• Today
    January 17

  • 04:31 PM

UWI honours former Chancellor


Added 30 December 2017


New Chancellor Emeritus of the University of the West Indies Sir George Alleyne. (FILE)

The University of the West Indies (UWI) has conferred the title of Chancellor Emeritus on its former Chancellor, Sir George Alleyne.

UWI said Emeritus is a designation given to the former holder of an office, who having retired is allowed to retain the title.

Sir George served as Chancellor from 2003 to 2010 and then 2010 to 2017 and the university said “his years of distinguished service in the office have left an indelible mark in the history of The UWI”.

“In addition to his service as Chancellor, he spent a total of 23 years working at the regional University.”

Sir George was given the honorary title of Professor Emeritus after leaving UWI in 1981 to assume the position of Chief of the Unit of Research, Promotion and Coordination in the Division of Human Resources and Research at PAHO/WHO and ascended to the position of Director of PAHO in 1995.

United noted that he is a “son” of the university “a proud alumnus, having graduated in 1957 as the gold medallist with the degree of Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MBBS), from the then University College of the West Indies”.

“Throughout his accomplished career, Sir George has received numerous awards including prestigious decorations and national honours from many countries of the Americas. In 1990, he was made Knight Bachelor by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II for his services to medicine and in 2001, he was awarded the Order of the Caribbean Community, the highest honour that can be conferred on a Caribbean national.”

Earlier this year, the Barbados-based Chronic Disease Research Centre, one of the lead agencies in the fight against chronic diseases, was also renamed in honour of Sir George. The acclaimed medical research unit is now called The George Alleyne Chronic Disease Research Centre. (CMC)


Dos and Donts

Welcome to our discussion forum here on nationnews.com. We encourage lively debate, but we also urge you to take note of the following:

  • Stay on topic – This helps keep the thread focused on the discussion at hand. If you would like to discuss another topic, look for a relevant article.
  • Be respectful – Meeting differences of opinion with civil discussion encourages multiple perspectives and a positive commenting environment.
  • Do not type in capitals – In addition to being considered “shouting” it is also difficult to read.
  • All comments will be moderated – Given the volume of comments each day, this may take some time. So please be patient.
  • We reserve the right to remove comments – Comments that we find to be abusive, spam, libellous, hateful, off-topic or harassing may be removed.
  • Reproduction of comments – Some of your comments may be reproduced on the website or in our daily newspapers. We will use the handle, not your email address.
  • Do not advertise – Please contact our Advertising Department.
  • Contact our Online Editor if you have questions or concerns.
  • Read our full Commenting Policy and Terms of Use.
comments powered by Disqus


How has the intermittent strike action of the public service vehicle operators affected you?

Arrived late at destination
Experienced long delays
Had to walk
Not affected