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The UWI and UNDP Empower the Region’s Youth Speak Out on “The Caribbean We Want”

The University of the West Indies (The UWI) through its Office of Development, with support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has launched a campaign to engage and empower young persons throughout the Caribbean region to advocate for sustainable approaches to development for future generations. According to the UNDP, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), otherwise known a...
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Blood Pressure Screening | May Measurement Month

This May, people across BARBADOS are encouraged to get involved with May Measurement Month, a worldwide screening initiative aimed at highlighting the need for increased blood pressure awareness. Raised blood pressure — hypertension — causes approximately 9.4 million deaths each year worldwide, and many of those who die never knew they were affected. There are no symptoms and som...
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Medical Research Centre Renamed in Honor of Retiring Chancellor

The Barbados-based Chronic Disease Research Centre, one of the lead agencies in the fight against chronic diseases, has been renamed in honour of prominent health official and academic Professor Emeritus Sir George Alleyne, the outgoing Chancellor of The University of the West Indies. Sir George demits office in July on completion of his second consecutive seven-year term. At the renaming ce...
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The UWI Says Farewell to Sir George Alleyne

“An extraordinary physician and scholar, research scientist, orator and progressive public health leader, whose life in service to humanity and impact on the University, the Caribbean and the Americas has been profound.” This excerpt from a citation read on Professor Emeritus Sir George Alleyne on Wednesday 26 April, 2017. Regional colleagues together with family and friends of Sir ...
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Robert Bermudez Confirmed as The UWI’s 6th Chancellor

The University of the West Indies (The UWI) is pleased to announce that Mr. Robert Bermudez has been appointed as its 6th Chancellor. The appointment came after members of the University Council accepted the recommendation of the Search Committee for the Chancellor at the Council’s annual business meeting, held on Thursday, April 27, 2017 at The UWI Cave Hill Campus in Barbados. The appoi...
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Inaugural RBC 5K has successful start in Barbados

It was a sea of blue on the streets of Barbados on Easter Monday, as more than 1,200 walkers and runners took part in the country’s inaugural RBC Race for the Kids. The race is a partnership of RBC Royal Bank and The University of the West Indies (The UWI) at Cave Hill, to raise funds for The UWI Cave Hill Campus Student Scholarship Fund and the campus’s First Year Experience Progra...
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The UWI partners with South Africa’s University of Johannesburg

The University of the West Indies and the University of Johannesburg (UJ) in South Africa have signed a Memorandum of Agreement for the establishment of an Institute for Global Africa Affairs, which will focus on research and policy development and assist with curriculum development. The agreement was initialled on Monday, March 27, 2017 by The UWI Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sir Hilary Beckles...
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UWI Hosts Public Lecture on US Russia Relations

On April 20th, 2017, on an invitation from Vice-Chancellor of The University of the West Indies (The UWI), Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, Vice Provost for International Affairs and Director of the Reves Center for International Studies at College of William & Mary, Professor Stephen E. Hanson will give a public lecture at The UWI themed: “The Novelty of Putin's Patrimonialism: Analysin...
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The Making of A Smart Campus

By Principal and Pro Vice-Chancellor Professor V. Eudine Barriteau
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The UWI Awards US$326,649 worth of Open Scholarships for 2016/2017

Forty-eight students from across the four campuses of The University of the West Indies (The UWI) were awarded Open Scholarships for the 2016/2017 academic year, which amount to a total of US$326,649. The awards were made based on high academic achievements in Caribbean Examinations Council (CSEC)/ The Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) or the results of their prior academic inst...
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Six UWI Stars Selected for T20 International: West Indies v Pakistan

The University of the West Indies (The UWI) congratulates the six players from its cricket programmes who have been selected to play in the current T20 International: West Indies v Pakistan series. The West Indies T20 Squad includes all-rounder and captain, Carlos Brathwaite; bowler, Kesrick Williams; batsman, Rovman Powell; bowling all-rounder, Jason Holder; Wicketkeeper and batsman, Chadwick ...
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UWI Vice-Chancellor salutes Sir Derek as one of the finest intellects of the 20th Century

Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sir Hilary Beckles extends condolences on behalf of The University of the West Indies (The UWI) community to the family and loved ones of Sir Derek Walcott who passed away on Friday 17 March, 2017. Walcott, an alumnus of The UWI Mona Campus, graduated in 1953 and was awarded an honorary (DLitt) in 1973. His literary works are known and lauded internationally and he wa...
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UWI Vice-Chancellor Inducted into US Cricket Hall of Fame

In a special ceremony on March 7, 2017 in Hartford, Connecticut, Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, Vice-Chancellor of The University of the West Indies (The UWI) was inducted into the US Cricket Hall of Fame–the oldest such organisation in the world–in recognition of his many contributions to the advancement of West Indies and world cricket. Sir Hilary who began his cricket career pl...
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The UWI Toronto Benefit Gala Hosts 8th Annual Event for Caribbean Scholarships

Affordable tertiary level education at The University of the West Indies (The UWI) is supported by several generous benefactors across the region and the world. One such group is The UWI Toronto Benefit Gala Committee which will host its annual event on Saturday, April 1, 2017 at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Toronto, Canada. Now in its 8th year, under the theme “Light, Learning and Libert...
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Tributes to the Late Steven Daniel

The campus community was saddened to learn of the passing of Mr. Steven Daniel on Wednesday, March 1, 2017. Tributes So sad I have felt since hearing this terrible news of Steven's transition. He was more than a creative colleague. He was a special soul that found social form and expression as a good man. I was honored to have conducted his orientation when he joined Margaret Broomes at the C...
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