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Replacement News Release: The UWI Open Campus to re-establish Site in the Turks and Caicos Islands

The UWI Open Campus, Anguilla. Friday, August 17, 2018 —The University of the West Indies (UWI) Open Campus is partnering with the Government of the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) to re-establish a physical presence in the territory.  The re-launch of The UWI Open Campus Turks and Caicos Site is an initiative of the TCI Ministry of Education and comes in the wake of an increasing number of TCI residents in The UWI’s online programmes. 

Kofi Annan: Philosopher Prince

Regional Headquarters, Kingston, Jamaica, Tuesday, August 21, 2018—The following editorial on the passing of Kofi Annan—Ghanaian diplomat and seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations—is issued by the Vice-Chancellor of The University of the West Indies (The UWI), Professor Sir Hilary Beckles. Mr. Annan was conferred an honorary Doctor of Laws degree by The UWI, Mona in 1998.
 

Recalling Naipaul

Regional Headquarters, Kingston, Jamaica, August 13, 2018 – The following statement on the passing of Sir Vidiadhar Surajprasad (V.S.) Naipaul is issued by the 
Vice-Chancellor of The University of the West Indies, Professor Sir Hilary Beckles.

 

New Deans of Engineering at The UWI

The UWI Vice-Chancellery, Jamaica, W.I. Wednesday, August 1, 2018—The University’s Office of Administration is pleased to announce the appointment of two new Deans, which became effective August 1, 2018. Dr. Paul Aiken has been appointed Dean of the new Faculty of Engineering at The UWI Mona Campus and Professor Edwin Ekwue is the new Dean of the Faculty of Engineering at The UWI St. Augustine Campus.

Professor Stephan Gift appointed to oversee UWI Board of Graduate Studies & Research

The UWI Vice-Chancellery, Jamaica, W.I. Wednesday, August 1, 2018—Effective August 1, 2018, Professor Stephan Gift is the new Pro Vice-Chancellor for Graduate Studies and Research, at The University of the West Indies (The UWI). Professor Gift’s appointment was approved at the June meeting of University Finance & General Purposes Committee. He succeeds Professor Dale Webber who has now taken up the portfolio of Campus Principal of The UWI Mona Campus.  

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