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CHILL Magazine Edition 22

At age 16, Zubin Deyal came to Cave Hill from Antigua and Barbuda with two intentions: study physics and play cricket. But a registration error and too little time to fix it locked him into the Faculty of Social Sciences – and changed the trajectory of his life. Today,he is preparing to enter Oxford as a 2019 Rhodes Scholar. You may read more about Zubin’s story in the March 2019 in...
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Sagicor Financial’s Dodridge Miller to serve as Professor of Practice at The UWI

The University of the West Indies (The UWI) is pleased to announce the recent appointment of Mr Dodridge Miller, President and CEO, Sagicor Financial as a practicing subject matter expert to be awarded the Professor of Practice title at the regional university. Granted on the basis of professional competence, distinguished practice and service contributions, his position has been approved by th...
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Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee thanks Sir Hilary at US Capitol for leadership in the Caribbean

On Wednesday, June 19, Sheila Jackson Lee, American Politician and Democratic Congresswoman for the US State of Texas, wasted no time at the beginning of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, in paying tribute to the Caribbean for its contribution.As leader of the process which brought the Reparations Bill to the floor of the Judiciary Committee...
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Cave Hill Breaks Ground on New Dorm

The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus has broken ground for the construction of a new hall of residence. The official ceremony was held on Monday, May 27, 2019 at the proposed site, which is located on the grounds of the Keith Hunte Hall, Paradise Park, St Michael. It was attended by former and current members of senior administration of the campus, as well as representatives fro...
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Tribute to James O. Hall

A master builder has finally rested his tools. James ‘Jim’ Hall, who died on May 15, 2019, served as Superintendent of Works (now Manager of Maintenance) at the UWI Cave Hill Campus for 22 years, from 1972 until his retirement in 1994. Jim was a master builder and a first-class property manager. Under his leadership, the Campus undertook its most complex building works as in-hous...
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Two Senior Administrators Move Up the Ranks

Two senior administrators at The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus have moved up the ranks. Effective August 1, 2019, Deputy Principal Professor Clive Landis will assume the post of Pro Vice-Chancellor for Undergraduate Studies at The UWI. Meantime, Professor Winston Moore will take up duties as Deputy Principal of the Cave Hill Campus. Professor Landis began his tenure as Deput...
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The UWI and UNIANDES form alliance

A new regional collaboration embracing continental Latin America and the Caribbean is underway. On April 11 The University of the West Indies (The UWI) and Universidad de los Andes (UNIANDES) formalised the Strategic Alliance for Hemispheric Development during a signing ceremony held at UNIANDES in Bogota, Colombia. According to Pro Vice-Chancellor and Principal of The UWI Open Campus, Dr Luz ...
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The Late Dr. Elizabeth Watson Remembered

Professor Sir Hilary Beckles; Vice-Chancellor, The University of the West Indies Dr. Elizabeth Watson was part of the heart of the campus culture that flourished over decades of institutional building. Cave Hill was blessed by her multiple contributions ranging from library resource development to academic excellence as a researcher of national popular music. Her pioneering work on Jackie O...
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Polymath Trains Students in Ethereum Blockchain

Six university students and graduates have successfully completed a nine-week programming workshop series on Ethereum Blockchain hosted by Polymath, in partnership with The Cave Hill Campus. Last Friday, successful candidates Antonio Arthur, Haley Springer, Joel Moore, Michael Belle, Shaqueilla Seale and Sanjay Mahabir were presented with their certificates. Polymath and the University of the...
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Students Earn Top Marks for TAMIS Assistance

Student volunteers in the pilot Digital Ambassadors Acceleration Programme (DAAP) have gained top marks for assisting the public in registering for Barbados’s new online tax system. “One hundred per cent of the evaluations [of students deployed] were positive,” reported Minister of Innovation, Science and Smart Technology, Senator Kay McConney. “You have shown that . . ...
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Over 2 000 Race for the Kids

The third and latest installation of the annual UWI/RBC Race for the Kids attracted the largest participation to date with 2 200 having registered for the six kilometre event, which ran off from outside the 3Ws Pavilion at Cave Hill campus on March 10, 2018. A wave of blue surged uphill at steady pace, determined to walk, run or wheel themselves along the route....
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Cave Hill to Establish New Faculty

For the first time in more than 50 years, The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus will be establishing a new Faculty. At the annual Campus Council meeting on Friday, March 11, 2019, Pro Vice-Chancellor and Principal of The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, Professor Eudine Barriteau tabled a paper to approve a new faculty of Culture, Creativ...
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Students Lend a Helping Hand

This Valentine’s day, amidst a universal focus on love, a group of Cave Hill students showed compassion for people living with HIV and AIDS and their families, through a donation to the HIV/AIDS Food Bank. The donation was made by Semester I students in the Social Planning course offered by the Department of Government, Sociology, Social Work and Psychology. The goods were handed over to...
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RBC Race for the Kids 2019 Launched

The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill campus in collaboration with RBC Royal Bank (Barbados) Limited, has launched the registration period for the 2019 edition of RBC Race for the Kids. The launch took place on Wednesday, January 23 at the Campus. The race is scheduled for Sunday, March 10, at 4 p.m. and starts outside the 3Ws Pavilion at The UWI Cave Hill. This is the third in...
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Cave Hill Mourns Loss of Two Staffers

It is with deep regret that The UWI, Cave Hill campus has learnt of the passing of two of its own: Dr. Cherri-Ann Beckles, Assistant Archivist in the University Archives and Records Management Programme (left), and Ms. Maria Dodson, Administrative Assistant (Research Students, Publications) in the Office of Graduate Studies and Research (right). Both entered final rest on Friday, January 11th, ...
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