Delivering tertiary education to students throughout the archipelago directly impacts UB’s mission of supporting and driving national development. The University system is a natural environment for lifelong friendships and memorable social interactions. Family island natives Alexis Lightbourne, an architecture major, and Ryan Rolle, an education major, discuss how their national and international UB experiences have led them to become leaders in their own right.
Academic affairs is the lifeblood of a University, feeding not only education and research but also other scholarly pursuits that reflect the rigours of higher learning. The landscape that UB is shaping is as unique as the archipelago that provides the environment in which it operates. UB Provost Dr Linda Davis and Dean of Graduate Studies and Research Dr. Vikneswaran Nair discuss the strategies for developing graduate education, online learning and an inclusive governance structure.
Episode 4 – 6th October 2018
FROM ADVERSITY TO TRIUMPH: THE INDOMITABLE SPIRIT
The life of a University of The Bahamas (UB) student is no bed of roses. The demands and expectations of higher education are intense. So imagine adding to that the onerous responsibilities of being an elected public official. Such is the life of the Member of Parliament for Bain and Grants Town Hon. Travis Robinson. The tourism management major at UB shares his story of triumph over adversity and breaking barriers as a guest on University Drive.
YOU CAN BANK ON IT
The fees levied by financial institutions has become a hot button issue for Bahamian consumers as competition increases for banking clients. Why are these fees charged and how they are affecting consumers? Guests Algernon Cargill, adjunct faculty, and Bannerman Campbell, UB student, answer these and other burning questions. Plus, find out how The Bahamas, Haiti and China intersect in the alumnus spotlight on Williamson Gustave.
THE UBSTRONG STUDENT EXEPRIENCE
Building character is essential to the mission of University of The Bahamas. But what does this mean and how does this impact the student experience? UB President Dr. Rodney D. Smith shares the vision and how it is being realized. This episode also includes a feature focus on “UB Moving Forward”.
DECONSTRUCTING CRIME AND VIOLENCE
UB researchers have collected data from the population of the Bahamas Department of Corrections and an analysis of the information reveals some intriguing details about educational attainment and crime and illegal drugs in the lives of sentenced inmates. Can this information be used to impact crime and violence in the country? Researchers Dr. Pandora Johnson and Mr. William Fielding tell us. Also, a candid conversation with alumna Deandrea Hamilton gives us a glimpse into the life of a determined entrepreneur.