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(PRESS RELEASE VIA SNO) – The UWI Open Campus Saint Lucia in collaboration with the University of the West Indies Press will on Wednesday 18th July, 2018 hosts the book launch of The Grooming of a Chancellor by Chancellor Emeritus of the UWI, Sir George Alleyne.
The launch forms part of a series of events being held across the region to mark the 70th Anniversary of The University of the West Indies
The Grooming of a Chancellor is Sir George Alleyne’s autobiography. With his signature charm, Sir George recounts his experiences from primary and secondary school in racially divided Barbados, to gaining a Barbados Scholarship to study medicine at the University College of the West Indies at Mona, Jamaica. He remained at The UWI for many years where he enjoyed a stellar academic career with prolific research output. He became a Professor of medicine and had an enduring impact on generations of students.
Sir George would later enter the field of international health through the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), of which he became Director – the first Caribbean national and Non-Latin to do so. He had a strong commitment to and was active in Caribbean health, especially HIV/AIDS awareness, prevention and control. In 2003, Sir George returned to The University of the West Indies, as Chancellor, and for fourteen years executed the functions of that office in a manner that enhanced the public persona of his alma mater.
His has had a remarkable journey, one he shares with readers through his memories and personal reflections. The book launch will be held in the Conference Room of the Finance Administrative Centre, Pointe Seraphine at 6:00 p.m. Copies of the book will be available for purchase
The public is invited to attend this FREE event.