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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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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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GA CDRC First 5K Walk and Run a Success

Despite grey skies, walkers and runners of all ages and abilities turned up for the inaugural 5K walk and run staged last Sunday by the George Alleyne Chronic Disease Research Centre, one of the leading Caribbean agencies in the region’s fight against noncommunicable diseases. The activity was held to bring further awareness to NCDs as well as to raise funds for the Centre’s NCD Re...
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Spotlight on Student Research

Secondary school students from across the island can immerse themselves into the wide array of research conducted by their tertiary level counterparts and recent Cave Hill graduates when the university hosts a research symposium on Friday. The UWI 70th Anniversary Student Research Symposium is a one-day, multi-disciplinary event which seeks to build bridges between the university and the commu...
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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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GA CDRC 'Walking the Walk' Against NCDs

It’s not just talking the talk. The George Alleyne Chronic Disease Research Center is walking the walk as part of its efforts to reduce the rates of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) on the island. On Sunday, November 11, 2018, the Centre will be hosting a 5K Walk and Run, starting at 3 p.m. from its Jemmotts Lane, St Michael headquarters. “The proportion of the Barbadian populatio...
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Confucius Institute Hosts Open House

A tea ceremony, candid reflections on life in China, and tai chi on the terrace were some of the many activities which took place when the Confucius Institute at Cave Hill campus threw open its doors to the public today. Co-director of the Confucius Institute, David Bulbulia, said the Confucius Institute Day Open House intended to expose the general public to Chinese culture and language, as we...
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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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Social Sciences Students Rewarded for their Hard Work

Around 40 students in the Faculty of Social Sciences at The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill were rewarded for their outstanding academic performances on Friday, October 19, 2018, during a Student Recognition Ceremony held at the 3Ws Pavilion at the campus. The event recognised students from all levels from the largest Faculty at Cave Hill. Several of the prizes awarded were also name...
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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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