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UWI study links Mercury Exposure to the use of Skin Lightening Products in Jamaica

The Faculty of Science and Technology at the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus has advised that a recently published study by in the June 2020 issue of the Journal of Health and Pollution concluded that some popular skin lightening products used in Jamaica conta

The UWI Surpasses High Reputation with New Top 100 Universities’ Ranking

The University of the West Indies (The UWI) is now among a list of the world’s top 100 Universities in new rankings released by Times Higher Education (THE).

The UWI launches PJ Patterson Centre for Africa-Caribbean Advocacy

Former Prime Minister is Statesman in Residence

Former Prime Minister of Jamaica, the Most Honourable PJ Patterson is Statesman in Residence at the PJ Patterson Centre for Africa-Caribbean Advocacy which was officially launched at The University of the West Indies (The UWI) on Friday, June 26, 2020. The new Centre’s mandate is to coordinate public policy and advocacy in fostering development relations between the Caribbean and Africa.

Professor Sir Hilary Beckles: “Reparations calls for a development model”

On June 19, Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, Vice-Chancellor of The UWI, President of Universities Caribbean, and Chairman of the CARICOM Reparations Commission was interviewed by the Al Jazeera Media Network https://mediaview.aljazeera.com/video/dzh6a6DN7f

The interview comes as British financial institutions and the Church of England acknowledged and apologised for their ties to the slave trade during the past week, and committed to fund projects to provide opportunities for minorities.


TO MY UNIVERSITY WITH LOVE... PwC gifts laptops to The UWI Mona

Pro Vice-Chancellor and Principal of The UWI Mona Campus, Prof. Dale Webber, is flanked by the Mona Campus Registrar, Dr. Donavan Stanberry (right) and PwC Territory Leader, Mr. Leighton McKnight at the handing-over of laptops to the University on Friday, May 29, 2020. The contribution of 20 laptops to the University was made to assist students in need of such devices to facilitate online remote learning.

Statement from the Vice-Chancellor: Marcus, Martin, and Minneapolis

The following statement is issued by Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, Vice-Chancellor of The UWI, President of Universities Caribbean, and Chairman of the CARICOM Reparations Commission.

Martin Luther King Jr, when he felt he could not breathe came to Jamaica. When the threats to his life were constant and closing in around his neck, he took this measure to maintain his life. His visits to Jamaica’s north coast filled his lungs with the ‘freer’ air of our space. He returned to the mainland more battle ready for the struggle to achieve the God-given right to the dignity of black life.

The UWI Modifies Matriculation in Response to COVID-19

The UWI modifies matriculation in response to COVID-19Following the quarterly meeting of its Board for Undergraduate Studies (BUS) on Tuesday May 19, 2020, The University of the West Indies (The UWI), formally announces its decision to modify the matriculation requirements specific to academic year 2020/2021.

Professor Densil A. Williams is the new Pro Vice-Chancellor and Campus Principal at The UWI Five Islands

The University of the West Indies (The UWI) is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Densil A. Williams as Pro Vice-Chancellor and Principal of its Five Islands Campus, located in Antigua and Barbuda. His appointment was approved by the University Council at its meeting on May 13 and the Government of Antigua and Barbuda has indicated its keenness to work with Professor Williams in advancing the Five Islands Campus as a key objective within The UWI’s strategic plan. His appointment is for a period of three years, commencing the 2020/2021 academic year and he has accepted the position in addition to his current portfolio as Pro Vice-Chancellor for Academic, Industry Partnerships and Planning at The UWI. 

Two UWI Professors earn title of "Professor Emeritus

The University of the West Indies (The UWI) is pleased to announce that it has approved recommendations to confer the title of ‘Emeritus’ on Professor of Supramolecular Chemistry, Ishenkumba Kahwa and Professor of Management Information Systems Evan W. Duggan.

The ‘Emeritus’ designation generally allows former office-holders of The UWI to retain their titles of ‘Professor’ after retirement.


The UWI Mona is saddened by the passing of Lascelles Bancroft Smith

"A real gentleman of the old-fashioned kind…  He was kind, thoughtful and helpful to me on the few occasions I needed to call upon him for "accounting"  advice.  He was also sociable. I never worked directly with him, but I heard NO complaints about him as "a boss" or supervisor.” 

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