Forging Academic Frontiers: Strengthening UWI-UB Collaborations

Strengthening Transatlantic Academic Collaborations: A Journey from Jamaica to Buffalo

Happy Sunday, dear friends! Today finds me en route to Buffalo, NY, filled with joy to discover that the weather promises a balmy 70s, with temperatures set to soar to around 80°F throughout my stay—truly, it feels like a slice of Jamaica right here in Buffalo!

My trip holds a special purpose as I embark on facilitating the ongoing partnership between the University of the West Indies (UWI) and The University of Buffalo (UB). Together, we are poised to pioneer exciting initiatives aimed at expanding research and development opportunities in our homeland.

UB's prestigious designation as a flagship university within the State University of New York (SUNY) system underscores its role as a trailblazer in academia. With this distinction, UB sets the benchmark for excellence, both nationally and internationally, cementing its status as a leading public research institution in the United States and beyond.

In addition to our academic pursuits, I eagerly anticipate engaging with the vibrant Jamaican community residing in Buffalo. Indeed, the spirit of Jamaica knows no bounds—we Jamaicans leave our mark wherever we go, enriching communities with our culture, warmth, and resilience.

As I embark on this journey bridging continents and cultures, I am filled with optimism for the collaborative ventures that lie ahead and the transformative impact they will have on education, research, and innovation. Stay tuned for updates from the crossroads of academia and camaraderie!

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Happy Sunday friends, I am on my way to Buffalo, NY… so happy to see that the weather is in the 70s today and will be averaging 80°F and sunny until I leave #chanellingJamaica

We will be facilitating the continued collaboration between the University of the West Indies (UWI) and The University of Buffalo (UB) in some very exciting and pioneering initiatives to broaden research and development in our country. UB has been designated a flagship university of the of State University of New York (SUNY) system. As a flagship university, UB sets the standard to which other institutions aspire, and this formal designation has endorsed its reputation as a premier public research university in the USA and the world.

Importantly, we will also be having meetings with Jamaicans living in Buffalo… We Jamaicans are everywhere


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