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Life Sciences to host CAPE Biology Workshops January 2019

The Department of Life Sciences will host CAPE Biology Workshops from Janaury 7-11 at UWI, Mona and January 15-16 in Montego Bay. These one-day workshops will focus on topics from CAPE Units I & II, including Microscopy, Angiosperms, Nervous System, Cells and Mitosis. Registration info here.

Learn to Dive: June 12-June 23, 2017

Explore the sea this summer, as our trained instructors guide you in the art of SCUBA diving. The course includes theory, training sessions in the pool, as we as in open water.

Sign up now, as space is limited! More info here.

Life Sciences to host CAPE Biology Workshop April 2017

The Department of Life Sciences will host CAPE Biology Workshops from April 20-21 in Montego Bay and April 24-28 at UWI, Mona. These one-day workshops will focus on topics from CAPE Units I & II, including Microscopy, Inheritance, Transport in plants, Photosynthesis, Cells and Mitosis. Register here.

Life Sciences welcomes a new HOD

Dr. Dwight Robinson began his stint as Head of the department on August 1, 2016. Dr. Dwight Robinson takes over as Head of Department from Professor Paula Tennant, who has successfully held the post for the past three years. The department would like to congratulate Dr. Robinson and welcome him to his new post.

Promoted to Professor

The UWI, Mona is pleased to announce the promotion of Senior Lecturer, Dr. Mona Webber to the rank of Professor. She joined the staff of The University of the West Indies, Mona in 1990 as Assistant Lecturer in the Department of Life Sciences and was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2002. She served as Associate Dean, Student Matters for the Faculty of Science and Technology from 2007 to 2010 ...read more

Revised Programmes for 2012/13 academic year

The Department of Life Sciences curriculum structure now includes: two BSc programmes, five single majors and three minors. The Biology with Education option has been revised and is still being offered as part of the Faculty programme (now Option 3d). Having revised the BSc Programmes, Majors and Minors in the 2010/11 Academic Year and presented new second year courses in the 2011/12 Academic Year, the Department now offers new final year courses for 2012/2013.

Revised Programmes for 2011/12 academic year

The Department of Life Sciences offers a new curriculum structure to new and returning students for the 2011/2012 academic year. Life Sciences will now offer two BSc programmes, four single majors and three minors. The new BSc Programmes, Majors and Minors are available for selection by returning students who have completed Level 1 courses but who have not yet completed Level 2.

Biology with Education option has been revised and is still being offered as part of the Faculty programme (Option 3c).

Revised Marine and Terrestrial Ecosystems: Assessment, Conservation & Management

The new structure of the programme is more integrated as it will share core courses with the M.Sc. in Integrated Urban and Rural Environmental Management (IUREM) and the M.Sc. in Disaster Risk Reduction and Management offered within the faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences. The proposed structuring programme will cover selected aspects of biodiversity associated with Jamaican aquatic and terrestrial environments, with a greater emphasis on their management, conservation and sustainable use.

The conversion from four to three-credit courses further facilitates the introduction of new topics. There are now six core courses (increased from four) and five courses in the Marine and Terrestrial specialisation (up from four). The Research project, which is a part of the MaTE specialisation is being offered as two possible courses of which a student will do one on the basis of level of performance in the first semester.

Promoted to Professor

The UWI, Mona is pleased to announce the promotion of Senior Lecturer, Dr. Dale Webber to the rank of Professor.

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Promoted to Professor

The UWI, Mona is pleased to announce the promotion of Senior Lecturer, Dr. Noureddine Benkeblia to the rank of Professor.

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