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National Secondary Schools’ Geography Awareness Photo Competition Prize Giving Ceremony

{gallery}http://www.flickr.com/photos/theuwi/sets/72157632807310440/{/gallery} The Geography Department hosted the Geography Awareness Week in Trinidad & Tobago, part of an international effort to raise awareness of geographical issues at all levels and ages in society. The Secondary School’s Geography Awareness Photo Competition was an important part of this – the visualisation and representation of landscapes and peoples is an essential skill in Geography, and the entrants showed commendable skill in this field.

The results were as follows:
First Place: “Blue Meets Green”- Sarika Bhageratty, St Francois Girls’ College
Second Place: “Elemental” -Jeremiah Jacob, Naparima Boys’ College
Third Place: “Amazing Cliff”- Patricia Joanna Gordon, San Fernando Secondary School

Geography at UWI St Augustine has had a brief but dynamic history. The subject was taught first in 2005 (prior to this students attended UWI in Jamaica), with a first group of 39 students graduating in 2008. We became a full department in 2012, and should be offering a full BSc degree this year. Meanwhile there are 10 students pursuing MPhil and PhD degrees in a range of environmental topics, from the impact of beach changes on Leatherback Turtles to the public perception of earthquakes in Tobago to the historical geography of Arima. The 2013 Caribbean Rhodes scholarship went to a Trinidadian for the first time in a decade, and the recipient is one of our Geography graduates, shortly to pursue a post-graduate course in climate change impact at the University of Oxford.

Writers ' Workshop by Lorna Goodison

Event Date: 

March 2, 2013 - 10:00am - 1:00pm

Distinguished Jamaican writer, Lorna Goodison, will conduct a workshop for aspiring writers on Saturday, March 2, 2013 at the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus.
 
This workshop is the latest in the Writers’ Workshop series put on by the UWI Department of Literatures

KUUMBA - Creative Market Place

Event Date: 

February 27, 2013 - 10:00am - 5:00pm

Event Date: 

February 28, 2013 - 10:00am - 5:00pm

The Lawns of the Philip Sherlock Centre will be transformed into a colourful display of art and craft, exotic jewelry and fashion, Caribbean food and much more on February 27th and 28th 2013.
 
Come explore

Elect Her 2013

Event Date: 

March 2, 2013 (Time To Be Announced)

Elect Her is a one-day training programme that encourages university women to run for student government on their campus in the hopes that they will later run for elected office at the highest levels of leadership.
The Mary Seacole Hall with the help of the American Association of

“If I could write this on zinc I would write this on zinc

Event Date: 

February 25, 2013 - 6:00pm

The Philip Sherlock Lecture for 2013 will be delivered by Dr. Kei Miller, at the Philip Sherlock Centre for the Creative Arts, UWI, Mona on Monday February 25 at 6p.m. 
 
Dr. Miller’s Lecture is cryptically entitled “If I could write this on zinc I would write this on zinc.”
 

“If I could write this on zinc I would write this on zinc

Event Date: 

February 25, 2013 - 6:00pm

The Philip Sherlock Lecture for 2013 will be delivered by Dr. Kei Miller, at the Philip Sherlock Centre for the Creative Arts, UWI, Mona on Monday February 25 at 6p.m. 
 
Dr. Miller’s Lecture is cryptically entitled “If I could write this on zinc I would write this on zinc.”
 

Hair Stories: Exploring Pervasive Attitudes towards Hair and Beauty Within Black Communities

Event Date: 

February 22, 2013 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

The Dept of Sociology, Psychology and Social Work in celebration of Black History Month, presents a Symposium: Hair Stories: Exploring Pervasive Attitudes towards Hair and Beauty within Black Communities.
 
It will feature presentations by  Dr. Imani Tafari-Ama, (Author

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