Dr Gerard Finin, Director, Pacific Islands Development Programme, Dr Richard Vuylsteke, President of EWC, and Professor Rajesh Chandra, Vice-Chancellor and President of USP.
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USP Lautoka campus launches Pinktober awareness - 6 Oct 2017 10:54:51 am
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Lautoka Campus once again stepped forward to raise extensive awareness towards fighting Breast Cancer.
In collaboration with the Western Society Group for Cancer, USP’s Lautoka campus launched the Pinktober awareness programme on 5 October, 2017.
Acting Lautoka Campus Director, Ms Siniva Laupepa revealed that USP Lautoka has been playing an important role in creating breast cancer awareness by organising the Pinktober tea for the last two years.
She stated that all funds raised from t... More »
USP co-hosts Fiji’s inaugural Lead Authors Meeting for IPCC - 5 Oct 2017 11:33:32 am
The University of the South Pacific (USP) is co-hosting Fiji’s inaugural Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) first Lead Author Meeting with the Fiji Meteorological Services at Nadi’s Tanoa International Hotel from 2-6 October, 2017.
The IPCC brought together around 100 experts from over 20 countries for the week-long event to begin drafting the Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate (SROCC).
Professor Derrick Armstrong, USP’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research, Innovation & International said hosting th... More »
USP in schools-based climate action event - 5 Oct 2017 11:31:13 am
The University of the South Pacific (USP) participated in the National Climate Week competition organised by the Fiji Government and UNICEF in an effort to assist schools and communities prepare for future natural disasters, such as cyclones, floods or drought.
Dr Lavenia Tiko, lecturer from USP’s School of Education (SOed) was one of the judges in the National Oratory competition along with representatives each from the COP23 Secretariat, UNICEF and the Ministry of Education.
Divisional winners from the Western, Northern and Central/Eastern Division competed, which ultima... More »
High demand for quality ECEC, USP research reveals - 5 Oct 2017 11:30:32 am
Recent research findings by The University of the South Pacific (USP) reveal there is a high demand for quality Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) programmes, based on the varying socio-cultural contexts of young children, particularly to cater for the different age groups up to age five (5).
The research was the result of a study titled, ‘Towards improving partnership in Education: re-examining the economics of education in general and Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) in particular for Small Islands Developing States (SIDS).’
Findings were presented ... More »
USP Engages Scholarship Partners in Talanoa Session - 4 Oct 2017 02:40:33 pm
The University of the South Pacific (USP) engaged with regional scholarship officers for its annual Scholarship Officers and Education Attaché talanoa Session on 29 September 2017 at the University’s Laucala Campus.
The talanoa session which was organised by the Student Administrative Services (SAS), saw thirteen (13) scholarship officers from regional Government countries based in Suva participate in the session.
Mr Ruveni Gacala, acting Scholarship Officer said that the talanoa session has been going on for the last couple of years and i... More »
Chinese Exercises for Cook Islands Campus - 4 Oct 2017 02:32:27 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Cook Islands Campus concluded its Qigong-Baduanjin exercise programme in the Peace Garden adjoining the Campus on 29 September 2017.
The programme ran for four (4) weeks in the first part of Semester 2 as part of the Confucius Classroom’s Chinese culture programme and aimed at development of an energetic and active mind, utilising Qigong and the Chinese medical practice of Baduanjin.
Qigong involves coordinated body posture and movement, breathing, and meditation designed to develop ... More »
USP’s Campus Life acknowledges student buddies - 4 Oct 2017 02:25:59 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Campus Life Section successfully hosted an awards night for the First Year Experience Buddy Programme on 30 September 2017.
A major highlight of the programme was the 2017 Buddy of the Year Award which was sponsored by Wesptac Banking Corporation and as part of the award, the winner, Nikeel Krishneel Seth will travel to an Australian university in Semester 1, 2018 to get an international student experience and meet with relevant bodies in the university there.
The First Year Experience Office provides programmes and services to a... More »
USP commended for climate change action partnership - 3 Oct 2017 01:37:47 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) School of Education (SOED) was commended for its active involvement in the launching of the school-based climate change disaster resilient project, officiated by Honourable Inia Seruiratu, Minister for Agriculture and global climate change champion.
The launch took place at the Outrigger on the Lagoon Resort on Fiji’s Coral Coast on 29 September, 2017.
Mrs Kelera Taloga, Ministry of Education Deputy Permanent Secretary said Fiji is serious about improving and saving the lives of its people and “every policy implemente... More »
Vanuatu students briefed on USP’s programmes & procedures - 3 Oct 2017 01:17:25 pm
More than 700 Year Thirteen (13) students of Vanuatu were recently briefed on The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) admission requirements by the University’s Student Administrative Services (SAS).
This followed an invitation to SAS from the Vanuatu Training and Scholarship Coordination Unit (VTSCU) to partner with them in the visitation of selected high schools around Vanuatu that usually are main feeder schools to both USP’s Laucala and Emalus campuses.
This invitation was welcomed as it aligned directly with the SAS Scholarship Officer Visitation progr... More »
A Journey of a Thousand Miles Starts with a Single Step - 3 Oct 2017 12:29:56 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) graduation always brings special happiness and pride to the families of those who graduate from across the fourteen (14) campuses in the region.
This was the sentiment shared by Samson Kanamoli, who was among two hundred and twenty eight (228) graduates who graduated during the University’s Solomon Islands graduation on 29 September 2017.
Looking back at his time at USP, Samson said that the University journey is best measured in friends they made, lessons they learnt, rather than the years they toiled, or the length of ass... More »