USP student Siwan Narayan (2nd from right) is one of the first five successful recipients of Fiji's YES, awarded by the Honourable Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama.
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Post TC Winston research vital for recovery and resilience - 15 Apr 2016 04:21:52 pm
Collaboration on research among university faculties and practitioners, as well as effective communication of the outcomes to communities, is necessary for effective disaster risk management in the Pacific.
This was highlighted in a panel discussion organised by The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Pacific Centre for Environment and Sustainable Development (PaCE-SD) on 11 April 2016, which discussed research topics related to Tropical Cyclone Winston.
The panel discussion is part of PaCE-SD’s weekly seminar series and was organised in an effort to catalyse a r... More »
Samoans Raise $25,000 tala for the children of Fiji - 15 Apr 2016 03:35:21 pm
The ‘Fiji Appeal - Save the Children’ fundraiser which was held in Apia, Samoa on 21 March 2016 was a great success with more than $25,000 tala raised.
Head of The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Apia-based Pacific Outreach Programme for Polynesia (POPP), Mr Allan Alo, orchestrated the drive to raise funds for the children of Fiji, as part of USP’s Tropical Winston Appeal.
POPP, which runs under the Faculty of Arts, Language and Education’s (FALE) Oceania Centre for Arts, Culture and Pacific Studies (OCACPS) promotes the value of... More »
Vueti Viti concert, a success - 15 Apr 2016 03:30:01 pm
The ‘Vueti Viti’ concert was successfully hosted by The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Oceania Centre for Arts, Culture and Pacific Studies (OCACPS) on 9 April, 2016 in aid of the victims of Tropical Cyclone Winston (TC Winston).
The fundraiser comprised live performances by local artistes and the Oceania Dance group with the theme "Together We Are Stronger".
In his keynote address, USP’s Vice-President Regional Campuses, Dr Giulio Paunga thanked the audience for supporting this worthy cause.
Prio... More »
Framework to assist in assessment of snails on food security - 8 Apr 2016 04:06:25 pm
A multi-disciplinary programme framework has been developed to address the impacts of invasive land snail and slugs on food security and safety, and on unique cultural and biological heritage.
This was discussed during a workshop on ‘Food Security and Bio-Security in Melanesia’, organised by The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) School of Biological and Chemical Sciences (SBCS) at the Laucala campus in Suva on 5 April, 2016. The event was funded under the EU Pacific-Europe Network for Science, Technology and Innovation (PACE-NET) seed funding project. ... More »
Workshop raises awareness on ciguatera fish poisoning - 7 Apr 2016 10:31:03 am
There are ciguatera infected fish common to all divisions in Fiji which include dabea, damu, bati and ogo, participants of the ‘Ciguatera Stakeholders’ workshop discussed at Suva’s Tanoa Plaza on 30 March, 2016.
Ciguatera is a foodborne illness caused by eating certain reef fish whose flesh is contaminated with a toxin and live in tropical and subtropical waters.
The event was organised by The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) School of Biological and Chemical Sciences and School of Education in collaboration with the Ministry of Fisheries and Fores... More »
Pacific TAFE programmes accredited - 5 Apr 2016 08:56:16 am
Seven programmes with a total of 10 qualifications from The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Pacific Technical and Further Education (Pacific TAFE) has been granted full accreditation by the Fiji Qualifications Council (FQC).
The programmes are Certificate III in Commercial Cookery (Level 3), Certificate IV in Hospitality Operations, Certificate IV in Human Resources, Certificate IV in Project Management, Diploma in Information Technology (Level 5), Diploma in Office Management (Level 5), and Diploma in Accounting (Level 5).
According to the Director of Pacific TAFE... More »
Project L3EAP event at USP - 4 Apr 2016 04:05:57 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) School of Engineering and Physics hosted an event on 30 March 2016 to disseminate the activities of its Project L3EAP. This three-year ACP-EU funded energy project is undertaken by a consortium of universities that include USP, the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (lead partner) and the University of Mauritius.
The aim of the event was to provide an update of the Project’s list of activities, including the status of development of its online course on energy access, security and efficiency. The event also provided participants with an opportunity... More »
Tourism & Hospitality Management students help Takalana Bay Retreat - 4 Apr 2016 04:04:35 pm
Forty-five students of The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) School of Tourism and Hospitality Management (STHM) helped clean up debris and damages at the Takalana Bay Retreat on March 11 2016, following Tropical Cyclone Winston.
Takalana Bay Retreat consists of 85 acres of private property and is located 35 kilometres North West of Korovou Town, Tailevu.
The resort has been labelled as the home of dolphin watching in Fiji, has a common community lifestyle and employs local staff.
It is a popular field trip destination fo... More »
Cook Islands Campus hosts book launch - 4 Apr 2016 03:59:48 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Cook Islands Campus hosted the launch of a new book titled, Cook Islands Art and Architecture, which was co-edited by the Campus Director, Mr Roderick Dixon.
The book was launched by the Prime Minister of Cook Islands Honourable Henry Puna and the New Zealand High Commissioner, His Excellency Mr Nick Hurley on 17 March 2016.
The 21 essays in the book provide compelling evidence of Cook Islands visual and performance art as essentially collaborative endeavours, often inspired by the vision of a single ta'ung... More »
USP formalises agreement with PIRT - 1 Apr 2016 10:18:28 am
The University of the South Pacific (USP) formalised a membership agreement with the Pacific Islands Roundtable for Nature Conservation (PIRT) on 30 March 2016.
PIRT is a membership-based network of non-government organisations, regional agencies and donors that are committed to support governments and civil society in Pacific Island Countries in their efforts to sustainably manage and conserve the region’s biodiversity.
Members of PIRT declare their commitment to promote, facilitate and monitor progress regarding the new Framework for Nature Conservation and Protected Are... More »