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Summit of the Communicators; UWI Communication Studies students present new research

For Release Upon Receipt - April 9, 2009

St. Augustine

The University of the West Indies (UWI) will host its annual Communication Studies Annual Research Day on Thursday 16th April, 2009 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. This event will be held in Lecture Room 2, The Institute of Critical Thinking, UWI, St. Augustine Campus. At this event, students from the Communication Studies course will present research on a vast range of issues, at the forum entitled “Summit of the Communicators”.

This year, the Communication Studies presentations will address race, ethnicity, gender and culture issues; media messages; and advertising, marketing and influence. The forum highlights the Communication Studies section’s continued dedication to producing relevant research which contributes to the international body of research.

This event is free and open to members of the public.

For further information, please contact Dr Godfrey Steele at at (868) 662 2002 Ext. 2036/3038, or Jason Leach at or (868) 662 2002 Ext. 3867.


Over the last six decades, The University of the West Indies (UWI) has evolved from a fledgling college in Jamaica with 33 students to a full-fledged University with over 40,000 students. Today, UWI is the largest and most longstanding higher education provider in the English-speaking Caribbean, with main campuses in Barbados, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago, and Centres in Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, The Bahamas, Belize, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, St Christopher (St Kitts) & Nevis, St Lucia, and St Vincent & the Grenadines. UWI recently launched its Open Campus, a virtual campus with over 50 physical site locations across the region, serving over 20 countries in the English-speaking Caribbean. UWI is an international university with faculty and students from over 40 countries and collaborative links with over 60 universities around the world. Through its seven Faculties, UWI offers undergraduate and postgraduate degree options in Engineering, Humanities & Education, Law, Medical Sciences, Pure & Applied Sciences, Science and Agriculture, and Social Sciences.