Conferences , Workshops and Meetings attended:

 

Presentations:

Sewlal, J.N. and Starr, C.K. Notes on nest and colony structure in the ant Dolichoderus atellaboides.

- presented in 2003 at one-day Colloquium of the Bolivarian Section of IUSSI at the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad.

Sewlal, J.N. What is the spider Mesabolivar aurantiacus (Araneae: Pholcidae) doing in buttress notches?

- presented in 2004 at a conference on Caribbean island natural history in memory of Peter R. Bacon. University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad.

Sewlal, J.N. Biogeography of West Indian Spiders.

- presented in 2007 at Environmental Science class at Clarence Fitzroy Bryant College, St. Kitts, W.I.

Sewlal, J.N. Biogeography of West Indian Spiders focusing on the St. Lucian Spider Fauna

- presented in 2010 at the Forestry Department, St. Lucia, W.I.

Sewlal, J.N. and Hailey, A. Patterns of biodiversity in Trinidadian Spiders  

- presented in 2010 at the 17th Biennial General Meeting and Conference of the Caribbean Academy of Sciences, Antigua, W.I.

Sewlal, J.N. Patterns of biodiversity in Trinidadian Spiders

- presented in 2010 at the International Year of Biodiversity Research Poster and Paper Symposium, Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, W.I.

Sewlal, J.N. and Hailey, A. Fauna of spiders in natural and anthropogenic habitats in a continental island of the West Indies.

- presented in 2011 at Third Latinamerican Congress of Arachnology, Montenegro, Colombia.

Sewlal, J.N. Let's talk spiders.

- presented in 2012 at TEDx UWI event, "A Caribbean Story" University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad. W.I.

Sewlal, J.N. Diversity and species composition of the spider fauna of the Aripo Savannas, Trinidad, W.I.

- presented in 2013 at the Forestry Division, Trinidad, W.I. Aripo Savannas Stakeholder Management Committee #48 (Invited lecture)

Sewlal, J.N. Orb-weaving spiders of the Eastern Caribbean

- presented at 18th Biennial General Meeting and Conference of the Caribbean Academy of Sciences, Bridgetown, Barbados, W.I.

Sewlal, J.N. Comparative study of the spider fauna of three major Bocas Islands off the Northwest coast of Trinidad, West Indies

- presented in 2013 at the 3rd Research Symposium of the Dept of Life Sciences, University of the West Indies. St. Augustine, Trinidad, W.I.

Sewlal, J.N. 2014. All about orb-weaving spiders.

-          presented at VIII Congreso de la Biodiversidad Caribeña. Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

Sewlal, J.N. Ecological importance of spiders.

-          presented in 2014 at XICIMFAUNA at the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad.

Sewlal, J.N. Are stabilimenta in the webs of Argiope argentata (Araneae: Araneidae) an inducible defensive device?

- presented at 19th Biennial General Meeting and Conference of the Caribbean Academy of Sciences, Lowlands, Tobago, W.I.

 

Poster Presentations:

Sewlal, J.N. Mesabolivar aurantiacus (Araneae: Pholcidae) and buttress notches.

- presented in 2002 at Postgraduate Research Week.

Sewlal, J.N. Coexistence of two web-building spiders Mesabolivar aurantiacus (Araneae: Pholcidae) and Azilia vachoni (Araneae: Tetragnathidae).

- presented in 2004 at a conference on Caribbean island natural history in memory of Peter R. Bacon.

Sewlal, J.N. Spiders in Nevis, West Indies.

- presented in 2006 at Nevis Ministry of Agriculture’s Open Day 2006.

Sewlal, J.N. Maturity as a factor influencing the use of detritus stabilimenta and web decorations by the orb-weaver Azilia vachoni (Tetragnathidae)  

- presented in 2009 at the 33rd Annual Meeting of the American Arachnological Society, Russellville, Arkansas, USA.

Sewlal, J.N. Patterns of biodiversity in Trinidadian Spiders

- presented in 2010 at the International Year of Biodiversity Research Poster and Paper Symposium, Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, W.I.

Sewlal, J.N. and Hailey, A. Fauna of spiders in natural and anthropogenic habitats in a continental island of the West Indies.

- presented in 2011 at Third Latinamerican Congress of Arachnology, Montenegro, Colombia.

Sewlal, J.N. Diversity and species composition of the spider fauna of the Aripo Savannas, Trinidad, W.I.

- presented in 2012 at the 2nd Research Symposium of the Dept of Life Sciences, University of the West Indies. St. Augustine, Trinidad, W.I.

Sewlal, J.N. and Starr, C.K. Inside a colony of Chartergellus nr. zonatus (Hymenoptera: Vespidae).

- presented in 2013 at the IX Coloquio de Insectos Sociales IUSSI 2013 - Sección Bolivariana, Cali, Colombia.

Sewlal, J.N. Disturbance and spider biodiversity.

- presented in 2014 at the VIII Congreso de la Biodiversidad Caribeña. Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, W.I.

Starr, C.K. and Sewlal, J.N. 2014. Toward a national ecotourism guide on land arthropods.

- presented at 19th Biennial General Meeting and Conference of the Caribbean Academy of Sciences, Lowlands, Tobago, W.I.

 

Conferences attended:

 - 19th-20th April 2006. Caribbean Environmental Leaders Meeting, Whales, Conservation & IWC 58. - facilitated by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), in collaboration with the Caribbean Youth Environment Network (CYEN) and the Council of Presidents of the Environment (COPE). Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, W.I.

 - 24-25th November 2008. Regional Conference - "Science, Media and Society - Towards more effective communication" - hosted by NIHERST-UTT, in collaboration with SciDev.net and the OAS in Latin America and the CCST. Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, W.I.

 - 26th June - 1 July 2009. 33rd Annual Meeting of the American Arachnological Society, Russellville, Arkansas, USA.

 - 12th - 14th November 2010. 17th Biennial General Meeting and Conference of the Caribbean Academy of Sciences - “Climate Change – Implications for Caribbean Health, Agriculture, Ecology, Industries and Building Codes”, St. John's, Antigua, W.I.

- 2nd - 4th November 2012. 18th Biennial General Meeting and Conference of the Caribbean Academy of Sciences - “Hazard Mitigation: Protecting Caribbean Infrastructure - Securing Caribbean Communities”, Bridgetown, Barbados, W.I.

- 11th - 12th April 2013  3rd Research Symposium of the Dept of Life Sciences, University of the West Indies. St. Augustine, Trinidad, W.I.

- 21st - 23rd August 2013.  IX Coloquio de Insectos Sociales IUSSI 2013 - Sección Bolivariana, Cali, Colombia.

-17th - 22nd August 2014. XICIMFAUNA. "11th Conference on Management of Amazonian Wildlife: Alternative Sustainable Conservation & Utilization Methods for Neo-tropical Animals”, University of the West Indies. St. Augustine, Trinidad, W.I.

- 2nd - 4th November 2014. 19th Biennial General Meeting and Conference of the Caribbean Academy of Sciences - “Harnessing Science & Technology to create knowledge-based economies and preserve Caribbean ecosystems”, Scarborough, Tobago, W.I.

 

 Workshops attended:

- 8th May 2009. Occupational Safety and Health Training Session - facilitated by OSHA Services and supported by UWI Human Resources. University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus, Trinidad, W.I.

 - 26-28th July 2009. Interamerican Network of Academies of Sciences (IANAS) workshop - "Science Funding Landscape in Central and South Americas & the Caribbean Region - hosted by IANAS in partnership with the Academy of Medical, Physical and Natural Sciences of Guatemala; the International Development Research Center (IDRC); and the InterAcademy Panel on International Issues (IAP). Guatemala City, Guatemala - attended as Caribbean Academy of Sciences (CAS) Young Scientist Representative.

- 12th November 2009. Library Skills Training - Finding information in Science and Agriculture. Training session for Postgraduates. – facilitated by UWI Main Library, St. Augustine Campus. Trinidad.

- 19th November 2009. Library Skills Training – Evaluating Information in Science and Agriculture; Keeping up-to-date; and Citation and Plagiarism. Training session for Postgraduates. – facilitated by UWI Main Library, St. Augustine Campus. Trinidad.

- 26th November 2009. Library Skills Training – Using EndNote X1 Bibliographic Software – the basics. Training session for Postgraduates. – facilitated by UWI Main Library, St. Augustine Campus. Trinidad.

 - 25 - 27th August 2010. Orientation to the University of the West Indies and to University Teaching. - facilitated by Instructional Development Unit (IDU). University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus, Trinidad, W.I.

- 2nd September 2010. First Aid and CPR training session - facilitated by Trinidad and Tobago Red Cross Society. University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus, Trinidad, W.I.

- 27th February 2012. Library Skills Training – Chicago Manual of Style (author-date format) 16th edition Training session for Postgraduates. – facilitated by University of the West Indies Main Library, St. Augustine Campus. Trinidad.

- 12th March 2012. Second Symposium on Student Engagement in Trindad and Tobago: Developing Social Responsibility. – facilitated by University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus. Trinidad, University of Trinidad and Tobago and University of Louisville, USA

- 18th October, 2012 Blended Learning workshop - Using MyeLearning for Teaching and Learning I. – facilitated by Instructional Development Unit (IDU). University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus, Trinidad, W.I.

- 24th October, 2012 Blended Learning workshop - Using MyeLearning for Teaching and Learning II. – facilitated by Instructional Development Unit (IDU). University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus, Trinidad, W.I.

- 30th October, 2012 Blended Learning workshop – Google Applications in Teaching and Learning. – facilitated by Instructional Development Unit (IDU). University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus, Trinidad, W.I.

- 8th November, 2012 Blended Learning workshop – Preparing Your Course for Online/Blended Learning. – facilitated by Instructional Development Unit (IDU). University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus, Trinidad, W.I.

- 14th November, 2012 Assessment workshop. – facilitated by Instructional Development Unit (IDU). University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus, Trinidad, W.I.

- 15th November, 2012 Writing for Publication I. – facilitated by Instructional Development Unit (IDU). University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus, Trinidad, W.I.

- 22nd November, 2012 Writing for Publication II. – facilitated by Instructional Development Unit (IDU). University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus, Trinidad, W.I.

- 29th November, 2012 Using Turnitin for Plagiarism Detection. – facilitated by Instructional Development Unit (IDU). University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus, Trinidad, W.I.

- 6th December, 2012 Research Methodology. – facilitated by Instructional Development Unit (IDU). University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus, Trinidad, W.I.

- 5th February, 2013 Blended Learning workshop – Creating Video Podcasts Using Camstudio. - facilitated by Instructional Development Unit (IDU). University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus, Trinidad, W.I.

- 7th March, 2013 Blended Learning workshop – An Introduction to Emerging Technologies in Education. - facilitated by Instructional Development Unit (IDU). University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus, Trinidad, W.I.

- 7th March, 2013 Rhodes Scholarship Training Workshop - facilitated by the Office of the Deputy Principal, in collaboration with Student Advisory Services and the Office of Institutional Advancement and Internationalization. University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus, Trinidad, W.I.

- 14-17th April 2013. Caribbean Animal Welfare Conference.  – sponsored by Humane Society International, Pegasus Foundation, ASPCA, WSPA, Mira Norbury Foundation and the Pettus Crowe Foundation.

- 20th August 2013. Course on the systematics and taxonomy of Termites – facilitated by the Universidad de Valle, Cali, Colombia.

- 5th November, 2013 Student centred research supervision workshop - facilitated by Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL). University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus, Trinidad, W.I.

- 11th November, 2013 Upgrading Trinidad and Tobago’s biodiversity clearing house mechanism - facilitated by CONABIO and the Ministry of Environment and Water Resources. St. Joseph, Trinidad, W.I.

- 20th November, 2013 Action research workshop - facilitated by Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL). University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus, Trinidad, W.I.

- 21st November, 2013 Introduction to GIS (Geographic Information Systems) - facilitated by Department of Geography, University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad, W.I.

- 9th June, 2014 Implementation of the new UWI GPA workshop - facilitated by Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL). University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus, Trinidad, W.I.

- 23 – 24th July, 2014. Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2013 Workshop. Microsoft IT Academy, Campus Information Technology Services, University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus, Trinidad, W.I.

- 30 – 31st July, 2014. Microsoft Office Word 2013 Workshop. Microsoft IT Academy, Campus Information Technology Services, University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus, Trinidad, W.I.

- 18 – 22nd August 2014. Course on Neo-tropical Animal Behaviour – facilitated by the University of the West Indies, sponsored by the Ministry of Food Production, St. Augustine, Trinidad, W.I.

- 2nd October, 2014 Cool Tools in Teaching and Learning workshop - facilitated by Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL). University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus, Trinidad, W.I.

- 16th October, 2014 Engaging Students Using VoiceThread workshop - facilitated by Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL). University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus, Trinidad, W.I.

- 28th November, 2014 Introduction to Grant Writing: Placing knowledge at the service of development and pursuing funding workshop - facilitated by Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL). University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus, Trinidad, W.I.

- 19th May, 2015 Crafting your Social Media Strategy - facilitated by the Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business. University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus, Trinidad, W.I.

- 20th May, 2015 Minute Writing – C3043 workshop - facilitated by Human Resources. University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus, Trinidad, W.I.

- 10th June, 2015 Understanding Google Analytics - facilitated by the Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business. University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus, Trinidad, W.I.

- 3rd and 5th June, 2015. Microsoft Office Excel 2013 Workshop. Microsoft IT Academy, Campus Information Technology Services, University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus, Trinidad, W.I.

- 28th and 29th January, 2016. Archives and Record Management – C3031 workshop - facilitated by Human Resources. University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus, Trinidad, W.I.

- 5th April, 2016. Advanced Records Management – C3060 workshop - facilitated by Human Resources. University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus, Trinidad, W.I.

 

 

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