August 2017

After 14 years, Sir George Alleyne officially ended his role as Chancellor of The UWI, making way for the new Chancellor, Mr. Robert Bermudez, who assumed the position on July 16.

Sir George Alleyne, MD, FRCP, FACP (Hon), DSc (Hon), was born in St. Philip, Barbados, on October 7, 1932. After graduation from the then University College of the West Indies as the gold medalist with the degree of bachelor of medicine and surgery (MB.BS) in 1957, he obtained his MD from the University of London in 1965.

He entered academic medicine at the UWI in 1962, and his career included research at the Tropical Metabolism Research Unit for his doctorate in medicine. He was appointed Professor of Medicine at the UWI in 1972, and four years later became Chairman of the Department of Medicine. He is an emeritus professor of the UWI and was appointed Chancellor of the UWI in 2003.

In an interview with UWI TODAY editor, Vaneisa Baksh, Sir George talks about what it has meant to be Chancellor (click here for story).

Photo: ATIBA CUDJOE

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August 11
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September 1
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September 24
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  2017 Honorary Grads
  Faculty of Sport launched
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  To do the right thing: The grace and gravitas of Sir George Alleyne
  Shaping leadership in the Caribbean: Professor Reddock shares her thoughts on UWI’s special role
  Education As Service: New Deputy Principal continues focus on students
  Induction Ceremony For Professor Brian Copeland: Fiercely Caribbean
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  The journey from player to coach
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