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Psychiatric Association Conference 2012 Explores Sex and the Society

Psychiatric Association Conference 2012 Explores Sex and the Society

“Sex and the Society” is the topic for discussion at the annual Jamaica Psychiatric Association Conference slated for Sunday, August 12, 2012 starting at 8 am at the Mona Visitor’s Lodge and Conference Centre. The main address will be delivered by Dr. Jaswant Guzder, McGill University on the topic, Attachment, Identity and Sexuality: Influences in

Statue of Mahatma Gandhi Unveiled at UWI, Mona

Statue of Mahatma Gandhi Unveiled at UWI, Mona

The University of the West Indies, Mona will host the Unveiling of the Statue of Mahatma Gandhi at the Courtyard in the Faculty of Humanities and Education, UWI, Mona. The Unveiling Ceremony takes place on Thursday, July 12, 2012 at 6 pm.
 
The Statue is a donation to the University from the Government of India.
 
The university community is invited

UWI Rooting for Jehue

{gallery}http://www.flickr.com/photos/theuwi/sets/72157630533415986/{/gallery} Before leaving for London on Thursday, Jehue Gordon, final-year student of The UWI St. Augustine Campus’ Sports Management programme, visited the Office of the Campus Principal on Wednesday July 11th, 2012.

Professor Clement Sankat, Pro-Vice Chancellor and Campus Principal, chatted with the track and field athlete, assuring him of UWI’s support. The Principal then presented Gordon with tokens from the University, in hopes they would “enrich his journey.”

Jehue will compete for the gold medal in the Men’s 400m Olympic Hurdle. Round 1, takes place on 3rd August at 11:15am. The Semi-final follow on August 4th at 7pm with the Final on August 6th at 8.45pm.

Sod Turning for New Workforce Research Centre at The UWI, St. Augustine

{gallery}http://www.flickr.com/photos/theuwi/sets/72157630518058082/{/gallery} “Construction of a Centre for Workforce Research and Development (CWRD) proves vital for our country’s development,” said Professor Clement Sankat, Principal and Pro-Vice Chancellor of The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus. Professor Sankat said the CWRD will focus on harmonizing, standardizing and coordinating labour market research as he welcomed guests on Tuesday July 10, 2012 at the commemoration of construction of the CWRD, held at The UWI, St. Augustine Campus, at the Office of the Campus Principal, which was part of the sod-turning event.

Find out more at sta.uwi.edu/news/releases/release.asp?id=958.

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

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