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Anti-corruption course this summer

Corruption has become an increasingly topical issue for the developing world over the past two decades. While countries have attempted to enact anti-corruption legislation and agencies have been established to combat the scourge, the problem still persists. Although the real extent of corruption in the Caribbean is unknown, its citizens perceive that it is endemic, leading to what Transparency...
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The Campus adds Accessible Transportation to Fleet

A new wheelchair accessible van has been added to the fleet of vehicles at the Cave Hill Campus, thanks to a generous donation from the Maria Holder Memorial Trust. The vehicle was officially handed over to campus at a ceremony held on April 24, 2019, outside the Office of Student Services. The new acquision also marks another step in a series of efforts the Cave Hill campus is making to becom...
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Two Senior Administrators Move Up the Ranks

Two senior administrators at The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus have moved up the ranks. Effective August 1, 2019, Deputy Principal Professor Clive Landis will assume the post of Pro Vice-Chancellor for Undergraduate Studies at The UWI. Meantime, Professor Winston Moore will take up duties as Deputy Principal of the Cave Hill Campus. Professor Landis began his tenure as Deput...
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UWI Annual Business Meeting considers fourth campus, new Visitor and senior leadership changes

The annual business meeting of University Council convened on Friday, April 26 at the Teaching and Learning Complex, The UWI St. Augustine Campus. This meeting, chaired by Chancellor, Robert Bermudez, was attended by representatives of all of the contributing governments, and dealt with a number of matters including reports on the feasibility of the proposal for a fourth landed campus in Antig...
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The UWI and UNIANDES form alliance

A new regional collaboration embracing continental Latin America and the Caribbean is underway. On April 11 The University of the West Indies (The UWI) and Universidad de los Andes (UNIANDES) formalised the Strategic Alliance for Hemispheric Development during a signing ceremony held at UNIANDES in Bogota, Colombia. According to Pro Vice-Chancellor and Principal of The UWI Open Campus, Dr Luz ...
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Tributes to the late Sir Alister McIntyre

The following statement is issued by Chancellor of The University of the WestIndies, Robert Bermudez on the passing of Sir Alister McIntyre, who served as UWI Vice-Chancellor from 1988-1998. It is with deep sadness that The University of the West Indies (The UWI) community learnt of the passing of Sir Alister McIntyre, Vice-Chancellor Emeritus, on Saturday, April 20, 2019. The quintessenti...
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The UWI and Brock University explore proposal for a Canada-Caribbean Studies Institute

The UWI and Brock University explore proposal for a Canada-Caribbean Studies Institute A signing event which took place on Friday April 5, 2019 between The University of the West Indies (The UWI) and Brock University in Canada signals the opening of discussions for the establishment of an Institute for Canada-Caribbean Studies. The occasion, hosted at the Brock campus in the Niagara region, O...
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The Late Dr. Elizabeth Watson Remembered

Professor Sir Hilary Beckles; Vice-Chancellor, The University of the West Indies Dr. Elizabeth Watson was part of the heart of the campus culture that flourished over decades of institutional building. Cave Hill was blessed by her multiple contributions ranging from library resource development to academic excellence as a researcher of national popular music. Her pioneering work on Jackie O...
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Polymath Trains Students in Ethereum Blockchain

Six university students and graduates have successfully completed a nine-week programming workshop series on Ethereum Blockchain hosted by Polymath, in partnership with The Cave Hill Campus. Last Friday, successful candidates Antonio Arthur, Haley Springer, Joel Moore, Michael Belle, Shaqueilla Seale and Sanjay Mahabir were presented with their certificates. Polymath and the University of the...
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Students Earn Top Marks for TAMIS Assistance

Student volunteers in the pilot Digital Ambassadors Acceleration Programme (DAAP) have gained top marks for assisting the public in registering for Barbados’s new online tax system. “One hundred per cent of the evaluations [of students deployed] were positive,” reported Minister of Innovation, Science and Smart Technology, Senator Kay McConney. “You have shown that . . ...
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Science and Technology Festival Creates a Big Bang

Cave Hill’s aim to become the region’s science and technology hub moved closer to reality when the campus hosted Barbados’ inaugural Science and Technology Festival recently. Students from more than 50 schools attended the two-day collaboration between the Faculty of Science and Technology, and the Ministry of Innovation, Science and Technology through its National Council ...
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Cuban Connections

The new Faculty of Culture, Creative and Performing Arts was high on the list of discussion points when Cuban Ambassador, His Excellency Sergio de Jesus Jorge Pastrana, paid a courtesy visit to Pro Vice-Chancellor and Principal, Professor Eudine Barriteau on Tuesday, March 19, 2019. Barriteau laid out the advanced plans on the new Faculty – the latest addition to the Cave Hill Campus i...
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Economic Growth through Gender Justice

Issues of gender parity in relation to growth and development will come under the spotlight during a distinguished lecture, to be delivered by Member of Parliament for St. Michael South Central and Minister in the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Investment, Marsha Caddle. She will speak on the topic: “Growth and Development as if Equity Matters,” on Friday, on March 22nd, 2019 in ...
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Staff at Service

With a mandate to deliver public service, staff at The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus are overwhelmingly answering the call to serve the region. Pro Vice-Chancellor and Principal Professor Eudine Barriteau made the disclosure during her presentation to the Campus Council, held on Friday, March 8, 2019. “The best evidence of the impact of the Campus and a significant mea...
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Cave Hill a Campus for All

The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus is working steadfastly to ensure it is truly a campus for all, particularly those living with disabilities. This was emphasised during the presentation to Campus Council delivered by the Principal and Pro Vice-Chancellor, Professor Eudine Barriteau. The meeting was held on Friday, March 8, 2019 in the Main Conference room. “We have ado...
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