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Former UB Mingoes Athlete Makes Olympic team; First Bahamian to Qualify for Multi-Event

July 3, 2024     Former University of The Bahamas multi-event competitor Ken Mullings Jr. has became the first athlete from the institution named to a Bahamian Olympic team.  Mullings also also the first Bahamian to make it to a Bahamian Olympic team in any multi-event discipline.  World Athletics confirmed worldwide athletes who qualified for […]

Establishment of the Presidential Search Committee for the Next President of University of The Bahamas

21st June 2024     The Board of Trustees (BOT) of University of The Bahamas (UB) announced today the establishment of the Presidential Search Committee (PSC), which will oversee the rigorous and comprehensive search for UB’s next president. The executive search firm, AGB Search, is supporting this process. As President (Acting) Janyne Hodder’s tenure concludes […]

FinTech Training Programme Pushing The Bahamas to Lead Digital Assets Sector

14th June 2024   Nassau, THE BAHAMAS – With The Bahamas setting its sights on becoming the Caribbean’s top hub for digital assets and a strict regulator of these enterprises, creating a supportive environment and developing the necessary skills are priority. A key step in this direction came recently when the first cohort of the […]

More Than 650 Graduate During University of The Bahamas’ 50th Anniversary

30th May 2024   Nassau, THE BAHAMAS — One of the University of The Bahamas’ largest commencement classes in recent times, 654 persons, have joined the ranks of over 22,000 alumni of the institution during its momentous 50th anniversary year. Thousands of jubilant family members and friends, along with UB faculty, staff and students packed the Imperial […]

Empowered and Inspired: UB Education Grads Ready to Shape the Future

29th May 2024     Nassau, THE BAHAMAS — Nearly 80 future educators, poised to make a lasting impact on the lives of students across The Bahamas, pledged to uphold the noble tenets of the profession at the University of The Bahamas’ Spring 2024 Teachers Commissioning Ceremony held on Tuesday 28th May at the Kendal […]

New Industrial Agreement for University of The Bahamas Faculty Members

20th May 2024     Nassau, THE BAHAMAS – Faculty members at University of The Bahamas (UB) have secured a new industrial agreement outlining their terms and conditions of employment, as they operate in a shared vision for the institution’s new era of growth of development. Representatives of the Union of Tertiary Educators of The […]

University of The Bahamas and University of Botswana Expanding Academic and Scholarly Horizons

14th May 2024   Nassau, THE BAHAMAS — Students and faculty at University of The Bahamas (UB) now have more opportunities to expand their horizons through a newly signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that UB has with the University of Botswana (UB) in Southern Africa, signaling a commitment to enriching educational opportunities and fostering international collaborations. […]

UB Joins BTVI and IDB to Expand Capacity for Disaster Risk Management

3rd May 2024     Nassau, THE BAHAMAS — With catastrophic natural events becoming more intense and deadly, The Bahamas aims to increase its capacity to comprehensively mitigate and manage these disasters by expanding expertise, as the memory of Hurricane Dorian remains poignant. University of The Bahamas (UB) is collaborating with experts in the field to […]

Growing Focus on Internationalization in Higher Education

3rd May 2024     Nassau, THE BAHAMAS — In a dynamic global society where work colleagues are often not in the same building, or territory, University of The Bahamas students are taking advantage of growing opportunities to study abroad and forge new scholarly relationships with peers around the world while earning their degrees at home. […]

Appointment of Denise S. Barnes as Vice President, Human Resources

30th April 2024 Nassau, THE BAHAMAS – University of The Bahamas (UB) announces the appointment of Ms. Denise S. Barnes, as Vice President, Human Resources, effective Monday 20th May, 2024. With a distinguished career spanning human resources, corporate affairs, corporate communications and administrative compliance, Ms. Barnes brings a wealth of expertise and leadership to this […]

Appointment of Patrick J. McFall as Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer

30th April 2024   Nassau, THE BAHAMAS – University of The Bahamas (UB) announces the appointment of Mr. Patrick J. McFall as Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) effective Wednesday 1st May, 2024. Mr. McFall has extensive experience in banking, management, accounting & finance, and entrepreneurship that spans more than three decades. In […]

Career Symposium 2024 Connects University Students with Successful Professionals

15th April 2024   Nassau, THE BAHAMAS — Some of the most successful and accomplished professionals and business leaders in the country recently shared their experiences and nuggets of wisdom with students at University of The Bahamas (UB) about thriving in a wide range of careers. The University Centre for Counselling and Career Services and the […]

Pacesetting Cohort of Eleuthera Residents Graduate from Leading Light Programme

22nd April 2024     Eleuthera, THE BAHAMAS – A pioneering cohort of 43 Eleuthera residents graduated from the University of The Bahamas’ (UB’s) free Leading Light Programme, sponsored by Disney Cruise Line (DCL) on Friday 19th April, 2024. The programme, launched in February 2024 and delivered through UB’s Continuing Education and Lifelong Learning (CeLEARN), […]

Preparations in High Gear for University of The Bahamas’ UBFIT 2024

16th April 2024   Nassau, THE BAHAMAS — UBFIT 2024 has taken on special significance this year as University of The Bahamas (UB) celebrates its Golden Jubilee. Now in its seventh year, the event is expected to attract more than 650 participants in a growing movement of community-building around higher education, while raising funds for the […]

Let’s Work Together for a Cleaner Campus

21st March 2024     We’re excited to announce that the Physical Plant Department has begun placing new garbage bins across our Oakes Field Campus. This initiative aims to enhance our environment and foster a culture of cleanliness and responsibility. We kindly ask faculty, staff and students to cooperate in using the new garbage bins […]

UB Honours More Than 100 Employees for their Dedicated Service

10th March, 2024     Nassau, THE BAHAMAS – One-hundred-and-twenty-five reasons to go farther and reach higher. That is the number of faculty and staff members that University of The Bahamas (UB) is honouring this year as employees who have served diligently from five to 40 years. UB held its annual employee recognition ceremony on […]

Impending Demolition of International Building To Make Way for Modern UB North Campus

20th February, 2024   University of The Bahamas (UB) is taking a pivotal step towards the creation of a new state-of-the-art UB North campus in Freeport, Grand Bahama as it prepares for the demolition of the International Building at the Kipling Complex. The International Building is one of five buildings at the complex, which UB […]

University of The Bahamas Commences 50th Anniversary Celebrations

29th January 2024   Nassau, BAHAMAS – Even in its infancy as an independent nation, The Bahamas was creating a path for greatness with the former College of The Bahamas (COB) at the centre of developing the national capacity to flourish. Affirming that University of The Bahamas (UB) will remain pivotal to national development, Prime […]

University of The Bahamas and Disney Cruise Line Partner to Strengthen Hospitality and Tourism Training in Eleuthera

  Nassau, The Bahamas – The University of The Bahamas (UB) and Disney Cruise Line (DCL) announced an exciting new hospitality and job readiness training initiative, the Leading Light Program, bringing college-level training to local residents for the first time. This program will increase the pipeline of trained tourism professionals in Eleuthera who are able […]

University of The Bahamas Commences 50th Anniversary Celebrations

30th January 2024     Nassau, BAHAMAS – Even in its infancy as an independent nation, The Bahamas was creating a path for greatness with the former College of The Bahamas (COB) at the centre of developing the national capacity to flourish. Affirming that University of The Bahamas (UB) will remain pivotal to national development, Prime […]

Anatol Rodgers Memorial Lecture Showcases Poetry as a Portal

26th November 2023     Nassau, THE BAHAMAS — University of The Bahamas (UB) recently hosted the 18th Anatol Rodgers Memorial Lecture Series, showcasing the power and importance of poetry, with a thought-provoking discourse led by Lauren K. Alleyne, an award-winning Trinidadian-American poet and educator who focused on the topic, “The Quiet That Moves Us: […]

Emerging Leaders Distinguished Lecture Series Fosters Emotional Intelligence in University Students

26th November 2023   Nassau, THE BAHAMAS — In an affirmation of the pivotal role that Emotional Intelligence (EI) plays in personal and professional triumphs, students at University of The Bahamas (UB) have been encouraged to cultivate these crucial skills as a key part of growing their leadership potential. Managing Director of RBC FINCO and […]

UB Awards More than 100 Top Scholars at Fall 2023 Honours Convocation

15th November 2023   Nassau, THE BAHAMAS — More than 130 students who embody academic excellence walked across the stage to receive their individual honours at the University of The Bahamas’ recent Academic Honours Convocation held this week with a focus on the golden future that awaits these trailblazers. The ceremony, laced with academic symbolism […]

RBC Royal Bank (Bahamas) Limited Donates $20,000 to University of The Bahamas’ School of Nursing 

14th November 2023    Nassau, THE BAHAMAS — RBC Royal Bank (Bahamas) Limited has made a $20,000.00 gift to the University of The Bahamas’ School of Nursing and Allied Health Professions in a tangible demonstration of its commitment to academic excellence and the resilience of the health care sector. Officials made the gift on Friday 10th November, […]

University of The Bahamas Heralds Legacy and Transformational Impact For Charter Day Celebrations

9th November 2023   Nassau, THE BAHAMAS — University of The Bahamas (UB) is a beacon of hope that has transformational power, Acting President of UB Janyne Hodder asserted as she reflected on the institution’s almost 50-year-long existence. On Friday 10th November, though UB celebrates its seventh charter anniversary, the institution has existed for almost […]

UB Partners with Corporate Bahamas for Successful 2023 Career Fair

24th October 2023     Nassau, THE BAHAMAS — Hopeful employers searching for prime talent and promising university students eager to take advantage of their best job prospects crowded the recent University of The Bahamas (UB) 2023 Career Fair held at the Oakes Field Campus. In May, almost 600 students graduated from UB, many of […]

University of The Bahamas and Smarter Bahamas Partner on Data Analytics Upskilling

1st September 2023 Nassau, THE BAHAMAS — Professions involved with data analytics are in high demand as the world embraces technology and huge amounts of information to make diagnoses and predictions in business. University of The Bahamas (UB) has joined a coalition of businesses to offer targeted training in this area to prepare individuals to […]

University of The Bahamas Leaders Pay Courtesy Call on Education Minister

1st September 2023 Nassau, THE BAHAMAS – Leaders of University of The Bahamas recently paid a courtesy call on the Minister of Education and Technical & Vocational Training Glenys Hanna-Martin at the ministry’s headquarters on University Drive. During the visit, the first by Acting President of University of The Bahamas Janyne Hodder, discussions were held […]

University of The Bahamas Faculty Begin Year with Focus on Quality and Excellence

1st September 2023 Nassau, THE BAHAMAS – In a resolute declaration of commitment to enhancing academia and quality imperatives, University of The Bahamas (UB) faculty participated in two days of knowledge-sharing during the Academic Affairs Faculty Seminar held at the Oakes Field Campus. The 2023-2024 academic year is a significant one for the institution as […]

STATUS OF ADMISSIONS APPLICATIONS FOR FALL 2023

Office of University Relations   Thank you for making University of The Bahamas your choice as your next chapter unfolds. We continue to work diligently on processing all applications for admission and issuing decision letters as soon as possible. Given the volume of requests and that some applicants have not submitted all required documentation, we […]

University of The Bahamas Introduces Graduate Degree Programme to Transform Mental Health and School Counselling

20th July 2023   Nassau, THE BAHAMAS – Recognizing the pressing need for qualified mental health professionals, University of The Bahamas (UB) is actively contributing to this crucial fight as The Bahamas is taking a significant step towards addressing mental health and psychosocial issues. UB has introduced a cutting-edge Master of Science (MSc) in Counselling […]

Change from Administrative Council to Executive Leadership Team

18th July 2023     In order to better serve the University community and to clarify the roles of those in senior leadership positions, the Administrative Council has been restructured as the Executive Leadership Team (ELT).  The Executive Leadership Team includes the President, the Vice-Presidents and Assistant Vice-President Danny Davis, whose presence is made necessary […]

Resignation of Dr. Erik Rolland as President; Appointment of Acting President

 Office of University Relations  STATEMENT FROM THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES  14th June, 2023    Resignation of Dr. Erik Rolland as President; Appointment of Acting President  The University of The Bahamas (UB) Board of Trustees (BOT) announces that Dr. Erik Rolland has tendered his resignation as President of (UB), citing personal, family reasons.  The Board has […]

Dr. Erik Rolland Resigns as President of University of The Bahamas; Board Appoints Acting President

14th June 2023     Nassau, THE BAHAMAS – The University of The Bahamas (UB) Board of Trustees today announced that Dr. Erik Rolland has tendered his resignation as President of UB for “personal, family reasons” and that former College of The Bahamas (COB) President Ms. Janyne Hodder will succeed him as Acting President. The […]

Nassau Paradise Island Promotion Board Partners with University of The Bahamas for $750K Investment in Hospitality and Tourism Education

12th June, 2023      Nassau, THE BAHAMAS — In a tangible commitment towards capacity-building, the Nassau Paradise Island Promotion Board (NPIPB) and its industry partners, the Cable Beach Resort Association and the Paradise Island Tourism Development Association, have pledged a $750,000 investment over the next five years to educate Hospitality Management and Tourism Studies […]

Harry C. Moore Library Adds “Black Rinse, A New Perspective on the History of the African Diaspora in The Bahamas” to Repository

24th May 2023   Nassau, THE BAHAMAS – A publication that adds to the depth of authentic Bahamian history about the African Diaspora in The Bahamas has been added to the Harry C. Moore Library and Information Centre at University of The Bahamas (UB) in a continuing effort to expand these documented narratives and make […]

UB Board Chair Foreshadows Culture of Quality and Continuous Improvement

16th May 2023     Nassau, THE BAHAMAS – University of The Bahamas (UB) is moving into a new paradigm where a culture of continuous improvement will drive quality and enhance the institution’s ability to fulfil its mission, according to Chair of the UB Board of Trustees Allyson Maynard-Gibson KC. Maynard-Gibson was explaining the anticipated […]

Proponents Call for a Deeper Focus on Sustainable Cultural Expressions

16th May 2023   Nassau, THE BAHAMAS – A deeper focus on culture, creating incentives for creative expression and increasing the production of authentic, Bahamian stories was the clarion call at a recent University of The Bahamas’ (UB’s) panel discussion held in commemoration of the country’s 50th golden jubilee of independence. UB’s School of Social […]

Businessman and Thought Leader to Deliver Spring 2023 Commencement Address at University of The Bahamas-North

10th May 2023 Nassau, THE BAHAMAS — Businessman and thought leader Franklyn Butler will deliver the Spring 2023 Commencement address at the University of The Bahamas–North Commencement Ceremony in Grand Bahama scheduled for 1st June 2023 at the Grand Lucayan Resort. Mr. Butler is the President and CEO of Cable Bahamas, Ltd.; Chairman and Director […]

Luxury Car Brand HR Chief to Deliver UB Commencement Address

28th April 2023   Nassau, THE BAHAMAS — A University of The Bahamas alumnus who serves as the Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) for Mercedez Benz (North America) will deliver the University of The Bahamas (UB) Spring 2023 Commencement Address to hundreds of graduates in May 2023. Lars Minns, a 1995 graduate, will share insights […]

Hodder Hall at Bishop’s University Cements Dr. Janyne Hodder’s Legacy in Higher Education

17th April 2023     Nassau, THE BAHAMAS —Janyne Hodder’s impact on Bishop’s University was cemented by the naming of a new student residence in her honour on Saturday, 15 April 2023, thus confirming her legacy as a trailblazer in higher education. Janyne Hodder Hall pays homage to Dr. Hodder who was the first woman […]

From Agency to Algorithms, Glinton-Meicholas Sparks Reflection on Society at Blue Flamingo Literary Festival

30th March 2023   Nassau, THE BAHAMAS — Esteemed Bahamian poet and scholar Patricia Glinton-Meicholas  has offered insights on how literature can help to foster positive societal development, especially in a digital age where content in the virtual space is not always enriching. Glinton-Meicholas delivered the opening lecture for the University of The Bahamas’ Sixth […]

University of The Bahamas Students Engage in Spirited Debate on “Marital Rape”

22nd March 2023   Nassau, The Bahamas — Students of University of The Bahamas (UB) have added their voices to a national debate on “marital rape” and the proposed amendment to the Sexual Offences Act, 1991. UB students debated for and against the “marital rape” exception in the act at an event held at the […]

Tourism Leaders Encourage Students to Consider Careers in Dynamic Industry

13th March 2023      Having a top-notch tourism product is key, but maintaining a robust pipeline for the most competent, passionate and inspired human capital to deliver service excellence makes the industry flourish. That is the message leaders in the sector drove home when they spoke to high-school students who may one day work in […]

New Appointees and Newly Elected Vice-Chair of the University of The Bahamas Board of Trustees

10th March 2023     Two eminently qualified business leaders have been appointed the newest trustees of the University of The Bahamas (UB) Board of Trustees (BOT) which has also selected a new deputy leader of the governance body. Trustee Gadville McDonald has been elected Vice-Chair of the board, headed by Chair Allyson Maynard-Gibson KC.  […]

University of The Bahamas Treats U. S. Delegation to  Authentic Sustainable Bahamian Breakfast

16th February 2023        Nassau, THE BAHAMAS — As the world and small island developing states (SIDS) in particular face global crises, sustainability has become an even more urgent goal. Recently, the American Corner at University of The Bahamas (UB) hosted a delegation of United States and United States Embassy dignitaries at the Oakes Field […]

Conversation with Sir Franklyn Wilson Reveals Sunshine Boys’ Legacy of Economic Empowerment

10th February 2023   Nassau, THE BAHAMAS — In 1973, a group of ambitious Bahamian men named the Sunshine Boys united to prove that Bahamians of humble origins could successfully own and manage large businesses. That bold vision ultimately led to a legacy of economic empowerment that is intricately linked with the history of The […]

Appointment of University Editor (Interim)

31st January 2023   University of The Bahamas (UB) announces the appointment of Mrs. Monique McFarlane-Bain as University Editor (Interim) effective 1stJanuary 2023. As the University Editor, Ms. Bain is responsible for ensuring that academic information on the UB website referring to employees, colleges, schools, academic units and programmes is current and accurate; reviewing and […]

Appointment of University Librarian

31st January 2023   University of The Bahamas announces the appointment of former Deputy Librarian Ms. Elsie Bain as University Librarian effective 1st January 2023. In this role, Ms. Bain will provide strategic leadership for the coordination and management of library services, including developing and managing collections of books and journals; selecting, acquiring and cataloguing […]

Portia M. Smith Temporarily Closed; Remote Work Operations

26th January, 2023    Please be advised that effective immediately the Portia M. Smith Building at the Oakes Field Campus is temporarily closed for further remediation work until further notice. Therefore, the following offices will be inaccessible. However, during this period personnel will be working remotely and will be accessible via email and/or telephone.  Please […]

Portia M. Smith Building Under Assessment

STATEMENT 26th January 2023   In response to concerns expressed, University of The Bahamas released a notification on Thursday 26th January 2023 that effective immediately the Portia M. Smith Building at the Oakes Field Campus is closed until further notice as a precautionary measure. Immediate steps have been taken to engage the Ministry of Environmental […]

Appointment of Dean (Interim), Pure and Applied Sciences

25th January, 2023 University of The Bahamas (UB) announces the appointment of Assistant Professor Dr. Veronica Toppin as Dean (Interim), Pure and Applied Sciences effective 3rd January 2023.  In this capacity, Dr. Toppin will play an integral role in facilitating the delivery of academic programmes and managing the fiscal and human resources of the College of […]

UB President Proposes Tri-Sector Business Model to Foster Innovation

22nd January 2023 A triple-pronged collaboration where self-interests are aligned to drive innovation is what President and CEO of University of The Bahamas (UB) Dr. Erik Rolland has proposed as a transformative approach for the hospitality and tourism sector to flourish. Dr. Rolland, who assumed the leadership of UB in August 2022, shared this idea […]

Appointment of Interim Chief of Staff

13th January 2023   University of The Bahamas is pleased to announce the appointment of Mrs. Shandy Smith as Interim Chief of Staff, effective immediately. Reporting to the President, Mrs. Smith will provide comprehensive, executive-level support to ensure the overall efficiency of the President’s Office. She will prepare speeches as required and ensure that key […]

Appointment of Acting University Secretary, Director of Special Projects

13th January 2023   University of The Bahamas (UB) is pleased to announce the dual appointment of Mrs. Maelynn Ford as Acting University Secretary, a position enshrined in the University of The Bahamas Act, 2016. Mrs. Ford will also serve as Director of Special Projects in the Division of Institutional Advancement and Alumni Affairs. The […]

Dr. Joseph Ferguson Elected by Acclamation as Faculty Trustee on Board of Trustees

1st December 2022   The Office of the University Secretary announces that Assistant Professor in the School of Mathematics, Physics and Technology (SMPT) Dr. Joseph Ferguson has been elected unopposed to the position of faculty trustee on the Board of Trustees (BOT). Dr. Ferguson’s tenure is effective 1st December 2022. He succeeds Professor Bridget Hogg […]

Lyford Cay Foundations Donates $525,000 to University of The Bahamas on Day of Giving

29th November, 2022 Nassau, THE BAHAMAS — On a day dedicated for a sustained period of giving, the Lyford Cay Foundations (LCF) gave University of The Bahamas (UB) a half-million dollar grant on Tuesday 29th November that will be used for student scholarships, academic necessities and to enrich the student experience. The LCF is one […]

Resumption of Operations at University of The Bahamas Oakes Field Campus

9th November 2022   The Bahamas Department of Meteorology has issued the all-clear for New Providence from Tropical Storm Nicole. Please be advised that operations and classes will resume as normal at the University of The Bahamas Oakes Field Campus in New Providence on Thursday 10th November. This includes the Chapter One bookstore and the […]

Suspension of Operations Due to Sub-Tropical Storm Nicole

7th November 2022 The Bahamas Department of Meteorology has advised that a hurricane warning is now in effect for the islands of Grand Bahama, Bimini and the Berry Islands as a result of Sub-Tropical Storm Nicole, while a tropical storm warning is in effect for Eleuthera, New Providence and Andros. Out of an abundance of […]

Rededication to a Noble Mission Ahead of Sixth Charter Anniversary of University of The Bahamas

4th November 2022   University-building is heavy lifting, but the load is for everyone who wants to overcome challenges, nimbly adapt and transform The Bahamas. This is the focus for those who are leading the charge for University of The Bahamas (UB) to thrive as another charter anniversary draws near. From its founding as the […]

University of The Bahamas Publishes New Volume of Research Studies

27th October 2022 Nassau, THE BAHAMAS — A groundbreaking study on violence and unwanted sexual intercourse in long-term relationships in The Bahamas and a collaborative investigation involving 23 authors across five countries are among newly released research content in the University of The Bahamas’ (UB) scholarly, peer-reviewed research journal. UB went public with the International […]

University of The Bahamas Students Embrace Diversity of Careers

25th October, 2022 Nassau, THE BAHAMAS — As part of an intentional effort to connect its students to a diversity of careers, innovative means of earning a living, and insights from successful leaders and entrepreneurs, University of The Bahamas (UB) has held its 2022 Career Symposium. The University Centre for Counselling and Career Services hosted […]

Corporate Bahamas Connects with University of The Bahamas Students

25th October 2022   Nassau, THE BAHAMAS — University of The Bahamas (UB) recently provided its students and business stakeholders with an avenue to interact, foster professional relationships, and discuss potential internship and career opportunities at the 2022 Career Fair. The fair was held in the courtyard of UB’s College of Tourism, Hospitality, Culinary Arts, […]

Scholarly Publication Explores Pandemics, Disasters, Sustainability and Tourism

30th September 2022 Nassau, THE BAHAMAS — For more than a decade, academicians and researchers Dr. Ian Bethell Bennett, Dr. Sophia Rolle and Jessica Minnis have watched as Small Island Developing States (SIDS) in the Caribbean region have grappled with numerous disasters and economic crises. Now the trio has released a second compelling, edited, scholarly […]

New Industrial Contract for Middle Managers at University of The Bahamas

20th September 2022   Nassau, THE BAHAMAS – Middle managers at University of The Bahamas (UB) now have a new industrial agreement, with UB signing the contract with the Public Managers Union (PMU) during a press conference held on Tuesday 20th September. The agreement is for the period 2018 to 2023 and, notably, has provisions […]

Appointment of the Assistant Vice President of Human Resources

12th September 2022 Nassau, THE BAHAMAS — University of The Bahamas (UB) announces the appointment of Ms. Rhonda Richardson-Chase as Assistant Vice President of Human Resources, effective 1st September 2022. As Assistant Vice President of Human Resources, Ms. Richardson-Chase will assist the Office of the Vice-President of Human Resources with the coordination of its overall strategic […]

Appointment of Interim Dean of Continuing Education and Lifelong Learning (CeLEARN)

12th September 2022     Nassau, THE BAHAMAS — University of The Bahamas announces the appointment of Associate Professor, Mrs. Lottis Shearer-Knowles, as Interim Dean of Continuing Education and Lifelong Learning (CeLEARN), effective August 1, 2022. As Interim Dean of CeLEARN, Mrs. Shearer-Knowles works with the Office of Academic Affairs to facilitate the development of […]

Dr. Helean McPhee Appointed Assistant Vice President of Academic Affairs

31st August 2022 Assistant Vice President, Academic Affairs Dr. Helean McPhee  Nassau, THE BAHAMAS — University of The Bahamas announces the appointment of Dr. Helean McPhee, an alumna, as Assistant Vice President of Academic Affairs, effective Monday 1st August, 2022. In this capacity, Dr. McPhee supports the administrative operations of Academic Affairs, providing collaborative administrative […]

Dr. Marlo Murphy Braynen Appointed Dean of the College of Business

31st August 2022     Dean of the College of Business Dr. Marlo B. Murphy-Braynen Nassau, THE BAHAMAS — University of The Bahamas (UB) announces the appointment of veteran financial management professional, Dr. Marlo B. Murphy-Braynen, an alumna, as Dean of the College of Business, effective 1st August 2022. As Dean of Business, Dr. Murphy-Braynen […]

UB Faculty Begin Academic Year of Resilience and Reinvention

25th August 2022   Nassau, THE BAHAMAS — University of The Bahamas (UB) faculty have begun the 2022-2023 academic year with a commitment to adapting to the uncertainties and challenges of this era while achieving the mission of UB. Ahead of the start of the Fall 2022 semester, faculty attended the Academic Affairs Faculty Seminar […]

Fall 2022 Semester and COVID-19 Health Protocols

24th August 2022   University of The Bahamas remains committed to fostering a safe environment as the Fall 2022 semester is underway with classes having commenced on Monday 22nd August. There is increased activity across the University’s campuses in New Providence and Grand Bahama as more in-person classes and co-curricular programmes resume. However, COVID-19 protocols […]

University of The Bahamas Launches Degree Works to Aid On-Time Completion of Programmes

 9th August 2022    University of The Bahamas (UB) is pleased to announce that effective Wednesday 10th August 2022, newly admitted students will have access to a comprehensive, web-based tool to help keep them on track to graduate within the prescribed timeframe and increase student retention.  The DegreeWorks software provides for a structured approach to […]

Fall 2022 Educational Delivery

5th August 2022 Since March 2020, University of The Bahamas has diversified its educational delivery model, prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic, emergency health protocols and the need to implement risk reduction measures. From the initial emergency remote instruction, we have transitioned into facilitating virtual, online and hybrid modes of instruction. For Fall 2022, UB will […]

University of The Bahamas Launches Automated Recruitment and Admissions

29thJuly 2022     University of The Bahamas (UB) has launched an automated online recruitment and application portal as it continues its digital evolution to meet the needs of prospective students from around The Bahamas and the world. The newest module of the Ellucian Banner application which is at the centre of the University’s digitalization […]

MOU Seals Collaboration Between University of The Bahamas and the Bahamas Judiciary

25thJuly 2022     University of The Bahamas (UB) and the Bahamas Judiciary have signed a Memorandum of Understanding that provides for enhanced collaborations between the two, the first of its kind in The Bahamas between the court system and a higher education institution. Chair of the UB Board of Trustees Mrs. Allyson Maynard Gibson […]

Prime Minister the Hon. Philip Davis Foreshadows Completion of National Development Plan

13th July 2022   Nassau, THE BAHAMAS — In his first public lecture under the auspices of the University of The Bahamas’ Government and Public Policy Institute (GPPI), Prime Minister the Hon. Philip Davis QC foreshadowed the completion of a national development plan for The Bahamas, announcing at the Meet the Policy Makers Lecture held […]

New Trustees Join University of The Bahamas Board of Trustees

13th July 2022     Nassau, THE BAHAMAS – Four new trustees have been appointed to the University of The Bahamas (UB) Board of Trustees (BOT), representing a broad range of experience and expertise in the higher education, business, health care and legal sectors. The new trustees are: independent consultant Ms. Janyne Hodder; Director of […]

Dr. Myron Rolle Connects with UB Community and Shares Philosophy to Flourish  

14th June 2022  Nassau – THE BAHAMAS: How does one increase the prospect of living a life of fulfilment, discipline, excellence and enduring impact? Former NFL player, Rhodes Scholar and neurosurgeon Dr. Myron Rolle spent time recently at University of The Bahamas (UB) and shared the philosophy that he credits with helping him to evolve […]

University of The Bahamas Holds Teachers Commissioning Ceremony for Aspiring Educators

31st May 2022     Nassau, THE BAHAMAS — Over 100 aspiring pre-school, general education and specialist teachers have pledged to promote equity in education and serve with integrity after completing their respective academic programmes at University of The Bahamas (UB). The cadre of graduates of the School of Education recited the teachers pledge before a […]

Top Scholars Hail Individual and Collective Achievements of UB’s 2022 Commencement Class

30th May 2022   Nassau, The BAHAMAS — When Leandra K. Moonsammy, BSc Mathematics major, walked across the stage at the University of The Bahamas (UB) Awards Ceremony to receive the prestigious Governor General’s Award for the highest academic performance, scholarship, and exceptional leadership, she returned to collect four more distinguished honours. Leandra exemplified the excellence […]

University of The Bahamas Nursing Grads Embody Perseverance and Determination

30th May 2022     Nassau, THE BAHAMAS — More than 100 graduates of the University of The Bahamas’ School of Nursing and Allied Health Professions(SNAHP) have pledged to serve the nursing profession with honour and integrity after completing rigorous academic requirements. The graduates participated in UB’s Pinning Ceremony held recently in the Grand Ballroom of […]

University of The Bahamas Preparing for Largest Commencement Class Since Pandemic; Conferral of Honorary Doctorate Degree Planned for A.D. Hanna

18th May 2022  Nassau, THE BAHAMAS — The University of The Bahamas (UB) Commencement Ceremony that will be held next week is expected to be one of its largest since the pandemic, with well over 600 graduands who comprise the 2022 Commencement Class having completed their academic matriculation in an era of extraordinary circumstances. And after […]

Board of Trustees Appoints Presidential Transition Committee

5th May 2022     Dear University community: As you know, Dr. Erik Rolland has been appointed President-designate of University of The Bahamas (UB) and will commence his term on 1st August 2022. As Dr. Rolland prepares to commence his new role, the Board of Trustees (BOT) has appointed a Presidential Transition Committee to foster […]

Tremendous Community Support Marks University of The Bahamas’ UBFIT Fifth Anniversary Race

3rd May 2022   Nassau, THE BAHAMAS — Hundreds of participants walked, ran, biked, skated and pushed their way through 5K, 10K and 16K race courses for the UBFIT 2022 race weekend held 29th April to 1st May, helping University of The Bahamas (UB) to build community support and raise funds for critical needs. The […]

Spring 2022 Commencement Announcement

26th April 2022     Dear graduating seniors and the University community, We are about to enter one of the most honourable and celebratory periods on the academic calendar, the Spring 2022 Commencement season. Our graduands have stayed the course and persevered through rigorous academic requirements and especially challenging circumstances to successfully end one chapter […]

UBFIT Marks Fifth Year Milestone

14th March 2022  Oaktree Medical Center Title Sponsor, Doctors Hospital Platinum    Nassau, THE BAHAMAS — For the past five years, UBFIT has taken the local and international fitness and wellness communities by storm as one of The Bahamas’ premier wellness and community engagement initiatives. Oaktree Medical Center remains UBFIT’s title sponsor, having entered a $30,000 sponsorship […]

University of The Bahamas Announces Appointment of Dr. Ian Strachan  as Executive Vice President 

18th March 2022    Nassau, THE BAHAMAS – University of The Bahamas today announced the appointment of Dr. Ian Strachan to the position of Executive Vice President (EVP) effective 1st April 2022. Dr. Strachan retains his position as President of the UB-North campus in Grand Bahama. The position of EVP is vitally important in the University system. […]

Board of Trustees Names Dr. Erik Rolland as Next University of The Bahamas President 

15th March 2022   Nassau, THE BAHAMAS – The Board of Trustees (BOT) of University of The Bahamas (UB) today announced the appointment of Dr. Erik Rolland, an academic with 30 years of experience, as the next president of UB. The appointment takes effect on 1st August 2022 and follows a competitive and rigorous search and assessment process. Dr. […]

Kipling Complex Acquired as Future Site of UB-North Campus in Freeport 

8th March 2022    Freeport, Grand Bahama – University of The Bahamas-North (UB-North) will have a new home in Freeport, Grand Bahama, sparking a transformation not only in its academic focus, capacity for growth and impact on the community, but on public and private sector partnerships and the public’s access to higher learning.   On Monday 7th […]

University of The Bahamas and University of South Carolina Beaufort Partner to Strengthen Hospitality, Tourism

8thMarch 2022     University of The Bahamas (UB) has forged a new partnership with a leader in hospitality and tourism management that will create new opportunities for experiential learning and raise service excellence and innovation in the sector. Graduates of UB have been at the forefront of progressive changes in the industry. The newly […]

University of The Bahamas and Akita International University Open Doorway for Immersive Learning  

3rd March 2022    Nassau, THE BAHAMAS — A mutual desire to enhance the educational experience and cross-cultural understanding of students and faculty undergirds a recently executed exchange agreement between University of The Bahamas (UB) and Akita International University (AIU) in Japan. UB and AIU have formalized a five-year memorandum of understanding (MOU) to facilitate a […]

College of Tourism, Hospitality, Culinary Arts, and Leisure Management Affirmed as Critical to Industry Growth 

2nd March 2022      Nassau, THE BAHAMAS — The newly named College of Tourism, Hospitality, Culinary Arts and Leisure Management (THe CALM) at University of The Bahamas (UB) has a rich legacy of producing world-class graduates who have helped to drive growth and innovation in the industry nationally and internationally. At a recent formal ceremony […]

University of The Bahamas Invited to Share Lessons in Digital Transformation at Global Conference

23rd February 2022   Nassau, THE BAHAMAS – The systems, processes and procedures of University of The Bahamas (UB) are far more digitalized today than they were before Hurricane Dorian or even the COVID-19 pandemic. For a university system that operates in an archipelago, the transformation has meant increased access to higher learning, deeper support […]

University of The Bahamas Honouring Excellence Among Alumni at Hall of Fame Ceremony 

21st February 2022      Nassau, THE BAHAMAS – University of The Bahamas is preparing to honour a cadre of alumni as examples of the excellence that defines graduates of the institutions who are making substantive contributions to the public and private sector, leading innovation and helping to steer transformation at the community level. UB will […]

STATEMENT FROM THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES

20th February 2022 The Board of Trustees of University of The Bahamas (UB) held its Annual Retreat on 18th and 19th February, 2022. The Retreat commenced with a dinner at “Choices” Training Restaurant which featured a gourmet menu, prepared and served by the culinary team at the, soon-to-be reestablished, School of Tourism, Hospitality, Culinary Arts and […]

Board of Trustees Rescinds COVID-19 Policy Regarding Campus Access

12th February 2022   The University community is advised that the Board of Trustees has rescinded the policy requiring proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test result to enter UB campuses and facilities. Therefore, effective immediately, proof of vaccination or a negative test result is no longer needed for campus access. Please be […]

UB Expands Partner Institutions for College Credit Transfer

10th February 2022    Nassau, THE BAHAMAS — University of The Bahamas (UB) has forged a partnership with Saylor Academy, an open access education provider, to increase pathways to higher learning and professional development. UB has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Saylor under which UB will accept transfer credits from courses offered by Saylor […]

Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation to Catalyze Business Resilience in Grand Bahama

6th February 2022   Freeport, GRAND BAHAMA – University of The Bahamas (UB) and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) have formalized a partnership aimed at sparking innovation and entrepreneurship in Grand Bahama and developing capacity in digital technology for small business persons. Officials of UB and the IDB-Lab have signed a technical cooperation agreement, commencing […]

Maynard-Gibson elected as first female chair of the University of The Bahamas Board of Trustees

19th January 2022    New Providence, THE BAHAMAS – The first female to take Silk in The Bahamas, former Attorney-General and Minister of Legal Affairs of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas Allyson Maynard-Gibson QC and renowned businessman and former University of the Bahamas Trustee, Mr. Peter Whitehead were recently elected Chair and Vice-Chair respectively of the […]

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