PRESS RELEASE – As its contribution to Nobel Laureate Week celebrations for 2016, The UWI Open Campus Saint Lucia in collaboration with 1st National Bank St. Lucia Limited will host students of The Sir Arthur Lewis Community College and Vieux Fort Comprehensive Secondary School Campus B at the Inaugural Patricia Ismond Literary Workshop.
Dedicated to the memory of Saint Lucian literary icon and long-serving UWI Lecturer Dr Patricia Ismond, in whose name a generous post humous scholarship for Saint Lucian students attending The UWI was recently established by Ms Hester Ismond) the event will take the form of an intensive examination preparation workshop for fifty (50) students preparing for the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) Literatures in English.
Facilitating the workshop will be St Lucian born Dr Antonia Mc Donald, former SALCC Lecturer and current Professor of English Literature and Associate Dean in the School of Arts and Sciences, St Georges University. Committed to empowering through education, Dr. MacDonald has been active in the development of academic programs that offer quality instruction and that respond to local, regional, and international educational needs.
She is currently working on the development of postgraduate programs that, through interdisciplinary initiatives with other regional and international universities, will increase educational opportunities in the Eastern Caribbean. She has also written extensively on the literatures of Caribbean women.
The workshop which takes place at The UWI Open Campus Saint Lucia Site on Morne Fortune on Wednesday 17th February at 9:00 a.m. is the first of what is intended to be an annual event and a fixture on the Nobel Laureate Week calendar.
About The UWI
Since its inception in 1948, The University of the West Indies (UWI) has evolved from a fledgling college in Jamaica with 33 students to a full-fledged, regional University with well over 40,000 students. Today, UWI is the largest, most longstanding higher education provider in the Commonwealth Caribbean, with four campuses in Barbados, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, and the Open Campus. The UWI has faculty and students from more than 40 countries and collaborative links with 160 universities globally; it offers undergraduate and postgraduate degree options in Food & Agriculture, Engineering, Humanities & Education, Law, Medical Sciences, Science and Technology and Social Sciences. UWI’s seven priority focal areas are linked closely to the priorities identified by CARICOM and take into account such over-arching areas of concern to the region as environmental issues, health and wellness, gender equity and the critical importance of innovation.