Archived Issue April 2017


AGRIman inspects some fruit at the TechAGRI Expo 2017. The “world’s first food and nutrition superhero”, as he is called by creator Alpha Sennon of the NGO WHYFARM, AGRIman was on hand at the expo to promote agriculture among the youth. TechAGRI was held at the Admin of the UWI St. Augustine Campus to be a showcase of “innovation, entrepreneurship and commercialisation” in the local food industry. The Faculty of Food and Agriculture event ran from March 24 to 26 and included a host of T&T-made, food-based products such as coffee, chocolates, soaps, seasonings and many others. Attendees, including several school groups, enjoyed interactive tours of the technologies and processes of the FFA, and were able to sample and purchase fresh produce from UWI farms, as well as delicacies from the daily food village. UWI St. Augustine has made the revitalisation of local agriculture a mission for the campus, seeing it as a critical and viable industry for the development of a diversified, export-driven economy. For more on TechAGRI Expo 2017 click here.


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UWI Calendar April - June 2017

DAOC Intensive Course on Brazilian Foreign
Policy in the 21st Century

April 25-26
Institute of International Relations, UWI St. Augustine Campus
18th Annual SALISES Conference
April 26-28
Hyatt Regency Trinidad, Port-of-Spain
Th?nk3 One-day Symposium
April 27
UWI St. Augustine Campus
Inspire. Innovate. Go Global. ALJGSB Conference
May 5
Hyatt Regency Trinidad, Port of Spain
UWI inStyle Fashion Show
May 7
National Academy for the Performing Arts (NAPA), Port of Spain
Call for Papers: 36th West Indian Literature Conference
May 19 (Submission deadline)
UWI Games 2017
May 24-June 2
UWI Cave Hill, Barbados

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Also In This Issue

  From the Principal: Re-energising Agriculture: Back to our roots
  Meeting adversity with engagement
  Above board: Why to be effective ‘T&T's corporate governance Code’ must be a national policy
  St. Augustine recognises one of the region's greatest sons
  Meeting with the Agriculture Minister
  Campus leadership promises student representation in Penal-Debe decision
  Ending T&T’s crime epidemic is a job for all
  Our struggle is for a better world
  A drink before class: Social Work workshop tackles substance abuse and its violent consequences
  Seed capital: TechAGRI Expo proposes a more innovative, profitable food industry
  Tribute to Walcott
  Why study history?
  South Africa – around the world, close to home
  A warm place in outer space
  Policy and research, the equitable prescription
  Leaving or left behind?: School dropouts research shows a more nuanced picture
  Dr. Luz Longsworth continues tradition of female leadership at the Open Campus
  Seminar focuses on improving project management in T&T
  “W” for West Indies
  Vice-Chancellor speaks on reparatory justice at SUNY
  New Student Guild
  Student dance takes the stage at Sole to Sole
  Soca Drama