May 2019

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UWI Calendar May - July 2019

Meet the new artists + more

You’ll want to remember the name of the artists at the Department of Creative and Festival Arts’ (DCFA) 2019 Visual Arts Degree Exhibition.

The exhibit features the final year projects of students of the Fine Arts and Design disciplines and takes place from May 11 to 31 from 10am to 6pm at the National Museum and Art Gallery of Trinidad and Tobago. All are invited. Save the date for the Artist Talk happening on Friday May 24 from 6.30 to 8.30pm.

Wait there’s more! This afternoon, May 5 at 2 and 4pm is the final showing of DCFA’s Annual Children’s Theatre Production. Head down to DCFA Cheesman Building, Gordon Street to see Baba Yaga and the Black Sunflower. Cost: Adults $40 | Children $20. Tickets available at the door.

For more information, please visit DCFA’s Facebook Page: or email

Science in Communities
May 20 to 24
UWI St Augustine

The Faculty of Science and Technology (FST) hosts the FST Week Conference – A week highlighting work done in Science, Technology and Innovation under the theme, Science in Communities.

Look out for presentations on sub-themes including: Climate Change; Data Application; Energy, Fuels and Green Tech; and Health, Safety and Medicine; among others.

For more information, please call Laura Rambaran-Seepersad at 662-2002 ext. 84508 or email

Chemical Science, Technology and Industry
May 22 to 24
UWI St Augustine

The Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science and Technology (FST) hosts their Biennial Regional Conference and Expo on Chemical Science, Technology and Industry – Chemistry and Chemical Technology for a Sustainable Development of the Caribbean.

Local, regional and international technologists, researchers, chemical/biomedical engineers, technocrats, policymakers and students are invited to experience the latest research, innovation and applications of the chemical-related sciences conducted regionally within the global context.

For more information, please visit the conference’s website:

UWI Short Courses
May to August

There are so many great short courses happening at The UWI St Augustine. Check out some below:

  • Register now for the Institute for Gender and Development Studies’ (IGDS) short courses including: Gender, Feminism and Religion: Contemporary Questions: May 8 and 9; Women, Men, Gender and Law: June 3, 6, 8, 10, 13 and 15 (six afternoons) and Human Resources Management and Gender Equity in the Workplace: July 9 and 10 (two-day course). Visit the IGDS short course page at

  • The Faculty of Food and Agriculture (FFA) hosts Business Development Unit short courses for agri-entrepreneurs, farmers, home food producers and people who love plants. Look out for courses on Aquaponics: May 6 to 10 (five sessions); Small Gas Engine Repair: May 19 to 23 (five sessions); Landscape Management for Entrepreneurs: May 13 to 18 (six sessions); Hydroponics II: June 8 and June 10 to 12 (five sessions). Visit for information on other courses and more.

  • The Department of Mathematics and Statistics presents Introduction to R and SPSS (Beginner and Intermediate Levels) short courses: SPSS Beginner: August 5 to 9; SPSS Intermediate: August 12 to 16; R Beginner: August 19 to 23; R Intermediate: August 26 to 30. Courses cost $1,500 and run for 15 contact hours. Special discount: $2,500 for persons registered for two courses. For more information, please email or