Category Archives: Community

2014 SGU/Rotaract Career Day Targets Parents

More than 1,500 students from secondary schools across Grenada and T.A. Marryshow Community College turned out for a record-setting SGU Career Day, held April 12 at the True Blue campus. The most highly attended Career Day since the event’s inception, students had access to career guidance in 23 different fields as well as advice on professionalism and the attitudes and ... Read More »

Secondary School Students Take over SGU Radio for Community Education on World health Day

Students from eight secondary schools in St. George’s, Grenada, got involved in the international fight against vector-borne diseases on World Health Day (WHD), observed April 7. This year’s WHD, held under the theme ‘Small Bites, Big Threats,’ focused on vector borne diseases, many of which are now significant health issues that provoke global concern. The students researched various vector-borne diseases ... Read More »

Public Health Students Speak Out Against Mental Health Stigmatization

The Public Health Students Association (PHSA) recently visited the country’s lone mental facility, Mt. Gay Hospital, to interact with patients and give the facility garden a facelift.  This visit is part of an ongoing project by the group to help address mental health stigmatization in Grenada. “Mental illness is a public health issue, and one that is unfortunately stigmatized rather ... Read More »

St. George’s University Veterinary Outreach Program Educates Farmers on Caring for Sheep and Goats

A team of faculty members from St. George’s University School of Veterinary Medicine traveled to Carriacou on Friday, April 4, to conduct a one-day veterinary outreach workshop with goat and sheep farmers from the sister isle. Established by Dr. Ravindra Sharma, the Train the Trainers veterinary outreach program provides education, training, and support to local farmers. The group met with ... Read More »

The Green Consortium Advocates for a Greener Grenada

The Green Consortium, a group of St. George’s University students, faculty and staff dedicated to environmental sustainability, is partnering with about 14 local entities including homes, churches, supermarkets, vendors, and institutions to assist the Grenada Solid Waste Management Authority (GSWMA) in its waste management initiatives. Items that would otherwise have been sent to Grenada’s lone landfill can now be reused ... Read More »

Fitness Day Returns: SGU Student Group Partners with Community for Health Fair with a Twist

The International Federation of Medical Students’ Associations’ (IFMSA-Grenada’s) Standing Committee on Public Health (SCOPH), a St. George’s University student group, again partnered with Athletic Development Group (ADG) to deliver its second Fitness Day to families at the Morne Rouge playing field on Saturday, March 29. A community partnership that emphasizes prevention, education, and family involvement, Fitness Day spices up the ... Read More »

Golden Opportunity for Budding Grenadian Writers

Given the opportunity to develop her own material while at St. George’s University, Writer-in-Residence Lisa Allen-Agostini hopes to do the same for local writers by hosting a series of workshops throughout March and April on the St. George’s University True Blue Campus and other locations throughout Grenada. The workshops are being offered to aspiring writers at no cost with the ... Read More »

Trinidadian Named SGU’s First Writer-in-Residence

Selected from an esteemed group of applicants to be the University’s inaugural Writer-in-Residence, Lisa Allen-Agostini penned the young adult novel The Chalice Project, published in 2009, and co-edits the Trinidad Noir fiction anthology. In addition, she writes a weekly column for the Trinidad and Tobago Guardian, and founded the Allen Prize for Young Writers, a program that supports and rewards ... Read More »

SCAVMA Gives Hope to Hospitalized Children in Grenada

Hospital stays for children in Grenada are becoming a lot more endurable with a little help from St. George’s University’s Student Chapter of the American Veterinary Medical Association (SCAVMA). Students were able to raise and donate over $11,000EC to SGU’s local Josh Project, an international charity for hospitalized children. This will be used to purchase Josh kits, which include a ... Read More »

SGU Students Donate $20,600EC to the GSPCA Animal Shelter

The joint efforts of St. George’s University Student Government Association (SGA) and School of Veterinary Medicine (SVM) Surgery Club led to a donation of $20,600EC to the Grenada Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (GSPCA) Animal Shelter. “All of our events are fundraisers, and this is a significant donation,” stated SGA member Robert Brady. “We are confident that ... Read More »

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