UB bulletin
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Creation Date: January 2012
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2 Belize accelerates progress towards the MDGs On January 30, the Jaguar Auditorium at the University of Belize, Belmopan was packed to capac ity for the launch of the Belize Scorecard and Outlook Report 2010, a review of Belizes perfor mance in the context of the UNs Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Present for the launch towards the achievement of the MDGs particularly those related to improving maternal health, reversing the spread of HIV/AIDS and ensuring access to clean water. It also highlighted that Belize has already met the target percent in 2011. ment and efforts and of our shared vision for the future of Belize. groups. The University of Belize provided content specialists and was also instrumental in coordinating the preparation of the report. The Belize Scorecard and Outlook the support of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP). About the Millennium Development Goals: The eight MDGs which range from having extreme poverty to halting the spread of HIV/AIDS and providing universal primary education, Hon. Erwin Contreras Dr. Cary Fraser Mr. Roberto Valent All eyes and ears on the report


3 UB Continues to Focus upon Development for Belize males received their diplomas at the Associate, Diploma levels. are in an era of achieving the highest rate of innovation in our countrys history. Because innovation is critical this is what will ultimately set you apart. Mr. Vasquez in closing pointed out to the graduates that: cation, commitment and achievement noted that education which has the capacity to make us agents of change to mation. To think intensively and to think critically are the indispensable tools of the educated person and that they are also the indispensable tools required to provide leadership to the societies in which we live our lives, ex claimed Dr. Fraser. Today, you are about to enter a new phase of your lives keep intelligence, character, the ability to think constructively, and to focus intensively upon the future at the forefront of your lives as citizens of a world beyond the University. Success is not a sometimes thing. IT IS AN ALL THE TIME THING. You dont succeed once in a while success becomes a habit... Go for it and make UB PROUD, make your parents PROUD, and make Belize, this jewel of ours, even more PROUD. President presenting appreciation plaque to guest speaker




at an award ceremony at the George tors for their unstinting support and ment. search and monitoring activities in the marine sci students and professional natural resources manag ers. Dr. Ismael Hoare and istrative and Science Director (Terrestrial) Ricketts, Science Director (Marine).Ubs ERI hosts First Partner Recognition Ceremony Dr. Elma Kay, ERI Strenghtening strategic partnerships Dr. Howard Quigley, Western Hemisphere Panthera


access to SCIENTIFIC informationThe University of Belize (UB) with the Ministry of Health and the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organiza tion conducted the training workshop on Health InterNetwork Access to HINARI Programme set up by WHO together with major publishers, enables developing countries to gain access to one of the world's largest collections of bio medical and health literature. More than 8,000 infor mation resources (in 30 different languages) are now available to health institutions in 105 countries, areas workers and researchers, and in turn, contributing to improve world health. HINARI is an impressive re source that not only provides health information, but also provides a plethora of information about biology and natural resource management topics. all free. after the workshop. UBs Provost Dr. Ismael Hoare was and PAHO/WHO Belize. Many people are challenged with issues they may not, discuss at work. Yet these issues may adversely affect their work-performance and create untold stress which cal illness. Recognizing this need, the University, under the um ployee Assistance Program. This service is free and is in a critical way, to an individual who would not other shared with the counselor will not form a part of the asked to support those employees who may choose to access this service. Sites. new support service for ub employees Capacity building


encouraging socioeconomic development in each region. search and teaching capacity of each participating institution and their respective regions.The competitive scholarships provides Masters and PhD candidates opportuniArchitecture, Urban and Regional PlanInformation Sciences.The scholarships cover all expenses (tuition, monthly stipend, health insurance, travel, etc.) for full masters programmes (up to 22 months), up to 10 months of Doctoral research (must already be enrolled in a Doctoral programme) and 1 month for staff exchanges. UB partake in 2 million Euro Scholarship Grant