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30 October, 2011
St. Augustine Campus

Today, The UWI St. Augustine Campus once again hosts its signature UWI SPEC International Half-Marathon sponsored by First Citizens. This year the 13.1 mile route of the Half-Marathon remains unchanged. The race will continue along the traffic-free Priority Bus Route (PBR) to the La Resource junction in D’Abadie, before doubling back to UWI SPEC. The course will be complete with markers and water stops at every mile for the running convenience of the athletes from around the world including the Caribbean, USA, Latin America and Europe.

For further information, please call 662-2002 ext. 83771, 82660, 83556 or 83571 or e-mail specinfo@sta.uwi.edu.

Strategic Planning Course for Colleges and Universities
31 October-4 November, 2011
St. Augustine Campus

The University Office of Planning and Development hosts a certified, 3-step Strategic Planning Course for Colleges and Universities. Offered through the Society for College and University Planning (SCUP), this course is primarily for persons engaged in strategic planning in higher education institutions.

For further information, please contact Ms. Carol Grant at 662-2002 ext. 83574, (868) 645-5795 or planning@sta.uwi.edu.

Gangs, Violence and Governance
3-4 November, 2011
St. Augustine Campus

The Department of Behavioural Sciences at The UWI St. Augustine Campus raises the issue of the intrusion of ‘gangs’ into the sphere of money laundering and drug trafficking in Trinidad and Tobago, at an International Conference it will host on the theme, ‘Gangs, Violence and Governance.’

For further information, please call Nisha Alladin-Motilal, Secretary Department of Behavioural Sciences 662-2002 ext. 3234, or via e-mail at nisha.alladin.motilal@sta.uwi.edu.

The Scourge of NCDs and the Lung
10 November, 2011
Learning Resource Centre,
UWI, St. Augustine

Professor of Medicine, Terence Seemungal at The UWI, St. Augustine Campus, will deliver his Professorial Lecture, “The Scourge of NCDs and the Lung” at the LRC.

Diseases affecting humans may be easily classified as communicable and non-communicable (NCDs). There is now world-wide agreement that NCDs are: diabetes, cardiac disease, common cancers and chronic respiratory diseases mainly COPD. In 1990, COPD was the 6th leading cause of death. In 2020 it is expected to be the 3rd leading cause of death.

For further information, please contact Prof Terence Seemungal at 6634332 or Terence.seemungal@sta.uwi.edu.

Cluster Development
9 November, 2011
Hyatt Regency, Port of Spain

The Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business hosts the 1st Regional Forum on Cluster Development in the Caribbean, themed “Opportunities for Competitiveness and Growth.” This forum brings together key experts and development partners in cluster development, as well as leaders in business and Government, to identify regional opportunities for cluster development and share key insights for execution.

For further information, please contact the Regional Forum on Cluster Development team at 645-6700 ext 173, 662-9894 ext 352, or via e-mail at r.persad@gsb.tt or s.lezama@gsb.tt.

Tourism Conference
18-21 January 2012
Learning Resource Centre, UWI, St. Augustine Campus

This international conference will provide a forum for industry stakeholders, executives, consultants, government officials, tourism practitioners, members of the various creative industries, professional associations and groups, networks of cultural actors, graduate students and civil society organizations to focus on a broad range of topics that are related to tourism, culture and the creative industries and to explore issues of mutual interest at all levels.

For further information, please contact Dr. Acolla Lewis-Cameron at acolla.lewis-cameron@sta.uwi.edu, 6622002, ext 82621, or 7897656 or visit the website at http://sta.uwi.edu/conferences/12/tourism/

The Role of the State in Higher Education
2 November, 2011
Daaga Auditorium, UWI, St. Augustine

This Panel Discussion is hosted by The UWI, the Accreditation Council of Trinidad and Tobago (ACTT), and the Ministry of Science Technology and Tertiary Education. (MSTTE). It will be moderated by Dr Sandra Gift, Quality Assurance Unit, UWI and the panelists are: Rodney Amar, MSTTE, Emmanuel Gonsalves, COSTAAT, Dr Freddy James, School of Education, UWI, Leela Ramdeen, Catholic Religious Education Development Institute (CREDI) and Gerald Frederick, Student Guild, UTT.

For further information, please visit the ACTT website at www.actt.org.tt, or email customerservice@actt.org.tt, or sandra.gift@sta.uwi.edu.

Vet School Open House
10-11 November, 2011
School of Veterinary Medicine
Faculty of Medical Sciences, EWMSC, Mt Hope

The School of Veterinary Medicine is having its biannual Open House at the School of Veterinary Medicine, Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex.

The Open House is meant to enhance public awareness of the role of the School and the veterinary profession in T&T. Prospective students are welcomed as are pet owners and pet lovers. The event is free and open to the public.

For further information, please contact Alice Young at alice.young@sta.uwi.edu or call 6452640, ext. 4250, 4213.