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The UWI honours first Vice-Chancellor “W. Arthur Lewis Day”

“W. Arthur Lewis Day” carded for on 23 January amid 70th anniversary celebrations. 

MSBM shortlisted for AMBA MBA Innovation Award

Mona School of Business and Management,(MSBM) has been shortlisted for the 2017 AMBA MBA Innovation Award.  The MBA Innovation Award which is open to all AMBA accredited schools is awarded annually and promotes the value of taking risks. It is a celebration of innovation and radical thinking in MBA delivery across all areas of the Business School and has been developed to recognize and reward brilliant new practices.

Dr. Sonjah Stanley Niaah Appointed Senior Research Associate, Department of Fine Art, Rhodes University

Following on the recent four (4) year appointment as member of the International Scientific Committee of UNESCO’s Slave Route Project, Dr. Sonjah Stanley Niaah has been appointed Senior Research Associate, Department of Fine Art, Rhodes University. The appointment which was approved by the University Senate and Council, is an honorary one facilitated by the South African Research Chairs Initiative (SARChI). 
 

EU’s Blacklisting of CARICOM Financial Centres

The following statement is issued by the Vice-Chancellor of The University of the West Indies, Professor Sir Hilary Beckles on the EUs blacklisting of CARICOM financial centres.

The UWI announces title of ‘Chancellor Emeritus’ for Sir George Alleyne

At a meeting of its Finance and General Purpose Committee (F&GPC) on October 30, 2017, The University of the West Indies (The UWI) conferred the title of ‘Chancellor Emeritus’ on former Chancellor, Sir George Alleyne.
 
Emeritus is a designation given to the former holder of an office, who having retired is allowed to retain the title, for example a University Professor.

The UWI launches LUMIN Consulting

It was standing room only at a gathering on 23rd November to unveil the newly branded LUMIN Consulting—a development consulting firm wholly-owned by The University of the West Indies (The UWI), comprised of a dynamic and driven team, headquartered in Kingston, Jamaica.
 

Vice-Chancellor Beckles expresses condolences on behalf of The UWI and its American Foundation on the passing of Mr Lowell Hawthorne.

The University of the West Indies(The UWI) community is shocked and saddened by the passing of Mr. Lowell Hawthorne, OD, CD. Since 2011, Mr.

Dr. Sonjah Stanley Niaah Appointed Member, International Scientific Committee of UNESCO’s Slave Route Project

The International Scientific Committee (ISC) of the Slave Route Project now has a new UWI representative. Dr. Sonjah Stanley Niaah follows in the footsteps of Prof. The Hon. Rex Nettleford who helped to establish the Project, and Prof. Sir Hilary McDonald Beckles who is a member.

UWI Students benefit from Huawei Seeds for the Future Programme

Three students from the Faculty of Science & Technology at The University of the West Indies, UWI) Mona Campus  benefitted from an all-expenses paid two-week cultural and work experience trip to China, under a global social responsibility initiative- Seeds for the Future -   spearheaded by Huawei, a leading  global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider.  
The students Loya Haughton, Department of Computing, Camille Beckford, Mona School of Engineering, and Anthony Bryan, Department of Physics, were attached to Huawei’s headquarters, and gained hands-on experience in ICT technologies, and an introduction to Chinese culture and language. 

Vincent HoSang Family Foundation donates US$10,000 to The UWI’s Hurricane Relief Effort

The Vincent HoSang Family Foundation has donated US$10,000 to the fundraising efforts spearheaded by The University of the West Indies (The UWI) to support Caribbean islands affected by hurricanes Irma and Maria.  The donation was made through the University’s newly established, Caribbean Emergency Management Association (CEMA). CEMA is a joint fundraising organization between The UWI and the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA).
 


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