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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 […]

STATEMENT FROM THE VICE-PRESIDENT OF UNIVERSITY OF THE BAHAMAS-NORTH

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. […]

Providing Access to Education for All Bahamians

18th July 2019   Op-Ed by Rodney D. Smith, Ed.D. President and CEO University of The Bahamas     My father died when I was very young leaving my mother to raise four young children all on her own. By the age of 11, just like my older siblings, I too had to find work […]

STATEMENT: Application Process Commences for the Government Tertiary Grant Programme

3rd July 2019   The application process commenced on Monday, 1st July 2019 for the Bahamas Government Tertiary Grant Programme. As was communicated, the programme covers tuition, compulsory course fees, stipends and accommodation grants for students who qualify based on the criteria. To be eligible, applicants must:- Be Bahamian citizens; Be enrolled full-time (i.e. taking […]

Online Application for Government Tertiary Grant Navigational Guide

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UB Librarian is Acuril President 2019-2020

On June 9, 2019 Dr. Berthamae Walker, University Librarian, University of The Bahamas was installed as the 50thPresident of the Association of Caribbean Universities, Research & Institutional Libraries (ACURIL) at its 49th annual conference, held in Oranjestad, Aruba. As President, Dr. Walker leads a team of fourteen (14) Executive Council Members representing Caribbean Information professionals […]

University of The Bahamas Launching Gov’t Funded Tertiary Grant Programme

13thJune 2019   Nassau, The Bahamas – A consolidated grant programme that will fund tuition, compulsory course fees, stipends and accommodation payments for students who must relocate to attend University of The Bahamas (UB) will take effect in Fall 2019, the Minister of Education Hon. Jeffrey L. Lloyd announced during his contribution to the budget debate […]

Communique from The President: Bahamas Government Tertiary Grant Programme

12th June 2019     University community, Today, the Minister of Education Hon. Jeffrey L. Lloyd announced, during his contribution to the 2019-2020 Budget Debate, the Bahamas Government Tertiary Grant Programme tenable at University of The Bahamas. This major initiative will increase access to university education for qualified Bahamian citizens. The grant programme will fund […]

UB and NAGB Formalize Agreement for the Arts

  3rdJune 2019   University of The Bahamas (UB) and the National Art Gallery of The Bahamas (NAGB) have solidified an agreement that will facilitate academic and cultural interchange in arts education, research and collaboration, thereby strengthening the relationship between the two national institutions. UB President Dr. Rodney D. Smith and Director of the NAGB […]

UB Honours Outstanding Achievement Three-Way Tie for Top Award

21st May 2019 NASSAU, The Bahamas – A father of two and a UB Mingoes student-athlete tied with a Psychology major to receive the award for the highest cumulative GPA in the 2019 Commencement Class of University of The Bahamas (UB). UB honoured 62 outstanding leaders and exceptional achievers at the Spring 2019 Awards Ceremony on […]

Spring 2019 Commencement – Message from the President

20th May 2019     Dear University community, This week will be a hugely exciting one for us as we collectively celebrate and honour the hard work, sacrifice and perseverance of our graduands. Commencement epitomizes our efforts as a higher education institution and represents our most sacred traditions. There is nothing quite like witnessing the […]

FALL 2019 Bill Payment for Returning Students

8th May 2019   Students are reminded that registration for Fall 2019, for returning students, begins on Wednesday, 15th May 2019. Ministry of Education Scholarships, Bursaries and Grants Authorized personnel at the Ministry of Education now have access to students’ transcripts in order to make decisions regarding disbursements. Effective immediately, students who are recipients of […]

FALL 2019 Deferred Payment Plan

8th May 2019   Please be advised that improvements continue to be made to the Banner online system for the convenience of students. Students are advised that, effective immediately, the application and payment process for the Deferred Payment Plan is online, eliminating the need for students to visit the Business Office. Students applying must:- Have […]

Updating GPA Calculations

8th May 2019   The Records/Registrar’s Office continues to address concerns regarding some instances where GPA re-calculations are necessary in the Banner system. Candidates for Spring 2019 graduation are assured that their graduating GPA is calculated using the courses required on their contract of study. Students with further questions or concerns should visit the Registrar’s/Records […]

Appointment of Executive Director Interim and Acting HOD – Culinary Arts

23rd April 2019   University of The Bahamas announces the appointment of Assistant Professor Chef Mario Adderley as Executive Director (Interim) of Culinary Arts and Tourism Studies (CATS) and Assistant Professor Ms. Donna Williams as the Acting Head of Department for Culinary Arts. As the Executive Director of CATS, Chef Adderley serves as chief academic administrator […]

New Tuition and Fee Structure, Fall 2019

Thursday, 4th April 2019, 10:00 a.m.  University of The Bahamas President Dr. Rodney D. Smith  Remarks  I wish to begin by extending my thanks to members of the media for joining us here today. Your role is a vital one, particularly as the University continues to equip our citizens to move this country forward.  Today’s […]

LENO Group of Companies Ltd. Signs $250,000 MOU for Endowed Scholarships at UB

13th March 2019 PRESS RELEASE   Nassau, THE BAHAMAS – In an act of giving that signifies its belief in higher education, the LENO Group of Companies Ltd. has signed an agreement that will make scholarships available in perpetuity for full-time, undergraduate students at University of The Bahamas (UB). On Thursday, 7th March, officials of LENO and UB […]

BOIPB Scholars Encouraged To Strengthen Family Island Communities

26th February 2019   Nassau, THE BAHAMAS – The Bahama Out Islands Promotion Board (BOIPB) is urging University of The Bahamas (UB) students who are the beneficiaries of its endowed scholarships to envision their place in the distinct and dynamic economics of the Family Islands. The 11 students were the specially invited guests of the BOIPB […]

UB Theatre Company’s First Critically-Acclaimed Stage Play The Colored Museum

22nd February 2019   Nassau, THE BAHAMAS – The University of The Bahamas (UB) Theatre Company first theatrical production, The Colored Museum debuted on Tuesday, 26th February 2019. Written in the late 1980s by African American playwright George Costello Wolfe, the eleven vignettes that make up the play explore themes of racism, stereotypes, intra-community conflicts in black culture, and […]

Memorial Concert and Arts Endowment Honor: Cultural Icon Audrey Dean-Wright

4th February 2019 The late Audrey F. Dean-Wright had an almost infectious enthusiasm and excitement for the arts that was paralleled by her fierce commitment to educating and enlightening the youth who were drawn to her. As an educator, she shared her knowledge without reservation; as a choir director, she poured her passion into her young […]

UB Moves to Accept New Students Earlier Than BGCSE Results

30th January 2019 University of The Bahamas (UB) has added another pathway for prospective students to be eligible for admission into the institution earlier in the admission cycle, in fulfilment of the University’s mandate to expand access to tertiary education. The anticipated impact is an increased efficiency in advising applicants about their admission applications in […]

University of The Bahamas Appoints Vice President of Institutional Advancement

24th January, 2019   New Providence, The Bahamas – University of The Bahamas (UB) announces the appointment of Mr. Dino M. Hernandez as the Vice President (VP) of Institutional Advancement. Mr. Hernandez’s appointment follows a comprehensive search process which included representation from senior administration, faculty, staff, students and the Board of Trustees. As VP of […]

The Strong One, Redefining Strength-UB Professor Dr. Giavana Jones Launches First Book

22nd January 2019   Nassau, THE BAHAMAS – “For many of us there is no easy way to let go. We just have to let it go,” explains Dr. Giavana Jones known as Dr. Gia to many of her clients. She candidly shares why most women often feel overwhelmed and are expected to juggle all the […]

Statement Refuting Involvement of President of University of The Bahamas in Fyre Festival

21st January, 2019     University of The Bahamas wishes to categorically refute a claim made in the recently released Netflix documentary entitled “Fyre The Greatest Party That Never Happened” which refers to the “head of University of The Bahamas”. The President of the University was not directly or indirectly involved in any communication regarding […]

SPRING 2019 REGISTRATION  PRESS CONFERENCE: Statement from Dr. Rodney D. Smith, President

3rd January 2019     Recently, University of The Bahamas launched a new online registration system called Banner that is designed to bring about increased efficiencies in student processing, chief among which are registration and online bill payment. The system became operational last Summer, initially allowing current and subsequently new students to register online and pay […]

UB Honours Outstanding Alumni

Alumni of the classes of 1978, 1988, 1998 and 2008 were among the inductees of the UB Alumni Hall of Fame, and recipients of the Outstanding Alumni Award, Trailblazer and Emerging Leaders Award respectively at the University’s Hall of Fame and Outstanding Alumni Awards held at Baha Mar during the evening of Thursday, 8th November […]

UB’s Government and Public Policy Institute to hold forum on Monetary and Fiscal Policy

14th November 2018   Nassau, THE BAHAMAS – University of The Bahamas’ Government and Public Policy Institute (GPPI) will hold a first of its kind policy forum featuring four former Central Bank of The Bahamas Governors. The event, which will be held on Tuesday, 20th November at 7:00 p.m. in the Harry C. Moore Library and Information […]

Six UB Students Win Prestigious Canadian Scholarship

13th November 2018   Nassau, THE BAHAMAS – Six University of The Bahamas (UB) students have been awarded the coveted Emerging Leaders in the Americas Program (ELAP) scholarship, selected from among more than 90 UB applicants and thousands of candidates across the Caribbean. The ELAP is one of the most sought after awards in the region. […]

G.T.R. Campbell Small Island Sustainability Research Complex Shifting the Paradigm in Research and Sustainability

26th October 2018     Nassau, THE BAHAMAS – University of The Bahamas (UB) officially opened its first, state-of-the-art science research facility, the G.T.R. Campbell Small Island Sustainability Research Complex, on Thursday, 25th October, representing a significant move towards sustainability and the fulfilment of the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals. The multi-million-dollar facility is the […]

Student Trustee Elected to Board of Trustees

The University community is advised that Mr. Jeron Johnson, a Law and Criminal Justice major and Manager of Mingoes Men’s Basketball team, was elected as the Student Trustee to the Board of Trustees for University of The Bahamas during elections held on Tuesday, 9th October 2018. A total of 761 eligible students voted online via the […]

Press Statement

Office of University Relations 9th October 2018 PRESS STATEMENT   University of The Bahamas (UB) is committed to internationalization and diversity.  Students represent fourteen other countries on our campuses, spanning several continents and regions.  The majority of international students are from Jamaica, followed by the United States, Guyana and Haiti. Others come from Brazil, Cambodia, […]

UB Academic Senate Elects Chairman and Secretary

Assistant Professor of Business, Ms. Bernadette Robins, and Associate Professor and Assistant Vice President of Academic Affairs, Dr. Maria Oriakhi, have been elected Chairman and Secretary respectively of the Academic Senate of University of The Bahamas (UB). A key organ of shared governance, UB’s Academic Senate is subject to the powers of the Board of […]

University of The Bahamas Appoints General Counsel

14th September, 2018   Accomplished commercial and civil litigator and legal professional Mrs. Tracy Ferguson-Johnson has been appointed General Counsel at University of The Bahamas (UB), responsible for providing the vision, planning, strategic direction and operational management of the Office of the General Counsel. In this capacity, Mrs. Ferguson-Johnson will manage the University’s legal representation […]

A Day On The Links to Raise Funds to Support First Generation UB students

3rd September 2018   UB’s Inaugural President’s Golf Classic and Spa Day at Baha Mar   NASSAU, The Bahamas – University of The Bahamas (UB) has forged a partnership with the Baha Mar Resort Foundation to host a day on the links to raise funding for first-generation university students and grow the university’s endowment as it […]

Message From The Chairman of The Board of Trustees       

5th September 2018     On behalf of the Board Trustees of The University of The Bahamas, I would like to wish the UB community a productive new academic year. This is UB’s first Board of Trustees, with members appointed under the UB Act, and I want to assure you that my fellow Board members […]

Public Education Increases on New High-Intensity Activated Cross Walk

31st August 2018   Nassau, THE BAHAMAS – Minister of Public Works Hon. Desmond Bannister has urged patience on the part of motorists and drivers who traverse the area of University Drive near the University of The Bahamas (UB) Oakes Field Campus as the ministry increases pedestrian and traffic safety measures. Minister Bannister, UB President […]

University of The Bahamas to Honour Outstanding Alumni

14th August 2018 University of The Bahamas (UB) alumni, who are making vast contributions to the development of the public and private sector, embody the scholarly, social and innovative vitality of the academy. In November, UB will honour former students who have distinguished themselves in diverse business, governmental, entrepreneurial, civil society, community-building and humanitarian endeavours at […]

Academic Senate Communique

  August 1, 2018   Dear Members of the University Community: Please allow me to take but a moment to be among the first to welcome you to the University or to welcome you as we begin the new academic year 2018-2019.  Over the past year, the University has continued its transformation in accordance with […]

Appointment of Dean, Continuing Education and Lifelong Learning

27th July, 2018   University of The Bahamas (UB) announces the appointment of Dr. Tyler Adams as Dean, Continuing Education and Lifelong Learning (CELEARN). In his role as Dean of CELEARN, Dr. Adams will be responsible for expanding the University’s non-credit programmes for adults, including new certificate and professional development courses and programmes, and will […]

Appointment of Interim Dean, Liberal and Fine Arts

27th July 2018     University of The Bahamas (UB) announces the appointment of veteran faculty member, Associate Professor Mrs. Lottis Shearer-Knowles as Interim Dean, Liberal and Fine Arts. In this capacity, Mrs. Shearer-Knowles will facilitate the delivery of academic programmes, including the development of new programmes and the systematic review, assessment and evaluation of […]

Legends Garden Pays Homage to Bahamian Musical Icons

25th July 2018   Just to the east of the Keva M. Bethel Building at University of The Bahamas’ (UB’s) Oakes Field Campus sits a Legends Garden that pays homage to three iconic Bahamian musicians whose unique storytelling has helped to shape the narrative of The Bahamas. Three bronze statues capture the essence of the […]

Appointment of Dean of Students

University of The Bahamas (UB) announces the appointment of Mr. Joe W. Stubbs as Dean of Students (Chief Student Affairs Officer).  In this capacity, Mr. Stubbs has primary responsibility for creating and maintaining a safe, healthy, and supportive environment and culture that blends the intellectual, physical, social, emotional, and spiritual development of students. He will provide […]

An Educational Legacy – The Jane and Marcus Bethel $100,000 Scholarship Established at UB

5th June 2018   NASSAU, The Bahamas – Growing up “liberty is through education,” was the adage which resonated through the home of the late Marcus Bethel, founder of Bethel Brothers Morticians, renowned visionary, entrepreneur and patriarch, with seven children Justice Rubie M. Nottage (Ret.), Dr. Pamela F. Etuk, Dr. Marcus R. C. Bethel, Dr. Paulette […]

Appointment of Financial Controller

26th June 2018 University of The Bahamas (UB) announces the appointment of Financial Controller Ms. Ingrid Culmer, a CPA professional with thirty (30) years of public accounting and private enterprise financial management experience. Ms. Culmer is responsible for managing all accounting operations; preparing budgets; collecting, analyzing, and consolidating financial data; preparing and publishing timely financial […]

Public-Private Partnership Hailed in Development of New Graduate Centre

18thMay, 2018   Named after a benefactor who has championed the transformative potential of higher education, the Franklyn R. Wilson Graduate Centre at the University of The Bahamas’ Oakes Field Campus was officially opened on 17thMay, signifying a milestone in the University’s infrastructural growth. The multimillion dollar facility will operate as a centre of excellence […]

Appointment of Grants Writer, Office of Sponsored Research & Grants

14th June, 2018     University of The Bahamas (UB) announces the appointment of Mrs. Stacey Moultrie as Grants Writer, Office of Sponsored Research and Grants in the Office of the Provost. In this capacity, Mrs. Moultrie is responsible for all phases of grants development, evaluation and compliance, including research, pre-award grant writing, coordination of grant applications, and […]

UB Recommissions Purpose-Built Student Hub Named After Beloved Administrator

12th June 2018 Nassau, BAHAMAS – The newly refurbished Portia M. Smith Building at University of The Bahamas (UB) is the latest capital development project to be unveiled as UB grows to become a world-class University. Named in honour of a beloved former administrator, mentor and colleague whose dedication to the institution and the wellbeing of […]

UB Law HOD Elected Chair of Bahamas Branch of World Arbitration Body

12th June 2018   Nassau, BAHAMAS – Peter D. Maynard, Ph.D., Head of the Law Department at University of The Bahamas (UB) has been elected Chair of The Bahamas Branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) and is exploring the possibility of establishing a local arbitration centre at UB. CIArb is the leading world […]

Appointment of Executive Director and Senior Policy Fellow of the Government and Public Policy Institute

6th June 2018   University of The Bahamas (UB) announces the appointment of Mr. Zhivargo S. Laing as Executive Director and Senior Policy Fellow of the Government and Public Policy Institute (GPPI), one of the University’s centres of excellence. GPPI is intended to play a leading role in matters of public policy development and sustainability. […]

Appointment of Antonius Roberts As Art Curator and Artist-in-Residence

6th June, 2018   Cultural icon, nation builder and Master Artist Mr. Antonius Roberts OBE has returned to University of The Bahamas (UB) as the first Art Curator and Artist-in-Residence. Mr. Roberts will play an integral role in revising and expanding the visual arts curriculum, growing the student population, overseeing and executing fundraising in support […]

Justice Rubie Nottage (Retired) Rejoins UB Department of Laws

30th May, 2018   University of The Bahamas (UB) announces the re-appointment of Justice Rubie Nottage (Ret.) as a full-time member of the Department of Laws, Social Sciences. A former senior administrator at UB, Justice Nottage (Ret.) will work collaboratively as a full-time faculty to assist in the development of certificate, undergraduate and graduate programmes, including […]

Aspiring Teachers Urged To Embrace Mentorship in Pursuit of Greatness

28thMay, 2018 More than 100 graduates of University of The Bahamas (UB) were commissioned as teachers at a special ceremony held at the Kendal G. L. Isaacs Gymnasium on Tuesday, 22ndMay. Having successfully completed various academic programmes, the Education graduates were highly motivated to enter the profession and help shape the minds of the next […]

Appointment of Director of Communications

23rd May 2018 University of The Bahamas (UB) announces the appointment of Mrs. Kandice Eldon as Director of Communications in the Office of University Relations. In this capacity, Mrs. Eldon has a dedicated focus on managing internal and external communications, marketing and public relations platforms at the University. She will plan and coordinate University publications, collaterals […]

New Graduate Centre At UB Symbolizes Partnership and Growth

11th May 2018   University of The Bahamas (UB) and its partners in higher education will observe another crucial milestone as the institution continues to transition into a world-class institution, with the official opening of the Franklyn R. Wilson Graduate Centre on Thursday, 17th May at the Oakes Field Campus. Envisioned as a centre of […]

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