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RENAISSANCE VOL. 3, NO. 1

RENAISSANCE VOL. 3, NO. 1

Sunday, July 1, 2018 - 23:50

Dear readers,

Welcome to Volume 3, No. 1 of Renaissance, the newsletter from The Office of the Vice-Chancellor in which we share all the latest activities and developments taking place at The University of Guyana.

It is said that change is the only constant in life, and this is certainly the case at the University. Many significant transformations are occurring at this great institution – just some of which are highlighted in this January/February edition.


UG hosts symposium to address suicide and youth violence

UG hosts symposium to address suicide and youth violence

Monday, November 20, 2017 - 01:30

The University of Guyana (UG) in collaboration with the Caribbean Alliance of National Psychological Associations (CANPA) today presented a Suicide, Youth Violence and Professional Psychology Symposium at the Pegasus Hotel.

The all-day symposium saw presentations from academics and stakeholders of the education and health sectors on Suicide, Violence, and Psychology.

Minister within the Ministry of Public Health, Dr. Karen Cummings stated that the symposium is timely and relevant since it comes at a time when Guyana is faced with many social problems.


UG launches its psychology programme for the first time

UG launches its psychology programme for the first time

Monday, November 20, 2017 - 01:06

As of January 2018, persons will have the opportunity to attend courses for Psychology at the University of Guyana (UG), following the launch of the programme on Monday evening at the institution’s Turkeyen campus.

In a feature address, Minister within Ministry of Public Health, Dr. Karen Cummings said that the inauguration of the programme demonstrates the efforts made by the university in assisting government’s agenda to address mental health issues.


UG to offer diploma, bachelor's degree & masters in psychology

UG to offer diploma, bachelor's degree & masters in psychology

Monday, November 20, 2017 - 00:36

As of January 2018, persons will have the opportunity to attend courses for psychology at the University of Guyana (UG), following the launch of the programme on Monday evening at the institution’s Turkeyen campus.

In a feature address, Minister within Ministry of Public Health, Dr Karen Cummings said that the inauguration of the programme demonstrates the efforts made by the university in assisting government’s agenda to address mental health issues.


UG thumps GDF by an innings and 159 runs

UG thumps GDF by an innings and 159 runs

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - 08:35

University of Guyana defeated Guyana Defence Force by an innings and 159 runs when the Georgetown Cricket Association/GISE/Star Party Rentals/Trophy Stall first division two-day tournament continued last weekend. UG took first strike and posted 359 all out at GDF ground. Omesh Danram struck 114, while Keron Sewnarine made 51; Damion Waldron bagged seven wickets. GDF were sent packing for 81 in reply. Dennis Heywood grabbed 5-14, Danram 3-6 and Suresh Dhanai 2-17. Batting a second time GDF were bowled out for 112 with Waldron scoring 61. Dhanai and Heywood claimed three wickets each.


Proposed Students' Complex

Proposed Students' Complex

Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 02:31

COMING SOON!

Find attached below the colour drawings for the proposed Students' Complex.


University of Guyana to establish School of Energy and Mines

University of Guyana to establish School of Energy and Mines

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 07:36

THE University of Guyana is working on the establishment on a School of Energy and Mines aimed at bringing benefits not just to the oil-and-gas sector, but also the existing gold-mining sector, the ailing bauxite industry and other mineral-related sectors.


Curtains come down on UG reading programme

Curtains come down on UG reading programme

Monday, August 7, 2017 - 17:25

THE curtains on Friday came down on the University of Guyana (UG) Library’s thirteenth annual “Reading is Fun” programme when participants were presented with certificates and prizes at the institution’s library at its Turkeyen Campus.

The programme was sponsored by Courts Guyana Incorporated for the past eight years to date and will continue to receive sponsorship. The programme had formerly run on its own for five years until Courts decided to give full sponsorship.


Local Athletes offered full scholarship

Local Athletes offered full scholarship

Monday, August 7, 2017 - 17:07

The National Sports Commission (NSC) Friday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) agreement with two athletes, providing them full scholarships to Monroe College. This was disclosed during the signing held at NSC’s boardroom.

It was announced that 12 athletes, were given full scholarships to the University of Guyana (UG) while two athletes were scouted and offered full scholarships by the Monroe College, United States of America.


UG on course to addressing 'REP' problem - Vice-Chancellor

UG on course to addressing 'REP' problem - Vice-Chancellor

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 - 23:28

Faced with a “REP” problem for a protracted period, the University of Guyana [UG] is in desperate need of redemption. The way has already been paved for this renaissance but the problem must be recognised in order for it to be effectively addressed.