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Vice-Chancellor's statement on New UWI Campus in Antigua and Barbuda

“A hub to enable the greater participation in the development agendas of the OECS.”

Regional Headquarters, Kingston, Jamaica, June 26, 2019 – The following statement is issued by the Vice-Chancellor of The University of the West Indies, Professor Sir Hilary Beckles announcing the establishment of the Five Islands Campus of The University of the West Indies in Antigua and Barbuda.

The UWI Five Islands Campus welcomes new students at Matriculation Ceremony this Friday

Following its official opening, The University of the West Indies (The UWI) Five Islands Campus will host its inaugural Matriculation and Welcome Ceremony for new students this Friday, September 27, 2019.


UWI Professor among Co-Authors in Renowned Science Magazine

Professor Michael Taylor of The University of the West Indies (The UWI) is among an internationally respected group of scientists urgently calling on world leaders to accelerate efforts to tackle climate change.  The scientists are authors of a study published today in Science

The UWI VC Leads Mission to The Bahamas

Vice-Chancellor of The University of the West Indies (The UWI), Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, was visibly moved as he opened his Forum on the Hurricane Response in The Bahamas on Friday, September 13, 2019. Calling it a ‘zone of vulnerability and devastation’, he addressed the enormity of devastation, the magnitude of effort required to rebuild, and The UWI’s role in the context of post-colonial vulnerability.

Lorna Goodison is Writer-in-Residence in the Department of Literatures in English, UWI

The University of the West Indies, Mona has appointed Professor Lorna Goodison as Writer-in-Residence for Semester 1 of the 2019/2020 academic year. Professor Goodison is currently the Poet Laureate of Jamaica and is also the recipient of an honorary degree from The UWI. As Writer-in-Residence, Professor Goodison will mentor aspiring writers at The UWI, conduct creative writing workshops and lecture in a variety of classes offered in the Department of Literatures in English.

UWI and YoPro Give UWI Students and Alumni Access To Global Life Skills

On September 19, 2019, The UWI Alumni Relations and Alumni Chapters and the Alumni Relations arm of the Institutional Advancement Division (IAD-AR) will launch their partnership with YoPro Global Foundation on the first Soft & Life Skills series for students and alumni across all campuses Caribbean-wide.

GOJ to Sponsor more Medical Students

GOJ to sponsor more medical students

From left: The UWI Mona Campus Registrar, Dr Donovan Stanberry; Dean, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Dr Tomlin Paul; Pro Vice-Chancellor and Principal, The UWI Mona Campus, Professor Dale Webber; Minister without portfolio, Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, the Hon. Karl Samuda; scholarship recipients: Rashaun Stewart, Shamarie Collins and Quwayne Howell; and Vice-Chancellor, The UWI, Professor Sir Hilary Beckles – pictured following the press conference held to announce the GOJ’s commitment of additional funding for medical students hosted in the Council Room at The UWI Mona Campus on Thursday September 5, 2019.

UWI Readies Support for The Bahamas Post Hurricane Dorian

Even as the catastrophic category 5 Hurricane Dorian pummels the north west and central islands of theBahamas, The University of the West Indies (The UWI) is readying its tactical support for that country.

Reverend, Soca Artiste, and "Father of the Internet Search Engine" among 10 to receive UWI Honorary Degrees

Ten persons will receive honorary degrees during the 2019 graduation ceremonies at The University of the West Indies (The UWI). The honourees, approved by the University Council, are recognised for making significant contributions to the region and the wider world in their respective fields of expertise, including the Arts, Business, Religion and the Sciences. They join a select group of some 500 persons conferred UWI honorary degrees since 1965 when Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother received The UWI’s first honorary degree (DLitt). This prestigious tradition has seen honorary graduands recognised annually since then.
The 2019 honorary graduands and degrees to be conferred are:
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