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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 was established in 1993 under former Vice-Chancellor, Sir Alister Mc Intyre to recognize high achievement by academic and senior administrative staff of The University of the West Indies. This annual award ceremony is a celebration of the University’s core values, and the recipients of these prestigious awards are persons who have proven themselves the perfect examples of a commitment to the pursuit of excellence. Awards are given in the following areas: Teaching, Administration and Research Accomplishments, Service to the University Community, Contributions to Public Service, and All-round Excellence in a combination of two or more of the five core areas. Each award, valued at US$5,000, is made after a rigorous assessment and selection process, first at the campus level, then at a University-wide selection Committee for the final selection.


In 2013 a Departmental Award for Excellence will be presented for the first time.




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