Author Archives: Davette St. Louis

BSEC Forum Brings Caribbean Issues to the Fore

At the annual conference of the Bioethics Society of the English-Speaking Caribbean (BSEC) held on November 16 at St. George’s University (SGU) and hosted by SGU’s Bioethics Department, speakers delved into a wide range of topics relevant to the Caribbean, including child abuse and corporal punishment.  Dr. Barbara Landon, neuropsychologist and Associate Professor at St. George’s University, along with colleague ... Read More »

Recreational Venue for Residents of Elderly Home

Courtesy of St. George’s University, residents at the Richmond Home for the Elderly can utilize a new dedicated recreational venue on the premises – a large tent capable of hosting a wide range of recreational activities. The idea of a tent arose following a workshop for the nurses at the compound. Honorable Ann David-Antoine, Advisor to the Minister of Health ... Read More »

St. George’s University Students Usher in a Season of Goodwill

St. George’s University students from the Iota Epsilon Alpha (IEA) Medical Honors Society and Urban Humanitarian Projects (UHP) ushered in a season of goodwill with building renovations and gifts of mattresses for residents of the Richmond Hill Home and Dorothy Hopkins Home, respectively. On Thursday, November 28, the students unveiled a new and improved Richmond Hill Home, a residence for ... Read More »

Public Health in Rural Communities: Keynote Address in Thailand

Dr. Omur Cinar Elci, Professor and Chair of St. George’s University’s Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine (DPHPM), delivered a keynote address at the annual conference of The Network: Towards Unity for Health (TUFH) in November of in Ayutthaya, Thailand. Dr. Elci and other presenters spoke to the theme “Rural & Community-Based Health Care: Opportunities and Challenges for the ... Read More »

Celebrating 30 Years of Democracy

For the past 30 years, Grenadians have observed October 25 as their national day of thanksgiving. It marks the anniversary of the United States military operation  to help Grenada restore freedom and democracy and bring an end to a period of civil unrest. Each year, St. George’s University holds a special ceremony to honor the 19 United States servicemen who ... Read More »

University Student Group Lends its Voice to Child Abuse Awareness

Child abuse is a global issue – present in Grenada as everywhere else on earth. SGU’s students have become involved in elevating awareness of this pervasive societal problem in Grenada.  In observance of Child’s Month, a four-person panel of experts assembled by The Humanities and Social Sciences Student Association (ALPS), a St. George’s University student group, weighed in on the ... Read More »

The Human-Animal Bond Made Real: St. George’s University Josh Project Recognized by Grenada Ministry of Health

Little children heading into surgery or in the throes of a debilitating disease need all the comfort they can get.  SGU students have begun a project to give these children personal comfort kits, called a Josh Kit, to help them get through their ordeals.  The Grenada Ministry of Health has presented a Certificate of Appreciation to St. George’s University’s Josh ... Read More »

SGU Student Group Gives Facelift to Mount Gay Mental Hospital

Volunteers from St. George’s University student group Public Health Students Association (PHSA) have embarked upon a project at the Mount Gay Mental Hospital aimed at brightening not only the physical facility but the patients as well. On September 28, while some volunteers painted the male dormitory and restroom, others delighted patients with music, conversation, singing and dancing, coloring, cookie decorating, ... Read More »

SGU Student Groups Join Forces in Fundraising to Blast Away Brain Cancer

Not long after Little Kylie had endured one round of chemotherapy for medulloblastoma, a rare and serious brain cancer, she and her family learned that she was not yet out of the woods. She needed further treatments that they could not afford. The Limes Afterschool Program, run by St. George’s University’s Significant Others Organization (SOO), pitched in and raised nearly ... Read More »

Family Weekend: Rekindling and a New Awakening

An animated Brian Cassidy, MD SGU ’85, sat at a table recounting his rich experience at the St.George’s University to a captive audience. He was at the time enjoying a sumptuous luncheon at the Spice Basket as part of the Eco Tour, one of the activities at an action-packed Family Weekend, held at the beginning of each term at SGU. ... Read More »

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