UB News

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 […]

University of The Bahamas and Bahamas First General Insurance Company Sign Agreement to Establish New $40,000 Scholarship Award

9thDecember, 2021     Nassau, THE BAHAMAS — Two of the most iconic and authentically Bahamian institutions—University of The Bahamas (UB) and Bahamas First General Insurance Company Ltd. (BFG)—have joined forces to create a comprehensive new pathway to tertiary education via the establishment of full ride scholarship for qualified university students pursuing careers in business, […]

UB Joins Global Fight Against Gender-Based Violence

29thNovember 2021     University of The Bahamas (UB) has joined the global effort aimed at raising awareness of the violence that happens against women, men and children and the need for collective, community action to stop it. On Friday, UB launched activities to mark 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence by hosting a […]

University of The Bahamas Forges Agreement with University of Guelph for Global Experiences

29thNovember 2021     University of The Bahamas (UB) and the University of Guelph (UGuelph) have found common ground on which to solidify a relationship that will expose students and faculty to additional opportunities for global learning, teaching and research experiences and collaborations. The two institutions have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) governing a […]

UB’s Charter Day of Giving Exceeds Target to Help Transform Students’ Lives

15th November 2021   The University of The Bahamas’ (UB’s) second annual day of giving, focused on attracting donor support for students and vital programmes, has exceeded its fundraising target and will better equip students to overcome the challenges brought on by successive crises. For the 24 hours of giving held last Wednesday, donors contributed […]

Announcement of Spring 2022 Instructional Delivery

10th November 2021   The University community is advised that the Academic Senate has given approval for the Spring 2022 semester to continue in the same instructional modality as Fall 2021. This means that courses will primarily be delivered virtually, until further notice.  However, faculty members teaching classes with less than 15 students will have […]

Appointment of Retired Assistant Commissioner of Police Solomon Cash as Chief of University Police and Security

4th November 2021     Nassau, THE BAHAMAS — University of The Bahamas (UB) announces the appointment of the new Chief of University Police and Security, retired Assistant Commissioner of Police Mr. Solomon N. Cash, effective 25th October 2021. Reporting to the Vice President of Finance and Business Enterprise, Mr. Cash will lead and direct […]

UB Publishes Volume 27 of International Journal of Bahamian Studies New Research Probes Hurricane Dorian Aftermath, Preparation and Response

31st October 2021   Nassau, THE BAHAMAS – The government can no longer afford to be lax in its preparation and recovery strategies for natural disasters and must collaborate with the private sector, non-governmental organisations and individuals, according to the newly released edition of the University of The Bahamas’ (UB’s) research journal. UB published its […]

Visiting Fulbright Scholar Leads UB Students on Studies of Cat Island Heritage Sites

1st November 2021    Cat Island is a treasure trove of culture and history, attracting scholars interested in connecting the dots between the past and the present to ensure a future for generations yet unborn. Dr. Allan Meyers, visiting Fulbright Scholar attached to the Faculty of Social and Educational Studies at University of The Bahamas (UB) led […]

STATEMENT FROM THE CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES

26th October 2021 Dear UB Community: Please be assured that the UB Board of Trustees (BOT) remains engaged in fulfilling its governance mandate. At all times we act in good faith and with good will. Regarding the naming of the University’s next President, the BOT is actively pursuing a public announcement on the heels of […]

Felicity Humblestone Appointed Associate Vice President of Development and Grants

25th October 2021   Nassau, THE BAHAMAS — University of The Bahamas (UB) has announced the appointment of Ms. Felicity A. Humblestone as Associate Vice President of Development and Grants, effective 4thOctober 2021. Ms. Humblestone brings a wealth of experience and expertise in non-profit management, fundraising, programme development, grant making, talent management, and leadership. A […]

Endowment Support Award Memorializes Katrinka Marshall and Funds Education Scholarships at UB

17th October 2021     A commitment to nation building is being embodied in the newest scholarship available for students of University of The Bahamas (UB) which not only memorializes a beloved sports statistician, but creates a pathway for aspiring physical education and special education teachers to earn their academic degrees. The Dr. Janice A. […]

$125,000 Gift to Create New Pipeline of Scholarships for English and Education Majors at UB 

28th September 2021  Nassau, THE BAHAMAS — As a student at the former College of The Bahamas (COB), Randall Pinder dreamt of making his mark on the world. When he returned to his alma mater as a faculty member in the School of English Studies he helped to shape future scholars of English. Through a generous […]

Updated UB COVID-19 Policy

6th September 2021   The University continues to work to protect the collective safety and good health of the university community whilst ensuring the continued operation of the institution. After input from various stakeholders, a revised COVID-19 Policy has been prepared and vetted. This revised policy statement supersedes the previous announcement issued 2nd September 2021. […]

Face-to-Face Instructional Delivery Model

1st September 2021   The Office of Academic Affairs wishes to advise that the following courses will be utilising the UB Face-to-Face Instructional Delivery Model unless otherwise approved by the Vice President, Academic Affairs: Art and Architecture Studio Courses Music- Applied Lessons, Studios, Small and Large Ensembles Physics and Technology Laboratories Culinary Kitchen and Dining […]

ANNOUNCEMENT: Remote Operations and Revised COVID-19 Policies

1st September 2021   In order to remain compliant with national emergency health regulations and protect the health and welfare of the University community, our COVID-19 response policies and protocols are being continually updated and must be strictly enforced. Please be advised of the latest measures regarding emergency remote operations and vaccinations. Fall 2021 Emergency […]

Dr. Thalia V. Micklewhite Appointed Dean of Social and Educational Studies

12th August 2021   University of The Bahamas (UB) is pleased to announce the appointment of veteran educator Dr. Thalia V. Micklewhite as Dean of Social and Educational Studies effective 1st August 2021. In this new role, Dr. Micklewhite is responsible for facilitating the delivery of academic programmes, including the development of new programmes, and the […]

Dr. Susannah Gal Appointed Dean of Pure and Applied Sciences

12th August 2021   University of The Bahamas (UB) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Susannah Gal as Dean of Pure and Applied Sciences effective 1st July 2021. As Dean, Dr. Gal will be responsible for, amongst other things, facilitating the delivery of academic programmes and managing the fiscal and human resources of […]

Wilson Family Foundation Establishes Significant Award for Major Research at University of The Bahamas

2nd August 2021   Nassau, THE BAHAMAS — The glaring need for scholarly, historical publications encompassing the various socio-economic and socio-political forces that contributed to the emergence of the modern-day Bahamas—and honoring the academics that will write them—was the impetus behind a recent significant financial contribution from the Wilson Family Foundation to University of The Bahamas […]

University of The Bahamas Appoints New Dean of Faculty for UB-North Campus

19th July 2021     Nassau, THE BAHAMAS — University of The Bahamas (UB) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Andrew Moxey as Dean of Faculty of UB-North. Dr. Moxey’s appointment officially began on 1st July 2021.    In his capacity as Dean, Dr. Moxey will oversee the expansion of academic programme offerings in alignment with the […]

STATEMENT: Announcement of Finalists in the University of The Bahamas Presidential Search

19th July 2021   The University of The Bahamas (UB) Presidential Search Committee (PSC), appointed by the UB Board of Trustees, is pleased to announce that it has selected its top three finalists for the position of President of University of The Bahamas, to be appointed at the culmination of current President Rodney D. Smith’s term. […]

UB Alums Explore Self-Discovery and Cultural Awareness  

15th July 2021  Nassau, THE BAHAMAS — As The Bahamas celebrates the complexities of its achievements 48 years after it became a sovereign nation, a panel of UB alumni is urging Bahamians to consider and embrace the differences that reflect individual and national success. The Atlanta (ATL) chapter of the UB Alumni Association recently facilitated a […]

Research Edge Forum Highlights Challenges and Targets for Sustainable Groundwater Management in Grand Bahama and Abaco

25th June 2021    Nassau, THE BAHAMAS — Ever since Hurricane Dorian ravaged Grand Bahama and Abaco in 2019, Israeli non-governmental organization (NGO) IsraAID has been on the ground providing critical Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) support to those adversely impacted. As a result of the storm’s devastating impact on groundwater resources on both islands, IsraAID […]

ACADEMIC SEMESTER FALL 2021 COVID-19 Coronavirus Contingencies 

11th June 2021    The Office of Academic Affairs wishes to advise the University community that the Academic Senate has given approval for the Fall 2021 semester to continue in the same modality as Spring 2021.   As such, UB courses will continue mostly virtually until further notice.  However, classes with less than 15 students will […]

Debate Series Bucks Tradition in Midst of Calls for Change in Political Culture

9th June 2021    Last month political novices shared a stage and debated issues that elevated the youth voice. Last week, what many saw as senior contenders were in the spotlight debating two of the most extraordinary threats of our time – COVID-19 and climate change. Though relatively new in this Bahamian context, political debates are […]

Vochelle Ferguson Appointed Vice President of Human Resources

30th May 2021   Nassau, THE BAHAMAS — University of The Bahamas (UB) announces the appointment of Mrs. Vochelle Ferguson as Vice President, Human Resources (HR), with effect 1st June 2021. A UB alumna, Mrs. Ferguson has many years of human resources experience. As VP of HR Mrs. Ferguson will be primarily responsible for providing creative vision, […]

Allington Hunter Appointed Vice President of Finance and Business Enterprise

30th May 2021   Nassau, THE BAHAMAS — University of The Bahamas (UB) announces the appointment of Mr. Allington Hunter as Vice President of Finance and Business Enterprise effective 1st June 2021. Reporting directly to the President, Mr. Hunter will work closely and collaboratively with all other vice presidents and senior administrators as well as the Chief Internal Auditor. […]

Audrey Dean-Wright Memorial Endowment Established at University of The Bahamas 

28th May 2021      University of The Bahamas (UB) has cultivated the musical and educational genius of many Bahamians who have, in turn, nurtured the same prowess in others. It is this perpetual cycle that the Audrey Dean-Wright Endowment for the Arts Support Award will nurture. Not only does the award memorialize the passion, indomitable […]

Glennett Fowler to Deliver 2021 Commencement Address to UB-North Grads 

28th May 2021    At a time of intense disruption balanced against emerging opportunities, new university grads will have to use their imagination and intellect to forge ahead and thrive. President and CEO of FOWLCO Ltd. Glennett Fowler will share the lessons she has learnt about adapting and succeeding in a dynamic world when she delivers […]

Meadows Family Student Award to Support Dual Degree Majors at UB

21st May 2021   Nassau, THE BAHAMAS – Now, more than ever, it is important and possible to develop a wide and varied base of knowledge. Education and experience across seemingly unconnected disciplines is the way to become and remain competitive at the highest, global levels. Pursuing dual degrees is one way for Bahamians to […]

Aerospace Engineer and STEM Champion to Deliver UB Commencement Address

19th May 2021    Nassau, THE BAHAMAS — Bahamian-American aerospace engineer and entrepreneur Aisha Bowe will address more than 600 members of the Spring 2021 Commencement Class of University of The Bahamas (UB) during the university’s virtual commencement ceremony scheduled for 27th May 2021. An enthusiastic advocate of increasing underrepresented communities in the Science Technology Engineering and […]

UB’s Climate Change Centre Collaborates with Cape Eleuthera Institute on New Climate Change Publication

12th May 2021      Nassau, THE BAHAMAS – The University of The Bahamas (UB) Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience Research Centre (CCARR) and the Cape Eleuthera Institute (CEI) have produced a publication on the climate change challenges confronting The Bahamas and the anticipated effects on the archipelago. The information brief entitled, “Climate Change & The […]

Chief Magistrate Delivers Message of Encouragement to Students Seeking A Second Chance

7th May 2021      Nassau, THE BAHAMAS— A special visitor spent quality time with students who are getting a second chance to learn critical numeracy and literacy skills to improve their employment prospects through Revive Academy at University of The Bahamas. The academy is an initiative under the Citizen Security and Justice Programme (CSJP) of the […]

UB and Verizon Media Group Hosting Historic General Election National Debate Series

19th April 2020    Nassau, THE BAHAMAS — Political candidates will be scrutinized and have the opportunity to debate pivotal issues facing The Bahamas via a series of televised, national debates leading to the next general election through a collaboration involving University of The Bahamas (UB) and Verizon Media Group (VMG). At a recent press […]

University of The Bahamas UBFIT 5K/10K Race Exceeds Participation Goal

11th April 2021 Nassau, THE BAHAMAS — More than 350 persons participated in the University of The Bahamas (UB) Virtual UBFIT Fun Run Walk Bike Skate Push 5K/10K race that happened over the weekend in a tangible display of support for wellness and the University. In its fourth year, but the first in a virtual […]

UB Mingoes Multi-Event Specialist Kendrick Thompson Breaks National Record at Easter Classic

April 5, 2021     NASSAU– UB Mingoes multi-event specialist Kendrick Thompson shattered the national record in the open men’s decathlon at the Bahamas Association of Athletic Associations (BAAAs) Easter Classic over the weekend at The Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium. Thompson amassed 7,644 points to eclipse the national record previously set by Ken Mullings […]

C. W. Sawyer Primary School Temporarily Relocating to University of The Bahamas

 11th March 2021      JOINT STATEMENT  C. W. Sawyer Primary School Temporarily Relocating to University of The Bahamas  The Ministry of Education (MOE) and University of The Bahamas (UB) have forged a pivotal partnership which will facilitate the resumption of face-to-face classes for students of the C. W. Sawyer Primary School, affording them the […]

Dr. Ian Strachan Appointed Campus President of University of The Bahamas-North

11th March 2021     University of The Bahamas announces the appointment of Dr. Ian Strachan as the first Campus President of University of The Bahamas-North (UB-North) in Grand Bahama. In this role, Dr. Strachan will provide leadership and successful implementation of all aspects of strategic planning; and the strategic objectives governing UB–North. He will […]

Vernice Williams Confirmed as VP and Chief Information Officer

10th March 2021   University of The Bahamas (UB) announces the confirmation of Mrs. Vernice Williams as Vice President and Chief Information Officer (CIO) effective 1st March 2021. Mrs. Williams had been serving as Acting VP and CIO since September 2020. She will continue to provide the vision, planning, strategic direction, technical leadership and management […]

UB Executive Vice President Awarded Prestigious Global Engineering Award

9th March 2021   Nassau, THE BAHAMAS — University of Colorado Boulder’s Mortenson Center in Global Engineering has awarded University of The Bahamas (UB) Executive Vice President Professor Sarim Al-Zubaidy, PhD, the 2021 Global Engineering Humanitarian Award, in recognition of his contributions to ensuring access to basic services such as water, sanitation, energy, shelter and […]

Board of Trustees Launches Leadership Profile for the Next President of University of The Bahamas

25th February 2021   Nassau, THE BAHAMAS – The Board of Trustees (BOT) of University of The Bahamas (UB) has launched the recruitment phase of the search for a new president by releasing a leadership profile for the position entitled, “The Presidential Opportunity at University of The Bahamas”. The BOT-appointed Presidential Search Committee (PSC) is […]

Appointment of Acting Assistant Vice President of Academic Affairs

25th January 2021     University of The Bahamas (UB) announces the appointment of Associate Professor Mrs. Lottis Shearer-Knowles as the Acting Assistant Vice President of Academic Affairs, effective 4th January 2021. A veteran member of faculty, Mrs. Shearer-Knowles is the former Director of the Honours Programme and Interim Dean of Liberal and Fine Arts. […]

UB’s Oakes Field Campus Expands With Land Transfer

22ndJanuary, 2020   Nassau, THE BAHAMAS— With the Government of The Bahamas having recently transferred the land on which the historic Clarence A. Bain building was once located to University of The Bahamas, the University is now one step closer to the convocation centre envisioned for the property. The condemned Clarence A. Bain Building, which […]

Expert Urges Holistic Interventions Against Climate Change Risks

19thJanuary, 2021   Nassau, THE BAHAMAS — The Bahamas is already experiencing the impacts of climate change and is approximately 30 years away from irreversible effects if holistic interventions are not undertaken, a University of The Bahamas (UB) climate change expert has warned. It is a reality that, if left unchecked, could mean hundreds of […]

Appointment of the Presidential Search Committee

18th January 2021   FROM THE CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES   The Board of Trustees of University of The Bahamas (UB) has appointed a Presidential Search Committee (PSC) to establish the process by which the new President of the University will be selected and hired. Appointed in November 2020, the PSC has secured the services […]

Appointment of Acting Director of Communications

12th January 2021   Nassau, THE BAHAMAS – University of The Bahamas (UB) announces the appointment of Mrs. Astranique Bowe as Acting Director of Communications in the Office of University Relations (OUR). As Acting Director of Communications, Mrs. Bowe reports to the Assistant Vice President of University Relations and is responsible for executing and managing […]

Appointment of Executive Director, Corporate and Foundation Relations

12th January 2021   Nassau, THE BAHAMAS – University of The Bahamas (UB) announces the appointment of Ms. Kandice Eldon as Executive Director, Corporate and Foundation Relations in the Division of Institutional Advancement. Ms. Eldon reports to the Vice President of Institutional Advancement and Alumni Affairs and will oversee the new Office of Corporate and […]

Appointment of Executive Vice President Professor Sarim Al-Zubaidy

7th January 2021   University of The Bahamas (UB) announces the appointment of Professor Sarim Al-Zubaidy as Executive Vice President (EVP), effective Monday 4th January 2020. An officer of the University mandated in the University of The Bahamas Act, 2016, the EVP serves as the Chief Operating Officer of the UB system. Professor Al-Zubaidy is […]

University of The Bahamas COVID-19 Taskforce raises over $30,000 for student technology support 

27th December, 2020    Nassau, THE Bahamas — In an effort to cushion the impact the COVID-19 pandemic is having on everyday life and the sharp, unprecedented transition to a virtual reality for its student body, University of The Bahamas (UB) officials immediately spearheaded efforts to secure funding for technology. Corporate partners and individual donors […]

University of The Bahamas Commemorates 20 Years of Research as a National Imperative

22nd December, 2020   Nassau, THE BAHAMAS — Academic freedom and the pursuit of new knowledge are pivotal aspects of University of The Bahamas’ (UB’s) mission, which for the last two decades has been showcasing the breadth of its research expertise via its Research Edge forum. UB recently commemorated the 20th anniversary of Research Edge […]

Dr. Timothy Barrett Appointed to Serve as Mental Health Consultant

15th December 2020 The University community is advised that effective Monday, 4th January 2021 Dr. Timothy Barrett will serve as the University’s Mental Health Consultant, providing mental and psychological health services for faculty, staff and students, including the University of The Bahamas-North community. The Managing Director of Holistic Health Services Ltd., Dr. Barrett will implement […]

Royal Institute of British Architects Names Bahamian A New Fellow

3rd December 2020     Nassau, THE BAHAMAS — The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has named Associate Professor of Architecture at University of The Bahamas (UB) and noted professional architect Mr. Henry Hepburn as a Fellow for 2021, an accomplishment that recognizes the contributions of architects to their communities, the profession, and those […]

UB and BTVI to Educate and Train At-Risk Youth for Workforce

3rdDecember, 2020   Nassau, THE BAHAMAS — Hundreds of at-risk youth are expected to benefit as a result of a recently signed contract with the Ministry of National Security, University of The Bahamas (UB) and the Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI) to increase literacy and numeracy skills under the Citizen Security and Justice Programme […]

University of The Bahamas Revised Registration Dates  Spring Semester 2021

In an effort to have a smoother registration, scholarship and payment process, we have implemented changes to Academic Calendar for Spring 2021. Please note: Course Extension and DIS will be processed earlier to allow for posting of Tertiary Grant and students to make their individual payments before the late payment fee date. There is one […]

Electronic Transcripts Available Tuesday, 1st December 2020

27th November 2020   The University community is advised that commencing Tuesday, 1st December 2020 the institution will be able to provide electronic transcripts (e-transcripts). This online enhancement fulfils Strategic Goal 2 to Improve Operational Efficiencies/Customer Service for a Culture of Excellence. The new e-transcript initiative will allow students and alumni to apply online for […]

An Evening of Poetry: Voices Across the Diaspora | Friday, 20th November at 6:00 p.m.

To register, click below: https://univbah.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0kd-CgqDovHNAsy7CbE_luYe7psqywmhdW

University of The Bahamas Eyes Strategic Priorities in New Norm

9thNovember 2020   Nassau, THE BAHAMAS – The 2019-2020 academic year brought daunting challenges for University of The Bahamas (UB’s), but still senior administrators have touted some successes and set key priorities for the 2020-2021 academic year. The Fall 2020 semester has been marked by an increase in full-time enrolment and Family Island enrolment, an […]

STATEMENT: The Position of Executive Vice-President

3rd November 2020   The Union of Tertiary Educators of The Bahamas (UTEB) has expressed concerns about the University’s hiring of an Executive Vice President (EVP) in the midst of a pandemic and austerity measures. It is imperative that our students, faculty, staff and the public are made aware of the facts. The position of […]

University of The Bahamas publishes Volume 26 of International Journal of Bahamian Studies

29th October, 2020  Nassau, THE BAHAMAS — Scholarly analysis on the prevalence of Haitian stigmatization in The Bahamas, the relationship between religiosity and Bahamian gambling impulses, and the efficacy of corporal punishment in Bahamian schools, headline the 2020 edition of the University of The Bahamas’ (UB) premier scholarly publication. The 26th volume of UB’s International […]

Conversation on Black (in) Comics and the Significance of Black Panther

Friday, 23rd October 2020   https://univbah.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYqcuuvqDgrEtHJxBo7r25CM-aabxSwoyky

New Leaders and Senators Elected for Academic Senate

7th October 2020 New Leaders and Senators Elected for Academic Senate   Following elections which were held recently, the Academic Senateat University of The Bahamas (UB) has new leadership and Senators comprising faculty, staff, students and administrators. Associate Professor in Education Dr. Faith Butler was elected Chair, while Assistant Professor in Communication and Creative Arts Dr. […]

University of The Bahamas Wins 2020 Ellucian Impact Award Award Hails Digital Transformation 

6th October, 2020      Nassau, THE BAHAMAS — University of The Bahamas’ (UB’s) digital revolution has earned the institution the Ellucian Impact Award, an international award which recognizes higher education institutions that best harness the power of technology to solve challenges, operate more efficiently and enhance the student experience. The award from Ellucian, a […]

Panel Links Resiliency to Sustainable Development Targets

23rd September, 2020    Nassau, THE BAHAMAS — Learning from the lessons of the past, committing to a blueprint for development, and taking serious action now were among the key recommendations from a panel of experts that recently addressed the topic: Resiliency and the Sustainable Development Goals, a discussion facilitated by the Government and Public […]

Adopt a Culture of Readiness in Tackling Climate Change

25thSeptember 2020     Nassau, THE BAHAMAS — A culture of preparedness is the key component in any viable climate action plan for The Bahamas, according to an environmental advocate, who argues that The Bahamas must increase its preparedness to play the long game and adopt a “prevention is better than cure” mentality to thwart […]

Hydrologist Urges Meaningful Action to Preserve Natural Freshwater Resources

23rdSeptember 2020 Nassau, THE BAHAMAS — Water is humanity’s most important natural resource, covering approximately 72 percent of the planet Earth. Yet less than 10 percent of it is drinkable; the rest is salt water. For The Bahamas, where freshwater resources are finite and vulnerable and there is very little fresh surface water, phenomena like […]

Legal Panel Addresses Roots of ‘Black Lives Matter’ and Need for Justice and Power Reform 

14th September, 2020  Nassau, THE BAHAMAS – A panel of legal experts has dissected the ‘Black Lives Matter’ movement, delving into its historical roots and calling for reforms in the justice system and the way in which power is exercised. “‘Black Lives Matter’ is not the beginning of the conversation, but rather the midpoint in […]

Practicum Classes and Library Services

15th September 2020   The University community is advised that effective Wednesday 16th September 2020, select practicum classes as well as computer labs and library services (curbside pick-up) will resume at the Oakes Field Campus and Grosvenor Close Centre. Students who report to campus will be required to comply with all health protocols including the […]

Resumption of Computer Labs

15th September 2020   Effective Wednesday 16th September 2020, on-site access to the following computer labs at the Oakes Field Campus and Grosvenor Close Centre will be available from Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.  All health protocols will take effect including the wearing of masks, hand sanitizing and physical distancing measures. Additionally, […]

From The Heart – GB Communities Are Ground Zero for Hope and Resilience

9th September, 2020  Nassau, THE BAHAMAS — As a Port Authority Police Department (PAPD) Special Ops Lieutenant in New York city many years ago, William Keegan wrestled with mountains of twisted steel and human body parts that littered the World Trade Center site in the aftermath of the September 11th, 2001 terrorist attacks. He had […]

Appointment of Vernice Williams as Acting VP and Chief Information Officer

1st September 2020  Nassau, THE BAHAMAS – University of The Bahamas (UB) announces the appointment of Mrs. Vernice Williams as Acting Vice President and Chief Information Officer (CIO) effective 1stSeptember 2020. The former Director of Information Technology, Mrs. Williams has diligently served the institution for more than three decades in various information technology positions, most […]

Appointment of Dr. Maria Woodside-Oriakhi as VP Academic Affairs

1st September 2020    Nassau, THE BAHAMAS – University of The Bahamas (UB) announces the appointment of Dr. Maria Woodside-Oriakhi as Vice President of Academic Affairs, effective 1st September 2020. Dr. Woodside-Oriakhi has been serving as Acting VP of Academic Affairs since October 2019. As the chief academic administrative officer of the University, Dr. Woodside-Oriakhi […]

Appointment of Vice President of Finance and Business Enterprise

1st September 2020  University of The Bahamas (UB) announces the appointment of Ms. Ingrid Culmer as Vice President of Finance and Business Enterprise effective immediately. Ms. Culmer brings to the position more than 30 years of public accounting and private enterprise financial management experience. As VP of Finance and Business Enterprise, Ms. Culmer has oversight […]

Bahamian Architects Invest in Human Potential Through Endowment Fund at UB

1st September 2020  Nassau, THE BAHAMAS — Five acclaimed Bahamian architects, whose lives have been positively impacted by University of The Bahamas (UB) and each other, have contributed towards the establishment of an endowment fund that will make an enduring impact on full-time, undergraduate students of architecture at UB. Their gift will play a pivotal […]

CIO Elgin Smith Leaving To Pursue Another Opportunity

27th August 2020   After eight years of distinguished service to University of The Bahamas as Vice President and Chief Information Officer (CIO), Mr. Elgin Smith is demitting office to pursue another opportunity, effective 1st September 2020. Mr. Smith has provided steady and trusted leadership in the development of the innovative information technology needed to […]

Public Feedback Invited on Gov’t Services Digitization Survey

26thAugust 2020   Nassau, THE BAHAMAS – The crippling effects of crises like infectious disease pandemics and severe weather systems have deepened the need for the public sector to adapt and offer more convenient, uninterrupted services. The move towards digitization of customer service processes and procedures is a pivotal part of that transformation. Residents of […]

Tourism, Development, Governance and Sustainability Explored in Scholarly Publication

Nassau, THE BAHAMAS – The COVID-19 pandemic has dealt a heavy blow to the tourism industry which has for many decades been the primary economic engine of The Bahamas. External shocks like infectious diseases and severe weather are disruptions that have left the industry in dire straits. A collection of scholarly works entitled “Tourism, Development, […]

Postponement of Practicum and Studio Courses

21st August 2020    Due to the EMERGENCY POWERS (COVID-19 PANDEMIC) (STORM PREPAREDNESS) ORDER, 2020,the public is advised that the following classes at University of The Bahamas will NOT begin on Monday, 24th August 2020 as previously scheduled and students are NOT to go to campus: 1.    Academic Enhancement Laboratories (Lecture classes continue as scheduled) […]

Resumption of Remote Operations under National Lockdown

4th August 2020  NOTICE    Please be advised that University of The Bahamas will revert to full remote operations effective Wednesday, 5th August 2020 as a result of the announcement by Prime Minister the Most Honourable Dr. Hubert A. Minnis that a national lockdown for The Bahamas will occur for a two-week period effective Tuesday, […]

COVID-19 Faculty Survey Results Inform Plans for Academic Year 2020-2021

Click link below: https://www.ub.edu.bs/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/PRESS-RELEASE-COVID-19-Faculty-Survey-Results-Inform-Plans-for-Academic-Year-2020-2021-.pdf

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