DIGITAL ENHANCEMENT OF AN ARTHUR SUKHBIR PHOTOGRAPHSPORT 15 Makeover Gym gets an upgrade Anthurium Sings the BluesNew Colours Coming Soon (See Page 4) SIGHTS 8 Campus Tours Take a walk on the mild side INNOVATION 11Handheld Workers Student wins tech prize BOOKS 13A Necessary Evil? e Intellectual Roots of Slavery in the British West Indies
SUNDAY 31ST JULY, 2011 UWI TODAY 3 Support for Research, Innovation and Technology Transfer CAMPUS NEWS FROM THE PRINCIPAL EDITORIAL TEAMCAMPUS PRI N CIPAL Professor Clement Sankat D IRE CT OR OF MAR KETING AND COMMUNIC A TI ON S Mrs. Dawn-Marie De Four-Gill E DIT OR Ms. Vaneisa Baksh C ON TA CT US The UWI Marketing and Communications Ofce Tel: (868) 662-2002, exts. 2013. 2014 Or email: email@example.com By their very nature, universities are sites of ideas, research and creativity. In fact, it is the stated goal of this St. A ugustine Campus to become recognized for research, particularly research that leads to nding solutions to the problems of the region, and that enhances the quality of life of our people. It has been our policy to encourage such work as vigorously as we can, because we understand the changing role of the university in modern times, especially in developing societies such as ours. O ur Vice Chancellor, P rofessor E N igel Harris, recently made the point that the university must take on some of the roles lled by governments in other societies in tackling social problems in areas as diverse as gun crimes, school dropout rates and the preservation of forests. is view of applied research is one that I endorse fully, and it extends to that which helps to increase our economic competitiveness in the global environment. e work we have done has been fairly extensive, although much of it is still not widely known. F or instance, a substantial boost to the cocoa industry has been generated by the Cocoa Research U nit; food security is constantly being addressed in ways such as pigeon peas that can grow all year round and disease resistant crops. A nd we are trying to enhance the commercial aspects of small industries, like the anthuriums we feature in this issue. I myself spent many years working on the storage of tropical crops like the breadfruit and the development of machines for processing the nutmeg in Grenada, for example. e list of contributions is long and varied and includes nontangibles, which is why since 1998 e UWI developed an Intellectual P roperty P olicy which deals with issues of ownership and control of our creative outputs and matters such as copyright and inventions. It provides a framework for protecting rights and clarifying some of the gray areas that oen occur in complex situations where multiple researchers and sponsors are involved. e bottom line is that regardless of the specics of each circumstance, ownership can only be determined through discussion and mutual agreement.CLEMENT K. SANKATPro Vice Chancellor & PrincipalA N OA SIS OF I D EA S A s part of the 50th anniversary celebrations of the St. A ugustine Campus, a number of events had been held in 2010, and on June 28, 2011, one of the final ones took place. The O ffice of the Campus P rincipal hosted the launch of the publication, Decades of Research: UWI St. A ugustine at 50 and the screening of the lm, A n O asis of Ideas, L eadership and L earning U WI St. A ugustine at 50, at the Daaga Auditorium on June 28. is lm was directed by P rofessor Patricia Mohammed, P rofessor of Gender and Cultural Studies and Campus Co-ordinator of the School for Graduate Studies and Research at e UWI, and F rancesca Hawkins, television and radio broadcaster. The event was chaired by Dr Christine Carrington, Deputy Dean, Graduate Studies and Research, F aculty of M edical Sciences, and brief comments on the book were made by P rofessor John A gard of the F aculty of Science and A griculture, and P rofessor Ian Robertson of the Faculty of Humanities and Education. P rofessor A gard noted that the book, which essentially lists the qualications and past and current research being done by members of sta, broadened his knowledge of some of the work being done by his colleagues on the campus. He remarked that it was oen the case that research was being carried out so quietly that no one was the wiser and he lauded the book for shedding some light on the projects. A er the lm was screened there was a short session for questions. Both the book and the DVD are available at e UWI Bookshop.Pro Vice Chancellor and Principal of the St. Augustine Campus, Professor Clement Sankat, chats with the directors of the lm, An Oasis of Ideas, Leadership and Learning UWI St. Augustine at 50, Professor Patricia Mohammed (le) and Francesca Hawkins at the launch on June 28, 2011. Professor of Gender and Cultural Studies and Campus Co-ordinator of the School for Graduate Studies and Research at e UWI, Professor Patricia Mohammed, shows o the commemorative publication, Decades of Research: UWI St. Augustine at 50.
4 UWI TODAY SUNDAY 31ST JULY, 2011 RESEARCH When you think of tropical owers, doesnt the A nthurium immediately pop into your mind? It is that ubiquitous bloom that warms your heart wherever you nd it, whether it is at home, a restaurant, in your favourite hotel, or even in those attractive bunches calling out to you at the open-air markets. Indeed, it is truly tropical in that it is indigenous to the Caribbean and tropical A merica and is a part of the rich tradition of Trinidad and Tobago. Cultivation of A nthurium as a crop began in Trinidad and Tobago in 1915, when E ugene A ndr introduced Anthurium andraeanum L inden E x A ndr here and to the rest of the Caribbean. It quickly graced every cocoa plantation (and some citrus as well) as a companion crop becoming an integral part of the landscape of Trinidad and Tobago. e A nthurium industry however was soon to fade away with the demise of the cocoa industry. Breeding in Hawaii and the N etherlands took A nthurium to a new level. With attractive shapes and an ever-widening colour range, which includes shades of white, coral, orange, pink, red, green, brown, and various patterns, Anthurium quickly climbed the popularity charts becoming second only to Orchids among tropical owers. A nthurium owers are about 3 mm in size and develop crowded in a spike on an axis called a spadix. is spadix can take on many forms (club-shaped, tapered, spiraled, and globe-shaped) and colours. But the most attractive part of the A nthurium bloom is the large heart-shaped spathe that surrounds the spadix. It is this that comes in many shapes, colours and patterns and warms our hearts. P ropelled by the availability of exotic Dutch A nthurium varieties, intensive shadehouse technologies and a growing N orth A merica market for tropical ornamentals, there was a renaissance of sorts in the Caribbean in the 1980s. Cultivation expanded rapidly, increasing production volumes and bringing signicant foreign exchange earnings to the countries. But by the mid-1990s, the industry was again facing serious challenges, this time, from bacterial diseases and nematodes, resulting in a steady decline. In early 2000, most A nthurium plantations had either collapsed or were on the verge of collapsing. Ironically, the early local A nthurium varieties, although not appealing as the Dutch hybrids, were resistant or tolerant to these plagues. It was almost as though the Dutch had inadvertently bred out characteristics so important for tropical adaptability. It is an ever-repeating story of inappropriate technologies fuelling the collapse of industries. E very challenge however brings opportunities. And our opportunity was to create a new line of tropically adaptable varieties towards supplying the growing need for such products in the tropics the emerging economies. Researchers at e UWI, St. A ugustine, joining with Kairi Blooms L td, one of the larger A nthurium production outts in Trinidad and Tobago, began working towards developing bacterial resistant varieties of A nthurium. The novel methods developed are part of a patent application. e collaboration between U WI and K airi Blooms L td is a successful example of a university-private sector BL U E N O TES FOR T H E ANTHURIU MBY PR OFE SSOR PA THMANATH AN U MAHAR ANpartnership. e outputs could not have been obtained without bringing together the strengths of both parties to create a product that would be immediately applicable to the industry. New A nthurium research at UWI is set to take another bold step forward. e stock colours existing up until now were created through traditional breeding approaches by crossing dierent but related species of A nthuriums. ese methods could not produce colours beyond the range that already exist. e bioengineering approach that we are adopting seeks to achieve new colours, beyond this range. U WI researchers are investigating the internal circuitry (biochemical) and switches (genes) involved in producing the chemicals responsible for the various colours anthocyanins. Can we modify the internal circuitry of the plant by changing the switches to produce novel colours such as yellows, blue and purples, which are not part of the existing range of colours? In another twist to the story, research has now shown that the ultimate colour is not only dependent on the pigment present, but also on the cell shape, metal ions present and cellular acidity (pH). Have you wondered why M orning Glory changes in colour from reddish purple to blue over reecting changes in pH? Switches that control the pH can now be used to add a novel avour to the colour. UWI researchers saw a similar parallel in A nthurium with higher pH associated with lighter colours. e research shows that corals, which have the highest pH among the colour groups, may be best suited as targets to develop blue Anthuriums. Researchers at UWI have outlined some of their recent publications on the theoretical basis to modifying colours. is is not a pipe dream. If the researchers can convert the theory into practice, this major breakthrough may not be far away. N ovel colours fetch signicant premiums compared to the traditional colours and hence can only augur well for developing a competitive Anthurium industry. e development of new colours as well as resistance to bacterial diseases and nematodes is part of plan to create a competitive A nthurium cut-ower industry in Trinidad and Tobago. e new varieties can pave the way to producing anthurium blooms cheaply for export, without the associated risk factors of pests and diseases which have served as major deterrents to farmers. F urthermore, the novel colours can signicantly improve the price of blooms, and thus their protability and competitiveness. The larger question is: can we harness these developments to create an A nthurium planting material industry to cater for the planting material needs of the tropical world, all of which are plagued with bacterial and nematode problems? Successfully done, this can provide opportunities for the development of economically viable enterprises, each capable of creating employment opportunities a breeding industry producing tropically adapted A nthurium varieties, micropropagation units, which multiply the material to large quantities using tissue culture techniques, marketing organisations, marketing the planting material throughout the tropical world, cut-ower production outts, exporting cut-owers to various N orth A merican destinations and an e-commerce facility to facilitate retailing of A nthuriums to their very homes. ese can create a cluster of industries, each supporting each other and creating sustainable employment opportunities for the country. It can serve as one of many opportunities that we must grasp if we are to eectively diversify the economy and come out of the tailspin we have found ourselves in. We are living in a knowledge world and if we are to create a successful niche for ourselves, we must embrace building such knowledge-based industries. We need to put the nuts and bolts together to ensure that such successes do not remain pipe dreams that just go down the drain. Professor Pathmanathan Umaharan, Omaira Avila-Rostant and Dr Adrian M. Lennon from the Department of Life Sciences at e UWI, St. Augustine conducted six experiments involving 23 cultivars of anthurium. It is the rst study of the association between pH in anthurium spathe, a modied leaf. e study was published in HortScience. Professor Pathmanathan Umaharan
SUNDAY 31ST JULY, 2011 UWI TODAY 5 ENVIRONMENT In 2009, Ireland won the 6 N ations Championship, the Triple Crown and the Grand Slam (we are talking rugby union here, dear reader). I was rather chued, therefore, when my sons gave me a hoodie, with the shamrock and all, as a Christmas gi: it was smart, emerald green, acceptably tribal, cheap (I discovered the price later at the supermarket) and made of plastic bottles! A t St A ugustine, we have been recycling material since 2010 and I thought it might be interesting to do some research into what happens with the stu we chuck in the bins on campus. e rst thing that happens is that too much of it annoys and inconveniences people. If you are collecting glass or plastic for a recycling company, you dont want to sort through the maggoty remains of convenience food to get to the material you need; nor do you want to put aside wrappings, polystyrene or any of the other kinds of household rubbish that is not yet recyclable here. Our recycling bins are clearly marked for the only material they should receive; as a community it would be very helpful if we could all respect these designations. Recycling in M otion L td (the company we use) recycles all kinds of plastic materials, although in practice the essential items are bottles and containers. E very F riday, their vehicle comes onto the Campus and collects the stu placed in the 21 large blue cube-shaped bins and transports it to the factory in San Juan. e material is hand-fed into mincers where it is converted into a confetti-like heap before being shipped in large bags to companies in India and China. ere it is processed into a variety of useful commodities, in addition to hoodies. ese include translucent plastic folders, plastic rulers, mouse pads, lunch boxes, garden furniture, shoelaces, trash cans, shoes, patio decking, tote bags, plastic mugs, housewares, key rings, pet dishes, notebook covers, coasters, electric cover plates, cushions, y swats, picnic blankets and well, I guess human inventivity provides the only limit. U nlike plastics, all the glass bottles we send for recycling get turned into yet more glass bottles. We send them on their way by depositing them in some 12 green drums on the main campus, a further six at M t Hope, or four larger skips in strategic locations (M ilner Hall, M edical Sciences, Life Sciences and the Sta Club). In theory, when the drums are three-quarters full, someone calls Carib Glass (the recycling company) to collect the material, but this works less than well in practice (people are shy of ringing the number clearly painted on the drum) and precautionary collecting tends to be the (wasteful) norm. e glass takes the short journey to the works in Champs Fleurs to be made into new bottles, many of which are sold on to Carib Brewery to be lled with the divine nectar that sometimes goes by the mundane name of beer. Carib Glass has a little leaet on Recycling F acts with some interesting information, including the observation that if recycled glass is substituted for half of the raw material (in the manufacture of glass) waste is reduced by more than 80%. A gain, recycling causes 20% less air pollution and 50% less water pollution than when a new bottle is made from raw materials. Bottles and jars are 100% recyclable. RIM and Carib Glass measure what they collect. Since N ovember last, 2,475 lbs of our plastics have been minced in San Juan, and for the year 2010, 3,435 kilogrammes of glass suered the metric equivalent of the same fate, incidentally earning us about $1,000 in revenue. ere is much to be done, of course. A n education campaign is a necessity; a more sophisticated approach to depositing recyclables is urgent; and what about other recyclables: batteries, printer cartridges and so on? But a start has been made. A nd it might just be, as you huddle into your hoodie on a cold day at Queens P ark O val, sipping a Carib, that you had a hand (or should that be two?) in making it.THE HOODI E T H AT C AME FRO M T H E BI NBY J ER EMY C ALLAGHANJeremy Callaghan is a member of the Environmental Committee. At St Augustine, we have been recycling material since 2010 and I thought it might be interesting to do some research into what happens with the stu we chuck in the bins on campus.
6 UWI TODAY SUNDAY 31ST JULY, 2011 Have you ever wondered if there were any more good Samaritans out there? Have you ever wondered if there is anyone who would lend a helping hand in your time of need? Well, six years ago these issues struck the Director of Student A dvisory Services, Deirdre Charles quite forcefully as she observed student life. She was so moved by what she saw that she implored her UWI colleagues to make monthly contributions to help students in need, and the Adopt-a-Student fund was formed. It started o with 32 sta members, who heeded the call and contributed to the fund in July 2005; it has now grown to over 100 sta members making monthly contributions. Contributions range from $5 to $500 per month and are made through salary deductions. The A dopt-a-Student fund encourages both A dministrative and Technical Service sta and A cademic sta members to make monthly contributions to help students. A ny money donated is disbursed to students who are experiencing nancial diculty when required. Students apply to be recipients of the programme and are assessed by Student Advisory Services for eligibility. M s. Charles is responsible for Student Advisory Services, a Department that provides a group of essential support services for an average of 16,000 students. Recognising the sometimes unseen hardships, she developed this fund to help students in nancial need, some of whom encounter situations where they are unable to afford the barest necessities. Through her campaigning, she was able to get help. There have been many companies who have contributed to the A doptA -Student P rogramme and two have been continuous with their support: e Rotary Club of St. A ugustine and e U WI Development & E ndowment F und (D&E F und). e Rotary Club has made signicant contributions totaling approximately $40,000 to date. A part from the Club making donations, individual members such as M r. A jay K handelwal and Mr. P radeep K umar, amongst others, have made and continue to make personal contributions to the programme. We sincerely appreciate and value the Club and these individuals for their invaluable assistance to our students. A ll of this was possible in part to former Deputy Principal P rof. Gurmohan K ochhar. P rof. K ochhar was instrumental in making the initial link by introducing me to the Rotary Club where I was allowed to make a presentation about A doptA -Student. Similarly, the U WI D&E F und has also been supportive and has contributed approximately $35,000 to the programme over the years, she said. M any students have been beneficiaries of the fund and have expressed appreciation for the nancial assistance. e programme helped me and my family as well. M y fathers salary is small, so I was able to pay for items which I would not be able to aord otherwise, said one student. I have benefited from the A doptA-Student programme tremendously, so much that without it I would have been unable to attend school. M y nancial position is not very secure. I strongly support this programme and I am very grateful, another enthused. Student A dvisory Services inuences all aspects of students lives, enabling students to achieve maximum benet from their university experience. ey provide a range of services and programmes, which include accommodation, careers, placement, employment, orientation and nancial assistance.Director of Student Advisory Services, Deirdre Charles One of the many success stories regarding Adopt-A-Student is a female student who was accepted into the Faculty of Engineering back in 2005. She was excited yet worried about her acceptance as she lacked the nancial resources to start at UWI. However, aer being placed on the programme for her entire study period she was able to successfully complete her studies and graduated with honors.A DOP TA S T UDENT PROGR AMME POLITICS, P OWER AND GENDER JUSTICE Because I am a woman, I must make unusual eorts to succeed. If I fail, no one will say, She doesnt have what it takes. ey will say, Women dont have what it takes. (Clare Boothe L uce). It is this attitude, amongst other factors, that has propelled women of all kinds to do what was once seen as impossible and sometimes still viewed as abnormal, which is, become politicians. e steady increase of women in Caribbean governance as political party leaders, ministers, prime ministers and presidents, is a phenomenon which warrants much attention and research. e Institute of Gender and Development Studies (IGDS), e U WI, St. A ugustine, in collaboration with the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), is providing an opportunity for such research, through their project P olitics, P ower and Gender Justice in the A nglophone Caribbean: Womens U nderstandings of P olitics, E xperiences of P olitical Contestation and the Possibilities for Gender Transformation. It has often been argued that womens participation in democratic political systems has enhanced the active pursuit of equality and social justice for all members of a society (WRC and IDRC 2009). Y et, direct correlation cannot be assumed between womens participation in politics and improved gender equality ( M eintjes 2010). Dr. Gabrielle Hosein, the projects director, says that this is one motivation behind the initiation of this research. e study aims to investigate the impact and eectiveness of feminist strategies which promote democratic governance, womens rights and gender equality in the Caribbean. Its main outcome is the publication of an edited book collection on womens rights, gender justice and democratic governance in the A nglophone Caribbean. Dr. Hosein hopes that the book will expand the spaces for realizing womens rights and gender equality, create greater capacity (among women and men) to achieve transformed gender relations, and shi the gender ideologies that present resistances to womens eective political participation and leadership Hopefully, aer this book, politics and governance will no longer be taught in androcentric ways. e IGDS research team, Dr. Hosein, Dr. Jane P arpat and Ms. Tisha N ickenig, is in the process of recruiting researchers for this study, which will be conducted over a period of 24 months. M otivated by the need for further research into the relationship between strengthening democracy and struggles for womens rights and gender equality; the team invites both senior and junior social science researchers with relevant experience to contribute a chapter to one of the following thematic areas: Womens Political L eadership; Quota Systems; N ational Gender P olicies and F eminist A dvocacy. e project will take place in Dominica, Guyana and in Trinidad and Tobago in partnership with IGDS, U WI, M ona Campus and also its U WI Cave Hill Campus. Interested persons are encouraged to contact Ms. Tisha Nickenig, Project Coordinator at igds. firstname.lastname@example.org for a copy of the terms of reference. Kindly review and submit a statement of interest, CV and cover letter by August 08th, 2011. For further information contact Ms. Nickenig at 868-662-2002 ext. 2123/3573. CAMPUS NEWSIf you wish to donate to the ADOPT-ASTUDENT fund, you can contribute at the University Bursary at the Administration Building (Account # 1300-226242). e Adopt-a-Student fund encourages both Administrative and Technical Service sta and Academic sta members to make monthly contributions to help students.
8 UWI TODAY SUNDAY 31ST JULY, 2011 W ANT T O T AKE AC AMPUS T OUR? If you interested in having a Campus Tour of The UWI, St. Augustine, please send your email to email@example.com OR visit Student Advisory Services at the New Administration Building, UWI, St. Augustine. Tours accommodate persons of any age and nationality, and are done in small or large numbers, depending on availability of space on the day. CAMPUS NEWSA T OUR T H AT CHAN GES A W AY OF S EEINGBY R AYNA MAHARAJWhen I rst heard about Campus Tours at e UWI, St. A ugustine, I thought, what better way to learn about the premier academic institution of the Caribbean, not to mention the largest main campus of the three physical ones? F illed with beautiful architecture, almost every building has a history behind it, from a story of a great P rofessor (Sir Arthur L ewis) to a former U.S. P resident (JFK) to the rst UWI L ibrarian ( Alma Jordan). e list is long. E stablished in 2010, U WI Campus Tours seeks to provide an insight into student-life, facilities, campus culture, and of course, academics and programmes. In addition, it gives a glimpse into the history behind the University, its buildings, its people, resources and future. When you get there, there is a bit of a brieng before the tour begins. Y ou can take the tour, either by walking for approximately 90 minutes, or driving a shortened version that takes anywhere over 30 minutes using the U WI Shuttle Service. e driving tours also cater for persons who are dierently-abled. e Eric Williams M edical Sciences Complex (EWMSC) also facilitates tours for the F aculty of M edical Sciences, so too does the Department of Creative and F estival A rts and e U WI F ield Station in M ount Hope. To guide these tours well, only aer rigorous training and preparation can one hope to qualify as an Admissions Student A dvocate ( ASA ). ese personable ambassadors must do an examination rst and at the end they are fully equipped with the knowledge to educate the tourists, who range from primary to secondary school students, as well as exchange visitors and academic professionals. UWI have everything! is was the phrase I heard the most as I walked along on some of the tours. F rom the dorms, mini mart and eateries oering dierent cuisines, to the S PE C, pool, tennis court, and Zoology museum, e U WI oers a great mix of both academic and social life. U WI Campus Tours provides the perfect opportunity for anyone to gain knowledge of the St. A ugustine Campus and the numerous amenities, services and resources they oer. Gaining knowledge is invaluable. M eeting new people and visiting new places also falls into the same category. It can either be for your benet or to your detriment; you choose. Age: 13 School: Arima Central Secondary Most memorable moment: Seeing the Co-Ed dorms. How did the Campus Tour change your perspective of The UWI, St. Augustine? It helped me to understand UWI more. What would you tell your friends about The UWI, St. Augustine? It is a place to visit.Jonathon Julien friends about The UWI, St. Age: 18 School: University of South Carolina Most memorable moment: Visiting the Biology Lab [Zoology Museum] where I saw a snake moving around in a cage. How did the Campus Tour change your perspective of The UWI, St. Augustine? This Campus Tour changed my whole perspective of UWI because I didnt know the Campus was as beautiful as it is. What would you tell your friends about The UWI, St. Augustine? I would tell my friends that they should denitely take a visit to UWI. Jabari Holloway Age: 15 School: ASJA Girls College, Tunapuna Most memorable moment: Being in the Zoology Museum. I found it to be very interesting. How did the Campus Tour change your perspective of The UWI, St. Augustine? Well, rst I thought UWI was very stern but it is very comfortable. What would you tell your friends about The UWI, St. Augustine? There are a lot of opportunities at UWI and most of everything is free.Kadesha Noreiga Kadesha Noreiga Age: 18 School: Swaha Hindu College Most memorable moment: My most memorable moment was in the museum [Zoology Museum]. How did the Campus Tour change your perspective of The UWI, St. Augustine? Well it was more than I expected and it was also very fun. It is a good place to come and learn new things. What would you tell your friends about The UWI, St. Augustine? I hope that they attend UWI and become the future of tomorrow and make a change in the country.Brandon Brathwaite
SUNDAY 31ST JULY, 2011 UWI TODAY 9 Age: 16 School: Arima Central Secondary Most memorable moment: I like the Quadrangle and also the dierent types of assistance UWI oers. How did the Campus Tour change your perspective of The UWI, St. Augustine? I was always told that UWI is full of vibrant people. Being educated about UWI on this tour helps prepare you for the future. What would you tell your friends about The UWI, St. Augustine? I would tell my friends that UWI is a highly educated place, good for learning, and also that it assists you in various aspects, especially nancial. Michael Alexis Age: 18 School: University of South Carolina Most memorable moment: Visiting the Biology Lab [Zoology Museum] where I saw a snake moving around in a cage. How did the Campus Tour change your perspective of The UWI, St. Augustine? This Campus Tour changed my whole perspective of UWI because I didnt know the Campus was as beautiful as it is. What would you tell your friends about The UWI, St. Augustine? I would tell my friends that they should denitely take a visit to UWI.Jabari Holloway Age: 15 School: ASJA Girls College, Tunapuna Most memorable moment: Being in the Zoology Museum. I found it to be very interesting. How did the Campus Tour change your perspective of The UWI, St. Augustine? Well, rst I thought UWI was very stern but it is very comfortable. What would you tell your friends about The UWI, St. Augustine? There are a lot of opportunities at UWI and most of everything is free.Kadesha Noreiga Age: 16 School: ASJA Girls College, Tunapuna Most memorable moment: Seeing the wall [near the mini-mart] where the sound travelled from one end to another the whisper wall. How did the Campus Tour change your perspective of The UWI, St. Augustine? It is much safer than I thought. What would you tell your friends about The UWI, St. Augustine? It is really and interesting place to gain knowledge from. UWI have everything!Dominique Thompson Visiting the Biology Lab [Zoology How did the Campus Tour change your perspective of The UWI, St. Augustine? because I didnt know the Campus What would you tell your friends about Dominique Thompson Age: 7 School: Arima Girls Government School Most memorable moment: Visiting the museum [Zoology Museum]. How did the Campus Tour change your perspective of The UWI, St. Augustine? I want to come here because I want to be a doctor What would you tell your friends about The UWI, St. Augustine? UWI campus is a nice place and very big.Leshana Brathwaite Age: 17 School: Arima Central Secondary Most memorable moment: Visiting the whisper wall and the sporting facility. How did the Campus Tour change your perspective of The UWI, St. Augustine? I learned that its not only about studying and working hard every day, but the Campus helps you to relax. What would you tell your friends about The UWI, St. Augustine? I would tell my friends what I learnt and about the great opportunities UWI oers, and most of all, it has no cost. Kezia-Marie Alexis CAMPUS TOURWEDNESDAY 13TH JULY, 2011
10 UWI TODAY SUNDAY 31ST JULY, 2011 CAMPUS NEWSA ccrediting E ngineering e new Caribbean Accreditation Council for E ngineering and Technology (C ACET) had its rst engineering accreditation visit to the Department of Chemical and Process E ngineering at The U WI St. A ugustine Campus in M ay. is Department graduated 62 students last year. e M echanical and Civil E ngineering Departments are expected to have C ACET accreditation visits later this year or in early 2012. A ccreditation signies that a programme maintains standards that qualify its graduates for professional practice or for admission to higher institutions of learning. Typically, it can take as long as a decade to set up a new accreditation system for a country or region, but C ACET did it in just three years. CACE T and its work were endorsed in F ebruary by C A RIC OM which, as one of its mandates, is responsible for establishing standards and measures for accreditation, and for mutual recognition of diplomas, certificates, and other qualifications for various professions, including engineering. The C A RIC OM endorsement means that CACE T is the preferred accrediting body for engineering and technology programmes. Organizing an accreditation system was the brainchild in 2007 of Institute of E lectrical and E lectronics E ngineers (I EEE ) members employed by e UWI, along with the chair of the I EEE Trinidad and Tobago Section, P rof Chandrabhan Sharma. A lso included were I EEE M ember P rof Brian Copeland, Dean of the F aculty of Engineering, and Clement Imbert, the deputy Dean. We wanted to ensure the quality of the regions engineering and technology programmes, says Sharma, who led the eort to establish CACET and is now its president. CACE Ts accreditation visit to e UWI coincided with a visit by the Institution of Chemical E ngineers. IChem E an international professional membership organization headquartered in L ondon, had been accrediting that programme for 20 years The British institutions that have historically provided accreditation in the Caribbean are very far away and very expensive to retain, Sharma said. There also was a proliferation in the Caribbean of new businesses oering engineering and technology programmes, so it was essential that the region have a group that could provide independent reviews of the programmes quality. is article was adapted from an article written by Kathy Kowalenko for e Institute, an IEEE newsletter. NEW D IP LO MA I N ACCOU NTINGMr. Errol Simms, Head of the Department of Management Studies; Nancy Foran, CEO of CMA Nova Scotia, Bermuda and the Caribbean; Professor Clement Sankat, UWI St. Augustine Campus Principal; Dr. Hamid Ghany, Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences, at the signing of the MOU between UWI and the CMA New Brunswick. So youve been to college or university and graduated successfully. A fter putting yourself through three to four years of 8am classes, demanding professors, umpteen-page papers, make-or-break exams and way too many all-nighters, you now hold an undergraduate degree that can get you one step closer to your dream career. But now youve changed your mind and want to take another path or maybe you just want to add to your qualications. Either way, its time to make a decision obtaining your rst undergraduate degree seemed to take quite a while; do you really want to do it all over again? F or some this can be a dicult question to answer, unless your new career choice is as a Certied Management Accountant. Why? Well, e UWIs St. A ugustine Campus has teamed up with the Certied M anagement A ccounting (CMA) body of N ova Scotia, Bermuda and the Caribbean, to oer a joint undergraduate Diploma in A ccounting to persons with an undergraduate degree in another field. This programme, offered under the Department of M anagement Studies, F aculty of Social Sciences, is just two semesters long and covers the foundational knowledge required of one seeking to become a professional C MA. It entails courses in accounting and management and equips graduates of the programme with, not only a Diploma in Accounting, but with the necessary skills to successfully challenge the CMA Entrance Exam. is programme replaces the C MA s F oundational Studies P rogramme, which had been oered at e UWI since 2008 through a relationship between the institutions that began nearly two decades ago. e C MA, established in Canada in 1920, boasts a membership of over 40,000 institutions across the globe. It is recognised in Trinidad and Tobago by the Institute of Chartered A ccountants of Trinidad and Tobago (IC A TT) for the issuance of practising certicates. To learn more about the undergraduate Diploma in Accounting, please call Mrs. Pavitra Moonsammy at 662-2002 ext 2105, or Ms. Sherry Katwaroo-Ragbir at 662-2002 ext 3502, Department of Management Studies, UWI, St. Augustine.is programme replaces the CMAs Foundational Studies Programme, which had been oered at e UWI since 2008 through a relationship between the institutions that began nearly two decades ago.
SUNDAY 31ST JULY, 2011 UWI TODAY 11 GRA SSROO TS C ALL FORM OBI LE A PPSStudents show how technology can t everyday peoples needsBY CANDIC E S I MON T ADYER RESEARCH On June 15, Jesse Bartoo heard the news that he was the overall winner of the CIC MA D competition and he was ecstatic. Jesse, at 21, was one of the youngest competitors in the the Caribbean Innovators Challenge: Mobile A pplications for Development, a component of the Caribbean ICT Research P rogramme Trinidad and Tobago (CIR P ) in the Department of E lectrical and Computer Engineering at UWI, St. Augustine. In the rst phase of the competition he was just 20, and a rst-year undergraduate student of E lectrical and Computer Engineering, but he was as excited as the rest at the prospect of using mobile technology to nd solutions to earthly problems. is programme is led by Dr. Kim M allalieu, Senior L ecturer and L eader of the Communications Systems Group, and is funded with the aid of a grant from the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), O ttawa, Canada. e extensive mobile penetration among the Caribbean poor, the tremendous versatility of mobile applications and the relatively low-cost and rapid deployment of mobile applications, all made compelling cases for mobile innovation. ese led Dr. M allalieu to oer CICMAD as an ideal model for capacity-building among Caribbean Tertiary Level Institutions (TLIs). ree P hase 1 winners were selected to advance to P hase 2 of the competition and each received US$3,000 to be used towards the development and deployment of their proposed mobile application. ey were each also assigned an A lumnus of the M assachusetts Institute of Technology to serve as their Mentor throughout Phase 2. Jesse had described his project, F armlink, at the end of P hase 1. F armlink embodies realistic solutions for the real life problems faced by farmers, through the eective implementation of mobile technology. P hase 1 winners also include Salys Sutan with mDSM S, which is designed to provide diabetes self-management support to persons living with diabetes through the use of mobile technologies, and Ramone Graham with e-Report which is designed to allow parents to consistently monitor their childrens performance in school and facilitate vital communication between parents and teachers. P hase 2 of the competition required P hase 1 winners to develop and deploy their proposed mobile application, submit a proposal and video that convincingly demonstrated the operation of the mobile application, in six months. Judging criteria for the nal report included relevance, potential for impact, sustainability, metrics proposed by author to measure progress against strategic goals, originality, demonstrated tness for purpose and structured methodology. e evaluation procedure was extremely rigorous during each phase of the competition and included four high-level industry judges. Jesse and his team will be awarded up to a total of U S$16,000. They will receive U S$2,000 for further development of their application, U S$5,000 for further deployment of their application, up to US$3,000 to attend and present at a regional conference and up to US$6,000 to visit MIT. For further information on CICMAD, please visit https://www.edu.tt/cirp/cic/e extensive mobile penetration among the Caribbean poor, the tremendous versatility of mobile applications and the relatively low-cost and rapid deployment of mobile applications, all made compelling cases for mobile innovation. Salys Sultan Dr Kim Mallalieu, leader of the Communications Systems Group, presents winner Jesse Bartoo with his certicate. Ramone Graham
12 UWI TODAY SUNDAY 31ST JULY, 2011 CAMPUS NEWSUWI Open Campus Principal gets OB EProfessor Hazel Simmons-M cDonald, P rincipal of e UWI O pen Campus, has been named an Ocer of the Order of British Empire (OBE) in the Queen of E nglands Birthday Honours List for her service and contribution in the eld of education. e OBE is awarded for distinguished regional or country-wide role in any eld; outstanding achievement or service to the community or high professional achievement. Honours are given by Her M ajesty on the advice of the Government of the relevant country. P rof Simmons-M cDonald has had a 40year career in academia, beginning in 1970 as a teacher of language and literature at the St. Josephs Convent Secondary School in her native St. Lucia and spanning service at the St. L ucia Teachers Training College and the A dvanced College at Morne F ortune, as coordinator of the United N ations E ducational & Cultural O rganization ( UNESC O ) L anguage A rts P roject and Instructor in English L iterature and General P aper and as Secretary in the Committee for draing education regulations under the 1977 Education A ct, from 1983-1984. A t The U WI, P rof. SimmonsM cDonald steadily advanced from A cting Resident Tutor, School of Continuing Studies, St. Lucia; P rofessor in A pplied L inguistics and Head, Department of Humanities & E ducation to her appointment in 2007 as P ro Vice Chancellor and the first P rincipal of e UWI O pen Campus, a primarily virtual campus, launched in 2008, which oers programmes using multi-mode methodologies, including online and face-to-face modalities. P rof. SimmonsM cDonald has done extensive research on reading and literacy in Grenada, St. L ucia and Barbados and has written primary school texts and resource material in English and K weyol. She has produced a signicant body of work which now forms part of the Caribbean E xaminations Council (CXC) syllabus and the new O rganization of E astern Caribbean States (OE CS) Harmonized L anguage A rts curriculum and Teachers Guides, Grades K-6. A t the beginning of July, e UWI joined the N etwork of Rural Women P roducers Trinidad and Tobago ( N RW P TT) in hosting the third annual M ango F estival at the U niversity Field Station in Mt. Hope. emed A Celebration of Diversity and U tility of Tommy Atkins mangoFor the love ofmang the M ango, this years festival was well attended as guests witnessed milking exhibitions, graing demonstrations and a mango market, as well as other forms of entertainment. P hotographer Terry Sampson was on hand to capture some images of the festival. Chanelle Joseph, Assistant Lecturer (Life Sciences) demonstrating mango cuisine at UWI exhibit. Visitor inspecting mango cultivars at UWI booth.
SUNDAY 31ST JULY, 2011 UWI TODAY 13 BOOKS Did you know theres no evidence that race and colour were among the sources of prejudice that led to slavery in ancient times? Rather, such prejudice was based on natal alienation, i.e. being of a dierent land, language and religion. is is according to M s. N ardia omas, Administrative Ocer at e UWIs F aculty of Humanities and E ducation, in her newly published book, e Intellectual Roots of Slavery in the British West Indies, where she explores ideas behind slavery. M y question is why was slavery and all its horrors allowed to exist? she said during our interview. e world is full of so many people, how could everybody stand by and watch other human beings being enslaved and killed, being coerced and forced, and violently so, into a system? The giant, rusty lock on the books cover sets the sombre tone of its contents. To me it screams LO CKDOWN. omas says that she specically chose it because thats what slavery is. Its lockdown, ancient, old. Its a lock on a huge iron gate that can say oppression I really like the cover, she proclaims, adding that, it doesnt speak to only one race or culture because slavery is throughout space and time. But, why was slavery allowed to happen? M any studies have been done on the same question. However, theyre economic studies, Thomas says, citing works by Eric Williams as an example. O k, fair enough, she reasons, it was economically successful, but why? Did everybody just think in dollars and cents? erein lies the impetus for her research. A UWI postgraduate student reading for her Masters of P hilosophy degree in History, she was met with the task of writing a thesis and she chose this topic. A couple pages into the book, I notice the inscription, In memory of Dr. Fitzroy Baptiste. He supervised my thesis, omas explains. Dr. Baptiste was a lecturer in History at e UWI who taught some of her undergraduate courses. He taught history as it should be taught he really had no prejudices he would share knowledge with you. Shell always be grateful to him, she says, for that respect for history he gave to his students dont be judgemental let your research form your opinion e research must lead you to your conclusion and I think that is like truth. E ight years later this thesis, housed in the West Indiana section of the Main L ibrary the fate of all theses churned out by successful U WI graduates was picked up by a representative of the Lambert Academic Publishing House, who contacted her to nd out if shed like to publish her work. Its a little bit dierent to how you get published, she admits. N ormally you seek out a publishing house ... they found me which I thank God for. A er a year-long editing process, omas book was published this A pril. I always thought that the work was meant to be shared. e breadth and scope of the information is tremendous and if people knew about it, the world could be a better place, she asserts. I believe that knowledge on the whole is meant to be shared history is very powerful. If you have to create change in anyway, you have to know your past the past successes and past failures. omas continues that most historical works focus on the negative aspects of history, enforcing the rule that mistakes should not be repeated, and its valuable like that, yes, but I also believe its valuable in that we can learn what worked and how to continue or improve it. A pplying these ideas to her research on why slavery was allowed to exist, she discovered that the institution didnt stem from just one person, culture or country, but instead, that it existed in all cultures, all major religions all major civilisations had the concept of slavery and so my research ended up taking me into ancient times and the institution of slavery was always there. A s time progressed, it developed into modern slavery and this is the focus of the book, that development throughout time and across cultures. e book begins with a denition of slavery and an exploration of its origins. It delves into the characteristics of slavery and even addresses the idea of slavery as a necessary evil. In the following chapters, the denition of slavery is explored more widely and applied to the Greek, Roman, Indian and A frican cultures. e book ends by tying all of that into the British West Indian slavery. Because, remember what were really seeking are the intellectual roots that caused or allowed slavery in the British West Indies to exist. is is important for people to know, she says, because the ideas that supported modern slavery still exist. ere is slavery in its true form, in the sense of holding a person against their will, forcing them to work and holding violence as the whip over them. It still exists today in every institution, in every country, in every culture, in every religion. Her research isnt complete, however. omas admits, one thing thats sadly lacking is the concept of slavery, as dened in the book, in China and the far E ast. But she assures me that shes not going to leave it at that. I hope whether its a paper or a book to eventually do that research. The Intellectual Roots of Slavery in the British West Indies is now available online, at various websites including Amazon and Morebooks. A NECE SSAR Y EVIL?BY SE RAH ACH AM e Intellectual Roots of Slavery in the British West Indies,Nardia Thomas LAMBERT ACADEMIC PUBLISHING HOUSE
14 UWI TODAY SUNDAY 31ST JULY, 2011 What is the most essential accessory you grab while racing out the door: your bookbag or your sports equipment gear? If you choose both, then you t the prole that former national cricketer, Richard K elly, and present Coach of U WI St. Augustine cricket team approves. Successful athletes and students share similar traits such as discipline, determination and diligence, and K elly believes these traits can come from being involved in a team sport such as the cricket for which he is responsible at the Campus. UWIs cricket is divided between two associations: the UWI team and UWI club team. ere are plans however to disband the two teams in September and have just one: the UWI club team. is will render UWI students eligible for not only UWI games but also external competitions. N ew players are recruited at the beginning of the rst semester. A dvertisements for new recruits occur mainly during orientation week. Once you are successfully a part of the U WI cricket team you should expect to undergo intense training. P reparation for any game is not an overnight process, says K elly. We train three days a week, Tuesday, Wednesday and ursday. Between September and December our preseason training is a lot of physical and technical work to prepare for the competition. P layers should also expect to play practice matches against well established teams like A lescon Comets and M oosai Sports and review tapes of their games as part of their training. M any are still skeptical about how students can successfully integrate team sports with academics. K elly pinpointed the lack of integration or balance between the two as one of his challenges. O ne of the biggest challenges is the availability of players to train on a consistent basis... he said. e inconsistency comes as a result of their class schedules. He feels that the ideal system would be where the schedules allow some exibility to students. e inability to practice consistently may hamper the general growth and performance of a player. However, this limitation did not aect the cricket teams performance at U WI Games 2011. E ven though they tied with M ona Campus for second place, they were able to avenge themselves at the 5th annual Inter-Collegiate 20/20 cricket, competition placing rst. e competition was held immediately aer the Games at the Cave Hill Campus in Barbados. e victory was even sweeter for UWI St. A ugustine as it was their rst time at the competition. SPORTO LYM PIC D AYSports students manage the showResponsibility plus failure can add up to a learning experience if you treat it wisely, was the advice from L arry Romany, P resident of the Trinidad and Tobago O lympic Committee (TT O C) as he gave some pointers on successful event management. L eadership, structure, hard work, communication and dedication were the winning combination, he said, a credo now etched in the minds of e UWI postgraduate Sports students who, under the guidance of L ecturer, Dr. Spiro Doukas, were given the challenge of managing the 2011 O lympic Day as part of their practicum for the course, S PMA 5005 E vent M anagement in Sports. O lympic Day, which was held on June 25th 2011, at Chagville Beach, Chaguaramas and was attended by approximately 2,000 people. Being part of the worldwide observance of O lympic Day and ensuring that the O lympic spirit is kept alive in the hearts of athletes, the TT O C hosts an annual event where participants take part in a range of O lympic-related activities, from wheelchair races and ballroom dancing to aerobics. Romany has noted that the event had traditionally been managed in-house, but this year was a rst, as the TT O C teamed up with the FI FA /U WI/CIE S E vents M anagement in Sports class where students were given the opportunity to put theory into practice by demonstrating their organizational skills. Romany said that O lympic Day strategically uses sport as a tool to build condence and highly praised the students for their eorts. e S PMA 5005 E vents M anagement in Sport is a compulsory course in the 24-credit P ostgraduate Diploma in Sports M anagement oered at e U WI, St. A ugustine Campus. e other courses include M anagement in Sports, L aw and Sports F inance, Sport Facilities M anagement, Sport M arketing, Communication in Sports and Human Resource M anagement in Sports and are meant to enable the holistic development of students in the dynamic environment of sport management. To fill the missing niche for sports training and management in the Caribbean, e UWI collaborated with the Centre International D E tude Du Sport (CIES) and FIFA to design this programme, the only one of its kind in the region. July examinations concluded the rst ever FI FA /U WI/CI E S P ostgraduate Diploma in Sports Management. PHOTO: www.ttoc.orgLarry Romany, President of the Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee (TT OC)Want to join the UWI Club?UWIs cricket is divided between two associations: the UWI team and UWI club team. ere are plans however to disband the two teams in September and have just one: the UWI club team.
SUNDAY 31ST JULY, 2011 UWI TODAY 15 SPORTHigh N otes TENNIS U WI St. A ugustines womens tennis team won their division in the E ast Zone Club Championship in June. e student winners were O rnella Sequea and N alini M aharaj from the F aculty of Science and A griculture and Dhanielle Smith from the Faculty of Social Sciences SWIMMING Two students of e U WI O pen Campus (trained under Coach M aurice F aria) have qualied to participate in the locally held Goodwill Games and A sian Games in A ugust 2011. Jenice M akayla A rmstrong will take part in the Goodwill Games, while N oelle Smith will go to the Asian Games in Beijing. Great things have happened at the Sport and P hysical E ducation Centre (S PE C) at the Gym for this year. e rst half of 2011 has seen a total eort toward a total tness system being installed at the St A ugustine Campus gym by department heads, sta and students under the keen stewardship of senior administrator and S PE C spearhead, Lystra Francis. Having previously referred to the gym as a plant, Supervisor O rlando Grith has now changed the harsh usage of M ax Webers bureaucratic ideology of organization processes to a more sleek and strategically streamlined solution to achieve his departments and organizations objectives. I am pleased with the improvements, but the U niversity would be able to maximize its potential by increasing the space with better quality products for a healthier student population, which increases the student potential to study longer. is will produce smarter, tter individuals for the T otal E ort toward a T otal Fitness SystemBY S HA BBIR R. MOH AMMEDworld and the countrys benet, he says. e value was strengthened by undergoing several enhancements. A oor space of approximately 2500 sq has had its wooden laminate surface upgraded to an aesthetically resounding high impact metallic blue surface. A high denition widescreen TV with DVD capability has been installed to deliver fitness programmes and marketability. e addition to the strength training capability of the Glute-Ham machine and squat rack has arrived. To top o the total system, student assistants of sporting disciplines academic and competitive were targeted to gain hands-on experience and the correct attitude for work in a sporting environment. Its an idea I had for a long time because I too did a similar internship and this has helped me function as a better quality trainer today, says Grith. U WI sta, students and alumni are encouraged to seek and enjoy the benets of such a facility. e gyms growing database records 1662 patrons for the year 2011 alone. Registration for students and alumni for the 2010-2012 academic year is now closed. M embers of sta now have the opportunity to capitalize on having all of the facility and its services for the entire of A ugust at the same hours of operation. Registration for all other patrons will restart at the beginning of September 2011 for the 2011-2012 academic year, which will take place each day at the Student A dministration Buildings Bursary Department during oce hours. Shabbir R. Mohammed has a BSc (Hons) in Sport Management (UWI) and is currently working on his MSc in the same area.GYM TIMES EXTENDED HOURS Beginning August 6, 2011, the Gym will be open as follows: SATURDAY: 7:00am:00pm SUNDAY: 7:00amnoon NEW OPENING HOURS Commencing September 5th 2011, the new Gym hours are as follows: MONDAY FRIDAY: 5.30am.30pm SATURDAY: 7:00am:00pm SUNDAY: 7:00amnoon PHOTOS: SHABBIR MOHAMMED
16 UWI TODAY SUNDAY 31ST JULY, 2011 U WI CALENDAR of EV ENTSA UGUS T OC T OB E R 2011UWI TOD AY is printed and distributed for e University of the West Indies, St Augustine Campus, through the kind support of Trinidad Publishing Co Ltd, 22-24 St Vincent Street, Port of Spain, Trinidad, West Indies. UWI T OD AYW ANT S T O H EAR FRO M Y OUUWI T OD AY welcomes submissions by sta and students for publication in the paper. Please send your suggestions, comments, or articles for consideration to: firstname.lastname@example.org COTE 2011 5-8 October, 2011 Learning Resource Centre UWI St Augustine Campus This years Conference of the E conomy (C OTE 2011) pays tribute to Dr. Eric St. Cyr, a former Lecturer and Head of the Department of E conomics. It will focus on the challenges facing regional economies as these seek to establish a path to sustainable growth and development in the existing volatile economic environment. C OTE 2011 will highlight the key economic, and related developmental issues facing the region in this context. For further information, please contact e Department of Economics at 662 2002 ext. 3231, 3582, or via email at email@example.com. 30TH ANNUAL WEST INDIAN LITERATURE CONFERENCE 13-15 October, 2011 e U WI Department of L iberal A rts hosts the 30th A nnual West Indian L iterature Conference, themed I Dream to Change the World: Literature and Social Transformation. is conference will take place from the 13th-15th October, 2011. For further information, please contact Dr. Geraldine Skeete at Geraldine.Skeete@sta.uwi.edu, or Dr. Giselle Rampaul at Giselle.Rampaul@sta.uwi.edu. SOCIAL INSECTS 1-4 August 2011 Lecture Theatre B, Frank Stockdale Building, UWI St Augustine e Bolivarian Section of the International Union for the Study of Social Insects (I U SSI) holds its eighth research conference, which is a forum for the discussion of research results and organizational questions relating to social insects in L atin A merica and the Caribbean. e languages of the conference will be English, Portuguese and Spanish. For further information, please contact Dr Christopher Starr at 662-2002 ext 3096. The conferences site is at https://sites.google.com/site/ iussibolivariana2011home/ REASSEMBLING THE FRAGMENTS 25-27 August, 2011 9 am Centre for Language Learning (CLL) Auditorium UWI St. Augustine e Departments of L iberal A rts and History, at the F aculty of Humanities and E ducation, will host Reassembling the F ragments, a conference held in honour of three retired UWI professors P rof Barbara L alla, P rof Bridget Brereton and Prof Ian Robertson. is conference provides a forum for scholars and practitioners to interrogate the body of work compiled by these intellectual spade workers, examine the socio-cultural contexts which framed and informed their endeavours and evaluate the tangible out workings of their enquiries. Its theoretical objective is also to highlight broader interdisciplinary research during the period and new insights as the region and the institution enter the rst decade of the 21st century. Registration begins at 8am. For further information, please contact the Department of Liberal Arts at 662-2002 exts. 2031 or 4235. DISCOVERY CAMP 2011 8-27 August, 2011 Department of Creative and Festival Arts, Agostini Street UWI St. Augustine A rts-inA ction, the A pplied Creative A rts O utreach U nit of the Department of Creative and F estival A rts (DC FA ), hosts its annual Discovery Camp for children between the ages of ve and 13. In keeping with the UN declaration of 2011 as the year for people of A frican descent, this year the theme will be SAR AKA ! e title itself marks a creative attempt at conceptualizing the idea of giving back/ thanksgiving, while showcasing our local A frican heritage through the visual and performing arts. Campers will enjoy a camp experience inclusive of M as making, storytelling, drama, folk-dancing, drumming and music workshops and performance. Weekly visits to the pool and eld trips are included in the camp package. For further information, please contact Alicia Goddard, Camp Coordinator, at 663-0327 or 6632002 ext. 2377, or via e-mail at email@artsinaction. org. UWI LIFE 1-3 September, 2011 Sport & Physical Education Centre (SPEC) UWI St. Augustine Campus Show your true colours! Be part of the UWI life orientation experience! Join us at UWI Sport & Physical Education Centre (S PE C) for: THURSDAY 1ST SEPTEMBER AT 6PM UWI LIFE SUPPORT for parents, guardians, spouses of rst year undergraduate and postgraduate students ONLY FRIDAY 2ND SEPTEMBER AT 9AM UWI LIFE STUDENT for rst year, full time undergraduate students ONLY SATURDAY 3RD SEPTEMBER AT 9AM UWI LIFE EXTENSION for rst year part time, evening, mature undergraduate students ONLY SATURDAY 3RD SEPTEMBER AT 1PM UWI LIFE POSTGRADUATE for rst year postgraduate students ONLY For more information on UWI Life 2011 and orientation activities: Log on to: www.sta.uwi.edu/uwilife Join: UWI St. Augustine on Facebook Email: firstname.lastname@example.org