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Facilities to Test Sargassum Important to Unlocking Potential

If Barbados is serious about exploring the full commercial potential of sargassum, there is an immediate need for a laboratory which is capable of analysing and grading the seaweed. That is the view of entrepreneurs and co-founders of Oasis Laboratory, Kemar Codrington and Mikhail Eversley. “We have been fortunate to have the biomass analysed for pollutants outside of Barbados, but this...
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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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Fine Fare for a Cause

Fine wine, fine fashion and fine art were served up in grand style at the Jazz, Art and Fashion event, on Sunday, March 3, 2019. The soiree was one of the events held in the lead-up to the third annual RBC Race for the Kids, which was held on Sunday March 10, 2019. Patrons who filled the 3Ws Pavilion of The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus were surrounded by intricate and one-o...
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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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Lobby as a Regional Bloc, the Caribbean is told

In a changing geopolitical environment, the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has again been encouraged to lobby as a regional bloc for greater effectiveness. This was the advice from Secretary-General of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), Dr. Mukhisa Kituyi, as he delivered a public lecture at The University of the West Indies Cave Hill, on the topic: The Role of UNC...
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Undergraduate Scholarships Available

Scholarships are available for undergraduate students in all fields at The University of the West Indies Cave Hill Campus, particularly those pursuing studies in science and technology. Approximately 50 private sector companies, offshore banks, private citizens, professional organisations and other donors offer a total of 95 scholarships to outstanding students across all faculties. Scholarshi...
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New Co-morbidity Study on the Demands of Living with Type 2 Diabetes and HIV

A recent pilot study on persons living with both HIV and Type 2 diabetes has found that the physical demands of diabetes were greater, while living with HIV bore a larger psychological toll. Dr. Madhuvanti Murphy, lecturer in Public Health and Deputy Dean of Research & Graduate Studies in the Faculty of Medical Sciences, discussed the findings of the qualitative research during a recent in...
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Job Fair 2019 to unearth "a world of opportunities"

A world of opportunities in today’s job and career fields will be unearthed during the Office of Student Services’ fifth annual job fair, to be held on March 7, 2019 under the Graduation Tent. The revamped all-day event is designed as an invigorated effort to support the UWI’s mission “to advance learning, create knowledge and foster innovation for the positive transfor...
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Poet Laureate Honoured

Literary legends: Esther Phillips with Professor George Lamming at last Friday’s Laureate Series event. Esther Phillips, Barbados’ first Poet Laureate, was honoured by the Cave Hill Campus last Friday evening. The Laureates Series: Celebrating Poetry and Barbados’ First Poet Laureate, brought together an eclectic audience of artistes, academics, educators, government offi...
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Triennial Awards for Women Next Month

The Institute for Gender and Development Studies: Nita Barrow Unit (IGDS:NBU) in association with the Community Development Department in the Ministry of Youth and Community Empowerment, will host the Sixth Triennial Awards for Women to mark International Women’s Day this year. The triennial awards ceremony was inaugurated in 2003, in collaboration with the Community Development Departme...
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UWI Professor leads discussions in Washington DC on innovation-driven growth in the Caribbean

UWI Professor leads discussions in Washington DC oninnovation-driven growth in the Caribbean The University of the West Indies’ (The UWI) Professor John Agard joined international thought leaders and high-level policy-makers from the Caribbean region for the Inter-American Development Bank’s (IDB) Annual Consultation of Caribbean Governors. The two-day engagement took place on Febr...
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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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The UWI Vice-Chancellor’s XI face England ahead of ODI series.

In a tradition, now in its 20th year, The University of the West Indies (The UWI) will host a 50-over match which will see a UWI Vice-Chancellor’s XI team face the touring England teamon Sunday,February17, 2019at the 3Ws Oval, The UWI Cave Hill Campus in Barbadosfrom 11:00 am(Eastern Caribbean time). Known as the Vice-Chancellor’s XI Cricket Match, the game will serve as a prelim...
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The UWI selected to lead Climate-Smart World

The International Association of Universities (IAU) selected The University of the West Indies (The UWI) as its global leader in the mobilisation of research and advocacy for the achievement of a climate-smart world. The IAU designated The UWI in recognition of the University’s decades of world class research on climate change and sustainable development. At its meeting at UNESCO’s...
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The UWI Supporting Innovation for Regional Growth

The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill campus has provided Caribbean entrepreneurs with another avenue to improve their skills.Today, the Centre for Professional Development and Life-long Learning (CPDLL) and Lumin Consulting Inc. (formerly UWI Consulting), signed a Memorandum of Understanding to govern the delivery of short courses and certificate programmes over the next five years. Und...
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