Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : November 13th 2016 Contents 4 UWI TODAY -- SUNDAY 13 NOVEMBER, 2016
CARIBBEAN IDENTITY IS A MELTING POT
The International Caribbean Conference -- The Caribbean,
Melting Pot of the Americas: From Upheaval and "Origins" to
the Historical Future and its Representations took place on the
St Augustine campus in mid-October and featured renowned
Martiniquean-born, Patrick Chamoiseau, one of the authors
of the ground-breaking book Éloge de la Créolité (In Praise of
e ideology highlighted in this work, "Our History is a
braid of histories," was examined in the three days of proceedings
that was hosted by the Department of Modern Languages and
Linguistics (DMLL), together with Bordeaux Montaigne University
and Limoges University.
Alongside Chamoiseau was renowned, local writer Earl
Lovelace and Professor J. Michael Dash, Professor of French, Social
and Cultural Analysis at New York University. Professor Dash is
also former Professor of Francophone Literature and Chair of
Modern Languages at e UWI Mona Campus.
L-R: Dr Aurélia Gaillard, Bordeaux Montaigne University, France, Dr Joscelin Bollut, Toulouse University, France, Dr Savrina Chinien, DMLL,
UWI, Trinidad, Prof Jean-Michel Devésa, Bordeaux Montaigne University and Limoges University, France, Patrick Chamoiseau, Martinican
writer, Prof Michael Dash, New York University, USA, Earl Lovelace, Trinidadian writer.
From now until Coronation Night (18 Feb 2017), the delegates
of the Miss UWIverse Pageant Experience will engage in a series
of events and activities geared towards personal and professional
development. e preliminary round will include courtesy visits
to government ministers, motivational sessions, public speaking
and interview coaching, etiquette and personal care training, oor
routine training, preliminary judging competitions, wardrobe/
styling/makeup sessions and community/outreach projects. Also,
the pageant launched its project with the St. James Cancer Centre
which the delegates will work on over the next 4 months.
e sashing ceremony was recently held at the LRC and
the 10 delegates were sashed by Dean of the Faculty of Social
Sciences- Professor Ann-Marie Bisssessar and Dr Deirdre Charles.
In the formal programme, delegates were welcomed by the Guild
President Makesi Peters and Vice President Michael Rajnauth.
All delegates were out tted by 212 Location for the ceremony
and Marketing Manager Caricia Taylor spoke on the collaboration
between the Miss UWIverse Pageant Experience and 212 Location.
For more information, the Creative Director/Coordinator
of the Miss UWIverse Pageant, Jarell Alder can be
contacted at 371-7567 or at email@example.com
FB page: https://www.facebook.com/MissUWIverse/
PHOTO: RADIO-CANADA/CHRISTIAN CÔTÉ
At the 60th Annual General Meeting of the Family Planning
Association of Trinidad and Tobago, (FPATT) Dean of e UWI St.
Augustine's Faculty of Law, Professor Rose-Marie Belle Antoine was
elected as the new FPATT president.
Professor Antoine succeeds immediate past President Gerry
Brooks and other notable former Presidents including Grace Talma, a
recent Chaconia Gold awardee, and Emile Elias, eminent businessman
and altruist. On her election, Antoine -- who is the former President
of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights at the OAS,
Washington and CARICOM Chair for HIV and Migration, pledged
to do her "very best to upkeep the important vision and work of the
noble and venerable institution that is the FPATT" and thanked the
organisation for giving her the opportunity to serve.
High on her list of priorities in her new role is continuing the
goal of ensuring access to the FPATT's important services for all
citizens of Trinidad and Tobago, for example, through fundraising for
a new mobile unit. In her remarks at the General Meeting, she spoke
about the versatility of FPATT's vision: "I have met many NGOs in
my life's work as a scholar and an activist, but few have impressed
me as much as FPATT in relation to the broad gamut of their
work....I cannot help thinking that the FPATT is the Renaissance
NGO of our time."
e FPATT is one of the oldest and most respected NGOs of
the region, with a long established record of activism and service
specialising in sexual and reproductive rights work, within a
broad human rights perspective. e FPATT provides medical
science based services such as cancer screenings, contraceptives
for women and HIV tests, including to remote areas of Trinidad
and Tobago, with its mobile services unit, the rst in the country.
It advocates for gender equality, LGBT rights, sex education, the
right to health and youth protection and empowerment.
Among e UWI's 7 Core Values, which provides the
foundation for moulding and integrating activities of sta ,
students and alumni, is Civic Responsibility. is core value
underscores e UWI's role in public service -- stimulating
personal and social awareness that will promote commitment to
service the needs of all our stakeholders in the region.
e UWI congratulates Dean Antoine on her appointment.
UWI LAW DEAN IS THE NEW PRESIDENT
OF THE FAMILY PLANNING ASSOCIATION
Orbiting in the UWIverse
Rose-Marie Belle Antoine
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