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Pinktober Event Raises Funds for Cancer Awareness - 27 Oct 2020 03:52:55 pm
The Association of The University of the South Pacific (AUSPS) Women’s Wing and USP Staff Union (USPSU) helped raised $3000 by hosting a Pinktober Morning on 23 October to create awareness about breast cancer.  The proceeds will go to the Fiji Cancer Society. More than 200 people attended the event, including the Vice Chancellor and President, Professor Pal Ahluwalia. AUSPS Women’s Wing President, Rosalia Fatiaki said the event was not only geared towards raising the much needed funds for Fiji Cancer Society but more importantly to raise... More »

ONOC partners with USP on internship programme for final year journalism students - 27 Oct 2020 02:53:28 pm
By ONOC Media/Wansolwara   The Oceania National Olympic Committees (ONOC) has established a new partnership with the University of South Pacific’s (USP) School of Journalism to provide industry internships for final year journalism students.    Starting this year, 2020, the partnership provides an opportunity for USP final year journalism students to undertake six weeks of internship with the ONOC communications team at ONOC’s office in Suva, Fiji. ... More »

First Fire Evacuation Drill for USP Emalus Campus - 20 Oct 2020 02:47:13 pm
As part of efforts to comply with occupational health and safety (OHS) requirements The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Emalus Campus undertook a Fire Evacuation Drill on Friday October 16, 2020.  This was a first and crucial exercise for the campus to go through. A fire scenario (“fire”) was designed to allow for greater state of alertness on the campus As part of the drill, the designated Chief Warden, Associate Professor Pierre-Jean Bordahanday, raised a “fire” alarm at 0900. All staff and students participated and were directed to assemble at two designa... More »

Solar PV Power System at USP Marine Campus gets new lease of life - 20 Oct 2020 10:17:41 am
The USP-KOICA grid-connected photovoltaic (GCPV) system at the marine campus has recently been refurbished with the installation of new inverters.   The GCPV system, one of the first to be established in Fiji, was part of a two million dollar grant to The University of the South Pacific under the Korea East Asia Climate Partnership, led by Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA).   The system came online in February 2012 and over nine years the system has produced s... More »

USP Nauru Campus promotes literacy in Preschoolers - 16 Oct 2020 02:34:08 pm
Nauru Campus partnered with the Rotary Club of Nauru and the Australian High Commission to celebrate International Literacy Day on 10 September.   International Literacy Day 2020 globally focused on “Literacy teaching and learning in the COVID-19 crisis and beyond,” especially on the role of educators and changing pedagogies.    Teachers and 49 students of Menen Infant School gathered in the Community Library that is administered by The University of the South Pacific Nauru Campus.  The event kicked off with Lisa Karl, the President... More »

Nauru President and USP Chancellor visits students at USP Nauru Campus - 16 Oct 2020 02:05:40 pm
His Excellency President Lionel Aingimea, M.P., Minister for Education and current Chancellor of The University of the South Pacific visited USP Nauru Campus on 15 September with Chief Secretary, Minister Reagan Aliklik, M.P.; Secretary for Education, Ms Darrina Kun and other officials of the Government.  This was His Excellency’s first official visit to the Campus. The Campus Director, Ms Alamanda Lauti and executive members of the Students Association greeted his Excellency on arrival, who was then given a tour of the Community and Academic Library, followed by a tour of the Campus.  The Community Li... More »

USP Celebrates Fiji’s 50th Anniversary of Independence and Marks Breast Cancer Awareness Month - 16 Oct 2020 10:23:05 am
Dr Ifereimi Waqainabete, Honourable Minister for Health and Medical Services was Chief Guest at The University of the South Pacific’s celebrations to commemorate Fiji’s 50th Anniversary of Independence.  The event was also held to mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The Faculty of Arts, Law and Education (FALE) hosted a morning tea on Friday 9 October that began with a march by students and staff.  Dean FALE, Dr Akanisi Kedrayate thanked the Honourable Minister for Health and Medical Services for gracing the occasion. On Breast Cancer Awareness, ... More »

Republic of China (Taiwan) hands over Solar Power System to Nauru Campus - 15 Oct 2020 03:44:27 pm
His Excellency Ambassador Dean Wang, Ambassador of the Republic of China, Taiwan officially handed over a solar power system to The University of the South Pacific’s Nauru Campus on 28th September. The total cost of the project was USD363,000.   His Excellency President Lionel Aingimea, M.P., Minister for Education and Chancellor of The University of the South Pacific attended the official handover by the Republic of China, Taiwan.   Also present at the handover were the Australian High Commissioner, Her Excellency Angela Tierney; Government Minist... More »

USP launches its first Seabin - 15 Oct 2020 11:52:20 am
The University of the South Pacific’s School of Marine Studies (SMS) joins a global seabin  movement this week by launching its first  seabin at the Marine Campus in Laucala, Suva.    Seabins are essentially floating bins, which provide practical and tangible solutions to reduce the plastics found in our oceans. Created by Australian surfer and philanthropist, Pete Ceglinisky, a seabin processes 25,000 liters of seawater per hour, removing rubbish and micro plastics and filtering chemical pollutants such as oil. ... More »

Nauru Campus participated during Nauru’s Public Service Day, joining the Public Service with a one-stop Information Booth in September.  The event was held at the Sports Stadium Complex.  The Nauru Public Service day is an annual event.   The USP Information Booth received a large number of visitors, including His Excellency President Lionel Aingimea, M.P., President of Nauru and Minister for Education.  President Aingimea is also the current Chancellor of the University of the South Pacific ####imagethird#### ... More »

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