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Dr Akshai Mansingh to head The UWI’s new Faculty of Sport

The UWI Regional Headquarters Jamaica, 21 July, 2017.

Dr Akshai Mansingh has been appointed as Dean of the new Faculty of Sport at The University of the West Indies (The UWI). Dr Mansingh was selected following a search for candidates which concluded in June 2017. His appointment is effective from August 1, 2017.

He is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon and Sports Medicine Physician who has looked after elite athletes throughout the region. A graduate of The UWI, Dr Mansingh earned his Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery and his Doctor of Medicine, Orthopaedics degrees at the Mona campus. He also holds a Master’s in Sports Medicine from the University of New South Wales in Australia.

THE UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST INDIES, MONA INKS LNG DEAL WITH NEW FORTRESS ENERGY

The University of the West Indies (The UWI) Mona Campus will immediately upgrade its existing Combined Heat and Power (CHP) plant to reduce its energy costs by some J$52 million annually and improve its environmental footprint with a 16% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.

Dr Paul Brown Promoted to Professor

The University of the West Indies (The UWI) is pleased to announce the promotion of two senior lecturers to the rank of professor, with effect from May 31, 2017.  These newly appointed professors are:
 
Dr Paul Brown, Senior Lecturer, Department of Basic Medical Sciences, Biochemistry Section, Mona, Jamaica

Robert Bermudez begins term as The UWI’s 6th Chancellor

The UWI Regional Headquarters, Jamaica W.I., July 17, 2017 The University of the West Indies (The UWI) marks a change in its leadership, as it welcomes a new Chancellor, the highest office-holder in The UWI system. Trinidad and Tobago national, Mr.

DR DAYNE BUDDO TO ATTEND ISLAND SUSTAINABILITY SYMPOSIUM IN JAPAN

Marine Ecologist, Lecturer and Academic Coordinator at the Centre for Marine Sciences (CMS) Discovery Bay Marine Laboratory and Field Station, The University of the West Indies, Mona, Dr Dayne Buddo, is one of six experts who will participate in the Sophia Symposium: Charting Island Sustainability Interactive Dialogue with Experts form the Caribbean, Micronesia and Japan, which will take place July 20, 2017 in Japan. The symposium will be followed by a 2-day Field site visit to Shimoda, Izu Peninsula.

Pan Man Par Excellence Inducted

ST. AUGUSTINE, Trinidad and Tobago.

Academic Writing Instruction for Creole-Influenced Students, by Vivette MIlson-Whyte

Academic Writing Instruction for Creole-Influenced Students, by Vivette Milson-Whyte, a finalist In the Education/Academic (Non-Fiction) category of the 2017 Next Generation India Book Awards (NGIBA).

The Haunted Tropics: Caribbean Ghost Stories wins the Anthology category of the 2017 Next Generation Indie Book Awards (NGIBA).

The University of the West Indies Press is pleased to announce that The Haunted Tropics: Caribbean Ghost Stories, edited by Martin Munro, has been named the winner in the Anthology category of the 2017 Next Generation Indie Book Awards (NGIBA).
 

Professor Elsa Leo-Rhynie Awarded Chancellor’s Medal

Professor The Hon. Elsa Leo-Rhynie, Professor Emerita of The University of the West Indies (UWI) was awarded the Chancellor’s Medal by Chancellor, Sir George Alleyne at a ceremony at the UWI Regional Headquarters on Friday, June 23, 2017.
 

Experts in Jamaican Share Solutions for Caribbean Crime at UWI Vice-Chancellor's Forum

On Wednesday, June 21, 2017, The University of the West Indies (The UWI) hosted a forum aimed at tackling solutions to crime in the Caribbean Region. The forum themed “Taming the Caribbean Crime Monster: A Solutions Agenda” was held at The UWI Regional Headquarters in Jamaica and streamed live via the University’s multimedia, public information and education service, UWItv.


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