The University of Belize (UB) hosted its annual research conference in Belize City this morning for students and faculty. It is part of the University’s mandate to be the leading research institution in Belize. Though the conference has always been hosted by the Faculty of Management and Social Sciences, this year it is dominated by topics related to education, part of the University’s planned expansion of the conference’s footprint. Dean of the Faculty, Doctor Bernard Watler, told us why, although there are more fields of study being presented, the primary admonition to students remains to research what they know and are interested in: Faculty member Augustine Domingo researched the perceived difficulties of Mathematics topics by high school teachers, which leads to their students’ problems in class later on. He told us about his research findings and his solution to the problem: Meanwhile, Queen Square Anglican School teacher Denise Young Matthews looked at primary school teachers’ attitudes to students with disabilities. Here’s what she found:The papers from the conference can be found on the University’s website.