The Office of the Principal, Barbados. 08 May 2017. The Council of The University of the West Indies (UWI) approved the appointment of Ambassador Dr. June Soomer as the new Chairman of the Open Campus Council at their annual meeting on Thursday, April 27, 2017 in Barbados. Ambassador Soomer assumes this post after the untimely passing of former Chairman, Sir K. Dwight Venner in December 2016.
The UWI Regional Headquarters, Jamaica. 07 May 2017– In addition to the appointment of the new UWI Chancellor, a number of new and returning deans and senior managers were confirmed at the Annual Meeting of the Council of The University of the West Indies (The UWI) held at the Cave Hill Campus in Barbados on April 27, 2017. As the governing body of The UWI, the University Council exercises powers such as making appointments authorised by The UWI’s Charter and Statutes, managing the finances, and all business affairs of the University. These appointments included:
The Hugh Lawson Shearer Trade Union Education Institute will be hosting a five-day workshop for regional trade union leaders on ‘Strengthening Trade Unions’ understanding and application of Research Methodology’.
Office of the Principal, Bridgetown, Barbados. 24 April 2017: The University of the West Indies (UWI) Open Campus and the Combined Campuses and Colleges (CCC) Marooners recently partnered to offer a high-level Cricket Scouting Camp to young cricketers from throughout the Leeward Islands from April 20 to 25, 2017 in St. Kitts & Nevis. Other participants at the cricket camp included UWI Open Campus students from the Eastern Caribbean, who will participate in The UWI Student Games this summer.
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.”
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, 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.
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