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Britain's Black Debt

Since the mid-nineteenth-century abolition of slavery, the call for reparations for the crime of African enslavement and native genocide has been growing. In the Caribbean, grassroots and official voices now constitute a regional reparations movement. It is a fractured, contentious and divisive call, but it generates considerable public interest. Britain’s Black Debt is the first scholarly wor...
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Humanities and Education Professorial Lecture Series

The Faculty of Humanities and Education presents it Professorial Lecture series which forms part of the activities celebrating the UWI 50th anniversary and is an opportunity to hear about the research of Professors in the Faculty.The full schedule of lectures is as follows:Professor Jane Bryce "Who no know, go know: New Dimensions in African Film and Fiction" Date: April 30 Time: 7.30 p.m. ...
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Law Lunchtime Guest Lecture Series

The Dean, Faculty of Law, invites you to another lunchtime guest lecture series. The next lecture, will be held on Wednesday, April 3 and delivered by Mr. Simon Calhaem of the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn, Barrister-at-Law. The title of the lecture is “Family Law – Origins and Evolution”. Summary Mr Simon Calhaem will trace the history and development of Family Law in Commonwealth ju...
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OSS Alcohol and Drug Awareness Survey Winner

The Campus Quality Assurance Office (CQAO), on behalf of the Office of Student Services (OSS), conducted the prize draw for participation in the Alcohol and Drug Awareness Survey on Tuesday February 26, 2013. The CQAO, in collaboration with the OSS, is pleased to announce that the winner is Ms. Rashida Dixon. Ms. Dixon has won an Amazon Kindle Fire HD Tablet. To be eligible for the prize, und...
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Barriteau Publishes Love and Power: Caribbean Discourses on Gender

Professor Eudine Barriteau has published another book examining gender issues in Caribbean societies. A significant focus of Barriteau’s scholarship is on the centring of power in analyses of relations of gender. In this edited collection she and the contributors explore the intersections of love and power in the multiple dimensions of Caribbean life and society. In the process they expose the ...
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Women’s Community Work Celebrated on International Women’s Day

Twelve Barbadian women will be honoured for their exceptional community work on International Women’s Day. International Women’s Day is observed worldwide in celebration of women’s achievements and contributions to their societies as well as to raise awareness about gender inequality and the struggles that women continue to face on multiple levels. The Institute for Gender & Development St...
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The UWI Mourns the Loss of Maud Fuller

It is with deep regret and sadness that The University of the West Indies acknowledges the death of Ms Maud Fuller, outstanding alumna and one of its staunchest and most loyal supporters. As founding member and head of the Toronto branch of the UWI Alumni Association, Ms Fuller has over the years been always astute, forthright and frank in her advocacy for the UWI and will be remembered for her...
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Lunchtime Lecture on Canadian Charcter of Rights and Freedom

The Faculty of Law invites you to its lunchtime guest lecture under the title “The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms 30 years down the road”. Theguest speaker will be theThe Hon. Mr Justice J. Fraser Martin CD BA BCL, Justice of the Superior Court of Québec. The lecture takes place onTuesday, January 29, 2013, from 1.00-2.00 PM, in the Faculty of Law Moot Court Room. ABSTRACT: Mr Justic...
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Executive Opinion Survey 2013 Launch Press Release. The World Economic Forum in partnership with the Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies (SALISES), Cave Hill Campus, will conduct the Executive Opinion Survey 2013 in Barbados beginning in January 2013. The Executive Opinion Survey, “The Voice of the Business Community” is a major component of The Global Competitiveness Rep...
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Appointment of Pro Vice-Chancellor, Undergraduate Studies

The University of the West Indies is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Alan Cobley as Pro Vice-Chancellor for Undergraduate Studies with effect from February 1, 2013, succeeding Professor Alvin Wint who had served in the position for two outstanding three-year terms. Professor Cobley joined the staff of the UWI at the Cave Hill Campus in 1987 as Assistant Lecturer in the Depart...
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Professor W. Andy Knight appointed Director, UWI Institute of International Relations

The University of the West Indies is pleased to announce the appointment of the internationally renowned scholar of global governance, Professor W. Andy Knight, as Director of the Institute of International Relations (IIR) based at the UWI St Augustine Campus in Trinidad. A Barbadian by birth, Professor Knight has had a distinguished career as an academic and scholar in Canada, culminating in h...
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