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Welcome to the University of the West Indies Research Expo website.

As The UWI St Augustine Campus celebrates its 55th Anniversary in 2015, the Campus marks the occasion by hosting its second biennial Research Expo, sponsored by the National Gas Company of Trinidad and Tobago Ltd.

The theme of The UWI-NGC Research Expo 2015 is “Advancing Knowledge, Impacting Lives”. The Expo will highlight the research taking place across all Faculties as well as the Research Units, Centres and Institutes at The UWI St Augustine Campus, focusing on the impact of the research being done at The UWI on the lives of people across the country, the region and even the world.

The UWI-NGC Research Expo 2015 will not only showcase the rich diversity of The UWI St. Augustine Campus’ research agenda but will aid the strengthening of linkages between academia, business, industry, government and civil society. The Expo will provide opportunities to connect university research with knowledge users, decision makers, and the general public. It is our hope that this will facilitate increased knowledge creation, mobilization and application/uptake and contribute to the improved well-being of society and the advancement of national and regional development.

The Research Expo will take place from Tuesday 22nd to Friday 25th September 2015, including the Republic Day Holiday. Expo activities will include a wide range of exhibits, mini workshops, performances, film screenings, structured tours, activities for the kids, games and demonstrations, displaying the multi-faceted talents and research projects of staff and students from varying fields and disciplines.                     

Opened to the public and free of charge, this will be a transformative, informational event.

For more information download our Research Expo Booklet HERE

UWI-NGC Research Expo Launch

LRC Auditorium and JFK Quadrangle Pamphlet

Tuesday 22nd September, 2015: 5:30pm – 9:00pm

Persons wishing to attend this event are encouraged to rsvp via email to


Decades of Research

Launch of The UWI St Augustine’s “Decades of Research” Updated Publication

LRC Auditorium and JFK Quadrangle,

Tuesday 22nd September, 2015: 5:30pm – 9:00pm

To mark The UWI St Augustine Campus’ 55th Anniversary Celebration, The University has updated its Decades of Research publication first published in 2010. This effort, led by Prof Patricia Mohammed, Coordinator of Graduate Studies and Research, has also produced seven commemorative films, documenting the research efforts of the seven Faculties of this Campus.


This publication highlights the original research work beingundertaken by all Faculties of the St. Augustine Campus and profiles the pioneering work of those who have achieved the designation of Professor through their research. The text, which is thecollaborative work of Deputy Deans of Graduate Studies and Research and Professors themselves highlight achievements up to the beginning of 2015 and outlines the impact that UWI research is making. No other regional tertiary level institution has contributed to the development of our society through research like The UWI has, with a focus on tropical agriculture, education, engineering, the sciences, law, medical sciences, history, literature, cultural arts and social sciences. In this regard, our University continues to contribute to the growth and development of our country and region through a deeper examination of our environment and the creation of new knowledge.


Eight short research films of between 6 to 12 minutes have been commissioned by the Office of the Campus Principal to showcase the impactful research projects and initiatives of The UWI Centres, Institutes and Faculties.  Each research film allows the viewer to connect the researchers – the academics, research assistants, graduate students and technicians with the research communities and highlight some of the impact that this has generated. As the researchers invite us into their offices and laboratories we experience their passionate involvement in their subjects of research.  This signals that research is the fundamental mechanism through which the UWI achieves change and innovation in this country, the region and globally. These films not only present the research of the UWI, St. Augustine as high quality and impacting, but also seek to motivate our partners to support the UWI in their groundbreaking traditions of advancing knowledge and impacting lives.


UWI-NGC Research Expo

JFK Quadrangle and Auditorium, 23rd to 25th September, 2015
(Wednesday & Friday: 10:00am-7:00pm; Thursday (Republic Day):10:00am-4:00pm)

students The Campus’ most central location will be transformed into an ensemble of thematic exhibit spaces representing the diversity of research conducted across our Seven Faculties and various Research Units, Centres and Institutes. The main Expo will include attractive and engaging exhibits, experiments, demonstrations and interactive displays, among many more exciting activities. Guided tours for secondary school groups are available upon request and bookings can also be made.


Mini Workshops and Structured Activities

UWI St. Augustine Lecture Halls & Rooms, 
23rd to 25th September, 2015 (10:00am-7:00pm)

student1A wide range of mini-workshops and other structured activities hosted by the Faculties and Research Units, Centres and Institutes across the Campus will present unique, hands-on learning opportunities for visitors to the Research Expo. There will be a wide range of topics to choose from including Caribbean-Cuba Diplomatic Relations, Revitalizing Endangered Languages, Food Processing, Data Management, Apps for Libraries, Health Financing, HIV/ AIDS, Modelling the Tsunami Generating Potential of Kick Em Jenny, Questioning Race and Ethnicity in T&T, Grant Proposal Writing, Project Execution and Management, 3D Printing, Genomics and Personalized Medicine, Mobile apps for Agriculture, The Impact of SEA Exams in T&T, Understanding Smart Grids, Targeting Dementia, Enhancing Organizational Effectiveness, Understanding Male Educational Underachievement in the Caribbean, Diabetes, BCI and Robotics as a tool for the disabled, Surgical Training, and Legal Aid sessions, among many others. Most mini-workshops will last approximately 45 minutes and will be a very engaging and interactive learning experience.

Check out our Agenda and download our Schedules for the Workshops and Structured Activities, Film Screenings, Book Launches and Performances.


Republic Day

Republic Day Kids' Zone

All Expo Venues, Thursday 24th, September 2015
(10:00am-4:00pm) fun park

This event brought together learning and family entertainment as everyone got the opportunity to participate in UWI research at our Market Place and Kids Fun Park. Whether it was by interacting with traditional carnival characters, listening to Caribbean folk tales, enjoying a mini-concert put on by students from our Department for Creative and Festival Arts, taking part in a SPEC sports challenge, learning about life sciences at the petting zoo area or sampling products from our Cocoa Research Centre and University Field Station, everyone had the opportunity to learn something new about the UWI and to discover that there is a researcher in each one of us. 


World Cocoa and Chocolate Day

World Cocoa and Chocolate Daycocoa

JFK Auditorium, Thursday 1st October, 2015

For more information please contact:

Ms. Antoinette Sankar at (868) 662-2002 ext. 82178 or by email and

Also, to visit the website please click HERE



Message from our Sponsor - The National Gas Company Ltd.

As a longstanding partner and supporter of various developmental initiatives of the University of the West Indies, NGC is pleased to support the Research Expo of the St Augustine Campus of the University of the West Indies, St more.


Latest News

New Updates on our key Speeches & Presentations


Were you able to attend our Symposium?

Click HERE to read up on what our key speakers, researchers & discussants had to say at the Symposium on Research, Enterprise & Impact on October 2, 2013.


Take a look at all the fun filled pictures from our UWI Research Expo week right HERE

expo panel

The Office of the Campus Principal officially launched the UWI's Research Expo on Sept. 5, 2013.
Click HERE to find out more.


Featured Speeches


Check out some of the featured remarks from our key speakers at the Research Symposium on October 2, 2013:

Prof. Clement Sankat
Pro Vice Chancellor and Principal, UWI St. Augustine

Prof. Wayne Hunte
Pro Vice Chancellor,
UWI St. Augustine.

Mr. Ewart Williams
Chairman, Campus Council
UWI St. Augustine



View the Research Expo 2013 site here.