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The University of the West Indies, Mona will honour Jamaican anthropologist Professor Don Robotham, during the annual Homecoming Celebrations which will take place February 12– 17, 2017 at Mona. The Homecoming Celebrations have traditionally been dedicated to an individual who has excelled at the local, regional or international level, or who has made a significant contribution to the institution. Robotham is a distinguished member of the Class of 1967 which will celebrate its Golden Anniversary on the Mona Campus from September 20-24, 2017. 


Director of the UWI Diabetes Education Programme and Professor of Medical Biochemistry and Diabetology, Prof. Dalip Ragoobirsingh, has been named joint recipient of the 2017 Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Science Award.

The CARICOM Science Award represents recognition of the leading scientists of the region. The Award is a joint effort between CARISCIENCE and the CARICOM Secretariat and is meant to give recognition and visibility to outstanding scientific achievements made by individuals from the CARICOM countries.

UWI Mona Campus / PSOJ Research Days 2017 Partnership

The University of the West Indies, Mona Campus and the Private Sector Organization of Jamaica (PSOJ) have announced a unique arrangement, where PSOJ member companies will be able to benefit from evidence-based research from the Mona Campus when focusing on areas that contribute to the growth agenda. The university will also be paying more attention to those research areas guided by the Economic Growth Council’s eight identified areas of growth.

The plans were announced as part of the launch of the 18th staging of the UWI Mona’s Research Days at the Exhibition Seminar Room, Faculty of Medical Sciences Teaching & Research Complex on Tuesday, January 10.

UWI’s Dr David Smith Selected for Team to Draft UN Global Sustainable Development Report

Coordinator of the Institute for Sustainable Development at The University of the West Indies (The UWI), Dr David Smith was recently selected among a group of international eminent scientists and experts to work on the United Nations (UN) Global Sustainable Development Report. Before demitting office in 2016, Former Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appointed Dr Smith and 14 others to draft the Report which is due to be published in 2019. Dr Smith who is also Coordinator of the University Consortium for Small Island States and the Caribbean Chair for the Sustainable Development Solutions Network is the only representative on the team from the Caribbean. 

The UWI Open Campus Mourns Passing of Sir Dwight Venner

The leadership, staff and students of the UWI Open Campus mourn the passing of our Campus Council Chair Sir Dwight Venner on Thursday December 22, 2016.  Sir Dwight was a regional giant whose passion, dedication and commitment to the development of the people of the region were legendary.  It was therefore no surprise that in 2008 Sir Dwight agreed to serve as the first Chairman of the newly formed Open Campus, a post that he held right up to the time of his passing.

UWI degrees now accepted in China

The University of the West Indies (UWI) is pleased to announce the official recognition of its degrees in China. 

University Director of UWI’s IGDS to speak at London Forum

University Director of The University of the West Indies’ (The UWI) Institute for Gender and Development Studies (IGDS), Professor Verene Shepherd will address more than 500 parliamentarians at the inaugural Commonwealth Parliamentary Association’s (CPA) Regional Hot Topics (RHT). The forum is carded for December 15 at the Park Plaza Riverbank Hotel in London from 2-5 pm (UK time). 

GOJ, The UWI and partners to host Inter Governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Caribbean Visit

The Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation and The University of the West Indies will host a Caribbean Outreach event by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the world body that assesses the science related to climate change, on November 29-December 1, 2016.

The Caribbean Development Bank, the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre, the Inter-American Development Bank and Panos Caribbean are also partnering with the Ministry and The UWI to host the event.

Gillian M. S. Bristol Named New Director of The Latin American Caribbean Centre

The University of the West Indies, Vice-Chancellery. 10 November 2016 – Gillian M.S.  Bristol, former Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Grenada to the United States of America, has been appointed Director of The University of the West Indies’ Latin American Caribbean Centre (LACC), effective August 1st 2016. 

Dominica recognises Professor Sir Hilary Beckles with one of the country’s highest awards

The Government of Dominica has conferred the country’s second highest state award – the Sisserou Award of Honour on Vice-Chancellor of The University of the West Indies, Professor Sir Hilary Beckles. The award was presented by President of the Commonwealth of Dominica, His Excellency Charles Angelo Savarin, at a ceremony earlier today, November 3, 2016; as part of Dominica’s 38th Independence celebrations. 

The Sisserou Award of Honour, created in 1967, is named after the national bird, the Sisserou (imperial amazon/Amazona imperialis) – a parrot indigenous only to Dominica, particularly near the island’s rainforest. 

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