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(From L-R): Mr Pratish Raj (USP Campus Life Admin Coordinator), Professor Richard Coll (Deputy Vice-Chancellor LTSS), Mr Josefa Bolaqace (National Manager, Blood & Ambulance Services) Mr Glenn Pope (Campus Life Group Manager) and Ms Alumeci Naulivou (Assistant Manager, Blood & Ambulance Services)

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USP Economics Students Visit Fiji Blind School - 2 Jun 2015 03:14:04 pm
The students at the Fiji Society for the Blind were all smiles after members of The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Economics Students Association (ESA) visited them on 23 May 2015. The activity, which is part of ESA’s initiative to give back to the community, saw 38 USP student volunteers and 5 staff members pay a visit to the visually impaired students as well as carry out volunteer activity. Present among the volunteers was Head of School of Economics, Professor Satya Paul who said that it was a great experience for him to be part of such charitable work o... More »

Moana – The rising of the Sea – A Success in Norway - 2 Jun 2015 01:25:29 pm
“Art is a very strong tool in showing the world how serious climate change is, and performative art can be extremely relevant in addition to reports and meetings amongst politicians in the dissemination of alarming results from scientists,” a strong message highlighted by the Director for Bergen International Festival, Mr Anders Beyer at the Moana premiere on 29 May 2015. Mr Beyer said that the Moana project was a great example of how universities, festivals and artists could join forces to bring new perspectives and knowledge into a debate of fundamental importance. ... More »

Regionalism and the Pacific - 29 May 2015 09:16:10 am
Regionalism is by no means an assumed good; it is something that must be revised and revisited and made relevant and appropriate. These were the sentiments of the Secretary-General of Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat (PIFS), Dame Meg Taylor at the Diplomacy Roundtable held at the University of the South Pacific (USP) on 27 May 2015. The roundtable, which was organised by USP’s School of Government, Development and International Affairs (SGDIA) saw the presence of the University’s Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Rajesh Chandra, members of the diplomatic corp... More »

USP Farewells Former Pro-Chancellor - 28 May 2015 10:40:12 am
The University of the South Pacific (USP) hosted a farewell cocktail for the former Pro-Chancellor Mr Ikbal Jannif on 26 May 2015. Mr Jannif, who had served in the USP Council for almost 25 years, has taken up the position of Chancellor at Fiji National University. He initially joined the Council as one of Fiji’s government representatives for a 5 year period from 1989 – 1994 and from 1994 – 2006, he served as a co-opted member in USP Council. From 1July 2012 to 13 April, 2015, Mr Jannif had been the Pro-Chancellor and Chair of Council. ... More »

USP’s School of Tourism Organises Clean-Up Campaign - 28 May 2015 10:27:19 am
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Tourism and Hospitality Students Association (TAHSA) gathered at USP’s Laucala Campus to clean-up areas around the Faculty of Business and Economics on 23 May 2015. More than 20 tourism students participated in the activity which involved collecting and removing rubbish from drains, walkways, lawns and study areas. The clean-up was also attended by the Head of School of Tourism and Hospitality Management (STHM), Professor Marcus Stephenson.  The initiative was mooted by the TAHSA... More »

USP Signs MOU with Forum Fisheries Agency - 27 May 2015 05:14:15 pm
The University of the South Pacific (USP) and Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on 26 May, 2015. The MOU will enable both organisations to work closely together to maximise effective cooperation and efficiency and reduce duplication in delivering services to their mutual membership within the areas of their respective mandates. USP and FFA initially signed a MOU on 15 July 2009, which was extended on 1 November 2013 for the purpose of strengthening the capacity of Pacific Island nationals in the fisheries sector. This MOU mai... More »

Second Briefing Session of PICs Diplomats - 25 May 2015 12:27:01 pm
The University of the South Pacific (USP) held its second briefing session with the Pacific Island Countries (PICs) diplomats, based in Fiji on 14 May 2015. The main purpose of this briefing was to inform PICs Diplomats on the progress that the University is making in terms of achieving the relevant outcomes and indicators outlined in the USP Strategic Plan (2013-2018). Acting Vice-Chancellor and President of USP, Professor Richard Coll highlighted some of the progress that the University has made since the last briefing, which was held in October 2014. ... More »

FALE Organises a Workshop for Pacific Women Leaders - 25 May 2015 12:25:13 pm
The University of the South Pacific (USP), Faculty of Arts, and Law & Education (FALE) in collaboration with East West Centre held a Workshop for Pacific Women Leaders Sharing Their Stories on 20 May 2015. The workshop, which was held at FALE meeting room, saw 10 women representing different Pacific Island countries come together and discuss their life stories about leadership. FALE Dean, Dr Akanisi Kedrayate stated that this was part of the ongoing dialogue of these Pacific women, story- telling and reflecting on their own life journey and the projects they were doing in th... More »

USP Participates in Pacific Workshop on Nutrition, NCDs and Codex - 25 May 2015 12:22:47 pm
Manager of Laboratory Services at the Institute of Applied Sciences (IAS) of the University of the South Pacific (USP), Mr Usaia Dolodolotawake attended the Pacific Workshop on Nutrition, NCDs and Codex in Nadi’s Tanoa International Hotel from 20 to 22April, 2015. He was invited to be a temporary advisor as well as to present a paper on “Trans-Fat in the Fijian Food Supply – Options for Elimination/Minimization from the Food Supply” where he presented recommendations from work done by IAS for World Health Organisation (WHO). Mr Dolodolotawake briefly desc... More »

USP Hosts Public Lecture on Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy - 25 May 2015 12:21:11 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Senior Fellow in Energy Management, Dr. Surendra Prasad, delivered a public lecture on the topic “The USP E-story: On Carbon Footprints, Energy Efficiency and the Renewable Energy Path” on 1 April, 2015. Dr. Prasad, who had previously served at USP for almost 32 years, spoke about the global Renewable Energy (RE) situation and the significant contribution made by renewable energy sources, such as solar, wind, biomass and hydro, all of which contribute to the total energy mix of Fiji. He then discussed the Carbon Footp... More »

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