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Countdown to UWI’s Global Giving Week

Amidst increasing global and regional economic challenges, The UWI is making concerted efforts to create innovative and sustainable funding channels. A series of launch events—in Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados, Belize, St Lucia, Antigua and Barbuda, and in the diaspora communities in New York and Washington—have successfully set the stage for the inaugural UWI Global Giving Week.  

The UWI Mourns Passing of Former Professor George Nicholson

The UWI community is saddened at the passing of one of its stalwarts of the Faculty of Medical Sciences at The UWI Cave Hill Campus, Professor George Nicholson.

Changing the Trajectory of the Caribbean - Trinidad & Tobago’s Prime Minister visits The UWI Regional Headquarters

The Honourable Dr Keith Rowley, Prime Minister of Trinidad & Tobago describes The UWI as “The star in the crown of Caribbean nations that has kept the dream of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) alive.” Dr Rowley, a graduate of UWI Mona, was speaking at a ceremony at the campus on July 20, 2016, where he was inducted into Prime Minister’s Park.  The park honours UWI graduates who are or have been heads of government. He reminded the gathering, “It is the responsibility of all of us who have had the privilege of studying at The UWI, to ensure it continues to serve generations to come.”

The Honourable Dr Keith Rowley to Give Live Address at UWI in Jamaica

Prime Minister of the Republic of Trinidad & Tobago, The Honourable Dr Keith Rowley will address a town hall meeting at The University of the West Indies (The UWI) Regional Headquarters, Mona, Jamaica on Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at 2:30 p.m. (Jamaica time). The address is scheduled among a number of other activities surrounding Dr Rowley’s first official visit to Jamaica as Prime Minister.  

Tackling the world’s pressing challenges - The UWI hosts a conversation with the Commonwealth Secretary-General

The Commonwealth Secretary-General, Rt. Hon. Patricia Scotland, QC, invites Caribbean youth to tackle some of the world's most pressing challenges as The University of the West Indies hosts a Town Hall meeting at its Regional Headquarters, Mona, Jamaica on Friday 8 July, 2016. The special event which begins at 4:00 pm (Jamaica time), will also be livestreamed via http://live.mona.uwi.edu.


The University of the West Indies (UWI) is pleased to announce the promotion of Dr. Mona Webber, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Life Sciences, Faculty of Science and Technology at Mona to the rank of Professor with effect from January 21, 2016.


The University of the West Indies (UWI) is pleased to announce the promotion of Dr. Lou Anne Barclay, Senior Lecturer and Academic Director of the DBA Programme, Mona School of Business and Management, Faculty of Social Sciences at Mona to the rank of Professor in International Business with effect from January 21, 2016.

Professor Barclay holds a Bachelor of Science Degree (1984) and the Master of Science Degree Economics (1990) from The UWI, St. Augustine as well as a Doctor of Philosophy in International Business (1998) from Warwick Business School, The University of Warwick, United Kingdom. 

Oxford’s First Female Vice-Chancellor to Receive UWI Honorary Degree

The University of the West Indies (The UWI) is pleased to announce that an honorary doctor of laws degree will be conferred on the University of Oxford’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor Louise Richardson. The conferral will take place at a special convocation in the Assembly Hall at The UWI’s Mona Campus in Jamaica on 10 June, 2016, beginning at 5:00 p.m. (EST).

The decision of the conferral was confirmed at The UWI’s University Council Meeting on 29 April, 2016 Honorary degrees are awarded to persons of eminence in the Arts, Sciences or some other field of intellectual endeavour or made outstanding regional or international contributions in areas served by the University or otherwise. 

Professor Renn Holness to receive Neurosurgery Lifetime Achievement Award

UWI, Mona graduate and recipient of the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science (DSc) from The UWI, Professor Renn Holness, has been selected by the Canadian Neurosurgical Society (CNSS) to receive The Charles Drake Medal, its Lifetime Achievement Award, in recognition of his outstanding career and significant contribution to Neurosurgery. 

Professor Holness will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Annual Congress of the Canadian Neurological Sciences Federation Congress in Quebec City, June 21 – 24, 2016. The President of the CNSS, Ian Fleetwood, in communicating this signal honour to him referred to Holness’ many leadership roles in Canadian Neurosurgery.

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