PhD in Climate Change graduate is conferred with the award by the H.E Taneti Maamau, Chancellor of USP.
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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 »
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 »