In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, several changes have been made to the delivery of courses in the Department. All lectures will be held online, as well as some labs and tutorials. However, there are instances where it has been determined that face to face contact is required and in these cases students will need to be on campus. Respective Course Coordinators/Lecturers will provide updates on these on OurVLE or during the first class.

To facilitate any physical visits, the department has implemented several protocols to protect the health of visitors, staff and students. Requirements for entry to any Block include the wearing of face masks/coverings, temperature checks and the sanitizing of hands. Automatic hand sanitizers have been installed in all Blocks.

As we look to begin a new academic year, we ask that you continue to keep safe and well.


Graduate PresentersLife Sciences Graduate Seminar: November 11
You are invited to join the graduate seminar on Tursday, November 11, 2021 starting at 2:00 p.m.

Dionne Newell will give "An analysis of the effectiveness of CBD on Biodiversity in Jamaica" while Patrick Lewis will speak on the "Phylogeny and uses of Cyanolichen and Cyanobacteria in Jamaica".

Join link https://ca.bbcollab.com/guest/3276257c501745a9a167b4a9aa36cced

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Fradian MurrayPh.D. Oral Examination for Ms. Fradian Murray
You are invited to join the Ph.D. Oral Examination for Ms. Fradian Murray which is scheduled for Friday, October 08, 2021 starting at 10:00 a.m. Jamaica Time.

Her research topic: "Rapid propagation of Cassava by multiple shoot removal: Physiological factors and their interrelationships determining its efficiency".

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Total You thumbnailFST Student Seminar: The Total You, Part 1
The FST will host a Student Seminar "The Total You, Part 1" on September 30 at 4:00pm on handling depression, anxiety and stress. Participants will be able to get expert advice from Senator Dr. Saphire Longmore, Consultant Psychiatrist at the UHWI and get rejuvenated in a workout session with Ms. Natalie Murray, a certified Tabata Trainer and Health Coach. View flyer.
To register, visit: https://uwi.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIpd-CrrDkqGdSiasy5L19YN8wQ9J4kzLKP

Early Orientation thumbEarly Orientation for new FST students
The FST will host its Early Orientation Sessions from July 19-23 this year. These Early Orientation Sessions are designed to assist you with the transition from High School to University Life and include talks on available student support services.

The Life Sciences information Session is Wednesday July 21 @ 10:45AM.
View schedule.


DLS Honour Society
The Life Sciences Honours Society (LSHS) seeks to recognize outstanding performance in the discipline and was created as a way of encouraging students of the Life Sciences to aim higher and achieve more. Read more.

Revised Requirements
Revisions have been made to the requirements for the BSc Environmental Biology, Horticulture Major and Marine Biology Major to offer more electives to allow students greater flexibility in satisfying degree requirements.

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Postgraduate Offerings