UB News

$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.

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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

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2020 Academic Affairs Fall Plan

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Reopening of Chapter One Bookstore with Strict Safety Protocols

23rd July 2020   Chapter One Bookstore will reopen to the University community and the general public on Monday, 27th July 2020. Chapter One will operate from Monday to Friday during the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. until further notice. All persons entering the bookstore will have to sanitize upon entry, wear a […]

UB Academic Year 2020/2021Continues in Emergency Remote Operations

20thJuly 2020   On 9thJuly 2020, the University issued a statement outlining the resuming of classes and student services for Fall 2020. Since then, the number of positive cases has climbed exponentially both globally and locally. While we anticipated that we would be able to offer a hybrid/blended learning environment this Fall, we were also […]

Classes and Student Services for Fall 2020

9thJuly 2020   The COVID-19 pandemic has sparked radical global and national changes. The University is prepared to meet these changes with the highest level of vigilance to ensure that faculty, staff, students and the public are kept safe and protected. This will require our collective cooperation in order to continue delivering quality academic instruction […]

Message From The President to the UB-North Community

7th July 2020   Dear members of the UB-North community, Lately, there has been much speculation and rumour-mongering concerning University of The Bahamas-North. Please be assured of the facts in this matter. UB-North and the students, faculty and staff who study, teach and work there are all vitally important to our academy. You are critical […]

Extended Deadline for Undergraduate Admissions Applications and Other Key Dates

3rd July 2020   Please be advised that the deadline for the submission of undergraduate admissions applications for Fall 2020 has been extended to Thursday, 9th July 2020. Applications are accessible online at www.ub.edu.bs and should be completed and submitted – along with all supporting documents – by emailing admissions@ub.edu.bs (UB, Oakes Field Campus) or […]

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 […]


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 […]

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