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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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African conference gets underway soon

Ghanian-born, Emmy award-winning poet, actor, editor, critic and musician, Kwame Dawe is among scores of internationally acclaimed literary practitioners and academics who will assemble in Barbados early next month for the African Theatre Association’s (AfTA) annual conference. The globally-acclaimed event which starts on the 6th of July will be held under the theme Many People, Many Cul...
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Students promised world-class experience

An enriched student experience in world class, state-of-the-art skills training facilities awaits incoming enrollees in the five year medical programme offered at The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus. Word of this from Dean of the Faculty of Medical Sciences, Dr. Peter Adams as he addressed an Oath Taking ceremony last Sunday for the latest cohort of students to complete the MBB...
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The UWI’s Mona Campus Takes Title as 2017 UWI Inter-Campus Games Champions

At the close of the 2017 UWI Inter-Campus Games on Thursday 1 June, 2017, two points separated the Mona campus defending champions from their closest rivals. Mona amassed 102 points to edge out Cave Hill with 100 points. St. Augustine closed with 76 points, coming in third place and the Open Campus team, which competed only for the second time in the Games’ 52-year-history, earned 18 poin...
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