L to R: Mrs Yara. Gauna-Richmond (Senior Advisor, Ministry of Pacific People, New Zealand) 3rd from left with USP staff and students.
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OCACPS team wins FALE Debate Series 2017 - 16 Oct 2017 01:11:35 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Oceania Centre for Arts, Culture and Pacific Studies (OCACPS) team created history when they were declared the winners of the Grand Final of the Facility Services Ltd – Faculty of Arts, Law and Education (FALE) Debate Series 2017.
Held on Friday 13th October at the Australia-Pacific Performance Space at the Laucala Campus, the final marked the conclusion of the FALE Debate Series 2017 which saw the OCACPS team narrowly beating School of Law Team 2, on the currently contentious topic of Electronic ticketing system, the way forward.
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SOEd screens potential student teachers - 14 Oct 2017 02:23:04 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) School of Education (SOEd) held its annual screening interviews with potential teacher education students for 2018 on 14 October.
Professor Govinda Lingam, Head of the SOEd welcomed panellists saying the students are those who have completed the first year of their respective degrees and wish to start a concurrent Graduate Certificate in Education.
This Certificate, he explained, which will enable them to teach after graduation.
Professor Lingam stated that, “the interviews were used ... More »
USP & Vanuatu Cultural Centre Signs MoU - 13 Oct 2017 03:19:49 pm
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that will allow The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Emalus Campus and the Vanuatu Cultural Centre (VCC) to share research information was signed on 2 October, 2017.
Under the MoU, research information will be disseminated between the parties, joint research activities like seminars/workshops will be organised and VCC will prioritise USP’s students and staff in their research projects carried out in the country.
USP on the other hand will facilitate logistic and administrative support for universities or researchers taking u... More »
Fiji Day breakfast service by Pacific TAFE students - 10 Oct 2017 01:07:09 pm
Twenty (20) Cookery and Hospitality students of The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Pacific Technical and Further Education (Pacific TAFE) provided breakfast services at Dilkusha and St. Christopher’s Children’s Homes as part of the Fiji Day celebrations on 10 October 2017.
The students travelled to the two Homes with staff from the Pacific Fusion Restaurant, including Ms Parijata Moeava, Mr Pasirio Kitione, Mr Kostino Low and
Mr Jone Ledua together with Mr Hamish McCracken, Head of Pacific TAFE’s College of Business, Tourism and Hospitality.
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Second Student Forum for Laucala Campus - 9 Oct 2017 04:32:31 pm
The Vice-Chancellor and President of The University of the South Pacific (USP), Professor Rajesh Chandra held the second Student Forum for 2017 at the Japan-Pacific ICT Multipurpose Theatre, Laucala Campus on 6 October.
Professor Chandra welcomed the students and said that the Forum provided a good opportunity for them to raise questions and issues with the members of the USP Senior Management Team.
The University, Professor Chandra said, is in the process of submitting its Annual Plan and budget to Council and added that “we are trying to do our best to ensure that the St... More »
USP hosts Appathon 2017 - 9 Oct 2017 02:59:59 pm
Microsoft Initiative at The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) under the School of Computing, Information and Mathematical Sciences organised the inaugural Appathon event on 30 September 2017.
The event was organised in the form of an application development marathon for the whole day consisting of application building workshop and application development competition.
Around fifty (50) students from various programmes at the Laucala Campus took part in the event.
As part of his inaugural address, Mr Pradeep Singh, Managing Direc... More »
VC holds second Staff Forum at Laucala Campus - 9 Oct 2017 12:11:34 pm
The University of the South Pacific (USP) held its second Vice-Chancellor’s Staff Forum for the year at the Japan-Pacific ICT Multipurpose Theatre on 6 October, 2017.
USP Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Rajesh Chandra said he regarded the forum as an important part of inclusion and receiving feedback from staff.
“It is a time where staff can raise their concerns and issues and can clarify or ask anything. It becomes even far more important particularly when an institution such as ours, is in a phase of major changes,” he said.
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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 »