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Biennial Sports Studies Conference moved to May 2016

For Release Upon Receipt - December 18, 2015

St. Augustine

ST. AUGUSTINE, Trinidad and Tobago. December 10, 2015 – Previously carded for January 13 -15, 2016, The University of the West Indies’ (UWI) second Biennial Conference on Sport Studies and Higher Education will now take place on May 18 -20, 2016.   

In light of the unavoidable change, The UWI has issued a call to all registered participants to contact the conference secretariat and update their registration status. 

While expressing regret about the inconvenience caused by the postponement, UWI St. Augustine Deputy Principal and Conference Chair, Professor Rhoda Reddock promised that the conference organisers are “committed to doing all within our power to facilitate registered participants making the new dates.” Professor Reddock also noted that there were plans to reopen registration to cater for new conference attendees. 

The second of its kind hosted by The UWI, the interdisciplinary sport studies conference is themed Physical Literacy: Gender, Science, and Sport for Development and presents an opportunity for critical discourse toward the development a science of sport in the Caribbean. It is expected to contribute to the research and scholarship on sport, benefit higher education sport programmes and by extension support the needs of athletes, sporting and fitness professionals, organisations and practitioners at all levels of society through a new evidence-based approach to sport.  

For more information on the 2nd Biennial Conference on Sport Studies and Higher Education please visit the conference website or contact the secretariat at  or (868) 662-2002 ext 83808.  



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.)