The Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social & Economic Studies (SALI SES) will host the conference, “Turtle Conservation, ecotourism and sustainable community development.” The conference will serve as a forum for ideas on the critical issues related to the environment and its link to sustainable development.
For more information, please visit http://sta.uwi.edu/conferences/09/turtle/ or call (868) 662-2002 Ext. 2391.
The UWI official student orientation programme is set to kick off in September. The three-day event is expected to welcome the estimated 5,000 undergraduate students entering the institution in the 2009/2010 academic year. The programme consists of three sessions geared towards family and supporters of the enrollees, part-time and mature students and first-year undergraduate students.
As is customary, the Guild of Students has a week-long slate of activities for new students. There’s something for everyone, with activities ranging from aerobics, a 5K run, debates, allfours and video games. There is also a heavy cultural aspect with tassa and African drums presentations, a Caribbean delicacies tasting, a comedy show, karaoke and gospel presentations, and the annual fresher’s party. Orientation week will draw to a close with ‘UWI Style’, a show dedicated to fashion and featuring some of the local fashion industry’s best.
The Caribbean Centre for Money and Finance will host a seminar entitled “Strategies to Cope with Global Uncertainty—Choices for Caribbean Business and Finance.” This seminar is intended to assist Caribbean CEOs and top managers of business and financial companies in planning strategies to cope with global financial and economic turmoil. The seminar will feature presentations by Prof Avinash Persaud, Member of the UN Special Committee on the Global Financial Crisis; Dr Auliana Poon, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Tourism Intelligence International (Germany and Trinidad & Tobago), Dr Andre Gordon, Managing Director of Technological Solutions Limited (Jamaica), Mr Suresh Sookoo, Chief Executive Officer of RBTT Financial Group.
For further details, please call the Caribbean Centre for Money and Finance at (868) 645-1174 or e-mail email@example.com
Five seminars including lectures, discussions and a research component. The cost of this course is TT $1200, plus a Registration Fee of TT $50, that includes course packages.
For more information and to register, email or call: Kathryn Chan: Kathryn.firstname.lastname@example.org Phone 662 2002 ext 3566, or Avril Patterson- Pierre, email@example.com. Phone 662 2002 ext 3549, Institute of Gender and Development Studies, UWI, St. Augustine.
The UWI Film Programme is continuing its Campus Film Classics’ series. The free, public screenings of classic films features some of the best films from the Caribbean, India, China, Senegal, the USA and more.
July 28: Hoop Dreams
August 4: Rue cases nègres
August 11: Affair in Trinidad
August 18: Amores Perros
Films start at 5.30; except asterisked films which start at 4.30.
For more information, visit the Campus Film Classics blog at http://uwifilmseries09.blogspot.com/ or find it on www.Facebook.com, or contact Dr Christopher Meir at Christopher.Meir@sta. uwi.edu or (868) 662-2002 Ext. 4233.