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Fall 2018 Barbados Computer Coding Workshop Ends on a High Note

The Caribbean Science Foundation (CSF), a non-profit organization promoting science and technology in the Caribbean, officially culminated its Fall 2018 Computer Coding workshop with a graduation held at The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill on December 17, 2018. The CSF Computer Coding Workshops were designed with the training and retraining of the Caribbean workforce of the future i...
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Six Awarded for Excellence at Cave Hill

The diligence of six outstanding employees was recognised when they were presented with the Principal’s Award for Excellence at this year’s Annual Retiree and Staff Awards ceremony on Saturday, 15th December at the Cave Hill Campus. The 2018 honourees were Dr. Damian Cohall, Deputy Dean Preclinical, Faculty of Medical Sciences (FMS), Dr. Ian Craig, Head, Department of Language, L...
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Faculty of Humanities and Education Buries Time Capsule

From 70 to 100, with love. The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill ended its celebrations of the University’s 70th year with a Time Capsule Placement Ceremony. An initiative of the Faculty of Humanities and Education, the event was held on Wednesday, December 5, 2018 in the Quadrangle: the capsule’s home for the next 30 years. The vessel will be unearthed during the Universit...
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The UWI focused on entrepreneurship

Vice-Chancellor urges Awards for Excellence winners to continue outstanding work The UWI Regional Headquarters Jamaica. November 29, 2018—Among its many achievements for 2018, The University of the West Indies (The UWI) celebrated the service and successes of its academic, senior administrative and professional staff members on October 29. Climate Scientists, a Marijuana Decriminalisatio...
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Caribbean public health sector to benefit from US $1.1 million towards infectious disease research.

The Caribbean public health sector is poised to benefit from a US$1.1 million award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Fogarty International Center which will be handed over to the SUNY UWI Center for Leadership and Sustainable Development. The Center is a product of collaboration between two major educational institutions—State University of New York (SUNY) and The University o...
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Professors of Practice appointed at The UWI

Former Prime Minister of Barbados, The Right Honourable Owen Arthur, is among the Professors of Practice appointed at The University of the West Indies (The UWI), effective November 1, 2018. In his new role as Professor of Practice, former Prime Minister Arthur will oversee Economics of Development at The UWI Cave Hill Campus. The other distinguished Professors of Practice appointed across the...
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University of London celebrates The UWI

It was a dazzling, memorable event in the Winston Churchill Room of the University of London’s William Goodenough College. Hosted last Wednesday, November 28, by Professor Peter Kopelman, Vice-Chancellor of the University of London, in association with The Rt. Hon. Baroness Patricia Scotland, Secretary General of the Commonwealth, the historic reception brought together the leadership of the tw...
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Joint Institute for Global African Affairs Launched

A joint master’s programme in Global African Studies is one of the major initiatives to be offered out of the new Institute for Global African Affairs, a collaborative effort between The University of the West Indies and the University of Johannesburg in South Africa. The Institute was launched on Monday, November 26, 2018 with a press conference and plaque unveiling in the Main Co...
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Caribbean Science Foundation announces plans to establish Computer Coding Workshops in Saint Lucia

The Caribbean Science Foundation (CSF), which has its headquarters on the campus of The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill, Barbados, has announced plans to organise Computer Coding workshops in Saint Lucia. In January 2018, the CSF, Scotiabank, and the U.S. Embassy to Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean, and the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) partnered to launch a pilot Com...
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Faculty of Social Sciences' First Dean Honoured

The Faculty of Social Sciences’ building has been renamed in honour of the late Alfred Wendell McClean, its first Dean. The renaming ceremony was held on Tuesday, October 27, 2018 near the Free Hill, St Michael entrance to the Campus. It was attended by McClean’s widow, Clotilda McClean, as well as siblings, relatives, friends and former coworkers. The move was hailed as one whi...
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Cave Hill helping retrenched workers to get back on an employment track

The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill is responding to the needs of recently retrenched workers, through a suite of offerings from the Centre for Professional Development and Lifelong Learning (CPDLL) and the Sagicor Cave Hill School of Business and Management (SCHSBM). Interim Executive Director of the SCHSBM, Dr Justin Robinson, explained that this assistance will fall under three maj...
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Beckles elected President of “Universities Caribbean”

A major development in the transformation of the higher education sector in the Caribbean took place in the Dominican Republic last week, from November 12-13, 2018. Vice-Chancellors, Presidents, and Rectors of dozens of Caribbean-based universities and research institutes, convened under the leadership of Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, Vice-Chancellor of The University of the West Indies (The UW...
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Former Prime Minister Rt. Hon. Owen Arthur Appointed Professor of Practice

Former Prime Minister of Barbados, The Right Honourable Owen Seymour Arthur, has been appointed Professor of Practice: Economics of Development at The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus effective November 1, 2018. The post was confirmed at the University Appointments Committee meeting in October. In this position, Professor Arthur will deliver guest lectures in economics and rela...
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Outstanding Research Awarded at Cave Hill

The Faculties of Social Sciences and Medical Sciences took the majority of honours during this year’s Research Week Awards. Staff were invited to submit nominations for six of the seven prizes which were divided into two categories: Faculty/Institute Awards and Campus Awards. The Faculty of Medical Sciences copped the award for Recognition of Researchers/Research Teams who have won sign...
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The UWI Open Campus and IDB partner to provide more online education for the region

---------------- For Immediate Release The UWI Regional Headquarters, Jamaica.05 November 2018.?The University of the West Indies (TheUWI) and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) arepartneringtobringmore online learning to citizens across the Caribbean region and the world. IDB data shows a significant demand in the English-speaking Caribbean forMassive Open Online Courses ...
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