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Dr. Daniel Flynn Appointed New Director of Faculty Development

Continuing its mission of developing the teaching and learning skills of its faculty, St. George’s University recently appointed Dr. Daniel Flynn as its new Director of Faculty Development. Dr. Flynn comes to SGU from Chapman University, Orange, California, where he served as the Assistant Director of Chapman’s Institute for Excellence in Teaching and Learning and brings with him over 13 ... Read More »

Graduate Studies Program Renamed to School of Graduate Studies

The Graduate Studies Program at St. George’s University has reverted back to its original name – the School of Graduate Studies (SGS) – in response to the growth of the program which now offers more than 30 distinct graduate programs. Although the vision, structure, and administration of the school will remain the same, explained Dr. Calum Macpherson, Dean of the ... Read More »

St. George’s University Veterinary Student Receives Food Safety Training at the USDA

While veterinarians are largely associated with caring for household pets, they are very much at the forefront of human health as well, overseeing the quality of food that is harvested, purchased, and consumed. One St. George’s University veterinary student, Abigail Maynard, enjoyed the unique opportunity to spend part of her summer with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food ... Read More »

Clinical Professionalism Selective Provides St. Georges University Students Unique Field Experience in Sweden

Over the past 40 years, not only has St. George’s University drawn students and faculty from 140 countries to the small island of Grenada, it has also provided students with the opportunity to explore course selectives all over the world, including Peru, the Czech Republic, India, Thailand, Kenya, and beyond. For almost a decade, the University has offered its Clinical ... Read More »

Caribbean BirdSleuth Workshop at St. George’s University

For 33 lucky educators, a two-day workshop held on St. George’s University True Blue Campus felt more like fun and games instead of actual work. SGU’s Education Conservation Outreach (ECO) recently held a BirdSleuth Workshop in collaboration with Grenada Fund for Conservation Inc. and YWF Kido Foundation for a group of teachers from school districts throughout Grenada. During the in-class ... Read More »

IFMSA and IEA Host Mental Health Awareness Week

Each year millions of people are affected by mental illness. An often isolating illness for sufferers and their caregivers, the St. George’s University chapter of the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA) and Iota Epsilon Alpha (IEA) Honor Medical Society planned a series of events for Mental Health Awareness Week in early October in an effort to bring attention ... Read More »

St. George’s University DVM/MPH Student Assists Earthquake-Devastated Nepal

For St. George’s University veterinary student Regan Schwartz, becoming a veterinarian has been a life-long dream that is finally coming to fruition. With the help of SGUSVM, Hills Pet Food and the Student Chapter of the American Veterinary Medical Association (SCAVMA), Ms. Schwartz was able to fund a six-week trip to Nepal for the purpose of gaining valuable clinical experience. ... Read More »

Three Friends Begin Medical Education Journey at St. George’s University

Three lifelong friends from Branson, Missouri, US, have begun the next exciting part of their lives together at St. George’s University’ MD program. Childhood friends Maggie Givens, Joe Keller, and Alec Zimmer feel lucky to have all started their medical education together at St. George’s University this fall. Ms. Givens was the first of the trio to discover SGU. She ... Read More »

St. George’s University Academic Enhancement Program Honored by National Academic Advising Association

The Academic Enhancement Program at St. George’s University was selected to receive the 2015 Outstanding Institutional Advising Program Certificate of Merit Award by The National Academic Advising Association (NACADA). The NACADA Annual Awards Program honors people, programs, institutions, and innovations in technology resulting in improvement of academic advising and student-related support services. The Academic Enhancement Program (AEP) team plans to ... Read More »

St. George’s University School of Veterinary Medicine Hosts Third Annual Caribbean Bee College

Working Together to Improve the Health, Productivity, and Sustainability of Bees The American honey bee seems to be under siege. In the last year, U.S. beekeepers lost 42 percent of their colonies, another spike in a series of mass die-offs of epidemic levels. However, when we talk about bee death, or colony collapse, we are talking about industrial honey bees— ... Read More »

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