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National Heritage Month Public Lecture

Event Date: 

October 13, 2011 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

The Department of Sociology, Psychology and Sociology and the National Heritage Committee at UWI, Mona have organized several events as part of national heritage celebrations during October. The first such event is a public lecture to be delivered by Umar Johnson, a descendant of

Financial Regulatory Regime in Jamaica Seminar

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October 20, 2011 - 2:30pm - 4:00pm

Venue: 

Seminar Room 4 (SR4), Faculty of Social Sciences, UWI, Mona

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Staff

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Students

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Cricket Public Lecture

Event Date: 

October 18, 2011 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Venue: 

The Undercroft, UWI, Mona

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Staff

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Students

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UWI/ Guardian Life Premium Open Lecture

Event Date: 

October 12, 2011 - 6:00pm - 7:45pm

“Developing Critical Thinkers: For Today’s Global Society” is the title of the UWI/ Guardian Life Premium Open Lecture set for Wednesday, October 12, 2011 at 6 pm at the Mona Visitors’ Lodge and Conference Centre. The Lecture will be delivered by Dr. Maryellen Weimer, Distinguished P

Critical Thinking Teaching Workshop - “The Nuts and Bolts of Learner-Centred Teaching”

Event Date: 

October 13, 2011 - 9:00am - 12:00pm

Venue: 

The Multifunctional Room Main Library, UWI, Mona

Target Audience: 

Staff

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General Public

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The Vice-Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence 2011

{gallery}http://www.flickr.com/photos/theuwi/sets/72157627870041100/{/gallery} Vice-Chancellor of The University of the West Indies (UWI) Professor E. Nigel Harris presented awards to seven outstanding University staff members at the 2011 Vice-Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence. The presentation ceremony was held at on October 5, 2011 at the Daaga Auditorium, St. Augustine Campus.

This year, Professor of Pathology Kathleen Coard received the award for Teaching while two awards each were presented in the categories Research Accomplishments and Service to the University Community. Awardees in the Research category are Professor Minerva Thame, Head, Department of Child Health, Mona, and Professor Vijay Naraynsingh of the Department of Surgery, St. Augustine, while Dr. Anna-May Edwards-Henry, Director of the Instructional Development Unit at St. Augustine and Mrs. Eda Martin, Manager Customer Service, Office of Finance, Vice Chancellery was recognized for outstanding service to the University. Director of the Institute for Sustainable Development, Professor Anthony Clayton was awarded in the category Public Service and Professor Julie Meeks Gardner who heads the Open Campus’ Caribbean Child Development Centre received the award for All-round Performance in two categories: Research Accomplishments and Public Service.

The Vice-Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence was established in 1993 under former Vice-Chancellor, Sir Alister Mc Intyre to recognize high achievement by academic and senior administrative staff of The University of the West Indies. This annual award ceremony is a celebration of the University’s core values, and the recipients of these prestigious awards were persons who have proven themselves the perfect examples of a commitment to the pursuit of excellence. Awards are given in the following areas: Teaching, Administration and Research Accomplishments, Service to the University Community, Contributions to Public Service, and All-round Excellence in a combination of two or more of the five core areas. Each award, valued at US$5,000, is made after a rigorous assessment and selection process, first at the campus level, then at a University-wide selection Committee for the final selection. Since its inception, 83 Awards for Excellence have been presented at ceremonies rotated among the UWI campuses. The 2011 Awards take the total of prestigious awardees to 90. In addition to this year’s ceremony, St. Augustine campus has been host of the special event in 1997, 2003 and 2008 respectively.

13th Annual Walter Rodney Lecture

Event Date: 

October 20, 2011 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

The 13th annual Walter Rodney Lecture takes place under the theme, “Democracy and a New Paradigm on Thursday, October 20, 2011 at 6 pm at the Neville Hall Lecture Theatre (N1), UWI, Mona. Horace Levy of the Peace Management Initiative will deliver the Lecture.  The event is o

Conference on the Economy 2011-Opening Ceremony

{gallery}http://www.flickr.com/photos/theuwi/sets/72157627863422614/{/gallery} The Department of Economics, The University of the West Indies, hosted its annual Conference on the Economy (COTE) from October 6-8, 2011 at the Learning Resource Centre (LRC) Auditorium, UWI.

COTE 2011brought together decision makers, policy makers, technocrats, private sector representatives, academics, students and members of the general public.

COTE is an annual landmark event of the Department through which findings from quality research and other studies are presented to inform economic and social policy. This year’s theme, “Managing for Development in a Volatile Economic Environment: Addressing the Challenges before us”, focused on the challenges facing regional economies through the prolonged volatile economic environment. Sub-themes of the conference included: Macroeconomics Challenges and Policy Prescriptions; Agriculture Opportunities and Challenges; Issues in Labour Economics; Trade & ICT Opportunities; Tourism and Aviation Challenges and Opportunities; Resource & Environmental Economics Issues (Disaster Preparedness); Energy Challenges and Policy Prescriptions; and Issues in Financial Economics to name a few.

This year’s conference, paid tribute to Dr. Eric St. Cyr, former Lecturer and Head of the Department of Economics, UWI. Dr. St. Cyr’s contributions to the world of Economics are broad and far reaching in scope; he has contributed twenty-four (24) academic publications to the field of economics and also acted as a team member advising the Government of Grenada on Public Finances. His experience as a consultant has seen him become a part of a large number of projects with tremendous macroeconomic implications in the Caribbean.

Conference on the Economy 2011- Poster Presentation

{gallery}http://www.flickr.com/photos/theuwi/sets/72157627738175599/{/gallery} The Department of Economics, The University of the West Indies, hosted its annual Conference on the Economy (COTE) from October 6-8, 2011 at the Learning Resource Centre (LRC) Auditorium, UWI.

COTE 2011brought together decision makers, policy makers, technocrats, private sector representatives, academics, students and members of the general public.

COTE is an annual landmark event of the Department through which findings from quality research and other studies are presented to inform economic and social policy. This year’s theme, “Managing for Development in a Volatile Economic Environment: Addressing the Challenges before us”, focused on the challenges facing regional economies through the prolonged volatile economic environment. Sub-themes of the conference included: Macroeconomics Challenges and Policy Prescriptions; Agriculture Opportunities and Challenges; Issues in Labour Economics; Trade & ICT Opportunities; Tourism and Aviation Challenges and Opportunities; Resource & Environmental Economics Issues (Disaster Preparedness); Energy Challenges and Policy Prescriptions; and Issues in Financial Economics to name a few.

This year’s conference, paid tribute to Dr. Eric St. Cyr, former Lecturer and Head of the Department of Economics, UWI. Dr. St. Cyr’s contributions to the world of Economics are broad and far reaching in scope; he has contributed twenty-four (24) academic publications to the field of economics and also acted as a team member advising the Government of Grenada on Public Finances. His experience as a consultant has seen him become a part of a large number of projects with tremendous macroeconomic implications in the Caribbean.

UWI celebrates World Sight Day

{gallery}http://www.flickr.com/photos/theuwi/sets/72157627736814701/{/gallery} The UWI Faculty of Science and Agriculture and Faculty of Medical Sciences celebrated World Sight Day over two days, October 5th and 6th 2011, with three separate events which surrounded the theme, “Seeing through Learning, Learning through Seeing”. The events included a World Sight Day Prevention of Blindness Workshop, a World Sight Day Prevention Student Exposition and a World Sight Day Prevention Public Lecture.

The event was a collaborative effort between the NGOs working in blindness prevention and The UWI. The key speaker at the event was The Honourable Dr. Fuad Khan, Minister of Health.Specially invited guests included Dr. Juan Carlos Silva, Regional Eye Care Director for PAHO; Dr. Van Lansingh, Regional Director for Vision 2010, PAHO; and Mr. Max Bruss, Vice President of Operations, VOSH SE (Volunteer Optometry Services to humanity, South East).

The Student Exposition and Public Lecture both took place on October 6th and was open to the public. . The speakers at these events were Dr. Juan Carlos Silva, Regional Eye Care Director for PAHO; Dr. Van Lansingh, Regional Director for Vision 2010; PAHO and Mr. Max Bruss, Vice President of Operations, VOSH SE.

Representatives from the Ministry of Health and Ophthalmology and Optometry Associations also attended. Attendees at the exposition had the opportunity to do vision screenings at the event.

Jazz for a Cause

Jazz for a Cause
An evening of Jazz featuring Barbadian saxophonist, Arturo Tappin, and Jamaica’s guitarist and composer, Ernest Ranglin, OD, was held at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center at the University of Maryland in College Park, Maryland on Friday, September 23.

Jazz for a Cause

Jazz for a Cause
An evening of Jazz featuring Barbadian saxophonist, Arturo Tappin, and Jamaica’s guitarist and composer, Ernest Ranglin, OD, was held at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center at the University of Maryland in College Park, Maryland on Friday, September 23.

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Conference on the Economy 2011-Cocktail Reception

{gallery}http://www.flickr.com/photos/theuwi/sets/72157627840525810/{/gallery} The Department of Economics, The University of the West Indies, hosted its annual Conference on the Economy (COTE) from October 6-8, 2011 at the Learning Resource Centre (LRC) Auditorium, UWI.

COTE 2011 brought together decision makers, policy makers, technocrats, private sector representatives, academics, students and members of the general public.

COTE is an annual landmark event of the Department through which findings from quality research and other studies are presented to inform economic and social policy. This year’s theme, “Managing for Development in a Volatile Economic Environment: Addressing the Challenges before us”, focused on the challenges facing regional economies through the prolonged volatile economic environment. Sub-themes of the conference included: Macroeconomics Challenges and Policy Prescriptions; Agriculture Opportunities and Challenges; Issues in Labour Economics; Trade & ICT Opportunities; Tourism and Aviation Challenges and Opportunities; Resource & Environmental Economics Issues (Disaster Preparedness); Energy Challenges and Policy Prescriptions; and Issues in Financial Economics to name a few.

This year’s conference, paid tribute to Dr. Eric St. Cyr, former Lecturer and Head of the Department of Economics, UWI. Dr. St. Cyr’s contributions to the world of Economics are broad and far reaching in scope; he has contributed twenty-four (24) academic publications to the field of economics and also acted as a team member advising the Government of Grenada on Public Finances. His experience as a consultant has seen him become a part of a large number of projects with tremendous macroeconomic implications in the Caribbean.

UWI launches its virtual library

{gallery}http://www.flickr.com/photos/theuwi/sets/72157627709383703/{/gallery} The University of the West Indies (UWI) made a giant leap toward open access of UWI’s extensive information resources when it launched their new single virtual university library space on Tuesday, October 4, 2011.

The new UWI Libraries’ Information Connexion (UWIlinC) knowledge portal provides instantaneous access to a range of library material including digitized print, audio, video and images from all the libraries across all four UWI campuses via a single web space. For UWI staff and students, UWIlinC consolidates disparate collections into one system and allows for unrestricted access to the vast store of local and remote information resources held within The UWI network of campus libraries. For external parties, the new UWIlinC portal opens a window to UWI’s extensive range of unique Caribbean and scholarly resources, some of which will be available upon request.

In commenting on this landmark project which was five years in the making, University and Campus Librarian, Ms. Jennifer Joseph, underscored that “the creation of this new virtual library platform reaffirms UWI’s commitment to being a University that is deeply rooted in the Caribbean and an internationally recognised centre of excellence on matters related to our Caribbean region.” She emphasised that UWIlinC is a direct response to the University Libraries’ need, in the face of a rapidly expanding universe of online information, to provide new tools to help people find information in a manner that incorporates both immediacy and relevance. “The continuing revolution in information, computer and telecommunication technologies and the challenge of delivering service across geographically dispersed locations provided the impetus for the this initiative, which serves not just The UWI community, but our regional and international communities as well.”

UWI celebrates World Chocolate and Cocoa Day

{gallery}http://www.flickr.com/photos/theuwi/sets/72157627832182424/{/gallery} The international community celebrated World Cocoa and Chocolate Day on October at the Cocoa Research Unit (CRU) and The University of the West Indies (UWI) joined the celebrations with an exhibition of locally grown and produced cocoa and chocolate on Friday 30th September, 2011, from 10 am to 2 pm, at the Sir Frank Stockdale Building, Faculty of Science and Agriculture, UWI St. Augustine Campus.

World Cocoa and Chocolate Day is celebrated internationally on October 1st and the CRU took the opportunity to recognise and trumpet the exclusive flavour of Trinidad and Tobago’s Trinitario cocoa and the collective efforts of the country’s more than 3,000 cocoa farmers.

The exhibition featured displays and products on sale from a number of local and regional chocolatiers and cocoa producers, which included Cocobel Chocolates, Delft Cocoa Plantations, Exotic Caribbean Mountain Pride, Tobago Cocoa Estate, Gina’s Hand Made Truffles, Cacao Atlanta, the Cocoa and Coffee Industry Board of Trinidad and Tobago, and the Cocoa Research Division of the Ministry of Food Production, Land and Marine Affairs.

Lunch Hour Concert- P.E.A.C.E (AZ Preston Hall)

Event Date: 

October 6, 2011 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Be entertained by P.E.A.C.E, a student group hailing from AZ Preston Hall during the Lunch Hour Concert on Thursday, October 6, 2011 at 1 pm at the Philip Sherlock Centre for the Creative Arts, UWI, Mona.
Admissions is free.

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Philip

Lunch Hour Concert- University Pop Society (UPS)

Event Date: 

October 20, 2011 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm

The University Pop Society will provide several vocal selections at the Lunch Hour Concert on Thursday, October 20, 2011 at 1 pm at the Philip Sherlock Centre for the Creative Arts, UWI, Mona.
 
Admission is free.

Venue: 

Philip Sherlock

Lunch Hour Concert with Randy Mclaren

Event Date: 

October 13, 2011 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Come and listen to the conscious Reggae Poet, Randy McLaren during the Lunch Hour Concert on Thursday, October 13, 2011 at 1 pm at the Philip Sherlock Centre for the Creative Arts (PSCCA). 
Admission is free.

Venue: 

Philip Sherlock Centre

UWI / Guardian Life Premium Open Lecture 2011

{gallery}http://www.flickr.com/photos/theuwi/sets/72157627818670994/{/gallery} The University of the West Indies (UWI), St. Augustine Campus, collaborated with Guardian Life of the Caribbean Limited, and hosted the UWI/Guardian Life Premium Open Lecture 2011, on Friday 30th September, 2011, at 5.30 pm, at the Daaga Auditorium, UWI.

This event is organized through a joint working committee of the Instructional Development Unit (IDU) at The UWI, Guardian Life of the Caribbean and Guardian Holdings Limited. The cooperation, which has been running since 1998, has sought to highlight, promote and support teaching excellence by university lecturers, while at the same time promotes outreach to the general population with respect to education.

Following the underlying theme “the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning,” these Open Lectures feature renowned researchers whose work reflect this paradigm.

This year’s lecture was delivered by Dr. Maryellen Weimer, Professor Emerita of Teaching and Learning at Penn State University, USA, and winner of the Milton S. Eisenhower award for distinguished teaching. Dr. Weimer discussed the topic Maximum Impact: Using Feedback to Drive Assessment, in which she examined the idea of assessment and in particular the aspect of assessment that deals with student development through feedback mechanisms.

The lecture targeted the teaching fraternity with special invitations to teachers and teaching administrators of tertiary institutions, primary and secondary schools.

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