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The UWI to confer 12 honorary degrees at 2017 graduation ceremonies

The University of the West Indies will confer 12 honorary degrees at its 2017 graduation ceremonies. The UWI awards honorary degrees to individuals of eminence in the arts, sciences and other fields of intellectual endeavour, as well as to persons who have made outstanding regional or international contributions. The 2017 graduation ceremonies will see new Chancellor, Robert Bermudez presiding...
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Appointment of New CEO Sagicor Cave Hill School of Business & Management

The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill campus is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Ian De Souza as Executive Director and CEO of the Sagicor Cave Hill School of Business and Management with effect from October 9, 2017. Mr. De Souza comes to the position with a wealth of business knowledge and experience from a career which spans 40 years in the financial and banking sector. He...
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Liviticus by Kamau Brathwaite opens CARIFESTA Symposium book launch series

New book by distinguished Barbadian poet/scholar at UWI Liviticus by Kamau Brathwaite will be launched at the Walcott Warner Theatre,UWI, Cave Hill, on Saturday, August 19, at 10 A.M., according to the CARIFESTA Symposium. The celebrated Barbadian poet is 87 and “Liviticus opens the CARIFESTA XIII Symposium book launch series,” said Lasana M. Sekou of House of Nehesi Publishers ...
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The UWI Youth Development Programme’s Message for International Youth Day

The following statement is issued by The University of the West Indies Youth Development Programme (UWI YDP) in recognition of International Youth Day, celebrated on August 12th: The University of the West Indies Youth Development Programme (UWI YDP) wishes all the youth of our Caribbean community a very conscious International Youth Day, this August 12th day of acknowledgement. While m...
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The UWI and UNDP call on Caribbean youth to get involved

The current generation of tertiary level students will be in the prime of their careers in the year 2030 and are, therefore, key to implementing the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for the benefit of the Caribbean region.” This is according to Director of Development at The University of the West Indies (The UWI), Stacy Richards-Kennedy. Through its Office of Development, ...
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The UWI establishes Centre for Reparations Research

The University of the West Indies (The UWI) has established a Centre for Reparations Research. Approved by the University’s Finance and General Purpose Committee earlier this year, it will be formally launched on October 10, 2017 at The UWI Regional Headquarters in Jamaica. The Centre, which will be led by Professor Verene Shepherd, former Director of the Institute for Gender and Devel...
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The UWI Launches First Faculty in 40 Years

“If there’s one industry that we can develop right now to diversify our economies and make our economies competitive, it is to build a sporting industry in our region,” says The UWI Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sir Hilary Beckles. He was speaking at the official launch of the University’s Faculty of Sport on Wednesday 26 July, 2017 at The UWI Regional Headquarters in Jamai...
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Dr Akshai Mansingh to head The UWI’s new Faculty of Sport

Dr Akshai Mansingh has been appointed as Dean of the new Faculty of Sport at The University of the West Indies (The UWI). Dr Mansingh was selected following a search for candidates which concluded in June 2017. His appointment is effective from August 1, 2017. He is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon and Sports Medicine Physician who has looked after elite athletes throughout the region. A gra...
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New UWI Chancellor takes office Robert Bermudez begins term as The UWI’s 6th Chancellor

The University of the West Indies (The UWI) marks a change in its leadership, as it welcomes a new Chancellor, the highest office-holder in The UWI system. Trinidad and Tobago national, Mr. Robert Bermudez assumes duties as the 6th Chancellor of the University, having been appointed at the University Council’s annual business meeting on April 27, 2017 to succeed Sir George Alleyne. Acc...
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Celebrating the Centenary of Indian Emancipation

The UWI Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sir Hilary Beckles issues the following statement in recognition of the centenary of the abolition of the Indenture Act. “This year the Caribbean Community is rising to celebrate the Centennial of the defeat of post-slavery Indentured Servitude and the final Emancipation of the Indian Community from labour bondage. The Abolition of Indenture Act of 1...
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Pan Man Par Excellence Inducted

“We now have a ‘Pan Man’ par excellence to add to our team as we percuss the region’s needs. Principal Copeland, without doubt we know that under your leadership there will be sweet music coming out of St. Augustine Campus.” These sentiments were expressed by Pro Vice-Chancellor and Principal of The University of the West Indies (The UWI) Open Campus, Dr Luz Longsw...
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UWI’s Dr Richard Robertson and Dr Paul Brown Promoted to Professors

the rank of professor, with effect from May 31, 2017. These newly appointed professors are: Dr Richard Robertson, Director,The UWI Seismic Research Centre, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago Dr Paul Brown, Senior Lecturer, Department of Basic Medical Sciences, Biochemistry Section, Mona, Jamaica Promotion to Professor—the highest academic rank at the institution—is only m...
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Experts in Jamaican Share Solutions for Caribbean Crime at UWI Vice-Chancellor's Forum

On Wednesday June 21, 2017, The University of the West Indies (The UWI) hosted a forum aimed at tackling solutions to crime in the Caribbean Region. The forum themed “Taming the Caribbean Crime Monster: A Solutions Agenda” was held at The UWI Regional Headquarters in Jamaica and streamed live via the University’s multimedia, public information and education service, UWItv. ...
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Twenty One Complete WTO Trade Course

Twenty-one Caribbean nationals are now better equipped to understand and manage trade related issues affecting the region. They participated in this year’s World Trade Organisation (WTO) Regional Trade Policy Course (RTPC), held in partnership with the Shridath Ramphal Centre at the UWI, Cave Hill Campus. The campus hosted a ceremony and cocktail reception on Friday, June 23rd to distrib...
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Semester II, 2016-17 Online Course Evaluations Prize Winners

Students taking undergraduate and postgraduate courses offered by the Faculties of Law, Medical Sciences, Science & Technology, Humanities & Education and Social Sciences as well as the Institute for Gender and Development Studies completed their course evaluations online in Semester II, 2016-17. Undergraduate students from the Faculties of Science & Technology, Social Sciences and ...
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