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Land Conference 2011
28-29 April, 2011
Daaga Auditorium
UWI St. Augustine

The Department of Geomatics Engineering and Land Management will host its Land Conference 2011 on the theme “Land Ownership in Trinidad and Tobago: Issues and Challenges.”

The conference hopes to facilitate a forum where stakeholders can discuss the impacts of land tenure on development goals; explore potential actions that will ensure that challenges are addressed, and share best practices when dealing with tenure issues.

For further information, please contact Dr. Charisse Griffith-Charles at 662-2002 ext 2108/2109, or via e-mail at Charisse.Griffith-Charles@sta.uwi.edu.

IGDS Break the Silence March in Barrackpore
30 April, 2011
Barrackpore East Secondary School (start)

The Institute for Gender and Development Studies (IGDS) marks Child Abuse Awareness Month in April, with a series of events, including a march through Barrackpore, as a part of its Break the Silence campaign.

The IGDS Conference, Understanding and Preventing Child Sexual Abuse and HIV Risk: Presentation of Research Findings and an Intervention Model, has now been shifted to May 4-6, 2011 at the Karl Theodore Conference Facility, Centre for Health Economics, Department of Social Sciences, The UWI, St. Augustine.

For further information, please contact Shazara Mohammed at 486-1279, or via e-mail at menhendi.fairy@yahoo.com, or check out ‘Break the Walls of Silence April 2011’ on Facebook.

Sustainable Development of Coastal Communities
1-3 June, 2011
Port of Spain, T&T

The Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social & Economic Studies (SALISES) joins the Turtle Village Trust of Trinidad & Tobago to host an International Conference, themed “The Sustainable Development of Coastal Communities: Challenges and Solutions.” This conference will provide a forum for the exchange of ideas on critical issues related to climate change and coastal communities, biodiversity, turtle conservation, ecotourism, sustainable community development, the environment and related issues.

Participation is open to scholars, policy makers, graduate students, professionals, NGOs, civil society and community-based organizations.

For further information, please contact SALISES at 662-2002 ext. 2037, 2391, or via e-mail at salises@sta.uwi.edu.

OESH Seminar: Road Traffic Crashes in Trinidad and Tobago
16 June, 2011
Hilton Hotel & Conference Centre,
Lady Young Road, Port of Spain, T&T

The Occupational Environmental Safety and Health (OESH) programme of the Department of Chemistry, hosts an OESH Seminar which aims to contribute to the improvement of the nation’s roads by providing a historical account of road accidents in Trinidad and Tobago and an analysis of this phenomenon.

For further information, please contact Ms. Wendy Lawrence at 662-2002 ext. 3269, or via e-mail at Wendy.Lawrence@sta.uwi.edu.

CTLPA 14th Annual Conference
30 June-2 July, 2011
Learning Resource Centre
UWI St. Augustine

The Caribbean Tertiary Level Personnel Association (CTLPA) hosts its 14th Annual Conference, themed, "CTLPA: Bringing More to Student Learning and Professional Development in Higher Education."

For further information, please contact the CTLPA Headquarters, UWI Mona Campus, at (876) 824-1683.

30th Annual West Indian Literature Conference
13-15 October, 2011

The UWI Department of Liberal Arts hosts the 30th Annual West Indian Literature Conference, themed “I Dream to Change the World”: Literature and Social Transformation.

For further information, please contact Dr. Geraldine Skeete at Geraldine.Skeete@sta.uwi.edu, or Dr. Giselle Rampaul at Giselle.Rampaul@sta.uwi.edu.