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International Conference to mark 25 years of Social Work at UWI

For Release Upon Receipt - February 3, 2016

St. Augustine

In honour of its 25th anniversary, the Social Work Unit at The UWI St. Augustine will host an International Social Work conference themed Promoting Human Worth and Dignity: Social Work and Social Development in Trinidad and Tobago. The conference will be held on March 16 at The UWI St. Augustine Campus.

Conference Coordinator, Dr Emmanuel Janagan Johnson, is calling all scholars, practitioners, agency leaders, and students from a wide range of social work and social development fields in the region to discuss theoretical and practical issues at the upcoming conference. He indicated that the conference will focus on areas such as Social Work Education, Children, Youth and Family Welfare, Physical and Mental Health, Disability, Ageing, Community and Environmental Social Work; Crime and Justice, and Social Work Research and Social Policy.

Registration is currently open and a call for abstracts and posters has also been issued. The conference committee particularly welcomes practical case studies to encourage the participation of practitioners in the fields of Social Work and Social Development as well as original research to be considered for presentation at the conference. Individual applicants are recommended to describe the objectives and results of the research or case studies in the abstract so that the Scientific Program Committee can evaluate the quality, originality, and completeness of the abstract. Registration is $200TTD per participant, payable at the Bursary at The UWI St. Augustine.

For full details on registration, the submission of posters and abstracts and the associated deadlines, log onto the conference website at The committee can be contacted through any of its representatives via email at (Coordinator), (Conference Chair) or (Conference Coordinating Committee Member).



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.)