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The UWI announces 2021 graduation ceremonies and honorary degrees

August 16, 2021 - 9:16pm

For their outstanding contributions to regional and international development, The University of the West Indies (The UWI) will present honorary degrees to 14 eminent persons at its 2021 graduation ceremonies.

Nominations from across The UWI’s five campuses were approved by the University Council, at its sitting on April 30, 2021. These 2021 graduands will join a list of over 450 honorary degree recipients conferred by the regional University since 1965. 

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Dr Emily Gaynor Dick-Forde Appointed Acting Deputy Principal of The UWI Open Campus

August 16, 2021 - 11:36am

The University of the West Indies (The UWI) Open Campus is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Emily Gaynor Dick-Forde as Deputy Principal (Acting) effective August 1, 2021.

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10 urgent takeaways for the Caribbean from IPCC’s latest global climate assessment report

August 13, 2021 - 9:26am

 On August 9, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released Climate Change 2021: The Physical Science Basis Full Report, Summary for Policymakers (SPM) and the Technical Summary.

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UWI shares in Caribbean success at Tokyo Olympics

August 10, 2021 - 10:06am

The University of the West Indies (The UWI) is sharing in the Caribbean’s celebration of Olympic glory. UWI current students, alumni, coaches and sports medical support staff were among the Caribbean contingent at the Tokyo Games, including four athletes who collectively won two gold medals, one silver and two bronze. The UWI community proudly congratulates all the athletes and staff who represented both their countries, and the regional university by extension.

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Rise again, Dr. Ralph

August 10, 2021 - 9:23am

The University of the West Indies expresses its dismay and disappointment in the development in Kingstown, Saint Vincent that resulted in physical injury to the nation’s honourable and distinguished Prime Minister, Dr. Ralph Gonsalves.

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UWI Grad Wins Olympic Gold

August 5, 2021 - 6:11pm

The University of the West Indies (The UWI) congratulates alumnus, Hansle Parchment on winning gold in the men’s 110 metre hurdles at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Parchment clocked 13.05 seconds in the athletics event on August 5 to take the Olympic title. The UWI, Mona Campus alumnus now has two Olympic medals, following his bronze win at the London 2012 Olympics. He is also a silver medalist from the 2015 World Championships in Beijing.

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UWI CENTRE FOR DISABILITY STUDIES PARTNERS FOR SPECIAL REGIONAL CONFERENCE

August 5, 2021 - 9:39am

The University of the West Indies Centre for Disability Studies (UWICDS) and Office of CARICOM Special Rapporteur on Disability, with support from the Commonwealth Secretariat, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and Digicel Foundation recently completed its first ever regional Special Ministerial Conference for Specific Legislation for Persons with Disabilities in the Caribbean.

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The UWI congratulates alumnus the Honourable Philip J. Pierre on becoming Prime Minister of Saint Lucia

July 30, 2021 - 11:02am

The University of the West Indies (The UWI) congratulates the Honourable Philip J. Pierre who was sworn in as Saint Lucia’s 8th Prime Minister on July 28. Prime Minister Pierre, an Economist and UWI alumnus, led his political party to win the country’s recent general election. The UWI community is filled with great pride to have yet another member of its alumni assuming the high office of Prime Minister in the Caribbean region.

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