Office for Undergraduate Research in Brief

The Office for Undergraduate Research was established in the latter half of 2016 as an initiative of the Office of the Vice-Chancellor at the University of Guyana.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to promote and facilitate the engagement of students in research and other creative activities; to demystify research and increase knowledge about its nature and methodologies; and to obtain competitive advantages to pursue opportunities in the workforce and for postgraduate or professional study.


  • Enable undergraduate students to participate in research and other creative activities in all disciplines and programmes offered at the University of Guyana.
  • Provide opportunities for students to present posters, papers and other research outputs at university, national and international conferences and events; to compete for research funding; and to publish their work.
  • Incentive academic staff at the University of Guyana to mentor students in research and scholarship, and collaborate with them in research and other creative arenas.
  • Enhance the competitiveness of students for the world of work and for postgraduate and professional pursuits.



The Office for Undergraduate Research is an initiative of the Office of the Vice-Chancellor. It is governed by a Director, an Assistant Director and an Advisory Council.





Dr Troy Thomas (Turkeyen)




Ms Pamela Rose (UGBC)





2016 - 2018


Mr Shaquille Bourne
(Student, UGSS)
Mr Ian Castello
(Assistant Librarian, Turkeyen)
Mr Philbert Gajadhar
(Lecturer, Turkeyen)
Mr Michael Hackett
(Lecturer, UGBC)
Mr Alim Hosein
(Senior Lecturer, Turkeyen)
Mr Carlton Joao
(Sales and Marketing Executive, Banks DIH Limited)
Ms Camanie Khedaroo
(Lecturer, UGBC)
Dr Gyanpriya Maharaj
(Director, CSBD, Turkeyen)
Ms Eulanie Ouseley
Ms Sharon Roophand
(Office of the DVC Academic Engagement)
Ms Shanomae Rose
(Lecturer, Turkeyen)
Mr Lenandlar Singh
(Senior Lecturer, Turkeyen)
Ms Reena Williams
(Student, UGSS)
Mr Joshua Torrezao
(Sales Manager, Banks DIH Ltd., Berbice)