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UWI Lecturer appointed new CASLE President

For Release Upon Receipt - November 27, 2007

St. Augustine

Dr. Jacob Opadeyi, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Surveying and Land Information, (UWI), St. Augustine has been unanimously elected the new president of the Commonwealth Association of Surveying and Land Economy (CASLE) at the recently concluded 11th General Assembly in Christchurch, New Zealand on Friday 2nd November, 2007. CASLE is an association of professional land surveyors, quantity surveyors, and property valuers throughout the British Commonwealth countries. Dr. Opadeyi will preside over the affairs of the Association for the period 2007-2011.

CASLE was formed in 1969 as a federation of independent professional societies representing surveying and land economy in Commonwealth countries.   It is a non profit organisation in nature. Any monies raised, or any surplus monies made from its activities are deployed into activities which are intended to support its aims, particularly the encouragement of provision in Commonwealth countries of adequate facilities for professional and technician education.   It currently comprises over 40 societies in 32 countries and it has approved associate members and correspondents.

Dr. Opadeyi has numerous responsibilities at UWI, St Augustine Campus. He is coordinator for the Centre for GeoSpatial Studies in the UWI Engineering Institute; coordinator for the upcoming Second Caribbean Conference on Comprehensive Disaster Management at the Hilton Barbados (December, 2007); and co-chair for the Tenth International Conference for Global Spatial Data Infrastructure (GSDI 10) to be held at the Learning Resource Centre (LRC), St. Augustine Campus (February, 2008).

“This is an achievement about which we are all proud” said Vice Chancellor, Professor E. Nigel Harris.

Congratulations have also come from Pro Vice Chancellor and Interim Campus Principal, St Augustine Campus, Professor Bridget Brereton; and Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, Professor Brian Copeland.