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News: All News 2018

Orientation 2018 a big success

Students ensured they were in the ‘know’ about the university life from “admission to graduation” ahead of the start of the classes this year. Director of the Office of Student Services, Dale Lynch, said that orientation events, namely the orientation days and orientation fair, were well attended. “Each orientation day had over 800 participants . . . Based on the...
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Community Talks to Focus on Cannabis

As countries in the Caribbean consider adopting a legal marijuana industry, residents here are getting an opportunity to weigh in on possible regulations and policies. These include safeguards for the protection of vulnerable groups such as the youth. A discussion on marijuana-related issues takes place this weekend when The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill campus hosts a panel discuss...
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Research a Critical Component of Caribbean Development, says Principal Barriteau

Sound, Caribbean-centred research – much like that produced out of The University of the West Indies – is an indispensable and invaluable component of the region’s social and economic growth. Principal and Pro-Vice Chancellor of The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill campus, Professor V. Eudine Barriteau, underscored this point during her remarks at the Postgr...
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Owen Arthur to explore 'New Directions for a New Relationship' with IMF in Lecture

The opportunities and possibilities for Barbados’ relationship with the International Monetary Fund will be explored during a public lecture to be delivered by former Prime Minister and noted regional economist, Owen Arthur. Titled The IMF and the Caribbean: New Directions for a New Relationship, the event will be held next Monday, September 10, 2018 in Lecture Theatre 1 of the Roy Marsh...
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The Policy of the Barbados Government on the Funding of Tuition at The UWI, Cave Hill Campus

The following are excerpts from the Ministry of Education, Technological and Vocational Training re the revised policy on the funding of tuition fees: Students who obtained a Bachelor’s degree with First Class or Upper Second Class Honours would be eligible for automatic sponsorship of their Tuition Fees on enrolment in a second undergraduate degree programme.
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Cave Hill Students off to Suzhou

To Suzhou we go! (From left, front row): O'Shara Mason, Asharia Nurse, Romario Renee, Tessa John and Nicholas Jordan, with classmates (from left, back row): Andrew Lewis, Khalil Greene and Jamar Griffith. Later this month, nine students from The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill will continue their studies in Software Engineering at the Suzhou Global Inst...
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Arts Lecture Theatre Renamed in honour of Dr. Cynthia Wilson

Pictured: Cynthia Wilson (right) unveils the new sign bearing her name, as she is congratulated by Governor General, Dame Sandra Mason The Arts Lecture Theatre in the Faculty of Humanities and Education has been renamed in honour of Caribbean cultural icon, Dr. Cynthia Wilson. The ceremony was held on Friday, August 17, 2018 at the Arts Lecture Theatre. Deputy Prin...
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The UWI in the Community

Bringing The UWI into the community. That has been the aim of the Community Talks series, which forms part of the University’s 70th anniversary celebrations. The series kicked off on March 3, 2018 with a discussion on disaster preparedness at the Valley Resource Centre in St. George. The talk was chaired by Dr. Janice Cumberbatch, Lecturer in Social and Environmental Management at The U...
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SPISE: Cultivating Caribbean STEM

The best and brightest young minds in Caribbean Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) convened at The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill campus recently, during the seventh annual Student Program for Innovation in Science and Engineering (SPISE) 2018 summer programme. SPISE is an initiative of the Caribbean Science Foundation, which is headquartered in the CARICOM Researc...
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Barbados International Conference on Higher Education to Focus on Education for Economic Growth

Solutions with impact. That will be the focus of the sixth Barbados International Conference on Higher Education to be held on October 28-31, 2018 at The Hilton Barbados. The conference is being organized by the Higher Education Development Unit in the Ministry of Education, Technical and Vocational Training. Under the theme – Modern Education and Economic Stimulation: Innovation, Praxi...
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Management Studies Student Receives Scholarship

From left: Scholarship winner Sherry-Ann Virginie receives scholarship cheque from Derrice Deane, fundraising co-chair of the Barbados Association of Washington DC Area, Inc. (BAWDC Inc.) and Lynette Siewe, vice president of BAWDC Inc. Representing The UWI are Dr. Wendy Grenade (second right), head of department of Government, Sociology and Social Work and Pa...
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17 to receive UWI honorary degrees at 2018 Graduation Ceremonies

Seventeen influencers who have made outstanding contributions regionally and internationally within their respective fields will be awarded honorary degrees by The University of the West Indies (The UWI) this year. As is tradition, the honorary graduands represent a cross-section of eminent persons in the arts, sciences and other fields of intellectual endeavour. Their degrees which have been a...
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The Livity Project Officially Launched

The LIVITY Project was officially launched on Tuesday, May 28, 2018 at The Hilton Barbados. The initiative aims to strengthen Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) capacity in Barbados and the OECS. It is being led by The Institute for Gender and Development Studies: Nita Barrow Unit in collaboration with the Barbados Council for the Disabled (BCD) and the Eastern Caribbean Alliance for Diversity...
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Cave Hill Launches Centre for Biosecurity Studies

Cave Hill Campus Launches Centre for Biosecurity The UWI, Cave Hill Campus, Barbados. 10 August 2018.A Centre aimed at safeguarding the Caribbean against deliberate or unintentional threats to its biodiversity and ecosystem has been established at The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill campus. UWI Pro Vice-Chancellor and Principal Professor Eudine Barriteau announced that the Centre ...
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Cave Hill Campus makes SMART move

Bridgetown, Barbados, W.I. Friday, July 20th, 2018—Top level Government officials have been given deeper insight into the strategic operations of The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill campus as key stakeholders of the institution. During a recent inter-ministerial breakfast consultation, Principal and Pro Vice-Chancellor of The UWI, Cave Hill campus Professor Eudine Barriteau, out...
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