October 2017

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UWI Calendar October - November 2017

West Indian Literature Conference
October 4 to 7
School of Education and the Centre for Language Learning (CLL) Auditorium
UWI St. Augustine

The UWI St. Augustine’s Department of Literary Cultural and Communication Studies (LCCS), Faculty of Humanities and Education, hosts the West Indian Literature Conference under the theme, Affect & Ethical Engagement.

This annual, collaborative, intellectual engagement which is now in its thirty-sixth year, is hosted by The UWI campuses and non-campus territories, as well as by the University of Puerto Rico and the University of Miami, The University of Bahamas and The University of Guyana.

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

World Cocoa and Chocolate Day Expo
October 6 to 7
JFK Auditorium
UWI St. Augustine

World Cocoa and Chocolate Day will be celebrated with an open to the public expo involving cocoa stakeholders and well-wishers. Hosted by the Cocoa Research Centre, this sixth annual celebration of cocoa and chocolate is a celebration of chocolate – displays, contests, cosmetics, crafts and more. Be there at the JFK Auditorium on October 6 from 11am to 6pm and October 7 from 9.30am to 5pm.

For more information, please visit www.CocoaCentre.com.

COTE 2017
October 11 and 12
Learning Resource Centre Auditorium
UWI St. Augustine

The UWI St. Augustine, Department of Economics’ annual Conference on the Economy (COTE 2017) honours Sir Alister McIntyre under the theme, Trade and Caribbean Development Nexus.

For information on conference rates and more, please visit: http://sta.uwi.edu/conferences/17/cote/.

Nanomedicine Symposium
October 15
Amphitheatre A
The Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex

The Faculty of Medical Sciences presents their inaugural symposium on Nanomedicine under the theme, Nanomedicine’s purpose, potential and passion in the Caribbean context.

Original work will be presented related to the following Nano-related topics: Diagnostic Therapeutics, Vaccines, Nutraceuticals, Drug Delivery Services and more.

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

U+We Reads Book Drive
UWI St. Augustine

In commemoration of UNESCO World Literacy Day’s theme of Literacy in a Digital World, the Community Engagement Section of the Division of Student Services and Development’s (DSSD) Careers Co-curricular and Community Engagement hosts the U+We Reads Book Drive.

They will be collecting new or lightly used children’s books and novels for children from four to 13 years old to donate to primary schools until October 20 at DSSD, 1st Floor, the Lloyd Braithwaite Student Administration Building.

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

Graduation Ceremonies
October 26 to 28
UWI St. Augustine

Celebrate the graduating Class of 2017 at this year’s Graduation Ceremonies scheduled to take place at The UWI Sport and Physical Education Centre (SPEC).

The UWI St. Augustine will confer honorary degrees on the following persons: Hazel Brown – LLD; Winsford Devine – DLitt; Andrew Marcano – DLitt; Professor Emeritus Clem Seecharan – DLitt.

For more information and updates, please visit https://sta.uwi.edu/graduation/.

Stem Cell Research Workshop
November 2 and 3
Faculty of Medical Sciences
Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex

A theoretical and practical introduction to stem cell research will be the focus of these two workshops hosted by the Department of Pre-clinical Sciences of the Faculty of Medical Sciences. The first workshop on November 2, will run from 9am to 3pm and on November 3, the second will be from 8.30am to 2pm. They both take place at the Biochemistry Wet Lab, Building 34, 1st Floor, Department of Pre-clinical Sciences.

Cost: UWI Staff with ID: $300 for both days. External participants: $500 for both days. This includes lunches and snacks. Cash only, please. The registration deadline is October 6.

To register, please contact Mrs. Monique Dare-Assing at 645-3232 ext 2776.

Vice-Chancellor's Awards
October 25
The UWI St. Augustine

Six awards will be presented at The UWI Vice-Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence 2016-2017. These awards recognise excellence in teaching, administration and research accomplishments, service to the University community, contributions to public service, and all-round excellence in a combination of two or more of these core areas and a departmental award for service and operational excellence.

For more on the awards, please visit http://sta.uwi.edu/news/releases/release.asp?id=21724