Posted: May 27, 2016
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.
Posted: May 13, 2016
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.
Posted: May 11, 2016
Cconstruction of the Caribbean’s first Net Zero Energy Building (NZEB) is to commence shortly at The University of the West Indies (UWI).
Ground was broken yesterday (May 10) for the approximately J$61.48 million (US$500,000) project, which will be situated along Gibraltar Way on the Mona campus. It is intended to serve as a prototype for the construction of similar structures in the region.
The project is being implemented by UWI’s Institute for Sustainable Development, with technical assistance from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and funding from the Global Environment Facility.
Posted: April 21, 2016
Week of conference activities, Mona campus, June 27th to July 1st, 2016
The first cohort of geography undergraduates entered UWI Mona in October 1965, and the Department of Geography & Geology and the Jamaican Geographical Society are celebrating this milestone with a week of activities. Alumni from Jamaica, the wider Caribbean region, and elsewhere are invited to join former lecturers, current staff and students to celebrate geography's special contribution to the regional nature of our University and to the professional development of its Caribbean alumni. The week will provide an opportunity for reunion for many classes and associates of the Department as well as networking.
Posted: April 18, 2016
The Agricultural and Food Chemistry Division (AGFD) of the American Chemical Society (ACS) hosted a unique student competition: “Communicating Chemistry: Caribbean Cuisine (C4),” at the 251st ACS National Meeting & Exposition in San Diego, CA; where a team comprising four students from The University of the West Indies Mona Campus placed first. Participating students from the Department of Chemistry were Rajeve Brooks, Nadine Whyte, Mario Christie and Shorna Smith.
MSBM wins award for "Best Disaster Risk Management new academic offering " at International Disaster Risk Management in Business Education Workshop
Posted: April 11, 2016
Mona School of Business and Management (MSBM) won the award for the best whitepaper featuring disaster risk management as a new academic offering at a workshop held at the Shulich Business School, York University in Toronto Canada, March 23-24, 2016. . MSBM's submission titled: "Mainstreaming Disaster Risk Management (DRM) in Management Education” was co-authored by Dr Indianna Minto-Coy and Dr Lila Rao-Graham. The paper will be published as part of the proceedings from the event as well as a book chapter in a forthcoming publication from Emerald Publishing.
Posted: April 08, 2016
Increasing global economic challenges are not only impacting businesses, but non-profit institutions alike. Wading these challenges means that higher education institutions in the non-profit sector must seek new fundraising strategies. On Friday April 8, 2016, the Vice-Chancellor of The University of the West Indies, Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, will launch the first UWI Global Giving Week at The University’s Regional Headquarters in Mona, Jamaica. Other launches will follow at the other physical campuses in Cave Hill, Barbados, and St Augustine, Trinidad.
Posted: April 06, 2016
A team of Level 2 electronics engineers, electronics and computer science students from the Faculty of Science & Technology at The UWI, Mona placed 3rd in the IEEE international Robotics competition held Saturday, April 2 in Virginia USA. They competed against 46 universities within southeast USA.
Team members were: Yekini Wallen-Bryan – team captain; Paulo Williams, Richard Harris, Aisha Robinson, Khalid Sharpe, Sean McBean, Jason Brown, Locksley Murray, Kriston Kong and Dane Miller. Mr. Lindon Falconer was the Lecturer/team advisor.
Posted: April 03, 2016
The University of the West Indies (The UWI) is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms Lisa Cummins to the post of Executive Director of The UWI Consulting Company (UWIC) effective March 1, 2016.
Posted: April 01, 2016
The Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), His Excellency Yukiya Amano will make an official visit to Jamaica on Monday, April 4, 2016. As part of the visit, Mr. Amano will be a special guest on The UWI, Mona Campus where he will tour the International Centre for Environmental and Nuclear Sciences (ICENS) meet with students who are pursuing the Medical Physics degree programme offered by the Department of Physics, and pay a courtesy call on Mona Campus Principal, Prof Archibald McDonald.