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Thermocycler Device Allows SGU and WINDREF to Administer Zika Testing in Grenada

St. George’s University and Windward Islands Research and Education Foundation (WINDREF), in collaboration with the Ministry of Health, have partnered with Tetracore to build capacity towards diagnostics and surveillance for Zika virus and other vector-borne infections in Grenada. On May 9, Dr. William Nelson, President and CEO of Tetracore, donated a Real Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) thermocycler device, the ... Read More »

The Orphans and Elderly Fund Donates EC$43,000 to Grenada Caregiver Institutions

The Orphans and Elderly Fund awarded EC$43,000 in cash and equipment to eight caregiver institutions in Grenada at a formal presentation on July 4 of this year. The Calliste Home for the Aged, Cedars Home for Battered Mothers, Dorothy Hopkin Centre for the Disabled and the Bel-Air Home for Children were presented with donations which included cash, electric beds, cribs, ... Read More »

Future Leaders Celebrate at Annual Grenada Commencement Ceremony

Nearly 400 students from 32 countries congregated at Patrick Adams Hall on May 14 for the annual Commencement Ceremony in Grenada. While they have different backgrounds and come from all over the world, the students from all four SGU schools leave the University well equipped to serve as future leaders of their communities. In the School of Arts and Sciences, ... Read More »

WIM Host Mind, Body, and Soul Workshop for Adolescent Mothers

On April 8, St. George’s University student group, Women in Medicine (WIM), hosted 20 young mothers from the Program for Adolescent Mothers (PAM) at its bi-annual workshop themed “Mind, Body, and Soul.” PAM students were invited to the True Blue Campus for a fun-filled day of educational activities focused on empowering the young women, who often struggle emotionally and financially ... Read More »

Chancellor Charles Modica Awarded Commander of The Most Distinguished Order of the Nation

St. George’s University Chancellor Charles R. Modica was awarded The Most Distinguished Order of the Nation – Commander 2015 by the Government of Grenada at the 42nd Anniversary of Independence Celebrations at the National Stadium on February 7. Conferred on Dr. Modica by Governor General Dame Cecile La Grenade, The Most Distinguished Order of the Nation is given to an ... 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 »

Next Generation of Caribbean Conservationists Receive Training at St. George’s University

The recent Conservation Leaders in the Caribbean (CLiC) workshop hosted at St. George’s University brought together 20 young professionals from 13 Caribbean countries to kick off an intensive two-year program geared toward grooming the next generation of Caribbean conservationists. This inaugural cohort completed a three-day workshop, followed by a 10-day course in conservation planning and adaptive management. Over the next ... 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 »

St. George’s University Partners with San Jose State University to Provide Nursing Students with Global Service Learning Experience

More than thirty nursing students from San Jose State University (SJSU) spent the summer honing their public health skills at St. George’s University in Grenada as part of a newly formed partnership between the institutions. St. George’s hosted the SJSU students on the True Blue Campus for their public health clinical rotations, providing an opportunity for the nursing students to ... Read More »

St. George’s University Student Government Association Donates $43,000 EC to Grenada Charities

Student-Led Organizations Helping to Fund Grenada Charities The Student Government Association (SGA) of St. George’s University donated approximately $43,000 EC to Grenada charities in the recent spring term, including donations to the Program for Adolescent Mothers and the Grenada Cancer Society through the Women in Medicine Club; the Grenada Heart Foundation through the American Medical Students Association; and the Father ... Read More »

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