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The UWI and Brock University explore proposal for a Canada-Caribbean Studies Institute

The UWI and Brock University explore proposal for a Canada-Caribbean Studies Institute A signing event which took place on Friday April 5, 2019 between The University of the West Indies (The UWI) and Brock University in Canada signals the opening of discussions for the establishment of an Institute for Canada-Caribbean Studies. The occasion, hosted at the Brock campus in the Niagara region, O...
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The Late Dr. Elizabeth Watson Remembered

Professor Sir Hilary Beckles; Vice-Chancellor, The University of the West Indies Dr. Elizabeth Watson was part of the heart of the campus culture that flourished over decades of institutional building. Cave Hill was blessed by her multiple contributions ranging from library resource development to academic excellence as a researcher of national popular music. Her pioneering work on Jackie O...
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Polymath Trains Students in Ethereum Blockchain

Six university students and graduates have successfully completed a nine-week programming workshop series on Ethereum Blockchain hosted by Polymath, in partnership with The Cave Hill Campus. Last Friday, successful candidates Antonio Arthur, Haley Springer, Joel Moore, Michael Belle, Shaqueilla Seale and Sanjay Mahabir were presented with their certificates. Polymath and the University of the...
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Students Earn Top Marks for TAMIS Assistance

Student volunteers in the pilot Digital Ambassadors Acceleration Programme (DAAP) have gained top marks for assisting the public in registering for Barbados’s new online tax system. “One hundred per cent of the evaluations [of students deployed] were positive,” reported Minister of Innovation, Science and Smart Technology, Senator Kay McConney. “You have shown that . . ...
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Science and Technology Festival Creates a Big Bang

Cave Hill’s aim to become the region’s science and technology hub moved closer to reality when the campus hosted Barbados’ inaugural Science and Technology Festival recently. Students from more than 50 schools attended the two-day collaboration between the Faculty of Science and Technology, and the Ministry of Innovation, Science and Technology through its National Council ...
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Cuban Connections

The new Faculty of Culture, Creative and Performing Arts was high on the list of discussion points when Cuban Ambassador, His Excellency Sergio de Jesus Jorge Pastrana, paid a courtesy visit to Pro Vice-Chancellor and Principal, Professor Eudine Barriteau on Tuesday, March 19, 2019. Barriteau laid out the advanced plans on the new Faculty – the latest addition to the Cave Hill Campus i...
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Economic Growth through Gender Justice

Issues of gender parity in relation to growth and development will come under the spotlight during a distinguished lecture, to be delivered by Member of Parliament for St. Michael South Central and Minister in the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Investment, Marsha Caddle. She will speak on the topic: “Growth and Development as if Equity Matters,” on Friday, on March 22nd, 2019 in ...
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Staff at Service

With a mandate to deliver public service, staff at The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus are overwhelmingly answering the call to serve the region. Pro Vice-Chancellor and Principal Professor Eudine Barriteau made the disclosure during her presentation to the Campus Council, held on Friday, March 8, 2019. “The best evidence of the impact of the Campus and a significant mea...
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Cave Hill a Campus for All

The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus is working steadfastly to ensure it is truly a campus for all, particularly those living with disabilities. This was emphasised during the presentation to Campus Council delivered by the Principal and Pro Vice-Chancellor, Professor Eudine Barriteau. The meeting was held on Friday, March 8, 2019 in the Main Conference room. “We have ado...
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The UWI and CARPHA Partner on Caribbean Health Policy

On February 26, 2019, during the 30th Inter-sessional Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Heads of Government Meeting, The UWI Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sir Hilary Beckles and Executive Director of the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA), Dr. C. James Hospedales signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) formalising a partnership towards improved research and training on public health priorities...
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The UWI and CARPHA partner on Caribbean health policy

On February 26, 2019, during the 30th Inter-sessional Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Heads of Government Meeting, The UWI Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sir Hilary Beckles and Executive Director of the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA), Dr. C. James Hospedales signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) formalising a partnership towards improved research and training on public health priorities...
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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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