70th Anniversary Calendar App
Among the initiatives celebrating the occasion is the creation of a mobile app, designed and developed by a student of the Cave Hill Campus, Mr. Theo Taylor,
under the supervision of Dr. Janak Sodha, in the Department of Computer Science, Mathematics and Physics. The app helps staff, students, alumni, retirees and friends of the University to keep up-to-date on anniversary events and activities spread across the Caribbean and diaspora throughout the year. The UWI's 70th Anniversary Calendar is available on Google Play for Android and the App Store for IOS devices.
Fundraising for Faculty of Sport
Through its 70th Anniversary Capital Campaign, The UWI will be inviting all alumni, students, staff, public and private sector partners, civil society, development partners and friends of The UWI, both in the region and globally, to join its efforts to mobilise ideas, projects and funding in support of The UWI Faculty of Sports. This flagship initiative will contribute to revitalising Caribbean development and will strengthen The UWI's capacity to deliver on the promise of increased access, agility and alignment.
Looking to the future
Even as it takes pride in its past, The UWI has made an earnest start in looking toward its future, starting with the 2017–2022 "Triple A" Strategic Plan. In embracing this plan, The UWI places greater emphasis on becoming more accessible to the people of the region and aligning more effectively with our stakeholders. It also recognises the need to become more agile in seeking out opportunities to expand and develop.In so doing, it strives to overcome the crippling economic crisis through the pursuit of the strategic plan which is subtitled “Revitalising Caribbean Development."
So while its platinum anniversary is a celebration of this magnificent institution and the regional collaboration that it represents, it must spark contemplation and conversation about the journey ahead toward an improved future.