Faculty and researchers invited to Canada-Caribbean Institute info session  

As Brock University moves closer to establishing an Institute for Canada-Caribbean Studies in partnership with the University of West Indies (UWI), Brock faculty members and researchers are invited to attend an information session this week to learn about potential academic and research collaborations.  

On Thursday, Sept. 12 from 10:30 a.m. to noon in Schmon Tower 103, Christine Marrett, Senior Programme Officer with the UWI Global Affairs Office, will provide a brief overview of UWI’s academic structure and research foci as well as specific academic programs and researchers interested in collaborating with Brock.

This past April, Brock and UWI signed memorandums of understanding that began discussions for the proposed institute. The joint initiative will connect scholars from across Canada and the Caribbean to collaborate on important social, environmental and economic issues that are vital to the shared prosperity of both regions.  

As the top university in the CaribbeanUWI is internationally recognized as a centre of excellence in research, knowledge creation and innovation on matters related to the Caribbean and Small Island States. UWI serves the countries of the Commonwealth Caribbean, including Anguilla; Antigua and Barbuda; the Bahamas; Barbados; Belize; Bermuda; the British Virgin Islands; Cayman Islands; Dominica; Grenada; Jamaica; Monsterrat; St. Kitts-Nevis; St. Lucia; St. Vincent and the Grenadines; Trinidad and Tobago; and the Turks and Caicos Islands. 

To learn morevisit UWI’s main website and the following web pages:  

Questions about the Institute for Canada-Caribbean Studies and the upcoming information session can be directed to Camille Rutherford, Associate Professor, Faculty of Education, at crutherford@brocku.ca 

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