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The UWI stands ready to provide assistance for Caribbean territories following Hurricane Irma

As The University of the West Indies (The UWI) community continues to follow the tragic stories of the aftermath of Hurricane Irma and impending Hurricane Jose, it is saddened and stands ready to assist recovery efforts. Reports on the impact of the category 5 Hurricane Irma include loss of lives, of severe flooding, damage to homes and other infrastructure as well as major disruptions to elect...
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The UWI hosts forum on the neighbouring crisis in Venezuela

On Tuesday 12 September, 2017, the Institute of International Relations (IIR) at The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus will bring together regional, international relations experts, diplomats and academics for a public forum on the multi-level crisis in Venezuela, Trinidad and Tobago’s South American neighbour. The event, which is free and open to the general public, tak...
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The UWI to host Inaugural Eastern Caribbean Lecture in Saint Lucia

The University of the West Indies (The UWI) Faculty of Social Sciences (FSS), Cave Hill Campus, in collaboration with The UWI Open Campus will host the Inaugural Eastern Caribbean Public Lecture in Saint Lucia on 14 September, 2017. Titled “Invented Nations and Imagined Communities: 50 Years of Self Government in the OECS”, the lecture will be delivered by Dr Lennox Honychurch, d...
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Cave Hill Seeking to Export Medical Programme

The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill campus, is partnering with a leading United States university to deliver cutting edge academic programmes that will significantly increase Cave Hill’s attractiveness to international students, particularly US students seeking to pursue medical studies. Representatives from The UWI Cave Hill and the University of Miami held wide ranging discuss...
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New Director appointed to The UWI’s Institute for Gender and Development Studies

The University of the West Indies (The UWI) is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Opal Palmer Adisa as the new University Director of the Institute for Gender and Development Studies (IGDS). Dr Adisa’s appointment takes effect from August 9, 2017, succeeding Professor Verene Shepherd who held the post since 2010. Professor Adisa is an internationally recognised writer, ed...
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The UWI to confer 12 honorary degrees at 2017 graduation ceremonies

The University of the West Indies will confer 12 honorary degrees at its 2017 graduation ceremonies. The UWI awards honorary degrees to individuals of eminence in the arts, sciences and other fields of intellectual endeavour, as well as to persons who have made outstanding regional or international contributions. The 2017 graduation ceremonies will see new Chancellor, Robert Bermudez presiding...
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Appointment of New CEO Sagicor Cave Hill School of Business & Management

The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill campus is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Ian De Souza as Executive Director and CEO of the Sagicor Cave Hill School of Business and Management with effect from October 9, 2017. Mr. De Souza comes to the position with a wealth of business knowledge and experience from a career which spans 40 years in the financial and banking sector. He...
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Liviticus by Kamau Brathwaite opens CARIFESTA Symposium book launch series

New book by distinguished Barbadian poet/scholar at UWI Liviticus by Kamau Brathwaite will be launched at the Walcott Warner Theatre,UWI, Cave Hill, on Saturday, August 19, at 9 A.M., according to the CARIFESTA Symposium. The celebrated Barbadian poet is 87 and “Liviticus opens the CARIFESTA XIII Symposium book launch series,” said Lasana M. Sekou of House of Nehesi Publishers (...
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The UWI Youth Development Programme’s Message for International Youth Day

The following statement is issued by The University of the West Indies Youth Development Programme (UWI YDP) in recognition of International Youth Day, celebrated on August 12th: The University of the West Indies Youth Development Programme (UWI YDP) wishes all the youth of our Caribbean community a very conscious International Youth Day, this August 12th day of acknowledgement. While m...
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The UWI and UNDP call on Caribbean youth to get involved

The current generation of tertiary level students will be in the prime of their careers in the year 2030 and are, therefore, key to implementing the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for the benefit of the Caribbean region.” This is according to Director of Development at The University of the West Indies (The UWI), Stacy Richards-Kennedy. Through its Office of Development, ...
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The UWI establishes Centre for Reparations Research

The University of the West Indies (The UWI) has established a Centre for Reparations Research. Approved by the University’s Finance and General Purpose Committee earlier this year, it will be formally launched on October 10, 2017 at The UWI Regional Headquarters in Jamaica. The Centre, which will be led by Professor Verene Shepherd, former Director of the Institute for Gender and Devel...
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The UWI Launches First Faculty in 40 Years

“If there’s one industry that we can develop right now to diversify our economies and make our economies competitive, it is to build a sporting industry in our region,” says The UWI Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sir Hilary Beckles. He was speaking at the official launch of the University’s Faculty of Sport on Wednesday 26 July, 2017 at The UWI Regional Headquarters in Jamai...
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Dr Akshai Mansingh to head The UWI’s new Faculty of Sport

Dr Akshai Mansingh has been appointed as Dean of the new Faculty of Sport at The University of the West Indies (The UWI). Dr Mansingh was selected following a search for candidates which concluded in June 2017. His appointment is effective from August 1, 2017. He is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon and Sports Medicine Physician who has looked after elite athletes throughout the region. A gra...
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New UWI Chancellor takes office Robert Bermudez begins term as The UWI’s 6th Chancellor

The University of the West Indies (The UWI) marks a change in its leadership, as it welcomes a new Chancellor, the highest office-holder in The UWI system. Trinidad and Tobago national, Mr. Robert Bermudez assumes duties as the 6th Chancellor of the University, having been appointed at the University Council’s annual business meeting on April 27, 2017 to succeed Sir George Alleyne. Acc...
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Celebrating the Centenary of Indian Emancipation

The UWI Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sir Hilary Beckles issues the following statement in recognition of the centenary of the abolition of the Indenture Act. “This year the Caribbean Community is rising to celebrate the Centennial of the defeat of post-slavery Indentured Servitude and the final Emancipation of the Indian Community from labour bondage. The Abolition of Indenture Act of 1...
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