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(PRESS RELEASE VIA SNO) – The University of the West Indies (UWI) Staff Games Committee Chair, Mr Eric Baron, Pro Vice-Chancellor and Campus Principal, Dr Luz Longsworth and Dr Nicole Phillip-Dowe, Head of the Open Campus Grenada Site will be among a number of presenters down to get the 16th Biennial Inter-Campus Staff Games underway, with a formal launch on Wednesday 6th June, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. JA /11:00a.m. EC time.
The Games which will be held in Grenada from July 6th to 15th 2018 is expected to bring over 300 UWI Faculty and staff to the Spice Isle of Grenada.
Hosted by The UWI Open Campus, the launch of the Staff Games will feature a number of historic firsts. Of note, it will be the first time that the games are to be held away from the three (3) landed campuses of The UWI; the first time that the spotlight will shine on Grenada as the future site of key developments for the new UWI Faculty of Sport; and of course, the first time that all four campuses of The UWI will be brought together via Zoom and video-conferencing, to promote the One UWI spirit of the upcoming Games.
A celebratory event, the highlight of the launch will be an overview of the various events staff will be competing in over the course of nine days by Mr Charlton Ali, Manager of the Staff Inter -Campus Games Committee. A “rallying of the troops” by Campus Team Managers will also take place. They are expected to be joined by enthusiastic athletes from across all four campuses, eager to get the Games off to a rousing start. This will be followed by the long anticipated Staff Games Logo reveal and a viewing of the promotional video, “Grenada! We Comin!” produced exclusively for the Games.
Commenting on the launch of the Games Principal Longsworth said, “hosting the Games is tangible evidence of The UWI’s commitment to its new Strategic Plan of which a key element is staff engagement and the forging of a motivated team.” She added that “The UWI Staff Games allow us to build relationships across the region and to bring together our UWI community in a united way, despite the heated inter-campus competition in the varying sports.
Much like the Games themselves, the launch is an excellent opportunity for camaraderie and sportsmanship. Faculty and staff are encouraged to turn out in their numbers to support their respective teams as they prepare go “higher, faster and stronger” in their quest to bring back the coveted title of “Inter-Campus Games Champions” from Grenada.