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UWI Rallies Relief for Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Updated

Amid the series of eruptions from the La Soufrière volcano, parts of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and neighbouring islands have been blanketed in ash and smoke since April 9. To provide support and relief to those affected, The University of the West Indies (The UWI) is mobilising its resources and expertise.

UWI expertise mobilised for Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Updated

Vice-Chancellor of The University of the West Indies (The UWI), Professor Sir Hilary Beckles has reached out to Prime Minister of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Dr The Honourable Ralph Gonsalves assuring that the University stands ready to mobilise any additional support needed in the wake of the eruption of the La Soufriere volcano.

UWI leadership sound and strategic” – Professor Sir Hilary Beckles Updated

Culminating with recent presentation by the Five Islands Campus, over the past few weeks the Councils that govern the campuses of The University of the West Indies (The UWI) heard how the regional University has fared favourably over the 2019-2020 academic year.

In the face of increasing challenges crippling Caribbean economies and the global higher education sector, intensified by COVID-19, the regional University has responded to support emergency online learning across its territories, helped Caribbean governments fight the pandemic, increased access to education, built strategic partnerships and overall created value for the region.

Ending Royal Racism; The Republic and Reparations New

Royalty, Racism, Republicanism & Reparation: Preparing for the 60th Anniversary of Nationhood in the CARICOM Region was the theme of the virtual Vice-Chancellor’s Forum held on March 25, 2021 by The University of the West Indies (UWI). A collaborative effort of the Office of the Vice-Chancellor and the Centre for Reparation Research (CRR), the forum marked the annual International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade.

Automatic Weather Station (AWS) Launched on the Mona Campus Updated


(L-R) Head of Department of Physics in the Faculty of Science and Technology, Dr Tannecia Stephenson; Minister of Housing, Urban Renewal, Environment and Climate Change, the Hon. Pearnel Charles Jr; Pro Vice-Chancellor and Principal of The UWI Mona Campus, Professor Dale Webber and Dean of the Faculty of Science and Technology, The UWI Mona, Professor Michael Taylor all pictured at the brief ribbon-cutting which was hosted prior the Virtual Launch of the Automatic Weather Station.

The UWI secures largest grant ever - US$25 million New

The University of the West Indies has secured an international grant of US$25 million, the largest in its history.

United States’ Silicon Valley digital technology giant, Eon Reality, announced its partnership with The UWI that will assure the significant investment in Caribbean digital education and professional training. The grant will see Eon Reality, the global technology conglomerate, entering the Caribbean market as a post-COVID education development leader.

UWI Alumni/Student Platform can now 'Connect' on New App

Members of The University of the West Indies St Augustine Campus community—past and present—now have access to a new communications tool developed to facilitate networking, information sharing, and a stronger sense of university identity. UWI Connect, a website and app alumni platform, was officially launched at a virtual ceremony on March 8.

“The goal of this platform,” said Ms Carol Ayoung, Acting Director of The UWI St Augustine’s Office of Institutional Advancement and Internationalisation (OIAI), “is to engage our alumni, students, colleagues, family and friends, and to give them a space to gather online while providing interesting information to the largest constituent group at The UWI.”

UWI Mona’s Faculty of Science and Technology targets “math phobia”

Mathematical anxiety, also referred to as “math phobia” is a common state of mind among students who often see the subject area as overly technical. As a result, there is an urgent need to find simple ways to solve and present complicated mathematical problems. Dr. Mahesha Narayana of the Department of Mathematics in The UWI Mona’s Faculty of Science and Technology and colleagues in India are on a mission to do just that. Their most recent step in this direction was the publication of their paper titled: On the differential transform method of solving boundary eigenvalue problems: An illustration which was recently published in the ZAMM‐Journal of Applied Mathematics and Mechanics.

Review of Governance Report Underway

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The University of the West Indies (The UWI) has noted the public expressions on the Report of the Chancellor’s Commission on Governance, which have been widely ventilated particularly in the regional media through various editorials and articles.

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