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The UWI SPEC launches International Half-Marathon 2011

{gallery}http://www.flickr.com/photos/theuwi/sets/72157627598492663/{/gallery} The Sport and Physical Education Centre (SPEC) of The University of the West Indies (UWI), St Augustine Campus in Trinidad and Tobago, launched its signature UWI SPEC International Half-Marathon on Tuesday 20th September, 2011. Professor Clement Sankat, Principal of The UWI St. Augustine Campus, hosted the official media launch at the Office of the Campus Principal. First Citizens was the presenting sponsor of the UWI SPEC International Half-Marathon 2011.

The launch featured a welcome address by Ms. Lystra Francis, Director of the UWI SPEC (Ag.) and Race Director, and remarks by the Honourable Anil Roberts, Minister of Sport. It also included the presentation of the sponsorship cheque by Mr. Warren Sookdar, Chief Information Officer (Information and Communication Technology) at First Citizens, to Professor Sankat.

Top SEA students honoured at UWI Matriculation

{gallery}http://www.flickr.com/photos/theuwi/sets/72157627591401921/{/gallery} ST. AUGUSTINE, Trinidad and Tobago. The top eleven performers of the 2011 Secondary Entrance Assessment (SEA) were recognised by The University of the West Indies (UWI), St Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago, as part of the Campus’ annual Matriculation and Welcome Ceremony. This year, Senator The Honourable Mr. Fazal Karim, Minister of Science, Technology and Tertiary Education delivered the feature address at the Matriculation Ceremony, which took place on Thursday 15th September from 5pm at the JFK Quadrangle, UWI St. Augustine.

Professor E. Nigel Harris, UWI Vice Chancellor and Professor Clement Sankat, UWI Pro Vice Chancellor and St. Augustine Campus Principal, were also scheduled to speak at the Matriculation Ceremony, which welcomed new students as members of the academic community.
Professors Harris and Sankat recognised the incoming students as new members of academia.

Ms. Amrita J. Annamunthodo, signed the symbolic register on behalf of the students, and students were invited to sign the Matriculation Book and took the Academic Vow, led by Mr Amilcar Sanatan, UWI Student Guild President. Students were also encouraged to join the UWI Alumni Association after graduation.

Debt at Med School – UWI Student doctors fear dropout

UWI Student doctors fear dropout
Samantha Smith will be the first homegrown medical doctor in Madras, St Ann, and Andrea Salmon hopes to rewrite history in the inner-city community of Rockfort if she finds money to buy books, lab tools and diabetic medication.
The two, straight-A students, enrolled in the Faculty of Medical Sciences at the University of the West Indies, Mona, are among the country’s poorest who now have access to bettering their lives, but experience incomparable suffering trying to make ends meet.

The UWI St. Augustine Matriculation Ceremony 2010

{gallery}http://www.flickr.com/photos/theuwi/sets/72157627663498606/{/gallery} The top ten performers of the 2010 Secondary Entrance Assessment (SEA) were recognised by The University of the West Indies (UWI), St Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago, as part of the Campus’ annual Matriculation and Welcome Ceremony. This year, Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, Mrs Kamla Persad-Bissessar, was carded to deliver the featured address at the Matriculation Ceremony, which took place on Thursday 16th September from 5pm at the JFK Quadrangle.

Professor E. Nigel Harris, UWI Vice Chancellor and Professor Clement Sankat, UWI Pro Vice Chancellor and St Augustine Campus Principal, were also scheduled to speak at the Matriculation Ceremony, which served the traditional purpose of welcoming new students as members of the academic community. Professors Harris and Sankat recognised the incoming students as new members of academia.

Mr. Tichard Manwah signed the symbolic register on behalf of the students, and students were invited to sign the Matriculation Book and took the Academic Vow, led by Mr Hillan Morean, UWI Student Guild President. Students are traditionally also encouraged to join the UWI Alumni Association after graduation.

The ceremony included a formal procession of the University Council, which included Sir George Alleyne, UWI Chancellor, and Ewart Williams, St Augustine Campus Council Chairman and Central Bank Governor, as well as members of Campus Management, Faculty Deans and other members of academic and administrative staff.

Prof. Lino Briguglio visits The UWI St. Augustine Campus

{gallery}http://www.flickr.com/photos/theuwi/sets/72157627663299328/{/gallery} On Monday 12th September 2011, St. Augustine Campus Principal, Prof. Clement Sankat hosted a luncheon at which Prof. Lino Briguglio, Director of Small States Network for Economic Development, Central Bank of Malta delivered an address on the topic “Economic Vulnerability and Resilience in the Caribbean Small States”.
Guests invited to this luncheon include members of the University Community, government representatives, corporate citizens, Campus Council Chairman, Governor of the Central Bank, Ewart Williams, and senior staff at the bank, members of the diplomatic corps and other specially invited guests – Professor Emeritus Compton Bourne; Senator Professor Patrick Watson.

The Graphic Syllabus Workshop

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September 22, 2011 - 2:00pm - 4:30pm

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September 23, 2011 - 9:30am - 12:00pm

The Instructional Development Unit at UWI, Mona invites all members of the academic staff to a new and innovative workshop on Course Design - The Graphic Syllabus. The workshop will be held on Thursday, September

Lunch and Learn Seminar

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September 28, 2011 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm

The Instructional Development Unit, Mona, presents a seminar entitled, "Managing Discussions to Promote Learning and Engagement." The seminar takes place on Wednesday, September 28, 2011 at 1 pm.
For more information or to register please call us at 970-0376 or extensions 2341,

Snapshot of the Design Caribbean Show 2011

{gallery}http://www.flickr.com/photos/theuwi/sets/72157627655379536/{/gallery} THE UWI, ST. AUGUSTINE, Trinidad And Tobago – Kirie Ishmael, a student of the Visual Arts Unit of the Department of Creative and Festival Arts (DCFA) recently copped the “Best Young Designer” Award at the Design Caribbean show which took place from September 1-4 in Santo Domingo, in the Dominican Republic. Kirie won the award for her Design 3 project – Ibis-inspired jewellery.

The DCFA was well represented at the show, as five students (including Kirie) displayed work at the design fair. The other four students (and recent graduates) included Jade Achoy, Anyah McNeill, Natrisha Gangapersad and Ann Marie Samsoondar. The students benefitted from the opportunity to discuss their work with practitioners, international buyers and meet creative people from all over the Caribbean.

The Visual Arts Unit of the DCFA also played a major role in the Contemporary Caribbean Collection project which was well received at the show, through the collaboration of design lecturer, Lesley-Ann Noel and Italian design consultants Giulio and Valerio Vinaccia, and eleven local artisans and designers. This was made possible through a collaborative effort between the International Trade Centre (ITC), the Caribbean Export Development Agency, the National Entrepreneurship Development Company (NEDCO) and the Visual Arts Unit of the DCFA.

Study Skills Workshop - What's Your Learning Style?

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September 15, 2011 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

The UWI, Mona Health Centre through the Counselling Service Unit presents a Study Skills Workshop entitled, “What's Your Learning Style?”on Thursday, September 15 at 2 pm.
 
The Workshop aims to highlight that although we share some learning patterns with others, each of us

Open Letter Volume 3 July 2011

Open Letter Volume 3 July 2011

Three years ago the UWI established an Open Campus for the purpose of extending the scope, enhancing the appeal and improving its service to the individuals and communities it serves. This was considered to be a bold move by the University, one that was overdue and much welcomed by those countries without full-fledged campuses. The Open Campus

Certificate in Journalism Commencement Ceremony

{gallery}http://www.flickr.com/photos/theuwi/sets/72157627617902602/{/gallery} THE UWI, ST. AUGUSTINE, Trinidad and Tobago – On Tuesday 6th September 2011, The UWI St. Augustine Campus Principal, Professor Clement Sankat, hosted a welcome for the students who were accepted into the inaugural Certificate in Journalism programme at the UWI.

The private commencement ceremony marked the actual “teaching start” to the programme which was launched in October last year. This new, one-year, full-time programme is designed for prospective and practising journalists who want to be prepared to perform more effectively in a 21st century media environment.

Launch of book 'Human Resource Management: A Reader for Students and Practitioners”

{gallery}http://www.flickr.com/photos/theuwi/sets/72157627617674228/{/gallery} Dr. Roland G. Baptiste, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Management Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, UWI, launched his new book, “Human Resource Management: A Reader for Students and Practitioners” on September 7th 2011.

The book contributes to Caribbean scholarship in the area of Human Resource Management by adding to the small body of empirical Human Resource Studies conducted in Trinidad and Tobago. It includes knowledge specific to the local environment and provides practitioners with food for thought and assistance with planning Human Resource Management interventions, as it points the way for further research. The book is not only targeted to academics and practitioners in the field, but also to the general public.

Before pursuing an academic career, Dr. Baptiste served as the Head of the Central Training Unit (Personnel Department) and Chief Personnel Officer, Government of Trinidad and Tobago. Currently he lectures in Human Resource Management, Organizational Behaviour, Organizational Development and Human Resource Development.
Dr. Baptiste’s book, “Human Resource Management: A Reader for Students and Practitioners” will be available in all major book stores and the UWI Bookshop.

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