UWI Calendar May - June 2012
His excellency, the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada conducts a State visit to Trinidad and Tobago to mark 50 years of bilateral relations between Trinidad and Tobago and Canada, as well as the 50th anniversary of our country’s independence. As a part of this visit, uwI will host a panel discussion with Trinidadian and Canadian delegates on the subject of educational linkages. His excellency will deliver the keynote address on the topic “educating and Innovating in a Connected world.”
For further information, please contact the Office of the Campus Principal at 662-2002 Ext. 83937.
The Open lectures Committee at The UWI, St. Augustine hosts the second panel discussion in commemoration of the country’s 50th Independence Anniversary, titled “Trinidad and Tobago: Our Place in the Region.” The discussion will be chaired by Sir Shridath Ramphal and features panelists such as Ambassador Paulo Sergio Traballi Bozzi of the Brazilian embassy, Mr. Arthur Lok Jack and Professor Hollis Liverpool.
For further information, please contact Ms. Patricia Sampson at 662-2002, Ext. 82254.
The Caribbean Centre for Money and Finance, The University of the west Indies, hosts the Caribbean Business Executive Seminar on “The future of the Pension Industry in the Caribbean”. Registration for the event will take place on the day, beginning at 8am. Representatives from major financial institutions in the region will be speaking at the Seminar. These include Mr. Ewart Williams, Governor, Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago; the Honourable Winston Dookeran, Minister of Finance, Republic of Trinidad and Tobago; and Mr. Will Price, Senior Financial Sector Specialist, World Bank.
For further information, please contact Mrs. Kathleen Charles at 662-2269, 662-2002 Ext. 82544, or via e-mail at email@example.com
The Alma Jordan Library hosts the Seminar on the Acquisition of Latin American Library Materials (SALALM) LVII Conference. This conference follows the theme Popular Culture: Arts and Social Change in Latin America.
For further information, please contact Ms Elmelinda Lara, SALALM Conference Coordinator, at 662-2002 Ext 83414, or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Trade and Economic Development Unit, a research cluster at The UWI’s Department of Economics, hosts a conference on Revenue Management in Hydrocarbon Economies. This conference will address some of these critical success factors within the context of revenue management.
For further information, please contact the Trade and Economic Development Unit, Department of Economics, at 662 -2002 ext 83233 or 83231 or via e-mail at email@example.com or visit the conference website at http://sta.uwi.edu/conferences/12/revenue/index.asp
The Department of Life Sciences hosts the 5th European Conference of Poeciliid Biologists. This conference is held every two years and this year, for the first time since its inception, it will be held outside of Europe. Approximately 100 delegates from USA, Canada, Mexico, South America, Britain, Europe, India and Australia will visit The UWI St. Augustine Campus to attend the conference, scheduled to take place from 8 am-5:30 pm each day.
For further information, please contact Dr Amy Deacon or Professor Indar Ramnarine via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 7th Caribbean Creative Writers’ Residential Workshop is sponsored by the Cropper Foundation, and organised in partnership with The UWI’s Department of Creative and Festival Arts and Department of Liberal Arts. Ten writers who have not as yet published any of their works will be chosen from across the Caribbean to join this year’s residential workshop which will focus on writing fiction, plays and poetry. The workshop will be facilitated by Professor Funso Aiyejina and Dr. Merle Hodge at a secluded, writing-inducing setting somewhere in Trinidad.
For further information, please contact Dr. Dani Lyndersay at 628-4792, Ms. Rhoda Bharath at 779-7457 or Ms. Marissa Brooks 662-2002 ext. 83040, or via e-mail at MarissaUWI@gmail.com.
The UWI collaborates with the Caribbean Philosophical Association (CPA) to host the CPA’s 2012 Annual Meeting, themed “Shifting the Geography of Reason IX: Racial Capitalism and the Creole Discourses of Native-, Indo-, Afro-, and Euro-Caribbeans.” Under this broad heading, the CPA will examine the impact of the global capitalist crisis on old and new thinking in the Creole discourses of the region.
For further information, please contact the Caribbean Philosophical Association via e-mail at email@example.com.