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New Centre to assist Small Businesses

The Sagicor Cave Hill School of Business and Management (SCHSBM) is positioning the Caribbean’s small business sector to lead the region’s economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, with the launch of the Caribbean Micro Small Medium Enterprise Centre. It will serve as the umbrella body for a number of small business entities, and will also offer advisory services to micro, smal...
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UWI Research on Banking Sector

A group of researchers from The University of the West Indies (UWI) has put forward solutions to specific problems in the banking sector that could improve customer experience and result in cost savings to financial institutions. The grant project was funded by CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank, with the research component undertaken by the St. Augustine Campus. The Cave Hill Campus admi...
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The UWI Cave Hill Wins International Award for Digital Transformation

The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus has been recognised for its successful digital transformation initiatives, which allowed it to pivot quickly to support students during the pandemic. Ellucian, the leading higher education technology solutions provider, announced today that the university has won a 2021 Ellucian Impact Award, and will receive a US $25,000 grant.
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UWI Cave Hill Class of 2020 celebrate in a unique online ceremony

A Graduation Class of over 1,300 students was celebrated with unique elegance when The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus held its inaugural virtual graduation ceremony on Saturday evening. Family and friends of the graduates were able to share in the occasion as images of them were beamed across the globe on UWItv and social media platforms. Vice Chancellor, Professor Sir Hilary...
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Ending Royal Racism; The Republic and Reparations

Royalty, Racism, Republicanism & Reparation: Preparing for the 60th Anniversary of Nationhood in the CARICOM Region was the theme of the virtual Vice-Chancellor’s Forum held on March 25, 2021 by The University of the West Indies (UWI). A collaborative effort of the Office of the Vice-Chancellor and the Centre for Reparation Research (CRR), the forum marked the annual International Day...
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Sir Hilary: UN Visionary Expert on Higher Education

The UWI Regional Headquarters, Jamaica. Wednesday, March 10, 2021. The United Nations has invited Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, Vice-Chancellor of The University of the West Indies (The UWI), to serve as an expert for its “Futures of Higher Education Project”. Led by the UNESCO International Institute for Higher Education in Latin America and the Caribbean (UNESCO-IESALC), the pro...
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14 to receive honorary doctorates at The UWI’s 2020 Graduation ceremonies

The University of the West Indies (The UWI) will confer 14 honorary degrees at its 2020 graduation ceremonies. The ceremonies, which are scheduled to take place from January - March, 2021, in a mix of blended, virtual formats, will celebrate a graduating class of approximately 8500 students across the region. In spite of the COVID-19 pandemic, The UWI graduations will retain the tradition of re...
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The UWI Launches Regional Study on Learning During COVID-19

The UWI Cave Hill Campus, Barbados, Tuesday, February 16, 2021 — A new university study is underway to determine the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on student learning experiences. The University of the West Indies has embarked on research to assess motivation, efficacy for learning, the academic and social experiences of students with and without disabilities during COVID-19 across the ...
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Bahamian Prime Minister urges full support for The UWI

Regional Headquarters, Jamaica. Wednesday, March 03, 2021. — As annual budget meetings at The University of the West Indies (The UWI) commenced on March 2, Prime Minister of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas, Dr. The Honourable Hubert Minnis urged fellow governments to invest more in the regional University for the future economic development. Addressing the Opening Ceremony for the Meeting...
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A new fight back phase against COVID-19 is here

UWI COVID-19 Task Force Chair says: “A new fight back phase against COVID-19 is here” The AstraZeneca-Oxford COVID-19 vaccine has arrived on Caribbean shores. “This marks the start of a new phase in the pandemic in which we start the 'fight back' against COVID-19” says Professor Clive Landis, Immunologist and Chairman of The University of the West Indies COVID-19 Task ...
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Armstrong Agencies Donates to National Initiative Operative Seek and Save

A member of the corporate community has made a significant donation to Operation Seek and Save, a national initiative aimed at getting a handle on Covid-19 and dengue fever cases. This week, Armstrong Agencies donated 60 cases of Claytons Kola Kick energy drink, 10 cases of iCool water and four boxes of Alcolado Glacial. The items would be used to assist the 360 student volunteers from the U...
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New UWI Alumni Association Executive Elected

February 3rd, 2021 Bridgetown, Barbados - Attorney-at-Law and graduate of the Faculty of Law at The UWI Cave Hill Campus Dario Welch was elected President of the UWI Alumni Association, UWIAA, (Barbados Chapter) at its Annual General Meeting held virtually recently. Cecilia Neblett-Brathwaite, a Behaviour Change Specialist was elected Vice-President. The full Executive which will serve for the ...
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Operation Seek and Save gets Underway

The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus. Wednesday, February 3rd, 2021. An ambitious national survey to gather health-related data across Barbados got underway yesterday, as one of the Government of Barbados’ latest initiatives to halt the spread of Covid-19. The field operation involves hundreds of university students along with Barbados Defence Force, public transport and...
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Jamaican Professors Establish US$100,000 Scholarship Fund

The UWI Regional Headquarters, Jamaica. Friday, January 22, 2021. — The University of the West Indies’ 2020 Global Giving Campaign continues to receive generous contributions of alumni, donors and corporate partners regionally and internationally. Although the campaign was officially targeted as a month-long drive last August, in the latest act of kindness, UWI alumna, Professor P...
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MIA MOTTLEY, CEDELLA MARLEY AMONG SEVEN AFUWI 2021 AWARDEES

January 19, 2021 - Barbadian Prime Minister Hon. Mia Mottley and Cedella Marley, OD, CEO of TUFF Gong International, are among seven distinguished recipients to receive awards at the 24th annual “ The Legacy Continues” Gala Awards of the American Foundation for the University of the West Indies (AFUWI). The stellar virtual event scheduled for February 21, 2021, is the Foundation&rsq...
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