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The UWI mourns the passing of Professor Dave Chadee

The University of the West Indies mourns the passing of one of its own, Professor Dave Chadee. Known to many as “the mosquito man”, Professor Chadee was a renowned Entomologist and Parasitologist, and an expert in vector-borne diseases, whose work has positively affected the lives of hundreds of millions of people across the world. He led research into mosquito-spread diseases such ...
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UWI Honours Oxford’s First Female Vice-Chancellor

University of Oxford Vice-Chancellor, Professor Louise Richardson (centre) was conferred with a Honorary Doctor of Laws Degree by The University of the West Indies (The UWI) on Friday, 10 June at The UWI Mona Campus. Also pictured left-right are Principal of the Mona Campus, Professor Archibald Mc Donald, Principal of the Open Campus, Dr Luz Longsworth, UWI Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sir Hilary...
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UWI Global Giving Week is a ‘Go’

Cave Hill raises close to BDS$3 million for theEmancipate. Educate. Donate. Campaign at the Campus Launch event. The University of the West Indies (The UWI) continues to build support from its friends, alumni and partners for its inaugural fund-raising initiative. On May 27, 2016, The UWI launched its Global Giving Week campaign at its Cave Hill Campus in Barbados. The distinguished guests a...
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UWI announces the promotion of five new professors

. The University of the West Indies (The UWI) has added five new professors to its distinguished faculty. Dr Asha Badaloo, of the Tropical Medicine Research Institute (TMRI), Faculty of Medical Sciences, Mona Campus; Dr Andanappa Gadad, of the School of Pharmacy, Faculty of Medical Sciences, St Augustine Campus; Dr Paula Morgan, of theFaculty of Humanities and Education, St Augustine Campus; Dr...
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UWI’s star cricketers selected for Tri Nation ODI Series

The University of the West Indies congratulates Barbadian cricketers, Jason Holder, Carlos Brathwaite and Jonathan Carter on being selected to join the West Indies cricket team for the upcoming 2016 Tri Nation One-Day International (ODI) Series. All three were recently named among the 14-man squad, who will play in the tournament beginning 3 June, 2016. Jonathan Carter, the left-handed batsman...
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Oxford’s First Female Vice-Chancellor to Receive UWI Honorary Degree

The University of the West Indies (The UWI) is pleased to announce that an honorary doctor of laws degree will be conferred on the University of Oxford’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor Louise Richardson. The conferral will take place at a special convocation in the Assembly Hall at The UWI’s Mona Campus in Jamaica on 10 June, 2016, beginning at 5pm (EST). The decision for the conferr...
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Cave Hill to roll out UWI Global Giving Week

Alumni, benefactors, friends and well-wishers of The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill campus will gather at month end for an historic ceremony, which is intended to give impetus to new financing mechanisms to support the academy. Geared towards engendering a greater spirit of philanthropy across the region and global awareness of the need to strengthen The UWI’s operational fin...
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Professor Sir Hilary Beckles Receives Honorary Doctorate from University of the Virgin Islands

–The University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) has conferred an honorary doctorate on the Vice-Chancellor of The University of the West Indies (UWI), Professor Sir Hilary Beckles. Sir Hilary delivered the keynote address at the 2016 commencement ceremonies of the UVI. “I was a student in the 1970s, a decade that embraced Black Power, anti-apartheid, and all of those struggles. We ha...
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Senior Appointments made at the UWI Council Meeting

Members of the Council of The University of the West Indies (The UWI), along with guests met on Friday April 29 at The UWI St. Augustine Campus. The Council’s annual business meeting was chaired by UWI Chancellor, Sir George Alleyne. At this forum, major advancements across The UWI's four campuses during the last academic year, and projections for the future were discussed. The Universit...
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UNICA Welcomes New President

Vice-Chancellor of The University of The West Indies (UWI), Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, is the current President of the Association of Caribbean Universities and Research Institutes (UNICA). The Presidency of this Regional Association was returned to The UWI at the meeting of its executive in February 2016. Vice-Chancellor Beckles holds the UNICA Presidency for the period 2016-18. Meeting wi...
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Faculty of Sports coming to UWI

Trinidad and Tobago Minister of Sport Darryl Smith presented cricketer Chadwick Walton of the Cave Hill Campus with the inaugural UWI Sportsman of the Year award on 27 April at the Vice-Chancellor’s Sports Awards ceremony. Mona Campus student Katherine Wynter, who is currently competing in Brazil, was the Sportswoman of the Year. The history-making event took place at the Daaga Auditorium...
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CAPSTONE Thesis End of Year Season

Film dominates the CAPSTONE THESIS End of Year season of the Errol Barrow Centre for Creative Imagination once again. This year’s season features six films, four dance productions and two theatre productions from the BFA graduating class of 2016. The Errol Barrow Centre for Creative Imagination is pleased to announce the start of the Capstone Thesis Season and the staging of the Creati...
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UWI Sportswoman and Sportsman of the Year Named at Inaugural Awards Event

The University of the West Indies celebrated its student athletes with a newly established awards programme. Introduced by Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, these awards recognise student athletes’ exemplary performance in sports at the university level, as well as their integrity, volunteerism and commitment to other aspects of university life. The inaugural UWI Vice-Chancel...
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UWI Launched Giving Campaign: Educate and Emancipate

Increasing global economic challenges are not only impacting businesses, but non-profit institutions alike. Wading these challenges means that higher education institutions in the non-profit sector must seek new fundraising strategies. On Friday April 8, 2016, the Vice-Chancellor of The University of the West Indies, Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, launched the first UWI Global Giving Week at The...
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