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UG-  Diaspora and Entrepreneurship Conference is scheduled for July 21-25, 2019

UG – University of Guyana News Release

The University of Guyana Diaspora and Entrepreneurship Conference is scheduled for July 21-25, 2019 at the Ramada Georgetown Princess Hotel. The 2019 theme, Cultural Diversity and Innovation: Engaging the Diaspora for an Enhanced Caribbean Competitive Landscape will touch on many timely issues including best practices in leadership, technology, entrepreneurship, innovation, economic growth, diversity and inclusion and the role of the Caribbean Diaspora.

Participants are invited from Guyana and the Caribbean, the Guyanese and Caribbean Diaspora communities, and faculty and students of the University of Guyana, to participate by: registering and attending, submitting proposals to be presenters and keynote speakers, applying to showcase work and products.

READ MORE: UG – Diaspora and Entrepreneurship Conference – July 21-25. 2019

Guyana: Vice Chancellor denies running UG broke as staff calls for audit

February 14, 2019 – Demerara Waves

GEORGETOWN – University of Guyana (UG) workers on Wednesday (February 13, 2019), intensified their demand for an in-depth examination of how the institution is spending its monies at a time when there is a cutback in certain expenses, but Vice Chancellor Ivelaw Griffith denied responsibility for running the institution broke.

The workers’ unions believe that the Vice Chancellor has been wasting much-needed money on employing several select persons, including overseas-based Guyanese, at super-salaries, sending large delegations to overseas events, and holding social events at his residence on the university’s bill.       Continue reading

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

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