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UWI Calendar October - November 2012

UWI SPEC International Half-Marathon
Sunday 28th October
Sports and Physical Education Centre
UWI St. Augustine Campus

Today the ninth UWI SPEC International Half-Marathon, sponsored by First Citizens takes place. The 13.1 mile race is run along the traffic-free Priority Bus Route (PBR) to the La Resource junction in D’Abadie, before doubling back to UWI SPEC. The course is complete with markers and water stops at every mile for the running convenience of the athletes from around the world including the Caribbean, USA, Latin America and Europe.

For further information, please contact The UWI SPEC at 662-2002 Ext. 82660, or 83556 or specinfo@sta.uwi.edu.

T&T 50 years ahead
Shaw Park, Tobago

In commemoration of Trinidad and Tobago’s 50th Anniversary, the Open Lectures Committee hosts a panel discussion titled, ‘Trinidad and Tobago: the Next 50 Years’. Panellists include Dr Rita Pemberton, Senior Lecturer, Department of History; Dr Hamid Ghany, Senior Lecturer, Department of Behavioural Sciences; and Dr Winford James, Lecturer, School of Education. The discussion will be chaired by Professor Stephan Gift.

For further information, please contact Ms. Patricia J. Sampson at 662 2002 Ext. 82392 or patricia.sampson@sta.uwi.edu, or contact Ms. Shelley-Ann Patrick-Harper at 662-2002 Ext. 82635 or shelley.harper@sta.uwi.edu.

Fête de la cocoa
2-3 November, 2012
JFK Auditorium

The Cocoa Research Unit (CRU) celebrates its 50th Anniversary and World Cocoa and Chocolate Day 2012 with two days of games, competitions, exhibitions and a tour of the International Cocoa Genebank. This celebration aims to raise awareness of the public profile of cocoa by highlighting the long history of cocoa in Trinidad and Tobago and its contribution to the world.

For further information, please contact the CRU at 662-2002 Ext. 82115.

Solutions to Competitiveness Challenges
5-6 November, 2012
Hyatt Regency Trinidad
Port of Spain

The Caribbean Centre for Competitiveness (CCfC) hosts the region’s first Competitiveness Forum, themed ‘a Solutions Agenda to Key Competitiveness Challenges’. This forum will address the critical competitiveness challenges facing the Caribbean, including unlocking financing for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), human capital development models for competitiveness and the internationalization of SMEs.

For further information, please contact Karen Lee Lum, Project Officer, CCfC, at 662-2002 Ext. 83938/9 or ccfc@sta.uwi.edu.

Health and Gender lecture series
7 November, 2012
Institute of International Relations
UWI St. Augustine Campus

The Institute for Gender and Development Studies (IGDS) hosts the first in its Lunchtime Seminar Series titled ‘Introductory Lecture Series on Health and Gender’. This is a joint initiative between the IGDS and the Faculty of Medical Sciences. The seminar begins at 12.30pm, and features Dr. Paul Kadetz, Lecturer at UWI’s Masters in Public Health programme, who will speak on the topic ‘Paternalism and Resistance: problematising global maternal health policies at local levels’.

For further information, please contact the IGDS, at 662-2002 Ext. 83573/83577 or igds@sta.uwi.edu.

Korean Film Week
7-10 November, 2012
Centre for Language Learning
UWI St. Augustine Campus

The Centre for Language Learning collaborates with the Embassy of the Republic of Korea to host Korean Film Week. Five Korean language films will be screened over the four days at the CLL Auditorium, exposing patrons to the language and culture of the Republic of Korea.

Film Schedule:

  • 7th November, 6.30-8.30pm -Pacemaker
  • 8th November, 6-8pm – Scandal Maker
  • 9th November, 3.30-5.30pm (for secondary school students) and 6-8pm – A Barefoot Dream
  • 10th November, 2-4pm – Papa 3-5pm – Le Grand Chef

For further information, please contact Vanessa Williams at 662-2002 Ext. 83896 or Vanessa.Williams@sta.uwi.edu.

Health Care Quality and Delivery
17-19 January, 2013
Hyatt Regency Trinidad
Port of Spain

In light of the country’s recent challenges regarding quality health care, the Faculty of Medical Sciences recognises the need for the creation of a committed workforce within the Caribbean’s health sector. As this is one of its major responsibilities, the Faculty will address these challenges with its conference, titled ‘Improvement in Health Care Quality and Delivery: Making a Difference’.

For further information, please contact the Conference Secretariat, at 663-6311, 645-3232 Exts. 5020 or 5025 or conferencehcq@sta.uwi.edu