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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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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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