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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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Sargassum Symposium to Discuss Sustainable Management and Solutions

This year, the Caribbean has experienced another large-scale influx of sargassum, widely regarded by many as an economic and ecological threat. Now considered the 'new normal' in the region, these periodic events have significant negative implications for multiple sectors including fisheries, tourism, health and environment. In order to support the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) in adapting an...
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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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Confucius Institute Hosts Open House

A tea ceremony, candid reflections on life in China, and tai chi on the terrace were some of the many activities which took place when the Confucius Institute at Cave Hill campus threw open its doors to the public today. Co-director of the Confucius Institute, David Bulbulia, said the Confucius Institute Day Open House intended to expose the general public to Chinese culture and language, as we...
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The UWI’s CCC Marooners defeat Guyana Jaguars in Super 50 final

After a thrilling and consistent performance in the Regional Super 50 tournament, the Combined Campuses and Colleges (CCC) Marooners emerged as winners. The CCC Marooners faced the Guyana Jaguars confidently in the finals of the tournament on Sunday 28 October, 2018 at Kensington Oval in Barbados. The stellar teamwork and disciplined bowling of the CCC Marooners was enough to defeat the 204 ...
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The UWI and CDB sign historic MoU

MEDIA RELEASE For further information, please contactthe University Marketing and Communications Officeattelephone 868-663-9392 or emailRhonda.Jaipaul@sta.uwi.edu orShyvonne.Williams@sta.uwi.edu -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The UWI Regional Headquarters Jamaica.October 22, 2018—Formali...
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Cave Hill Honours 70 of its Most Outstanding Graduates

Ten current and former prime ministers, a governor general and a former president were among 70 Cave Hill alumni honoured for their contributions to the region and the world, during a recent ceremony held at the campus. The event formed part of Cave Hill's 70th anniversary celebrations of The University of the West Indies. Principal and Pro Vice-Chancellor Eudine Barriteau, pointed out tha...
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The UWI calls for Caribbean action based on UN IPCC report

Regional Headquarters, Jamaica. October 12, 2018: “Caribbean scientists have long held the position that (global temperature rise of) 1.5°C may be the limit of global warming that vulnerable regions such as ours can tolerate.” Professor Michael Taylor, Dean of the Faculty of Science and Technology at The University of the West Indies (The UWI), Mona Campus is commenting on the I...
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Confucius Institute signs MOU with BIMAP

As Barbados seeks to deepen its engagement with China, The UWI Cave Hill is taking steps to ensure that even more Barbadians will have access to learning Chinese language and culture. The Confucius Institute and the Barbados Institute of Management and Productivity (BIMAP) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to govern the provision of a Chinese Language and Culture curriculum at th...
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New Rankings put The UWI among top 5 percent of Best Universities in the World

Media Release For further information, please contact the University Marketing and Communications Office at telephone 868-663-9392 or email Rhonda.Jaipaul@sta.uwi.edu or Shyvonne.Williams@sta.uwi.edu -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- For Immediate Release New Rankings put The UWI among top 5 p...
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The UWI Announces 2018 Global Giving Campaign

In commemoration of its 70th anniversary, The University of the West Indies (The UWI) seeks to raise funds through its annual Global Giving Programme. But, more than purely fundraising, the 2018 campaign aims to connect and engage with individuals and partners in the public and private sector and regionally and internationally to play an active role in strengthening The UWI’s capacity to ...
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A New Cohort of Students Enrolled in Postgraduate Nursing Degree

Dean of the Faculty of Medical Sciences, Dr Peter Adams This semester, the first cohort of postgraduate Nursing students commenced studies at The UWI Cave Hill. Dean of the Faculty of Medical Sciences, Dr Peter Adams, stated that several nurses are enrolled in the MSc in Nursing, with specialisations in Administration and Education. He was making remarks at a 70th an...
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Orientation 2018 a big success

Students ensured they were in the ‘know’ about the university life from “admission to graduation” ahead of the start of the classes this year. Director of the Office of Student Services, Dale Lynch, said that orientation events, namely the orientation days and orientation fair, were well attended. “Each orientation day had over 800 participants . . . Based on the...
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Research a Critical Component of Caribbean Development, says Principal Barriteau

Sound, Caribbean-centred research – much like that produced out of The University of the West Indies – is an indispensable and invaluable component of the region’s social and economic growth. Principal and Pro-Vice Chancellor of The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill campus, Professor V. Eudine Barriteau, underscored this point during her remarks at the Postgr...
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The UWI in the Community

Bringing The UWI into the community. That has been the aim of the Community Talks series, which forms part of the University’s 70th anniversary celebrations. The series kicked off on March 3, 2018 with a discussion on disaster preparedness at the Valley Resource Centre in St. George. The talk was chaired by Dr. Janice Cumberbatch, Lecturer in Social and Environmental Management at The U...
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