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Dr. LeRoy Hill appointed Director of the Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning

The UWI St. Augustine Campus is pleased to announce Dr LeRoy Hill as the new Director of its Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL). His appointment took effect from September 1, 2021.
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Professor Raphael Heffron appointed new Dean of the Faculty of Law at The UWI St. Augustine Campus

The UWI St. Augustine Campus, Trinidad & Tobago. Tuesday, November 9, 2021 - The University of the West Indies (The UWI) St. Augustine Campus is pleased to announce Professor Raphael Heffron as the new Dean of the Faculty of Law. His four-year term came into effect on November 1, 2021. Professor Heffron was formerly Professor for Global Energy Law & Sustainability at the Centre for E...
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New Campus Principal Professor Clive Landis Makes Pledge

New Campus Principal Professor Clive Landis pledges to position The UWI Cave Hill as a pillar of innovation in Barbados The UWI Regional Headquarters, Jamaica. Thursday, 18 November 2021— Newly inducted Pro Vice-Chancellor and Principal of The University of the West Indies at Cave Hill, Professor Clive Landis has pledged to draw on The UWI’s strategic vision of driving Caribbea...
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The UWI soars to the top in latest global universities rankings

The UWI Regional Headquarters, Jamaica. W.I. Thursday, September 23, 2021.— Since 2016 when the management of The University of the West Indies (The UWI) took the strategic decision to prepare and position the institution for global competitive rankings, its performance results have been steadily progressive. The choice to engage the Times Higher Education (THE) ranking system was based o...
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The UWI Cave Hill Responds to Online Petition about use of a Lockdown Browser

The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus. Wednesday, October 20, 2021— The administration of The UWI Cave Hill campus has been made aware of a petition that is currently in circulation, where students are protesting using a “lockdown browser” for some courses in the Department of Management Studies. This software program is aimed at ensuring the utmost integrity of...
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UWI staff to be honoured for excellence at virtual Vice-Chancellor’s Awards ceremony on November 25.

The UWI Regional Headquarters, Jamaica. Friday, October 15, 2021— Seven staff members and one department at The University of the West Indies (The UWI) will be honoured at 2020/2021 Vice-Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence. One of the highlights on the University’s calendar, the Awards recognise high achievement by academic, senior administrative and professional personnel thro...
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CENTRE FOR BIOSECURITY STUDIES PROVIDES TRAINING FOR BWA STAFF

The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus. Thursday, November 11, 2021— The Centre for Biosecurity Studies (CBS) at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill campus has entered an arrangement to provide specialized training to 500 staff at the Barbados Water Authority (BWA). The initiative will be led by Director of CBS, Dr. Kirk Douglas. The 20-month exercise is scheduled...
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Professor Clive Landis to be inducted as new Principal of The UWI Cave Hill Campus on November 13

Professor Clive Landis will be formally welcomed into his role as the new Pro Vice-Chancellor and Principal of The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus at an Induction Ceremony on Saturday, November 13.
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Sandals Resorts, The UWI and FIU partner to create School of Hospitality

In recognition of its 40th anniversary and to honour the legacy of its Founder, the late Gordon ‘Butch’ Stewart, OJ, CD, Hon. LLD, Sandals Resorts International (SRI) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding with The University of the West Indies (The UWI) and Florida International University’s (FIU) Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management to create the Gordon ‘Butch’ Stewart Inter...
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Liberation Day - Statement from Vice-Chancellor Sir Hilary Beckles

In 1636 the English Governor of Barbados, Henry Hawley, under pressure from slave investors, and with the full support of King Charles I, declared that all black people brought to the island shall be deemed under law non-human, chattel, and property in perpetuity. The western commercial markets and their political sovereigns embraced and elevated the island as it became a unique and very specia...
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UWI staff to be honoured for excellence at virtual Vice-Chancellor’s Awards ceremony on November 25

Seven staff members and one department at The University of the West Indies (The UWI) will be honoured at 2020/2021 Vice-Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence. One of the highlights on the University’s calendar, the Awards recognise high achievement by academic, senior administrative and professional personnel throughout the regional university. The 2020/2021 Awards, which marks the 28th year, wil...
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Governor General of Barbados, Dame Sandra Mason salutes The UWI

Governor General of Barbados Dame Sandra Mason saluted University of the West Indies’ early administrators for their bold vision and lauded the institution for its high-ranking status on the world stage when she accepted an honorary degree of Doctor of Laws from her alma mater on October 2.
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UWI’S First Global Climate-Smart Institute

The Caribbean now has its own Global Institute for Climate-Smart and Resilient Development resourced by leading experts from The University of the West Indies (The UWI) and backed by high profile regional and international partner institutions—the likes of the United Nations Development Programme, Open Society Foundations and Barbados-born, Rihanna’s Clara Lionel Foundation.
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The UWI receives US$120,000 gift from one of its first medical graduates, Dr Michael Woo-Ming

The months of August and September marked the annual Global Giving campaign ofThe University of the West Indies (The UWI). As the 2021 edition of the crowdfunding campaign drew to a close, The UWI received a generous gift of US $120,000 from alumnus and Cardiothoracic Surgeon Dr Michael Woo-Ming. A member of the first class of medical students enrolled in 1948 (at what was then the Universit...
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Near 1,400 to graduate during virtual ceremony at The UWI Cave Hill Campus this weekend.

The UWI, Cave Hill Campus in Barbados will host its virtual graduation ceremony for 1,382 graduands on Saturday, October 23. This year’s ceremony will see the first cohort of students graduating from the Campus’ new Faculty of Culture, Creative and Performing Arts which was established last year. Graduands from the Faculties of Law, Humanities & Education, Medical Sciences, Science & Technol...
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