When times get tough, it’s time to step up and step out! In other words, it’s time to engage! Take a look at some of the highlights of our year! Click the links for full articles, photos and videos. Find out more about how we’ve been working with governments, business, civil society and the wider community to promote accelerated growth and a strong sustainable future for our region!
Children from the Heights of Guanapo joined children at UWI’s Discover Camp to learn about Aquaponics from resaerchers and members of the Guanapo community.
The 2nd Research Expo took place under the theme Advancing Knowledge, Impacting Lives. A companion book, website and videos were produced to support the event and spread the word about the research and innovation taking place on the Campus. Also see this article in UWI Today.
The Campus launched its first phase of The UWI/ China Agricultural University (CAU) Agricultural Innovation Park (AIP) at the University’s East Campus - the 200-acre farm at Orange Grove.
Art was the name suggested by celebrated artist and mas man, Peter Minshal for the new DCFA building at Cheeseman Avenue.
On Christmas Eve, DCFA students, Tasha Frank and Chelsea Sherry Ramjit were presented the Derek Walcott Bursary in Creative and Festival Arts by the Nobel Laureate himself.
He crossed the greats traditions of our music, was unique and innovative, representing the best of Trinidad and Tobago, a wonderful human being and a true friend of The UWI. He was always there for us and I will miss him" – Professor Clement Sankat, Pro Vice-Chancellor and Campus Principal on the passing of pan pioneer, Mr Jit Samaroo, DLitt.
The UWI, Media 21 and Ministry of Community Development Culture and the Arts came together in continued support of local arts and culture to dedicate to distinguished musical veteran, Roy Cape.
Volume 1 of a two-part publication coming out of the Distinguished Lecture Series ‘Conversations with Prime Ministers’ hosted by the campus to commemorate T&T’s 50th anniversary of Independence in 2012.
Former Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, Professor Brian Copeland, was appointed Campus Principal Designate of The University of the West Indies (UWI) St. Augustine. He succeeded Professor Clement Sankat, who served two terms as Campus Principal from 2008.
The proceeds of events such as the UWI All-Inclusive Carnival Fete made it possible for hundreds of students over the years to benefit from scholarships and bursaries.
Known to many as “the mosquito man”, Professor Chadee was a renowned Entomologist and Parasitologist, and an expert in vector-borne diseases.
The Campus presented a cheque to musician and band-leader, Roy Cape – proceeds from the concert held in February.