, Mona Campus. 
He came to the Mona Campus after a short career as an athlete during which he took on the world of track and field,  


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