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Cave Hill Honours 70 of its Most Outstanding Graduates

Ten current and former prime ministers, a governor general and a former president were among 70 Cave Hill alumni honoured for their contributions to the region and the world, during a recent ceremony held at the campus. The event formed part of Cave Hill's 70th anniversary celebrations of The University of the West Indies. Principal and Pro Vice-Chancellor Eudine Barriteau, pointed out tha...
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The UWI calls for Caribbean action based on UN IPCC report

Regional Headquarters, Jamaica. October 12, 2018: “Caribbean scientists have long held the position that (global temperature rise of) 1.5°C may be the limit of global warming that vulnerable regions such as ours can tolerate.” Professor Michael Taylor, Dean of the Faculty of Science and Technology at The University of the West Indies (The UWI), Mona Campus is commenting on the I...
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Confucius Institute signs MOU with BIMAP

As Barbados seeks to deepen its engagement with China, The UWI Cave Hill is taking steps to ensure that even more Barbadians will have access to learning Chinese language and culture. The Confucius Institute and the Barbados Institute of Management and Productivity (BIMAP) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to govern the provision of a Chinese Language and Culture curriculum at th...
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New Rankings put The UWI among top 5 percent of Best Universities in the World

Media Release For further information, please contact the University Marketing and Communications Office at telephone 868-663-9392 or email or -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- For Immediate Release New Rankings put The UWI among top 5 p...
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Connecting through the Blockchain: The UWI Cave Hill to partner with Fintech Entrepreneur

As it accelerates the roll out of cutting-edge academic programmes on its Smart Campus platform, the Cave Hill campus is gearing to introduce the study of Blockchain technologies. Plans are in train to offer a specialization in the revolutionary technology that underlies bitcoin and other digital transactions from the next academic, 2019/2020. The special area of study will be offered in the n...
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The University Collaborates with Local Business Community to Examine Caribbean Economies

This month marks the tenth anniversary of a major collapse in the US financial system, spurred by the Lehman Brothers’ declaration of bankruptcy on September 15, 2008. The ripple effects of the economic downturn that ensued would be felt the world over for years to come. Barbados and the wider Caribbean were not spared from the global meltdown. As Dr. Don Marshall director of the Sir Art...
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Pace Like Fire!

Twenty-four young cricketers received the chance to hone their bowling skills through the Pace Like Fire programme which ran from September 3rd to 4th, 2018. Pace Like Fire is an initiative of The UWI Faculty of Sport and is intended to identify and develop the skills of young male and female players across the region with raw bowling pace. Akeem Dewar, Regional Sport Coordinator at The UWI ...
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SALISES Cave Hill Pays Tribute to the Late William Eric Armstrong

The following is a tribute by Dr. Don Marshall, Director of SALISES, on the passing of the late noted Barbadian economist, William Eric Armstrong: Mr. William Eric Armstrong, a Barbadian known affectionately as ‘Eric’, was an Economist who first joined the University of the West Indies as a Research Fellow in the Institute of Social and Economic Studies (ISER) Mona Campus in 1962. ...
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The Campus Community Pays Tribute to the Late William Eric Armstrong

It is with deep regret that The UWI, Cave Hill campus has learnt of the passing of William Eric Armstrong. Best known as ‘Eric’, he served in various capacities at The UWI, starting in 1964 as a lecturer in economics at Cave Hill, deputy director of the Institute of Social and Economic Research (Eastern Caribbean) – now the Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic St...
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Tributes Flow for the Founding Member of The UWI Cave Hill Staff

Senior administration and former staff members of The UWI Cave Hill have poured in their tributes to the late Dr Anthony Phillips. He was one of the early lecturers at the campus, and contributed much to what is known about the early beginnings of the campus through his article, “From Harbour to the Hill”, published in the Jamaican Historical Review in 1988. Professor Sir Hilary Be...
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Dr. Jan Yves Remy Appointed Deputy Director of the Shridath Ramphal Centre

Dr. Jan Yves Natalie Remy has been appointed deputy director of the Shridath Ramphal Centre effective August 27, 2018. Dr. Remy brings to the post almost two decades of global experience in international trade law, working in various capacities on behalf of governments and private stakeholders. Prior to this post, Dr. Remy spent five years in the Geneva office of the Sidley Austin corporate l...
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The UWI Announces 2018 Global Giving Campaign

In commemoration of its 70th anniversary, The University of the West Indies (The UWI) seeks to raise funds through its annual Global Giving Programme. But, more than purely fundraising, the 2018 campaign aims to connect and engage with individuals and partners in the public and private sector and regionally and internationally to play an active role in strengthening The UWI’s capacity to ...
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Research Shows Changing Attitudes Towards Cannabis in the Eastern Caribbean

At least a third of Caribbean citizens in six countries favour partial legalisation of cannabis such as for medicinal use. This was the finding of several surveys conducted by the Caribbean Development Research Services (CADRES) throughout the region from 2016 to 2018. Co-director at CADRES, Corey Sandiford, made the point during his presentation at the Community Talks held under the theme: T...
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Former Prime Minister Owen Arthur Donates Cabinet Papers to The UWI Cave Hill

Former Barbados Prime Minister Owen Arthur with Principal and Pro-Vice Chancellor Eudine Barriteau before the start of the lecture Former Prime Minister of Barbados, The Right Honourable Owen Seymour Arthur, has donated papers collated during his 14-year tenure in office to The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill. Principal and Pro-Vice Chancellor, Professor Eudin...
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A New Cohort of Students Enrolled in Postgraduate Nursing Degree

Dean of the Faculty of Medical Sciences, Dr Peter Adams This semester, the first cohort of postgraduate Nursing students commenced studies at The UWI Cave Hill. Dean of the Faculty of Medical Sciences, Dr Peter Adams, stated that several nurses are enrolled in the MSc in Nursing, with specialisations in Administration and Education. He was making remarks at a 70th an...
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