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University of The Bahamas publishes Volume 26 of International Journal of Bahamian Studies

29th October, 2020  Nassau, THE BAHAMAS — Scholarly analysis on the prevalence of Haitian stigmatization in The Bahamas, the relationship between religiosity and Bahamian gambling impulses, and the efficacy of corporal punishment in Bahamian schools, headline the 2020 edition of the University of The Bahamas’ (UB) premier scholarly publication. The 26th volume of UB’s International […]

Conversation on Black (in) Comics and the Significance of Black Panther

Friday, 23rd October 2020   https://univbah.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYqcuuvqDgrEtHJxBo7r25CM-aabxSwoyky

New Leaders and Senators Elected for Academic Senate

7th October 2020 New Leaders and Senators Elected for Academic Senate   Following elections which were held recently, the Academic Senateat University of The Bahamas (UB) has new leadership and Senators comprising faculty, staff, students and administrators. Associate Professor in Education Dr. Faith Butler was elected Chair, while Assistant Professor in Communication and Creative Arts Dr. […]

University of The Bahamas Wins 2020 Ellucian Impact Award Award Hails Digital Transformation 

6th October, 2020      Nassau, THE BAHAMAS — University of The Bahamas’ (UB’s) digital revolution has earned the institution the Ellucian Impact Award, an international award which recognizes higher education institutions that best harness the power of technology to solve challenges, operate more efficiently and enhance the student experience. The award from Ellucian, a […]

Panel Links Resiliency to Sustainable Development Targets

23rd September, 2020    Nassau, THE BAHAMAS — Learning from the lessons of the past, committing to a blueprint for development, and taking serious action now were among the key recommendations from a panel of experts that recently addressed the topic: Resiliency and the Sustainable Development Goals, a discussion facilitated by the Government and Public […]

Adopt a Culture of Readiness in Tackling Climate Change

25thSeptember 2020     Nassau, THE BAHAMAS — A culture of preparedness is the key component in any viable climate action plan for The Bahamas, according to an environmental advocate, who argues that The Bahamas must increase its preparedness to play the long game and adopt a “prevention is better than cure” mentality to thwart […]

Hydrologist Urges Meaningful Action to Preserve Natural Freshwater Resources

23rdSeptember 2020 Nassau, THE BAHAMAS — Water is humanity’s most important natural resource, covering approximately 72 percent of the planet Earth. Yet less than 10 percent of it is drinkable; the rest is salt water. For The Bahamas, where freshwater resources are finite and vulnerable and there is very little fresh surface water, phenomena like […]

Legal Panel Addresses Roots of ‘Black Lives Matter’ and Need for Justice and Power Reform 

14th September, 2020  Nassau, THE BAHAMAS – A panel of legal experts has dissected the ‘Black Lives Matter’ movement, delving into its historical roots and calling for reforms in the justice system and the way in which power is exercised. “‘Black Lives Matter’ is not the beginning of the conversation, but rather the midpoint in […]

Practicum Classes and Library Services

15th September 2020   The University community is advised that effective Wednesday 16th September 2020, select practicum classes as well as computer labs and library services (curbside pick-up) will resume at the Oakes Field Campus and Grosvenor Close Centre. Students who report to campus will be required to comply with all health protocols including the […]

Resumption of Computer Labs

15th September 2020   Effective Wednesday 16th September 2020, on-site access to the following computer labs at the Oakes Field Campus and Grosvenor Close Centre will be available from Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.  All health protocols will take effect including the wearing of masks, hand sanitizing and physical distancing measures. Additionally, […]

From The Heart – GB Communities Are Ground Zero for Hope and Resilience

9th September, 2020  Nassau, THE BAHAMAS — As a Port Authority Police Department (PAPD) Special Ops Lieutenant in New York city many years ago, William Keegan wrestled with mountains of twisted steel and human body parts that littered the World Trade Center site in the aftermath of the September 11th, 2001 terrorist attacks. He had […]

Appointment of Vernice Williams as Acting VP and Chief Information Officer

1st September 2020  Nassau, THE BAHAMAS – University of The Bahamas (UB) announces the appointment of Mrs. Vernice Williams as Acting Vice President and Chief Information Officer (CIO) effective 1stSeptember 2020. The former Director of Information Technology, Mrs. Williams has diligently served the institution for more than three decades in various information technology positions, most […]

Appointment of Dr. Maria Woodside-Oriakhi as VP Academic Affairs

1st September 2020    Nassau, THE BAHAMAS – University of The Bahamas (UB) announces the appointment of Dr. Maria Woodside-Oriakhi as Vice President of Academic Affairs, effective 1st September 2020. Dr. Woodside-Oriakhi has been serving as Acting VP of Academic Affairs since October 2019. As the chief academic administrative officer of the University, Dr. Woodside-Oriakhi […]

Appointment of Vice President of Finance and Business Enterprise

1st September 2020  University of The Bahamas (UB) announces the appointment of Ms. Ingrid Culmer as Vice President of Finance and Business Enterprise effective immediately. Ms. Culmer brings to the position more than 30 years of public accounting and private enterprise financial management experience. As VP of Finance and Business Enterprise, Ms. Culmer has oversight […]

Bahamian Architects Invest in Human Potential Through Endowment Fund at UB

1st September 2020  Nassau, THE BAHAMAS — Five acclaimed Bahamian architects, whose lives have been positively impacted by University of The Bahamas (UB) and each other, have contributed towards the establishment of an endowment fund that will make an enduring impact on full-time, undergraduate students of architecture at UB. Their gift will play a pivotal […]

CIO Elgin Smith Leaving To Pursue Another Opportunity

27th August 2020   After eight years of distinguished service to University of The Bahamas as Vice President and Chief Information Officer (CIO), Mr. Elgin Smith is demitting office to pursue another opportunity, effective 1st September 2020. Mr. Smith has provided steady and trusted leadership in the development of the innovative information technology needed to […]

Public Feedback Invited on Gov’t Services Digitization Survey

26thAugust 2020   Nassau, THE BAHAMAS – The crippling effects of crises like infectious disease pandemics and severe weather systems have deepened the need for the public sector to adapt and offer more convenient, uninterrupted services. The move towards digitization of customer service processes and procedures is a pivotal part of that transformation. Residents of […]

Tourism, Development, Governance and Sustainability Explored in Scholarly Publication

Nassau, THE BAHAMAS – The COVID-19 pandemic has dealt a heavy blow to the tourism industry which has for many decades been the primary economic engine of The Bahamas. External shocks like infectious diseases and severe weather are disruptions that have left the industry in dire straits. A collection of scholarly works entitled “Tourism, Development, […]

Postponement of Practicum and Studio Courses

21st August 2020    Due to the EMERGENCY POWERS (COVID-19 PANDEMIC) (STORM PREPAREDNESS) ORDER, 2020,the public is advised that the following classes at University of The Bahamas will NOT begin on Monday, 24th August 2020 as previously scheduled and students are NOT to go to campus: 1.    Academic Enhancement Laboratories (Lecture classes continue as scheduled) […]

Resumption of Remote Operations under National Lockdown

4th August 2020  NOTICE    Please be advised that University of The Bahamas will revert to full remote operations effective Wednesday, 5th August 2020 as a result of the announcement by Prime Minister the Most Honourable Dr. Hubert A. Minnis that a national lockdown for The Bahamas will occur for a two-week period effective Tuesday, […]

COVID-19 Faculty Survey Results Inform Plans for Academic Year 2020-2021

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2020 Academic Affairs Fall Plan

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Reopening of Chapter One Bookstore with Strict Safety Protocols

23rd July 2020   Chapter One Bookstore will reopen to the University community and the general public on Monday, 27th July 2020. Chapter One will operate from Monday to Friday during the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. until further notice. All persons entering the bookstore will have to sanitize upon entry, wear a […]

UB Academic Year 2020/2021Continues in Emergency Remote Operations

20thJuly 2020   On 9thJuly 2020, the University issued a statement outlining the resuming of classes and student services for Fall 2020. Since then, the number of positive cases has climbed exponentially both globally and locally. While we anticipated that we would be able to offer a hybrid/blended learning environment this Fall, we were also […]

Classes and Student Services for Fall 2020

9thJuly 2020   The COVID-19 pandemic has sparked radical global and national changes. The University is prepared to meet these changes with the highest level of vigilance to ensure that faculty, staff, students and the public are kept safe and protected. This will require our collective cooperation in order to continue delivering quality academic instruction […]

Message From The President to the UB-North Community

7th July 2020   Dear members of the UB-North community, Lately, there has been much speculation and rumour-mongering concerning University of The Bahamas-North. Please be assured of the facts in this matter. UB-North and the students, faculty and staff who study, teach and work there are all vitally important to our academy. You are critical […]

Extended Deadline for Undergraduate Admissions Applications and Other Key Dates

3rd July 2020   Please be advised that the deadline for the submission of undergraduate admissions applications for Fall 2020 has been extended to Thursday, 9th July 2020. Applications are accessible online at www.ub.edu.bs and should be completed and submitted – along with all supporting documents – by emailing admissions@ub.edu.bs (UB, Oakes Field Campus) or […]

Prominent Bahamian accountant to Deliver UB Virtual  Commencement Address

27th June, 2020 Nassau, THE BAHAMAS — A prominent Bahamian accountant and well-known banker, Mr. Gowon N.G. Bowe is no stranger to providing quality insight and commentary on some of the nation’s most pressing economic issues. Now, the (former) College of The Bahamas graduate is poised to deliver a historic contribution to his alma mater […]

University of The Bahamas and One Eleuthera Foundation Sign  MOU for New Educational Opportunities

26th June 2020 Nassau, THE BAHAMAS — Providing new educational opportunities aimed at increasing the intellectual capacity of present and future University of The Bahamas (UB) students is the driving force behind a key partnership between UB and the One Eleuthera Foundation (OEF). A memorandum of understanding (MOU) has been forged which facilitates access to […]

Phase 2 of Reopening of University of The Bahamas To Commence 1st July

25th June 2020   University community, Please be advised that a five-phase reopening plan is guiding the safe resumption of on-site operations across the University’s campuses and centres. The plan, accessible here and attached, was developed based on the recommendations of the University’s COVID-19 Task Force appointed in February 2020. The aim is to protect […]

World class in The Backyard hosted by Graduate Studies and Research

World class in The Backyard hosted by Graduate Studies and Research Thursday, 25th June 2020 To register click on link. https://univbah.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAvde2opzsiH9OGvBFuv6TsIzd6at4pgDg3

University of The Bahamas Announces Virtual Ceremony Honouring 2020 Commencement Class

18th June 2020   The 2020 Commencement for University of The Bahamas (UB) may not have the traditional pomp and circumstance, but it will have an even more elevated significance for members of the commencement class who are closing one chapter of their lives and entering a new one during an unprecedented era. UB has […]


11th June 2020   Dear University community, We hope that you, your families and your loved ones are all safe and well within this new reality brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic which has affected us all so deeply. Virtually every society has been impacted on an emotional, social, economic and personal level. Despite the […]

Race, Power and Privilege

4th June 2020   EDITORIAL  By: Christopher Curry PhD Associate Professor of History University of The Bahamas The death of George Floyd in the US has ignited a movement that aims to challenge the issues of racial injustice and police brutality that continue to plague that nation. The initial video footage was deeply disturbing, reflecting […]

Reporting Sexual Misconduct

4th June 2020 University of The Bahamas (UB) is actively committed to a learning and working environment in which all individuals – students, faculty, staff and the wider community – are treated with respect and dignity. Accordingly, the University does not condone sexual misconduct of any kind including sexual harassment, abuse, assault and exploitation. These […]

Rooted in the Struggle for Dignity, Justice and Equality

3rd June 2020 STATEMENT   The vivid images of protestors in the United States and around the world demonstrating their pain, and outrage over the senseless and horrific loss of black lives are gripping and emotional. For more than a week, we have watched mothers, fathers, students, activists and communities, across various ethnic groups, protest […]

Heightened Anxiety During COVID-19 Calls for Deeper Focus on Mental Health

18th May 2020   Nassau, THE BAHAMAS — The COVID-19 pandemic has exacted a heavy toll on the mental fortitude of people across the globe, causing trauma, stress and anxiety which are just as harmful as the coronavirus itself. Add this latest disaster to the lingering effects of the recent Hurricane Dorian and the stresses […]

University of The Bahamas Announces Graduate Degrees Aimed At Enhancing Economic Resilience

New Providence, THE BAHAMAS –With the world entering an economic downturn, a contraction in employment in The Bahamas and severe pressure to innovate, the Bahamian labour force needs specialised knowledge and skills in the public and private sectors to drive business resilience and sustainability. These sectors will have to evolve and capitalise on niche areas […]

University of The Bahamas establishes emergency fund for students impacted by COVID-19

11th May 2020 PRESS RELEASE   Nassau, THE BAHAMAS – The COVID-19 pandemic has caused additional challenges for some of the approximately 5,000 students who attend University of The Bahamas (UB), many of whom are scholarship recipients. With adherence to the protocols of social distancing, students who resided in the University’s residential facilities were advised […]

Unauthorized Use of University of The Bahamas Trademarks

11th May 2020 NOTICE   It has come to the attention of University of The Bahamas (UB) that person or persons have been engaged in the unauthorized use of the University’s logos specifically for application onto merchandise for the purpose of commercial gain. Please be advised that the illicit use of the University’s official logos […]

UB Researchers Identify Key Factors To Be Considered in COVID-19 Response

May 8th 2020 Nassau, THE BAHAMAS — Mathematical modelling has played a key role in predicting COVID-19 cases in The Bahamas, giving government officials and health authorities the opportunity for interventions to decrease the trajectory of infections. Associate Professor of Chemistry and Assistant Vice President of Institutional Strengthening & Accreditation at University of The Bahamas […]

UB Mingoes Student-Athletes Still Cautiously Optimistic

4th May 2020 Nassau, THE BAHAMAS — Like the rest of the world, University of The Bahamas (UB) Mingoes student-athletes have had to balance disappointment with distancing in this COVID-19 environment, withdrawing from the very interactions that have been pivotal to their growth and success. To stay conditioned, home life has been infused with the […]

Summer Session 2020

30th April 2020   Please be advised that as a result of the circumstances brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, University of The Bahamas has amended certain policies, procedures and timelines. Further, guided by the Government’s Measured Plan for Re-Opening the Economy, there will be ONE Summer Session ONLY for 2020. Please take note of the information below. Activity Date Last […]

Extended Undergraduate Admissions Period

27th April 2020     University of The Bahamas (UB) continues to evolve during this unprecedented crisis. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the institution has been listening to the concerns of the University community and the wider public, adopting online instructional and customer service mechanisms, and amending policies and procedures for improved service. The […]

Stringent COVID-19 Measures Are “A Necessary Evil”

23rd April 2020   Nassau, THE BAHAMAS — As the debate rages about when and how to end the curfews and lockdowns that have been implemented, the Deputy Chief Medical Officer Dr. Delon Brennen has asserted that these stringent and unprecedented measures taken to curb COVID-19 infections are necessary. Dr. Brennen shared during a virtual […]

Earth Day Panel Drives Message of Climate Action

23rd April 2020 Nassau, THE BAHAMAS — Global warming is a grim reality that humanity has been moving rapidly towards for years. For small island developing states (SIDS) like The Bahamas, that are facing this existential threat, there is an undeniable urgency for climate action. That was the message from six local scientists and environmental […]

Admissions Policy Amendment for Fall 2020 and Spring 2021

23rd April 2020   Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ministry of Education has closed all schools and suspended all national examinations throughout The Bahamas until further notice. This has implications for students wishing to be admitted to University of The Bahamas (UB) for Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 on the basis of their BGCSE […]

Research Forum Examines Long-Term Strategies to Make Economy More Resilient

21st April 2020     Nassau, THE BAHAMAS — The COVID-19 crisis has refocused attention on the need to diversify The Bahamas’ economy as a critical pillar of sustainability. The pandemic’s crippling impact on the tourism sector was the focus of a recent research discussion at University of The Bahamas (UB). While presenting at the […]

The Urgency of Taking Climate Action Now

Op-Ed by Dr. Adelle Thomas   COVID-19 has upended life as we knew it in The Bahamas. However, as we deal with the widespread impacts of the pandemic, it is critical that we do so in a climate resilient fashion. This global crisis underscores many characteristics of our country that make us not only vulnerable […]

Climate Resilient Responses to the COVID-19 Pandemic are Critical for Small Island Developing States

17th April 2020 “These crises underscore the extreme vulnerability of SIDS and the need for an international response that limits global average warming in line with the Paris Agreement with transformational change that has been supported by science” – Dr. Adelle Thomas Nassau, THE BAHAMAS – Compound crises may overwhelm the capacity of Small Island Developing […]

Easter Sunday Message from President Smith

Happy Easter! University of The Bahamas President Dr. Rodney D. Smith brings words of hope and gratitude in this 2020 Easter Sunday message. Click here to listen or read message below.   I greet you warmly on this Easter Sunday. Today, believers the world over are celebrating the holiest of days on the Christian calendar, […]

Cultivating Adaptation and Resilience in Academia

8th April 2020     Nassau, THE BAHAMAS — COVID-19 has brought with it both adversities and opportunities which are playing out in higher education systems across the globe. The impact has prompted University of The Bahamas (UB) to consider the delivery of its academic affairs through a different lens. With the restrictions on face-to-face […]

Op-Ed: Now is the time to get serious about mental health

Everyone is affected by events like Hurricane Dorian and COVD-19. Events this wide-reaching and devastating change our views, our beliefs, and our lives. While not everyone reacts in the same way, we are all impacted in some way whether it be physically, emotionally, financially, or spiritually. We must attend to the mental and emotional aspects […]

University Research Edge Presentations Resume in Online Platform

30th March 2020   Nassau, THE BAHAMAS — In the midst of a national emergency sparked by the COVID-19 pandemic, University of The Bahamas (UB) forged ahead with its research presentations, five days after transitioning to remote operations and announcing that previously scheduled events had been postponed or cancelled. On Friday 20th March, University researchers, […]

Updated Online Academic Calendar

Please refer to the updated online University of The Bahamas academic calendar accessible by clicking here or selecting the Calendar tab on the home page of www.ub.edu.bs.       Office of University Relations University of The Bahamas 2nd Floor, Michael H. Eldon Complex University Drive, Oakes Field Campus P.O. Box N-4912 Nassau, The Bahamas Tel: (242) […]

COVID-19 Pandemic Forces Nimble Responses From University of The Bahamas

27th March 2020 Nassau, THE BAHAMAS—With over 1,000 of its courses for Spring 2020 currently being taught online, University of The Bahamas (UB) was forced to kick its remote education into high gear after the first case of COVID-19 was confirmed in The Bahamas in March 2020. Although the full transition to remote operations, including […]

Message from the Chairman of the Board of Trustees

19th March 2020     Dear University of The Bahamas Students, Faculty, Staff, and Alumni, and members of the public at large: We have been witnessing the rapid spread of COVID-19, a novel coronavirus that has drastically affected us on an individual, national and global level.  On Wednesday, 18thMarch, we all listened attentively as Prime Minister […]

Applying For Incomplete (I) Grades

18th March 2020   Please be advised that the current Policy on Incomplete Grades allows, with date modification, that a student who has a passing grade a ‘C’ grade or higher for coursework up to 13th March, may at the discretion of the instructor, apply for an Incomplete (‘I’) grade effective immediately and until Friday, 17th April 2020. Please note […]

Academic Affairs Contingencies

16th March 2020   University Community, Please be advised that UB’s transition to online instruction is to facilitate continuity in the delivery of course content. The implementation of other interim measures is also necessary to ensure the fulfilment of academic requirements. Continuity in Teaching At UB-North in Grand Bahama, classes will continue uninterrupted online via Moodle. […]

STATEMENT from University of The Bahamas – COVID-19 Contingencies, Preventative Measures & Response

15th March 2020   On Sunday, 15th March 2020, health authorities confirmed the first case of COVID-19 in The Bahamas. University of The Bahamas is taking proactive steps and implementing preventive measures in order to protect the health and welfare of faculty, staff, students and members of the public. Therefore, the following contingency measures have been activated. […]

University students gain insight into the inner workings of The Bahamas’ tourism industry

13th March 2020     Nassau, THE BAHAMAS — Executives in The Bahamas’ hospitality sector shared frank insights into managing workplace stress while delivering premier customer service with University of The Bahamas students recently during Business, Hospitality and Tourism Studies Week. Tourism is The Bahamas’ number one industry, accounting for 50 percent of the country’s Gross […]

Harnessing the Benefits of the Birds and the Bees

13th March 2020     Nassau, THE BAHAMAS — University of The Bahamas (UB) students learnt about the ‘birds and the bees’ at a recent interactive session where the focus was on food sustainability and economic empowerment. Homegrown chicken farming and beekeeping was the focus on day two of UB’s Chemistry, Environmental and Life Sciences (CELS) […]

UB Community Engages Minister on the Economy and the Environment

13th March 2020 Nassau, THE BAHAMAS — Every economic venture has an environmental cost, Minister of the Environment and Housing Hon. Romauld Ferreira told a University of The Bahamas (UB) audience who engaged him in a conversation on Ethics, Environment and the Economy on Thursday, 12th March. Addressing scores of students, faculty and staff in the […]

Storm-Ravaged Island Serves as Platform for Knowledge Sharing on Resilience

6th March 2020   Nassau, THE BAHAMAS – New learning and knowledge sharing about bridging vulnerabilities, strengthening systems and mitigating risks in coordinated climate action is happening where Hurricane Dorian’s monstrous fury was unleashed last September. Grand Bahama is where scores of scholars, researchers and policy makers have gathered to reflect on the impact of the […]

UBFIT Celebrates New Corporate Sponsor and ‘Push’ Component for Race 2020

4th March 2020   Nassau, THE BAHAMAS – A signature wellness and community engagement effort of University of The Bahamas (UB), the 2020 UBFIT race is expected to be the best one yet, with a new title sponsor on board for the event.  Oaktree Medical Center is UBFIT’s new title sponsor, with a total $30,000 […]

Statement From The President on Heightened Vigilance Against COVID-19

3rd March 2020     University of The Bahamas has been closely monitoring reports concerning COVID-19, also known as the Novel Coronavirus. COVID-19 is an infectious disease spread from person to person primarily through the droplets of an infected person who speaks, coughs or sneezes. The World Health Organization (WHO) reports today that more than 91,000 […]

Sustainable Grand Bahama Conference To Address Issues of Climate Resiliency

20th February 2020 PRESS RELEASE   NASSAU, The Bahamas – Academics, policymakers, conservationists and champions for small island sustainability will gather in Grand Bahama next month to dissect the major topics underpinning climate change and resilience, while the scars of Hurricane Dorian are still fresh. Grand Bahama was one of the islands that bore the brunt […]

Government and Public Policy Institute Facilitating National Discussions on Sustainable Development Goals

20th February 2020 PRESS RELEASE     NASSAU, The Bahamas – The University of The Bahamas Government and Public Policy Institute (GPPI) will facilitate increased discussions this year with local policy makers, civil society and the private sector on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) related to clean water, affordable energy, climate action, life below water and […]

University of The Bahamas Pays Homage to Top Ranked Heptathletes, Mullings and Thompson

6th February 2020     Nassau, THE BAHAMAS – A crescendo of pride and excitement, a special song that paid homage to their international achievement and framed UB Mingoes jerseys were the visible signs of gratitude on Thursday 6th February as University of The Bahamas (UB) honoured Ken Mullings Jr. and Kendrick Thompson, ranked in […]

Ground Broken for $95M University Residence and Multipurpose Complex at UB

30thJanuary 2020       Nassau, THE BAHAMAS – University of The Bahamas (UB) and its public-private sector partners broke ground on Thursday, January 30th2020 for a multi million dollar University Residence and Multipurpose Complex to be constructed at the Oakes Field Campus. At a projected cost of approximately $95 million, the complex will be […]

2020 Canada-CARICOM Faculty Leadership Program

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“Going Green Doesn’t Have To Mean Going Broke” Italian Ambassador on Climate Change Measures

20thJanuary 2020   Nassau, THE BAHAMAS – Around the world the alarm is being sounded about the impact of global warming and how man’s carbon footprint is contributing to it. In the aftermath of one of the most catastrophic hurricanes to hit The Bahamas, there is renewed urgency for climate change adaptation and resilience. Delivering […]

2020 ELAP Call Study Abroad in Canada

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Appointment of Dean, Liberal and Fine Arts

2nd January 2020   Nassau, The Bahamas – University of The Bahamas announces the appointment of Dr. Douglas Barkey as Dean, Liberal and Fine Arts which includes the Communication & Creative Arts and English Studies academic units. Dr. Barkey’s appointment follows a comprehensive search process. As Dean, Dr. Barkey is responsible for facilitating the delivery […]

Development Reporter

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Appointment of Interim Director of the Honours Programme

22nd November 2019     University of The Bahamas (UB) announces the appointment of Associate Professor Mrs. Lottis Shearer-Knowles as the Interim Director of the Honours Programme, effective 1st November 2019. A veteran member of faculty and the former Interim Dean of Liberal and Fine Arts, Mrs Shearer-Knowles will work collaboratively and in consultation with faculty to […]

University of The Bahamas Establishes the Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience Research Centre

20th November 2019     NASSAU, THE BAHAMAS – University of The Bahamas (UB) today announced the establishment of its Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience Research (CCARR) Centre. The announcement came as The Bahamas strives to rebound from Hurricane Dorian, one of the most destructive storms on record for the archipelago which caused an estimated $3.5 […]

STATEMENT: University Responds to Faculty Union Demands

7th November 2019   The University of The Bahamas regrets the latest turn of events regarding the Union of Tertiary Educators of The Bahamas (UTEB).  The University has remained transparent in all discussions with executives of the union. It was agreed that since UTEB presented its financial counter proposal to the University after the Board of Trustees […]

University of The Bahamas To Honour Hall of Fame and Outstanding Alumni In Third Year of University Charter

7th November 2019   Nassau, BAHAMAS – Three years after its charter, University of The Bahamas (UB) continues to honour the spirit of excellence, resilience and ingenuity that distinguishes its alumni body. On Thursday, 14th November, the institution will pay homage to eight of its alumni luminaries, among them three faculty and staff. Class of 1979 graduates, […]

University President To Serve on American Association of State Colleges and Universities Board

5th November 2019   Nassau, THE BAHAMAS – University of The Bahamas (UB) President Dr. Rodney D. Smith, was recently nominated to serve as a member of the Board of Directors for the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU).  AASCU is a Washington-based higher education association of nearly 400 public colleges, universities and systems whose members […]

Statement in Response to Claims Attributed to  the UTEB President

5th November 2019   Nassau, THE BAHAMAS – In the November 5th, 2019 edition of The Tribune, under the headline “Now lecturers rebel over government pay offer, 82 CENTS A DAY”, quotes were attributed to the President of the Union of Tertiary Educators of The Bahamas (UTEB), Mr. Daniel Thompson.  It was noted that “UTEB […]

Insights, Research on Prison Population and Impact

More than 60 percent of the population at the Bahamas Department of Correctional Services are serving prison sentences of less than five years and will be released into mainstream society. Their plight, impact on society and future are among the research findings of the publication Our Prisoners, a collaboration involving the Inter-American Development Bank, Government […]

Appointment of Acting Vice President of Academic Affairs

10th October 2019 The University community is advised that Dr. Maria Woodside-Oriakhi has been appointed Acting Vice President of Academic Affairs with immediate effect. A UB alumna, Dr. Woodside-Oriakhi has over 20 years of experience in higher education institutions in The Bahamas, the United States, Singapore, Canada and the United Kingdom. Working closely with the […]

UB-North Conference Aims to Improve Bahamas’ Hurricane Resilience Call Goes Out for Conference Papers

4th October 2019 PRESS RELEASE   Nassau, THE BAHAMAS – The ruined neighbourhoods, flattened infrastructure, and rising death toll that Hurricane Dorian left behind have made planning for adaptations to climate change – and its myriad effects – even more urgent. University of The Bahamas-North is providing a platform for extensive and reflective national conversations […]

The Helen “Annie” Russell, MBE Memorial Scholarship Established

16th September 2019 PRESS RELEASE     Nassau, THE BAHAMAS – The legacy of renowned preschool educator the late Helen “Annie” Russell is being kept alive through a memorial scholarship at University of The Bahamas, thanks to her son, Dr. Barry Russell and family.  Dr. Russell, accompanied by his wife Mrs. Missy Russell; son, Logan; daughter, Raegan and […]

University of The Bahamas Appoints Assistant Vice President, Sponsored Research and Grants

16th September 2019 Accomplished environmentalist and negotiator, Mr. Philip Weech, has been appointed Assistant Vice President, Sponsored Research and Grants at University of The Bahamas (UB), responsible for establishing and managing the Office of Sponsored Research and Grants to oversee grant funding and sponsored research opportunities – in consultation with academic deans – in support […]

President’s Hurricane Relief Matching Gift Challenge

Moved by the catastrophe left in the wake of Hurricane Dorian, the anguish of survivors and severe damage to one of the University’s campuses, President of University of The Bahamas (UB) Dr. Rodney D. Smith and his wife Dr. Christina Smith have pledged $25,000 as an initial personal gift to the restoration of University of […]

UB President Issues Matching Gift Challenge for Hurricane Relief. University Pledges to Rebuild Northern Campus

10thSeptember 2019     PRESS RELEASE Nassau, THE BAHAMAS – Moved by the catastrophe left in the wake of Hurricane Dorian, the anguish of survivors and severe damage to one of the University’s campuses, President of University of The Bahamas (UB) Dr. Rodney D. Smith and his wife Dr. Christina Smith have pledged $25,000 as […]

Early Closure and Preparations for Hurricane Dorian

29th August 2019   The Bahamas Department of Meteorology is warning that Hurricane Dorian is expected to strengthen into a major hurricane over the next couple of days as the islands of the northwest Bahamas – New Providence, Eleuthera, Abaco, Grand Bahama, North Andros, Bimini and the Berry Islands – remain under a hurricane alert. Please […]

UB Resuming Operations in New Providence

4th September, 2019   All faculty and staff of University of The Bahamas in New Providence are to return to work on Thursday, 5th September 2019.  University operations will resume at the Oakes Field Campus and Grosvenor Close Centre on this date. Classes in New Providence will resume on Friday, 6th September 2019. The University of The Bahamas-North campus in East […]

Study Abroad Offer of Assistance

8th September 2019 STATEMENT Hurricane Dorian has caused immense devastation in The Bahamas. The University of The Bahamas-North campus in East Grand Bahama, including the Hawksbill Hall residence, sustained severe damage. Like many others in Grand Bahama and Abaco, UB-North students, faculty and staff have tragically lost loved ones and their material possessions. In the […]


8th September 2019   Serving as Vice President of UB-North has been the greatest honour of my career as an educator. It has been a pleasure serving our students and working each and every day to make their learning journey more exciting, fulfilling and successful.  Our UB-North team was building momentum and crafting a vision […]

Deltec Initiatives Foundation Establishes Family Island Scholarship at UB

22nd August 2019     Nassau, THE BAHAMAS – The Deltec Initiative for Scholarship & Education has established a scholarship tenable at University of The Bahamas to provide academic financial assistance to young Bahamian students from the Family Islands who possess extraordinary scholastic talent and require financial assistance to enable them to pursue a tertiary […]

University of The Bahamas Announces Appointment of Ombudsman

University of The Bahamas announces the appointment of Ms. Marisa Mason-Smith as the first Ombudsman for the institution and in The Bahamas. In this role, Ms. Mason-Smith will, through consulting, mediation and negotiation, provide impartial, neutral, and confidential third party assistance to students, faculty, staff and administrators seeking dispute resolution. Reporting to the Board of […]

UB Provost Leaving to Pursue New Opportunities

9th August 2019     After serving as the first Provost of University of The Bahamas (UB), Dr. Linda A. Davis is leaving the institution to explore new opportunities. Dr. Davis began serving as Provost in October 2016, just before UB’s charter on 10th November of the same year. Her extensive higher education experience includes working within […]

Buddy Hield Partners with University of The Bahamas

On Monday, 22nd July University President Dr. Rodney D. Smith and Bahamian basketball community builder Buddy Hield of the Sacramento Kings announced a special partnership to increase sporting capacity and access to education at UB. Prior to this announcement, was the opening ceremony for Buddy’s Elite 24 Basketball Clinic held at the Kendal G. L. […]

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