Celebrating 50 years of Geography at UWI and in the Caribbean region

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Jun 27 2016 - 8:00am - Jul 1 2016 - 5:50pm
Week of conference activities, Mona campus, June 27th to July 1st, 2016


The first cohort of geography undergraduates entered UWI Mona in October 1965, and the Department of Geography & Geology and the Jamaican Geographical Society are celebrating this milestone with a week of activities. Alumni from Jamaica, the wider Caribbean region, and elsewhere are invited to join former lecturers, current staff and students to celebrate geography's special contribution to the regional nature of our University and to the professional development of its Caribbean alumni. The week will provide an opportunity for reunion for many classes and associates of the Department as well as networking.


A warm welcome is extended to geographers and other Caribbean professionals in the public and private sectors and wider international community in cognate fields.


The week of activities will include presentations, field trips and social events. The history and work of Geography at UWI will be highlighted, including a photographic exhibition, display of departmental publications, and collection of reminiscences and remembrances. The substantive themes of the meeting will include:


  • Geography, National and International Public Policy and Development Planning  presentations by geography alumni on their careers in disaster management, development planning, Geographical Information Systems, town planning and urban and regional development, environmental management and sustainable development


  • Caribbean Research in Geography -  overviews of geographical scholarship in fields such as migration, global change and food security, and presentations on current applied research on community-based adaptation to climate change, sustainable livelihoods, water resources, tourism and land use, and coastal geomorphology


  • Geography in the 21st Century Classroom  – education-themed presentations by geography educator s in schools, Teachers Colleges, Community Colleges and other tertiary institutions in Jamaica, the wider Caribbean, and outside the region, including a workshop on developing teaching skills using Google Earth and other tools



For further information please contact one of the following members of the planning group


David Barker              david.barker@uwimona.edu.jm

Robert Kinlocke          robkin2@yahoo.com

Kevon Rhiney             kevon89@hotmail.com


Various Locations, The UWI Mona Campus
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