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UWI St Augustine launches 50th Anniversary Exhibition

For Release Upon Receipt - October 8, 2010

St. Augustine

It’s official! The University of the West Indies (UWI) St Augustine Campus held the official opening of its 50th Anniversary Exhibition on Monday 4th October at 9am. The Exhibition is now open to the general public, and the nation’s schools are especially invited to visit.

Among the attractions of the Exhibition are a timeline of the UWI Administration Building, a history of the Imperial College of Tropical Agriculture (ICTA), a display of historical artefacts, and an audio-visual section showing features specially produced for the St. Augustine Campus’ 25th and 50th Anniversary. Primary and secondary school students will be specially accommodated, and groups can make advanced bookings by phone, at (868) 484 9574.

The Exhibition will remain open from 9am to 4pm from October 4th to 15th in the Main Salon of the Office of the Campus Principal. On October 14th, it will remain open later (until 8 pm), and it is free of charge and open to the public.

Professor Clement Sankat, UWI Pro Vice Chancellor and St Augustine Campus Principal, hosted the brief formal opening of the Exhibition at the Office of the Campus Principal. Mrs Jennifer Joseph, St Augustine Campus Librarian, welcomed everyone, and Dr Glenroy Taitt of the Main Library gave some highlights of the Exhibition, before Professor Sankat declared the Exhibition officially open and offered closing remarks.

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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.