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Induction of Dr. Luz Longsworth Continues the Tradition of Female Leadership at The UWI Open Campus

Regional Headquarters, Jamaica. March 24, 2017: On Thursday, March 16, 2017, Dr. Luz Longsworth was inducted as the third Pro Vice-Chancellor and Principal of The University of the West Indies (The UWI) Open Campus. The induction ceremony took place in Belize, where Dr. Longsworth is a naturalised citizen, having served in the country through various capacities in academia and business.

Appointment of Joel Warrican to the Rank of Professor Within The UWI Open Campus

The Office of the Campus Registrar, 22 March 2017. The Open Campus of The University of the West Indies (UWI) is pleased to announce the recent promotion of Dr. Joel Warrican to the rank of Professor within the Open Campus with retroactive effect from January 21, 2016.  An excerpt from the External Assessors’ reports for the recently appointed professor states that “Dr.

UWI Vice-Chancellor salutes Sir Derek as one of the finest intellects of the 20th Century

Regional Headquarters, Jamaica. March 17, 2017.  Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sir Hilary Beckles extends condolences on behalf of The University of the West Indies (The UWI) community to the family and loved ones of Sir Derek Walcott who passed away on Friday 17 March, 2017. Walcott, an alumnus of The UWI Mona Campus, graduated in 1953 and was awarded an honorary (DLitt) in 1973. His literary works are known and lauded internationally and he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1992.

Dr. Luz Longsworth to be inducted as Pro Vice-Chancellor and Principal of The UWI Open Campus at ceremony in Belize

The UWI Regional Headquarters, Jamaica. March 14, 2017:  On Thursday, March 16, 2017, Dr. Luz Longsworth will be inducted as Pro Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the Open Campus of The University of the West Indies (The UWI).  The ceremony will be held in Belize, where Dr. Longsworth has lived and worked for many years. It takes place at the River Hall, Best Western Belize Biltmore Plaza, Belize City, from 6:00 p.m. Belize time/8:00 p.m.

The UWI Open Campus hosts Annual Business Meeting of Council in Belize

The UWI Open Campus, Jamaica W.I., March 9, 2017 – The University of the West Indies (The UWI) Open Campus will welcome University Chancellor, Sir George Alleyne, Vice-Chancellor Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, Campus Council Chairman (Ag.), Dr. Lennox Honychurch, and other appointed members of the Campus Council for the presentation of its 2015/2016 Annual Report on Friday, March 17, 2017 in Belize. The occasion is the Open Campus Council Meeting where Pro Vice-Chancellor and Principal, Dr.

The University of The West Indies Open Campus Bahamas to Host Global Leadership Excellence and Development (LEAD) Conference Simulcast

The University of The West Indies  (UWI) Open Campus Bahamas is pleased to announce the hosting of the annual Global Leadership Conference Simulcast (LEAD 2017) in celebration of “World Leadership Day” on February 08, 2017. The Conference is sponsored by HR.com, which is the largest online network of human resources professionals. The event will feature fourteen (14) renowned global leaders, including Immaculée Ilibagiza, a renowned Rwandan genocide survivor, author and speaker.

The UWI Open Campus Hails the Late Trade Union Scholar, Professor George Eaton

Office of the Principal, Jamaica, January 27, 2017: The University of the West Indies, Open Campus regrets the passing of Professor George E. Eaton, Caribbean scholar and public servant.  Professor Eaton, at the time of his death, was the Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Hugh Lawson Shearer Trade Union Education Institute: Consortium for Social Development and Research, UWI, Open Campus, and Professor Emeritus of Economics and Political Science and Senior Scholar at York University, Toronto, Canada.

A Tribute to Sir Dwight Venner

I had just returned from my walk on the beach where I watched the rosy fingered dawn herald the rising of a brilliant Caribbean sun to open my computer and learn of the setting of another brilliant Caribbean son. Caribbean he was by birth and inclination and brilliant he showed himself to be through decades of persistent and insistent efforts to foster the growth and human development of his beloved OECS, not only for their sake but for the benefit of the wider Caribbean. Sir Dwight Venner had died.

Vice-Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence 2016/2017

Nominations are now open for the Vice-Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence 2016/2017.

All current members of the academic staff, the senior administrative staff, and the professional staff (excluding executive management, registrars, bursars, part-time staff, and retired staff who have been re-hired on post-retirement contracts) who have been in the continuous service of the university for at least 5 years prior to the application or nomination are eligible.  Eligibility is also open to departments / units, where appropriate.

Awards are available for:

The UWI Open Campus Mourns Passing of Sir Dwight Venner

The Office of the Open Campus Principal, Jamaica. 23 December 2016 - The leadership, staff and students of the UWI Open Campus mourn the passing of our Campus Council Chair Sir Dwight Venner on Thursday December 22, 2016.  Sir Dwight was a regional giant whose passion, dedication and commitment to the development of the people of the region were legendary.  It was therefore no surprise that in 2008 Sir Dwight agreed to serve as the first Chairman of the newly formed Open Campus, a post that he held right up to the time of his passing.

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