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Eleven Honorary Degrees at The UWI 2016 Graduation Ceremonies

Members of the Council of The University of the West Indies (The UWI) approved 11 honorary degrees to be awarded at the University’s 2016 graduation ceremonies. The ceremonies are expected to kick off at the Open Campus in St Kitts and Nevis on 8 October, followed by the Cave Hill Campus in Barbados on 15 October, the St Augustine Campus in Trinidad and Tobago on 20-22 October and will co...
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The UWI Expresses Condolences on the Passing of Professor Bishnodat Vishnu Persaud

The University of the West Indies Institute for Sustainable Development (ISD)and the rest of The University community extend deepest condolences to the family of Professor Bishnodat Vishnu Persaud on his passing. In tribute to Professor Persaud, Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sir Hilary Beckles expressed, “It is indeed sad when The University and the Caribbean lose such a brilliant mind li...
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EC$284,000 Raised at UWI Global Giving Week Launch in Antigua and Barbuda

The Global Giving Week campaign launched by the University of The West Indies (The UWI) has been steadily gaining momentum with awareness events across the region. The most recent was hosted by the University’s Open Campus site in Antigua and Barbuda on July 12, 2016, under the distinguished patronage of the island’s Governor General, His Excellency, Sir Rodney Williams. A total of ...
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Changing the Trajectory of the Caribbean

The Honourable Dr Keith Rowley, Prime Minister of Trinidad & Tobago describes The UWI as “The star in the crown of Caribbean nations that has kept the dream of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) alive.” Dr Rowley, a graduate of UWI Mona, was speaking at a ceremony at the campus on July 20, 2016, where he was inducted into Prime Minister’s Park. The park honours UWI graduate...
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The UWI Mourns Passing of Former Professor George Nicholson

The UWI community is saddened at the passing of one of its stalwarts of the Faculty of Medical Sciences at The UWI Cave Hill Campus, Professor George Nicholson. In expressing his condolences on behalf of The UWI, Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sir Hilary Beckles reflected on Professor Nicholson’s relationship with the regional institution: “George was a good friend for many decades, ...
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Semester II, 2015-16 Online Course Evaluations Prize Winners

Students taking undergraduate and postgraduate courses offered by the Faculties of Law, Medical Sciences, Science & Technology, Humanities & Education, Social Sciences and the Institute for Gender and Development Studies completed their course evaluations online in Semester II, 2015-16. Undergraduate students from the Faculties of Law, Science & Technology and Social Sciences and po...
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Donations Pour in at UWI Global Giving Week Launch in Saint Lucia

The University of the West Indies’ Global Giving Week was launched in Saint Lucia on July 8, 2016 as part of an ongoing awareness campaign for the initiative. The launch was hosted by Her Excellency, Dame Pearlette Louisy, Governor General of Saint Lucia, who also demonstrated her support as a patron for the campaign by donating EC$5,000. Her Excellency’s generous contribution was f...
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UWI Open Campus Belize Site Launches Global Giving Week

First Responders Pledge over BZ$83,500 The UWI Open Campus, Belize. 12 July 2016.In an effort to accelerate its drive for self-sufficiency, The University of the West Indies (The UWI) has launched a global giving initiative under the theme: Emancipate, Educate, Donate. The first official launch for The UWI Open Campus was held on Thursday, June 30, 2016 at 9:30 a.m. at the UWI Auditorium on Pr...
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IMPACT Justice: Restorative Practices Workshop and WILIP Online Training

IMPACT Justice Project will host the following events during the month of July: (1) Restorative Practices Workshops – Grenada (July 11th-16th, 2016) The Canadian Government funded IMPACT Justice Project will be sponsoring five, two day Restorative Practices Workshops in Grenada for Educators and Ministry of Education Officers at the Radisson Grenada Beach Resort. It is expected tha...
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UWI Establishes McIntyre/Nettleford Scholarship

The University of the West Indies (UWI) has established a new scholarship fund for high-achieving youth from disenfranchised backgrounds. The scholarship was launched at a luncheon on Friday 10 June, 2016 at Terra Nova Hotel in Jamaica. Professor Louise Richardson, the first female Vice-Chancellor of the 800-year-old Oxford University, was the featured speaker. The scholarship will cover all...
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UWI Mourns the Loss Of an Avowed Regionalist

Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sir Hilary Beckles shared the following words on the passing of former Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, Patrick Augustus Mervyn Manning. “Former Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, Patrick Manning was an exceptional graduate of The UWI. Maybe as a student of geology he discovered the science of digging deep, exploring beneath the surface, a character...
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Caribbean Experts Propose Recommendations for Brexit Impact

CARICOM Get Ready Caribbean Experts Propose Recommendations for Brexit Impact at UWI-hosted Symposium In response to Britain's vote to leave the European Union (EU) popularly referred to as BREXIT, The UWI assembled a group of subject matter experts in a symposium to address how the Caribbean region could be affected and recommendations to chart the way forward. The UWI symposium themed, Br...
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St. Stephen's Cultural Immersion

When more than 100 students of the St. Stephen’s Primary School graduated recently after successfully completing a four-month foreign language pilot project, they represented the youngest cohort of Barbadian pupils to learn Mandarin and Chinese culture under the fledgling University of the West Indies, Cave Hill campus’ Confucius Institute programme. The 121 students from Class 1...
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DEFENDING THE CASTLE OF OUR SKINS; GEORGE LAMMING ANTI COLONIALISM & ANTI RACISIM will be the focus of the Sixth George Lamming Distinguished Lecture. Delivered by Professor Charles Mills, the lecture will draw on George Lamming's fiction and essays from his distinguished multi-decade literary and intellectual career, to bring out some of the key points of his anti-colonial and anti-ra...
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What will the future of The University of the West Indies look like?

Dear UWI Friends, I am optimistic that the future and sustainability of The University of the West Indies (The UWI) is secure. On 29 April, 2016, I had the privilege of presenting the 2014-2015 Vice-Chancellor’s Reportfor the first time as Vice-Chancellor. Members of The University Council—The UWI’s governing body—along with guests, gathered at the St. Augusti...
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