The staff and students of the School of Science and Technology (SoST)at UniFijijoined the WWF-Pacific and Ba Town Council for a ‘Clean Up’ campaign along the Ba Riverbank on Friday, August 25, 2017.
The ‘Clean Up’ campaign‘Sustainable Healthy Rivers for All’is part of WWF-Pacific’s project ‘Strengthening Governance and Resource Management for Climate Resilient Communities in Fiji’.
Over the past few months, WWF-Pacific worked with communities in Nailaga district to advocate for a healthier and cleaner Ba River. The Ba River is home to 36 communities that live along the river, 17 of which solely rely on the Ba River for their daily survival.
“The need for a healthier and cleaner Ba River is critical for the livelihoods of the communities. As such this ‘Clean Up’ campaign will go a long way in not only reducing the disposal of rubbish along the Ba riverbank but promoting civil pride and the notion of making an effective change for the environment,” said Ms. Priyatma Singh, Head of the Department of Science.
This initiative is in support of Fiji’s presidency for COP 23.
The University of Fiji hosted its Academic-Industry Collaboration Dinner on Friday, August 18, 2017 at Tanoa Waterfront Hotel, Lautoka.
Initiated by the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Prem Misir, the collaboration dinner signifies the importance of the relationship between industries and academics. The collaboration strengthens University’s role to create work-ready graduates and enhances industry-based research.
The dinner hosted many industry, Government and Non-Governmental representatives.
Speaking at the dinner, the Guest Speaker from the corporate sector, Ms. Rajneesh Charan, the General Manager Information Systems of Fiji Sugar Corporation, spoke on the importance of practical application of classroom theory to work life.
While another Guest Speaker from the corporate sector, Mr. Richard Donaldson, the Human Resources Manager of Air Terminal Services, said that the academic-industry partnership the capacity and efficiency of the organisations.
Professor Misir in his welcome note, stated that The University of Fiji is a global University and reliance on industry collaborations will further its vision for a knowledge-based society.
The University looks forward to host more collaboration dinners in the near future.