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Open Letter August 2012

The 13th biennial Staff Inter Campus Games hosted at the Cave Hill Campus was a historic moment as the Open Campus participated as a separate campus for the first time.

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UWI, Mona Hosts Lecture to Mark 150th Anniversary of Chattel Slavery

UWI, Mona Hosts Lecture to Mark 150th Anniversary of Chattel Slavery

Dr. Raymond Brown, U.S. Deputy Chief of Mission examines the topic Chattel Slavery in the United States of America in a public lecture organized by the Department of History and Archaeology, UWI, Mona and the Embassy of the United States, Kingston. The Lecture is entitled, “Unfolding History: Chattel Slavery in the U.S.A. The Sesquicentennial A

UWI, Mona Hosts Medical Physics Lecture

UWI, Mona Hosts Medical Physics Lecture

The Department of Physics at UWI, Mona will host a public lecture which will share the experiences of the Medical Physics Programme at University of São Paulo, Brazil in clinical and research. The event is set for Thursday, September 13, 2012 at 5:30 pm at Physics Lecture Room A, UWI. Dr. Patrícia Nicolucci, Professor, Medical Physics, University o

UWI Life Prime 2012

{gallery}http://www.flickr.com/photos/theuwi/sets/72157631519333974/{/gallery} UWI Life Prime was the final event of the Campus’ annual UWI Life orientation event, themed MY UWI L.I.F.E. (Learn, Imagine, Focus, Engage), and took place on Saturday 1st September, 2012, at The UWI SPEC. This event focused on first-year postgraduate and first-year part-time, evening and mature undergraduate students, aiming to provide the more matured students with the necessary tools to balance work, family and academics, and to help them shift from the work arena to student life.

UWI Life Prime was hosted by comedienne, Philomena, and included welcoming remarks by UWI St. Augustine Campus Principal, Professor Clement Sankat, and entertainment by the Department of Creative and Festival Arts’ (DCFA) Arts in Action group, Drama Making a Difference (DMAD). Current UWI postgraduate student, Mrs. Hazel-Ann Luke-Douglas, delivered the feature address, speaking of her own experiences as a mature UWI student. The event ended with a question and answer session between students and members of UWI’s administration, moderated by Evening University Coordinator, Ms. Kristy Smith.

UWI Life Student 2012

{gallery}http://www.flickr.com/photos/theuwi/sets/72157631519258642/{/gallery} On Thursday 30th August, 2012, all first-year and first-time undergraduate students gathered at the UWI SPEC for UWI Life student, the second event in the Campus’ annual orientation programme – UWI Life. This year the programme followed the theme MY UWI L.I.F.E and the event aimed to encourage students to embrace some tenets of L.I.F.E. – Learn, Imagine, Focus, Engage – to help them succeed throughout their academic careers.

The day opened with tassa drumming and the lively atmosphere it inspired continued throughout the day. The morning session was hosted by TV/radio personality, Jason Williams, and included remarks by The UWI St. Augustine Campus Principal, Professor Clement Sankat; Deputy Principal, Professor Rhoda Reddock; and entertainment by the Department of Creative and Festival Arts’ (DCFA) Arts in Action group, Drama Making a Difference (DMAD). Dr. Dianne Douglas, Clinical Psychologist, delivered the feature address and Dr. Deirdre Charles, Director of Student Advisory Services, introduced students to their First Year Experience. During the lunch period, students were invited to mingle and get to know each other while visiting the information village’s booths set up by different departments and offices on Campus. Then they trekked back to the UWI SPEC for an entertaining afternoon.

The afternoon session was hosted by comedienne, Nicki Crosby, and continued the ‘getting-to-know-you’ theme with games, competitions, including karaoke, and giveaways. Throughout the event the UWI Life Mascots were front and centre, posing with students for pictures taken at the event’s photo booth.

UWI Life Support 2012

{gallery}http://www.flickr.com/photos/theuwi/sets/72157631513850849/{/gallery} As a part of its annual UWI Life orientation programme, The UWI St. Augustine Campus invited the parents, guardians and spouses of all first-year students to UWI Life support, where they learnt what to expect now that their loved ones are university students and how to provide the best support system for them during their time at UWI. UWI Life Support was the first event of the UWI Life programme, themed MY UWI L.I.F.E. (Learn, Imagine, Focus, Engage) and it took place on Wednesday 29th August, 2012, at the UWI SPEC.

Mr. David Moses, Acting Campus Registrar, and Candice Allain, Vice President of the Guild of Students, were the hosts for the night. Entertainment was provided by the Department of Creative and Festival Arts’ (DCFA) Arts in Action group, Drama Making a Difference (DMAD), and Dr. Dianne Douglas, Clinical Psychologist, was the feature speaker. UWI Life Support ended with a question and answer session where parents, guardians and spouses were encouraged to voice their concerns and have them addressed by members of UWI’s administration.

UWI,Mona Set to Defend Championship Title at UWI/ UTech Championship 2012

UWI,Mona Set to Defend Championship Title at UWI/ UTech Championship 2012

The third staging of the UWI/UTech Championship is set for Saturday, September 15, 2012 starting at 10am at the Mona Bowl. Three time winners and defending champions, Mona Pelicans, will compete to retain the title in seven sporting disciplines namely: football, netball, cricket, volleyball, basketball and rugby.  The Championship will be followed

UWI Medical Programmes Receives Accreditation

UWI Medical Programmes Receive Full Accreditation

The University of the West Indies

continues to lead the way with successful accreditation of its programmes. The Caribbean

Accreditation Authority in Medicine and the Health Professions (CAAM-HP) recently accredited

UWI’s MBBS degree programme for the period 2012-2017. UWI’s is the first Medical

programme in CAAM-HP’s history to achieve accreditation for a five-year period.

Fifty Trees for Fifty Years

{gallery}http://www.flickr.com/photos/theuwi/sets/72157631453684528/{/gallery} “What we do to the environment today will be the legacy we leave for our children and grandchildren to inherit tomorrow.” This from Professor Clement Sankat, Principal and Pro Vice Chancellor of The University of the West Indies (UWI), St. Augustine Campus, as the Campus commemorated the 50th anniversary of Trinidad and Tobago’s Independence with a gift of green for the country’s future leaders. Professor Sankat made this statement on Monday 27th August, 2012, when Government officials and members of the Campus administration gathered at his office to witness a tree planting ceremony. The ceremony marked the beginning of The UWI’s commitment to plant one tree for each year that our country has been an independent nation.

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