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Appointment of New Chancellor

Regional Headquarters, Jamaica. Friday, 21 April 2017 – The University of the West Indies (The UWI) has noted, with surprise, the announcement made by Trinidad & Tobago’s Minister of Education, Mr. Anthony Garcia at a post-Cabinet media briefing earlier today, on the subject of the appointment of a new UWI Chancellor.

The University Administration wishes to take this opportunity to indicate that Chancellors are appointed in accordance with the University’s Statute 4 which clearly states, “The Chancellor shall be appointed by the University Council.”

The UWI Open Campus and the Healthy Caribbean Coalition Sign MOU to Stem Region’s Non-Communicable Diseases

Office of the Principal, Bridgetown, Barbados. 18 April 2017: The University of the West Indies (UWI) Open Campus and the Healthy Caribbean Coalition (HCC) signed off on a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to work together on reducing the high level of non-communicable diseases (NCDS) in the region. The symbolic ceremony was held at the Open Campus’ Learning Centre located on the Cave Hill Campus in Barbados on Tuesday, April 18, 2017. HCC President, Sir Trevor Hassel, joined the Open Campus Pro Vice-Chancellor and Principal, Dr. Luz Longsworth, in the signing of the agreement, 

The UWI Open Campus and WIPA to Hold Capacity-Building Workshop in St. Vincent & the Grenadines

The UWI Open Campus, Jamaica W.I., April 3, 2017 – The University of the West Indies (UWI) Open Campus and The West Indies Players’ Association (WIPA), in accordance with their existing Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), will conduct a capacity-building workshop during the upcoming Women’s Regional Tournament in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. This one day workshop will be administered by representatives from The UWI Open Campus on April 17, 2017 in St.

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.

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