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Semester I, 2013-14 Online Course Evaluations prize winners

Semester I, 2013-14 Online Course Evaluations prize winners This semester, students taking undergraduate courses offered by the Faculties of Humanities & Education, Law, Medical Sciences and Social Sciences were given the opportunity to complete their course evaluations online (instead of the traditional paper-based questionnaire). Students from the Faculty of Humanities & Education wh...
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Cave Hill Campus Remembers Nelson Mandela

by Professor Sir Hilary BecklesPrincipal & Pro-Vice-Chancellor Cave Hill campus Humanity’s journey to justice and the celebration of its uncompromising oneness has long been found in the solemn soul and eruptive spirit of its finest children. Nelson Mandela came to the attention of the world as a young man when he forged a forceful leadership of the global anti apartheid struggle. It t...
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Beyond The Solutions: Competitiveness through Global Value Chains, Clustering and Innovation

The Caribbean Centre for Competitiveness (CCfC) invites submissions of papers and presentations for its 2nd Caribbean Competitiveness Forum, “Beyond the Solutions: Competitiveness through Global Value Chains, Clustering and Innovation”, to be held at The University of the West Indies, Mona Campus, Jamaica, March 18 – 19, 2014. The 2nd Caribbean Competitiveness Forum will bring together partici...
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The UWI Honours High Achievement

On Wednesday, October 23 The UWI Vice-Chancellor, Professor E. Nigel Harris presented the Award for Excellence to the six individuals or units thatreceived the nod from the rigorous selection process. The ceremony was held at the newly built Centre for Teaching and Learning in St Augustine. Professor Shivananda Nayak of the Faculty of Medical Sciences, St Augustine was honoured for excellence ...
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Caribbean Feminism in Local Spotlight

Caribbean feminism will be in the local spotlight when Professor M. Jacqui Alexander delivers the 19th annual Caribbean Women, Catalysts for Change lecture in memory of the late Dame Nita Barrow. This public lecture hosted by the Institute for Gender and Development Studies: Nita Barrow Unit will take place on Friday, November 15 at 7:30 pm in Lecture Theatre One of the Roy Marshall Teaching C...
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New Student Survey 2013-14 Prize Winner

The Campus Quality Assurance Office (CQAO), conducted the prize draw for participation in the New Student Survey 2013/14. The CQAO, is pleased to announce that the winner is Ms. Diandra Douglas. Students at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels had the opportunity to complete the New Student Survey 2013/14 from September 2 to 24, 2013. The aim of the annual survey is to assist the c...
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The UWI’s Single Virtual University Space Launches Pilot

The University of the West Indies (The UWI) welcomes students to its Single Virtual University Space (SVUS), an initiative of Vice Chancellor Professor E. Nigel Harris. Through the SVUS, The UWI is answering the call of regional governments for increased access to UWI’s programmes. Through technology and resource sharing among the campuses, The UWI is managing to do just that. According to Pau...
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The UWI’s Vice Chancellor Among 18 Honoured in Scotland

Professor E. Nigel Harris, Vice Chancellor of The University of the West Indies (The UWI) and former US Secretary of State Hilary Clinton were honoured in Scotland at the 600th Anniversary of Academia of the University of St. Andrews on September 13. They were among 18 honourees lauded by St. Andrews University as “some of the best minds of our generation, leading academics from around the glo...
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Appointments in the Open Campus Country Sites Division

The Open Campus Council of the University of the West Indies (UWI) has approved the following appointments within the revised structure of the Open Campus Country Sites (OCCS) division of the UWI Open Campus. The OCCS is the section of the Open Campus that deals primarily with the academic and administrative activities in each of the 12-English-speaking countries of the Caribbean for the UWI. T...
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UWI’s International Relations Students Intern at the Trinidad & Tobago Mission to the United Nations

Four students of The University of the West Indies’ Institute of International Relations (IIR) have just returned from a one-month internship at the Trinidad and Tobago Mission to the United Nations (UN) in New York. Kimberley Gonzales, Gina Granado, Hannah Katwaroo and Kayann Layne met both the outgoing President of the UN General Assembly (GA) - Vuk Jeremic, who spoke at an IIR Diplomatic Dia...
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UWI’s Knight and Bishop Speak in Colombia on Shifts in Hegemony

Is the world witnessing a shift in supremacy among major power states? Professor W. Andy Knight, Director of the Institute of International Relations (IIR) of The University of the West Indies, answer this question at Prospecta Caribe 2013, where he and Dr Matthew Bishop are currently representing The University of The West Indies. Knight and Bishop join hundreds of Caribbean academics at th...
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Call for Speakers at Sports Conference

Call for Speaker Abstracts on Sport and Higher Education The UWI and First Citizens Sports Foundation in Trinidad and Tobago will host a conference on Sport and Higher Educationat The UWI St Augustine Campus in 2014. The conference titled "Science, Higher Education and Business: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Sports Studies, Research and Development"takes place from January 15-18, 2014. I...
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The UWI Press Annual Report, 2011–2012, has received the silver medal in the League of American Communication Professionals Annual Vision Awards According to Tyson Heyn, the principal of League of American Communication Professionals, “This year’s annual report for the University of the West Indies Press proves to be remarkable in light of tremendous competition. More than 6,000 entries were ...
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Call for Papers: Going Global 2014

You are invited to submit papers for ‘Going Global 2014’, the annual flagship conference of the British Council which brings together representatives of Higher Education Institutions (HEI) from around the world to share best practices, network and strategies about the future of Higher Education. Participation in Going Global 2014 (GG14) is in keeping with the outreach perspective of The UWI’...
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Barrow’s Social Contract and UWI Fees by Hilary Beckles

Our honorable Prime Minister has rightly called for an open dialogue on his government’s decision to introduce into the UWI system a charge upon Barbadian students of 20 percent of the cost of their undergraduate degree. The objective is to cut 42 million dollars from Cave Hill’s operational budget and to transfer that amount to students and their families. Government’s current contribution to ...
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