UWI St Augustine celebrates 59th Anniversary


    UWI’s St Augustine Campus will celebrate its 59th Anniversary tomorrow!

    On October 12th 1960, Patrick Buchan-Hepburn, Lord Hailes, Governor General of the West Indies Federation formally handed over the Imperial College of Tropical Agriculture to the University College of the West at Queen’s Hall in Port of Spain.

    The St. Augustine Campus now recognises that day, October 12th, as ‘Founder’s Day’.

    Back in 1960, the Imperial College of Tropical Agriculture was 38 years old and internationally renowned for the high quality of research conducted by top scientists in tropical agriculture.

    This became the Faculty of Agriculture, with the Faculty of Engineering to follow one year later.

    According to UWI, the school has also grown from 67 students in one faculty 1960, to more than 19,000 in eight Faculties today.

    Pro Vice-Chancellor and St Augustine Campus Principal Professor Brian Copeland believes “UWI St. Augustine Campus alumni, through their individual and collective strength, purpose, and achievements, have been and continue to be game changers in the advance towards a sustainable economy and ecology in the Caribbean”.