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UWI to rededicate iconic Administration Building

For Release Upon Receipt - March 8, 2010

St. Augustine

The iconic Administration Building of The University of the West Indies (UWI) St Augustine Campus will be rededicated in an official ceremony formally marking the re-opening of the building, which has recently undergone substantial renovation and interior refurbishment.

The Rededication Ceremony, to be held outside the Administration Building on March 12th, 2010 from 10 to 11 a.m., will culminate in the unveiling of a specially laid Rededication Stone by His Excellency Professor George Maxwell Richards, President of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago.

Sir George Alleyne, UWI Chancellor and Professor Clement Sankat, UWI Pro Vice Chancellor and St. Augustine Campus Principal, will witness the rededication by President Richards, while Professor Bridget Brereton, UWI Lecturer in History, will present a history of the Administration Building.

The ceremony will double as the formal launch of the 50th Anniversary Celebrations of the St Augustine Campus. Professor Sankat is expected to unveil the official 50th Anniversary Logo.


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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.