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UWI-NGC Research Expo where science meets life

For Release Upon Receipt - September 22, 2015

St. Augustine

ST. AUGUSTINE, Trinidad and Tobago. September 22, 2015 – Einstein once said that science is the attempts to make the chaotic diversity of our sense-experience correspond to a logically uniform system of thought. This functionality of science is taken literally in the theme of this year’s UWI-NGC Research Expo – Advancing Knowledge, Impacting Lives. This is the 2nd biennial research expo and this year it coincides with The UWI St Augustine Campus’ celebration of its 55th institutional anniversary.  

Sponsored by the National Gas Company of Trinidad and Tobago Ltd, The UWI Research Expo 2015 will highlight the research activities of UWI staff and students working in various fields and disciplines. It will focus on how research has positively affected the lives of people across the world. Activities include a wide range of exhibits, mini workshops, performances, film screenings, structured tours, and demonstrations. There will also be special events and activities for children.  

Campus Principal, Professor Clement Sankat believes this year’s Research Expo is an opportunity for The UWI to showcase its pure and applied research to serve as a forum to demonstrate the numerous ways in which research impacts and makes a difference in our society. “We look forward to the Research Expo acting as a catalyst for creating more partnerships and collaborations,” he added. “It promises to be an exciting week of activities and an excellent opportunity for our staff, students, corporate partners, as well as for families, to explore all that we have to offer at The UWI."  More importantly, it is the University’s hope that the Research Expo will facilitate knowledge creation and contribute to the improved well-being of our society, ultimately advancing our national and regional development. 

The UWI-NGC Research Expo takes place 22–25 September, inclusive of the Republic Day Holiday which has been especially identified as a family-friendly day, where patrons will enjoy interesting demonstrations, research presentations, and fun-filled activities for the children. 

The Research Expo is FREE to the public.  All workshops and sessions are FREE and take place at locations throughout the St. Augustine Campus, however registration is encouraged. For registration,  please visit or call the Office of the Campus Principal at 662-2002 ext 82901 and 82180 or email:  



About The UWI

Since its inception in 1948, The University of the West Indies (UWI) has evolved from a fledgling college in Jamaica with 33 students to a full-fledged, regional University with well over 40,000 students. Today, UWI is the largest, most longstanding higher education provider in the Commonwealth Caribbean, with four campuses in Barbados, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, and the Open Campus. The UWI has faculty and students from more than 40 countries and collaborative links with 160 universities globally; it offers undergraduate and postgraduate degree options in Food & Agriculture, Engineering, Humanities & Education, Law, Medical Sciences, Science and Technology and Social Sciences. UWI’s seven priority focal areas are linked closely to the priorities identified by CARICOM and take into account such over-arching areas of concern to the region as environmental issues, health and wellness, gender equity and the critical importance of innovation. Website:


(Please note that the proper name of the university is The University of the West Indies, inclusive of the “The”, hence The UWI.)