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$2.5m donation to The UWI Mona for students in need

UWI Newsroom - October 22, 2020 - 10:46am

The Most Hon. Prime Minister Andrew Holness, Leader of the Jamaica Labour Party and Chairman of the Jamaica Labour Party Education Fund, visited The University of the West Indies (The UWI) Mona Campus, on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 to present the institution with gifts from the Jamaica Labour Party Education Fund and the Prime Minister’s Positive Jamaica Foundation; the total value of this donation was $2.5m.

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Nuclear in Jamaica: THE INTERNATIONAL CENTRE FOR ENVIRONMENTAL AND NUCLEAR SCIENCES (ICENS)

UWI Newsroom - October 21, 2020 - 10:52am

Professor Charles Grant, FinstP Director General of the ICENS, UWI MONA

Over 36 years ago, Professor Lalor, along with then Vice Chancellor, Aston Preston, recognized the role that nuclear technology could play in the advancement of inter-disciplinary work, with inputs from Natural Science, Medical Science and the Social Sciences; this resulted in the installation of the SLOWPOKE-2 Research Reactor at ICENS (formerly the Centre for Nuclear Sciences), as the flagship of the institution.

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The UWI and University of St Martin sign MOU, marking historic solidarity in the Caribbean

UWI Newsroom - October 12, 2020 - 9:31am

 

(L-R) Vice-Chancellor of The UWI, Professor Sir Hilary Beckles; President of the University of St Martin, Dr Antonio Carmona Baez; and President of the Board of the University of St Maarten Foundation, Mrs Valerie Giterson-Pantophlet celebrate the historic partnership between The UWI and USM.

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The UWI and University of Glasgow develop free online course on history and legacy of British slavery in the Caribbean

UWI Newsroom - October 7, 2020 - 3:49pm

A new free online course is being launched to investigate the history of British colonial slavery in the Caribbean, reflecting its links to racial inequalities and present-day global protests. The University of the West Indies (The UWI) and the University of Glasgow (UoG) are partnering to deliver this online course that will take participants on a 350-year journey from West Africa and the Caribbean through to the UK’s Windrush Generation and the present day.
 

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UWI Mona's Department of Chemistry Scholarship Fund to get $1.6 m boost

UWI Newsroom - September 25, 2020 - 12:55pm

(L-R) Professor Dale Webber, Pro Vice-Chancellor and Principal of The UWI Mona Campus and Dr Conrad Douglas, Alumnus and former President of the Chemistry Department Alumni Association, CHEMSAF, pictured holding the two special publications: The Department of Chemistry, UWI, Mona andFrom Logwood to Slowpoke: a Biography of Professor Gerald Lalor at the recent ceremony on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 in the Chemistry Department.

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The UWI and Open Society Foundations sign landmark MOU to deepen collaboration

UWI Newsroom - September 18, 2020 - 2:57pm

One of the largest philanthropic organizations in the world, Open Society Foundations (OSF), has demonstrated its alignment with the strategic vision of The University of the West Indies (The UWI).  This was symbolized by a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the two entities — signed by Vice-Chancellor of The UWI, Professor Sir Hilary Beckles and President of the OSF, Ambassador Patrick Gaspard on Thursday, September 17, 2020. 

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3 Reasons to still start UWI now!

UWI Newsroom - September 11, 2020 - 9:07am
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UWI Mona is making it easier for students to start University this Semester

UWI Newsroom - September 11, 2020 - 8:53am

The University of the West Indies, Mona (The UWI) has put measures in place to make it easier for students to pursue their dreams of completing their Degree as soon as possible. Chief among the measures being the ability for students to register once they start a Payment Plan, which only requires an initial payment of 15% of Tuition Fees and Full payment of the Miscellaneous fees. The remaining tuition fees would be due in small portions on a monthly basis as follows:

 ‪Sept 30th – 10% of Tuition Fees

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UWI Global Giving receives US$250,000 to establish the Dr Doyle & Linda Slifer Endowment Fund

UWI Newsroom - September 9, 2020 - 3:28pm

Dr Doyle Slifer, a distinguished alumnus of The University of the West Indies (The UWI), has made a US$250,000 donation to The UWI’s Global Giving campaign, joining in building a culture of philanthropy at the regional university.

The gift is an initial investment towards the establishment of the Dr Doyle & Linda Slifer Endowment Fund, with the US$250,000 to exist in perpetuity and the investment income to be used to provide scholarships and bursaries to deserving medical students across the University’s five campuses.

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Dr. David Smith elected to SPAC and Jamaica to Executive Council of the IAI

UWI Newsroom - September 7, 2020 - 1:19pm

Dr. David Smith, director of the Centre for Environmental Management and Coordinator of the Institute for Sustainable Development (ISD) at The UWI, (on August 19, 2020), was elected a member of the Science Policy Advisory Committee (SPAC) for the Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research (IAI). He was elected at the 28th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the IAI (CoP-28).  

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Positive COVID19 case on Mona Campus

UWI Newsroom - August 31, 2020 - 10:11pm

Senate and Administrative Annex Buildings to close for 48 hours

Kingston, Jamaica. August 31, 2020: The University of the West Indies (The UWI) Mona Campus today August 31, 2020 received confirmation of a positive COVID19 case. The individual is a member of staff, who works in a specialised area with no contact with the public or other departments, and has not been on Campus since August 25, 2020. 

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A MESSAGE TO THE CARIBBEAN - TIME TO ADVANCE: NO TIME TO RETREAT

UWI Newsroom - August 28, 2020 - 11:44am

You the class of 2020 will graduate as the first “Post-COVID” generation; the region will need you more than ever.  Our economic and social development will require larger numbers of academic and technically trained citizens. This generation will be the ones called upon to take us ahead on the journey as we navigate through to the other side of COVID-19.

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Rotary Club of St. Andrew names Sir Hilary Beckles a Paul Harris Fellow

UWI Newsroom - August 28, 2020 - 11:38am

Professor Sir Hilary Beckles (2nd left), Vice-Chancellor of The University of the West Indies (The UWI) and Marie Powell (2nd right), Assistant Governor, Rotary Jamaica, South East, display the instrument naming Sir Hilary a Paul Harris Fellow. Sharing the occasion are Dr Lloyd Eubank Green (left), Past President of the Rotary Club of St Andrew and Minna Israel, a member of the Club.

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“Tony had a highly developed and sophisticated humility and humanity”

UWI Newsroom - August 27, 2020 - 12:42pm

The UWI Regional Headquarters, Jamaica. Wednesday, August 26, 2020. The following statement is issued by the Vice-Chancellor of The UWI, Professor Sir Hilary Beckles on the passing of the Honourable Antony Hart, OJ, CD, JP, LLD.

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Tracey Robinson appointed to UN's Independent Fact-Finding Mission on Libya

UWI Newsroom - August 27, 2020 - 12:38pm

Tracy Robinson, Senior Lecturer and Deputy Dean, Graduate Studies and Research, Faculty of Law, The UWI Mona.

Tracy Robinson, Senior Lecturer and Deputy Dean, Graduate Studies and Research, Faculty of Law, The UWI Mona, has been appointed to a three-person Independent Fact-Finding Mission on Libya. The announcement was made by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet on August 24, 2020.

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UWI Professor to Participate in WHO Group Development Meeting

UWI Newsroom - August 20, 2020 - 9:59am

 

Dr. Dalip Ragoobirsingh, Professor of Medical and Diabetology and director of the UWI Mona Diabetes Education Programme, in the Faculty of Medical Sciences.

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Update on the Report of the Chancellor’s Commission on Governance

UWI Newsroom - August 19, 2020 - 2:48pm

The Commission on Governance established in December 2018 by Chancellor of The University of the West Indies (The UWI) Mr Robert Bermudez, to review the University’s operations, has completed its report. The Report will be reviewed by stakeholders of The UWI in the coming weeks and subsequently shared publicly.

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The UWI secures 2000 COVID-19 Test Kits and High-tech Testing Machines for Jamaica

UWI Newsroom - August 5, 2020 - 5:43pm

From Left: Dr Varough Deyde – Director, Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Caribbean Regional Office;

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UWI launches 2020 Giving Campaign to help students affected by COVID-19 pandemic

UWI Newsroom - July 30, 2020 - 11:21am

August is Global Giving month at The University of the West Indies (The UWI).

The regional University is calling on its community of alumni, partners and friends regionally and internationally to support students whose finances, and that of their parents, have been negatively affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Launching on August 1, the crowdfunding campaign, UWI Global Giving, encourages persons to give small contributions to the University—as little as US$10 online via www.uwi.edu/giving. The collective proceeds will fund scholarships and bursaries for the students in need as The UWI’s new academic year and classes are set to resume at the end of the month.

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