• FEES and GTI host National Seminar on Problem-Based Learning and Urban Challenges


    The Faculty of Earth and Environmental Sciences, in collaboration with the Government Technical Institute, hosted a one-day national seminar on Problem-Based Learning and Urban Challenges on Thursday July 25, 2019 at the Education Lecture Theatre, Turkeyen Campus.


    The seminar was one of the planned events under the CITYLAB CAR project, which is being executed in collaboration between 15 European and Caribbean Higher Education Institutes. The aim of the CITYLAB CAR project is to stimulate innovation in teaching in higher education through Problem-Based Learning in the Caribbean, to make higher education institutes and students better prepared to deal with contemporary urban problems and challenges.


    The seminar brought together approximately 40 participants, including key stakeholders, students, and members of academia in discussing Problem Based Learning as a teaching innovation in response to urban sustainability challenges through a multidisciplinary approach.


    Opening remarks were delivered by the University of Guyana’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Philanthropy, Alumni and Civic Engagement Professor Paloma Mohammed. Additionally, presentations were made by invited CityLab Project expert partners and notable planners and academics, namely Dr. Asad Mohammed of UWI, St. Augustine and Ms. Angelika Namdar of Anton de Kom University, Suriname. A special session on Problem-Based Learning as a teaching technique was delivered via Skype by University of Trinidad and Tobago Professor Dr. Betty McDonald.


    University of Guyana Urban Geography students Mr. Muzzammil Mohabir and Ms. Alana Norville delivered a presentation that was derived from their Urban Geography class group work on the issue of urban informality in central Georgetown. This presentation was introduced by Lecturer Mr. Rawle Edinboro who explained how Problem-Based Learning techniques were being infused into the Course.


    Participants at the seminar also engaged in group work specifically geared to garner feedback on how the experience of stakeholders can help to support the infusion of problem-based learning approaches into the delivery of relevant courses at the University of Guyana.


    At the end of the seminar, closing remarks were delivered by the Dean of the Faculty of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Dr. Temitope Oyedotun who also awarded presenters with tokens of appreciation.


    View images from the seminar below:

    The CityLab Project Partners: U.G; GTI; UWI and Anton de Kom University

    Deputy Vice-Chancellor Prof. Paloma Mohammed delivering opening remarks

    Government Technical Institute Principal Ms. Renita Duncan delivering remarks

    Ms. Angelika Namdar of Anton de Kom University, Suriname

    Dr. Asad Mohammed delivering a seminar presentation

    Group working session at the seminar

    Student presentation by Muzzamil Mohabir and Alana Norville

    Rawle Edinboro, Local CityLab Project Coordinator Chairperson of Session 1

    City Council representatives

    Students of the Guyana Technical Institute in attendance

    The Dean, Faculty of Earth and Environmental Sciences delivering closing remarks

    Seminar participants pose for a photograph.



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    GEOFEES and GTI host National Seminar on Problem-Based Learning and Urban Challenges
  • FEES Annual Students’ Awards Ceremony 2019

    The FEES Annual Students’ Awards Ceremony was held on May 31, 2019 at the Education Lecture Theatre, in recognition of the outstanding performances and service by our students during the 2017/2018 academic year.

    This year’s guest speaker was Ms. Onika Stellingburg, a former student of the then School of Earth and Environmental Sciences. She is Guyana’s first trained climate change negotiator and the first Guyanese selected to participate as the Caribbean Representative in the prestigious Climate Change Fellowship. Ms Stellingburg, who holds the position of Stakeholder Management Coordinator within the Ministry of the Presidency – Department of the Environment, delivered uplifting remarks to the awardees and encouraged them to apply their skills towards the task of nation-building.


    See below for a complete list of awardees, along with a few photos from the ceremony. The Faculty extends sincere gratitude to this year’s sponsors.



    Academic Awardees

    Best 1st Year Student: David Prince (Sponsor:  Conservation International Inc.)

    Best 2nd Year Student: Mr. Michael Morrison (Sponsor: Environmental Engineering Solutions)

    Best 2nd Year Student (GEO): Ms. Alana Norville (Sponsor: FEES)

    Best 3rd Year Student: Ms. Nikita La Cruz (Sponsor: Shell Service Station)

    Best 4th Year StudentMs. Benita Davis (Sponsor: Environmental Management Consultants)

    Best Research Project: Ms. Benita Davis (Sponsor: Development Policy & Management Consultants)

    Best Graduating StudentMs. Benita Davis (Sponsor: E&A Consultants Inc.)

    Best All Round Student: Mr. Nkofi Hodge (Sponsor: Austin’s Book Store)




    FEES Volunteer Recognition Awards 2018

    First Year

    Ms. Stacey Codogan

    Mr. Gordon Nedd

    Second Year

    Ms. Alana Norville

    Mr. Patrick Benjamin-Huntley

    Third Year

    Ms. Nikita LaCruz

    Fourth Year

    Ms. Madhavi Indarjeet

    Mr. Nkofi Hodge


    FEES Sportswoman and Sportsman of the Year 2018 Awards

    Ms. Kim Chan 

    Mr. Cubator Stephen 



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    GEOFEES Annual Students’ Awards Ceremony 2019
  • Department of Geography awarded the Special Achievement in GIS 2019 Award

    The Department of Geography, Faculty of Earth and Environmental Sciences has been awarded Esri’s Special Achievement in GIS (SAG) 2019 Award.

    The department was nominated by Esri’s regional provider, Spatial Innovision, in recognition of user sites around the world to recognize outstanding work with GIS technology, and was selected from more than 100,000 others.

    More information on the award can be found on Esri’s website.

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    GEODepartment of Geography awarded the Special Achievement in GIS 2019 Award
  • Message from the Dean to our 2018 Graduating Class

    Congratulations to our 2018 Graduating Class!!!

    Our dear graduates,

    It gives me great pleasure to address you as you are officially ending a phase of your earthly sojourn, which is definitely the beginning of another adventure. You have stepped over the line of ignorance and, therefore, have been armoured with skills, technical know-how and educational ammunitions which should equip you in addressing numerous challenges that may confront you, your career, our dear country, and the human race.

    Regardless of the enormous issues that you may encounter beyond the walls of the University, please set your face like a flint, do not look back, nor back out in your strife for excellence, relevance, dignity, and honour.

    As the alumni of our beloved Faculty, we are confident of what you are capable of. I can only urge you to set your goals high and raise the bar. Set the new legacies and standard for yourself, your family, our country and our world. Don’t be vague in your daily living! Live with purpose. Do away with any small and inconsequential dreams, goals and planning. You have only ONE life to make a difference and leave a legacy – and this is the life you have NOW! Therefore, don’t flinch in the face of eruptions of adversities – they are lava you can use to build a lasting mountain of legacies. Don’t swim in the lakes of laziness nor take a plunge in the rivers of mediocrity. Set your goals for excellence, it will be an ornament that will distinguish you in this 21st Century era of countless competitions.

    We do hope to hear about/from you soon, and we hope that you will be one of our bright and shining stars in any venture and adventure you find yourself in. I commend you to God of all Grace and Glory to strengthen and help you as you start your new beginning. Know for sure that you will forever remain dear to us in our Faculty. Have a great and fulfilled new beginning.


    Peace be unto you!



    Dr. Temitope D. Timothy OYEDOTUN

    Dean, Faculty of Earth and Environmental Sciences

    University of Guyana

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    GEOMessage from the Dean to our 2018 Graduating Class