Archived Issue September 2015

For more than five decades, Republic Bank has been a feature on the St. Augustine Campus – starting in a tiny space next to Daaga Hall to its current facility on the western side of the Campus. In just 16 months, however, Republic Bank will become a landmark at the northern entrance to the Campus when the construction of a $60 million branch is complete. This spanking new branch will support the needs of the Campus community as well as environs (Curepe, St. Augustine, Tunapuna).

The St. Augustine Campus has entered into a landmark private sector-university partnership with Republic Bank. Construction, on prime land of The University, is the first phase of a broader, more transformative partnership with the concurrent construction of a new building for the Department of Creative and Festival Arts and the future development of a modern ‘Northern Plaza’ at the Campus entrance.

Executive Director Derwin Howell noted that “Over the course of the past five decades, our relationship with both The University and the community continued to grow and it moved even beyond our commitment to provide signature financial products and services”. He continued, “as many of you know, we have been a long-time stalwart of young adult empowerment initiatives, such as Career Fest and the World of Work Programme. While we have continued and have grown that support, we are always eager to do more, especially in novel, ground-breaking ways...both figuratively and literally.”

St. Augustine Campus Pro Vice-Chancellor and Principal Professor Clement Sankat made the point that “it is through these types of partnerships (commercial as well as philanthropic), that Universities such as ours can continue to be transformational and make a significant positive impact upon our collective development.” Click here for sod turning.

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UWI Calendar September 2015 - January 2016

Critical Thinking Executive Development Workshops
September 10-11 & October 5-6
Institute of Critical Thinking, The UWI, St. Augustine Campus
Human Communication Studies Conference
September 24 and 25
The UWI, St. Augustine Campus
Premium Open Lecture
Student Engagement
Back to Basics and Beyond the Tech Hype
September 25
Daaga Auditorium The UWI, St. Augustine Campus
The UWI Research Expo 2015
Advancing Knowledge, Impacting Lives
September 22-25
JFK Quadrangle, The UWI, St. Augustine Campus
COTE 2015
Managing Development in Caribbean Economies:
The Key Role of Health, Public Policy and Social Security
October 8 and 9
Learning Resource Centre, The UWI, St. Augustine Campus
UWI Graduation 2015
October 22 to 24
THE UWI SPEC International Half-Marathon
October 25, 2015
Sport and Physical Education Centre , St. Augustine Campus
The History of Investment in the Caribbean
November 4 to 8
The UWI, St. Augustine Campus
2nd Biennial Conference on Sport Studies and Higher Education: An Interdisciplinary Approach
Physical Literacy: Gender, Science, and Sport for Development
January 13-15, 2016
UWI St. Augustine

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Also In This Issue

  Message from the Principal: Welcoming our New Students - Arriving at a time of enormous change and expectation
  The Editor’s Notebook: Primus inter pares
  The UWI and Republic Bank Partner for the Future!
  The UWI/Guardian Group Premium Open Lecture: Back to Basics with Student Engagement and Beyond the Tech Hype
  Caribbean v-c’s democratic vision at home and abroad
  Our Honorary Graduates
  Marking an end, a beginning: The UWI St. Augustine South Campus, Penal-Debe
  The Mystique behind the Matriculation Ceremony
  Welcome, Freshers!
  Elections in a Flawed Democracy
  A pioneer in the knowledge house
  The Art of Peace
  Will You Be There?
  Aqua Amazing!: Aquaponics takes Centre Stage at Children’s Discovery Workshop
  The Cartagena Protocol: for the safe use of technology, for the protection of the consumer
  UWI Film @ 10 – a renaissance movement
  The Plenitude of VS Naipaul