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The Annual Business Meeting of Council

This annual meeting of the University's the supreme governing body is the forum for major decision making at The UWI.


The Chancellor's Medal

The Chancellor’s medal is a special Award of Distinction made by the Chancellor of The University of the West Indies to a person who has made a signal, substantial and lasting contribution to the welfare and development of The UWI. It is also awarded to persons who have enabled The University of the West Indies to gain access to significant resources for the achievement of its mission: delivering to the region quality higher education through teaching, outreach and research, and thereby facilitating the Caribbean’s growth and development.

Previous awardees have been Sir Philip Sherlock, Sir Alister McIntyre, P. J. Patterson, Vice-Chancellor Emeritus, the late Professor Rex Nettleford and most recently Vice Chancellor Emeritus Sir Shridath Ramphal.


The Vice Chancellor's Awards for Excellence

The Vice-Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence programme was established in 1993 by Sir Alister McIntyre, then Vice-Chancellor, to recognise outstanding achievements by Academic staff members in the areas of Teaching, Research, Service to the University Community, Contribution to Public Service, and All-round Excellence in a combination of two or more of the areas. In 2003 the recognition scheme was expanded to include Senior Administrative and Professional staff, and in 2012 the Vice-Chancellor’s Departmental Award for Excellence was introduced to recognise departments and units in the area of quality assurance excellence. In 2016/2017, two new awards were added for excellence in Multi-campus
Research Collaboration (the One UWI Award) and excellence in International Collaboration (the Globalisation Award).


All awardees, having proven themselves exemplars in their respective pursuits, are presented with a citation and a monetary prize. Since its inception, awards for Excellence have been presented at ceremonies rotated among The UWI campuses. The 2016/2017 ceremony took the total of prestigious Awards to 126.

The Awards Ceremony is one of the highlights of the University’s calendar. This ceremony takes on added significance under the leadership of Vice-Chancellor Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, who was one of the very first recipients of the inaugural Award.




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