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UWI Calendar May - July 2017

Digital Photography Competition
May 19

Enter the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Youth Advocacy Caribbean’s Digital Photography Competition – Through the Lens of Caribbean Youth to highlight development issues within the Caribbean region and win big!

The deadline for applications is May 19. For full details and to view the rules, terms and conditions for this competition, please visit their Facebook page SDG Youth Advocacy Caribbean or

MS Project 2013 Workshop
May 23-26
UWI St. Augustine

The Faculty of Social Sciences (FSS), Computer Laboratory presents the 4-day Project Management using MS Project 2013 Workshop with facilitator, Kelvin Mapp.

The workshop takes place from 9am to 3.30pm at FSS Computer Laboratory. The cost is TT$6,000.

For more information, please call 645-7856, 662-2002 ext. 83559 or email

UWI Games 2017
May 24-June 2
Cave Hill Campus

The UWI Games is the biennial competition among the St. Augustine, Mona, Cave Hill and Open Campuses which go to a different UWI Campus each time they are to be held at The UWI Cave Hill Campus in Barbados.

Approximately 500 athletes from across the Caribbean will take part in Basketball, Football, Tennis, Swimming, Table Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Cricket, Netball and 6-a-side Hockey. Competition in all sports will involve both male and female participants except for Cricket and Netball, which will be male only and female only respectively.

For more information, please visit The UWI Games Facebook Page.

Engineering in Diversification
May 25
JFK Auditorium and
Max Richards Building
UWI St. Augustine

The Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering (DMME) present their Conference and Exhibition – a showcase of Capstone Projects developed by final-year BSc students.

The event takes place under the theme, Engineering for Economic Diversification – It highlights solutions in designing and building equipment to aid the areas of: Motion and Dynamics, Agriculture and Agro-Processing, Automotive Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Controls and Automation, Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer, Solar and Other Renewable Energy Sources, Medical Engineering and Manufacturing with Emphasis on CNC and Robotic Engineering.

The exhibition takes place from 8am to 5pm at JFK Auditorium and the Conference from 9 to 11.30am at Lecture Theatre 1, Max Richards Building.

For more information, please visit the Campus Events Calendar at

Be You. Be We. Be UWI. – Open Day
May 28
UWI St. Augustine

Get immersed in The UWI experience at Open Day under the theme Be UWI. Patrons will get one-on-one access to UWI academic experts at Faculty booths and staff will be on hand to answer all your questions.

This is your chance to submit an on-site application for the 2017-2018 academic year so, do not miss out.

The event takes place from 9am to 6pm at the JFK Quadrangle and Auditorium.

For updates and more, please visit the Campus Events Calendar at

Diplomacy for everyone
June 5-6, 8-9
UWI St. Augustine

The Diplomatic Academy of the Caribbean (DAOC) presents the following programmes this June:

• Summer Executive Programme for Young Professionals: Protocol, Diplomacy & Business Etiquette 101 – This programme takes place in two sessions: June 5 to 6 and June 8 to 9 from 9am to 4pm at the DAOC and features facilitator Gail Guy, Retired Diplomat and Protocol Consultant. The cost is US$300.

• The Art of Corporate and Diplomatic Communication – This training module takes place June 27 to 30 at the DAOC with facilitator, Sharon Welsh, U.S based Communications Consultant and Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University. The cost is US$1,000. Early bird registration – US$800.

For more information, please visit the Campus Events Calendar at

Nursing Leadership Symposium
June 5-7
UWI St. Augustine

The UWI School of Nursing (UWISoN) presents the Nursing Leadership Symposium under the theme, Mission Possible: Excellence in Nursing Practice. The keynote speech will be given by the Honourable Terrence Deyalsingh, Minister of Health, Republic of Trinidad and Tobago.

This workshop is targeted to nursing students, nurses, nurse educators, nurse leaders and administrators.

The symposium takes place at the Teaching and Learning Complex (TLC).

For more information, please visit

Biennial Oil and Gas Law Conference
June 8-9
Hilton Trinidad Conference Centre

The Faculty of Law hosts their 2nd Biennial Oil and Gas Law Conference which will address the current legal challenges in the energy sector in light of the decline in oil prices and how this scenario affects oil exploration agreements as well as energy exploration and production.

The Conference takes place from 8am to 4pm (both days) at the Hilton Trinidad Conference Centre. The themes for the two days are: Exploring the legal framework for Oil and Gas Law and The Trinidad Experience: Setting the Context and Lessons Learnt respectively.

For more information, please visit the Campus Events Calendar at

IGDS Summer Short Courses
June 28-30, July 3-13
UWI St. Augustine

The Institute for Gender and Development Studies (IGDS), St. Augustine Campus presents the following Summer 2017 short courses:

• June 28 to June 30 | Data Collection and Research for Development Practice: Considering Gender and Making People Visible with Ramon Gregorio of Lucent Research

• July 3 to July 13 | Women, Gender and Law with Avian Joseph Attorney-at-Law

For full details on registration and more, please visit