Website Change

  In an effort to improve your experience with the University of Belize Environmental Research Institute, we will be changing our website come April 2015. This change will affect some of our content, so all previous links that you rely on today will be changed come April! You will be notified of ...

ERI and the Central Belize Wildlife Corridor on Fire

The Environmental Research Institute (ERI) was launched in January 2010. Now after four years of hard work and dedication the ERI continues growing and blooming with the third week of February being nothing short of transformational! We were joined by special visitors from our partner organizatio...

UB-ERI Additional Building Inauguration

Published February 27th 2014. The University of Belize - Environmental Research Institute (UB-ERI), launched in January 2010, was created  primarily to address the large gap in local capacity for research and monitoring that exists within Belize. Now  after over four years of hard work and dedica...

  • Website Change

    Monday, 26 January 2015 19:52
  • ERI and the Central Belize Wildlife Corridor on Fire

    Friday, 14 March 2014 10:27
  • UB-ERI Additional Building Inauguration

    Thursday, 27 February 2014 08:55
Swimathon

 
New Certified Divers!

 

 

 

So what are the perks of being a Marine Student Volunteer at the ERI?  Well dive training is a major part of it! This past December 2014, twelve of our marine student volunteers took part in an exclusive Dive Training Program sponsored by the University of Belize Environmental Research Institute led by Jon Fajans.

 

The course taught the fundamentals of scuba diving, including dive equipment management and dive techniques. The program included a few days of knowledge development sessions, first aid training and a couple open water dives near the Calabash Caye Field Station. We caught up with one of the volunteers and here’s a preview of what she had to say about her experience.

 

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Fighting Conflict

Harriet Braiker in her book “Who’s Pulling your Strings” says that “Conflict can and should be handled constructively; when it is, relationships benefit. Conflict avoidance is NOT the hallmark of a good relationship. On the contrary, it is a symptom of serious problems and of poor communication.”

 

For senior managers and supervisors within the University of Belize community, from January 15-16, 2015, conflict and mediation were the main topics in a two-day training workshop entitled “Empowering UB by Enhancing Interpersonal and Conflict Management Skills”. The workshop had Dr. Neil Katz representing the Program for Advancement of Research on Conflict and Collaboration (PARCC) at Syracuse University as lead instructor. He was accompanied by UB’s Kathya Castañeda (ERI), Pio Saqui (FST) and Rudolph McKoy (FMSS).

 

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