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Mango Festival


The UWI, in collaboration with the Network of Rural Women Producers Trinidad and Tobago (NRWP) and the Ministry of Food Production, Land and Marine Affairs, hosted the 4th Annual Mango Festival on Sunday 8th July, 2012, at the UWI Field Station, Mt. Hope. This year, the festival followed the theme “A celebration of the utility and diversity of mango.”

Entrepreneurship Boot Camp Closing Ceremony

{gallery}http://www.flickr.com/photos/theuwi/sets/72157630750067892/{/gallery} A business plan for a web-based store specialising in Carnival costumes took the $50,000 first prize in the Entrepreneurship Boot Camp competition, jointly held by The University of the West Indies (UWI). The announcement was made at the camp’s closing ceremony on Friday July 20th, 2012, at The UWI’s Institute of Critical Thinking.
Ms. Zidelle Daniel’s winning plan focused on design, production and export through WorldMas.com, a website allowing visitors to construct their own costumes by selecting just what they desire.
The Entrepreneurship Boot Camp 2012 took place from July 2nd to 6th, at The UWI’s Institute of Critical Thinking. It targeted recent university graduates and final year undergraduate students and aimed to help them think like entrepreneurs and give them the necessary skills.

Spirit of Chocolate

{gallery}http://www.flickr.com/photos/theuwi/sets/72157630747700634/{/gallery} Yet another fiftieth anniversary is being celebrated this year as the Cocoa Research Unit celebrates its lifetime of research, conservation and outreach. The CRU, one of the premier inhabitants of the community of The UWI, has a rich legacy as it is the successor to the Cocoa Research Scheme of the Imperial College of Tropical Agriculture which started work on cocoa as early as 1930.
As one of the events planned to mark this historic milestone, the CRU hosted a “Spirit of Chocolate” Festival at the Hilton Trinidad on July 21, 2012. It was an evening dedicated not only to pleasure for the senses but to encourage investors to see the endless possibilities and creations offered by chocolate – and the cocoa industry.

Open Letter June 2012

Saint Lucian author Loverly Sheridan released her first book, A Girl Like Me in her native island. The book launch took place at The University of The West Indies Open Campus St.

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Opening Ceremony for the Social Determinants of Health Internship Programme

{gallery}http://www.flickr.com/photos/theuwi/sets/72157630728717384/{/gallery} The University of the West Indies(UWI) has partnered with the Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health in New York, through the J.William Fulbright NEXUS Scholarship Programme, and local NGOs, to establish the Social Determinants of Health Internship Training Programme for secondary school students.

The Internship targets fifth and sixth form students specifically. It accommodates 20 interns and will last for four weeks, from July 16th to August 17th, 2012.

The programme was launched at UWI's Faculty of Medical Sciences, Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex,Mt. Hope.

Visit from Minister of Ecuador

{gallery}http://www.flickr.com/photos/theuwi/sets/72157630728222210/{/gallery} UWI to work with Ecuadorian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

The Ecuadorian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Integration, His Excellency Mr. Ricardo Patiño, accompanied by his delegation, visited the St. Augustine Campus of The University of the West Indies (UWI) on Tuesday 17th July, 2012, to meet with the Campus administration, as well as with representatives of Trinidad and Tobago’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, to discuss forging a relationship between the two countries.

Acting Campus Principal and Dean of the Faculty of Science and Agriculture, Professor Dyer Narinesingh, as well as representatives of the various Faculties, Departments and Units on Campus, greeted the visitors at the Campus Principal’s Office where they discussed UWI’s role in this partnership.

The meeting ended with an official agreement to begin collaborations as soon as possible.

The Faculty of Medical Sciences, Annual Research Conference and Workshop

The Faculty of Medical Sciences, Annual Research Conference and Workshop, University of the West Indies, U

7 Nov 2012 (All day) - 9 Nov 2012 (All day)

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