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Appointment of Council Chairman for The UWI Open Campus

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.

Senior Appointments Made at 2017 UWI Council Meeting

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:

UWIAA TORONTO CHAPTER NEWSLETTER – SPRING 2017

UWIAA Toronto Chapter Co- Chairmen, Michael Henville and Ferdinand Fortune, as well as the Executive Committee members, invite you to share the following news from the Toronto Chapter.

CELEBRATING INTERNATIONAL MUSEUM DAY 2017

May 18 is International Museum Day and the UWI Museum is joining with the Jamaica Military Museum to focus on aspects of Jamaica’s interface with the world wars of the 20th century.

HLSTUEI TO HOST EU/ILO WORKSHOP FOR REGIONAL TRADE UNIONS

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’.

Robert Bermudez Confirmed as The UWI’s 6th Chancellor

The UWI Regional Headquarters, Jamaica W.I., April 28, 2017 – The University of the West Indies (The UWI) is pleased to announce that Mr. Robert Bermudez has been appointed as its 6th Chancellor.

Robert Bermudez Confirmed as The UWI’s 6th Chancellor

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The UWI Regional Headquarters, Jamaica W.I., April 28, 2017 – The University of the West Indies (The UWI) is pleased to announce that Mr. Robert Bermudez has been appointed as its 6th Chancellor.
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UWI Announces New Chancellor

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Mr. Robert Bermudez has been approved as the 6th Chancellor of The UWI. His appointment was announced as members of the University Council approved the recommendation from the Search Committee (for a new Chancellor) at the Council’s annual business meeting, held on April 27, at The Cave Hill Campus.

Chancellor Designate, Mr. Bermudez is expected to begin a seven-year term of service on July 16, 2017, succeeding Sir George Alleyne who has served as Chancellor since 2003, with astounding leadership skill and dignity.

Partnering to assist Corporate Transformation

The UWI constantly seeks to enhance its relevance to the region and as such the UWI Mona has partnered with the National Commercial Bank to produce critical corporate transformation research. This programme is the first of its kind in the Caribbean and stems from the observation that many Caribbean-based companies are in need of radical change in organisational behaviour to equip them to navigate the dynamic global and local environments. The UWI was the first port of call to organise this academic research.

The Honourable Justice Pearletta Lanns

The opening of the new second high court at the Sir Lee Llewellyn Moore Judicial Complex in Basseterre, St. Kitts, has seen the appointment of a second judge to serve the St. Kitts Circuit – Her Ladyship, the Honourable Justice Pearletta Lanns, a Nevisian. In 1985, Justice Lanns, on completion of her library degree, attended the UWI Open Campus in St. Kitts and Nevis and joined the Challenge Programme, which had offered a first year Law LLB of the degree programme.

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