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UWI study links Mercury Exposure to the use of Skin Lightening Products in Jamaica

UWI Newsroom - July 6, 2020 - 4:16pm

The Faculty of Science and Technology at the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus has advised that a recently published study by in the June 2020 issue of the Journal of Health and Pollution concluded that some popular skin lightening products used in Jamaica conta

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The UWI Surpasses High Reputation with New Top 100 Universities’ Ranking

UWI Newsroom - July 4, 2020 - 6:18am

The University of the West Indies (The UWI) is now among a list of the world’s top 100 Universities in new rankings released by Times Higher Education (THE).

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The UWI launches PJ Patterson Centre for Africa-Caribbean Advocacy

UWI Newsroom - June 29, 2020 - 5:26pm

Former Prime Minister is Statesman in Residence

Former Prime Minister of Jamaica, the Most Honourable PJ Patterson is Statesman in Residence at the PJ Patterson Centre for Africa-Caribbean Advocacy which was officially launched at The University of the West Indies (The UWI) on Friday, June 26, 2020. The new Centre’s mandate is to coordinate public policy and advocacy in fostering development relations between the Caribbean and Africa.

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Professor Sir Hilary Beckles: “Reparations calls for a development model”

UWI Newsroom - June 21, 2020 - 6:53am

On June 19, Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, Vice-Chancellor of The UWI, President of Universities Caribbean, and Chairman of the CARICOM Reparations Commission was interviewed by the Al Jazeera Media Network https://mediaview.aljazeera.com/video/dzh6a6DN7f

The interview comes as British financial institutions and the Church of England acknowledged and apologised for their ties to the slave trade during the past week, and committed to fund projects to provide opportunities for minorities.

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TO MY UNIVERSITY WITH LOVE - PwC Gifts Latops to The UWI Mona

UWI Newsroom - June 3, 2020 - 2:28pm

Pro Vice-Chancellor and Principal of The UWI Mona Campus, Prof. Dale Webber, is flanked by the Mona Campus Registrar, Dr. Donavan Stanberry (right) and PwC Territory Leader, Mr. Leighton McKnight at the handing-over of laptops to the University on Friday, May 29, 2020. The contribution of 20 laptops to the University was made to assist students in need of such devices to facilitate online remote learning.

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Statement from the Vice-Chancellor: Marcus, Martin, and Minneapolis

UWI Newsroom - June 2, 2020 - 1:36pm

The following statement is issued by Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, Vice-Chancellor of The UWI, President of Universities Caribbean, and Chairman of the CARICOM Reparations Commission.

Martin Luther King Jr, when he felt he could not breathe came to Jamaica. When the threats to his life were constant and closing in around his neck, he took this measure to maintain his life. His visits to Jamaica’s north coast filled his lungs with the ‘freer’ air of our space. He returned to the mainland more battle ready for the struggle to achieve the God-given right to the dignity of black life.

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The UWI Modifies Matriculation in Response to COVID-19

UWI Newsroom - May 28, 2020 - 1:01pm

Following the quarterly meeting of its Board for Undergraduate Studies (BUS) on Tuesday May 19, 2020, The University of the West Indies (The UWI), formally announces its decision to modify the matriculation requirements specific to academic year 2020/2021.

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Professor Densil A. Williams is the new Pro Vice-Chancellor and Campus Principal at The UWI Five Islands

UWI Newsroom - May 26, 2020 - 11:00am

The University of the West Indies (The UWI) is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Densil A. Williams as Pro Vice-Chancellor and Principal of its Five Islands Campus, located in Antigua and Barbuda. His appointment was approved by the University Council at its meeting on May 13 and the Government of Antigua and Barbuda has indicated its keenness to work with Professor Williams in advancing the Five Islands Campus as a key objective within The UWI’s strategic plan. His appointment is for a period of three years, commencing the 2020/2021 academic year and he has accepted the position in addition to his current portfolio as Pro Vice-Chancellor for Academic, Industry Partnerships and Planning at The UWI. 

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Two UWI Professors earn title of "Professor Emeritus

UWI Newsroom - May 20, 2020 - 11:29pm

The University of the West Indies (The UWI) is pleased to announce that it has approved recommendations to confer the title of ‘Emeritus’ on Professor of Supramolecular Chemistry, Ishenkumba Kahwa and Professor of Management Information Systems Evan W. Duggan.

The ‘Emeritus’ designation generally allows former office-holders of The UWI to retain their titles of ‘Professor’ after retirement.


PROFESSOR OF SUPRAMOLECULAR CHEMISTRY, ISHENKUMBA KAHWA

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The UWI Mona is saddened by the passing of Lascelles Bancroft Smith

UWI Newsroom - May 18, 2020 - 3:24pm

"A real gentleman of the old-fashioned kind…  He was kind, thoughtful and helpful to me on the few occasions I needed to call upon him for "accounting"  advice.  He was also sociable. I never worked directly with him, but I heard NO complaints about him as "a boss" or supervisor.” 

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The UWI Community Mourns the death of Prof Frederick Hickling

UWI Newsroom - May 18, 2020 - 3:18pm

“He was a great thinker and a mentor to many of us. For me it is a profound personal loss. He will be missed by his colleagues in the Department of Community Health and Psychiatry”.

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THE “WICKED WIT” MAN HAS LEFT THE WICKET

UWI Newsroom - May 18, 2020 - 3:12pm

The following is a Tribute to Oliver Clarke by Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, Vice-Chancellor of The University of the West Indies (The UWI).

Any tribute to Oliver Clarke should depart from his renowned trademark; the sharp, critical mind, spiced with a mischievous “wicked wit” and gentle charm of character.  So deeply embedded were these effervescent elements it’s now challenging imagining the end of Oliver’s innings at the wicket.

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Ambassador Dr. Richard Bernal now President of Royal Commonwealth Society - Jamaica Branch

UWI Newsroom - May 18, 2020 - 3:08pm

 

Ambassador Dr. Richard L. Bernal O.J., Pro-Vice Chancellor, Global Affairs is now the President of the Royal Commonwealth Society, Jamaica Branch. He was elected at the annual general meeting on Thursday, April 23, 2020. He succeeds the late Sir Edward Zacca, former Chief Justice of Jamaica. 

The Royal Commonwealth Society (RCS) is an education charity promoting international understanding, particularly among young people through a range of events and projects.

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MGI and COVID-19 Response

UWI Newsroom - May 18, 2020 - 2:55pm

(From left) MGI Director, Dr Parris Lyew-Ayee Jr, Brigadier Radgh Mason from the Jamaica Defence Force, President of the PSOJ Keith Duncan, Senior Superintendent of Police Stephanie Lindsay, and Chairman of the Council for Voluntary Social Services Saffrey Brown pictured at the launch of the PSOJ COVID-19 Response Fund.

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UWI’s Leadership gives Percentage of Salaries to Student Fund.

UWI Newsroom - May 5, 2020 - 10:14am

The senior executive leadership of The University of the West Indies (The UWI)—the Vice-Chancellor, Campus Principals, Pro Vice-Chancellors, University Bursar and University Registrar—have all committed to allocating a percentage of their salaries for the next three months towards a student hardship fund. The aim of the fund is to promote equity of access for all students as well as provide much needed additional counselling services during this time.

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The UWI Mona to distribute more than 500 Devices to expand Internet Access for Distance Learning

UWI Newsroom - April 29, 2020 - 4:13pm

 

 Professor Dale Webber, Principal of The UWI Mona elbow bumps final year student, Rodanne Corney who is one of the beneficiaries set to receive a device donated though a cross-sector partnership to support students in need, access online learning platforms.

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The UWI Mona mourns the passing of Mr. Peter Gayle

UWI Newsroom - April 23, 2020 - 1:12pm

The UWI Mona Campus is deeply saddened by the passing of Mr. Peter Gayle.  Mr. Gayle was the Principal Scientific Officer at The UWI’s Discovery Bay Marine Laboratory (DBML). He joined The UWI family in 1985 and remained with us until the time of his passing.

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Enhanced Security Protocol at The UWI Mona Campus

UWI Newsroom - April 18, 2020 - 6:54am

In keeping with the Covid -19 protocol established by the Government of Jamaica, The UWI Mona Campus has suspended most face to face activities on campus including teaching, meetings and gatherings with more than ten persons, thus reducing daily traffic on the campus.  The daily campus traffic/population has also been significantly reduced as a number of staff are working remotely and most students residing in the Halls have returned home. This reduced traffic increases the risk of theft and other criminal acts on the campus.

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