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Professor Sir Hilary Beckles thanks UWI staff for contributions to building an excellent university.

Professor Sir Hilary Beckles thanks UWI staff for contributions to building an ‘excellent university’. Regional Headquarters, Jamaica.21 October 2019—The University of the West Indies' (The UWI)is celebrating itsrecently announcedsurge in ranking among theworld’s top universities, validating its vision of being an excellent global university.And on Wednesday, October...
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Estimated 9,300 to receive degrees at 2019 UWI Graduations

Regional Headquarters, Jamaica. Monday, October 14, 2019 — Graduation season at The University of the West Indies (The UWI) commences this weekend in Antigua and Barbuda. The UWI Open Campus graduation ceremony which takes place on Saturday, October 12, 2019 from 10:00 am Eastern Caribbean time at the St John’s Pentecostal Ministries Church in Antigua, marks the start of four consec...
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Taking Care of the Environment for a Stronger Heart

Taking Care of the Environment for a Stronger Heart President of the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Barbados (HSFB), Dr Kenneth Connell, has issued a call to action to take note of self-inflicted threats to our survival as a species, and has warned that poor interaction with the eco-system is affecting the health of the people. He said this trend, on the current trajectory, has the potentia...
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The UWI and UNDP join forces to promote Blue Economy in the Caribbean.

The UWI and UNDP join forces to promote Blue Economy in the Caribbean. New York, Friday, 27 September 2019. Responding to the challenges Caribbean islands are facing when it comes to sustainable use of marine resources, including impacts on ocean-related sectors, such as fisheries, research, tourism, and on maritime transport infrastructure, The University of the West Indies (The UWI) and th...
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Taking Care of the Environment for a Stronger Heart

A message from the President of the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Barbados, Dr. Kenneth Connell, in recognition of World Heart Day 2019, which was on Sunday 29th September. Taking Care of the Environment for a Stronger Heart On World Heart Day 2019, Barbados and the region, have never had a more poignant time in our history, to stop and take note of the threats to our very survival; th...
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The UWI and YoPro Give UWI Students and Alumni Access To Global Life Skills

The UWI and YoPro Give UWI Students and Alumni Access To Global Life Skills On September 19, 2019, The UWI Alumni Relations and Alumni Chapters and the Alumni Relations arm of the Institutional Advancement Division (IAD-AR) will launch their partnership with YoPro Global Foundation on the first Soft & Life Skills series for students and alumni across all campuses Caribbean-wide. This sk...
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The UWI readies support for The Bahamas post Hurricane Dorian

UWI readies support for The Bahamas post Hurricane Dorian Regional Headquarters, Jamaica. Monday, September 3, 2019— Even as the catastrophic category 5 Hurricane Dorianpummelsthe north west and central islands of the Bahamas, The University of the West Indies (The UWI) is readying its tactical support for that country. Vice-Chancellor Professor Sir Hilary Beckles expressed, on behalf...
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Breaking the Reparations Glass Ceiling

Breaking the Reparations Glass Ceiling Regional Headquarters, Jamaica. Wednesday, August 28, 2019—The University of the West Indies (UWI), in collaboration with the University of Glasgow, has broken the global reparations glass ceiling. In the signing of a landmark Memorandum of Understanding on August 23, in Glasgow, the two universities’ Vice-Chancellors opened a new era ...
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Soca Artiste and "Father of the Internet Search Engine" among 10 to receive UWI honorary degrees

Ten persons will receive honorary degrees during the 2019 graduation ceremonies at The University of the West Indies (The UWI). The honourees, approved by the University Council, are recognised for making significant contributions to the region and the wider world in their respective fields of expertise, including the Arts, Business, Religion and the Sciences. They join a select group of some 5...
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UWI academics contribute to new IPCC special report on climate change and land

UWI academics contribute to new IPCC special report on climate change and land. Regional Headquarters, Jamaica. Friday, August 16, 2019—The IPCC, the United Nations body for assessing the science related to climate change, has just released its findings and recommendations on climate change and land and three academics from The University of the West Indies (The UWI) are contributors to ...
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The UWI – a key partner on Sargassum Research in the Caribbean

The UWI – a key partner on Sargassum Research in the Caribbean The UWI Regional Headquarters, Jamaica, W.I. Friday, August 16, 2019— For almost 10 years, the Caribbean region has been experiencing massive influxes of the sargassum seaweed which negatively impacts key social and economic sectors such as fisheries and tourism. The University of the West Indies (The UWI) in its strate...
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The UWI Climbs

Regional Headquarters, Jamaica. Monday, August 19, 2019—After its excellent 2018 debut in the Times Higher Education (THE) Latin America University Rankings, The University of the West Indies (The UWI) has climbed even higher in the 2019 report published by the prestigious UK-based ranking agency. The THE’s recently published rankings for the Caribbean and Latin America show the con...
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Seminal moment in the global movement for Reparatory Justice

The University of the West Indies (UWI) and the University of Glasgow have signed the first ever agreement for slavery reparations since British Emancipation in 1838. The £20 million agreement was signed at the Regional Headquarters of The UWI in Kingston, Jamaica on July 31, 2019 by Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sir Hilary Beckles and Dr David Duncan, University of Glasgow’s Chief O...
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Three To Receive Honorary Doctorates

A gifted lyricist, a master inventor and a global talent manager will be honoured by The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill for their stellar professional achievements at this year’s Graduation Ceremony to be held on Saturday, October 19th. Calypsonian Stedson “Red Plastic Bag” Wiltshire will be conferred a Doctor of Letters (DLitt) for his contribution to entertainment...
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The UWI to play major role at UN High-Level Political Forum

The UWI to play major role at UN High-Level Political Forum Regional Headquarters, Jamaica. Tuesday, 09 July 2019. As world leaders, policy makers and academics around the world meet this week at the United Nations’ High-Level Political Forum 2019 (HLPF) on Sustainable Development, The University of the West Indies (The UWI) will be centre stage in the discussions. The UWI will be rep...
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