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Prominent Bahamian accountant to Deliver UB Virtual  Commencement Address

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

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

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

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

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

World class in The Backyard hosted by Graduate Studies and Research

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

University of The Bahamas Announces Virtual Ceremony Honouring 2020 Commencement Class

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

MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT

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

Race, Power and Privilege

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

Reporting Sexual Misconduct

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

Rooted in the Struggle for Dignity, Justice and Equality

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Unauthorized Use of University of The Bahamas Trademarks

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

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

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

UB Mingoes Student-Athletes Still Cautiously Optimistic

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

Summer Session 2020

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

Extended Undergraduate Admissions Period

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

Stringent COVID-19 Measures Are “A Necessary Evil”

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

Earth Day Panel Drives Message of Climate Action

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

Admissions Policy Amendment for Fall 2020 and Spring 2021

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

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

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

The Urgency of Taking Climate Action Now

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

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

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

Easter Sunday Message from President Smith

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

Cultivating Adaptation and Resilience in Academia

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

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

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

University Research Edge Presentations Resume in Online Platform

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

Updated Online Academic Calendar

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

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

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

Message from the Chairman of the Board of Trustees

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

Applying For Incomplete (I) Grades

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

Academic Affairs Contingencies

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

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

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

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

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

Harnessing the Benefits of the Birds and the Bees

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

UB Community Engages Minister on the Economy and the Environment

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

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

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

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

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

Statement From The President on Heightened Vigilance Against COVID-19

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

Sustainable Grand Bahama Conference To Address Issues of Climate Resiliency

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2020 Canada-CARICOM Faculty Leadership Program

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

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

2020 ELAP Call Study Abroad in Canada

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Appointment of Dean, Liberal and Fine Arts

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

Development Reporter

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Appointment of Interim Director of the Honours Programme

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

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

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

STATEMENT: University Responds to Faculty Union Demands

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

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

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

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

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

Statement in Response to Claims Attributed to  the UTEB President

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

Insights, Research on Prison Population and Impact

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

Appointment of Acting Vice President of Academic Affairs

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

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

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

The Helen “Annie” Russell, MBE Memorial Scholarship Established

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

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

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

President’s Hurricane Relief Matching Gift Challenge

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

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

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

Early Closure and Preparations for Hurricane Dorian

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

UB Resuming Operations in New Providence

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

Study Abroad Offer of Assistance

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

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

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

Deltec Initiatives Foundation Establishes Family Island Scholarship at UB

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

University of The Bahamas Announces Appointment of Ombudsman

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

UB Provost Leaving to Pursue New Opportunities

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

Buddy Hield Partners with University of The Bahamas

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

Providing Access to Education for All Bahamians

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

STATEMENT: Application Process Commences for the Government Tertiary Grant Programme

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

Online Application for Government Tertiary Grant Navigational Guide

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UB Librarian is Acuril President 2019-2020

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

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

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

Communique from The President: Bahamas Government Tertiary Grant Programme

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

UB and NAGB Formalize Agreement for the Arts

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

UB Honours Outstanding Achievement Three-Way Tie for Top Award

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

Spring 2019 Commencement – Message from the President

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

FALL 2019 Bill Payment for Returning Students

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

FALL 2019 Deferred Payment Plan

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

Updating GPA Calculations

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

Appointment of Executive Director Interim and Acting HOD – Culinary Arts

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

New Tuition and Fee Structure, Fall 2019

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

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

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

BOIPB Scholars Encouraged To Strengthen Family Island Communities

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

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

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

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

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

UB Moves to Accept New Students Earlier Than BGCSE Results

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

University of The Bahamas Appoints Vice President of Institutional Advancement

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

UB Honours Outstanding Alumni

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

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

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

Six UB Students Win Prestigious Canadian Scholarship

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

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

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

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