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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.

Read the full press release at bit.ly/RtH3O2

UWI’s Strategic Plan 2012 – 2017

UWI’s Strategic Plan 2012 – 2017

In September 2011, under the leadership of Vice Chancellor Professor E. Nigel Harris, The University of the West Indies officially began developing its fourth five-year Strategic Plan. Over the past year, The University Office of Planning and Development, headed by Pro Vice Chancellor Professor Andrew Downes, has done an admirable job coordinating

Professor Emeritus Barry Higman to be Honoured at History at Fifty Conference at UWI, Mona

Professor Emeritus Barry Higman to be Honoured at History at Fifty Conference at UWI, Mona

The Department of History and Archaeology, UWI, Mona will honour Professor Emeritus Barry Higman during the Conference, History at Fifty slated for November 8-10, 2012. Professor Barry Higman will be honoured for his valuable contribution to institutional and curriculum development in the Department and the UWI, and to the wider Jamaican and

Registration Extended

Registration (without penalty) extended - August 13 - September 08, 2012
Teaching commences - September 03, 2012
Registration (with penalty) - September 09 - 14, 2012

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Rolf Richards Lecture 2012

Rolf Richards Lecture 2012

“Non-Communicable Diseases in Public Health” is the title of the Rolf Richards Distinguished lecture hosted by the Department of Medicine, UWI, Mona.  Dr. Beverley Barnett, PAHO/ WHO Representative will deliver the lecture. The event is set to take place on Friday, September 7, 2012 at 7 pm at the Main Medical Lecture Theatre, located at the Univ

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