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Life Long Learning the Way Forward

“Thought processes that encourage the belief that learning and education are to be confined to the formal settings of the four walls of the classroom, or which say that what you learn today will have longevity professionally are now fully redundant.” So said Senior Partner at the accounting firm, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Leighton McKnight while speaking at the opening ceremony of the annual Careers Expo mounted by the Office of Placement and Career Services at The University of the West Indies (UWI, Mona campus on Thursday, (March 4).

UWI APPOINTS ESTATE MANAGER

The University of the West Indies is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Timothy Miller as Estate Manager, Maintenance Services at the Mona Campus, from August 1, 2003 to July 31, 2006 in the first instance.

UWI DERMATOLOGIST ELECTED TO PRESTIGIOUS AMERICAN ACADEMY

Lecturer in the Department of Medicine, Dr. Althea East-Innis has been elected an International Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD).

VC’S CRICKET MATCH TO USE ELEVEN PLAYERS PER TEAM

The Vice Chancellor’s Cricket Match between the touring English team and the Vice Chancellor’s X1 will be played as a normal, first class game, utilising eleven players per team. The Match begins tomorrow, Friday, March 5 and continues through to Sunday, March 7, 2004 at the UWI’s Mona Bowl.

The Vice Chancellor’s X1 comprises a combination of international players, West Indies players and students from the University of the West Indies. The match has been an annual fixture on the West Indies cricket schedule since 1996.
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FOURTH BIENNIAL LUCILLE MATHURIN MAIR PUBLIC LECTURE

“Men, Masculinities and Development” is the title of the fourth biennial Lucille Mathurin Mair Public Lecture commemorating the International Day of Women, to be delivered on Thursday, march 11, 2004 at 5.00 p.m. in the Old Library at the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus.

SYMPOSIUM ON “UWI SHAPING THE FUTURE OF OUR HUMAN RESOURCES”

The role of the University of the West Indies (UWI) in developing human capital in the region will be the focus of a symposium for employers, educators and students scheduled for Thursday, February 26 at the Undercroft of the Senate Building on the Mona campus. Increasing globalisation and the dynamics of the world of work pose challenges to educators, and the UWI in particular, in attempting to meet the complexities of job market requirements.

UWI STUDENTS URGED TO EXPLORE INDIAN, AFRICAN CONNECTION

One of Jamaica’s leading Cultural Icons is appealing to students at the Mona Campus of the University of the West Indies to acknowledge the important connection between the Indian and African races.

The call was issued by Mrs. Amina Blackwood-Meeks, storyteller and communication specialist on Thursday (January 5), while delivering the feature address at the 2nd annual Rex Nettleford Hall Dinner.

UWI, MONA AND ALUMNI TO HONOUR NETTLEFORD DURING COMMEMORATION CELEBRATIONS 2004

Vice Chancellor of The University of the West Indies, Professor the Hon. Rex Nettleford will be honoured by the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus and its alumni during the institution’s annual Commemoration Celebrations and Alumni Week to be held over the period February 13 – 21, 2004 at Mona.

16TH ANNUAL NURSING MIDWIFERY RESEARCH

“Nurses Challenging Health Issues Through Research” is the theme of the 16th Annual Nursing Midwifery Research Conference and Mary Seivwright Day to be held by the Department of Advanced Nursing Education, University of the West Indies (UWI) at the Hilton Kingston Hotel, May 13 & 14, 2004.

The highlight of this conference will be the launch of the Mary Seivwright Distinguished Nursing Research Lecture by Dr. Carol Baxter, Professor of Nursing at the School of Health and Social Sciences and Head of the Centre for Nursing and Midwifery Research and Development, Middlesex University.

International Focus on Accrediting Jamaican Social Workers

The Department of Sociology, Psychology and Social Work will be one of three sponsors of a one-day seminar entitled, “Social Work Accreditation: Improving and Strengthening the Profession”, on Tuesday, January 20, 2004 on the UWI Mona campus. The other sponsors are the International Association of Schools of Social Work (IASSW) and the Jamaica Association of Social Workers (JASW). Mr. Victor Cummings, Member of Parliament, will speak at the opening exercise scheduled for 9 a.m. in the Executive Lecture Theatre, Mona School of Business.


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