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The UWI-Trinidad and Tobago Research and Development Impact Fund



Project Name: Work/Life Balance & Ageing in Trinidad: Studying the Productivity and well being of Working Men and Women
Team Leader:
Prof. Patricia Mohammed


“Work/ Life Balance” Project Online Survey Open Now!

work life balance logoWhat does“Work/Life Balance" mean to you? Do you maintain a supportive and healthy work and family environment?What are your day to day challenges around family life and work? How do you handle the pressures of taking care of family and children?

Do you depend on elders or retired family members for childcare? Do you care for ageing people in your life?These are some of the questions raised in an ongoing UWI RDI project on“Work/Life Balance and Ageing in Trinidad”through the Institute for Gender and DevelopmentStudies and the SocialWork Unit.

The project team hopes to gather informationabout your day to day and family responsibilities. They are also interested in your ideas and thoughts aboutsupport systems and care work.The project team assures you that this survey and all information obtained will be confidential and keptsecurely as they work on this project.

All participants in this online survey will remain anonymous. You are free to refuse to participate or withdraw at anytime. The survey will remain open until November 30, 2016.

Please select the link below to complete the survey:https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/IGDSWLB

For more information about the project, visit our website:


Past Events


choco dayWorld Cocoa and Chocolate Day

World Cocoa and Chocolate Day celebrated a two day "open-to-public" expo on September 30th, 2016 and on October 1st, 2016 at the JFK Auditorium. This was the fifth annual celebration of cocoa and chocolate hosted by theCocoa Research Centre which showcased the collaborated efforts from farmer groups, chocolatiers, manufactureres of soap and cosmetics and governmental organizations to name a few.

For more information on the event, please click HERE



Two day training on Plant Disease Diagnosis

The two day training on Plant Disease Diagnosis was conducted in the Department of Food Production, Faculty of Food and Agriculture, The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine from 13 to 14th July, 2016 to Agricultural Extension Officers of Trinidad and Tobago...read more


school children ADOPT competitionADOPT Nationals Secondary Schools Competition

The Faculty of Food and Agriculture in partnership with REPSOL recently ended its first annual ADOPT (Agriculture Demonstration of Practices and Technologies) Secondary School Competition...read more




The UWI RDI Fund “At Risk Youth Project” targets Youth Crime and Violence in Schools

On April 11, 2013, The T & T Chamber of Commerce in collaboration with Dr. Sandra Celestine of the UWI hosted a Press Conference revealing Dr. Celestine’s UWI- RDI Fund project...read more



denise beckles final imageRDI Fund researcher makes inroads in environment & community health

On March 14, 2013, The University of the West Indies researcher, Dr. Denise Beckles and a team from the Department of Chemistry, led a public forum at the Cemetery Street, Heights of Guanapo...read more




Towards the re-development of Competitive Citrus Industry in Trinidad and Tobago

On 11 December 2012, RDI Fund Project Team Leader, Dr. Govind Seepersad hosted a Citrus Workshop at the Rudranath Capaldeo Centre, Mc Bean Couva...read more