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MSB Team Wins IDS Innovation Grant

MSB Team Wins IDS Innovation Grant

A two-member team from the Mona School of Business (MSB) Centre for Excellence at UWI has won a technical Innovation Grant from the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) for their proposal for the Agriculture Evidence Research Assistant App. The winning team of Gebre Wallace and Matthew McNaughton was among five teams that won IDS  Grants from a

Public Seminar- Using Social Media in Library Outreach

Public Seminar- Using Social Media in Library Outreach

The Department of Library and Information Studies, UWI, Mona will host a Graduate Research Seminar on Friday, March 16 at 3:30 pm at the Department’s Seminar Room.  The presentation will be delivered by Mrs. Joan McDermott, Graduate Student in the Department of Library and Information Studies. Her presentation is entitled, "The Application of the S

The UWI FMS Student Study Recreational Centre Sod-Turning Ceremony

{gallery}http://www.flickr.com/photos/theuwi/sets/72157629586028021/{/gallery} As part of the continued efforts towards meeting the needs of the expanding student population, The UWI St. Augustine Campus will soon begin work on constructing a new Student Study/Recreational Centre within the Faculty of Medical Sciences, Mt. Hope.
At the sod-turning ceremony held on Monday 12th March 2012, Campus Principal, Professor Clement Sankat, gave some detail on the new Recreational Centre. “Our more than 700 medical students will now be able to benefit from a new student study/recreational centre with computer labs, study rooms, meeting rooms, and recreational facilities such as lawn tennis, table tennis, and a mini mart”. Prof. Sankat went on to say that the sod-turning ceremony was a testament to The UWI’s commitment to enhancing its physical capacity, for the benefit of current and future students and by extension, the entire stakeholder community.

Senator the Honourable Fazal Karim, Minister of Science, Technology and Tertiary Education, also spoke at the ceremony. Mr. Karim highlighted that the Recreational Centre had been in the works since 2006 but had to be delayed due to project costs. This delay, he said, meant that “Hundreds of students had been deprived of facilities that would enable them to study, exchange ideas, interact with their peers and engage in recreational activities”. Mr. Karim went on to say that the initiative fell within the People’s Partnership Manifesto and Medium Term Policy Framework 2011-2014, which seek to ‘improve the physical infrastructure of public health and public health care facilities’ and also engage in ‘a lifelong commitment to health’. Mr. Karim described the new facility as a means of improving the quality of experience for medical students; which in turn will positively impact on the quality of health care provided to all citizens of Trinidad and Tobago.

Also speaking at the event was Minister of Health, The Honourable Dr. Fuad Khan, who took the time to highlight some ways in which the Ministry has been working at enhancing medical services. He also gave detail on the “Fight the Fat- TnT Wellness Revolution” initiative, which aims at encouraging citizens to increase their physical activity and achieve a healthy weight.

Graduate Scholarships and Bursaries in Climate Change Studies

Graduate Scholarships and Bursaries in Climate Change Studies

UWI, along with the CARIBSAVE Partnership and the University of Waterloo (UW), Canada, are inviting Caribbean nationals doing graduate studies in the area of climate change, to apply for scholarships and bursaries under the joint research project entitled, ‘Partnership for Canada-Caribbean Community Climate Change Adaptation (ParCA).’

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UWI Confers Prince Harry with Two Awards

UWI Confers Prince Harry with Two Awards

His Royal Highness, Prince Henry of Wales (always known as Prince Harry) was conferred with two awards by The University of the West Indies (UWI) on Tuesday, March 6 during his visit to the Mona Campus. 
 
Vice Chancellor, Professor Nigel Harris during a brief Ceremony following the tour of the newly established Faculty of Law conferred the title of

UWI Mona Completes Successful Pan Am Chess Venture

UWI Mona Completes Successful Pan Am Chess Venture

The UWI, Mona Campus successfully competed at the 2011 Pan American Intercollegiate Chess Championships, which took place December 26-31 in Dallas, Texas, placing third in the "Best International team" award category. 
 
The Championship featured the best universities and colleges in the region including several Grand and International Masters. UWI,

UWI, Mona Embarks on Infrastructural Development Programme

UWI, Mona Embarks on Infrastructural Development Programme

The University of the West Indies, (UWI), Mona has embarked on a programme of infrastructural development to provide quality new facilities for students as well as renovating and upgrading buildings to achieve maximum functionality and aesthetic appeal on the Campus. The flagship building in this programme is the new multi-storey Basic Medical

2nd Symposium on Service Learning and Community Engagement

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The Second Symposium on Service Learning and Community Engagement was held at the Institute of Critical Thinking on 12th March 2012, from 9 am to 4.30 pm. Hosted by The University of the West Indies’ Student Advisory Services in collaboration with the Office of the Deputy Principal, this event aimed to assist in creating graduates who are not only academically sound but also civic minded. The University of Trinidad and Tobago and the University of Louisville also assisted in the planning and implementation of this symposium.

New Online Programmes for September

The UWI Open Campus will offer three new degree programmes to undergraduate and postgraduate students, beginning in September 2012.

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Open Letter Volume 4 December 2011

Explaining that the UWI Open Campus was altering the face of education in the Caribbean by making it more affordable and accessible to all, Pro-Vice Chancellor and Principal of the University of th

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Filmmaker Chris Browne for March is Movie Month Series

Filmmaker Chris Browne for March is Movie Month Series

“March is Movie Month at Mona”, a weekly series at UWI on Jamaican film, continues on Friday March 9 at 6 pm at the Neville Hall Lecture Theatre (N1), UWI, Mona. This week features a presentation by Chris Browne entitled, “A Retrospective: The Work of Jamaican Filmmaker Chris Browne”. In his presentation Browne will speak about the challenges he ha

Developing Diaspora Bonds is the Focus of Public Lecture at UWI, Mona

Developing Diaspora Bonds is the Focus of Public Lecture at UWI, Mona

“Diaspora Bonds: Partnering with the Diaspora for Investment and Economic Growth” is the title of the public lecture organized by the Mona School of Business, UWI, Jamaica Diaspora Institute and the World Bank. The Lecture will be delivered by Dr. Dilip Ratha, Lead Economist and Manager of the Joint Migration and Remittances Team in the Dev

UWI Pop Society Concert- Rhythm of Life

UWI Pop Society Concert- Rhythm of Life

The UWI Pop Society presents Rhythm of Life on March 8-10, 2012 at 7 pm at the Philip Sherlock Centre for the Creative Arts (PSCCA). Guest performances will include: Chevaughn Clayton each night, Camille Davis on Friday and Saturday night and Michael Harris on Saturday night. 
 
Tickets are available at the Philip Sherlock Centre at $600 (presold)

Archaeology Public Lecture

Archaeology Public Lecture

The Department of History and Archaeology at UWI, Mona celebrates Archeology Week with a public lecture on Tuesday, March 6 at 7 pm at Room N3, UWI, Mona. The Lecture is entitled, “Recording and Preserving a Newly Discovered Cemetery on the UWI Mona Campus.” Dr. Stephan Lenik, Lecturer in the Department of History and Archaeology at UWI, Mona will

Best Practices for Writing Publishing More Effectively and Efficiently

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March 29, 2012 - 2:00pm - 4:30pm

 
The Instructional Development Unit (IDU) at UWI, Mona will host a Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Seminar, with a focus on the best practices for writing and publishing journal articles. This seminar will seek to provide information and tips for faculty who are

HRH Prince Henry of Wales Visits UWI, Mona on March 6

HRH Prince Henry of Wales Visits UWI, Mona on March 6

The University of the West Indies, Mona will play host to Prince Henry of Wales, popularly known as Prince Harry, on Tuesday, March 6, 2012, as part of a visit to Jamaica to commemorate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee  - the 60th year since her coronation as Queen of England. 
 
Prince Harry’s visit to Jamaica is one of three visits to Commonwealth c

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