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Public cortège for Max Richards

For Release Upon Receipt - January 15, 2018

St. Augustine

The University of the West Indies will pay its respects to Professor George Maxwell Richards, 4th Campus Principal (UWI, St. Augustine) and 4th President of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago at a public cortège on January 16. His hearse will be driven through the St. Augustine campus from 7.45 a.m. along a route which will include the Maxwell Richards Building - Faculty of Engineering, the JFK Undercroft, the Campus Principal's Office and the Main Administration Building. 

Members of the public, UWI staff and students are invited to gather along the route at the named points and also to sign a Condolence Book in the lobby of the Main Administration Building which will remain open until January 26 before being presented to the family of the late Professor George Maxwell Richards. 




About The UWI

Since its inception in 1948, The University of the West Indies (UWI) has evolved from a fledgling college in Jamaica with 33 students to a full-fledged, regional University with well over 40,000 students. Today, The UWI is the largest, most longstanding higher education provider in the Commonwealth Caribbean, with four campuses in BarbadosJamaicaTrinidad and Tobago, and the Open Campus. The UWI has faculty and students from more than 40 countries and collaborative links with 160 universities globally; it offers undergraduate and postgraduate degree options in Food & Agriculture, Engineering, Humanities & Education, Law, Medical Sciences, Science and Technology, Social Sciences and Sport. The UWI’s seven priority focal areas are linked closely to the priorities identified by CARICOM and take into account such over-arching areas of concern to the region as environmental issues, health and wellness, gender equity and the critical importance of innovation. Website: 

(Please note that the proper name of the university is The University of the West Indies, inclusive of the “The”, hence The UWI.)