Archived Issue April 2011

Twenty MSc students in coastal engineering recently went to Grenada on a field trip that yielded much in terms of work, study and relaxation. At the end of the week, there was a visit to the Underwater Sculpture Park, Grenada, and one of the students, Christopher Clarke, found himself in bubbles of euphoria.

Weeks of planning and preparation by Mrs. Charmaine O’Brien-Delpesh of the Centre for Coastal Engineering and Management at The UWI resulted in a very educational and fulfilling expedition to the island of Grenada from March 22-26, 2011.

It was an eager bunch of 20 Coastal Zone Metrics students, comprising 19 Trinidadians and one Barbadian, who landed in Grenada on Tuesday afternoon, along with the academic staff of Professor Andrew Chadwick, Mrs. O’Brien-Delpesh, and Ms. Nadia Mathura. The drive to the accommodation was short, however it was evident that we were tourists as we looked at the surroundings, took photos and asked our drivers and conductors numerous questions. For many of us it was our first time in Grenada, and it was the beginning of an unforgettable experience.

Photo: Jennalee Ramnarine


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UWI Calendar April-October 2011

Land Conference 2011
28-29 April, 2011
UWI St. Augustine
IGDS Break the Silence March in Barrackpore
30 April, 2011
Barrackpore East Secondary School
Sustainable Development of Coastal Communities
1-3 June, 2011
Port of Spain, T&T
OESH Seminar: Road Traffic Crashes in Trinidad and Tobago
16 June, 2011
Hilton Hotel & Conference Centre, Port of Spain, T&T
CTLPA 14th Annual Conference
30 June-2 July, 2011
UWI St. Augustine
30th Annual West Indian Literature Conference
13-15 October, 2011

Also In This Issue

  Grenada Spices Up Coastal Engineering Class
  From the Principal: We Found 50 Ways, Celebrating Our Distinguished Alumni
  Award for Daaga Auditorium: Building of the Year
  More than a 50-50 Experience: Alumni Awards reveal the Essence of UWI
  Work Perks: WOW Recruitment Fair brings best of both worlds
  The unclear cost of bottled water
  Saved by the Vet
  The Patient Machine Nurses get a different kind of man to treat
  New Guild President sets Agenda
  Identity and Migration: Writers seek their centre
  Man of the Soil
  History in Action online
  3 shortlisted for Bocas Prize
  A Liberated Spirit: Visiting Indian professor seeks region’s revolutionaries