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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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UWI Announces Nominees for 2017 Sports Awards

The second annual Vice-Chancellor’s Sportswoman and Sportsman of the Year Awards at The University of the West Indies (The UWI) takes place on Thursday 25 May, 2017 at the Cave Hill Campus in Barbados. Eleven student athletes from across the University’s four campuses—Cave Hill, Mona, Open and St. Augustine have been nominated, from which one female and one male will receive t...
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The UWI, University of Lagos set up Institute of African and Diaspora Studies

The University of the West Indies (UWI) and the University of Lagos (UNILAG) in Lagos, Nigeria, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the establishment of an Institute to advance the exchange of cultural, social ideas and research excellence for the development of Africa and the African Diaspora. The "UNILAG- UWI Institute of African and Diaspora Studies" which will address areas and...
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Senior Appointments Made at 2017 UWI Council Meeting

In addition to the appointment of the new UWI Chancellor, a number of new and returning deans and senior managers were confirmed at the Annual Meeting of the Council of The University of the West Indies (The UWI) held at the Cave Hill Campus in Barbados on April 27, 2017. As the governing body of The UWI, the University Council exercises powers such as making appointments authorised by The UWI&...
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IMPACT Justice Trained Community Mediators in Dominica to Form an Association

The Canadian Government-funded project Improved Access to Justice in the Caribbean (IMPACT Justice) hosted a meeting on Thursday, April 27th, to discuss the formation of a Community Mediation Association in Dominica. The meeting was attended by persons trained by IMPACT Justice in Community Mediation and included NGO representatives, community outreach workers, police officers, church leaders a...
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