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St. George’s University and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Establish a Caribbean Regional Collaboration Center

St. George’s University and the Windward Islands Research & Education Foundation (WINDREF) have been selected by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to establish a Regional Collaborating Center (RCC) for the Caribbean. The partnership, between the Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine (DPHPM) at St. George’s University, WINDREF and UNFCCC, will be based on the University’s ... Read More »

SGU Hosts Regional Conference on Bird Conservation and Climate Change

St. George’s University welcomed leading authorities in regional bird conservation from across the Americas, Europe and the Caribbean to the 19th regional meeting of the Society for the Conservation and Study of Caribbean Birds (SCSCB), the largest organization devoted to wildlife conservation in the Caribbean. This conference is being held at the University’s True Blue Campus from July 27 – ... Read More »

Saving Our Ecosystem One Step at a Time; SGU Students Talk Recycling in Grenada

A recycling symposium aimed at generating environmental awareness, and furthering the efforts of the Grenada Solid Waste Management Authority was held on March 18, at St. George’s University by Education Conservation, Outreach (ECO) – a student-led environmental organization. In attendance were faculty, staff and students from St. George’s University, and T.A Marryshow Community College. The symposium focused on recycling and ... Read More »

SGU Students, Faculty and Staff Raise over EC$70,000 for Women’s Rights

In a conservative society like Grenada, a play titled ‘The Vagina Monologues’ is bound to raise eyebrows, which is precisely its point. The award-winning play, written by Eve Ensler, is meant to shock, forcing society to face the realities of taboo themes like violence against women and girls, and putting persons at ease to discuss these difficult issues thus aiding ... Read More »

AMSA Valentine’s Day Date Auction Funds Open Heart Surgery for Three Children

Three Grenadian children’s lives will be forever changed by the efforts of the St. George’s University Chapter of the American Medical Student Association (AMSA).  With thirty contestants and over five hundred persons in attendance, AMSA raised over $30,000EC at its annual Valentine’s Day Date Auction on Friday, February 15, exceeding their $27,000EC goal. The auction, held in collaboration with the ... Read More »

Putting the ‘Fun’ in Fundraising; UHP and IEA Raise More Than $35,000EC at Wii Olympics

Nintendo’s Wii has been praised for its action-packed array of games as well as its waist-slimming benefits. At St. George’s University, the bi-annual Wii Olympics has also brought together students for an evening of fun and fundraising for local hospitals and clinics in Grenada. Hosted by Urban Humanitarian Projects (UHP) in collaboration with Iota Epsilon Alpha (IEA) Medical Honors Society, ... Read More »

SGU-WHO CC Celebrates World Day for Safety and Health at Work

The International Labor Organization (ILO) designated April 28, 2013 as World Day for Safety and Health at Work to promote the prevention of occupational accidents and diseases globally. The World Health Organization Collaborating Center (WHO CC) on Environmental and Occupational Health in the Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine at St. George’s University (SGU) contributed to the global awareness-raising ... Read More »

Women in Medicine Mentors Adolescent Mothers

St. George’s University student group Women in Medicine (WIM) continued its longstanding collaboration with the Program for Adolescent Mothers (PAM), a Grenadian school for teen moms, inviting about 20 young ladies from the school to SGU for a workshop. The key focus of this workshop, held April 18, 2013, was on empowering the young women by teaching them to be ... Read More »

SGU Graduate to Start Endoscopy Unit at General Hospital

St. George’s University alumnus, Dr. Patrick Tempara, SGUSOM ’86 has donated equipment valued at over US $200,000 to the General Hospital, Grenada to create the hospital’s very own endoscopy unit. Donations, from Dr. Tempara and several corporate donors, included endoscopes, pediatric endoscopes, colonoscopes, sigmoidoscopes, and supporting equipment and supplies. Dr. Tempara, who is a gastroenterologist from New Jersey, has also ... Read More »

Huge Turnout at SGU’s 2013 Career Day

Career Day on St. George’s University’s True Blue campus was the largest ever this March 23rd. SGU partnered with the Rotaract Club of Grenada to provide career guidance and motivation to over 1,300 students from secondary schools around Grenada. As a University and the largest private employer in Grenada, St. George’s is well placed to offer this kind of guidance ... Read More »

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