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UG Alumni Association – Toronto Chapter – Meet & Greet – November 25. 2018

University of Guyana Guild of Graduates, Ontario (UGGGO) responds to Freddie Kissoon’s articles

Dear Editor,  [Letter from Harry Hergash]

I write regarding Freddie Kissoon’s column “I am donating $10, 000 if you guess right”, Kaieteur News, September 16, 2018, and the follow-up column “The amount was $845 G”, Kaieteur News, September 17, 2018. The latter half of the first article relates to an award won by his daughter, Kavita Kissoon, at the University of Guyana. The second article continues to vent his feelings on the award.

In the first article Mr Kissoon writes “My daughter won a prestigious award for topping her class at UG in the second year as the best performer for that year in her programme. The award came from a reputable Guyanese organization in Canada attached to UG and has an ongoing functional relation with UG. If you guess close to the right amount, I will donate $10,000 to whatever purpose or cause you suggest… You will be shocked to know the figure. It was best to give the student a plaque or a book. But to give the student that amount was poisonously insulting. This is my only kid you are talking about. I am protective of her so why should I let some fools in Canada insult her.”         Continue reading

The University of Guyana responds to the article by Freddie Kissoon…. regarding Dr Mark Kirton

The University of Guyana takes this opportunity to respond to the article by Freddie Kissoon, titled

`Dr Mark Kirton is livid, confused and wants to know what’s going on’, carried in the Kaieteur News on August 29, 2018.

In the article, the University of Guyana’s right to confer honorary doctorate degrees was questioned. Reference was made to a recent announcement by Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University, Professor Ivelaw Lloyd Griffith, that the institution will be conferring honorary doctorate degrees at the University’s 2018 Convocation.        Continue reading

U.G. presents Dave Martins & Band – Seawall Bandstand – February 25, 2018

U.G. Inaugural Entrepreneurship Conference – Guyana – May 20-22, 2018

MORE INFORMATION: http://uog.edu.gy/events/inaugural-entrepreneurship-conference

My UG Convocation Address – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

My UG Convocation Address – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

The lady next to me was puzzled. She couldn’t understand why I was “taking the trouble to visit Guyana to speak for only fifteen minutes.” I explained that it was the most important speech of my life. She smiled and shook her head, unmoved and unconvinced. It came to pass that I was standing before hundreds of graduates amidst pomp and ceremony and this is what happened: If only Ma can see me now!

Thank you, Mr. Chairman. We welcome your Excellencies, Members of the Diplomatic Corps, Ministers of the Government, Members of the Opposition, the Pro-Chancellor, the Chancellor of the University of Guyana, our esteemed Vice-Chancellor, and the Faculty and students of the University. A special welcome also to the overseas students of UG. In my time we didn’t have you, so welcome to our beautiful country.     Continue reading

U.G. Diaspora Engagement Conference – July 23-27, 2017 – Appreciation List

University of Guyana Vice-Chancellor Ivelaw Griffith Earns Impressive Report Card

U.G.  Vice-Chancellor Ivelaw Griffith Earns Impressive Report Card

By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

UG logoThe vision of the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Guyana is simple: he wants to make the institution a dynamic, and nationally relevant world-class university. He also wants to do so in a hurry.

Professor Ivelaw Griffith is the Tenth Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University of Guyana (UG). He is a distinguished academic having held senior positions in the university system in North America. Professor Grif- fi th was the Provost and Senior Vice-President for Academic Affairs at York College, CUNY, in New York; the faculty and students there remember him as a highly competent administrator. He also held senior leadership positions at Florida International University, at Fort Valley State University in Georgia and at Radford University in Virginia.

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UG- Inaugural Distinguished Lecture to Honour Sister Mary Noel Menezes, A.A. – Dec 3, 2016

Subject: Inaugural Distinguished Lecture to Honour Sister Mary Noel Menezes, A.A. – Dec 3rd, 2016
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Dr. Ivelaw Griffith appointed 10th UG chancellor- By Tangerine Clarke

Dr. Ivelaw Griffith appointed 10th UG chancellor

By Tangerine Clarke

Dr. Ivelaw Griffith

Dr. Ivelaw Griffith

Excellence and the pursuit of success were ingrained in Dr. Ivelaw Lloyd Griffith from a very early age while growing up in Georgetown, Guyana.

Professor Griffith, who will assume office on June 14, 2016 as the 10th vice chancellor of the University of Guyana, created history as the first person to graduate with Distinction in Political Science in 1980 from the same university.

Griffith’s outstanding achievement as a scholar, academic leader and teacher is a testament to his long and brilliant academic career.

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