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The UWI Press’ Books Receives Award-Winning Finalist Honours from the 2019 International Book Awards

October 10, 2019 - 4:02pm

The University of the West Indies Press (UWI Press) is pleased to announce that three of its books have been honoured as award-winning finalists in the 2019 International Book Awards

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History made as UWI Five Islands officially accepts First Students

October 10, 2019 - 3:37pm

The University of the West Indies (The UWI) Five Islands Campus in Antigua and Barbuda, officially welcomed 147 students at its inaugural Matriculation Ceremony on 27 September, 2019.

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Outstanding UWI Staff to receive VC Awards

October 10, 2019 - 3:16pm

The Vice-Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence, one of the annual highlights of The University of the West Indies' (The UWI) calendar, is set for October 16, 2019. The prestigious ceremony takes place at The UWI Cave Hill Campus this year. Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sir Hilary Beckles will preside over the event, presenting academic, senior administrative, and professional staff with awards for excellence in teaching, research, service to the university community, and public service, or a combination of areas for 2018/2019.

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The UWI’s “Ten in Two” Austerity Plan

October 8, 2019 - 4:04pm

Executive management of The University of the West Indies (The UWI) emerged from a recent two-day retreat with a deeper focus on the University’s financial condition and commitment to regional economic growth.

Examining the first two years of The UWI’s performance within the context of its five-year Triple A strategic plan 2017-2022 themed “Revitalizing Caribbean Development”, management converged on the need for even greater financial efficiency.

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PAY IT FORWARD | CB-UWI 5K

October 8, 2019 - 3:54pm

It was a morning for inspiration, and the launch of the 8th Annual CB Group-UWI 5K, on Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at The University’s Regional Headquarters in Kingston began fittingly with a testimony from a successful former recipient.
 

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Sir Hilary: We need a new development paradigm for the 21st century

September 27, 2019 - 10:44am

The UWI, SUNY meet with international development partners in New York to advance #ClimateAction

 

L-R: Vice-Chancellor of The University of the West Indies (UWI), Professor Sir Hilary Beckles; Permanent Observer of CARICOM to the United Nations, Ambassador Angela Missouri Sherman-Peter; Dr. Luis Felipe López-Calva, Assistant Secretary General and Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean and SUNY, Provost, Dr. Tod Laursen who all delivered remarks during the opening of Global Partnerships for Climate Action in New York on Friday, 20 September 2019.

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UWItv Channel | A proud moment

September 27, 2019 - 10:32am

Colleagues,

I wish to congratulate the UWItv team on moving to its own dedicated channel on the Flow Network, which now allows it to broadcast to 15 countries, 24 hours a day.

This is a remarkable accomplishment in its short life, having been launched just three years ago, and reflects the commitment made by the University to inform, educate, inspire and express the rich cultural and intellectual diversity of our Caribbean people.

I know that a tremendous amount of time and effort has been spent ensuring that this move was as seamless as possible, and I appreciate the dedication and attention to detail that the Managing Director, Ms. Janet Caroo and the staff of UWItv continue to display.

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Vice-Chancellor's statement on New UWI Campus in Antigua and Barbuda

September 27, 2019 - 10:05am
“A hub to enable the greater participation in the development agendas of the OECS.”

Regional Headquarters, Kingston, Jamaica, June 26, 2019 – The following statement is issued by the Vice-Chancellor of The University of the West Indies, Professor Sir Hilary Beckles announcing the establishment of the Five Islands Campus of The University of the West Indies in Antigua and Barbuda.

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The UWI Five Islands Campus welcomes new students at Matriculation Ceremony this Friday

September 27, 2019 - 9:50am

Following its official opening, The University of the West Indies (The UWI) Five Islands Campus will host its inaugural Matriculation and Welcome Ceremony for new students this Friday, September 27, 2019.

 

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UWI Professor among Co-Authors in Renowned Science Magazine

September 20, 2019 - 11:40am

Professor Michael Taylor of The University of the West Indies (The UWI) is among an internationally respected group of scientists urgently calling on world leaders to accelerate efforts to tackle climate change.  The scientists are authors of a study published today in Science

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The UWI VC Leads Mission to The Bahamas

September 17, 2019 - 2:10pm

Vice-Chancellor of The University of the West Indies (The UWI), Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, was visibly moved as he opened his Forum on the Hurricane Response in The Bahamas on Friday, September 13, 2019. Calling it a ‘zone of vulnerability and devastation’, he addressed the enormity of devastation, the magnitude of effort required to rebuild, and The UWI’s role in the context of post-colonial vulnerability.
 

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Lorna Goodison is Writer-in-Residence in the Department of Literatures in English, UWI

September 11, 2019 - 10:32am

The University of the West Indies, Mona has appointed Professor Lorna Goodison as Writer-in-Residence for Semester 1 of the 2019/2020 academic year. Professor Goodison is currently the Poet Laureate of Jamaica and is also the recipient of an honorary degree from The UWI. As Writer-in-Residence, Professor Goodison will mentor aspiring writers at The UWI, conduct creative writing workshops and lecture in a variety of classes offered in the Department of Literatures in English.

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UWI and YoPro Give UWI Students and Alumni Access To Global Life Skills

September 11, 2019 - 9:47am

On September 19, 2019, The UWI Alumni Relations and Alumni Chapters and the Alumni Relations arm of the Institutional Advancement Division (IAD-AR) will launch their partnership with YoPro Global Foundation on the first Soft & Life Skills series for students and alumni across all campuses Caribbean-wide.

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GOJ to Sponsor more Medical Students

September 9, 2019 - 11:11am

From left: The UWI Mona Campus Registrar, Dr Donovan Stanberry; Dean, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Dr Tomlin Paul; Pro Vice-Chancellor and Principal, The UWI Mona Campus, Professor Dale Webber; Minister without portfolio, Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, the Hon. Karl Samuda; scholarship recipients: Rashaun Stewart, Shamarie Collins and Quwayne Howell; and Vice-Chancellor, The UWI, Professor Sir Hilary Beckles – pictured following the press conference held to announce the GOJ’s commitment of additional funding for medical students hosted in the Council Room at The UWI Mona Campus on Thursday September 5, 2019.

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UWI Readies Support for The Bahamas Post Hurricane Dorian

September 3, 2019 - 3:01pm

Even as the catastrophic category 5 Hurricane Dorian pummels the north west and central islands of theBahamas, The University of the West Indies (The UWI) is readying its tactical support for that country.
 

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Reverend, Soca Artiste, and "Father of the Internet Search Engine" among 10 to receive UWI Honorary Degrees

September 2, 2019 - 10:46am

Ten persons will receive honorary degrees during the 2019 graduation ceremonies at The University of the West Indies (The UWI). The honourees, approved by the University Council, are recognised for making significant contributions to the region and the wider world in their respective fields of expertise, including the Arts, Business, Religion and the Sciences. They join a select group of some 500 persons conferred UWI honorary degrees since 1965 when Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother received The UWI’s first honorary degree (DLitt). This prestigious tradition has seen honorary graduands recognised annually since then.
 
The 2019 honorary graduands and degrees to be conferred are:
 
Cave Hill Campus

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Breaking the Reparations Glass Ceiling

September 2, 2019 - 10:01am
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