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Appointment of New Chancellor

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.”

The UWI Open Campus and the Healthy Caribbean Coalition Sign MOU to Stem Region’s Non-Communicable Diseases

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, 


Sixty years ago,in 1957, the graduating class of the University College of the West Indies (UCWI) included a young man who would top his class of medical students, winning a coveted medal, and go on to become the full-fledged University of the West Indies (UWI)’s fifth Chancellor; appointed in 2003 and now retiring.


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