FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE.PORT OF SPAIN – November 09, 2021. – The Honourable Terrence Deyalsingh, Minister of Health will deliver the keynote address at the Opening Ceremony of the 2nd National Health Research Conference, which will be held on November 18 and 19. He will be joined at the Opening by the International Guest Speaker, Professor David R. Williams of the T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Harvard University. The title of Professor Williams’ presentation is Resilience for Mental Health in the Age of COVID.
The theme of this second annual conference is Building Resilience through Research in a Pandemic. While last year’s conference introduced local COVID-19 research, there are several papers this year under general topics such as COVID-19 Vaccine Uptake and Hesitancy, Adapting to the New Normal and Its Impact on Quality of Life. The conference will also highlight research papers on NonCommunicable Diseases, Cancers and Mental Health, Pharmacy and Oral Health as well as Clinical and Laboratory Studies. In keeping with COVID-19 protocols and guidelines set by the governing bodies, the event will once again be held virtually. It will also feature a 3D poster hall.
The 2021 National Health Research Conference is another multi-sectoral partnership and is co-hosted by the Ministry of Health, The University of the West Indies (UWI) St. Augustine Campus, University of the Southern Caribbean (USC), University of Trinidad and Tobago (UTT) and the regional health authorities (RHAs): Eastern Regional Health Authority (ERHA), North Central Health Authority (NCRHA); Southwest Regional Health Authority (SWRHA) and Tobago Regional Health Authority (TRHA).
Registration fee is $200 for delegates and $100 for students. To register, visit http://conferences.sta.uwi.edu/nhrc or for further information feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for registration is November 12.
The University of the Southern Caribbean (USC) was well represented at the 2021 Tertiary Sport Association of Trinidad and Tobago (TSATT) FIFA ESport Tournament.
Representing USC, Mr. Aamir Roberts, a final year History major, defeated COSTAATT and UWI thus earning the right to represent USC, TSATT and Trinidad & Tobago in the upcoming FISU America ESport Tournament.
Official Competition Placements:
- Aamir Roberts – USC
- Colin Peters Jr. – UWI
- Seretse Hughes – COSTAATT
- Vikash Chandie – COSTAATT
- Colin Peters Jr. vs. Vikash Chandie: 5 – 0 victory to Vikash Chandie
- Aamir Roberts vs. Seretse Hughes: 3 – 0 victory to Aamir Roberts
- Aamir Roberts vs. Vikash Chandie: 5 – 0 victory to Aamir Roberts
- Seretse Hughes vs. Colin Peters Jr.: 5 – 3 victory to Seretse Hughes
- Vikash Chandie vs. Seretse Hughes: 3 – 1 victory to Vikash Chandie
- Colin Peters Jr. vs. Aamir Roberts: 6 – 1 victory to Aamir Roberts
USC joins with TSATT in conveying congratulations to Mr. Aamir Roberts on his victory. We wish him all the best as he participates in the upcoming FISU America ESport Tournament.
Go Hummers! We are #USCSTRONG!
The University of the Southern Caribbean welcomes Dr. Colwick M. Wilson as he assumes the role of the institution’s 29th President today, July 1, 2021. A seasoned leader, Dr. Wilson begins his presidency with many years of academic and higher education administrative experience.
Having served as Provost and Senior Vice President at Oakwood University since 2017, Dr. Wilson is excited for the opportunity to now lead his alma mater through this unparalleled time in higher education.
Dr. Wilson’s background as an academic, published researcher, and administrator – as well as his commitment to advancing USC’s philosophy of holistic development – will serve the University well into its 95th anniversary of transformative education delivery.
A visionary, innovative, and collaborative leader with an affable personality, Dr. Wilson looks forward to engaging with and listening to the students, staff, faculty, alumni and all other stakeholders as USC navigates this new beginning.
The University of the Southern Caribbean welcomes Dr. Colwick M. Wilson, his wife Dr. Deleise Wilson and daughters Chidinma and Corliss as we work together to take our beloved USC even further “Beyond Excellence”!
USC Dedicates and Commissions New University Auditorium and the School of Nursing & Allied Health Facility
The University of the Southern Caribbean (USC) is unwavering in its commitment to institutional progress in support of its mission to transform ordinary men and women into extraordinary servants of God to humanity. Consonant with this, on Wednesday, May 26, 2021, USC officially dedicated and commissioned the building that houses the new University Auditorium and the School of Nursing & Allied Health.
In a virtual ceremony, 3,317 days after the fire which destroyed the previous auditorium, the USC Administration and Board of Trustees celebrated the completion of this priority project. This two-floor structure, with its architecturally modern glass-clad auditorium entrance marks the culmination of a nine-year journey of faith and determination.
On the top floor, the University Auditorium has a seating capacity of 2,600 and is well equipped to host conferences, concerts and student and community activities. The ground floor houses classrooms, labs, and offices for the School of Nursing & Allied Health.
In celebrating this historic development, the administration, faculty, staff and students extend sincere gratitude to the many generous benefactors who contributed over the years to the completion of this landmark project. As USC approaches its 95th anniversary of providing transformative education to the Caribbean region and beyond, we welcome your steadfast support continuing our legacy of Intellectual Curiosity, Cultural Diversity, Moral Integrity and Spiritual Nurture.
At USC we raise our praise to God as we remain faithful and grateful, for He has kept us triumphant as we continue our journey Beyond Excellence.
Photo (left to right): Dr. Johnson Frederick – Secretary, Caribbean Union Conference; Dr. Kern Tobias – President, Caribbean Union Conference; Phyllis Woolford – Director, Department of Nursing; Dr. Hilary Bowman – President, USC; Dr. Wanda Chesney – Provost, USC
In light of the increasing number of positive COVID-19 cases and the recently updated public health regulations in Trinidad and Tobago, the University of the Southern Caribbean (USC) has postponed Graduation Exercises for the Class of 2021 to take place during the period June 18-20, 2021.
This decision has become necessary as USC prioritizes the health and safety of its stakeholders, and in an effort to ensure that all graduating students are properly represented at the Class of 2021’s Graduation Weekend. Further revisions will be detailed in a virtual meeting with the Class of 2021 on Monday, May 17, 2021 at 6:00pm.
We welcome your cooperation and understanding as we work to deliver a Graduation Weekend befitting the Class of 2021. We encourage you to follow the COVID-19 protocols as outlined in your respective locations. Stay safe and save lives!
Owing to the rising COVID-19 infection rates in Trinidad and Tobago and consonant with the newest restrictions announced by the Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago on Monday 03rd, May 2021, the USC for SVG Telethon carded for Sunday 09th May 2021 has been postponed to a future date to be determined and announced. We truly regret the disappointment this message brings.
The USC for SVG Campaign however remains active and cash contributions and pledges can still be made to emergency relief efforts. For further details kindly visit https://usc.edu.tt/uscforsvg.
Thank you for continuing to support our neighbors in SVG.
WE’RE IN THIS TOGETHER
The effusive outpouring of love, support and assistance for our neighbours in St. Vincent and the Grenadines reminds us that in the Caribbean we are stronger together. SVG will need us for the long haul – we cannot and must not stop!
Many of us are still searching for other ways in which we can contribute more to ongoing relief efforts for SVG. Here is one more: On Sunday 9, May 2021, the University of the Southern Caribbean as part of its USC for SVG Campaign will host a 12-hour telethon from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm. The telethon, themed We’re in this Together will feature:
• More than 100 artistes from the Caribbean and its global diaspora in multiple genres of music and spoken word poetry.
• Ground-reports from residents and relief personnel by in SVG.
Members of the viewing and listening public will be afforded the opportunity to pledge contributions of cash and kind to sustain relief efforts for our neighbours. Our goal is to raise a minimum of TT$500,000 in cash pledges through this venture.
For further details and how to contribute, please visit https://usc.edu.tt/uscforsvg.
Follow us on social media for updates, announcements, live interviews, and information on how you can contribute to the USC for SVG Campaign.
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Coordinator, Corporate Communications / Coordinator USC for SVG Telethon
University of the Southern Caribbean
Member of Parliament for Tunapuna and Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives in the Parliament of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, the Honourable Mr. Esmond Forde visited the main campus of the University of the Southern Caribbean with his hands full of relief supplies bound for Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.
A significant share of the Maracas Valley community lies within the constituency of Tunapuna. While the main campus of USC sits on a bare edge of the neighbouring St. Ann’s East constituency, the Maracas Valley community is not cloistered and contained by borderlines and polling divisions – nor should it be. USC is therefore by no means surprised at Mr. Forde’s choice to join the USC for SVG Campaign through this generous donation to our neighbours in SVG.
Mr. Forde’s passion for and devotion to community work is well known to us. We experienced it first in his capacity as a Councillor in the Tunapuna/Piarco Regional Corporation and now in his second consecutive term as the Member of Parliament for Tunapuna. Up-scaling the reach of his work to a Caribbean neighbour found in season of great need seemed predictable.
Last week USC shipped a fully laden container of bottled, potable water to SVG. We are in the process of mustering cargo to ship a second container of relief supplies and equipment there by Tuesday 27th April 2021. We are therefore extremely grateful to Mr. Forde and by extension the people of Tunapuna, for attending to the needs of our neighbours in SVG through the USC for SVG Campaign.
Owing to a confirmed COVID 19 infection of one member of office staff stationed in the USC Administration Building, out of an abundance of caution and in the interest of the welfare of employees and stakeholders, effective April 21, 2021, until Thursday 29, April 2021, the USC Administration Building will be closed to employees of USC, students and all members of the public. This temporary closure is to facilitate a thorough sanitization of the building.
Employees normally stationed at the administration building will work remotely. Students and members of the public are encouraged to utilize our live chats and email platforms to access services during our ordinary business hours.
Please be guided accordingly.
Corporate Communications Department