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Portia Simpson Miller to receive Honorary Degree from The UWI

September 21, 2017 - 7:49am
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On Saturday, September 30, 2017, The University of the West Indies (The UWI) will hold a special convocation to confer the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws (LLD) on the Most Honourable Portia Lucretia Simpson Miller, ON, former Prime Minister of Jamaica. The ceremony will take place at the Assembly Hall, The UWI Mona Campus in Jamaica.
 

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The UWI stands ready to provide assistance for Caribbean territories following Hurricane Irma

September 14, 2017 - 7:36am
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As The University of the West Indies (The UWI) community continues to follow the tragic stories of the aftermath of Hurricane Irma and impending Hurricane Jose, it is saddened and stands ready to assist recovery efforts.

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Installation ceremony to be held for new UWI Chancellor, Robert Bermudez

September 13, 2017 - 4:14pm
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On Saturday 16 September, 2017, The University of the West Indies (The UWI) will install Robert Bermudez as its sixth Chancellor. The installation ceremony takes place at The UWI’s St. Augustine Campus in Trinidad and Tobago, beginning at 6.00 p.m. (Eastern Caribbean time)/ 5.00 p.m. (Jamaica Time). 

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Appointment of new CEO, Sagicor Cave Hill School of Business & Management

August 23, 2017 - 7:17am
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The UWI, Cave Hill Campus, Barbados. 16 August 2017. The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Ian De Souza as Executive Director and CEO of the Sagicor Cave Hill School of Business and Management (SCHSBM) with effect from October 9, 2017.
 

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The UWI to confer 12 Honorary Degrees at 2017 Graduation Ceremonies

August 21, 2017 - 2:01pm
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The UWI Regional Headquarters, Jamaica. 16 August 2017.  The University of the West Indies will confer 12 honorary degrees at its 2017 graduation ceremonies.

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THE UWI, MONA TO TRAIN POLICE RECRUITS UNDER MOU WITH MINISTRY OF NATIONAL SECURITY/ JAMAICA CONSTABULARY FORCE

August 21, 2017 - 1:39pm
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The University of the West Indies, Mona Campus has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Ministry of National Security and the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) under which The UWI, Mona will facilitate the training of some 3000 police recruits over a three year period.  The MOU is part of an initiative to strengthen the establishment of the police force and negate the attrition rate currently affecting the Jamaica Constabulary Force.

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CARIMAC is now a School

August 11, 2017 - 8:54am
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The official name of the Caribbean Institute of Media and Communication at UWI Mona changed to Caribbean School of Media and Communication, effective August 1, 2017. The popular brand name - CARIMAC — will remain the short title for the School.
 

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FMS facilitate Health Fair at St Peters' Anglican Church

July 31, 2017 - 4:05pm
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The UWI Pharmacy & Dentistry Students facilitate Health Fair.
 
As part of the outreach activity of The UWI, Mona's  Faculty of Medical Sciences,  students of the Dentistry Programme and the Pharmacy Programme at Mona, as well as Pharmacy students from the University at Buffalo, SUNY,  travelled to Petersfield, Westmoreland to provide free health care to attendees. 

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The UWI establishes Centre for Reparations Research

July 31, 2017 - 1:13pm
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The University of the West Indies (The UWI) has established a Centre for Reparations Research. Approved by the University’s Finance and General Purpose Committee earlier this year, it will be formally launched on October 10, 2017 at The UWI Regional Headquarters in Jamaica.

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Dr Akshai Mansingh to head The UWI’s new Faculty of Sport

July 21, 2017 - 10:25am
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The UWI Regional Headquarters Jamaica, 21 July, 2017.

Dr Akshai Mansingh has been appointed as Dean of the new Faculty of Sport at The University of the West Indies (The UWI). Dr Mansingh was selected following a search for candidates which concluded in June 2017. His appointment is effective from August 1, 2017.

He is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon and Sports Medicine Physician who has looked after elite athletes throughout the region. A graduate of The UWI, Dr Mansingh earned his Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery and his Doctor of Medicine, Orthopaedics degrees at the Mona campus. He also holds a Master’s in Sports Medicine from the University of New South Wales in Australia.

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The Mona Social Services UWI Township Project

July 21, 2017 - 10:17am
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EDU-WASTE MANAGEMENT SESSION IN MONA COMMON

July 21, 2017 - 10:09am
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THE UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST INDIES, MONA INKS LNG DEAL WITH NEW FORTRESS ENERGY

July 20, 2017 - 4:08pm
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The University of the West Indies (The UWI) Mona Campus will immediately upgrade its existing Combined Heat and Power (CHP) plant to reduce its energy costs by some J$52 million annually and improve its environmental footprint with a 16% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.

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Dr Paul Brown Promoted to Professors

July 20, 2017 - 3:27pm
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The University of the West Indies (The UWI) is pleased to announce the promotion of two senior lecturers to the rank of professor, with effect from May 31, 2017.  These newly appointed professors are:
 
Dr Paul Brown, Senior Lecturer, Department of Basic Medical Sciences, Biochemistry Section, Mona, Jamaica

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Robert Bermudez begins term as The UWI’s 6th Chancellor

July 17, 2017 - 2:23pm
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The UWI Regional Headquarters, Jamaica W.I., July 17, 2017 – The University of the West Indies (The UWI) marks a change in its leadership, as it welcomes a new Chancellor, the highest office-holder in The UWI system. Trinidad and Tobago national, Mr.

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DR DAYNE BUDDO TO ATTEND ISLAND SUSTAINABILITY SYMPOSIUM IN JAPAN

July 14, 2017 - 1:50pm
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Marine Ecologist, Lecturer and Academic Coordinator at the Centre for Marine Sciences (CMS) Discovery Bay Marine Laboratory and Field Station, The University of the West Indies, Mona, Dr Dayne Buddo, is one of six experts who will participate in the Sophia Symposium: Charting Island Sustainability Interactive Dialogue with Experts form the Caribbean, Micronesia and Japan, which will take place July 20, 2017 in Japan. The symposium will be followed by a 2-day Field site visit to Shimoda, Izu Peninsula.

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Pan Man Par Excellence Inducted

July 11, 2017 - 12:36pm
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ST. AUGUSTINE, Trinidad and Tobago.

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Academic Writing Instruction for Creole-Influenced Students, by Vivette MIlson-Whyte

July 5, 2017 - 9:46am
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Academic Writing Instruction for Creole-Influenced Students, by Vivette Milson-Whyte, a finalist In the Education/Academic (Non-Fiction) category of the 2017 Next Generation India Book Awards (NGIBA).

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The Haunted Tropics: Caribbean Ghost Stories wins the Anthology category of the 2017 Next Generation Indie Book Awards (NGIBA).

July 4, 2017 - 5:05pm
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The University of the West Indies Press is pleased to announce that The Haunted Tropics: Caribbean Ghost Stories, edited by Martin Munro, has been named the winner in the Anthology category of the 2017 Next Generation Indie Book Awards (NGIBA).
 

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