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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 […]

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 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 […]

Inaugural UB Fit Fun Run Walk Skate a Success

Nassau, BAHAMAS – On Saturday, 1st April, 2017 the entrance of University of The Bahamas was awaken at the wee hours of the morning as scores of people showed up for the Inaugural UB Fit Fun Run Walk Skate 5K/10K event. UB stakeholders, students, faculty, staff and alumni overwhelmingly supported the event.   Targeting 500 […]

Naming Ceremony for University Drive and University Commons

At the Naming Ceremony for University Drive and University Commons, held on Monday 3rd April 2017, Prime Minister The Rt. Hon. Perry Christie challenged the University of The Bahamas to involve itself in national governance. The celebrants touted the name change as a fulfilment of the vision of Bahamians going as far back as one-time […]

2017 Election Town Hall Series

Schedule:   15th March, 6:00 p.m. Harry C. Moore Library and Information Centre, UB Oakes Field Campus Is the Justice System Just? 28th March, 6:00 p.m. Performing Arts Centre, UB Oakes Field Campus Small Island Sustainability and the Environment: Paradise or Pigsty? 18th April 18, 6:00 p.m. Performing Arts Centre, UB Oakes Field Campus Economic Development in the […]

The Inaugural President’s Distinguished Lecture Series

Presentation by The Rt. Hon. Perry G. Christie Prime Minister The Commonwealth of The Bahamas On The Occasion Of University of The Bahamas The Inaugural President’s Distinguished Lecture Series ‘AN ESSENTIAL PARTNERSHIP FOR INCREDIBLE TIMES’ – The Significance of Caricom for The Bahamas’ National Development –

Partnership for UB Residence Hall Collaboration Driving Development of Residential Facility

  October 19th, 2016 Partnership for UB Residence Hall Collaboration Driving Development of Residential Facility A novel partnership between University of The Bahamas (UB) and Providence Advisors Limited will drive the construction and operation of a multi-million dollar residential facility at the Oakes Field Campus. President of UB Dr. Rodney Smith signed the contract with the […]

Gain An Edge: University of The Bahamas Student’s Passion Drives Leadership

November 21st 2016   Gain An Edge: University of The Bahamas Student’s Passion Drives Leadership   When he entered the former The College of The Bahamas as a first-year student, Keyron Smith was not prepared for the experience. Since his 2012 entry as a Biology major, students, faculty, and staff have all come to admire […]

Gain An Edge: What Does This “University” Thing Mean?

November 28th, 2016 Each month, Gain An Edge will feature a guest writer who will share their personal views, insights and perspectives on higher education.  This month, Dr. Ian Strachan shares his thoughts on the transition to University and what it means for The Bahamas. Ian Strachan is a Professor of English Studies with University […]

Artist Branded As The Champion

Artist Branded As The Champion: Jordanna Kelly Wins Central Bank’s 33rd Annual Art Competition   On Friday, October 14th, The Central Bank of The Bahamas announced Jordanna Kelly, AA ’13, as the winner of its 33rd Annual Art Competition Open Category. Her winning piece ‘Preserved,’ a sculptural installation of authentic canned food items contained in […]

Service of Thanksgiving Commences UB Charter Week

A Service of Thanksgiving held on Sunday 6th November at Christ Church Cathedral in downtown Nassau commenced the historic Charter Week for the University of The Bahamas (UB), an institution whose establishment was heralded since 1977. On Thursday 10th November 2016 the College of The Bahamas will become the University of The Bahamas in a […]

UB Charter Day

The public is advised that on the historic occasion of the University of The Bahamas Charter Day, the academic community will assemble at the Oakes Field Campus at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, November 10th, 2016 for the plaque unveiling and will march in procession to the Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium where the Charter Day […]

Partnership for UB Residence Hall

Collaboration Driving Development of Residential Facility A novel partnership between University of The Bahamas (UB) and Providence Advisors Limited will drive the construction and operation of a multi-million dollar residential facility at the Oakes Field Campus. President of UB Dr. Rodney Smith signed the contract with the CEO of Providence advisors during a press conference […]

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