As each year the University Of Mauritius conducts its Science week. Science is fun and complex hope you people (UOMers) will enjoy the various events related to science organised this week.  Here is the timetable:

1. Monday 25 September 2017

  • Day of Reflection on the Importance of Science in our Daily life

2. Tuesday 26 September 2017

  • Agricultural Day | 09:30-15:30 – POWA
Agriculture provides almost everything we eat, use and wear on a daily basis. But too few people truly understand this contribution.
It’s a day to recognize and celebrate the abundance provided by agriculture.
The aim of this event is about recognizing – and celebrating – the contribution of agriculture in our everyday lives.
> 12:00 Talk about INNNODIS POULTRY LTD and how we are contributing in the Agricultural sector of Mauritius by Mr Basharat Sooltangos
> 13: 30 Seminar on bio farming and bee-keeping by Mr Aman Ramchurn
>Exposition on Agriculture
>Degustation of aquaculture products
>Live sea animals
>Domino & Satat Competition
>Games & Activities
  • Talk on Lost Continent under Mauritius by International Scientist Professor Lewis Ashwal at 10:30-12:30 – LT1/LT2

Scientists have confirmed the existence of a “lost continent” under the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius that was left-over by the break-up of the supercontinent, Gondwana, which started about 200 million years ago.The piece of crust, which was subsequently covered by young lava during volcanic eruptions on the island, seems to be a tiny piece of ancient continent, which broke off from the island of Madagascar, when Africa, India, Australia and Antarctica split up and formed the Indian Ocean.”We are studying the break-up process of the continents, in order to understand the geological history of the planet,” says Wits geologist, Professor Lewis Ashwal.

3. Wednesday 27 September 2017

  • Health Day | 09:30-15:30 – POWA

Some of the medical facilities provided on that day will be Blood Donation, Eye Testing, Dental Check-up, Breast Cancer Screening, Diabetes & Hypertension Testing, Physiotheraphy, Nutritional Display, Clinical Tests. There will also be Pranic Healing, Ayurvedic Treatments, Medicinal Plants and several others.

4. Thursday 28 September 2017

  • Nutritional Day | 09:30-15:30 – POWA

The Nutrition Day aims at promoting nutrition as a first line approach in the prevention of non-communicable diseases(NCDs) such as diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular diseases and hypertension among UoM students and Staff members.

The event consists of two parts. In the main hall, there will be a talk around the theme “Prevention of NCDs through Nutrition” where health professionals will intervene. In the lobby, facilities such as BMI and waist circumference measurement, blood pressure testing and screening for diabetes will be provided on that day. Nutritional counselling will also be available through a Registered Dietitian-Nutritionist. Get health and diet tips from professionals.

  • Clean Up Campaign | Time TBC – Meeting Point NAC
  • SPSS Workshop | Time and Venue TBC
 

5. Friday 29 September 2017

  • Constitutional Reform Talk | 09:30-12:00 – Venue Tbc
  • Concert – UoM Contre La Drogue Synthetik | 10:30-17:00 – POWA