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Faculty of Humanities and Education Buries Time Capsule

From 70 to 100, with love. The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill ended its celebrations of the University’s 70th year with a Time Capsule Placement Ceremony. An initiative of the Faculty of Humanities and Education, the event was held on Wednesday, December 5, 2018 in the Quadrangle: the capsule’s home for the next 30 years. The vessel will be unearthed during the Universit...
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The UWI focused on entrepreneurship

Vice-Chancellor urges Awards for Excellence winners to continue outstanding work The UWI Regional Headquarters Jamaica. November 29, 2018—Among its many achievements for 2018, The University of the West Indies (The UWI) celebrated the service and successes of its academic, senior administrative and professional staff members on October 29. Climate Scientists, a Marijuana Decriminalisatio...
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Caribbean public health sector to benefit from US $1.1 million towards infectious disease research.

The Caribbean public health sector is poised to benefit from a US$1.1 million award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Fogarty International Center which will be handed over to the SUNY UWI Center for Leadership and Sustainable Development. The Center is a product of collaboration between two major educational institutions—State University of New York (SUNY) and The University o...
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Professors of Practice appointed at The UWI

Former Prime Minister of Barbados, The Right Honourable Owen Arthur, is among the Professors of Practice appointed at The University of the West Indies (The UWI), effective November 1, 2018. In his new role as Professor of Practice, former Prime Minister Arthur will oversee Economics of Development at The UWI Cave Hill Campus. The other distinguished Professors of Practice appointed across the...
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University of London celebrates The UWI

It was a dazzling, memorable event in the Winston Churchill Room of the University of London’s William Goodenough College. Hosted last Wednesday, November 28, by Professor Peter Kopelman, Vice-Chancellor of the University of London, in association with The Rt. Hon. Baroness Patricia Scotland, Secretary General of the Commonwealth, the historic reception brought together the leadership of the tw...
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Affirmative Action Policies can Support Women in Politics

Legislation has been touted as a possible avenue to encourage greater participation of women in politics – even if not always successful. Minister of Communications in the Republic of Ghana, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, gave examples of such measures that could be pursued during her public lecture titled, Women and Political Leadership in Ghana. She delivered the 24th annual Caribbean Women: C...
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Coalition "of the willing" can promote gender parity, states Ghana MP

A ‘coalition of the willing’ can be a force for ensuring gender parity in spaces of political leadership and other spheres of influence. This is the firm assertion of Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, MP, Minister of Communications in the Republic of Ghana. She made the point as she delivered the 24th annual Caribbean Women: Catalysts for Change public lecture, which is a lecture series hosted ...
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Joint Institute for Global African Affairs Launched

A joint master’s programme in Global African Studies is one of the major initiatives to be offered out of the new Institute for Global African Affairs, a collaborative effort between The University of the West Indies and the University of Johannesburg in South Africa. The Institute was launched on Monday, November 26, 2018 with a press conference and plaque unveiling in the Main Co...
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Caribbean Science Foundation announces plans to establish Computer Coding Workshops in Saint Lucia

The Caribbean Science Foundation (CSF), which has its headquarters on the campus of The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill, Barbados, has announced plans to organise Computer Coding workshops in Saint Lucia. In January 2018, the CSF, Scotiabank, and the U.S. Embassy to Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean, and the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) partnered to launch a pilot Com...
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Tribute to the Late Michael Anyadike-Danes, PhD

It is with deep regret that The University of the West Indies Cave Hill Campus has learnt of the passing of former Professor of Economics, Michael Anyadike-Danes, who died at his home in Barbados on October 21st, 2018. Born in Sydney Australia, Michael graduated with first class honours in Economics from the University of Sydney in 1975. He later pursued a Masters of Economics degree in 1977 a...
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Faculty of Social Sciences' First Dean Honoured

The Faculty of Social Sciences’ building has been renamed in honour of the late Alfred Wendell McClean, its first Dean. The renaming ceremony was held on Tuesday, October 27, 2018 near the Free Hill, St Michael entrance to the Campus. It was attended by McClean’s widow, Clotilda McClean, as well as siblings, relatives, friends and former coworkers. The move was hailed as one whi...
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Cave Hill helping retrenched workers to get back on an employment track

The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill is responding to the needs of recently retrenched workers, through a suite of offerings from the Centre for Professional Development and Lifelong Learning (CPDLL) and the Sagicor Cave Hill School of Business and Management (SCHSBM). Interim Executive Director of the SCHSBM, Dr Justin Robinson, explained that this assistance will fall under three maj...
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Call for Greater Research Funding

There is a need for robust investment in Research and Development (R&D) to be made in and beyond the university. Director of Graduate Studies and Research, Professor Winston Moore, called for the development of a National Systems of Innovation (NSIs), which he believed could be a key element in building the capacity of small states to produce knowledge-intensive and high-tech goods and ser...
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Beckles elected President of “Universities Caribbean”

A major development in the transformation of the higher education sector in the Caribbean took place in the Dominican Republic last week, from November 12-13, 2018. Vice-Chancellors, Presidents, and Rectors of dozens of Caribbean-based universities and research institutes, convened under the leadership of Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, Vice-Chancellor of The University of the West Indies (The UW...
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Sargassum Symposium to Discuss Sustainable Management and Solutions

This year, the Caribbean has experienced another large-scale influx of sargassum, widely regarded by many as an economic and ecological threat. Now considered the 'new normal' in the region, these periodic events have significant negative implications for multiple sectors including fisheries, tourism, health and environment. In order to support the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) in adapting an...
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