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Former Prime Minister Rt. Hon. Owen Arthur Appointed Professor of Practice

Former Prime Minister of Barbados, The Right Honourable Owen Seymour Arthur, has been appointed Professor of Practice: Economics of Development at The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus effective November 1, 2018. The post was confirmed at the University Appointments Committee meeting in October. In this position, Professor Arthur will deliver guest lectures in economics and rela...
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Outstanding Research Awarded at Cave Hill

The Faculties of Social Sciences and Medical Sciences took the majority of honours during this year’s Research Week Awards. Staff were invited to submit nominations for six of the seven prizes which were divided into two categories: Faculty/Institute Awards and Campus Awards. The Faculty of Medical Sciences copped the award for Recognition of Researchers/Research Teams who have won sign...
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The UWI Open Campus and IDB partner to provide more online education for the region

---------------- For Immediate Release The UWI Regional Headquarters, Jamaica.05 November 2018.?The University of the West Indies (TheUWI) and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) arepartneringtobringmore online learning to citizens across the Caribbean region and the world. IDB data shows a significant demand in the English-speaking Caribbean forMassive Open Online Courses ...
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Research Week 2018 to Highlight Cave Hill's Best

The diverse and vibrant research culture at Cave Hill campus will be on full display from November 15 to 17, during the hosting of a special UWI 70th Anniversary Research Week 2018. Activities begin with a launch and 2018 Research Awards ceremony on November 15 at the graduation tent located on campus. The location will also serve as the research village where departments, faculties and institu...
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MOU paves way for NCD Treatment

Professor Ebenezer Owusu, Vice Chancellor of the University of Ghana, The UWI Cave Hill's Principal and Pro Vice-Chancellor Eudine Barriteau and Vice Chancellor of The UWI Professor Sir Hilary Beckles with the new MOU Researchers at Cave Hill campus are on the cusp of having a new avenue to trace the genetics and main drivers of non-com...
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The UWI’s CCC Marooners defeat Guyana Jaguars in Super 50 final

After a thrilling and consistent performance in the Regional Super 50 tournament, the Combined Campuses and Colleges (CCC) Marooners emerged as winners. The CCC Marooners faced the Guyana Jaguars confidently in the finals of the tournament on Sunday 28 October, 2018 at Kensington Oval in Barbados. The stellar teamwork and disciplined bowling of the CCC Marooners was enough to defeat the 204 ...
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Climate Scientists, Marijuana Decriminalisation Advisor, Among Vice-Chancellor’s Award Winners

The University of the West Indiescelebrates outstanding serviceat The UWI Vice-Chancellor’sAwards for Excellence2017/2018,whichrecognisesservicebothwithin andoutside of the university.This year,TheUWI will awardeight recipients forwork in areasincludingeducation, research, public service and collaboration. TheprestigiousAwardsdate back tomore than20 years of tradition atTheUWI. Rotated an...
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The UWI and CDB sign historic MoU

MEDIA RELEASE For further information, please contactthe University Marketing and Communications Officeattelephone 868-663-9392 or -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The UWI Regional Headquarters Jamaica.October 22, 2018—Formali...
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Cave Hill Honours 70 of its Most Outstanding Graduates

Ten current and former prime ministers, a governor general and a former president were among 70 Cave Hill alumni honoured for their contributions to the region and the world, during a recent ceremony held at the campus. The event formed part of Cave Hill's 70th anniversary celebrations of The University of the West Indies. Principal and Pro Vice-Chancellor Eudine Barriteau, pointed out tha...
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The UWI calls for Caribbean action based on UN IPCC report

Regional Headquarters, Jamaica. October 12, 2018: “Caribbean scientists have long held the position that (global temperature rise of) 1.5°C may be the limit of global warming that vulnerable regions such as ours can tolerate.” Professor Michael Taylor, Dean of the Faculty of Science and Technology at The University of the West Indies (The UWI), Mona Campus is commenting on the I...
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Confucius Institute signs MOU with BIMAP

As Barbados seeks to deepen its engagement with China, The UWI Cave Hill is taking steps to ensure that even more Barbadians will have access to learning Chinese language and culture. The Confucius Institute and the Barbados Institute of Management and Productivity (BIMAP) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to govern the provision of a Chinese Language and Culture curriculum at th...
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New Rankings put The UWI among top 5 percent of Best Universities in the World

Media Release For further information, please contact the University Marketing and Communications Office at telephone 868-663-9392 or email or -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- For Immediate Release New Rankings put The UWI among top 5 p...
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Connecting through the Blockchain: The UWI Cave Hill to partner with Fintech Entrepreneur

As it accelerates the roll out of cutting-edge academic programmes on its Smart Campus platform, the Cave Hill campus is gearing to introduce the study of Blockchain technologies. Plans are in train to offer a specialization in the revolutionary technology that underlies bitcoin and other digital transactions from the next academic, 2019/2020. The special area of study will be offered in the n...
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Pace Like Fire!

Twenty-four young cricketers received the chance to hone their bowling skills through the Pace Like Fire programme which ran from September 3rd to 4th, 2018. Pace Like Fire is an initiative of The UWI Faculty of Sport and is intended to identify and develop the skills of young male and female players across the region with raw bowling pace. Akeem Dewar, Regional Sport Coordinator at The UWI ...
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Dr. Jan Yves Remy Appointed Deputy Director of the Shridath Ramphal Centre

Dr. Jan Yves Natalie Remy has been appointed deputy director of the Shridath Ramphal Centre effective August 27, 2018. Dr. Remy brings to the post almost two decades of global experience in international trade law, working in various capacities on behalf of governments and private stakeholders. Prior to this post, Dr. Remy spent five years in the Geneva office of the Sidley Austin corporate l...
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