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The UWI soars to the top in latest global universities rankings

The UWI Regional Headquarters, Jamaica. W.I. Thursday, September 23, 2021.— Since 2016 when the management of The University of the West Indies (The UWI) took the strategic decision to prepare and position the institution for global competitive rankings, its performance results have been steadily progressive. The choice to engage the Times Higher Education (THE) ranking system was bas...
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Professor C. Justin Robinson is new Pro Vice-Chancellor for The UWI Board for Undergraduate Studies

The University of the West Indies (The UWI) is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor C. Justin Robinson as the new Pro Vice-Chancellor of the Board for Undergraduate Studies (BUS). Professor Robinson’s appointment took effect on August 1, 2021, beginning his three-year term. As Pro Vice-Chancellor, Professor Robinson will oversee the Office of the Board for Undergraduate Stud...
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Professor Rose-Marie Belle Antoine Appointed

Professor Rose-Marie Belle Antoine has been appointed as the new Pro Vice-Chancellor of the Board for Graduate Studies and Research (BGSR) at The University of the West Indies (The UWI). Having completed two terms as the first Dean, Faculty of Law St. Augustine and regional University Dean, Professor Antoine now heads the University’s Board for Graduate Studies and Research, to oversee its poli...
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Dr. Stacy Richards-Kennedy appointed Interim Pro Vice-Chancellor for Global Affairs

Dr. Stacy Richards-Kennedy has been appointed Interim Pro Vice-Chancellor for Global Affairs at The University of the West Indies (The UWI). With effect from August 1, 2021, she assumed leadership of the regional university’s global engagement portfolio and is responsible for coordinating internationalisation and strategic global initiatives across The UWI system. Dr. Richards-Kennedy has ov...
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Cave Hill Students Gifted New Outdoor Study Space

Additional outdoor seating for study and reflection is now available to students at The University of the West Indies Cave Hill campus following the handing over of The Pondside Students’ Recreational Space on Monday. This was made possible by The UWI Alumni Circle, in collaboration with The UWI Office of Business Development and the Office of Alumni Relations/Student Enrolment and Ret...
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Dame Sandra Mason to receive Honorary Doctorate during a Special Convocation

Governor General of Barbados, Her Excellency Dame Sandra Mason GCMG, D.A., Q.C., will be conferred an honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD) degree at a special convocation on Saturday October 2 in recognition of her outstanding contribution to public service. She will receive the scroll during a virtual ceremony which will be broadcast at 5:00 p.m. The event will be streamed live on UWI TV and socia...
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The UWI extends partnership with CIBC FirstCaribbean

The UWI Cave Hill Campus has officially extended its partnership with CIBC FirstCaribbean with the signing of a memorandum of understanding for three years. The agreement, which was signed on Tuesday, is for the period 2021/22 to 2023/24, and will cover four areas: support and development of UWI programmes and students around the region; enhancement of research in Banking and Finance at The ...
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Prime Minister of Barbados calls for new debt repayment system at UWI Vice-Chancellor's Forum

The UWI Regional Headquarters, Jamaica. W.I. Saturday, June 26, 2021—The Honourable Mia Amor Mottley, Prime Minister of Barbados has called for a debt repayment system for Caribbean countries similar to what was granted to Britain after World War II that allowed that country to have the fiscal space to return to a path of development. She was speaking during a UWI Vice-Chancellor&rsquo...
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Four UWI Press books recognised by international publishing awards

The UWI Regional Headquarters, Jamaica. W.I. Friday, July 2, 2021. — The University of the West Indies Press (UWI Press) is pleased to announce that four of its published books have recently earned recognition by international publishing awards. On June 9, two UWI Press books were announced among the bronze medallists when the Independent Publisher Book Awards (IPPY Awards) declared it...
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Prime Minister of Grenada calls for immediate action on climate change

The UWI Regional Headquarters, Jamaica. W.I. Friday, July 2, 2021— Prime Minister of Grenada, Dr. the Honourable Keith Mitchell has called for immediate, decisive action on climate change and warned that lives and livelihoods continue to be at stake. Prime Minister Mitchell said the unifying nature of sports provides a platform to advocate for change, as has been done historically. Eve...
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UWI Dean reveals ‘greener’ plans for the University’s sporting facilities

The UWI Regional Headquarters, Jamaica. W.I. Friday, July 2, 2021—Dean of The University of the West Indies Faculty of Sport, Dr Akshai Mansingh is intent on transforming sporting facilities at the four landed campuses of the regional university towards net zero carbon emissions. In so doing, the facilities would be powered entirely by renewable energy sources. Dr Mansingh revealed the...
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The UWI congratulates alumna Dr Carla Natalie Barnett

The UWI Regional Headquarters, Jamaica. W.I. Thursday, May 13, 2021. — The University of the West Indies (The UWI) congratulates Dr Carla Natalie Barnett who was announced as the 8th Secretary-General of CARICOM on Tuesday May 11, 2020. The two-time UWI graduate has made history as the first woman to be appointed to the post. Dr Barnett attained both her Ph.D. in Social Sciences and a ...
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Professor Clive Landis to serve as next Principal at The UWI Cave Hill Campus

The University of the West Indies (The UWI) is pleased to announce Professor Clive Landis as the next Principal of its Cave Hill Campus in Barbados. Professor Landis’ appointment was confirmed at The UWI’s annual business meeting of its University Council on April 30. The appointment was approved by the University Council, following a recommendation from Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sir Hilary Be...
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Professor Sir Hilary Beckles to begin second term as UWI Vice-Chancellor on August 1

Vice-Chancellor of The University of the West Indies (The UWI), Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, who is currently in the final year of his six-year contract, has been reappointed by the institution’s highest governing body, the University Council, for a second six-year term. The Council which met virtually on Friday, April 30, for its annual business meeting, approved the renewal of Vice-Chance...
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Grenada’s Prime Minister to Chair UWI Review Committee

Following its 2020 strategic planning exercise, The University of the West Indies (The UWI) has invited the distinguished Prime Minister of Grenada, Dr. the Right Honourable Keith Mitchell to lead a team of technical experts to review the academic and administrative operations of the University Centre. Integral to this review effort is maintaining The UWI as one regional enterprise with five ca...
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