Welcome to The Inaugural
Canada Caribbean
Research Symposium (CCRS)

February 17 - 19, 2020 | Regional Headquarters of The UWI in Kingston, Jamaica

data-autoplay="true"> About The Event

About The Symposium

The Canada Caribbean Research Symposium (CCRS) is the inaugural event of the Canada Caribbean Institute. Organized by The University of the West Indies (The UWI) and Brock University , the symposium is aimed at presenting current research and projects being conducted on issues pertinent to Canada and the Caribbean, while also providing researchers and interested stakeholders with an opportunity to connect and consider future collaborations.

Who Should Attend The CCRS?

  • Researchers
  • Tertiary level students
  • Policy-makers from across Canada and the Caribbean

Where

The CCRS is scheduled to be held at the Regional Headquarters of The UWI in Kingston, Jamaica.

When

Monday - Wednesday
February 17 - 19, 2020

Keynote Speakers and Presenters

Here are some of our symposium speakers

Speaker 1

Dr. Donald Cyr

Canada and the Caribbean: The Growing Issue of Tax Havens

Speaker 2

Dr. Richard Bernal

Canada-CARICOM Trade and Investment: Time for an Upgrade

Speaker 3

Dr. Lissa Paul

Lessons to 21st Century Children from the Enslaved Children in Canadian and Caribbean Fugitive Slave Ads

Speaker 4

Dr. Damian Cohall

SWOT Analysis of Medicinal Cannabis Industry: The Caribbean - Canada Connection

Speaker 5

Dr. Liette Vasseur

Healthy Planet, Healthy People: A journey from local to global

Speaker 6

Dr. Talia Esnard

A Story of Intra-Household Dynamics, Seasonal Migration, and Social Mobility

Speaker 6

Dr. Michael Bucknor

Canadian Routes: Transnational Sites of Caribbean Literary Development

Speaker 6

Dr. Richard Ndayizigamiye

Grounding our Roots and Routes

Speaker 6

Dr. Jean Ntakirutiman

Grounding our Roots and Routes

Event Schedule

Here is our event schedule

Registration

Once you arrive at the venue, ensure that you collect your registration package

Opening Session

  • Welcome

  • Remarks by Vice-Chancellor of The UWI

  • Remarks by President and Vice-Chancellor of Brock University

  • Formal launch of the CCI

Keynote Speaker

Introduction of the Keynote Speaker

Keynote Speaker

Discussion/House-keeping matters

Break Time

BREAK

Keynote Presentations & Panel Discussions

Each keynote presentation will be 15 minutes in duration, followed by a panel discussion after both presentations.


• Caribbean Economic Growth and Trade with Canada Dr. Richard Bernal

• Caribbean Economic Growth and Trade with Canada Dr. Donald Cyr

• Panel discussion


• Social Issues and Education Dr. Lissa Paul

• Social Issues and Education Dr. Talia Esnard

• Panel discussion

Lunch

Lunch Time

Lunch will be provided in the UWI RHQ main Cafeteria and in the Neal and Massey Lounge

Keynote Presentations & Panel Discussions continued

Each keynote presentation will be 15 minutes in duration, followed by a panel discussion after both presentations.


2:30 PM - 3:15 PM

• Health and the Environment Dr. Liette Vasseur

• Health and the Environment Dr. Damain Cohall

• Panel discussion


3:30 PM - 4:15 PM

• Caribbean culture and the diaspora Dr. Richard Ndayizigamiye, Dr.Jean Ntakirutiman

• Caribbean culture and the diaspora Dr. Michael Bucknor

• Panel discussion

Closing Session

W

Reception

Research Presentations and Posters
Each panel presentation will have three 20-minute presentations followed by discussion

Registration

Research Presentations

Room 1: Caribbean Economic Growth and Trade with Canada - Panel #1
Room 2: Social issues and Education in the Caribbean and Canada - Panel #1
Room 3: Health and the Environment in the Caribbean and Canada - Panel #1
Room 4: Caribbean Culture and the Diaspora - Panel #1

Break Time

Break and Poster Session #1 (Lobby area)

Research Presentations

Room 1: Caribbean Economic Growth and Trade with Canada - Panel #2
Room 2: Social issues and Education in the Caribbean and Canada - Panel #2
Room 3: Health and the Environment in the Caribbean and Canada - Panel #2
Room 4: Caribbean Culture and the Diaspora - Panel #2

Alejandrin Littel

Lunch

Research Presentations

Room 1: Caribbean Economic Growth and Trade with Canada - Panel #3
Room 2: Social issues and Education in the Caribbean and Canada - Panel #3
Room 3: Health and the Environment in the Caribbean and Canada - Panel #3
Room 4: Caribbean Culture and the Diaspora - Panel #3

Break Time

Break and Poster Session #2 (Lobby area)

Research Presentations

Room 1: Caribbean Economic Growth and Trade with Canada - Panel #4
Room 2: Social issues and Education in the Caribbean and Canada - Panel #4
Room 3: Health and the Environment in the Caribbean and Canada - Panel #4
Room 4: Caribbean Culture and the Diaspora - Panel #4

The End

Closing Session

Tour of the Mona Campus of The University of the West Indies

Individual research collaboration meetings or Off-campus field trip (Additional fee charged separately)



Event Venue

Event venue location info and gallery

The UWI Regional Headquarters, Kingston

The building, commonly referred to as the 'Centre', situated across from the main entrance to the Mona campus of The UWI, houses the Vice-Chancellery, the central administrative arm of the University's five campuses - Mona (Jamaica), St Augustine (Trinidad and Tobago), Cave Hill (Barbados), Five Islands (Antigua and Barbuda) and the Open Campus with a presence in all the countries that support The UWI.

Accommodation

Please note that participants are responsible for their own travel and accommodation arrangements. Below is a list of hotels in the New Kingston area (approximately 6.5 kms from the Symposium venue).


For more modest accommodation located on the Mona campus, consider:

F.A.Qs

Registration and Tours

Registration

(Fees include lunch and coffee breaks on February 17 and 18, tour of the Mona Campus on February 19)

General Admission:

Early Bird  (up to January 17, 2020): US$150

Regular  (January 18-February 16, 2020): US$200

Graduate Students (with valid ID):

Early Bird(up to January 17, 2020): US$60

Regular(January 18-February 16, 2020): US$100

Refund Policy: No Refunds.

Please Note:

  • The UWI will cover the Symposium registration cost for registrants – faculty, staff and graduate students - who possess a valid UWI identification number.
  • Brock Univeristy will cover the Symposium registration cost for registrants – faculty, staff and graduate students - who possess a valid Brock University identification number


MONA CAMPUS TOUR
FREE

  • Approx. 653 acre campus
  • View Artefacts and Structures of Historical and Cultural Significance
  • View Research Facilities
Tour The Discovery Bay Marine Lab
US $55

  • Transportation to Discovery Bay (1 hour and half from Kingston)
  • Break meal
  • Lunch meal


Contact Us

For more information about this symposium, see contact information below.

Address

Office of Global Affairs (OGA)
Regional Headquarters
The University of the West Indies
Mona, Jamaica

Email

ccrs@uwi.edu

Sponsors