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UWI Calendar August - October 2017

AiA Memories Discovery Camp
August 7 to 19
DCFA, Agostini Street
St. Augustine

Arts-in-Action (AiA) hosts its Annual Discovery Camp for children between the ages of 5 to 12 under the theme, Culture, Memories, Art – dedicated to the lives and work of cultural icons present and past.

The camp runs from August 7 to 19 and takes place Monday to Friday from 9am to 3pm. The cost is $850, inclusive of $150 non-refundable registration fee.

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Trade and Caribbean Development Nexus
COTE 2017 – Call for Papers
August 11
UWI St. Augustine

The UWI St. Augustine, Department of Economics’ annual Conference on the Economy (COTE 2017) honouring Sir Alister McIntyre has issued a Call for Papers under the theme, Trade and Caribbean Development Nexus.

The conference takes place October 11 to 12 at the Learning Resource Centre (LRC) Auditorium.

Conference presentations will be organised along the following five subthemes: Regional Human Resource Development; FDI and Financial Development – A Regional Assessment; Economic Integration in the Caribbean: Can it Work?; Issues in Caribbean Development; Export Led Growth.

The deadline for submissions of abstracts for papers and posters is August 11.

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UWI Life 2017
September 1
UWI St. Augustine

New students and their supporters get to experience UWI at the holistic orientation programme called First Year Experience,with the Student Orientation taking place from 9am to noon and the Support (for parents, guardians, student supporters) Orientation taking place from 5 to 7pm. An information village will be open from noon to access information from the support services on campus.

The campus kicks off its official 2017 orientation programme with informative sessions about all things UWI-related from the faculty, halls, library, guild and more. Administrators will be on hand to ensure a smooth transition for incoming students and their support network during this exciting juncture in their lives.

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The UWI DEF Golf Challenge
September 24
Millennium Lakes Golf and Country Club

The UWI Development and Endowment Fund (The UWI DEF) presents their Golf Challenge.

This fundraising tournament takes place at Millennium Lakes Golf and Country Club. Teams can compete for the top three places and be eligible to win an engraved Challenge Trophy. The tournament fee is $4,500 per team.

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China Kaleidoscope
Confucius Institute Day
September 29
UWI St. Augustine

The Confucius Institute at The UWI St. Augustine joins in the international celebration of Confucius Institute Day commemorating their role as one of over 400 of these unique non-profit public institutions established by the Office of Chinese Language Council International (HANBAN) for the promotion of Chinese language and culture. The theme for 2017 is China Kaleidoscope.

Enjoy a day starting from 10am to 2.30pm experiencing Chinese culture, learning about travel and study in China and enjoying performances such as Tai Chi, lion dance and more. The event takes place at the JFK Quadrangle.

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Ignite the Brain: Is Flipping the Answer?
September 29
Daaga Auditorium
UWI St. Augustine

Save the date for The UWI Guardian Premium Open Lecture will cover the topic, Ignite the Brain: Is Flipping the Answer? with keynote speaker Dr. Lodge McCammon.

The lecture takes place at 5.30pm at Daaga Auditorium.

Persons interested in attending can contact CETL (Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning) at

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Graduation Ceremonies
October 26 to 28
Sport and Physical Education Centre
UWI St. Augustine

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

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