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Record number of UWI staff honoured at first ever virtual Vice Chancellors Awards for Excellence

The work and contribution of 12 high-performing members of staff and units at The University of the West Indies (The UWI) were recognised at this year’s ceremony; a record number of recipients being the largest in the Awards’ history. Due to regional COVID-19 restrictions and protocols, the Awards were presented by Vice-Chancellor Professor Sir Hilary Beckles virtually, and broadca...
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UWI going to Guyana

The UWI Regional Headquarters, Jamaica. Tuesday, November 17, 2020. —The University of the West Indies (The UWI) has been invited by the recently elected President of Guyana, Dr. Irfaan Ali, to help drive forward Guyana’s human resource development strategy. Vice-Chancellor of The UWI, Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, held a virtual meeting with Dr. Ali on Thursday, November 5, 2020...
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STATEMENT FROM THE VICE-CHANCELLOR | Universities and Guyana Development

Regional Headquarters, Jamaica, Monday, November 23, 2020. The following statement is issued by Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, Vice-Chancellor of The UWI and President of Universities Caribbean. There is considerable interest in the regional and international university sector to assist with Caribbean regional economic and social development. One of the principal pillars on which the 4th indu...
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UWI going to Guyana

The UWI Regional Headquarters, Jamaica. Tuesday, November 17, 2020. —The University of the West Indies (The UWI) has been invited by the recently elected President of Guyana, Dr. Irfaan Ali, to help drive forward Guyana’s human resource development strategy. Vice-Chancellor of The UWI, Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, held a virtual meeting with Dr. Ali on Thursday, November 5, 2020...
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20th Annual Frank Worrell Memorial Lecture

President of Cricket West Indies (CWI), Ricky Skerritt will share his plans for getting better results on the field of play from the region’s cricketers, when he delivers this year’s annual Frank Worrell Memorial lecture. He will address the topic ‘Reforming Cricket West Indies for Improved On-field Results’ and will engage sport fans in a live question and answer session afterwards.
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World Stroke Day: October 29, 2020

FROM THE BARBADOS NATIONAL REGISTRY FOR CHRONIC NON-COMMUNICABLE DISEASE THE GEORGE ALLEYNE CHRONIC RESEARCH DISEASE CENTRE, THE UWI CAVE HILL CAMPUS FOR WORLD STROKE DAY, OCTOBER 29, 2020 Barbadians Have a Critical Part to Play in Reducing NCD Burden The latest report of the Barbados National Registry for Non-Communicable Disease (BNR) once again shows the worrying trend of increasing numb...
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Cave Hill Research Students awarded prestigious Other Universals Consortium Scholarships

Two PhD candidates from The UWI, Cave Hill Campus are this year’s recipients of the Other Universals Consortium Scholarship. Each year Other Universals-UWI awards two scholarships to PhD candidates at the university, and this year the selected candidates were Reyda Gay (PhD candidate Cultural Studies) and Vania Patrick-Drakes (PhD candidate Social Policy). They will each receive US $8,2...
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National Fisheries Code on the Way

A national code of conduct is underway for fisheries in Barbados. This is according to Postdoctoral Research Associate at The UWI Centre for Resource Management and Environmental Studies (CERMES) Dr. Shelly-Ann Cox as she addressed participants during a two-day training workshop for fisherfolk and other representatives of the fisheries sector, focusing on an Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries (EAF...
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Dr. Justin Robinson Gives Guidance to Young Scholars

Some road signs to academic success were laid out for emerging scholars by Professor of Finance, Dr. Justin Robinson when he delivered his much anticipated inaugural professorial lecture recently. Initially scheduled for March, but postponed when the Campus closed temporarily after COVID-19 emerged in Barbados, Robinson’s lecture, in part, reflected on his research journey and spoke of l...
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Sharper Focus on Gender Roles In Fishing

The UWI Centre for Resource Management and Environmental Studies (CERMES) continues to raise awareness of the need for gender mainstreaming in the Barbados fisheries sector. This was one of the components of the Ecosystems Approach to Fisheries (EAF) workshop conducted by CERMES this week. Facilitator Dr Lisa Soares explained that this is a much-needed area of focus, as gender in fisheries ma...
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The UWI continues to provide Critical Health Research

The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted the importance of surveillance and case reporting in the management of diseases. The Barbados National Registry for Non-communicable Diseases has been conducting surveillance for heart attacks, strokes and cancer on behalf of the Ministry of Health and Wellness for over 10 years. This registry is managed by the George Alleyne Chronic Disease Research Centre, a ...
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CERMES CONDUCTS WORKSHOP ON FISHING RESPONSIBLY

The Centre for Resource Management and Environmental Studies (CERMES) on Tuesday, September 29, began a two-day training workshop for fisherfolk and other representatives of the fisheries sector, focusing on an Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries (EAF). It is aimed at creating healthier habitats and reducing pollution in the marine environment. The workshop is the first in a series of seminars be...
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Administration Complex at The UWI Cave Hill Campus named in honour of Professor Sir Hilary Beckles

Vice-Chancellor of The University of the West Indies (UWI), President of Universities Caribbean, and Chairman of the CARICOM Reparations Commission, Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, has been paid special tribute by having the administration building at the Cave Hill Campus named in his honour. The building now bears the name Hilary McDonald Beckles Administration Complex. The iconic four storey...
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UWI Cave Hill Makes Major Investment to Aid Online Teaching

Following a one-week delay to the start of classes, and a significant investment in technological and infrastructural upgrades, since the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic, authorities at The University of the West Indies Cave Hill campus say all systems are go for teaching to get underway on Monday, September 14 for the 2020/21 academic year. The postponement has enabled professional, academic ...
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The UWI signs MOU with Barbados Community College

More students will be be able to complete a bachelor’s degree from The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus in only two years, thanks to a Memorandum of Understanding signed between the Campus and the Barbados Community College (BCC). The MOU, which puts in place a more structured and expanded arrangement, was signed last Wednesday by UWI Pro Vice-Chancellor and Principal, Pro...
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