Archived Issue June 2019

This is not a stock image. This photo shows postgraduate researchers Reco Phillips and Luke Benjamin hard at work in the chemistry lab at The UWI St Augustine Campus’ Teaching and Learning Complex (TLC). In addition to fully-equipped lecture theatres, TLC also houses state-of-the-art labs for chemistry and biotech research as well as teaching. Chemists such as Reco, Luke and others work in areas like liquid crystals (used in display screens for devices such as smartphones), solar cell technology, and synthetic polymers with potential uses in the medical industry. “We can do anything here that can be done anywhere else in the world,” says researcher Imran Lourenço, speaking of the potential for scientific breakthroughs at the UWI labs. And breakthroughs can lead to new opportunities for entrepreneurship and innovation, one of the main goals of The UWI. This May, TLC also hosted the first Science and Technology Week, an initiative of the Faculty of Science and Technology (FST). Themed “Science in Communities”, the event focused on the ideas and research coming out of FST, other faculties and the wider society, and the finding solutions to challenges faced by communities throughout the region and world.


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Prof Patricia Mohammed retires

UWI Calendar June - August 2019

AI Solutions in the Cloud
June 6
UWI St Augustine
Food Safety Public Forum
June 7
UWI St Augustine
Entrepreneurship 101
June 15
UWI St Augustine
Towards Sustainable Manufacturing in Trinidad
June 27
UWI St Augustine
DCIT Boot Camp
July 8 to 12
UWI St Augustine
Intro to R and SPSS Short Courses
UWI St Augustine

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Also In This Issue

  Message from the Principal: Partnership is part of the solution
  Making UWI Better
  New campus, appointment of Visitor and UWI Trust Fund discussed at University Council Meeting 2019
  Taking ownership of the environmental and commercial law legacy of T&T and the region
  UWI Creative Writing Students Score top Honours at Bocas Lit Fest 2019
  Transportation frustration: Civil Engineering hosts national conversation about the woes and way forward on the roads of T&T
  Cannabis comprehensive
  ‘Embracing innovation’: Sci-Tech Week shows off modern solutions
  Bravery and breakthroughs: Two young Caribbean chemists show resilience and very promising research
  Asphalt Giants: Paleontologists bring home Trinidad’s tar pit fossil legacy
  Student engineers show their machines
  First ever Youth Economic Forum focuses on poverty, hunger
  Leaving a footprint to follow: Patricia Mohammed, academic giant and Caribbean feminist, retires
  Makandal Daaga Scholarship – creating lawyers who are change agents