New Student Guild inducted at UWI St. Augustine
Guild President Justin Subero (centre) at the swearing-in ceremony with the members of the Guild Executive (from left) Devon Harris, Guild Postgraduate Representative; Nathanael John, Guild Vice President; Darweshi Gyton-Baptiste, Guild Treasurer; and Teshanna Mohammed, Guild Secretary.
The University of the West Indies (UWI) St. Augustine Campus recently announced its 2019/2020 Guild of Students Council. The new council, led by President Justin Subero, was elected by the student body in March 2019 and officially assumed office on June 1.
He succeeds Darrion Narine.
In 1962, The Guild of Undergraduates of The UWI was endorsed by the Royal Charter which was given to UWI when it gained independence from the University of London. The Guild represents the interests and welfare of the student population, helping their transition to campus life, encouraging integration among students and forming a bridge between students and the University administration.
Members of this council sit on the University’s planning, finance, and academic committees and attend regional meetings on behalf of the students.
Enrolled students at UWI all pay guild fees that in turn fund the student council’s activities. The Guild also plans many activities throughout the year geared toward promoting student integration and keeping campus spirit alive. These include Guild Fest, Inter-faculty Games, Campus Carnival, town hall meetings, Caribbean Integration Week, hall concerts, sports days, Entrepreneurial Expo and talent programmes.
“I want students to understand the importance of the Guild and the work that we do,” Subero said. “We represent them at very high-level committees and boards. My plan is to bring back a proper framework and structure for the Guild. I think that has been lacking for the last couple of years.”
Justin Subero, President of the 2019/2020 Guild of Students Council, The UWI St. Augustine Campus
Subero served on the Guild’s executive council last year as Secretary. This year he is joined on the executive council by Nathanael John (Vice President), Teshanna Mohammed (Secretary), Darweshi Gyton-Baptiste (Treasurer), and Devon Harris (Post Graduate President).
In addition to the executive, the Guild also comprises hall chairpersons, faculty representatives and special committee chairpersons, such as national and international affairs, student activities, post-graduate and part-time and evening committees.
The 25 members of the UWI St. Augustine Campus Guild of Students Council 2019/2020 are:
Justin Subero (President)
Nathanael John (Vice President)
Teshanna Mohammed (Secretary)
Darweshi Gyton-Baptiste (Treasurer)
Devon Harris (Post Graduate President)
Warren Anderson (Evening & Part Time Representative)
Eden Corbin (Guild Librarian)
Learande Phillip (Public Relations Officer)
Querine Salandy (Student Activities Chairperson)
Justin Ramnath (National Affairs Committee Chairperson)
Kareem Charles (International Affairs Committee Chairperson)
Nikolai Chin Hong (Games Committee Chairperson)
Vakeesha John (Publications Committee Chairperson)
Kira Alexander (Faculty of Social Sciences Representative)
Tianna Corrie (Faculty of Science & Technology Representative)
Sarah Julien (Faculty of Law Representative)
Sachin Dookie (Faculty of Medical Sciences Representative)
Oshun Trim (Faculty of Humanity &Education Representative)
Tyler Thomas (Faculty of Engineering Representative)
Grafton Dick (Faculty of Food & Agriculture Representative)
Dinesa Campbell (Trinity Hall of Residence Chairperson)
Brandon Griffith (Joyce Gibson-Inniss Hall of Residence Chairperson)
Kenton John (Freedom Hall of Residence Chairperson)
Darren Chambers (Canada Hall of Residence Chairperson)
Raihaana Bulbulia (Arthur Lewis Hall of Residence Chairperson)
For more information on the Student Guild, please visit: https://sta.uwi.edu/student-guild