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Seven to Receive UWI Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Excellence

Vice-Chancellor of The University of the West Indies (UWI) Professor E. Nigel Harris will present awards to seven outstanding University staff members at the 2011 Vice-Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence. The presentation ceremony will be held at 5:30 p.m. on October 5, 2011 at the Daaga Auditorium, St. Augustine Campus.  This year’s recipients are Professors Kathleen Coard, Minerva Thame, Anthony Clayton and Mrs. Eda Martin of the Mona Campus; Dr. Anna-May Edwards-Henry and Professor Vijay Naraynsingh, St. Augustine Campus, and Professor Julie Meeks Gardner of the Open Campus.
 

UWI Professor to Lead Roundtable Discussions at High-Level UN Meeting

Professor Verene Shepherd, Professor of Social History and University Director,  Institute for Gender and Development Studies (IGDS) will open one of two roundtable discussions at the upcoming United Nations (UN) meeting at its Headquarters in New York  on September 22. The Roundtable Discussions mark the 10th Anniversary of the Durban Anti-Racism Conference held in South Africa in 2001.
 

UWI Professor to Lead Roundtable Discussions at High-Level UN Meeting

Professor Verene Shepherd, Professor of Social History and University Director,  Institute for Gender and Development Studies (IGDS) will open one of two roundtable discussions at the upcoming United Nations (UN) meeting at its Headquarters in New York  on September 22. The Roundtable Discussions mark the 10th Anniversary of the Durban Anti-Racism Conference held in South Africa in 2001.
 

Caribbean Climate Modelling Experts Convene for Meeting at UWI, Mona

The Department of Physics at UWI, Mona will host the 4th Caribbean Climate Modeller’s Meeting on September 22-23, 2011. The Meeting will see all regional Modelling Centres being represented including the UWI Climate Studies Group at UWI, Mona (Jamaica), St. Augustine (Trinidad) and Cave Hill Barbados),  Instituto de Meteorlogia (INSMET-Cuba); Antom de Kom University (Suriname); Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre ( 5 Cs) (Belize); UAG (French West Indies). Also a part of the team of experts at the Meeting are Professor Anthony Chen (UWI, Mona) and Professor John Agard (UWI, St. Augustine) who are members of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which, along with former United States Vice President, Al Gore Jr.

MSB’s EMBA & MBA Programmes Receive AMBA Accreditation

The Mona School of Business (MSB) of the University of the West Indies (UWI), has received accreditation from the international Association of MBAs  (AMBA) for achieving what AMBA describes as the highest standard in  Postgraduate Business Education for its EMBA and MBA programmes, The recognition which was received last week, notes that AMBA’s accreditation is earned only by Business Schools with the “best programmes”. AMBA’s  accreditation is internationally recognised as the global standard for all MBA, MBM and DBA programmes.
 

New Registrar For UWI Open Campus

The University of the West Indies is pleased to announce the appointment of Mrs. Karen Ford-Warner as Campus Registrar, UWI Open Campus, effective August 15, 2011.
 

UWI, Mona Students Excel at World University Games

The University of the West Indies, Mona congratulates Hanlse Parchment and Jason Young who won medals for Jamaica at the recently concluded World University Games held in Shenzhen, China. Hansle, a third year student in the Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences, won Jamaica’s sixth gold medal  in the men’s 110m hurdles and ran  a personal best of 13.24 seconds. Parchment is now Jamaica’s third fastest sprint hurdler in the event. He is also the Gibson Relay record holder in the event.
 
Jason, a second year student in the Faculty of Social Sciences placed joint second in the 200 metres event. Both are recipients of UWI, Mona Sports Scholarships.

Donovan Campbell, UWI Postgraduate Student Receives Award for Doctoral Research

“Donovan Campbell was one of three international postgraduate students invited to the Third International Conference on Climate Change: Impacts and Responses in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil recently to receive an award for their outstanding doctoral research.
 
Mr Campbell is a PhD candidate in the Department of Geography & Geology, University of the West Indies, Mona. He was also asked to Chair five panel sessions as well as to present on his research topic at the Conference themed “Climate Change and its Global Implications for People, Ethics and Equity”. 
 

UWI Postgraduate Student Wins International Year of Chemistry Award

Charah Watson, a PhD. Candidate in the Department of Chemistry, The University of the West Indies, Mona, is the recipient of an International Year of Chemistry Award.  The Award was presented to her recently at a prestigious Natural Products, Medicinal, and Organic Synthesis Chemistry Symposium held in celebration of the International Year of Chemistry in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and at which four Nobel Prize Winners in Chemistry were among the invited speakers.
 
The year 2011 has been designated by the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry as the International Year of Chemistry.
 

UWI, Mona Hosts Sports Leadership Academy to Target Young Men

The Department of Sports at UWI, Mona hosts the second staging of the UWI Sports Leadership Academy from July 19-22, 2011 for 14-16 years old secondary school males.  This Academy is designed to encourage athletically inclined young men to aspire for tertiary education and to assist in shaping them to be well rounded leaders. Additionally, the Academy will expose them to positive role models through interactive sessions dubbed, “Mighty Men of Jamaica”. The initiative is in response to the disproportionate number of males at the tertiary level of education in comparison to their female counterpart.
 


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