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STAAPS

2018/2019 SEMESTER JUNE ISSUE

ST AUGUSTINE ASSOCIATION OF POSTGRADUATE STUDENTS

POSTGRAD PULSE

WHO ARE YOUR POSTGRADUATE REPRESENTATIVES? PAGE 6

GET INVOLVED! PAGE 15

10 QUESTIONS WITH MISS UWIVERSE. PAGE 11

WHAT'S YOUR STORY? PAGE 8 SAVE THE DATE! PAGE 10

FEATURE YOUR THESIS PAGE 13


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STAAPS?

Hello students, welcome to the St. Augustine Association of Postgraduate Students (STAAPS). STAAPS is a committee that falls under the Student Guild and is headed by the Guild Postgraduate President, Mr. Dayreon Mitchell. This committee is focused on addressing the needs of graduate students in all faculties across the campus.

ST. AUGUSTINE ASSOCIATION OF POSTGRADUATE STUENTS

This group serves as a platform on which you, the student, can network with other students across the various faculties, bring light to any problems you may be facing and bring forward suggestions for improvement. We the STAAPS committee look forward to working with and for you for the 2018/2019 year.

St. Augustine Association of Postgraduate Students Group

GUILD OF STUDENTS UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST INDIES ST. AUGUSTINE

Anything is possible. Anything can be. SHEL SILVERSTEIN


STAAPS PRESIDENT DAYREON MITCHELL Born in Lambeau, Tobago 1994, Dayreon Mitchell went on to being the 2017/2018 Milner Hall Chairperson. In 2018 he was elected the Postgraduate President of the St. Augustine Guild of Students. Dayreon is a student leader, athlete, dicsk jockey and recent graduate of The University of the West Indies St. Augustine Campus who holds a Bachelor of Science in Geography. He is currently pursing his Masters of Science in Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Development in the Caribbean. A proud Milnerite and Bishopian, Dayreon has represented the University of the West Indies on various platforms in sports football, volleyball and hockey and throughout his tenure as the Milner Hall Chairperson. Dayreon believes in holistic development and has centred is campaign around such. He wishes to equip as many persons as possible with skills that they cannot receive in a classroom. He hopes that these skills would prepare them for life after the UWI.


TABLE OF CONTENTS


TABLE OF CONTENTS PAGE 6..........WHO IS YOUR STAAPS COMMITTEE? PAGE 8..........WHAT'S YOUR STORY?

PAGE 9..........OPPORTUNITIES

PAGE 10...........SAVE THE DATE

PAGE 11..........10 QUESTIONS WITH MISSUWIVERSE

PAGE 12..........MSC BIOMEDICAL PHYSICS

PAGE 13..........FEATURE YOUR THESIS

PAGE 14..........SECURITY TIPS

PAGE 15..........GET INVOLVED

PAGE 16..........YOUR HEALTH IS YOUR WEALTH PAGE 17.........COMPUTER AB TRAINING COURSE PAGE 18.........SPSS TRAINING COURSE


STAAPS COMMITTEE 2018/2019


STAAPS COMMITTEE 2018/2019 EXECUTIVE

NAME

PRESIDENT

DAYREON MITCHELL

1ST VICE PRESIDENT

NEKAISHA LEGERTON

2ND VICE PRESIDENT

GABRIELLE KINSALE

TREASURER

PRIYA HARNARINE

SECRETARY

LARISSA MENDEZ

PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER

AMÍLCAR SANTAN

PUBLICATIONS OFFICER

SHAREED MOHAMMED

STUDENT ACTIVITIES CHAIRPERSON

SHALOM BLACKMANN

DEPUTIES/ASSISTANTS

NAME

ASSISTANT SECRETARY

JOY ALFRED

DEPUTY PUBLIC RELATIONS

TROY DE CHI

OFFICER DEPUTY STUDENTS ACTIVITIES

KARISA BRIDGEAL

CHAIRPERSON DEPUTY STUDENTS ACTIVITIES

PRIYABHASHAIN DIALSINGH

CHAIRPERSON

FACULTY REPRESENTATIVES

NAME

ENGINEERING

KOHAN DOLCY

FOOD AND AGRICULTURE

TBA

HUMANITIES AND EDUCATION

CARLA BASCOMBE

LAW REPRESENTATIVE

GABRIELLA SAMBRANO

MEDICAL SCIENCES

ANUSHKA RAMJAG

SOCIAL SCIENCES

RACHEL RAMDHAN

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

STEPHANIE MOHAMMED


WHAT'S YOUR STORY?

Benedict Bryan Benedict Bryan holds a BSc in Political Science and is concluding his Post Graduate Diploma in International Relations. He is the founder and chair of the HARTT (Humanitarian Association of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago), it aims to assist the most vulnerable in the society by advocating for human rights and social justice. Its programmes included a collaborative initiative addressing refugees, gender equality, LGBT+, elderly, at-risk youths and the disabled. With over 8 years of experience in community development and youth advocacy, matched with his professional experience, he is recognized by the Queen Elizabeth

BENEDICT BRYAN,

Diamond Jubilee Trust as one of two (2) persons

ADDRESSING THE CROWD

selected form Trinidad and Tobago for the last Queen's

AT THE COMMONWEALTH

Young Leader Award. Benedict is currently working

BIG LUNCH.

with young professionals throughout the Caribbean to launch a Youth Peace and Security Think Tank, the aim of which is to promote peace and security for all,

HARTT - HUMANITARIAN

especially for those from minority backgrounds.

ASSOCIATION OF THE REPUBLIC OF TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO


OPPORTUNITIES SCHOLARSHIPS 1. The De La Rue Currency Scholarship programme. In conjunction with Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago. 2 Chancellor Post Graduate Scholarships at University of the West of England 2018. For more information, visit the link http://www.uwe.ac.uk/ 3. Columbia Government Postgraduate Scholarships for Foreign Citizen Study in Columbia 2018/2019. For more information, visit the link https://www.icetex.gov.co/dnnpro5/esco/becas/extranjerosencolombia/becasparaposgrado/convo catoriageneral.aspx#

TAUGHT MASTERS ENDOWMENT FUND (TMEF)

EMPLOYMENT 1. Financial Analyst https://www.eveandersonrecruitment.com/job/financialanalysts Business Advisor- Export TT -

Financial Assistance for Taught

https://www.caribbeanjobs.com/ExporTT-Jobs-114.aspx

Masters Students in the form of

Administrative Service Manager -

Bursaries, Welfare and Research

-services-manager/

https://www.eveandersonrecruitment.com/job/administrative

Assistance.

SOCIAL MEDIA

Application Form: https://sta.uwi.edu/media/docu ments/2017/TMEF%20%20Application%20Form.pdf

https://www.facebook.com/groups /STAAPS/requests/

St. Augustine Association of Postgraduate Students The UWI St. Augustine Campus.  guildpostgradpres@my.uwi.edu


GUILD FEST 2018

SEPTEMBER 3RD TO SEPTEMBER 9TH

POSTGRADUATE WELCOME CEREMONY DATE: SEPTEMBER 21ST, 2018 TIME: 6:00 PM VENUE: DAAGA AUDITORIUM DRESS CODE: FORMAL COST: FREE!

INTERFACULTY DEBATE

DATE: OCTOBER 19TH 2018 VENE: JFK AUDITORIUM TIME: 12:00PM-4:45PM

WORKSHOPS/ SEMINARS

THIS IS THESIS! POSTGRADUATE POVERTY DATES TBA


POSTGRAD

PULSE

10 QUESTIONS WITH MISS UWIVERSE 2018 S EYCHELLE

ROS S

1. WHY DID YOU DECIDE TO ENTER MS UWIVERSE?

2. WHAT WAS THE BIGGEST CHALLENGE?

Ans: Rayshawn Pierre, the winner of Miss La Reine Rive 2017 was my inspiration to enter the Miss UWIverse Experience. She exudes much grace and excellence, which are qualities that I want to forever embody.

3. WHAT WAS THE GREATEST EXPERIENCE GAINED? Ans: My greatest experience was forming everlasting bonds with the ten (10) other girls that i call sisters.

Ans: My biggest challenge was accepting that I can do anything I set my mind to. Overcoming that fear has allowed me to achieve every goal I possess.

4. HOW DID YOU MANAGE WITH TIME?

5. WHAT MOTIVATES YOU TO BE INVOLVED IN SO MANY ACTIVITIES? Ans: My love for the Arts and cultural diversity makes it easier to juggle the numerous activities I take part in.

6. WOULD YOU SAY THAT ALL OF THE ACTIVITIES YOU ARE INVOLVED IN HAVE BENEFITTED YOU?

Ans: Originally, I had trouble being on time because of commitments to my degree however throughout the programme Jarell trained us to prioritize and to know the importance of time.

7. WHAT EVENT HAS MADE THE BIGGEST IMPACT ON YOUR LIFE? Ans: The Miss UWIverse Experience has made the biggest impact on my life.

Ans: Yes they have by molding me into a well-rounded individual.

8. WHAT ARE SOME OF THE IMPORTANT THINGS IN YOUR LIFE?

10. WHAT WOULD YOU SAY TO SOMEONE WHO WANTS TO GET SIMILARLY INVOLVED?

Ans: Presently God, my mother and Theatre are the most important things in my life.

Ans: Don’t ever be afraid of your dreams and when life gives you lemonade make strawberry lemonade!

9. WHAT ONE WORD BEST DESCRIBES YOU? Ans: Extravagant!


FACULTY OF FACULTY OF SCIENCE AND SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY TECHNOLOGY DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS

MSC BIOMEDICAL PHYSICS

GATE APPROVED

Application deadline: June 30th, 2018 Start Date: September 2018 Play a vital role in multidisciplinary clinical teams and help to save lives using science and technology. Enter a field that continues to be innovative in diagnostic and therapeutic processes, medical devices and technologies. Apply concepts in Physics to improve and solve problems in healthcare.

For further information: E: ayana.waldron@sta.uwi.edu OR   roger.andrews@sta.uwi.edu W: http://sta.uwi.edu/fst/physics/

APPLY NOW www.sta.uwi.edu/admissions


FEATURE YOUR THESIS STEPHANIE MOHAMMED MPHIL (MEDICAL PHYSICS) DEPARTMENT OF PRECLINICAL SCIENCE BIOCHEMISTRY UNIT THE UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST INDIES (UWI) ERIC WILLIAMS MEDICAL SCIENCES COMPLEX, CHAMPS FLEURS REPUBLIC OF TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO 

Effect of 150kHz EM on Polycystic Ovary Development (Rat Model) by S tephanie Mohammed  "Impossible" is not a scientific word. On a daily basis we are fully exposed to both natural and man-made sources that emit electromagnetic radiation continuously. These invisible yet potentially damaging waves have long been a controversial issue with major regards to their deleterious effects during folliculogenesis.  We here at the UWI have designed and conducted a pilot study to observe, if any, the changes occurring at the microscopic level when a Polycystic ovarian rat model is exposed to 150kHz of EM radiation.

Our findings so far has demonstrated degenerative changes in oocyte development during this important period in female rats. The time of exposure, frequency, wavelength and change in electric and magnetic fields over time and space however still yet remains to be explored.


SECURITY TIPS

1 3

ALWAYS CARRY YOUR UWI ID CARD WITH YOU. ENCOURAGE YOUR PEERS TO DO THE SAME.

AT NIGHTS WALK IN GROUPS AND IN WELL LIT AREAS

2 4 5

WHEN TRAVELLING AROUND USE FAMILIAR ROUTES

DO NOT CARRY LARGE SUMS OF CASH ON YOU

AVOID WEARING EXCESSIVE JEWELRY


GET INVOLVED

CLUBS

Athlete? Or interested in joining a team? Well email guildgcc@my.uwi.edu

Join a club today. Email guildvicepresident@my.uwi.edu for more info.

IACC

SPORT

2018/2019 GUILD COUNCILLORS AT ANNUAL IACC APPRECIATION DINNER

Regional or International Student? Well join a national association. Email guildiacc@my.uwi.edu for more info.


YOUR HEALTH IS YOUR WEALTH

OPENING HOURS: CAPS IS AVAILABLE THROUGHOUT THE YEAR, MONDAYS TO FRIDAYS (EXCEPT PUBLIC HOLIDAYS). DURING SEMESTERS, WE ARE OPEN FROM 8:30AM TO 8PM. DURING VACATION, WE CLOSE AT 4:30PM.

Student Counselling and Psychological Services The student counselling and psychological service (CAPS) offers a range of services including crisis intervention, diagnostic assessment, therapy for individuals, couples and families. The number and frequency of sessions are determined individually, largely based on what the student finds most helpful. In addition, CAPS can make referrals for psychiatric

TELEPHONE:

assessment at the Eric Williams Medical Complex

PHONE US ON 662 2002,

when appropriate, and assist students with

EXTENSION 2491 (FOR

medication management.

APPOINTMENTS, FURTHER INFORMATION) EMAIL: COUNSELLOR@STA.UWI.EDU

All registered UWI students are eligible for services at CAPS. All services are FREE and CONFIDENTIAL. Students can phone or pop in and make a time to speak with a Student Counsellor for themselves. Alternatively, a friend or member of staff may encourage a student to visit CAPS and assist him/her

LOCATION:

in making an initial appointment. While the

WE ARE LOCATED AT THE

Counsellors usually see students by appointment,

HEALTH SERVICE UNIT (HSU), BETWEEN THE LEARNING

every effort is made to accommodate someone in an emergency.

RESOURCE CENTRE (LRC) AND TRINITY HALL. YOUR STUDENT COUNSELLORS ARE: DR SARAH CHIN YUEN KEE, STUDENT COUNSELLOR MRS CHRISTINE WHARTON, STUDENT COUNSELLOR

The UWI Pharmacy provides pharmaceutical services to the campus community for both staff and students. Such services include pharmaceutical consultation, prescription filling and dispensing services. The pharmacy accepts Guardian Life Provisor Insurance cards – patients pay only 20% of their prescription First Aid kits and supplies are available. Contact Information : Tel : 662-2002 ext. 82150/82449 Email: hsu.pharmacy@sta.uwi.edu


POSTGRAD PULSE ISSUE #1 (JUNE)  

The Official Postgraduate Magazine released by the St. Augustine Association of Postgraduate Students 2018/2019 Committee.

POSTGRAD PULSE ISSUE #1 (JUNE)  

The Official Postgraduate Magazine released by the St. Augustine Association of Postgraduate Students 2018/2019 Committee.

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