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Open Letter Volume 3 July 2011

Open Letter Volume 3 July 2011

Three years ago the UWI established an Open Campus for the purpose of extending the scope, enhancing the appeal and improving its service to the individuals and communities it serves. This was considered to be a bold move by the University, one that was overdue and much welcomed by those countries without full-fledged campuses. The Open Campus

Certificate in Journalism Commencement Ceremony

{gallery}http://www.flickr.com/photos/theuwi/sets/72157627617902602/{/gallery} THE UWI, ST. AUGUSTINE, Trinidad and Tobago – On Tuesday 6th September 2011, The UWI St. Augustine Campus Principal, Professor Clement Sankat, hosted a welcome for the students who were accepted into the inaugural Certificate in Journalism programme at the UWI.

The private commencement ceremony marked the actual “teaching start” to the programme which was launched in October last year. This new, one-year, full-time programme is designed for prospective and practising journalists who want to be prepared to perform more effectively in a 21st century media environment.

Launch of book 'Human Resource Management: A Reader for Students and Practitioners”

{gallery}http://www.flickr.com/photos/theuwi/sets/72157627617674228/{/gallery} Dr. Roland G. Baptiste, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Management Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, UWI, launched his new book, “Human Resource Management: A Reader for Students and Practitioners” on September 7th 2011.

The book contributes to Caribbean scholarship in the area of Human Resource Management by adding to the small body of empirical Human Resource Studies conducted in Trinidad and Tobago. It includes knowledge specific to the local environment and provides practitioners with food for thought and assistance with planning Human Resource Management interventions, as it points the way for further research. The book is not only targeted to academics and practitioners in the field, but also to the general public.

Before pursuing an academic career, Dr. Baptiste served as the Head of the Central Training Unit (Personnel Department) and Chief Personnel Officer, Government of Trinidad and Tobago. Currently he lectures in Human Resource Management, Organizational Behaviour, Organizational Development and Human Resource Development.
Dr. Baptiste’s book, “Human Resource Management: A Reader for Students and Practitioners” will be available in all major book stores and the UWI Bookshop.

UWI Life Student Orientation 2011

{gallery}http://www.flickr.com/photos/theuwi/sets/72157627599772174/{/gallery} On Friday 2nd September from 9am to 3pm, UWI Life Student, the second event of the UWI Life programme 2011, welcomed all first-year and first-time undergraduate students. This all-day event, which included an Orientation Village, aimed to help students make a smooth transition from secondary school to university life.

The theme “Show Your True Colours,” encouraged students to understand the differences amongst themselves and the personalities they may encounter. The day was packed with various activities, games, giveaways and live entertainment while students were given the opportunity to meet and greet each other.

During the lunch break, the students were invited to explore the Orientation Village where they learnt about their respective faculties and were exposed to the myriad activities available on the Campus. They were given the chance to interact with representatives and gain information on support services, mentorship programmes and career opportunities.

Open Letter Volume 3 June 2011

Open Letter Volume 3 June 2011

Deputy Principal, Prof. Vivienne Roberts, receiving donation from Mr. Courtney Ramsay, Accountant at Nicholls Baking Co. Inc., while sponsored Open Campus student, Mrs. Kenisha Thom-Selvon (far right), Marketing & Communications Assistant, Mrs. Sandra Griffith-Carrington (second from left, back row) and Mrs. Fallan Skinner (second from right,

Attention all Users

Attention all Users

The Open Campus will be performing maintenance on their computer data center to facilitate the upgrade to Moodle 2.0. This maintenance activity will result in all our primary systems becoming unavailable beginning Sunday, August 7 at 10:00 PM and continuing through to Saturday, August 13th.

The following systems will be unavailable for extended

Open Letter Volume 3 May 2011

Open Letter Volume 3 May 2011

The Scholar Ship Cruise was definitely a perfect experience, highlighting the UWI Open Campus as offering much more than simply traditional academics and that as the UWI’s outreach campus, the Open Campus is truly a campus for our times!


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AFUWI: In Memoriam

AFUWI: In Memoriam
Watch a short video for those we lost in the past year.

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AFUWI: In Memoriam

AFUWI: In Memoriam
Watch a short video for those we lost in the past year.

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UWI Vice Chancellor named new Chairman of the ACU

UWI Vice Chancellor named new Chairman of the ACU

UWI Vice Chancellor, Professor E. Nigel Harris has been named the new Chairman of the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU). The ACU announced Professor Harris’ election following meetings in Hong Kong jointly hosted by leading Chinese universities; the University of Hong Kong, the Chinese University of Hong Kong and the Open University of Hong Kong on April 5, 2011.

UWI Vice Chancellor named new Chairman of the ACU

UWI Vice Chancellor named new Chairman of the ACU

UWI Vice Chancellor, Professor E. Nigel Harris has been named the new Chairman of the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU). The ACU announced Professor Harris’ election following meetings in Hong Kong jointly hosted by leading Chinese universities; the University of Hong Kong, the Chinese University of Hong Kong and the Open University of Hong Kong on April 5, 2011.

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Lowell Hawthorne is New AFUWI Chair

Lowell Hawthorne is New AFUWI Chair

University of the West Indies(UWI) Vice Chancellor, Prof. E. Nigel Harris, has announced Jamaican-born US restaurant chain owner Lowell Hawthorne, O.D., as the new chairman of the American Foundation for the University of the West Indies (AFUWI) Partnership Board.

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Lowell Hawthorne is New AFUWI Chair

Lowell Hawthorne is New AFUWI Chair

University of the West Indies(UWI) Vice Chancellor, Prof. E. Nigel Harris, has announced Jamaican-born US restaurant chain owner Lowell Hawthorne, O.D., as the new chairman of the American Foundation for the University of the West Indies (AFUWI) Partnership Board.

Mr. Hawthorne is President & CEO of Golden

Open Letter Volume 3 April 2011

Open Letter Volume 3 April 2011

April 14, 2011 saw the historic signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the University of the West Indies Open Campus Belize and UNICEF Belize. This partnership agreement focuses on building national institutional capacities to guarantee, achieve and maintain the well-being of children and adolescents in Belize. The UWI Open Campus and

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