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UWI academics contribute to new IPCC special report on climate change and land

UWI academics contribute to new IPCC special report on climate change and land. Regional Headquarters, Jamaica. Friday, August 16, 2019—The IPCC, the United Nations body for assessing the science related to climate change, has just released its findings and recommendations on climate change and land and three academics from The University of the West Indies (The UWI) are contributors to ...
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The UWI – a key partner on Sargassum Research in the Caribbean

The UWI – a key partner on Sargassum Research in the Caribbean The UWI Regional Headquarters, Jamaica, W.I. Friday, August 16, 2019— For almost 10 years, the Caribbean region has been experiencing massive influxes of the sargassum seaweed which negatively impacts key social and economic sectors such as fisheries and tourism. The University of the West Indies (The UWI) in its strate...
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The UWI Climbs

Regional Headquarters, Jamaica. Monday, August 19, 2019—After its excellent 2018 debut in the Times Higher Education (THE) Latin America University Rankings, The University of the West Indies (The UWI) has climbed even higher in the 2019 report published by the prestigious UK-based ranking agency. The THE’s recently published rankings for the Caribbean and Latin America show the con...
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Seminal moment in the global movement for Reparatory Justice

The University of the West Indies (UWI) and the University of Glasgow have signed the first ever agreement for slavery reparations since British Emancipation in 1838. The £20 million agreement was signed at the Regional Headquarters of The UWI in Kingston, Jamaica on July 31, 2019 by Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sir Hilary Beckles and Dr David Duncan, University of Glasgow’s Chief O...
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Three To Receive Honorary Doctorates

A gifted lyricist, a master inventor and a global talent manager will be honoured by The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill for their stellar professional achievements at this year’s Graduation Ceremony to be held on Saturday, October 19th. Calypsonian Stedson “Red Plastic Bag” Wiltshire will be conferred a Doctor of Letters (DLitt) for his contribution to entertainment...
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The UWI to play major role at UN High-Level Political Forum

The UWI to play major role at UN High-Level Political Forum Regional Headquarters, Jamaica. Tuesday, 09 July 2019. As world leaders, policy makers and academics around the world meet this week at the United Nations’ High-Level Political Forum 2019 (HLPF) on Sustainable Development, The University of the West Indies (The UWI) will be centre stage in the discussions. The UWI will be rep...
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SRC to Host Open Day

The Shridath Ramphal Centre for International Trade Law, Policy and Services (SRC) will be throwing its doors open to the public on Friday, July 12th, 2019. The event will be held from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the SRC, located in the Caricom Research Park at the Cave Hill Campus, to showcase its established and upcoming work in Caribbean trade policy research and services. The SRC is the premier t...
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CARPHA Rewards Prof. T Alafia Samuels

Professor T Alafia Samuels has once again been recognised for her sterling contribution to Caribbean public health. She was honoured for her Outstanding Contribution in Public Health and Epidemiology of Chronic and Non-Communicable Diseases Research at the 64th Annual CARPHA Health Research Conference’s awards, held on June 21, 2019. The conference ran from June 20-22, 2019 in Trinidad a...
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UWI Press Books named among finalists for 2019 International Book Awards

The University of the West Indies Press (UWI Press) is pleased to announce that three of its books were named finalists in the 2019 International Book Awards (IBA). American Book Fest announced the winners and finalists of the awards earlier this month. More than 400 winners and finalists were announced in over 90 categories for titles published from 2017 to 2019. The UWI Press finalists includ...
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Dr Sterling Frost appointed among The UWI’s new Professors of Practice

The University of the West Indies (The UWI) recently appointed Dr Sterling Frost, a senior career banker and the Deputy CEO, Operations and Administration, First Citizens as Professor of Practice in Management Studies, attached to the Faculty of Social Sciences at The UWI St. Augustine Campus. UWI alumnus, Dr Sterling Frost is a Senior International Management Executive with three decades of G...
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CHILL Magazine Edition 22

At age 16, Zubin Deyal came to Cave Hill from Antigua and Barbuda with two intentions: study physics and play cricket. But a registration error and too little time to fix it locked him into the Faculty of Social Sciences – and changed the trajectory of his life. Today,he is preparing to enter Oxford as a 2019 Rhodes Scholar. You may read more about Zubin’s story in the March 2019 in...
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Sagicor Financial’s Dodridge Miller to serve as Professor of Practice at The UWI

The University of the West Indies (The UWI) is pleased to announce the recent appointment of Mr Dodridge Miller, President and CEO, Sagicor Financial as a practicing subject matter expert to be awarded the Professor of Practice title at the regional university. Granted on the basis of professional competence, distinguished practice and service contributions, his position has been approved by th...
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Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee thanks Sir Hilary at US Capitol for leadership in the Caribbean

On Wednesday, June 19, Sheila Jackson Lee, American Politician and Democratic Congresswoman for the US State of Texas, wasted no time at the beginning of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, in paying tribute to the Caribbean for its contribution.As leader of the process which brought the Reparations Bill to the floor of the Judiciary Committee...
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The UWI partners with IDB in Sub-Regional Policy Dialogue on Science, Technology and Innovation

According to Vice-Chancellor of The University of the West Indies (The UWI), Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, “the Caribbean was a principal globalvictim of the first and second industrial revolutions, which were built upon slavery and colonialism.Though still recuperating from some of their negative economic and social effects, the Caribbean experienced some recovery during the third indust...
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CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank Donates to Campus

The CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank has continued to demonstrate its support for academic and other initiatives at The UWI Cave Hill. On Wednesday, June 5, 2019, the bank donated routers and hubs for computer networking to the Faculty of Science and Technology, as part of a drive to repurpose equipment which was no longer needed by the bank owing to its technical upgrades. The presenta...
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