Founded in 1927 the University of the Southern Caribbean (USC), the longest serving higher education institution in the southern Caribbean, celebrates 94 years of providing transformative education. On the weekend of August 27-29, 2021, USC will climax with apposite fanfare the celebration of our 94th anniversary.
Hosted by our 29th president, Dr. Colwick M. Wilson, USC’s administration, faculty, staff, and students invite you to our Founders’ Day 2021 celebration. Our festivities this year, themed “Celebrating our Legacy: Reconnect, Recommit, Reimagine” will intentionally optimize the advantages afforded by virtual communication technology to tightly wrap the globe with rich opportunities for USCian patriotism, comradeship, exchange, sharing and the reunion of USC alumni and friends wherever they are.
Beginning on August 1, 2021, as we countdown to Founders’ Day 2021, our website, social platforms and other media will come alive with stories and memories of our alumni who are #USCSTRONG, tributes to our beloved alma mater, and visions of the present-day USC continuously moving Beyond Excellence!
For a schedule of the weekend’s activities and further initiatives, visit: usc.edu.tt/foundersday
The University of the Southern Caribbean regrets to announce the passing of Ms. Dawne Arthur on Thursday, July 22, 2021.
Ms. Dawne Arthur began her employment with the then Caribbean Union College (CUC) now the University of the Southern Caribbean (USC) on October 12, 1992.
During the period October 12, 1982 to February 28, 2003 she worked in the Cafeteria in various positions. Then from March 1, 2003 to January 31, 2020 she held the positions of Assistant Dean of Women and Dean of Women respectively at the University’s Ladies Residence Hall and finally, she held the position of Coordinator for Student Support Services in the Division of Student Development and Services from February 1, 2020 until the time of her passing.
Dawne was well-loved and respected by many of her colleagues in the Division of Student Development and Services, students at both the ladies and men Resident Halls and the wider University community. She was a friend, mentor among other attributes to many locally and internationally. Dawne Arthur will be missed by us all.
She was the sister of:
- Mrs. Dennise Arthur-Turpin, who held the position of Snack Shop Attendant in the Food Services Department/Café at the University of the Southern Caribbean
- Mr. Durey Arthur, an alumnus of the Caribbean Union College Secondary School and previously an employee at the College Press;
- Mrs. Leslie-Maire Arthur, an alumnus of the University of the Southern Caribbean and Part-time Lecturer in the School of Education & Humanities
- Mrs. Ava Simeon-Arthur who held the position of Cook/Assistant Team Leader in the Food Services Department at the University of the Southern Caribbean
Details for the celebration of life for Ms. Dawne Arthur will be given in a subsequent announcement.
Please note that due to the COVID-19 restrictions, there is a limited number of persons which will be allowed to attend the celebration of life. Furthermore, individuals will be able to support by viewing the service via live stream which will be arranged.
Our condolences to the Arthur family, colleagues and friends from the University of the Southern Caribbean. May Comfort, Hope and Peace be yours from the Word of God.
Comfort: And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes and there shall be no more death, nether sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain. – Revelation 21:4
Hope in Eternal Life: Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die. Do you believe this?” – John 11:25-26
Peace: Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid. – John 14:27
May memories comfort you and bring you peace during this very difficult time.
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”!
Despite the COVID-19 pandemic the University of the Southern Caribbean remains committed to celebrating the achievements of the Class of 2021!
The Class of 2021 has chosen as its theme: We Have Left the Bay; The Ocean Lies Before Us!
As they prepare to begin their next chapter, we officially invite you to virtually celebrate this milestone at our 88th Graduation Exercises on June 18-20, 2021.
Information on the Class of 2021 and streaming links for all events can be accessed at: https://usc.edu.tt/graduation/
The 2021 National Health Research Conference (NHRC) will be held on November 18-19, 2021 under the theme: Building Resilience through Research in a Pandemic.
Submission Deadline for Abstracts: June 30, 2021.
For more details: https://tinyurl.com/3jnnchrw
World Federation of Occupational Therapists (WFOT) Re-approves USC’s Master of Science in Occupational Therapy for the Next Five Years
The University of the Southern Caribbean is pleased to announce the re-approval of its Master of Science in Occupational Therapy by the World Federation of Occupational Therapists (WFOT) for another five years from 2021 – 2026.
WFOT approval ensures that occupational therapy programmes worldwide meet their Minimum Standards of Education, which are constantly revised to reflect our evolving world. Approval indicates that the programme structure and content are sufficient to produce entry-level occupational therapists that are able to respond to the needs of their local population, as well as international communities, with occupation at the centre of their practice.
Re-approval on the global level allows us to continue to complete our mission of graduating “individuals who, having undergone transformative and holistic education in occupational therapy, are prepared to be competent and compassionate entry-level clinicians and future leaders in the profession.” (OT Department)
The University Administration expresses sincere gratitude to the Director and faculty of the Department of Occupational Therapy, our past and current students, TTOTA, CPRM, OTSLP and the community organisations for supporting our programme for the first five years of its functioning. We look forward to working together for the advancement of quality health care for the people of Trinidad and Tobago and the Caribbean in the future.
The Department of Occupational Therapy was established at the University of the Caribbean in 2015 under the leadership of the then Director, Dr. Leslie Garcia and the Master of Science in Occupational Therapy was first approved by the WFOT in 2016 for five years. USC enrolled the first batch of students in the MSOT programme in September 2016.
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
Join us on Thursday, May 20, 2021 at 5:00 pm as we seek to address the psychological needs of the frontline workers which include Law Enforcement and National Security, Healthcare Workers, Public Servants, and other frontline workers and volunteers.
Dr. Edward Clarke will present on the topic: Psychological First aid for St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
Register for this webinar here: https://uscaribbean.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMpf-GuqTooHdKYLhajkdKtIBw62GyAT50q
Share this session with your colleagues, friends, and family members so they too can benefit from this presentation.
See you there!
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!