UB bulletin
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00095456/00035
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Title: UB bulletin
Physical Description: Serial
Creator: University of Belize.
Publisher: University of Belize
Place of Publication: Belize
Publication Date: 03-2012
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2 students score high in nationwide cancer awareness Students of the March 2012 Com muni cation Skills class have estab lished themselves in the consciousness of Belizeans in un leashing the bold and unique initiative coined Bald miration a Cancer awareness message of Hope and Bald, Bold, Brave, Beauty. Baldness was chosen as a hairstyle in support of cancer awareness and to support all women af fected by cancer and who may lose their hair. Some students joined by members of the public shaved their heads and others streaked their hair in pink to demonstrate their support for increased awareness of detection and prevention of cancer. The class, spearheaded by lecturer Dr. Silvaa na Udz, was inspired by the First Lady Mrs. Kim Simplis Barrow who has publicly shared her story of discovering her cancer. As a result of the Chemotherapy treatments, she has lost her hair but has embraced baldness as testimony to the courage and resilience that is needed to confront the disease. We thank Mrs. Barrow for the boost to all womens self-concept and self-esteem that her bold, brave bald stance has effected, said Silvaana. The event was voy for Women & Children under the auspices of the First Lady, the Belize Cancer Society, and the Faculty wyn King shared his own story of surviving a malig nant brain tumor that has left him bald. commended Silvaana and students of the Communica tions Skills class for embrac ing this real-life Commu nication Skills message. The commended all students and stakeholders of Belize who participated in Baldmiration, and salutes all women in March, Womens Month. Silvaana accompanied by UB students, launched day before when they shaved their heads bald to support all women affected by cancer host Rosalie T. Staines expressed her soli darity by streaking her hair with pink. Over 100 UB students and some lecturers streaked their hair with pink or with the relevant cancer-associated colour in support of family, friends or colleagues who have battled cancer. The University of Belize wishes to express its heartfelt gratitude and appreciation to students and faculty and other supporters who made the donating the cost of the streaking to the Belize Cancer Society and all are encouraged to support cancer care and treatment, especially Kim Simplis Barrows spe fund. to the Belize Cancer Society, his wife Mrs. Annie Wu, ty of Belize, Avon Representative, Ms. Karryn Dawson Cancer Society among others. First Lady (centre), with Lecturer Sylvanna Udz and student OPIs Selwyn King sharing his testimonial


making agricultural research easier The University of Belize Library is proud to announce yet another able database of articles from 200 high-quality research journals turally focused reference journals updated annually by Cornell Universitys Mann Library was acquired in late 2011. once had access to only print copies of serials that were years, if not decades, out of date. their research. Look out for more databases and e-books in the future that will also become part of your virtual library. UB represented in iceland BACKGROUND The University of Belize signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), to provide collaborative support or partnership with the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanisms (CRFM), for the development and rational ization of resources (human, material and programs) to United Nations University-Fisheries Training Program, University of Akureyri, Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism and the University of Belize are engaged in the development of hands on Project Management Cycle Faculty of Management and Social Sciences. Mr. Lewis will deliver entails the planning, design, implementation, evaluation of projects the meeting, the stakeholders agreed that Mr. Lewis will develop and deliver component using the Logical Framework Approach for targeted donors in the African Caribbean and the cooperation, in particular the possibility of the Univer sity of Belize and Ministry of Fisheries participation Making research easier and convenient Lecturer Romaldo Lewis, second from left


The Vitality of the faculty of education and arts a week of activities in recognition and celebration of education. These activities included Flaunt your Hat


5 foundation of knowledge Childhood Stimulation Month is held every March, and the University of Belize Childhood Stimulation Center honored it by holding a full month of interesting activities for our young future leaders. Some of the


6 Sodomy Laws: A Moral or Human Rights Issue lize as well as natural resources managers and students of the university along with regional and international counterparts converged at UB in March and charted a path to the sustainable manage ment of natural resources in Belize. The theme of the two-day symposium was Conserva tion through Cooperation: Practical Approaches for the Management of Natural Resources in Belize. designed to bring together researchers, managers, stu dents, government agencies, resource management in the country. research institute in Belize provides sound science and creates a culture of evidencebased decision-making in areas relevant to Belizes sustainable development. Other topics of critical sig The event ended with closing remarks by UB Lecturer Mr. Mesoamerican Society for Biol ogy and Conservation. included the Mesoamerican Society for Biology and managing belizes natural resources The University-sponsored series Divergent Discussions recently hosted a debate on the Constitut ional Chal Universitys efforts to promote civil debate and civic engagement among faculty and students. UB: Leadership in research and management of resources


7 womens month activities tick...tick...tick african presence in mexico a Minute Taking Session for secretaries to further tive services to the University. The facilitator of the session was Ms. Roxanne Riveroll from the Belize The University of Belize in collaboration with the United Breakfast Symposium on Gender Studies at the UB Faculty of Management & Belize City. The symposium was one of the activities that Women's Month Calendar, which was celebrated under the theme Connecting Girls & Women Inspiring Futures, Empowering the Nation. integrating gender and gender concepts into the curricu lum, across disciplines and educational levels. This is one of the initiatives that UB will undertake, along with other strategic partners in order to facilitate and propel discussion of opportunities for collaboration among the University of Belize and other organizations. the development and integration of gender studies into in collaboration with partner organizations and the Gov resented a broad cross section of educational ins private sector The symposium and other Womens Month Activities Ms. Riveroll (top second left), and Mr. Steve Burn, HR Representative (top right) pose along with secretaries Professor Wilkins speaking to attentive students


sports update Kudos to the males for winning the UB Annual Relathon 2012 in a record breaking time of seven hours and ten Belize City in seven hours and thirty-three minutes. 27th March 2012. ment and one from The Faculty of Management and Social Sciences Black Jaguars clinch 2nd place in La Ruta Maya River Challenge tramural Division and also for placing 16 overall in the 170 grueling miles of intense competition. To the brave and courageous paddlers, messages by leading the river bank cleanup at Banana Bank and beyond. nately lost in the penalty kicks 7-6. secure third place in the tournament.