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CFOS-IFPDS holds fisheries science management training

The Institute of Fisheries Policy and Development (IFPDS), College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences (CFOS), UP Visayas (UPV) conducted a training-workshop on fisheries science management at the Audio Visual Room, Graduate and Continuing Education Building (GCEB), UPV Iloilo City campus on September 11-12, 2017.

The two-day training was part of a collaboration between UPV and Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), hence it was attended by participants from both parties. Participants from UPV included faculty members from CFOS and College of Arts and Sciences.

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OSA trains peer facilitators to assist students in campus

The UPV Peer Facilitators of different dorms as well as PFs from outside the dorm area are always ready to serve students.

Here’s one fact – students of the university are vulnerable to stress. Because of the existing academic load, extra-curricular activities, and organizational duties, students are exposed to stressful situations and anxieties.

The UPV Peer Facilitators or PFs (formerly UPV Junior Counselors) are trained students of the university that can help in coping with university life, especially to freshmen who are in need of guidance. Currently based at the UPV dormitories, the UPV PF extends help to anyone in the campus. Banwa PFs were also organized to assist those students not staying in the dormitories. The rehabilitation of the Peer Facilitators’ Office, located at the CUB basement, near the offices of guidance counselors is currently being done.

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VCAA Yap attends MOU signing in Taiwan

Prof. Encarnacion Emilia S. Yap, Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs (VCAA) and faculty member of the College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, UP Visayas represented the university during the Signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the National Taiwan Ocean University (NTOU), which was recently held at Keelung, Taiwan.

The agreement mainly sought to develop academic and educational cooperation between the two universities. It also aims to promote mutual understanding between UPV and NTOU. Yap travelled to Taiwan on September 27 to October 1, 2017.

The MOU signing was part of the 60 years anniversary celebration of the Department of Food Science, College of Life Science, NTOU in September 2017. (With sources from IFPT)

IFPT faculty, researchers present papers in Taiwan

Three faculty members and two researchers of the Institute of Fish Processing and Technology (IFPT), College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences (CFOS), UP Visayas (UPV) attended a three-day symposium on September 28-30, 2017 in Taiwan.

Prof. Jose Peralta and Prof. Encarnacion Emilia Yap presented their papers at the International Symposium on Excellent Supply Strategy in the Food Industry. The event was hosted and organized by the Department of Food Science, College of Life Science, National Ocean Taiwan University (NTOU).

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