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UWI Calendar July 2018

DCIT Computing Bootcamp
July 9 – 13
The UWI, St Augustine Campus, Trinidad

The Department of Computing and Information Technology (DCIT) at The UWI, St Augustine invites secondary school students in Forms 4, 5, and 6 as well as incoming undergraduate students to register for its Fourth Annual Computing Boot Camp. The camp aims to increase student interest in learning and applying Computing and Information Technology to improving the region. Activities will include: Python programming, robot car programming, web design, campus tours, career guidance and games. Registration is open until July 6 and costs $1,299 which includes camp materials, a t-shirt and meals.

For more information, visit http://sta.uwi.edu/fst/dcit/bootcamp or email dcit@sta.uwi.edu

UWI SPEC Football Camp
July 9 – 13
Sport and Physical Education Center
The UWI, St Augustine Campus, Trinidad

The UWI Sport and Physical Education Center (SPEC) invites young footballers seven to 17 years old (boys & girls) to sign up for its Vacation Football Camp. The camp runs from July 9 – 13 at UWI SPEC from 9:00am – 3:00pm, with pick-up by 4:30pm. It costs $650 with a discount of $25 off per sibling of registered camper. The camp will be run by qualified coaches from Football IQ Academy and participants will benefit from small side games, the World Cup competition, skills contests, quality training, and indoor futsal.

For more information on registration, contact: Christian Roberts: specinfo@sta.uwi.edu; 662-2002, ext. 84380

Arts in Action Discovery Camp
July 9 – 27 & August 6 – 18
The DCFA, The UWI, St Augustine Campus, Trinidad

The Arts in Action Discovery Camp for children 5 – 18 years old provides creative and exciting vacation activities 9am – 3pm daily at the Department of Creative and Festival Arts (DCFA), Gordon Street, St Augustine. It runs in two cycles: July 9 – 27 and August 6 – 18. This year campers and tutors will work toward hosting a children’s theatre production titled Jumbie Birds on July 28 and 29. Registration costs are $1,500 (July) and $850 (August).

For more information, email email@artsinaction.org or call 289-4242 | 384-9565

Chancellor’s Week
The UWI 70th anniversary celebration
July 23 – 29
The UWI, Mona Campus, Jamaica

For one week in July, thousands of alumni, students, staff and guests from across the Caribbean and beyond will come to Jamaica to The UWI’s Mona Campus for a week of activities hosted by Chancellor Robert Bermudez. Chancellor’s Week, from July 23 – 29, is a highlight of a year-long celebration of the University’s legacy of “70 years of service, 70 years of leadership”.

There will be a diverse, exciting programme of free and paid events to include academic gatherings, an awards function, parties and other entertainment.

Noting that the week-long celebration specially reaches out to The UWI’s vast alumni network inviting them to reconnect, share their success stories and re-engage with the University, Chancellor Bermudez says: “The UWI’s success has been each one of the graduates who has left our campuses to form the fabric of the West Indian society, in every field of endeavour. Chancellor’s Week is intended to bring back thousands of graduates to jointly celebrate their success and our success.”

Chancellor’s Week begins on Monday, July 23 with a Welcome Gala Reception hosted by Prime Minister of Jamaica, the Most Honourable Andrew Holness, MP, at Jamaica House.

On July 24, Nostalgic Conversations, an interactive public forum hosted at The UWI Regional Headquarters, will feature distinguished alumni reflecting on the history, contributions and achievements of The UWI and their shared experiences.

On July 25, at the Mona Visitors Lodge and Conference Centre, seven alumni selected by their peers and representing each decade from 1948 to present, will be honoured for their contributions at The 70th Anniversary Pelican Awards.

Come July 26, the four campuses’ Guilds of Students will stage Pelican Projections: A University for the Future – UWI then, UWI now, UWI to come. This forum at The UWI Mona’s Faculty of Law Lecture Theatre promises to be a thought-provoking panel discussion targeting students and the public.

The One UWI Festival and T-20 Cricket Match scheduled for July 27 will bring together past and current alumni from the various campuses. Free and open to the public, this event will feature pavilions showcasing the cuisine and culture of all The UWI campuses, competitions, entertainment and an exciting cricket match between a student team and a special Chancellor’s XI team at The UWI Mona Bowl.

Chancellor’s Week culminates with a weekend-long celebration of the music, colour and culture of the Caribbean. An all-inclusive Pelican All White Breakfast Party in collaboration with party promoters Sunnation, rolls out the festivities on July 28 at the Oriental Gardens on The UWI Mona Campus and will precede the UWI B4 Independence Party, also on the campus that evening, targeting party fans, and especially current and incoming students.

The week closes with the Chancellor’s Jazz Farewell on July 29. Dynamic jazz/reggae saxophonist and recording artiste from Barbados, Arturo Tappin will headline a cavalcade of some of the region’s most accomplished performers under the stars at the Oriental Gardens.

The special week of activities has already attracted partnership with notable sponsors, such as the Carrera’s Group, Phase 3, RJR Gleaner Communications Group, Sagicor, Tastee Ltd., and WISYNCO. Other corporate entities are invited to be part of this unique opportunity as Chancellor’s Platinum, Golden Pelican, Silver Scholar or One UWI Bronze partners.

Proceeds from Chancellor’s Week will go to The UWI Regional Endowment Fund to support undergraduate and graduate students, research and other developmental projects based on merit and financial need. Officially launched in July 2008 as part of the University’s 60th Anniversary celebrations, the Fund has since presented over 180 scholarships worth over US$1.1 million.

You can see a short YouTube video of Chancellor Robert Bermudez talking about the July 23 – 29 events here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SsUE_Ad5tiw&feature=youtu.be

For more details on the events, ticket/package purchases, and sponsorships, visit the website www.uwi.edu/alumnionline/uwi-chancellors-week, find @UWIAlumnionline on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, email at 70@alumni.uwi.edu or call 1-876-970-0967.

Rainforest to Reef
July 25 – 27
Teaching and Learning Complex
The UWI, St Augustine Campus, Trinidad

The Latin America and Caribbean Section (LACA) of the Society for Conservation Biology in collaboration with The UWI hosts the inaugural Latin America and Caribbean Congress for Conservation Biology (LACCCB 2018) under the theme Rainforest to Reef: Strengthening Connections between the Caribbean and the Americas. It runs 8am – 6pm on July 25 – 27.

For conference rates and registration information, visit https://lacccb2018.org/registration/.

Basic Surgical Skills Workshop
September 8 – 9
EWMSC, Mt Hope, Trinidad

The Faculty of Medical Sciences, Department of Clinical Surgical Sciences with the Royal College of Surgeons present the Basic Surgical Skills Workshop with UK course directors Eric Drabble and Professor Michael Parker and local course director Michael Ramdass. The workshop takes place September 8 and 9 at the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex (EWMSC), Mt Hope. The cost is: US$1,500 or TT$9,000 with an administrative fee of TT$500. Registration closes on July 31 (or as soon as spaces are filled).

For more information, visit the Campus Events Calendar at www.sta.uwi.edu/news/ecalendar.

Call for Papers – 13th Annual Caribbean Child Research Conference
November 15 – 16
The UWI, St Augustine Campus, Trinidad

The 13th Annual Caribbean Child Research Conference takes place November 15 – 16 under the theme Leaving No Child Behind: The 2030 Agenda. A call for papers is open with a deadline of July 23.

The Caribbean Child Research Conference is an annual regional conference which shares research on children and examines the status of children and child rights in the Caribbean. Children can attend and make presentations. It is a partnership of the Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies (SALISES), the Institute of International Relations (IIR) and the Institute for Gender and Development Studies (IGDS).

For more information, visit http://www.uwi.edu/salises/ccrc2018.php