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Turks and Caicos Hosts UWI Open Campus Council Meeting

#Providenciales, March 14, 2019 – Turks and Caicos – The Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) will host the 2019 Council Meeting of The UWI Open Campus. The meeting will be held on Friday, March 15, 2019 at the Shore Club Resort on the island of Providenciales. This is the first time the Turks and Caicos Islands is hosting the Open Campus Council Meeting.

Vice-Chancellor of The University of the West Indies, Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, and Pro Vice-Chancellor and Principal of The UWI Open Campus, Dr Luz Longsworth will address the public session of the meeting, which starts at 9:30 am TCI time.

During the Council meeting, a number of issues will occupy the attention of delegates. These include the Principal’s Report to Council (Open Campus 2017/2018 Annual Report), the Audited Financial Statements, Audit Committee Report, The UWI Open Campus Alumni Report, and the Annual Report of the Global Affairs Canada/Strengthening Distance Education in the Caribbean (GAC/SDEC) Project.

The major discussion point will be the Principal’s Report, which will describe the Open Campus’ contribution to the achievement of The UWI Triple A Strategy.  In the Report, Dr Longsworth will outline accomplishments by the Open Campus under the three pillars of the Triple A Strategy: Access, Alignment and Agility.

The Council Meeting will be held under the Chairmanship of Ambassador Dr June Soomer.

This year’s Open Campus Council meeting takes on special significance as the Open Campus Country Site will reopen in the Turks and Caicos Islands on the same day of the Council meeting. The new Open Campus Country Site in Turks and Caicos is located at Town Centre Mall on the island of Providenciales.

The Site will be officially opened by Honourable Karen Malcolm, Minister of Education in the Turks and Caicos Islands, and Pro Vice-Chancellor and Principal of The UWI Open Campus, Dr Luz Longsworth, during an official ceremony on Friday March 15 starting at 6:00 pm.

Following the opening of the Open Campus Country Site, Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, Vice-Chancellor of The University of the West Indies will deliver a distinguished lecture on the topic of Reparations. The lecture will take place in the foyer of the Town Centre Mall and starts at 7:30 pm.

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