The sharing of knowledge and pertinent data gathered from significant researches is crucial to the growth of any institution. As they say, “Knowledge is Power!” It is the tool for which relevant and up-to-date curricula and policies are being established. The absence or lack of it will surely doom an institution to insignificance and failure. This is the reason why Research and Development Center (RDC) of UB hosts several research colloquia regularly in order to showcase the scholarly works of its excellent faculty members and staff.
Last August 18, 2020, RDC held its very first virtual research colloquium via google meet under the leadership of its dynamic Director Dr. Isagani A. Paddit. The theme for this research colloquium was, “Pursuing perfection through a culture of excellence.” It was a fruitful endeavor as four schools and two offices of UB presented various researches. The symposium started with an invocation and was followed by an inspiring message from Dr. Janice Kaylyn Lonogan, UB Vice President for Academic Affairs. Dr. Lonogan urged the participants to persevere and to stay resilient amidst the challenges and difficulties that are present because of the current COVID-19 pandemic.
The Human Resource Management Center (HRMC) presented a research study by Atty. Rommel P. Ayson, Mr. Lesner Ngagan, Ms. Claris Palais, and Ms. Joyce Kireng, entitled, “Strategizing faculty development programs from student’s evaluation of teachers. Mrs. Thea P. Suaco was the assigned reactor for the study. On the other hand, the School of International Hospitality and Tourism Management, represented by Ms. Josefa Angelica Cabuang, introduced a study with the title, “Tourist arrival in Baguio City: an assessment”. It was commended by Ms. Rachel Grace Liclican.
Dr. Marilou M. Saong, a faculty of School of Natural Sciences, showcased a research entitled, “Factors influencing the student’s decision to choose the University of Baguio”. This study is co-authored by Mr. Lesner Ngagan and the assigned reactor was Ms. Jenny Feliciano. Moreover, the School of Nursing produced a work which is, “Level of depression and suicidal ideation among UB BSN students”, by Ms. Juana Balisong and Ms. Ivy May Marbella. The assigned reactor for this study was Ms. Marilou B. Sannadan. The last presentor for this event was Ms. Beverly Laltoog, a faculty of School of Teacher Education and Liberal Arts. She crafted a research about the “Support system of transnational families in Guinzadan Bauko Mountain Province”. It was commented by Ms. Phoebe Mae Arud.
The recently-held research colloquia was truly a success as it was able to stage a forum where relevant information and learnings from the studies of competent faculty and staff of the University of Baguio were presented, shared and appreciated.
As everyone looks forward to the next research colloquia, the faculty and staff of University of Baguio are grateful for this momentous event. Kudos to RDC who made this symposium possible! | By: Thea P. Suaco, MS Bio