Livestream of The UWI St Augustine Campus Council Meeting 2018 and Press Conference

 

Tune in for the livestream of The University of the West Indies, (The UWI) St. Augustine Campus Annual Campus Council Meeting on Tuesday 20 March, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. (Eastern Caribbean time) 9:00 a.m. (Jamaica time).

The theme for the 2016/2017 St Augustine Campus Annual Report, which will be presented at the Council Meeting, is Matta Seasonand will highlight critical shifts in focus as the Campus navigates a prolonged testing season at an institutional level. A fundamental aspect of this year’s meeting will see Campus Principal Professor Brian Copeland’s address the members of the council. Professor Copeland will share his vision for creating a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship as the Campus responds to the changing mandate for education, declining economies and a need for strategic but practical approaches to revitalizing the Caribbean.  Highlights will cover major advancements from each Faculty in offering these practical solutions to the region during the review period. They include:

  • The introduction of summer internships with IBM, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and Boeingin the USA for students of the Faculty of Engineering.
  • The Faculty of Food and Agriculture’s inaugural techAgri Expo which exposed over 8000 locals, including 2500 school children to the innovative work of local and regional ‘agripreneurs’.
  • The offer of a new suite income generating services including translation Services; Conversational Language Learning and Teaching of English as a Foreign Language among other consultancies by the Faculty of Humanities and Education
  • The Faculty of Law’sdevelopment of the International Human Rights Clinic supporting the strengthening of Trinidad and Tobago’s capacity for elevating the standard and execution of human rights protection.
  • The activation of the Faculty of Medical Sciences’ MOU with the Regional Health Authorities (RHA’s) enhancing the alignment between the Faculty’s output and needs of the sector.
  • A smart-grid cyber security training programme offered by the Faculty of Science and Technology to managers and policy makers at the Trinidad and Tobago Electricity Commission (T&TEC).
  • The establishment of Curriculum Committees across the Departments of the Faculty of Social Sciences to assure alignment of curriculum with national needs.

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Tune in for the livestream of The University of the West Indies, (The UWI) St. Augustine Campus Annual Campus Council Meeting on Tuesday 20 March, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. (Eastern Caribbean time) 9:00 a.m. (Jamaica time).

The theme for the 2016/2017 St Augustine Campus Annual Report, which will be presented at the Council Meeting, is Matta Seasonand will highlight critical shifts in focus as the Campus navigates a prolonged testing season at an institutional level. A fundamental aspect of this year’s meeting will see Campus Principal Professor Brian Copeland’s address the members of the council. Professor Copeland will share his vision for creating a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship as the Campus responds to the changing mandate for education, declining economies and a need for strategic but practical approaches to revitalizing the Caribbean.  Highlights will cover major advancements from each Faculty in offering these practical solutions to the region during the review period. They include:

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