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RCSE 2016-2017 President Atul Raturi’s Inaugural Address

On 21 July 2016 incoming RCSE President Atul Raturi addressed those present at the changeover dinner. Born and educated in India, Atul holds a PhD in Physics. He has worked in India, Kenya, PNG and now Fiji. An associate Professor at USP’s School of Engineering and Physics, Atul’s main area of work is in the field of … Continue reading

Farewell Eric! Global Scholar Eric Siegel presents his masters research
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Farewell Eric! Global Scholar Eric Siegel presents his masters research

For the last 2 years, RCSE has been privileged to host Global Grants Scholar, Mr Eric Siegel, as he has pursued his Masters in Development Studies at USP. During this time, he has also provided significant assistance to the Rotary Pacific Water for Life Foundation and has interned for UNICEF as a programme analyst. On … Continue reading

Combating the ‘Silent Killer’ of Fiji Women
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Combating the ‘Silent Killer’ of Fiji Women

RCSE members learned this week that cervical cancer is the #1 cause of death among Fijian women. The disease, which kills more than 100 women every year in Fiji, is often called a ‘silent killer’ because signs and symptoms may not present themselves until the disease has progressed beyond possible treatment. Yet, if caught early, … Continue reading

Using Technology to Learn (NOT Learning to Use Technology)
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Using Technology to Learn (NOT Learning to Use Technology)

“Most ICT initiatives are about dumping technology in schools,” notes Ian Thomson of USP. “We’re giving teachers powerful tools, but they don’t necessarily know how to use them and are often teaching the same old way.” Ian joined RCSE this week, to talk about the changing face of e-learning in the Pacific. An Electronic Engineer … Continue reading

Providing skills-training for Fiji inmates
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Providing skills-training for Fiji inmates

At this week’s meeting, RCSE heard from visiting Rotarians Dave and Judy Hutton of Ipswich City Rotary Club in Australia. Dave and Judy are in Fiji for the second time this year to deliver Fiji Prisoner Upskilling trainings.  The couple coordinate and run this program, which provides practical skills training to prison inmates who are … Continue reading