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UWI
ST. AUGUSTINE
CAMPUS


UWI TODAA
THE UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST INDIES o ST. AUGUSTINE CAMPUS

SUNDAY 24TH AUGUST, 2008


UWI
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SIXTIETH
ANNIVERSARY


The University of the West Indies Vice Chancellor,
Professor E. Nigel Harris will present awards to Dr. Colin
Depradine, Professor Celia Christie, Professor Anselm
Hennis, Professor Archibald McDonald, Professor Kit
Fai Pun and Dr Hermi Hewitt on Thursday 30' October,
2008, at the Learning Resource Centre (LRC) St Augustine
Campus. They are the winners of the prestigious Vice
Chancellor's Award for Excellence.
In 1993, the awards were established under Vice-
Chancellor, Sir Alister Mc Intyre to recognise and reward the
achievements of academic as well as senior administrative
staff. As many as five awards may be given in any one year
in any of the following areas: Teaching, Administration
and Research Accomplishments, Service to the University
Community, Contributions to Public Service, and All-round
Excellence in a combination of two or more of the five core
areas. Each award is valued at US$5,000.
Dr Depradine, Lecturer in Computer Science in the
Department of Computer Science, Mathematics and Physics,
Cave Hill Campus has gained the award for Excellence in
Teaching. A lecturer in Computer Science since 1995, he
was the first recipient in 2005 of the UWI/Guardian Life
Teaching Award from the Cave Hill Campus. He is highly
regarded by his students as well as his colleagues for his
teaching skills, particularly for his application of web-based
technologies in the classroom.
Professor Celia Christie of the Department of
Paediatrics (Child Health), Mona Campus; will be honored
for her landmark research on childhood infectious diseases.
Since her appointment in 1999 as Professor and Chair
of Paediatrics, Professor Christie has produced over 32
publications in prestigious regional and international
journals. Her extensive research efforts have attracted
externally funded grants to the UWI, totalling over US$3
million.
Professor Anselm Hennis, who will also receive the
award for Research Accomplishments, began his UWI career
in 1996 as a Temporary Lecturer in the School of Clinical
Medicine and Research. He was promoted to Senior Lecturer
in 2002 and became Director of the Barbados Eye Studies
project. His research output is outstanding, with over 60
articles in peer-reviewed scholarly publications. He has
attracted over US$20 million in research grants.


Professor Mc Donald is the Director of the Chronic
Disease Research Centre (CDRC) at Cave Hill Campus who
will be awarded for his Service to the University Community.
Over the years he has done research into trauma which has
helped to guide national policies on injury prevention and
management in Jamaica. His considerable administrative
skills became evident, even before his appointment in 2005
as Dean of the Faculty of Medical Sciences. As Head of the
Department of Surgery and the Faculty's Representative on
the Mona Campus Budget Monitoring Committee, Professor
McDonald conceptualised and oversaw the implementation
of the Full Fee Paying programme, resulting in the first
significant increase in Faculty enrolment in forty years, with
significant financial inflows to the Mona Campus.
The Award for all-round performance in a combination
of two or more areas is to be shared jointly by Professor
Kit Fai Pun, Professor of Industrial Engineering in the
Department of Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering,
St Augustine Campus, for all-round excellent performance
in teaching and research; and Dr Hermi Hewitt Head of
the UWI School of Nursing, Mona, for all-round excellent
performance in teaching and service to the University
community.
Professor Kit Fai Pun's reputation as a researcher and
teacher is recognised and highly valued by both students
and academic colleagues. He has provided leadership
in the restructuring and strengthening of the Industrial
Engineering programme to bring it up to modern industry
requirements and facilitating external accreditation. His
research output is significant, including some 50 articles in
refereed journals, two book reviews, 22 technical/conference
papers and more than 20 consultancy reports.
Dr Hermi Hewitt is not only a very competent teacher
but an outstanding administrator as well. Her impact
on nursing education at the UWI and throughout the
Caribbean is far-reaching. She led the phasing out of
certificate programmes in nursing, replacing them in 2004
with a generic, BSc UWI degree and introduced several
new graduate courses leading to a Masters Degree in five
different nursing specialties. Under Dr Hewitt's leadership
student enrolment has increased from a mere sixty in 2002
to almost a thousand at present.


For further information please contact the Vice Chancellor's Office at 1(876) 927-2406


AWARDS 03

Rouse-Jones Honored
* Special Award for University Librarian


ALUMNI- 12

Nostalgia
* UWI Alumnus Mark Loquan's musical
compositions inspire


MEDICINE 06

Anatomy of a Survivor
* A veterinarian's story of survival and success











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1 AARS


REGIONAL AWARD FOR


PROFESSOR ROUSE-JONES


Professor Margaret Rouse-Jones, Campus and
University Librarian of The University of the West In-
dies (UWI), was recently presented with the Caribbean
Information Professional of the Year 2008 award at the
38th Association of Caribbean University, Research
and Institutional Libraries' (ACURIL) Conference, in
June at the Rose Hall Resort, Montego Bay, Jamaica.
Professor Rouse-Jones, one of the many library
professionals from the Caribbean, USA and beyond.
who attended the five-day conference, was honored for
her commitment to exemplary service, excellence in
scholarship and outstanding accomplishments as an
information professional. In 2004, she also received
The University of the West Indies Vice Chancellor's
Award for Excellence in the area of Service to the
University Community and that same year she also
gained ACURIL's award for Excellence in Publications
in the Information Field.
Professor Rouse-Jones has given twenty-seven
years of dedicated service as an information profes-
sional. She has been Campus Librarian at UWI St
Augustine since 1997, and upon appointment as
University Librarian, she gained responsibility for the
coordination of activities among the three main physi-
cal campuses of UWI (in Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica
and Barbados). Professor Rouse-Jones retires from her
position as Campus and University Librarian at The
ro Marcat o IUniversity of the West Indies at the end of 2008.


"A man is happy so long as he chooses to be
happy and nothing can stop him," is one of the
many truisms given to us by the late Nobel Prize
winner, Russian author and historian, Aleksandr
Solzhenitsyn. A survivor of the Soviet prison
camps and critic of the Gulag system, Solzhen-
itsyn died on Sunday August 3rd 2008, he was
89. His words on happiness echo the thoughts
of UWI graduate, Dr. Kryaan Singh, whose inspi-
rational story of survival underscores a definitive
choice towards benevolence.
There are other inspirational stories of lec-
turers and researchers at our Campus who have
been committed to making a difference. Five of
these being our recent awardees: congratula-
tions to the winners of the Vice Chancellors'
Award for Excellence; as well as to University
Librarian, Professor Margaret Rouse-Jones on
her recent prize.
In the area of research, we hope you enjoy
learning about the pivotal work being done in
Marine Turtles and their habitat by Professor
Horrocks at our Cave Hill Campus. She remains
both "moved and motivated" by the determina-
tion of these ancient mariners.
With the continued growth of our Campus
programmes and community, we have also been
enhancing our facilities, as several new buildings
and lecture halls have opened over the past three
years, including our state-of-the-art tennis courts.
This month we chose to highlight the coaching
sessions held at the St Augustine Campus Tennis
Courts. Similarly in the field of sport, while the
Beijing Games are on full throttle in China, we
hosted our UWI Staff Intercampus Games at the
Sport and Physical Education Centre, where over
200 athletes from both the Barbados and Jamaica
campuses competed alongside our local team..
You can read about their achievements in our
student segment.
In our centre spread, we have highlighted our
60 Anniversary celebrations at Mona, Jamaica. At
Convocation Week thousands of graduates came
from countries far and wide to meet old friends,
share memories and lend support to their alma
mater. We are grateful for your generous support
as one who reads about our 60 year tradition of
teaching and learning programmes, research
projects and outreach activities in this monthly
supplement.
Enjoy.




CAMPUS PRINCIPAL
Professor Clement Sankat

DIRECTOR OF MARKETING
AND COMMUNICATIONS
Mrs. Dawn Marie De Four-Gill

EDITOR
Mrs. Anna Walcott-Hardy

CONTACT US:
The UWI Marketing and Communications Office
Tel: (868) 662-2002 exts. 2013, 2014
or email marketing.commmuications@sta.uwi.edu


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4 UWI TODAY SUNDAY 24TH AUGUST, 2008


* "From what I've been seeing, I think
we'll do well in the sprint events Trini-
dad and Tobago, Jamaica and the Baha-
mas and I expect [George] Bovell to do
well for Trinidad."
MARK LEWIS
3rd Year student
Faculty of Humanities and Education, Mona
Jamaican


* "I think we'll definitely make a mark
judging on George's performance [plac-
ing first in his heat] today. I think we can
probably expect a silver or bronze..."
CANDACE JOEFIELD
3rd year student
Faculty of Humanities and Education
Trinidadian


m "Judging from the first one, I'm not
sure...there is a possibility that George
Bovell can pull it off...not sure. I'm be-
ing a bit patriotic and having confidence
in him."
JANEAL CHICHESTER
3rd Year student
Faculty of Humanities and Education
Trinidadian


m "Honestly I'm not too sure. I feel we
will do fairly well in the track and field."
ANECIA SAMUEL
3rd Year student
Faculty of Science and Agriculture, St Augutsine
Trinidadian


THE GAMES ARE HERE!
Campus athletes were alive and kicking last week
-at the bi-annual Staff Inter-Campus Games
where Cave Hill, Barbados, kicked in to high
gear to defend the championship title. Over 200
athletes travelled to the St. Augustine Campus
from our Jamaica (Mona) and Barbados (Cave
Hill) campuses to compete in track and field,
basketball, netball and football events, among
others. The week-long event was held in honour
of the late UWI Manager, Ms Gloria Baptiste.
The athletes enjoyed the sport and well as the
cultural nights where Campus teams hosted
evenings where the teams enjoyed great food
and entertainment. For Mark Lewis, an athlete
from the Mona, Jamaica Campus, who spoke
with us on the second day of the Games it was
an interesting time. "Everything is going a lot
smoother as we go along. It's really been going
well and [watching the Olympics on TV] has
given team members a chance to interact." Mark
is a final year student at the Mona Campus in
Jamaica, where he also works as an administra-
tive assistant in the Student Services department.
He's taking part in the basketball and volleyball
games at UWI SPEC and the track and field
events at the Larry Gomes stadium. Congrats
to Mark and all our athletes!


UWI STAFF INTER-CAMPUS
GAMES RESULTS


Football St. Augustine 1
Mona 6
St. Augustine 0
Winner- Mona Campus


Cavehill 0
Cavehill 0
Mona 3


Table St. Augustine -6 Mona 0
Tennis Mona 6 Cavehill 0
St. Augustine -6 Cavehill 0
Winner St. Augustine Campus

Cricket St. Augustine -108 Mona 107 (30 overs)
Mona vs Cavehill Rained out
St. Augustine -228 Cavehill -126 (40 overs)
Winner St. Augustine Campus

Volleyball St. Augustine 2 Mona 0
Mona 1 Cavehill 2
St. Augustine -2 Cavehill 1
Winner St. Augustine Campus

Netball St. Augustine -19 Mona 19
Mona 61 Cavehill 3
St. Augustine -72 Cavehill 6
Winner St. Augustine Campus

Basketball St. Augustine -87 Mona -75
Mona -69 Cavehill -77
St. Augustine 64 Cavehill -60
Winner St. Augustine Campus

Lawn St. Augustine -5 Mona 0
Tennis Mona 1 Cavehill 4
St. Augustine -4 Cavehill 1
Winner St. Augustine Campus

Athletics Mona -245 points
St. Augustine -242 points
Cavehill 100 points
Winner- Mona Campus


1ST
2ND
3RD


OVERALL STANDINGS
ST. AUGUSTINE 6 DISCIPLINES
MONA 2 DISCIPLINES
CAVEHILL 0 DISCIPLINE





SUNDAY 24TH AUGUST, 2008 UWI TODAY 5


WHAT PEOPLE
ARE READING...
THE ROUGH GUIDE
TO TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO
available at the UWI Bookshop
* "I'm learning things about Trinidad
and Tobago that I never knew before; I'd
recommend everyone to have a copy of
this amazing resource!"

TAMARA BRATHWAITE
Librarian, Institute of International Relations, UWI.



WHAT PEOPLE
ARE WATCHING...
DARK KNIGHT
starring Christian Bale and Heath Ledger
0 "I think it was the best Batman I've ever
seen and Heath Ledger, I think it was the
best performance he ever gave. I really
enjoyed the movie."
CRISTAL BASSAW
Library Assistant,
Institute of International Relations, UWI.


II CAPU CROE MAT SESN a ter used to descib th exmnto peio on Camus


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6 UWI TODAY SUNDAY 24TH AUGUST, 2008


BY ANNA WALCOTT-HARDY


Kryaan Singh entered The University of the West
Indies, Faculty of Medical Sciences in September 2000
to pursue his life-long dream of becoming a veterinar-
ian. Described as a bright, innovative student by Dr
John Watkins, a lecturer at the School of Veterinary
Medicine (SVM), he would graduate five years later
with an honors degree. Today, he manages a success-
ful veterinary clinic at La Horquette, South Trinidad,
which boasts two examination rooms, a surgical and
x-ray room, as well as two kennels.
That he cares for his clients in a wheelchair (which
unfolds much like a Michel Mann transformer); or that
two of his vertebrae and part of his spinal chord were
crushed in a vehicular accident two years ago, have not
hampered his career. It may have put things on hold
for a year or two, but it certainly has not stopped the
young vet from practising.
"Basically, I just kept telling myself I want to be a
vet and that's all I need to do. I don't need to walk to
be a vet...I'm also stubborn"


Growing up as a young boy in San Fernando and
Point Fortin, he always rescued strays, took them to
the neighbourhood veterinarian for care and then
brought them home. There were dogs, parrots and
even monkeys which all flourished under his care in
the Singh home.
Then on June 2nd 2006, a truck exiting an illegal
road, pulled on to the highway giving a "bad drive"
which led to Kryaan's van flipping and rolling into
the middle of the highway. A policeman had seen the
entire incident and soon an emergency vehicle was on
the scene. Kryaan knew that something was terribly
wrong, when, after managing to unclip the seatbelt,
he dragged himself from under the van, but could feel
nothing from the chest down. He was taken to the
hospital and then to various medical facilities where
he spent over two months and underwent two opera-
tions. On returning home he continued the physical
therapy, and even began to see patients. A nurse
assisted with the injections, while the animals were


brought to Kryaan's bedside. He explained that this
was a crucial part of the therapy working and not
becoming depressed facing reality.
Then in November, 2006, he traveled to the Miami
Physical Therapy Institute, for a three month stint
with one of the best physical therapists in the business,
Robin Smith. The trip proved highly successful as he
gained full use of his right hand and partial use of his
left, whereas previously he could only partially use
both. Today he has about 70% use of his left hand and
he also believes that he may be able to walk again.
Although he still has many challenges including a
$2.6 million dollar medical bill, he holds no hatred for
the driver of the truck, who has never been found.
"It's not really an issue for me...I don't blame
him."
He is grateful for the support of his family; his
mother, Anjelene, took early retirement from her job as
a school principal to care for him during the day; while
his father, an engineer, assists on weekends. His


"Basically, I just kept telling myself I want to be a vet and that's

all I need to do. I don't need to walk to be a vet...I'm also stubborn"












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8 UWI TODAY SUNDAY 24TH AUGUST, 2008


The University of the West Indies (UWI) celebrated
its 60th anniversary in style with a Convocation Week
from July 12-19, 2008, in Jamaica.
The celebrations spanned a host of activities
including a reception hosted by the Chancellor of
the University, Sir George Alleyne, an Inter faith
church service, a jazz concert, a gala awards banquet,
a "memories breakfast" and a UWI couples luncheon,
for those who met at the university.
The university of the West Indies, started as the
University College of the West Indies 60 years ago with
its first campus in Jamaica, today boasts campuses at
Mona (Jamaica), Cave Hill (Barbados), St. Augustine
(Trinidad) and services another 12 countries via its
"Open Campuses".
At 60, there is much to celebrate including earning
a reputation as the first port of call for public and
private sector organizations seeking expert advice in
a range of spheres.
Thousands of graduates of the University of the
West Indies, many now domiciled in their native
Caribbean country or elsewhere in the world, gathered
in Mona during Convocation Week to salute their
alma mater.
According to the Vice Chancellor of the University
of the West Indies, Professor Nigel Harris, "There is
much to celebrate not least of all the UWI's rich bounty
of research, innovation and creative thinking that has
enriched the lives of our people."
















Noting that, "we are living in an era in which
education and knowledge are the ultimate currency,
and are increasingly being demonstrated as sources of
competitive advantage, Professor Harris said that, "At
The University of the West Indies, we have determined
that it is not sufficient only to educate, but we must also
play a central role in research that can drive creation
of new products and services as well as devise ways of
addressing our most challenging problems."
He said that the UWI has a produced graduates
who lead in all sectors of Caribbean life and "though,
the creation of The UWI Consulting Company and
other like ventures, we are mobilizing expertise in our
academic community to address specific policy and
strategic planning needs of governments, regional
and national agencies, the private sector and other
organizations."
The UWI, Prof. Harris said, has also created
University-wide centers that address areas of
vulnerability in the Caribbean such as Disaster
Preparedness, Sustainable Development for Small
Island States and Crime and Social Justice.
Pointing to "daunting challenges" facing the
Caribbean and the world, including "precipitously






SUNDAY 24TH AUGUST, 2008 UWI TODAY 9


rising prices in food, oil and other commodities and the
impending loss of preferential trading arrangements
with traditional trading partners (Europe and the
United States), Prof. Harris said that "the UWI has
been positioning itself through the courses we teach
and in the research and advisory services we provide,
to become an integral part of the solutions our region
needs."
The Convocation Week in Mona marks the half-
way point in a year-long series of events being hosted
across the campuses and countries served by the Open
Campuses.
The celebrations culminate in Trinidad & Tobago
in December.






10 UWI TODAY- SUNDAY 24TH AUGUST, 2008


NOBEL LAUREATE CELEBRATIONS
2008: YEAR OF SIR ARTHUR LEWIS



SIR ARTHUR LEWIS MEMORIAL CONFERENCE:

DEVELOPMENT CHALLENGES

IN THE 21ST CENTURY


The Faculty of Social Sciences of the University
of the West Indies (St Augustine Campus), in
collaboration with the Department of Economics and
the Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social & Economic
Studies, is hosting the Sir Arthur Lewis Memorial
Conference at the Learning Resource Centre (LRC) at
The University of the West Indies from September 25-
27,2008. The theme of the conference is Development
Challenges in the 21st Century
Economies in the Caribbean and all over the
world are grappling with the consequences of
globalization and the accompanying changes in
the rules of international trade, including loss of
preferential markets and erosion of preferences due
to tariff reduction. This has resulted in increasing
competition for traditional products from these
economies, a situation compounded by rising energy
costs and accompanying negative social ills like
unemployment, rising criminality, overburdened


2 YEAR OF
200SIR VS. NAIPAUL


health and educational facilities and the like. To
compound these problems, many of these economies
are facing a serious threat from climate change and
the accompanying rising sea levels and increase in
number and ferocity of hurricanes. What are realistic
development options, given the policy space now
available to these economies? It is to answer questions
like these that the Sir Arthur Lewis Memorial
Conference is being hosted on the theme indicated.
Participation is open to scholars, policy makers,
graduate students, professionals and all persons
interested in the burning issues associated with this
theme.

For further information please contact
Ms Joy Cooblal at the Faculty of Social Sciences,
Tel:1-868-662-2002 Ext. 2401
E-mailJoy.Cooblal@sta.uwi.edu
Visit the conference website: http://sta.uwi.edu/nlc


09 YEAR OF
209 DEREK WALCOTT


ABOUT SIR ARTHUR LEWIS
Born in Castries St Lucia on 23rd January
1915, Sir Arthur Lewis would win the
The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic
Sciences in Memory ofAlfred Nobel in 1979.
A former lecturer and Vice Chancellor of
The University of the West Indies (1959)),
he was knighted in 1963 and then went
on to lecture at Princeton University. In
1970, he became Director of the Caribbean
Development Bank. His prize winning
work is an economic model that examines
the problems facing developing nations.
His landmark dual sector model explains
why in developing nations, so often, wages
remain low and capital rents high, even
as development continues at a pace. After
retiring from academia, Sir Arthur Lewis
returned to the Caribbean. In 1991 he died
and was buried on the grounds of the St
Lucia community college named in his
honour.


The UWI/Guardian Life 'Premium' Teaching Awards 2008


2008 marks the tenth anniversary of the
groundbreaking collaboration between The University
of the West Indies, St. Augustine and Guardian Life
of the Caribbean Limited. This year the university
takes a look back to rediscover its achievements and
chart the way forward. To mark the occasion, they
have specially selected as Feature Speaker one of their
very own, the renowned Prof. Bridget Brereton. Prof.
Brereton is the first local speaker to grace the UWI/
Guardian Life series of events. The theme is Ten
Years On: Making SoTL Real. While the focus would
be honouring the 2008 winners, the retrospective
will include narratives from past awardees whose


viewpoints are a rich resource that can only advance
teaching and learning on campus. This is directly in
keeping with the University's 2007-2012 Strategic Plan
which has teaching and learning as one of the pillars.
The ceremony takes place on Friday 26th September
at 5.00 p.m. at the Learning Resource Centre (LRC),
St. Augustine, and the public is invited to attend.
As a precursor to the teaching awards and in
celebration of our milestone, the Instructional
Development Unit (IDU) is hosting a forum
entitled Towards Teaching Excellence and Higher
Learner Outcomes which specifically targets sixth
form schools in Trinidad and Tobago. Teachers and


students will have the opportunity to hear from and
interact with past UWI/Guardian Life 'Premium'
Teaching Awardees. The purpose of the forum is to
inform students and teachers about the recognition
of tertiary level teaching and learning excellence and
the role of incoming UWI students in enhancing
their university experience. The forum will run from
2.00 to 4.00 p.m. on the same day as the awards.
Invitations will be soon issued to schools.

For further information please contact the
Instructional Development Unit at 662-2002
ext 2214, 2611 or e-mail idu@sta.uwi.edu


2008EAR OF
2008 SIR ARTHUR LEWIS


0 TEACHING& LEARNING






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Get a head start in life at UWI with our orientation events.


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STUDENTS
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5TH SEPTEMBER, 9 A.M. UWI SPEC


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STALGIA


As National Sinfonia Orchestra Opens New Season


Two compositions by The University of the West
Indies graduate, Mark Loquan, were performed at
the Queen's Hall on Sunday 17th August, 2008, by the
National Sinfonia Orchestra. The calypsos, Colours
Again and Nostalgia, which have been arranged for the
pan by Liam Teague and transcribed for orchestra by
American Gary Gibson, will be part of the National
Sinfonia's fifth season of performances.
The National Sinfonia Orchestra (NSO), under
the musical direction of UWI lecturer Jessel Murray,
opened its season with Malaysian concert pianist Soth-
ie Paul-Duraisamy. The concert, under the patronage
of his Excellency Professor George Maxwell Richards,
represented the third pairing of this celebrated pian-
ist and Trinidad's foremost symphonic orchestra. The
show featured the popular Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue.
This work, the first of kind to incorporate the jazz
idiom into the Concert Hall, received instant accept-
ance into the piano repertoire and is one of the most
recorded of all piano concertos.
Mrs. Duraisamy has performed in concerts around
the world but professes a fondness for performing in
Trinidad. The Rhapsody is one of her favourite per-
forming pieces, and she constantly returns to Trinidad


to perform for local audiences who are still thrilled
with her last Rhapsody the Rhapsody on a Theme of
Paganini performed with the NSO two years ago. She
has performed in Bangalore, India and Perth, Australia
in recent times.
Trinidadian clarinettist Kwame Lewis, now resi-
dent in Boston, also joined the orchestra to perform
the Weber Concertino for Clarinet and Orchestra to
celebrate the attainment of his Dip. ABRSMin clarinet
performance. Lewis is a former music director of the
QRC Scout Band. Other works on the programme
included the equally popular Elgar Pomp and Circum-
stance March with the theme that is played at so many
graduation ceremonies; and the two Mark Loquan
calypsos: Colours Again and Nostalgia. President of
Yara Trinidad Limited, Mark Loquan graduated from
UWI with a degree in Chemical Engineering. Yara has
supported several projects at the University over the
years, from bursaries and scholarships to collaborative
initiatives between Yaras Hanninghof Centre for Plant
Nutrition and Environmental Research in Dulmen,
Germany and the Department of Food Production at
UWI St Augustine.






www.sta.uwi.edu


UWI
ST. AUGUSTINE
CAMPUS



It's been sixty years of
exciting learning, sixty
years of continuous
growth and sixty years of
development. I look
forward to the next sixty
years in which I am sure
[UWI] will make a
tremendous contribution,
not only to Trinidad and
Tobago, but also to the
region and abroad.

LARRY HOWAI
CheifExecutive Officer
First Citizens
UWI Class of 1978


From a class of 33 pioneers who began
their medical studies at the Mona
Campus, UWI has grown into a multi-
campus institution with over 75,000
alumni. Our graduates include artists,
scientists, medical practitioners, lawyers,
agriculturalists, entrepreneurs, prime
ministers, philanthropists and a nobel
laureate among others; icons who have
helped to forge our archipelago and
contribute to world development.


ONE UNIVERSITY
CELEBRATING SIX DECADES
Celebrate with us visit www.sta.uwi.edu for our events calendar and more.


UWI
1948-20oo8


SIXTIETH
ANNIVERSARY


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14 UWI TODAY- SUNDAY 24TH AUGUST, 2008


"Sea turtles are extremely ancient reptiles with
a particularly effective lifestyle, which includes awe-
inspiring ways of finding their way across the open
ocean and back to the place they were born"
"I see turtle conservation as an incredible chal-
lenge", explained UWI Professor Julia Horrocks,
who has spent a lifetime dedicated to researching
the sea turtles of the Caribbean. She is a Professor of
Conservation Ecology, Department of Biological and
Chemical Sciences in the Faculty of Pure and Applied
Sciences at the Cave Hill Campus, Barbados.
Professor Horrocks is also the Director of the
Barbados Sea Turtle Project and coordinator of
WIDECAST Marine Turtle Tagging Centre, which
provides training in tagging technologies and archives
data for over 20 sea turtle projects in the Caribbean.
Currently, her research is focused on investigating
the stock structure, population ecology, nesting and
migratory behaviour of hawksbills and green turtles
in the Eastern Caribbean.















PROF SR


Although over the years several groups have made
in-roads in conservation by helping the public to
understand the importance of these marine animals
to our ecology, our world and ourselves there is
still work to be done. Every year, during the nesting
season, there will be at least one unfortunate incident
reported in the local media of leatherback turtles being
slaughtered for their meat. There are similar challenges
in Barbados. Through her research she has examined
the effects of coastal development on the nesting be-
haviour of these turtles.
"I remember one female turtle assiduously clam-
bering over a curb and making her way across a car
park of a fast food restaurant, looking for somewhere
to lay her eggs,' Prof. Horrocks explained.
Although she has been honored widely by several
agencies and governments including being awarded
both the Governor General's Environment Award in
2001 and the prestigious Pew Marine Conservation
Fellowship in 2004 to further her research, she remains
both motivated and saddened by the effects that pollu-
tion, urbanization and coastal development have had
on the turtle population.
"Sea turtles are extremely ancient reptiles with
a particularly effective lifestyle, which includes awe-
inspiring ways of finding their way across the open
ocean and back to the place they were born... the gentle
persistence of these animals trying to complete their
life cycles on beaches lined with hotels and cluttered
with beach chairs and umbrellas, both moves and
motivates me." (AWH)






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1 OTRAC


From the 12t to the 20' July at the UWI Sport
and Physical Education Centre (SPEC) Tennis Facility,
28 tennis players participated in a Level I Coaching
Programme of the International Tennis Federation.
(I.T.F). Conducted by Anthony Jeremiah who is the
ITF's Technical coordinator of the English speaking
Caribbean, the clinic is part of an initiative of the
Tennis Association of Trinidad & Tobago (T.A.T.T. )
the national tennis association -to aggressively bring
more coaches into the game, certify those who have
been coaching and thus increase the quantity and the
quality of the game. TATT and SPEC also had a PLAY
TENNIS workshop introducing the basic rudiments
of coaching.
Lawn Tennis may not be the most popular of
games locally and it is certainly played by a relatively
small number of persons, yet it is has been growing
in popularity. Up to a couple of decades ago Lawn
Tennis was a fairly exclusive sport, but with the advent
of the City Council's Public Courts on the Princes
Building grounds, the game became more accessible
to individuals not affiliated with a particular club. The
clientele of the game changed. By purchasing a ticket
from the Town Hall on Frederick Street for the princely
sum of $3.00 it was possible to book a court for an
hour, and coaches tutoring young players became a
common sight. The tennis landscape remains quite
promising as two comparatively new facilities have
been constructed. Number one is the fine facility
at UWI ( under the management of the Sport and
Physical Education Centre at St Augustine) which
has four hard courts, and ancillary services including
a pavilion, changing rooms, toilets, conference and
meeting rooms. More importantly it is professionally
serviced and staffed. The second is the nearly complete
Public Courts constructed on the George V Grounds.
These facilities may increase the number of tennis
players minimally, but what is much more significant
are the programmes, like the Level 1 Coaching
Programme, that are being introduced.


Michael Cooper, the President of T.A.T.T. is very
aware of the value of coaching in the development of
any sport. Advised by the technical committee of the
organization, a National Development Programme
for tennis has been designed. Lennox Francis is the
National Head Coach, he was assisted by regional
coaches- Dale Boyce in the South, Rafeek Mohammed,
Larry Yearwood and Burton Cole in the North, with
Prakash Gannes in the East. Curtis Gonzales is the
coordinator of the schools tennis programme.
Many of the top national players attended the
Level 1 Certificate Programme. Yohansey Williams,
Richard Chung, Tyler Myers, Louis Villarroel, Stuart
Perkins and many others were there signalling their
commitment to Tennis. It is the combined efforts of
the University, Government, National Organization
and the players that augers well for the future of the
game. (MW)






16 UWI TODAY- SUNDAY 24TH AUGUST, 2008


UWI CALENDAR ofEVENTS


AUGUST OCTOBER


'Two Stories, One Passion'
Saturday 2nd -Sunday 3rd August, 2008
The Department of Creative and Festival Arts
will host a special benefit concert in aid of the
education of Hannah Howard and Maurice
Rawlins. Maurice has been accepted into a mas-
ter's degree programme in Environment and
Development at the University of Edinburgh,
while Hannah was offered a partial scholarship
to complete an Arts Degree in theatre in the
USA. Entitled 'Two Stories, One Passion', the
concert will take place on Saturday 2nd August
at 7:00 p.m. and on Sunday 3rd August at 6:30
p.m. at the JFK Lecture Theatre, UWI St. Au-
gustine. Tickets cost $100.

Please contact Maurice Rawlins at 484-5825;
Hannah Howard- 786-3551 for tickets
(priced at $100. each)



Teacher In-Service Programme (TISP)
Training Workshop
Friday 26th Saturday 27th September, 2008
The Institute of Electrical and Electronics En-
gineers (IEEE) will host a Teacher In-Service
Programme (TISP) Training Workshop that
will focus on the organisation of volunteers
for TISP and the delivery of the programme to
teachers in local school districts. The workshop
will begin on Friday, 26' September at 4:30
p.m. with a 2-hour presentation, followed by
a dinner at 6:30 p.m. On Saturday, 27th Sep-
tember, the event will run from 9:00 a.m. to
approximately 4:00 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza
Hotel, Port of Spain. Breakfast and lunch will
be provided. The event is $75 for non-IEEE
members and free for all IEEE members and
invited educators.

To register for the workshop please visit:
https://icm3.ieee.org/eventmanager/onlinereg-
istration.asp?eventcode=1 TC


UWI LIFE 2008
Support
Wednesday 3rd September
The annual series of orientation sessions for
students and family members will kick -off
with the UWI Life Support Network. The
Support Network is designed to help parents
and spouses understand the challenges and
opportunities at UWI. The Campus Princi-
pal and members of the management team
are also on-hand to answer University related
questions from guests. In turn they will be
able to further guide and offer support to their
relatives/guardians who will enter the UWI in
September. The popular event will take place
on Wednesday 3rd September at the UWI Sport
and Physical Education Centre from 6:00 to
8:00 p.m.

For further information please contact
the Marketing and Communications Office
at 662-2002 Ext. 3635.



UWI LIFE 2008
Student Orientation
Friday 5th September
Student Orientation is a must for first year,
full-time students to network with friends,
learn about life on campus -from study tips to
financial aid, as well as gain valuable insights
into programmes, clubs and even special
events at the Information Village. On Friday
5' September, the UWI Sport and Physical
Education Centre is the place to be from 9:00
a.m. to 3:00. The morning session is interactive
and highly informative to ensure that students
are prepared for the transition to University
life; while the afternoon session features an
Icebreaker, where students often enjoy the live
entertainment and many give-aways that bring
the event to a close.

For further information please contact
the Marketing and Communications Office
at 662-2002 Ext. 3635.


UWI LIFE 2008
Extension
Thursday 11th September
The UWI Life Extension programme is geared
toward assisting the mature (those 25 years
and over), evening, part-time as well as post-
graduate and distance student to benefit from
the offerings of University Life. Issues such as
balancing work, family and study are just some
of the critical items that are addressed in the
two- hour session from 6-8:00 pm at the UWI
Sport and Physical Education Centre.

For further information please contact
the Marketing and Communications Office
at 662-2002 Ext. 3635.



Conference on the Economy (COTE)
In honor of Dr.Trevor Farrell
8th & 9th October
The Department of Economics, UWI, St. Au-
gustine will hold its second annual Conference
on the Trinidad and Tobago Economy (COTE)
on October 8t and 9th 2008. COTE 2008 aims
to distill and offer possible solutions to the
key economic and development issues facing
Trinidad and Tobago and the wider region.
This year's Conference, held in tribute to
former Senior Lecturer Dr. Trevor Farrell, will
explore his works to discern the insights this
research offers to contemporary problems. A
high powered panel will also critically examine
the Trinidad and Tobago Vision 2020 process
and prospects. Speakers include: Prof. Dennis
Pantin, Prof. Karl Theodore, Prof. Norman Gir-
van, Dr. Auliana Poon, Dr. Gillian Marcelle, Dr.
Ronald Ramlogan, Dr. Ralph Henry, Dr. Lester
Henry, among others. The feature speaker will
be Sir Courtney Blackman who will examine
The Meaning of Management: The Missing Fac-
tor in Caribbean Political Economy, UWI School
of Education Auditorium, St. Augustine.

For further information, contact the
COTE 2008 Conference Secretariat,
Department of Economics, UWI, St. Augustine,
Telephone: 662 2002 ext 3231, 2306
Fax: 662 6555 Email: cote 08@sta.uwi.edu




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