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USP Vice Chancellor encourages a culture for research - 23 Nov 2020 10:33:12 am
“Research incentives and culture brings about innovative solutions for the Pacific region”, says the University of the South Pacific Vice Chancellor and President, Professor Pal Ahluwalia during the launch of two reports relating to COVID-19 research by the University’s Pacific Centre for Environment and Sustainable Development (PaCESD) at Laucala Campus on 12 November.   “Research is vital to help support actions designed to respond to some of the most vulnerable challenges the COVID-19 pandemic has caused to our region and local communiti... More »

Diwali Celebration at USP Lautoka Campus - 18 Nov 2020 10:28:16 am
The University of the South Pacific (USP) Lautoka Campus held a sparkling Diwali celebration at the campus lecture theatre on 11 November.   This special event was organised by the students and staff of the USP Early Childhood Education & Care department.    The celebration was hive of activities with Rangoli on display, students enacted drama performances from the Holy Ramayan depicting the return of Lord Rama to Ayodhya after 14 years of exile, a major reason be... More »

USP holds its First Year Experience Buddy Awards 2020 - 13 Nov 2020 11:18:53 am
The Campus Life Office at USP held its First Year Experience Buddy Awards 2020 on 7th November to acknowledge the hard work of First Year Experience (FYE) volunteers who buddy first year students at USP.  The volunteers are students of USP. Close to 135 students, sponsors and Faculty staff attended the Awards Ceremony.   The Buddy Awards this year were sponsored by Vodafone Fiji and Westpac Banking Corporation.  Vodafone has been sponsoring these Awards since the Programme’s inception in 2016, and Westpac has sponsored the Buddy of the Year since 2... More »

USP Tonga Campus Director Hosts Secondary School Principals Consultation Session - 11 Nov 2020 01:00:56 pm
In the follow-up to USP’s Principal and Career Teacher’s Consultation that was held in Fiji in September, USP Tonga Campus Director, Dr. Robin S. Havea and staff met with Principals of all secondary schools in Tongatapu on 29 October.   The two-hour session gave an opportunity for staff to highlight and share first-hand information about the pathways and opportunities that USP can offer here in the Kingdom.    Welcoming the Principals, Dr. Havea said, “although we visit and talk to senior students at secondary schools, we feel that it is equally i... More »

IAS Food Testing Key Technical Person contributes to BUA Province Farmers Training on Kava Quality and Standards and Kava Taskforce Meetings - 11 Nov 2020 12:39:45 pm
The Institute of Applied Sciences (IAS) of the University of the South Pacific Laboratory Key Technical Person for Food Chemical Testing, Mr Jeremaia Koroijiuta trained Bua Province Farmers on Kava Quality Standards on 2 – 3 September. He also attended the Fiji National Kava Taskforce Committee (FNKTC) Meeting at the Daku Resort, Savusavu on 5 September 2020.  Both the training and meeting were organised by Fiji’s Ministry of Agriculture which involved stakeholders from the Ministry of Health, Biosecurity of Fiji, Fiji National University, Secretariat of the Pacific Community, PHAMA, major kava exporters and kava farmers’ representati... More »

IAS Manager Laboratory Services and Food Key Technical Person participates in the Unites States Embassy organised Fiji Forward Kava Workshop. - 11 Nov 2020 12:27:37 pm
The IAS Manager Laboratory Services, Dr Vincent Lal and IAS Key Technical Person, Mr. Jeremaia Koroijiuta participated in a workshop organised by the United States Ambassador (Hon. Joseph J Cella)   to Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Tonga and Tuvalu on  the 29th of September 2020 at the US Embassy at Princess Road, Suva.   The workshop hosted stakeholders from Fiji’s kava industry and focused on how local kava producers can meet the demands and quality of the ... More »

The Institute of Applied Sciences and Kava Korporesen Pte Limited signed Kava research Scholarship agreement - 10 Nov 2020 11:53:47 am
The Institute of Applied Sciences in collaboration with Kava Korporesen Pte Limited jointly signed on Friday, 21 October, 2020 a Master of Science Research scholarship award that is tenable from 2021 at the University of the South Pacific Laucala Campus, Fiji. The Master of Science Research scholarship award  will focus on any of the following areas: Kava chemistry; Kavalactone extraction; isolation; and purification for food grade application. This is the first private sector and academia partnership with regards to Kava research in Fiji.    “We n... More »

USP Tonga Campus Applaud the Achievements of its Gold Medalists and Prize Winners - 4 Nov 2020 04:44:52 pm
It was a proud moment for USP’s Tonga Campus when three of its graduates were recognised as gold medalists and prize winners at the Medals and Prizes Ceremony 2020.   Mumui La’akulu won the gold medal for the most outstanding Environmental Science graduate; Nimilote Halatoafa won the gold medal for the most outstanding Marine Science graduate and Anyalene Kahealani H. Nau won the Pacific TAFE Prize for the most outstanding graduate in Certificate 4 in Training, Assessment & Evaluation programme (shared award). ... More »

Tonga Campus Debate Competition - 4 Nov 2020 09:45:37 am
The competition has been organised by the Student Learning Specialist at the Tonga Campus as a learning initiative to help students develop, cultivate and build characteristics such as self-confidence, academic curiosity, team work spirit and public speaking. This initiative is expected to extend and become an inter-tertiary event beginning next year that will include all tertiary institutions in Tonga.   The debate is sponsored by Bank of South Pacific Tonga Limited who have donated a cash prize of $2000 Tongan pa’anga. The winners receive $1000 and the sec... More »

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 »

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