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The UWI Climate Studies Group, Mona Launches Docu-feature:“Time to Adapt”

The UWI Climate Studies Group, Mona Launches Docu-feature:“Time to Adapt”

The UWI Climate Studies Group, Mona (CSGM) in association with the UNDP/GEF CBA Programme launched and preview a docu-feature entitled, “Time to Adapt” on Wednesday, December 7, 2011. The docu-feature tells the stories of three Jamaican communities who have sought to adapt to climate change. Time to Adapt - 3 Jamaican Community

Acclaimed Writer, Olive Senior Conducts Writers’ Workshop at UWI, Mona

Acclaimed Writer, Olive Senior Conducts Writers’ Workshop at UWI, Mona

The Department of Literatures in English, University of the West Indies, Mona will hold the second in a series of Writers’ Workshops on Saturday, December 17, 2011 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the UWI, Mona Campus. Prize-winning Jamaican writer, Olive Senior, will conduct a workshop, entitled “The Art of Disguise in

50 Participants Partake in Child Rights Course at UWI, Mona

50 Participants Partake in Child Rights Course at UWI, Mona

The Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies (Mona) in collaboration with the Child Development Agency (CDA) and the Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ) hosted a Child Rights Course recently for approximately 50 persons from the private, public and non-governmental organizations in Jamaica.  Financial and technical support

UWI , Mona Hosts Seminar to Explore Why Do We Run So Fast?

UWI , Mona Hosts Seminar to Explore Why Do We Run So Fast?

 “Why do people of African descent in the Caribbean run so fast? Explanations from Gender Analysis, History and Medicine” is the title of the seminar presentation to be delivered by Dr. William Aiken, Lecturer in Surgery (Urology), UWI Mona & Consultant Urologist. The seminar is set for Thursday, December 8, 2011 at 3 pm at

Award-winning Writer, Olive Senior, Launches First Novel, Dancing Lessons

Award-winning Writer, Olive Senior, Launches First Novel, Dancing Lessons

Prize-winning Jamaican author, Olive Senior, will launch her first novel, Dancing Lessons, on Sunday, December 11, 2011 at 11:00 am at the Neville Hall Lecture Theatre (N1), Faculty of Humanities and Education, UWI, Mona Campus. Dancing Lessons has been described as “sad, satirical, hilarious, and ultimately redemptive. A novel infused with

Faculty of Engineering Annual Prize Award Ceremony

{gallery}http://www.flickr.com/photos/theuwi/sets/72157628210055775/{/gallery} The UWI Faculty of Engineering held its Annual Prizes & Awards Ceremony on Tuesday October 25, 2011 at the St. Augustine Campus.

A total of One Hundred and Seventy-Seven Thousand, Five Hundred and Eighty-Two Dollars ($177,582) was presented to over One Hundred and Four (104) prize winners by Fifty-Eight (58) donors.

The Faculty is once again grateful to the donors (both new and regular) for their unstinting support of the Faculty in its quest for rewarding the excellent performance of its students.

Professorial Inaugural Lecture - June George, Professor in Science Education

{gallery}http://www.flickr.com/photos/theuwi/sets/72157628147381191/{/gallery} UWI Professor of Science Education, Professor June George, delivered her Professorial Inaugural Lecture, on Thursday 24th November, 2011,

The lecture titled, “Border crossing: Implications of the information highway for Caribbean education,” addressed the limitations in education systems as it relates to attention paid to the management of transitions within these systems. Drawing upon the concept of “border crossing”, Professor George examined some of the challenges faced by Caribbean students, as they navigate the school system which specifically highlighted challenges and possibilities relating to the teaching of science in Caribbean schools.

The lecture was chaired by Professor Terence Seemungal and Pro Vice Chancellor and Campus Principal, Professor Clement Sankat delivered the Opening Remarks. The Vote of Thanks was delivered by Ms. Gaynelle Holdip, Acting Director of Curriculum, Planning and Development, Ministry of Education.

Professor George's lecture was held at the Learning Resource Centre, UWI St. Augustine.

CARIMAC Students Tackle Stress With Health and Wellness Expo

CARIMAC Students Tackle Stress With Health and Wellness Expo

The final year Public Relations students from the Caribbean Institute of Media and Communication (CARIMAC) at UWI, Mona will stage a Health and Wellness Expo dubbed, “F.R.A.S.S: Fit Ready And Striving For Success.” The Expo takes place on Thursday, November 24, 2011 at 11 am at the Rex Nettleford Hall Multifunctional Room, UWI,

Distinguished Open Lecture: Conversations with Prime Ministers

{gallery}http://www.flickr.com/photos/theuwi/sets/72157628111918023/{/gallery} The University of the West Indies (UWI), St Augustine Campus, celebrated the 50th anniversary of Trinidad and Tobago’s independence, with the public series “Conversations with Prime Ministers,” which began on Tuesday 22nd November, 2011.

This first session featured former Prime Minister and President of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, His Excellency Arthur N.R. Robinson.

During this conversation, scheduled at 5:30 pm at The University’s Faculty of Engineering, His Excellency Arthur N.R. Robinson shared his views on the independence experience, his stewardship as Prime Minister and his vision for the future. He addressed a number of topics including the Finance Act of 1966, his alleged involvement with Black Power elements and the No Vote Campaign, inter alia. He then answered questions from the audience.

“Conversations with Prime Ministers,” is a four-part series featuring conversations with the current and former Prime Ministers of Trinidad and Tobago. Subsequent instalments will feature former Prime Ministers, Mr. Basdeo Panday and Mr. Patrick Manning, as well as the current Prime Minister, The Honourable, Mrs. Kamla Persad-Bissessar.

UWI Launches book,' Practical Guide to Green Technology by Dr. Abrahams Mwasha'

{gallery}http://www.flickr.com/photos/theuwi/sets/72157628100891405/{/gallery} Dr. Abrahams Mwasha unveiled his book, Practical Guide to Green Technology for the Ground Engineering', at the launch hosted by the University of the West Indies St. Augustine Campus. This launch was held on Tuesday 22nd November, 2011, at 10am at the University of the West Indies St. Augustine Principal's Office.

Dr. Mwasha is a Lecturer of structural engineering at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Engineering.

About the Book:
Over the last 50 years there has been rapid development of construction techniques, analytical methods and materials for use in ground engineering. One of the major techniques that has been developed is soil strenghtening or reinforcement, whereby man made elements are included within geological material to provide a stabalised mass.

In this book, the application of both vegetable and man made fibres in situations where there is a requiremnet for short-term ground reinforcement are examined and discussed. The use of vegetable fibre geotextiles, particalarly in erosion control and soil reinforcemnet, is covered on detail, with examples from various civil engineering applications.

Cocoa Research Unit, “Train-the-Trainers Workshop” 2011

{gallery}http://www.flickr.com/photos/theuwi/sets/72157628097580157/{/gallery} The Cocoa Research Unit, UWI St. Augustine, hosted a workshop entitled Caribbean Fine/Flavour Cocoa Commercialisation CAR-RFO: "Train-the-Trainers Workshop for Farmer Field Schools (FFS)" from November 21-23, 2011, at 8:30 am at the Institute for Critical Thinking on the St. Augustine Campus.

Senator, the Honourable Vasant Bharath, Minister of Food Production, Land and Marine Affairs delivered the feature address at the workshop’s Opening Ceremony on Monday 21st November, at the Daaga Auditorium, UWI St. Augustine. Other speakers at the Opening Ceremony included, Prof. Pathmanathan Umaharan, Head, Cocoa Research Unit; Prof. Dyer Narinesingh, Dean, Faculty of Science & Agriculture; Prof. Clement Sankat, PVC and St. Augustine Campus Principal, and Ms. Kathrin Renner, Representative of the Delegation of the European Union to Trinidad & Tobago.

The workshop was part of the Centre for the Development of Enterprise (CDE) funded project, “Caribbean Fine/Flavour Cocoa Industry Commercialisation: CAR-RFO”.

Farmers and other trained personnel from seven participating countries in the region shared best practices from the various territories and agree on a methodology for training cocoa farmers during the 3-day session. It is envisaged, that the trained personnel, will conduct Farmer Field Schools in the participating countries, towards improving the production and quality of cocoa from the region.

Secondary School Principals' Appreciation Day 2011

{gallery}http://www.flickr.com/photos/theuwi/sets/72157628096841927/{/gallery} On Friday 18th November, 2011, various Secondary School Principals came to The UWI St. Augustine Campus for the Secondary School Principals' Appreciation Day, hosted by the University of the West Indies St. Augustine Campus.

The Appreciation Day was held in acknowledgement of the partnering role Secondary School Principals play in The UWI’s recruitment and other outreach activities, which have helped in maintaining the high academic standards of the University.

The day began with a Campus Tour which gave a ‘first-hand’ look at some of the infrastructural and other progressive changes that have been made to the campus recently. The principals were then treated to lunch and were addressed by Minister of Education, The Honourable Dr. Tim Gopeesingh; Campus Principal, Professor Clement Sankat and Campus Registrar, Mr. Jeremy Callaghan.

The guest principals were entertained throughout the day by MC, Paul Keens Douglas.


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