UB bulletin
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00095456/00032
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Title: UB bulletin
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Creator: University of Belize.
Publisher: University of Belize
Place of Publication: Belize
Creation Date: 2011
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2 Shaping the lives of future generations refurbishing of UB Central Farm Campus A total of 466 gradu ates succeeded in obtaining Associate and Bachelor de Diploma programs at the twelfth com mencement exercises. Of the total number of graduates 324 females and 142 males repre senting 70 and 30 per cent respectively of the graduates. The theme for the January commencement exercises which was held on 29 January was entitled, UB The Premiere National University: Preparing The Way Forward. He commended and congratulated the Campus Adminis trator, Dr. Gordon Holder, and his team on the milestone achievements in production of sweet and hot peppers, vegetables and fruit plants as well as the breeding of high-quality pigs, chickens and ducks and the transformation of the campus dormitories. Other notable infrastructure achievements include the development of soils chemistry, Food Processing and Biology laboratories. Minister Faber during his tour, inaugurated facilities and was briefed on the new agriculture programs offered to students, farmers, young people and other communities. Accompanying the Minister on his visit were Chairperson of UBs Board of Trustees, Ms. Imani Fairweather-Mor and Youth. I am extremely impressed by the progress taking place at UB Central Farm Campus, remarked the Minister of Education and Youth, Hon. Patrick Faber during his tour in February. Overall top student, Laura Friesen, receiving award. Hon. Patrick Faber on his visit.


3 GOB & UB signs mou for clean solar energy Improving quality primary education The Government of Belize through the Ministry of Finance signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for a clean solar energy project with the University of Belize (UB) in February. Signatories to the MOU were the Financial Secretary, Mr. Joseph Waight, and Acting President, Dr. Corinth Morter-Lewis. The University of Belize is the site of the clean solar energy proj ect at its Central Campus, Belmopan. The Project funded by the Government of Japan through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) is designed to produce clean energy for Belize by solar electricity generation using photovoltaic panels. UB is poised from being exposed to this cutting-edge technology. Completion of the project is scheduled for August 2012. A total of 33 students from the Banana Belt communities par quality of primary education in the communities in the Banana Belt in the southern region of the country. began in 2008, which UB has extended to the Banana Belt region. ety for Biology and Conservation (MSBC) hosted their 5th Annual ment in the Context of Climate Change: A Focus on Belize," featured a special session on climate change, research on marine ecosystem health and natural resource management strategies. The annual event brings together scientists, natural resources managers, students and other interested persons to share the latest mental and natural resources management arena. resources management. climate change symposium: A focus on Belize Signing of agreement Studios students UB scientists and students


4 Students host successful earth day activities UB inaugurates European Union funded Bio-propagation lab promote the conservation of forested areas in Belize by increasing awareness of the Belizean public about the importance of forests to our people. UBs theme for this years activities was: Natural and Harmony for Belize to Flourish. Speaking at the opening in April at Central Campus, Belmopan, that UB has taken a lead role in bringing awareness to students and society as a whole on the importance of our natural environment; he was equally heartened to know that the curriculum of the University instills in its students responsible resource management through its natural resources management program. The University of Belize, (UB), the national tertiary local and national development of Belize through strategic partnerships with private and public sectors within the countrys multicultural environment. Students enrolled in Information Technology were attached to various companies/organizations per forming computer related tasks, which have been to meet practical need while at the same time pro viding an opportunity for students to practice what they have learnt. Empowering future leaders for national development The University of Belize in collaboration with the Ministry of Agri a Bio-Propagation Laboratory at the Department of Agriculture of the University located at the Central Farm Campus in May. cially the banana and sugarcane industries in Belize. a water distillation unit, a laboratory oven, a rotary shaker, a microwave oven, an aluminum hotplate stirrer, a mul lab.


5 breaking the barriers of communication The mark of achievement was realized by 41 foreign students who have mastered the ability to gional Language Center of the University of Belize (UB). The national academic tertiary institution is pleased that the students who were unable to communicate the Universitys ten months can now communicate Closing exercises for the students from Mexico, Belmopan. to learn Spanish. A total of 489 gradu ates received their diplomas at the Thir teenth Commence June at the Univer sitys Central Cam pus in the nations capital and the day after the UB Toledo Campus. Once again the females outnumbered the males by a margin of 312 to 177 males. Guest Speaker for both graduation exercises was Dr. Carla Barnett who spoke on the critical importance of nium Development Goals. She said key among these roles are developing human resource capacity and creating knowledge. ercises: University of Belize, The Premiere National UniversityPreparing The Way Forward. Knowledge-based society for national development Global education Overall top student, Brianna Penner, receiving award. Top associate, Huei-Neng He, receiving award.


6 masters in biodiversity conservation & sustainable development meet the president of ub... dr. Fraser degree in Biodiversity Conservation & Sustainable Development on June 9 at its Central Campus, Belmopan. The Masters Program will be offered by the University of Belize in partnership with the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Universiteit van Suriname. Dr. Cary F. Fraser is the new President of the Uni versity of Belize (UB). An installation ceremony was held for Dr. Fraser on August 24, 2011 at UB president to be appointed following the recom mendation of a search committee. President Fraser is a historian of International can foreign policy in the Caribbean and the wider world, the history and politics of race in the United States, the Caribbean, and the broader Atlantic World, and the contemporary international relations work has been published in Canada, the Caribbean, Dr. Fraser was born in Guyana in 1955. He is married to Pearl Fraser, and they have a daughter, Ayesha. UB and Unicef sign agreement The University of Belize will establish a new Policy Observatory its commitment to build national capacities for research on chil drens issues, the analysis of data, and policy advice to boost the efforts of national authorities, NGOs, and agencies working with children locally. and will promote efforts towards Belizes achievement of the Millennium Development Goals by 2015. Historic milestone... Installation of the new President UB and Unicef signing agreement. Evaluations and approvals of students research projects and theses will be conducted by external examiners from the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom.


7 sary when Belize gained independence on September 21, 2011 from the United President, Administration, Faculty, Staff, Students and the UB Family extend sincerest and deepest condolences to the family and to the nation of Belize on the Cadle Price. pioned political independence in their respective Caribbean territories. They dos; Hon. Forbes Burnham and Hon. Cheddi Jagan of Guyana, Hon. Alexander Trinidad and Tobago. Father of the Nation and National Hero! RT. hon George Price health fair UB Black Jaguars: ATLIB volleyball Champions! More than 2000 residents of San Jose/ San Pablo, Orange Walk at a one-day health fair in November. Services provided by health experts included breast examination, information on cancer, sexually transmitted infections, contracep tives, hypertension, diabetes, blood pressure, Pap smear, blood testsglucose, cholesterol, triglycerides; urinalysis and parasitol children as well as consultation by a medical practitioner and Dis pensing of basic health medications etc. Diligent nursing students UB Black Jaguars and UB Lady Black Jaguars


8 Additional highlights Health Organization (PAHO/WHO), Dr. Gerardo de Cosio, handed-over medical equipment and supplies to the University of Belize. includes wheel chairs, crutches, canes, hydraulic lifts, suction pumps, urinals and gait belts, one desktop computer with monitor, and a LCD projector. Accepting the medical equipment/supplies on behalf of the University was the Provost, Dr. Ismael Hoare, along with members and students of the faculty. Community Outreach Symposium Empowering Education, for Children in Todays Society Class cultural presentations by Nursing students Regional Language Center students presented a variety show Bone dance competition organized by Faculty of Nursing Allied Health and Social Work students