April 2019

Flash, a feisty yellow-headed caracara (Milvago chimachima), looks unbothered by the smiling presence of Alana Joseph, a volunteer at the El Socorro Centre for Wildlife Conservation and UWI graduate student. The small bird of prey, along with several other animals including an owl, rabbits, dogs, an anaconda and even a pony, were on campus as part of “Unwind your Mind”, an initiative of The UWI Counselling and Psychological Service (CAPS). Unwind your Mind took place on March 20.

The yellow-headed caracara is a resilient little bird, able to adapt to urban environments, and has gone from “rare” to “relatively common” in Trinidad and Tobago. That spirit of resilience is echoed in the energy of The UWI St Augustine Campus itself. On March 19, we hosted the annual St Augustine Campus Council Meeting, a gathering of the university and campus leadership, as well as key stakeholders. The purpose of the meeting is to report on the previous year and reveal the ideas and strategies driving the current direction.

This year’s Council theme was “Bold Strokes”, emphasising UWI St Augustine’s ambitious and audacious approach to facing the challenges of institutional development, as well as the development of Caribbean society. Like Flash the yellow-headed caracara, UWI faces a changing world with resiliency, adaptability and an unflinching eye.

PHOTO: ANEEL KARIM

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UWI Calendar April - August 2019

Deepening the Domestic Violence Dialogue
April 11
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DCFA launches Season of the Arts
April to May
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Science in Communities
May 20 to 24
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Chemical Science, Technology and Industry
May 22 to 24
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Learn to Sign
May 27 to August 12
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IGDS Short Courses
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Also In This Issue

  Message from the Principal: To prosper, we must evolve
  UWI St Augustine sets “bold” agenda at Campus Council 2019
  A novel approach to the elusive goal of diversification
  UWI to D’ BONE
  IIR students take top awards at prestigious Harvard National Model UN
  Betting on sport: A new UWI programme provides scholarships for student athletes
  Hundreds March for Gender Justice at the 3rd Annual Women’s Rights Rally and March
  Right to Identity: Faculty of Law hosts workshop on First Peoples’ intellectual property and environmental protections
  World Read Aloud Day 2019: School of Education comes alive with the sound of reading
  Arts in Action 25th Anniversary: Playing their part
  Windies greats: “we made the game our own”
  Race, gender and the glass ceiling for scholars