Home News UG receives donation of environmental ethics books from the WWF
As the University of Guyana (UG) embarks on a journey to advance and excel in its curriculum, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) on Tuesday made a generous donation of 13 books to the tertiary institution.
The donation, which is a representation of environmental ethics, seeks to make a robust impact on students by enhancing their knowledge for the benefit of humankind and the natural environment.
Recently appointed Vice Chancellor of the University of Guyana, Professor Paloma Mohamed-Martin, during her address via Zoom said that the University’s Natural Sciences and Earth and Environmental Sciences departments are set to pursue goals in social and environmental justice.
The Vice Chancellor underscored that the aim of the University is not to be another educational institution, but to serve as a model and problem solver for the nation. Mohamed-Martin added that the aim is to plot and create a thought-leadership plan for the country.
“We want to produce students who are not only technically proficient but can also work towards being the future of the country.”
Meanwhile, Country Manager for WWF Guianas, Aiesha Williams related that the WWF runs on social principles and policies that aim to cease environmental degradation while promoting a harmonious future for humans and nature.
Williams noted that WWF is in the process of expanding its programme, that will see progress and continued engagement in social and environmental justice.
Some of the books that were donated by the WWF to the institution were: Environmental Justice as Social Work Practice, What Is Critical Environmental Justice, Ethics and the Environment Mountain of Justice, Flint Fight Back, Environmental Justice in a Moment of Danger, among others.
Present at the webinar were Deputy Vice Chancellor of Academic Engagement, Professor Michael E Scott, Dean of the Faculty of Natural Sciences, Dr Troy Thomas, Dean of the Faculty of Earth and Environmental Sciences and Lecturer for the Natural Sciences Department, Tameka King, who commended and thanked the WWF for their contribution, that will see a better University of Guyana.