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The UWI congratulates alumna Dr Carla Natalie Barnett

The UWI Regional Headquarters, Jamaica. W.I. Thursday, May 13, 2021. — The University of the West Indies (The UWI) congratulates Dr Carla Natalie Barnett who was announced as the 8th Secretary-General of CARICOM on Tuesday May 11, 2020. The two-time UWI graduate has made history as the first woman to be appointed to the post. Dr Barnett attained both her Ph.D. in Social Sciences and a ...
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Professor Clive Landis to serve as next Principal at The UWI Cave Hill Campus

The University of the West Indies (The UWI) is pleased to announce Professor Clive Landis as the next Principal of its Cave Hill Campus in Barbados. Professor Landis’ appointment was confirmed at The UWI’s annual business meeting of its University Council on April 30. The appointment was approved by the University Council, following a recommendation from Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sir Hilary Be...
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Professor Sir Hilary Beckles to begin second term as UWI Vice-Chancellor on August 1

Vice-Chancellor of The University of the West Indies (The UWI), Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, who is currently in the final year of his six-year contract, has been reappointed by the institution’s highest governing body, the University Council, for a second six-year term. The Council which met virtually on Friday, April 30, for its annual business meeting, approved the renewal of Vice-Chance...
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Grenada’s Prime Minister to Chair UWI Review Committee

Following its 2020 strategic planning exercise, The University of the West Indies (The UWI) has invited the distinguished Prime Minister of Grenada, Dr. the Right Honourable Keith Mitchell to lead a team of technical experts to review the academic and administrative operations of the University Centre. Integral to this review effort is maintaining The UWI as one regional enterprise with five ca...
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Grammy winning artist Shaggy to perform at THE UWI’s virtual Toronto Gala Awards on May 22

The University of the West Indies (The UWI) is pleased to announce that two-time Grammy award winning recording artist Shaggy will perform at the Virtual Toronto Benefit Awards 2021, on Saturday, May 22 at 7:00 p.m. (Eastern Caribbean)/6:00 p.m. (Jamaica). Shaggy - Orville Richard Burrell - from Kingston, Jamaica has sold over 30 million albums to date. He has racked up no fewer than eight sin...
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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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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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