November 2012

Fr. Harvey craved the indulgence of the company. He noted that when he was first invited to accept the honorary doctorate, he had indicated to the University Registrar that he would need a large mortar board. On the previous evening, a fellow honorary graduand told him that she had had difficulty getting a good fit. His late mother used to tell him in her final years, while stroking his large head, that she was fortunate that he was born two months premature. If he had come to term, she might have died. Fr. Harvey said that, in the early hours of the graduation morning, he awoke very uneasy about the possibility of a mortar board disaster. He decided that he would bring along the only cap which ever fit him properly – a “rasta” cap. He told the company that the mortar board made him feel that he would be speaking from a compressed cranium. He removed the mortar board and donned the rasta cap, much to the delight of the graduates. He invited the Chancellor to substitute such a cap for the mortar board and so complete the University’s Caribbean identity. Click here for the full text of his address in this special Graduation issue with photos by Benedict Cupid.

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UWI Calendar November 2012 - April 2013

Visual Arts Studio Sale & Exhibition
Department of Creative and Festival Arts
Gordon St, St. Augustine
Light Falling on Bamboo
November 28, 2012
UWI St Augustine
Pathways of Autonomy
29 November
UWI St. Augustine
13 January, 2013
Noon to 8pm
Health Care Quality and Delivery
17-19 January, 2013
Hyatt Regency Trinidad
Distinguished Lecture - Dr Jamil Salmi
24 January, 2013
UWI St. Augustine
The Legacy Continues
January 30, 2013
The Pierre Hotel – NYC
World of Work 2013
24th & 31st January
UWI St Augustine
Advancing Education
April 23-25, 2013
St. Augustine Campus, UWI

Also In This Issue

  Honorary Graduate Clyde Martin Harvey – Address: Human and Citizen
  Message from the Principal: Onward Transformation
  New chocolate centre
  A new conversation
  A gathering of collectors
  How do we measure true value?
  Overcoming challenges in higher education
  Honorary Graduate Michael Mansoor – Address: Avoid your comfort zone
  Honorary Graduate Davan Maharaj – Address: To tell truth to power
  Honorary Graduate Maureen Manchouck – Address: To take science to the people
  Honorary Graduate Ronald Harford – Address: Your personal brand
  Honorary Graduate Deokinanan Sharma – Address: Live the other life
  Honorary Graduate Alloy R. Lequay – Citation
  Honorary Graduate Clyde M. Harvey – Citation
  Honorary Graduate Davan Maharaj – Citation
  Honorary Graduate Deokinanan Sharma – Citation
  Honorary Graduate Maureen Manchouck – Citation
  Honorary Graduate Michael Mansoor – Citation
  Honorary Graduate Ronald Harford – Citation
  Honorary Graduate Therese Mills – Citation
  Chancellor George Alleyne – Address: Celebrating the Fiftieth
  UWI Spec International Half Marathon Results (PDF)
  UWI Graduation Ceremonies 2012: Postgraduates
  UWI Graduation Ceremonies 2012: Valedictorian's Address - Denilson Christopher
  UWI Graduation Ceremonies 2012: Valedictorian's Address - Kiron Neale
  UWI Graduation Ceremonies 2012: Valedictorian's Address - Sameer Alladin
  UWI Graduation Ceremonies 2012: Valedictorian's Address - Nara Anderson-Figueroa
  UWI Graduation Ceremonies 2012: Valedictorian's Address - Maryam Mohammed
  UWI Graduation Ceremonies 2012: Valedictorian's Address - Nayaatha Taitt
  Valedictorian wins Rhodes Scholarship
  ACP Universities Unite
  Minor in Brazilian Studies
  Adventure in Belize
  New Law Magazine
  Agricultural Cooperatives Key to Feeding the World
  10th National Youth Parliamentary Debate
  Federal Dreams: The Past is the Future
  Wake Up and Smell the Soil