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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 […]

Rotary Club of West Nassau Establishes Endowment In Honour of the Late Bismark Coakley

10th May 2018   The late Bismark Coakley left an indelible mark on the business community in The Bahamas and now an endowment fund at University of The Bahamas (UB), named in his honour, memorializes his legacy. The Bismark Coakley Endowment Fund is the result of a partnership involving UB, the Rotary Club of West […]

Hawksbill Hall Residential Facility at UB-North Officially Opened

9th May, 2018   The official opening of Hawksbill Hall at University of The Bahamas-North (UB-North) in Grand Bahama on Monday, 7th May represented more than another step towards becoming a vibrant residential campus. It demonstrated how both the public and private sectors are collaborating to positively impact tertiary education and national development. The residential […]

UB Grows Culture of Environmental Sustainability

7th May, 2018 UB Grows Culture of Environmental Sustainability As it continues to embrace a sustainability paradigm and advance environmental stewardship, University of The Bahamas (UB) has passed three new policies designed to reduce the institution’s carbon footprint and encourage green living. The Policy on Recycling is effective immediately, while the policies Banning the Purchase […]

MOU Establishes Scholarship for Central Eleuthera Students

1stMay 2018   Central Eleuthera High School students seeking to become primary school teachers can now apply for the Karen E. Miller Crean Scholarship, named in honour of an acclaimed veteran educator and tenable at University of The Bahamas. This is the latest scholarship specifically for Family Island residents as donors continue to demonstrate their […]

Pace-Setting Architect and CEO To Deliver UB Commencement Address

26th April, 2018 Towering well over six feet, Fred Perpall’s impact and influence on architectural design in The Bahamas and the United States has been equally as imposing. The 1994 graduate of the College of The Bahamas and current Chief Executive Officer of the U.S.-based design build firm, the Beck Group, will return to his […]

UB Student-Athletes Celebrated at Inaugural Awards Banquet

27th April, 2018 League champions and national record holders are among the highly skilled student-athletes at University of The Bahamas (UB). UB celebrated these trailblazers recently during the inaugural Athletics Awards Banquet held at the British Colonial Hilton in downtown Nassau. Excited athletes and enthusiastic supporters attended the formal affair, dedicated to honouring excellence in sportsmanship […]

UB Partners With Caribbean and U.S. Experts on Health Studies

26th April, 2018 Hampton University (HU) and University of The Bahamas (UB) are collaborating with experts in the fields of public health, population health, clinical health and research to address health disparities in the Caribbean and the United States through the new Hampton University Center for Caribbean Health Research (HU-CCHR).    The HU-CCHR will conduct […]

Corporate Bahamas Supporting UBFIT 2018

4th April 2018 PRESS RELEASE   Nassau, BAHAMAS – Blue powder, family fun, Bahamian entertainment and a scenic beach backdrop will make the 2ndAnnual UBFIT New Providence race, hosted by University of The Bahamas, a memorable, fitness focused community event. On Saturday, 7th April, 2018 beginning at 6:00 a.m., hundreds of participants are expected to […]

Appointment of University Clinical Psychologist

4th April, 2018   University of The Bahamas announces the appointment of Dr. Michelle Bettin as University Clinical Psychologist. In this capacity, Dr. Bettin has primary responsibility for providing clinical services including assessment, diagnosis, individual and group therapy, testing, consultation, and referrals. She will manage clinical crisis situations and work with a wide range of […]

UB Board of Trustees Elects Chair and Vice-Chair

16th March 2018   New Providence, The Bahamas – Accomplished Ophthalmologist Dr. K. Jonathan Rodgers, MBE, and Director of the Lyford Cay Foundation, Inc. Mrs. Alessandra Holowesko have been elected Chair and Vice-Chair respectively of the University of The Bahamas (UB) Board of Trustees at a board meeting held on Wednesday, 14th March, 2018. Legislated […]

“Historic Nassau” at Hillside House Paying Homage to Community and Culture 

14th March 2018   Building and supporting the community is the driving force behind an artistic movement dedicated to celebrating and interpreting Bahamian traditions. This is what will make the Historic Nassau venue at Hillside House – one of the stops along this weekend’s Transforming Spaces (TS) 2018 tour – distinctive and memorable. The collective […]

Appointment of Acting Assistant Vice President Human Resources

6th March 2018   University of the Bahamas announces the appointment of Mrs. Patricia Ellis as Acting Assistant Vice President, Human Resources. In this role, Mrs. Ellis will continue to lead the Human Resources team’s transformation to world-class status by stabilizing the new strategic business model. She will also continue to lead strategies that engage […]

1st February 2018 PRESS RELEASE NASSAU, Bahamas – In collaboration with health and wellness partners, University of The Bahamas (UB) has launched a 12-week programme to encourage Bahamian citizens to commit to a lifestyle of regular exercise and healthy dietary habits. The initiative is critically important as The Bahamas ranks number one in the world […]

Appointment of Interim Director of Global Studies & Programmes

23rd January 2018   University of The Bahamas announces the appointment of the Interim Director of Global Studies and Programmes Dr. Jacob Dyer-Spiegel. In this capacity, Dr. Dyer-Spiegel is responsible for establishing the Office of Global Studies and Programmes (Academic Affairs).  His coordination efforts will entail setting the foundation for UB’s internationalization strategy, developing experiences […]

Appointment of Dean of Business, Hospitality and Tourism Studies

19th January 2018   University of The Bahamas(UB) announces the appointment of Mrs. Remelda Moxey as Dean of Business, Hospitality and Tourism Studies. In this capacity, Dean Moxey is responsible for providing leadership, advancing the quality of undergraduate and graduate instruction, supporting and sustaining faculty and student research activities, and promoting the overall development of faculty. […]

Appointment of Interim Dean of Students

14th December 2017     University of The Bahamas announces the appointment of Mr. Darvin Toussaint as Interim Dean of Students at the Oakes Field Campus. In this capacity, Mr. Toussaint has primary responsibility for creating and maintaining a safe, healthy, and supportive environment and culture that blends the intellectual, physical, social, emotional, and spiritual […]

Tameka Lundy Appointed AVP University Relations

12th December 2017   University of The Bahamas (UB) announces the appointment of Mrs. Tameka Lundy as Acting Assistant Vice President, University Relations. In this capacity, Mrs. Lundy will have a dedicated focus on the overall strategic marketing and communication initiatives and programmes that interpret the mission of the University to its multiple constituents in order to […]

UB Announces Administrative Leadership Appointments

University of The Bahamas announces the appointments of the following persons in key administrative leadership positions in the Office of the VP Administrative Services: Claire Charlow-Patton – Registrar Mrs. Claire Charlow-Patton has been appointed Registrar responsible for the planning, organization and management of all activities related to the Records and Registrar departments. As Registrar, Mrs. […]

UB Visiting Researcher Joins Global Science Policy Institute

Assistant Professor at University of The Bahamas (UB) Dr. Adelle Thomas has taken on a new role at UB as a Visiting Researcher in the wake of her recent appointment as a Senior Research Associate at Climate Analytics, a climate science and policy institute. A human-environment geographer, Dr. Thomas’ research has uncovered the social vulnerabilities […]

UB Gala Beats Half Million $ Target for Student Scholarships

19th November 2017   In a powerful statement about the community’s belief in the transformational impact of higher education, the University of The Bahamas President’s Gala Soirée has exceeded the anticipated fundraising target. The inaugural event was the institution’s first major fundraiser since transitioning to University. The Soirée paired excellence with elegance as sponsors and […]

Pavilion Designed by University of The Bahamas Students Becomes Benchmark at Expo 2020 Dubai IPM in the UAE

Dubai, United Arab Emirates – The Bahamas made a resounding impact in Dubai, gaining the attention of the world and the government of the UAE recently at the second International Participants Meeting (IPM) for Expo 2020 Dubai. According to Expo 2020 Dubai organizers, the work to date on the Bahamas Pavilion and involvement of the […]

2.2 Million UB and Aliv Partnership Boosts Educational and Athletic Endowments

31st October, 2017 Nassau, BAHAMAS – University of The Bahamas (UB) and Aliv on Monday inked a three-year, $2.2. million agreement which will broaden the nation’s top tertiary institution’s reach in some critical areas, including athletics and online education. It is an agreement that UB President Dr. Rodney D. Smith said proved that Aliv does […]

Dr. Christina Ramirez Smith Appointed Special Advisor at UB

19th October 2017   University of The Bahamas (UB) announces the appointment of Dr. Christina Ramirez Smith as Special Advisor, reporting to the UB Board of Trustees’ Deputy Chair Mr. Lowell Mortimer, OBE, who also serves as Chair of the Investments and Fundraising Committee of the Board. Dr. Ramirez Smith is providing strategic guidance and support […]

Dr. Sulayman Clark Appointed Consultant-in-Residence at UB

19th October 2017   University of The Bahamas (UB) announces the appointment of Dr. Sulayman Clark as Consultant-in-Residence who will help plan and execute various fundraising activities. Dr. Clark has over 25 years of experience as a senior level development officer with particular expertise in grant writing and major gift acquisitions. He comes to University of […]

UB and IDB Collaborate With Gov’t on Extensive Prison Research

6th October 2017   Researchers at University of The Bahamas (UB) have completed comprehensive research on inmates at the Bahamas Department of Correctional Services with findings that have implications for the rehabilitation and reintegration of offenders. With an overall focus on the Prisoner Psyche; Conditions at the Prison and the Legal System, the studies focused on […]

UBFIT Grand Bahama Focuses on Health as a National Imperative

11th October, 2017   NASSAU, Bahamas – University of The Bahamas (UB) is leading a community building and fundraising initiative focused on health as a national imperative. “Health is a national issue and we know that so many of the diseases we struggle with as a people are preventable and based on lifestyle; how we eat […]

Equal Rights Conference Highlights Concerns of Persons With Disabilities

9th October 2017 Equal Rights Conference Highlights Concerns of Persons With Disabilities UB’s Department of Law and the Law Society in conjunction with the Ministry of Social Services and Urban Development, the Ministry of Transport and the National Commission for Persons with Disabilities held a successful Equal Rights: Persons with Disabilities Conference at the Harry […]

Sobering Reflection on State of the Country at UB Academic Convocation

29th September 2017   In a thought-provoking address that reminded the University of The Bahamas (UB) community about the context and expectations for student scholarship while lamenting the social and moral decay that has marked the Bahamian society – particularly New Providence – writer and poet Mrs. Patricia Glinton-Meicholas delivered the keynote at UB’s Opening […]

UB Signs New BPSU Industrial Agreement

28th September 2017 University of The Bahamas has a new industrial agreement with the Bahamas Public Services Union. The agreement, signed on Wednesday, 27th September 2017, is effective 1st January 2015 to 31st December 2019. UB President Dr. Rodney D. Smith said, “I think this is the perfect example of staff, administrators and everyone coming […]

UB Grows Research Capacity With New Faculty Appointments

14th September 2017   University of The Bahamas announces the appointments of new faculty members for Fall 2017 with a range of academic and research expertise that will be leveraged to help the institution achieve strategic national and international goals. The new hires are serving at the Oakes Field Campus in New Providence and UB-North […]

“Wood You” Showcases The Art of Sustainability

The Pro Gallery opened its programming for the Fall 2017 semester with a group exhibition in August celebrating the culmination of the Visual Arts Department’s 2017 Summer Workshop lead by carpenter and artisan Fritz Cox and facilitated by UB art faculty Keisha Oliver. Learning basic woodwork techniques including carpentry and woodturning, UB students worked alongside Cox […]

RESUMPTION OF OPERATIONS AT UNIVERSITY OF THE BAHAMAS-NORTH

11th September 2017 As a result of NEMA issuing the “all clear” and the completion of a post-hurricane assessment, please be advised that University of The Bahamas-North (UB-North) in East Grand Bahama will reopen on Tuesday, 12th September 2017 for all faculty and staff. Classes will resume for students and normal operations will recommence at […]

POST IRMA ANNOUNCEMENT #2 UB-North Closed Until Further Notice

10th September 2017 The University of The Bahamas wishes to advise that, considering weather conditions and the need for further post-hurricane assessments, UB-North in Grand Bahama remains closed until further notice. Students and faculty who returned to their respective islands as Hurricane Irma posed a threat will be permitted time to safely return to their […]

RESUMPTION OF OPERATIONS AND CLASSES AT UB’S NEW PROVIDENCE AND SAN SALVADOR CAMPUSES

10th September 2017 As a result of NEMA issuing the “all clear” for the Central and Southeast Bahamas following the passage of Hurricane Irma, please be advised that the University of The Bahamas’ Oakes Field Campus and the Grosvenor Close Centre in New Providence will reopen and classes will resume as normal on Monday, 11th […]

UNIVERSITY’S TEMPORARY CLOSURE AND PREPARATIONS FOR HURRICANE IRMA

6th September 2017 Please be advised that as a result of the threat of Hurricane Irma, ALL University of The Bahamas campuses will close effective 10:00 p.m. Wednesday, 6th September 2017 (today) and will remain closed until further notice. This includes the Oakes Field Campus including Chapter One Bookstore and the Harry C. Moore Library […]

MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT – HURRICANE IRMA

6th September 2017 Dear University Community, As we brace ourselves for Hurricane Irma, which is projected to impact The Bahamas, and the islands of the Southeast Bahamas in particular, we ask for your prayers as the Government of The Bahamas and the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) mobilize manpower and resources in preparation for this […]

Scholarship Fund Makes Dreams of Aspiring Educators Come True

Education majors Ryan Rolle and Cheyenne Bullard have the distinction of being the first Gillian Scates Memorial Scholars at University of The Bahamas (UB) and their educational journey will help to keep the legacy of the late educator and mentor alive. Ryan was honoured to have been selected as he said he is the first […]

Mingoes on the Move: Bahamas Waste Drives Message of Higher Learning

PRESS RELEASE 31st August 2017 Mingoes on the Move: Bahamas Waste Drives Message of Higher Learning Nassau, BAHAMAS – Bahamas Waste has embarked on a new partnership with University of The Bahamas (UB) that takes the UB Mingoes athletics brand on the road, demonstrating its commitment to higher learning and UB. A Bahamas Waste truck […]

UB Transitional Board of Trustees Extends President Rodney D. Smith’s Contract

UB Transitional Board of Trustees Extends President Rodney D. Smith’s Contract Chair of the University of The Bahamas (UB) Transitional Board of Trustees Dr. Earl A. Cash announced today that UB President Dr. Rodney D. Smith has been granted a new five-year contract, effective 1st August 2017. President Smith will continue to lead UB on […]

Sir Franklyn & Lady Wilson Support Endowed Scholarships at UB

PRESS RELEASE 23rd August 2017  Sir Franklyn & Lady Wilson Support Endowed Scholarships at UB Chairman of Sunshine Holdings Ltd. Sir Franklyn Wilson and Sharon Lady Wilson have made a $35,000 contribution in support of endowed student scholarships at University of The Bahamas (UB), affirming the crucial role that the institution plays in national development. […]

UB Announces Inaugural President’s Gala Soirée

Nassau, Bahamas – On Saturday, 4th November 2017 University of The Bahamas (UB) will host its Inaugural President’s Gala Soirée, a glamorous fundraising cocktail event.  Chartered on 10th November 2016, UB continues to celebrate its university status, ending the first year with a soirée aimed at raising half a million dollars for the University Endowment, […]

Grand Bahama Celebration To Herald University of The Bahamas Charter

University of The Bahamas continues its official charter events this week with a special celebration at the University of The Bahamas-North (UB-North) in East Grand Bahama on Thursday, 27th April. The institution into which the former College of The Bahamas has transitioned, UB was chartered on 10th November 2016. Thursday’s celebration is the latest event […]

World Renowned Cybersecurity Expert To Address UB’s Historic Spring 2017 Commencement

World renowned cybersecurity expert Dr. Herbert Hugh Thompson will deliver address at the University of The Bahamas’ historic Spring 2017 Commencement, the first since the institution’s charter on 10th November 2016. A University of The Bahamas alumnus, Dr. Thompson is the Chief Technology Officer at Symantec Inc., an international cybersecurity solutions provider billed as the […]

An Island’s Health Burning at The Stake: UB’s Edge on Research

  The New Providence Landfill has been a vexing issue, both for citizens who live close to “the dump” – as the facility is called – and those who live further away. Depending on wind direction, the acrid odor of burning debris can be smelled miles away. Schools have been forced to close and residents […]

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