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Princess Alice of Athlone,

United Kingdom:

University

College of the West Indies

(1950-1962); University of the

West Indies (1962-1971)

Sir Hugh Wooding 1971-

1974:

Trinidad & Tobago (first

West Indian chancellor)

Sir Allen Lewis 1975-1989:

Saint Lucia

Sir Shridath Ramphal 1989-

2003

: Guyana

Sir George Alleyne 2003-

2017:

Barbados

(first

UCWI/UWI alumnus to be

chancellor)

Mr Robert Bermudez 2017-

Present

: Trinidad & Tobago

CHANCELLORS:

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UWI AT 70

THE GLEANER, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2018

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THE NATIONAL Identification System (NIDS) and

data protection will be among the big talking

points for the Sixth National Cybersecurity

Conference at the University of the West Indies

Regional Headquarters in November.

The free, two-day event will be held on

November 27 and 28 under the theme ‘Data

Protection: Securing Big Data, Biometrics and

National ID Systems’.

The conference, sponsored by the National

Commercial Bank, is being organised by the Mona

Information and Communication Technology

Policy Centre, based at the Caribbean School of

Media and Communication.

It is arranged annually in association with the

International Telecommunication Union, the global

Internet Society, the Canadian High Commission in

Jamaica, and the local law firm Gibson Henlin

Gibson.

This year’s conference will be held in the context

of ongoing debates about the importance of

protection of citizens, government, and corporate

data on computers.

A range of local and international speakers will

examine the challenges of keeping digital data safe

and will present new opportunities to protect large

online databases.

The conference will also examine local and

global trends in establishing and securing national

ID systems, including the roles of government,

citizens, and corporations.

The opening of online registration for participants

in the Sixth National Cybersecurity Conference will

be announced shortly.

Interested speakers and sponsors may contact:

Professor Hopeton Dunn, conference chair

Email:

hopetondunn@gmail.com.

Call: MICT,

CARIMAC, UWI at (876) 927 1481 or (876) 977 2111

Data protection, NIDS for

UWI’s cybersecurity confab

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NIMATION STUDENTS and

lecturers at The University

of the West Indies’ (UWI’s)

Caribbean School of Media and

Communication (CARIMAC) will

start the academic year with a

new set of state-of-the-art digital

design equipment.

The school has just received 75

new Wacom Intuos Pro creative

tablets with digital pens to better

teach its animation students to

illustrate, edit or design in a

completely digital workflow.

This batch of digital tablets is

the first in a broader set of

equipment requested by

CARIMAC under the Youth

Employment in the Digital and

Animation Industries (YEDAI)

Project being financed by the

World Bank and administered by

the government’s YEDAI Unit.

Several other academic and

training institutions in Jamaica

will also benefit under this

project.

The CARIMAC component,

proposed and negotiated by

Professor Hopeton Dunn, could

also include 75 new high

performance computers to

upgrade animation and digital

design labs at CARIMAC’s Mona

andWestern Jamaica departments.

The project is part of a long-

standing collaboration with the

World Bank, the Government,

UWI and other tertiary educational

institutions to deliver high-

quality training in animation in

Jamaica.

It is in support of the

development of new cutting

edge careers for eligible young

people in the country.

CARIMAC, which has played

the leading role in the start-up of

a degree programme in

animation in the region, said it

continues to upgrade its facilities,

equipment and resources in line

with global standards.

The school has entered into

software agreements with

leading Canadian software

provider Toon Boom and other

industry suppliers.

These industry relationships

developed several years ago,

when the UWI hosted the first

Kingstoon Animation Festival and

Conference in 2013, organised in

Jamaica by the World Bank, the

government and industry players.

In 2016, the second Kingstoon

Conference was held at Edna

Manley College, with CARIMAC

hosting the pre-conference

Youth Seminar.

UWI’s first batch of animation

degree students from CARIMAC

are expected to graduate this

year.

Integrity of

systems

intact

THE UNIVERSITY of the West

Indies (UWI) is expressing

confidence in the integrity and

security of its information

systems, including its stored data

and computer networks.

However, The UWI said it

remains vigilant in the face of

existing and emerging threats.

In its 70th year, the university

said it has fully embraced the

benefits of technology and is

currently engaged in what it

describes

as

digital

transformation with a view to

radically enhance processes and

decision making to significantly

improve student success and

business outcomes.

How The UWI ensures the

integrity of its information

systems:

Governance – information

integrity policies, controls,

decision-rights and accountability

frameworks to be applied to the

management of all information

systems.

Risk Assessment – reviews

to assess risks to system and data

integrity (with a focus on threats

and vulnerabilities).

Compliance – audits of the

university’s information systems

to determine if controls are being

executed as designed and audit

trails are being maintained as

stipulated.

This file photo shows high school students participating in Jamaica’s first Game Design and Development

workshop at CARIMAC, University of the West Indies.

CONTRIBUTED

New animation

equipment for CARIMAC