The University of the West Indies (The UWI) Five Islands Campus will host its Campus Council Meeting on Friday, March 26, 2021 at 10 a.m. Eastern Caribbean time. This is the second consecutive year that the Campus Council meeting is being hosted virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The theme for the 2019/2020 Annual Report, to be presented at the Council Meeting, by Pro Vice-Chancellor and Campus Principal, Professor Densil A. Williams, is The Access Revolution.
The Campus Council is the highest decision-making body of the Campus and will be presided over by Mr. Aziz Hadeed, Chairman of The UWI Five Islands Campus Council.
The virtual meeting will be attended by delegates from ministries of education particularly those from the OECS, The University of the West Indies, UWI Alumni and Guild of Students.
The first segment of the morning session will be opened to invited guests, the public and the regional media, and streamed live on the UWItv’s website www.uwitv.org and Facebook page. Chairman Hadeed, Professor Williams, and Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, Vice-Chancellor of The UWI will address the public session.
Professor Williams report as Principal, entitled “Going for Growth: Entrenching the Access Revolution”, will review the first full academic year of The UWI’s fifth campus. The report will highlight the access being offered by the Five Islands Campus to higher education in the OECS, the campus’ response to the COVID-19 pandemic and growth and development over the 2019/2020 academic year. The Principal will also outline key upcoming projects for the campus.
A media conference will follow the public session presentations.
In the closed segment, thereafter, the meeting will receive and discuss the campus’ Financial Statements, the biennium budget and report from the Guild of Students.
About The UWI
The UWI has been and continues to be a pivotal force in every aspect of Caribbean development; residing at the centre of all efforts to improve the well-being of people across the region.
From a university college of London in Jamaica with 33 medical students in 1948, The UWI is today an internationally respected, global university with near 50,000 students and five campuses: Mona in Jamaica, St. Augustine in Trinidad and Tobago, Cave Hill in Barbados, Five Islands inAntigua and Barbuda and its Open Campus, and 10 global centres in partnership with universities in North America, Latin America, Asia, Africa and Europe.
The UWI offers over 800 certificate, diploma, undergraduate and postgraduate degree options in Culture, Creative and Performing Arts, Food and Agriculture, Engineering, Humanities and Education, Law, Medical Sciences, Science and Technology, Social Sciences, and Sport. As the Caribbean’s leading university, it possesses the largest pool of Caribbean intellect and expertise committed to confronting the critical issues of our region and wider world.
Ranked among the top universities in the world, by the most reputable ranking agency, Times Higher Education, The UWI is the only Caribbean-based university to make the prestigious lists. In 2020, it earned ‘Triple 1st’ rankings—topping the Caribbean; and in the top in the tables for Latin America and the Caribbean, and global Golden Age universities (between 50 and 80 years old). The UWI is also featured among the top universities on THE’s Impact Rankings for its response to the world’s biggest concerns, outlined in the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including Good Health and Wellbeing; Gender Equality and Climate Action.
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