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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.

UWI, Mona Hosts Education Forum

UWI, Mona Hosts Education Forum

The School of Education at UWI, Mona has organized a Forum on Education under the theme, “Education Transformation – Determining the Gain and Refocusing on the Challenges.” The event takes place on Tuesday, November 22, 2011 at 5 pm at Lecture Theatre 1, Faculty of Law, UWI, Mona. 
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UWI School of Education Forum

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November 22, 2011 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm


Faculty of Law- Lecture Room 1

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Open Letter Volume 4 September 2011

Open Letter Volume 4 September 2011

The University of the West Indies Open Campus Principal and Director of Sites visit Saint Vincent and the Grenadines in September 2011.


Authors: Open Campus

Professor Terence Seemungal lectures on the Scourge of NCDs

{gallery}http://www.flickr.com/photos/theuwi/sets/72157628135634612/{/gallery} THE UWI, ST. AUGUSTINE, Trinidad And Tobago-University of the West Indies (UWI) Professor of Medicine, Terence Seemungal, delivered his Professorial Inaugural Lecture, on Thursday 10th November, 2011, at 5:30pm, at the UWI St. Augustine Campus.

In his lecture titled, “The Rise of Non-communicable Diseases: definitely not a breath of fresh air!” Professor Seemungal addressed various types of non-communicable diseases, with a special emphasis on Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).

This lecture was chaired by Professor Vijay Naraynsingh, Head of the Department of Clinical Surgical Sciences, who also gave the welcome address. Professor Clement Sankat, Pro Vice Chancellor and UWI St. Augustine Campus Principal, delivered the opening remarks while Professor Samuel Ramsewak, Dean of the Faculty of Medical Sciences, introduced the feature speaker. Dr. Sherry Sandy, Senior Resident and DM Internal Medicine at the Port of Spain General Hospital, closed off the lecture with a vote of thanks.

The UWI SPEC International Half-Marathon 2011

{gallery}http://www.flickr.com/photos/theuwi/sets/72157627974193631/{/gallery} The University of the West Indies (UWI) St. Augustine Campus hosted its signature UWI SPEC 8th International Half-Marathon 2011 on Sunday 30th October, 2011, with First Citizens as the presenting sponsor.

USA’s George Towett took the first place position, coming in at a time of 1:06:41. Simon Sawe, from Kenya/USA, came in second at 1:08:03. Coming in third was Cleveland Forde from Guyana with a time of 1:08:55. Stephen Tanui was a close fourth at 1:08:59, and Trinidad’s very own Richard Jones hit the finish line a second later, at 1:09:00, taking fifth place.

The only traffic-free race in the region, the Half-Marathon was one of the most anticipated events on the local athletic calendar.

Since its inception in 2004, the UWI SPEC International Half-Marathon has grown tremendously. This year, over 1,000 local, regional and international athletes competed for over TT$135,000 in prizes. There were also specific categories for UWI students and staff, and wheelchair as well as physically challenged competitors.

Once again, this year’s race was electronically timed and any records broken in this AIMS-certified (Association of International Marathons and Distance Races), and International Amateur Athletics Federation (IAAF)-accredited race was recognized worldwide.


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